‘Ryan and I share the same fascinations, iconicisms and reference points. We've probably slept with the same women.....’ – Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim)
In 8 Forever, Ryan Callanan aka RYCA will unveil two new bodies of work across two galleries in two cities - ink_d gallery, Brighton and Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London.
The works in both spaces are inspired by the artist’s formative influences at age eight, and overflow with references from his childhood in the Eighties. Recurring throughout the work are images and actual examples of the toys collected by the artist at eight years old. Callanan remains a self-styled ‘adult toy collector’ a passion that began when his uncle handed down his Star Wars toy collection in 1989. Today, the artist’s toy collection fills his home and studio and consists of hundreds of pieces. The body of work in 8 Forever also heavy references rave culture (smiley faces, ravers and drug references) a scene that Callanan’s Father was heavily involved in when the artist was eight.
At Ink_d gallery, Ryan's work takes on a different, never-before-seen form; with the space filled with works created by a brand new technique which the artist calls Pressure Painting. Here, iconic characters from the artist’s toy collection including He-Man; Darth Vader and the Mutant Ninja Turtles are placed under extreme pressure and moulded with clear granular plastic to create fused distortions of themselves.
Meanwhile in London, at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery, large scale pieces of intricately crafted 3-dimensional glassworks display the artists extraordinary skill within the medium, honed over 15 years as an industrial sign-maker. In fact, examples of Callanan’s work on pub signs surround the Soho gallery on all sides; to the west at The Tottenham on Tottenham Court Rd and to the south at The Cambridge on Cambridge Circus.
For the artist’s considerable fan-base which notably includes Norman Cook, Russell Brand and Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian these two bodies of work will be unmissable; with trips to both galleries a necessity.
Our private view will take place on Friday 10th October from 6.30-8.30pm. To attend please RSVP to email@example.com.
ORIGINS is a solo show by Carne Griffiths, This much anticipated exhibition follows the success of his previous show at the gallery in 2012.
This time Griffiths presents a new body of work which are meditations on the subject of 'Origins' questioning whether we trace back to a single source, or if each of us carry a small amount of information passed from generation to generation. Is there a thread that links us all together, a common consciousness?
The series of mixed media portraits celebrates our individuality and fascination with embellishment. Images reference tribal culture, and natural forms merging with digital structures. Griffiths' is fascinated with surrealist practices and uses techniques such as automatic drawing and éclaboussure to mark the start of a piece. Using Calligraphy inks, tea, alcohol, raw pigment and embroidery thread, (drawing on Griffiths' background as an embroidery designer) there is a balance of spontaneous and very deliberate marks combining to form each piece.
The exhibition will consist of original works on paper, limited edition prints and curiosity pieces. A number of the works will incorporate hand embroidery.
During the show there will be a raffle to win an original commission by the artist. The winning ticket will be selected at the end of the show. Please contact the gallery for more details.
For our new show we will be introducing a couple of new faces to our stable of artists and celebrating the arrival of summer with a gallery crammed full of wonderful, original and collectable art.
‘A Slice of Summer’ will feature new, exclusive and rare pieces from our regulars but we are also thrilled to be welcoming two super talented ladies into our stable of artists; Bonnie and Clyde (colourful and graphic screenprints and mixed media collages) and Lez (epic, 3 dimensional pop icons).
TALKS & WORKSHOPS
During August we will be launching an exciting program of artist-led workshops and talks that we hope will become a regular feature of the gallery from now on.
• Perfect your spraypainting with REQ or practice life drawing using cosmetic as a medium
• Join Jon Burgerman while he doodles live from his kitchen in New York
• Get subversive with ceramicist Carrie Reichardt
• Practice tagging with a homemade saltwater pen with PETRO
Please email our new workshop director Romy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like dates, times and prices, and get regular updates about future events.
ink_d gallery announces PUSHING PAINT, a show featuring a select group of established and up-and-coming artists chosen to represent contemporary ‘painting’.
