Last Wednesday we've had a great pleasure to host a private view of Remi Rough's most recent exhibition 'Home'. The show is his first exhibition in London since 2009 and the great attendance proved that he has been missed in the capital! Everybody was impressed with Remi's latest body of works and had an amazing time.
This collection of complex works on wood, handmade paper and canvas invites you to share the artist’s world of London as Home. ‘Home’ plays with themes such as balance and imbalance, tension and geometric calculations - referencing Russian Constructionists such as Theo van Doesburg and Kazimir Malevich. In the window hangs a large intricate geometric composition on found wood that has been varnished in gloss. We see two pieces on wood in total, one in the window and one smaller version named after a Russian Sniper Rifle.
The show sees eighteen pieces on the left wall made with ink, spray paint and graphite - all on organic hand made paper. At the back of the gallery as well as at the front we have two works on canvas that has both developed whilst inspiration has struck during work on the larger series on paper. Two works over two weeks, called incision 1 and 2 are ‘cut outs’ throwing shadows on each other in a flood of light.
On the wall to the right we have a collection of fourteen smaller pieces again on organic hand made paper. These are marginal sketches towards bigger pictures and are the closest we get to Remis heritage of Graffiti Writing. Standing in the middle of the room your eyes will undoubtedly rest on Remis signature pink running through the gallery walls like a thrill of danger, landing elegantly at home in a massive wall installation at the back of the gallery.
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A new exhibition by Remi Rough
8th October - 3rd November 2015
Home alludes to London itself. Remi Rough was born in South East London in 1971 and has lived and worked in the city ever since. He is a leading figure within the new movement of urban modernist painters (Graffuturists / Graffuturism) - Remi has adopted the theories and practices of the modern masters that preceded him.
This new body of work explores the relationship of balance, tension and colour with geometric theory. The many formative years spent as a young practitioner of ‘graffiti style writing' have referenced these forward thinking abstractions. The letterforms and wild styles have progressed into a mature language of ‘Suprematism’.
The works are precisely designed geometric compositions that contrast heavily with their organic surfaces such as hand made papers or wood assemblages. They have more in common with the Russian constructivists of the 19th Century as they do the graffiti writers of the 20th Century. The paintings are concerned with mathematical questions of shape, size, relative position of figures and forms, which is fundamental in current human obsession with practical science.
"Remi Rough continues to challenge the boundaries of contemporary painting as he traverses between the collected history of art and todays urban lexicon. Thematically he continues to explore associations between Suprematism concepts, Abstract Expressionism and Graffiti art, which in practice and theory they become ever present. This amalgamation yields a new type of modernist painting, one that reflects his passion for the aforementioned but also his desire re-imagine it all for todays world."- Carlos Mare
Renowned for their work promoting contemporary print art in the UK, London based gallery Scream Editions will be bringing a curated selection of limited edition prints from 15 leading artists to show and sell direct to the public in the cultural capital of Sweden for two weeks in September.
Visitors to the pop up will get the chance to experience current work from all featured artists with mixed and arresting perspectives on contemporary pop and urban art but with shared approaches to print making. All prints will be available to buy directly from the show and give a unique opportunity for Stockholm art enthusiasts to discover new artists and the excitement of purchasing print editions, either as a serious art collector or an accessible way to own art at home.
The location in the heart of Östermalm has been selected to compliment the accessibility of the print format with a central location that favours retail shoppers and culture seekers alike with the Museum of Modern Art and Photographers gallery as close as the shopping stretch of Norrmalmstorg & Biblioteksgatan. Furthermore, all prints will be packaged within minutes of purchase to create a true ready-to-go art experience
Private View: Thursday 24th Sept 2015, 6pm – 8.30pm
Opening to the public: Sept 25th – Oct 3rd 2015
114 51 Stockholm, Sweden
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th September for the Private View.
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Click the links below for more information on each artist and examples of their work.
Summer time makes us think only about sunny beaches and fruity cocktails, but at Scream, we stay focused!
Especially for those who are enjoying their summer in the city, we have opened a fresh and vibrant Summer Exhibition featuring two new exciting artists - Cassandra Yap and Joseph Vass. Both artists have joined the Scream family very recently and we're excited to introduce them to you.
Rosha Nutt has opened this summer season with four beautiful pop art editions. Have a look a them on our website!
We're also happy to showcase two unique pieces of David Wightman - Coraline IV and Celestine. Come and see them live in the gallery! Here you can find a little preview of the artworks.
Come and visit us at the gallery and have a look at our beautiful summer editions.
Originally from Singapore, Cassandra Yap is an artist and art director based in London.
Her work often explores the juxtaposition between dark and beautiful subjects to create the surreal. Fuelled by her love of pin ups, the female form and an unhealthy obsession with vintage erotica, her photomontage halftone style images are dark, bold and humorous with a kinky edge.
Joseph Vass is a silkscreen artist living and working in London. His work fuses typographic elements together with idealistic imagery, inviting the viewer to take a smooth ride through a utopian haze, set in various scenes . A brush and ink fanatic, Joseph spends hours meticulously sketching on his light box before creating larger than life, colourful pieces that are then silkscreened or used commercially in print, web or advertising.
Collagism and Shuby return to London’s West End on Thursday 11th June 2015 for a joint exhibition of their latest works at Scream on Eastcastle Street.
Collagism (aka Holly-Anne Buck) and Shuby met whilst exhibiting in a group show in London's East End. Both artists were captured by each others work and the parallel that they both use bananas as a motif running through their work. They instantly hit it off, and after their meeting decided that on Holly-Anne’s return to homeland Australia they would embark on a long distance collage collaboration.
This developed into a series of colourful, multimedia pop-art works, shared across the seas between two artists, with no specific boundaries on materials or subject. Each artist would work on a piece themselves up until a point and then post the artwork across the world to the other who would then continue working on the same piece. They became excited by the surprise results of each other’s influence on the collaborative works and a relationship of two strong female artists was born.
Join us for David Shillinglaw's solo exhibition You Are Here, showcasing brand new paintings and installations. You Are Here is a new body of work by a young energetic artist – ranging from large painted canvas, works on paper, wooden assemblages and installation. This body of work pulls together the last 10 years of David Shillinglaw’s practice – combining elements from his work on the street and in the gallery – but also remixing his own personal history – which propels his work into a fresh visual territory. ie David is stepping up his game.