18 JUNE 2010 — 11 JULY 2010
While the show is on we are holding CLASSES & WORKSHOPS with REQ...in Life drawing, Spraypainting and Mono printing.
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We are pleased to announce Req's second solo show here at Ink-d Gallery.
Req is an artist and musician whose roots are very much embedded in the early eighties graffiti and hip hop scene. Throughout Req’s long and varied career, the spraycan has never left his side and he has become a master of ‘painting’ with an aerosol.
As an artist Req has worked alongside letterist SheOne, stage painting at Fat Boy Slim concerts, designing record sleeves for Mo Wax and painting billboards for Swifty’s Fosters Ice Street Art Jam.
Brighton residents know Req’s work best from seeing it on the streets. His famous mural on the back of Infinity Foods and his portraits of John Peel and George Best on the side of the Albert Pub (next to Banksy’s Kissing Coppers) and local landmarks.
Musically, Req has had several record releases on Skint Records and Warp Records, produced albums for fellow painter and rapper Kid Acne and played some gigs in France with Steve Arguelles and Benoit Delbecq’s band Ambitronix.
Along the way, Req noticed how spraypaint was a perfect medium for representing skin tones and his preference of the Pre-Raphalite ideals, as opposed to those of Modernism, led him to choose the female form as a reference for his work.
His show at Ink_d Gallery entitled ‘Spraypaint Realism’ shows how Req has successfully married two forms of art that aren’t usually seen together – the traditional subject matter of the female nude with a medium only associated with Graffiti – the spraycan. In mixing together the two he has created something truly unique and beautiful.
Alongside his ‘spray paintings’ there will be also be on show monoprints and pastel drawings.
UPSTAIRS @ Ink_d - RYCA
Ryca is best known for his colourful and humerous pop inspired silkscreen prints but for his first show at Ink_d expect to see all original work.
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Lidia de Pedro 30 July - 22 August
Maria Rivans (Upstairs gallery) 30 July - 22 August
CCA Galleries 'Mend a Broken Heart' exhibition 10 Sept to 3 Oct
Dan Baldwin 'Works on Paper' 22 Oct to 14 nov
Xmas Group show 2 Dec to 24 Dec
Matt Sewell (UPSTAIRS) 2 Dec to 24 Dec
Please note we are not open at the weekend when there is no show on.