PUSHING PAINT will showcase a set of artists using oil on canvas in a variety of different ways. From washes that have dried on the day, to canvases so thick with paint they have taken a year to dry. There will be a variety of both subject matter and style and the list below includes artists that have been working with ink_d since the gallery opened, right through to artists showing for the first time. Several of these artists are receiving much acclaim at the moment.
There will be work from well known current ink_d artists:
, Garry Smith
and talented new comers to ink_d:
Snapshot is about the next generation of street artists. Featuring a selection of the best of the new style of street artists finding their way onto the scene. Art so fresh the paint’s still wet!
The street art scene has recently seen a group of new like-minded artists that share a strong illustrative influence and come away from the traditional throw-ups and wild style. These artists are really pushing the boundaries of street or urban art as we know it. Our show aims to be a ‘snapshot’ of these artist's latest works.
Leading artists – Mr Zero, Fatheat, SNUB23 and Inkfetish
Also featuring; Pinky, Ashab, Cb1mag1, My Dog Sighs, Dep, Irony, Snik, Mishfit, plus some serious superstars TBA.
Mr Zero and Fatheat and being flown in to join, SNUB and Inkfetish to paint some prominent walls in Brighton just before the show opens on Friday 2nd May to coincide with the exhibition.
There will also be some live painting events at the gallery and around town and some guest artists dropping in work while the show is up and running so there will always be something new to be seen on our walls.
Work in the show
There will be a mix of canvas, sketches and prints, plus some work in 3D.
There will also be an exclusive set of prints released from Mr Zero, Fatheat, SNUB23 and Inkfetish consisting of digital/giclee prints with screen-printing, in a low edition. We hope to use a selection of these in a free art-drop around Brighton to promote both the show and the artists. We will also have a box set of the final prints on offer during the show.
All the artists' work will be available online via our website and direct from the gallery.
SNUB has kindly helped with some of the curation of the show. He has been responsible for finding some of the great local walls to paint and secured sponsorship from Kobra (paint), Dark Star Brewery (drink) and Skylift (cherrypickers).
Inkd are also proud sponsors of Urban Art Fest; a world of Street Art LIVE at Circus Street in Brighton on 31st of May. Several of the biggest names in UK Street, Urban and Contemporary art will be creating artwork live on location, including RYCA, Pure Evil, Zeus, Copyright, SNUB, Req and Hutch. As well as live painting and stencilling, the massive industrial location will offer live urban music and dance performances, food vendors and the chance to meet your favourite artists.
'Signs of Light' brings together a dazzling collection of artists working in neon and light.
We are showing work by Andy Doig, Carne Griffiths, Dan Baldwin, Tina Keane, Grande Dame, Magnus Gjoen and others.
Drum roll and fanfare please for our first show of 2014! This new year we are ringing in the changes with a new look gallery and a ton of fresh work.
we would also like to introduce to our stable of artists the much sought after John Simpson and a welcome back to Pure Evil.
it will also be a chance to see some of the stunning work we had at the London Art Fair like the epic Miss Bugs 'Night, Night Sleep Tight' (made up of thousands of pharmaceutical capsules set in resin), Carne Griffiths 'Persephone' (his largest and most most striking drawing yet), and mosaics from our favourite anarchist ceramicist Carrie Reichardt.
There is also new work from Paul Scott, Matt Smith, Jake Wood-Evans and Req.
ink_d will be at the London Art Fair again at the Business Design Centre in Islington from 14 - 19 January 2014 on stand G12.
this year we are proud to be taking Carrie Reichardt, Carne Griffiths, Paul Scott, James Cauty, Ryan Callanan, Ian Hodgson, Miss Bugs, Matt Smith, Copyright, David Ross, Pure Evil, Tom French and Magnus Gjoen.
Our January sale starts in the gallery on the 13th with loads of special offers;
10% off EVERYTHING not already marked down
20% off ready made and custom made frames
up to 50% off selected limited edition prints and books
Popping into the gallery or visiting our new website this season will be a must. We have asked our artists to produce work for the xmas period. We have a exellent selection of luxury stocking fillers and incredible original work for you. We have rehung both the galleries floors and we are truly rammed to the rafters.
