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VIA BRICKLANE
12 December 2008 - 5 January 2009

Preview opening: Thursday 11 December, 6-9pm

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The Brick Lane Gallery is proud to present “Via Brick Lane”, an exhibition showcasing works by a selection of Italian Street Artists, reunited for the first time by the Brick Lane Gallery in London. The exhibition will showcase nine of the most established Italian artists, some of which are represented in major collections worldwide and have a regular presence in international exhibitions and biennales. Inspired by various art-historical movements as well as cultural references, these artists bridge the gap with the previous generation of Street Artists by developing new and innovative techniques of production and creation.
Continuing an affinity with the traditions of graffiti and stencils, the works are also intricately linked to the urban environment which the artists use to present subtle critical comments of today’s society. Their aim is to create a guerilla-based freedom of expression which can compete with the market forces and their commercial visual impressions. Using the city’s landscape, content and design as a source of inspiration to create a new global language, they attempt to make their works as visible as possible in our current jungle of endless signs, logos and commercial advertising.Artists include: 108 from Alessandria, El Gato Chimney, Orticanoodles, Ozmo, Pho, Santy and Termine Growth from Milan, Lucamaleonte and the Sten/Lex duo from Rome.108
One of the first writers in Europe to use numbers instead of letters for his name, 108 is better known for his enigmatic blob-like shapes of the experimental period, which intend to create visual chaos within specific surroundings.

ELGATO
In the world of El Gato Chimney, influences from the “steampunk” genre are represented through the creation of unusual subjects such as peculiar animals or bizarre characters powered by steam and mechanical parts positioned in front of surrealistically-styled background. Clues into his extensive personal language can also be found through his use of symbols, signs and wordings.Lucamaleonte
Lucamaleonte developed a personal objective style through the use of complex multi-layered stencils which enabled him, thanks to the precision of detail, to create photo-realistic works. Through this innovative stencilling technique, Lucamaleonte reproduces the reality around us with cheap materials such as spray cans, cardboards and scissors.

Orticanoodles
Orticanoodles’ works are based on symbols and graphical representations. Inspired by sacred art and Byzantine icons, he has recently started to use the figure of Jesus which, for him, is an iconic testimonial which will help him spread his propaganda material. Wishing to express the desire to be free, Orticanoodles however believes that in reality one is never free but forced to conduct a life dictated by the rules of respectability and moral common.

OZMO
Classically trained, Ozmo graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. His projects include public installations as well as a documentary and conceptual use of images, often found in the media, which he combines with art-historical iconography taken from in wall-paintings and large-scale wall drawings. PHO
Having mastered the technique and behavior of materials through his “traditional” studies at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Marco Grassi (aka Pho) has developed a strong interest in heterogeneous materials. His most recent series of “Bancali” (pallets) originates from recycling materials intended for packing and transporting goods, abandoned in warehouses and in urban building sites; these materials, once assembled and displayed vertically, resemble fences and other urban surfaces.

SANTY
Drawing his inspiration from typical Italian stereotypes/classifications, Santy depicts suggestive impressions which are sourced from folk-culture and tinged with fabled and often grotesque nuances. His works feature an experimental and yet traditional approach to his technique of production and serve as a reflection on cultural and spiritual concepts from various fields such as philosophy, religion and anthropology.STEN/LEX
They were notorious outlaws, robbers, and criminals who traveled the Italy during the Berlusconi government. Their exploits were known nationwide. They captured the attention of the Italian press and its readership during what is sometimes referred to as the "public enemy era" between 2001 and 2008. Although this couple and their gang were notorious for their bank robberies, Lex, who preferred to rob small stores or gas stations, was believed to have killed, or been a party to killing, at least nine police officers, among several other murders.

TERMINE GROWTH
Our scientist are used to work in proper underground laboratories. They take objects from the past (like II World War bullets) and they fill them with life, starting from primitive plant cells, trying to give them a new life after their death, a death occurred following years of intense usage. These new instruments are ready for moving outside the growing up cells in a urban environment which becomes, day after day, more sterile.
Curated by Federico Fabbri & Brice Pericart.

 


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EXHIBITION SHOTS
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VIA BRICKLANE

12 December 2008 - 5 January 2009

 

VIA BRICKLANE OZMO

VIA BRICKLANE OZMO

 

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles
VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (13)

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (13)

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (12)

 

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (13)
VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (11)

 

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (13)
VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (10)

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (13)
VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (9)

 

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (13)
VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (8)

 

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (13)
VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (7)

 

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (6)
VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (6)

 

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (5)
VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (5)

 

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (5)
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VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (4)
VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (5)

 

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (4)
VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (4)

VIA-BRICKLANE-Orticanoodles (3)

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STEN-AND-LEX

 

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PHO
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Lucamaleonte
Lucamaleonte - CANS FESTIVAL QUE - STENCIL

 

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Lucamaleonte
Lucamaleonte - ITALY

 

 

ORTICNOODLES

ORTICNOODLES

 

ORTICNOODLES

 

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