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Street art evening with Remi Rough, Kid Acne and Matt Smooth in association with #ScratchEXPO17
This masterclass will offer a rare insight into street art, a hugely developing artform that's becoming a mainstay in popular culture, with two of the scene's most influential artists. Matt Smooth, curator of street art exhibition #ScratchEXPO17, hosts this evening of films, talks, Q&A and live graffiti demonstration with artists Remi Rough and Kid Acne.
Remi Rough has been breaking boundaries with the aid of a spray can and a paintbrush for over 26 years. His art moved from the south London streets to the galleries with his debut show in 1989 and has since gone on to exhibit internationally throughout London, Paris, Tokyo, LA, Miami, Hong Kong and beyond. Transcending the traditional and somewhat idealised vision of a graffiti writer, his work has pushed the boundaries as he continues to embrace this constantly evolving art form. His work has also appeared in the publications Graffiti World, Abstract Graffiti and Untitled III and was featured in the award winning film ‘Ghost Village Project’. Remi was invited to speak at the sell-out Tate Modern 'Street Art Exhibition' in 2008 and published his first book 'Lost Colours and Alibis' in 2009.
Kid Acne Kid Acne is an artist, illustrator and hip-hop musician. He was born in Lilongwe, Malawi in 1978 and currently lives and works in Sheffield. He spent his formative years painting graffiti, creating fanzines and making limited run records on his own Invisible Spies imprint. Nowadays, his artwork can been seen throughout the world - both inside and outside of galleries. His signature style has adorned products for leading brands such as Prada, Kenzo, Elle, Kid Robot, Brompton and Warp Records, while the man himself continues to paint epic slogans in sub-zero temperatures. And he still has acne.
Matt Smooth founded Scratch with production partner Rob Mac in 1996 - Scratch started back in Kings Cross as a hip hop inspired live production company encompassing the global dynamics of b-boy culture. Scratch has travelled through London, Edinburgh, Gothenburg, US, Australia, India & beyond. Scratch made it’s name in fusing events that highlighted art in equal headline to music - featuring often first time UK shows for international artists alongside emerging British talent. Matt Smooth continues to work in music and creative event production and is the curator behind the #ScratchEXPO17 show.
In association with #ScratchEXPO17, at Londonewcastle Project Space - 28 Redchurch St, Shoreditch E2 7DP until Sunday 16th Dec. See http://www.facebook.com/scratchsince1996
Dates: Tuesday 11 December 2012
Location: Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch St, Shoreditch, London E2 7DP
Price: £15 (includes VAT and booking fees)
Maximum class size: 50
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