We hope to see you over the festive period, but for those online make sure you order before we send out the last post!
18 OCTOBER — 17 NOVEMBER 2013
For the first solo show in his new home town of Brighton, Eelus has decided to step away from the child friendly, rainbow like images he's had so much success with over the last couple of years and return to his darker roots. Horrorshow will feature a brand new body of work made from hand-cut paper that focuses entirely on his number one love of horror imagery from the silver-screen, pulp comics and classic literature. The show is also timed perfectly for Halloween and so horror fancy dress is encouraged and there may be a little gruesome gift for all those who make the effort!
In 2003 James Cauty published the highly controversial first series of Stamps of Mass Destruction in response to the Iraq War.
10 years on Ink_d are honoured to be holding a mini show to celebrate the publication of the '10 Year Legacy Editions'.
Available as real stamps, prints, gold leafed screen prints and reverse engineered collage, Inkd-d will also have some special AP's of already sold out artworks.
From making a special limited edition sick bag for Virgin Airways to creating New Era snap backs and Nike trainers, Jon Burgerman has been one of the most prolific and recognisable artists of popular culture, his unique pieces being collected worldwide. The Birmingham born urban artist, designer, illustrator and entrepreneur has exhibited alongside the likes of Damien Hirst and Vivienne Westwood and has works included within the permanent collection of the V&A; he now brings his trademark cartoonish, angst-ridden creations to ink_d gallery, Brighton.
Ink_d Gallery announces Word Up -a solo show of lyric and word based art by Ryan Callanan. Following on from the amazingly successful solo show with the artist in 2011, this much anticipated exhibition presents a whole new body of new and exclusive work.
Our current group show is celebrating the Summer, yes SUMMER! We are hoping that by filling the gallery with fresh beautiful artwork by all our best ink_d artists, we will inspire the sun to shine and warm up at least a little area of Brightonâ€™s North Laine if nothing else.
With the theme of nature as a backdrop, Maria converts the gallery into a fantastical jungle environment, complete with astro turf and tumbling flora and fauna, transporting us physically into her surreal worldÂ in which to explore her humorous and bizarre 3D collages. Mind your head!
Ian Hodgson is known for his skills with graphite on paper. For his show at ink_d Ian has produced a set of new work based on boundaries and territories. Stunning large framed originals, smaller works on board and the release of his first ever limited edition print which he debuts exclusively with ink_d for the show.
We have an exciting group show with a set of great new work for you from several new faces to the gallery.
We have an exciting post-London Art Fair ink_d Group show for you now and some fantastic new work in the gallery.
London Art Fair 2013 takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, N1 from 16-20 January.
The Fair features over 100 galleries presenting the great names of 20th century Modern British art and exceptional contemporary work and ink_d will be there on stand G12.
The gallery will be open as usual with a group show.
We have an exciting Christmas Group show for you and some great new work in plus a new face to the gallery.
Ink_d Gallery announce their long awaited and much anticipated show 'Occupational Hazard' with Stanley Donwood from 2 November to 2 December.
Following on from the hugely successful exhibition with Donwood in 2009, we welcome back the enigmatic artist most famous for creating the artwork for Radioheadâ€™s album covers.
We have a group show and set of great new work for you plus a new face to the gallery.
ink_d gallery is proud to present a solo show with Carne Griffiths Fragments â€“ Drawings in Tea and Ink.
Ink_d welcome back one of the UKâ€™s leading tattoo artists, Alex Binnie. This time we celebrate the launch of his new book for which he has produced an extended and equally impressive collection of new prints.
New ink_d show with Al Murphy. We have a new set of prints for you plus some wonderful original pieces, which will have you pissing your pants.
Graham Carter brings you a world like no other. Me, Marionette is the long awaited solo show by Graham Carter.
