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Seize presents................

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This month we are proud to welcome Andy Seize to the Temple with the introduction of his ‘War Games!’ print. Mr Seize has been the perpetrator of some of the most colourful and imaginative graff’ pieces seen on Londons walls over 20 years. Fresh off the back of the excellent ‘Size Matters’ solo show, Andy has given Mickey a ticket to ride his hotrod though a chemical splattered, missile toting wonderland of star spangled chaos! As ever, in stock and ready to ship.




So rewind to summer - Bash St Studios over East London to be exact and Andys major solo show explodes on to a white wall space with a mix of canvas and glass mounted action - 'Size Matters' had a great feeling of true street art evolved to canvas, only an overly creative mind with extensive spray-can-ology can come up with these layered gems - these pics were too fresh not to see the light of day - so have a peep and check out the burner on the outside wall.........siiiiiiick!











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Conor Harrington - Headless Heroes

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Conor Harringtons latest solo show titled "Headless Heroes" at the Lazarides Rathbone gallery has just come to a close today - I have pasted up a few images I shot at the gallery just to show some of the hightlights in case you missed it. Lazarides has his book in stock for £25 called Weekend Warriors which is well worth the cash as it shows him at work, and this guy is one messy worked, but you have to agree the results of the piles of paint and spray cans are more than worth the mess.





CODEFC - Alexandra Palace

CODEFC..........quick stencil hit

CODEFC - Portobello

Jeff Soto @ Stolen Space

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Jeff Soto has a lil show down at Stolen Space running until 6th June - pop down its pretty awesome.....





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Fresh in this month we have a handful of unsigned but numbered prints from Mode2 - these are from the POW stable and are ready to ship at £100 each including p+p to the UK

update

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This weeks update comes in the form of Passage to India II at Frank Cohens Initial Access gallery. Full review to follow in the next edition of +1 Magazine


Paul Insect - Posion

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Paul Insect is a bit of a mystery to me, impossible to put in a pigeon hole, his art outshines many artists who focus on one genre, his stencil work is up there with the best, his fine art prints cover all ends of the spectrum from the most brutally simple of images to some of the most intricate detail I have seen. On top of that he crafts skulls, tables, bullion, you name it to get his ideas across. Cant help but respect not only his body of work, but alsohis unique "anything goes" style and sense of humour.

JR 28millimetres Women

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My new favourite photographer, JR does things different and on a HUGE scale. This show centred around his travels and ability to embed himself in to communities very differnt from his native french soil. Whether it be rural Africa of the favelas of Rio, JR extracts the most human, most true images of life there. Truly Jaw dropping, im glad Steve Lazarides took him in to his stable of Outsiders, his platform since has expanded from huge pastings on the side of the Tate Modern to panorics wrapping around central New Yorks streets.

War Paint @ The Lazarides Gallery

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War Paint was a very unusual show, I didnt realise how much of Robert Del Naja's work I really loved. Del Naja is best known as 3D from Massive Attack who are without doubt one of the most ground breaking and influetial music collectives of the last two decades. His artwork will be familiar to fans of Unkle as he has contributed alongside Futura to their album art and inlays for that last few years, check out it out.

Made For Skate

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This was a another Brick Lane classic - Nike footed the bill and the Made for Skate crew from Germany came through with a history lesson on the evolution of the skate shoe with scores of examples. The show wasbacked up with a fantastic montage of artwork and photoagrphy by UK based Blueprint Skateboards, click the pic for full article, they have recently had a book published showing exambles of all the old adverts and shoes, its actually quite epic in the flesh, check out Foyles, they have it instock for £25..................

Shepard Fairey - Nineteeneightyfouria

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After visiting Shepard Faireys immensly influential art show on Brick Lane in 2007 I was inspired to start collecting his art, and from there writing up reviews of art shows I loved too, this was the first article I wrote, click the image for a better view of the article hosted on the mighty www.caughtinthecrossfire.com website.......