Before the “Beast from the East” hit the UK, I headed up to London to catch the last day of Dan Witz’s Mosh Pit Paintings at The Stolen Space Gallery. I was so impressed with the full throttle energy he conveys in his works. The scenes looked so regal in the medium of oil paint yet so atmospheric that they instantly took me to the pit of my favourite gigs.
Big shout out to The Stolen Space Gallery for continuing to showcase artwork from talented artists from the street art and urban art scene. It’s one of the few galleries in London where I feel that subculture is represented and given a platform. I saw one of my favourite artists, Jouram Roukes, at the gallery many moons ago and always keep an eye out on social media for other new artists the gallery represents or upcoming exhibitions.
After the exhibitions and thirsty for more art, I wandered around Brick Lane to take in some of the murals that this area is famous for. It’s a changing canvas so it’s likely that something you saw last month won’t be there in a few weeks time and that’s what I love about the postcode; a rapid array of free art. But some pieces by, should we say, more well-known street artists, have stuck around for longer, probably because the locale wants to attract more tourists to the area using these big names.
With camera in tow, I took a few shots from the main street that leads down to the Truman Brewery. Another landmark close to my heart as it’s where I exhibited for my degree show – something else that feels like a lifetime ago!
Have you been to any art exhibitions lately? Any you would recommend?