The gallery will be transformed into a unique world with original artwork as well as exquisite new prints, and there will be something for everyone including the premiere of his much awaited debut animation.
Jake Wood Evans new solo show in Brighton. A large selection of original work. Oil on canvas plus drawings and a selection of print.
A solo show of work by our king of lighting, Andy Doig. Fairground crosses and neon stars, Raymond review bar stars, kiss me quick neon and the stunning 'Yes' and 'Silence'
Missum is one half of the artist collective Miss Bugs. This unique artistic partnership, founded in 2007, has produced a body of work that has achieved international acclaim and developed a passionate home-grown following.
James Cautyâ€™s A RIOT IN A JAM JAR is an ongoing series of sculptural and graphic works that seek to exploit and commemorate real and imagined riotous events.Exquisitely constructed and hand painted using traditional model making techniques, and then exhibited in jam jars.
Following on from the incredible success of the first â€˜Made in Brightonâ€™ in 2009, we are delighted to bring you â€˜Made in Brightonâ€¦2â€™.
RYCA is back at Ink_d for a major solo show of new work this summer, but this time sees the first exhibition of his work under the name Ryan Callanan, establishing the difference between his work as his alias â€˜RYCAâ€™ and Ryan.
Due to popular demand, Modern Toss returns to Ink_d for a ground breaking exhibition of innovative 'clothworks', including a bespoke tailored Swearing Jacket, some challenging tea towel designs and a selection of very collectible new prints.
UK renegade potter and leading anarchist Carrie Reichardt will be bringing an eccentric twist to all things British at Ink_d Gallery.
We have for you a wonderful start to the new year. 'New in, Old out' is a mixed show of new work and a selection of work that the artists themselves are putting into our sale.
This December we are bringing you an amazing selection of art from budget beaters to the truly deluxe, there should be something for even the hardest to please.
For the first time in his highly successful career, Dan Baldwin has created a show entirely devoted to work on paper.
The idea for the show came from a response by artist and gallery to produce a line of affordable originals and wanting to offer something attainable between limited edition prints and canvas.
Ink_d Gallery presents Breath of Life, a portfolio of fifteen limited edition silkscreen prints by a group of Britain's leading contemporary artists. These prints were published by CCA Galleries and are being sold in aid of the British heart Foundation's Mending Broken Hearts appeal.
Ink_d Gallery & Studio are excited to announce our much anticipated second solo show with Lidia de Pedro. The show called Recurring Obscenity includes all new work inspired by matters that in Lidiaâ€™s point of view are obscene or are related to her idea of obscenity.
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 Reqâ€™s long and varied career, the spraycan has never left his side and he has become a master of â€˜paintingâ€™ with an aerosol.
This year the gents from Modern Toss bring you an assorted family size bucket of art.
To titillate your arty taste buds there will be a new range of letterpress and silkscreen prints, a new comic and selection of vintage inspired cards (amongst other things)...
Ink_d Gallery goes all 3D for our next show and brings you a selection of British artists who work in traditional methods but with a subversive nature and walk the fine line between craft and fine art.
These artisans working in ceramics, glassware, mosaic, embroidery and fabrics are not just making beautiful handmade objects but also have something to say!
January and February will see the gallery explode in artwork. We are having a Artist Studio Clearout and have asked all our artists to have a purge of their studios and get us all those nice little bits and pieces that normally donâ€™t see the light of day.
For our current show at Ink_d Gallery we bring together two urban art heavyweights; Eine & Zeus.
Both are prolific street artists and innovators in typography and both have pushed the boundaries in a way that has redefined how we see graffiti as an art form.
Our next show at Ink_d explores the power of the portrait and the status it gives its subject through painting, print and drawings.
Featuring new work from Aimee Parrott, Foundry, MissBugs and Sten & Lex â€˜The Power of Portraitâ€™ will inspire questions of identity, biography, diversity and fame, which lie at the heart of portraiture and how the artist interprets their subject.
Our September show does exactly what its says on the tin....'Made in Brighton' is a celebration of the creativity and talent currently coming out of the city by the best of Brighton based artists.
Taking part in the show are James Cauty, Graham Carter, Modern Toss, Ben Allen, Hutch, Alex Binnie, Chris Kettle, Pinky, Andy Doig, Imbue, Screenprince , Maria Rivans, Mishfit, Sean Madden, REQ, Jim Saunders & T(error)ist.
Ink_d Gallery and Studio announce an exhibition of new paintings by one of todayâ€™s most talented and exciting figurative painters Zachary Walsh. For his show at Ink_d titled â€˜Greek Streetâ€™ Walsh has created a body of work using visual imagery from Greek Mythology to represent characters with which the artist has a relationship turning Gods, Goddesses, Nymphs and Monsters from myth into reality.
Ink_d Gallery and Studio proudly present young, vibrant artist Lidia de Pedroâ€™s first solo show. The show called The Best Man & Company includes all new work with engaging titles such as Flower Power, My Sweetie, The Blood Sucker, The Eating Machine and Give Me Poison Today I Want to Die.
Brighton's favourite cartoonists and ripe-language pioneers Modern Toss return to Ink_d for their second year at the Brighton Fringe Festival. Their latest exhibition will feature all new work including screenprints, letterpress prints, moving things built from string & wood and a 100 year calendar.
Inspired by the current economic climate the boys from the Toss have been hard at work developing a range of motivational pieces designed to restore national morale and boost consumer confidence.
Our next show is with the enigmatic, grammy winning artist Stanley Donwood.
The exhibition â€˜Printed Papersâ€™ will show a selection of Donwoodâ€™s best known limited edition prints from his artwork for Radiohead and Thom Yorke album covers to his more recent â€˜London Viewsâ€™ series of work.
Our February show â€œLife, Death and Other Colours In Betweenâ€ is from one of Brightonâ€™s best-loved artists, Ben Allen.
Working in a multitude of media and materials, Allen draws energy and inspiration from many pockets of life such as typography, Punk, skateboarding, life, death, the female form, Pop Art and from colourful places such as Rio and Mexico.
The Gallery and studio will be closed from the 24th of December to the beginning of February.
Fine artist Chris Kettle's latest show at Brighton's Ink_d gallery.
Brighton illustrative artist Graham Carter's November show at Ink_d art gallery and studio.
Peter Kennard and Cat Picton Phillipps show at Ink_d, called Iraq: a process of resistance this October in Brighton.
September's art exhibition at Ink_d gallery Brighton is devoted to the history of stencil art, from a collective of French and American graffiti artists who have re-written the rules on the language of urban art.
Ink_d gallery Brighton welcomes the artist Pinky in August 2008 with a new show of his famous papercuts and original artwork.
Street artist Pure Evil is at Ink_d gallery Brighton this July for his first solo show in the city. New originals and prints by the artist Pure Evil will be available from the Brighton gallery.
The State of Art is the 1st solo show from MissBugs in which the artist sets out to explore the nature of the art world Â studying its history, the artists, the art media and their interconnecting relationships.
To celebrate the Brighton Fringe festival the boys from the Toss have been hard at work, painting, silk screening and playing with our heads to create their very own Museum of Urban Shit Naks.
Ink_d gallery and printing studio in Brighton celebrates its first birthday with a show from British Pop Art godfather, Sir Peter Blake - with new prints and a special limited edition t-shirt.
Tattoo tsar goes back to medical roots for a journey through the macabre. Internationally renowned tattooist and fine art graduate Alex Binnie swaps tattoo tables for his first solo show.
Andy Doig, neon artist - first solo show at Ink_d gallery Brighton called Love Is In The Air.
The Ink_d gallery Brighton Christmas show 2007, artists included Adam Koukoudakis, Eelus, Sean Madden, Dan Baldwin, Chris Kettle and Pinky.
Artist Graham Carter invites you to step back into the mind of the boy for his first solo show at Ink_d.
Celebrated artist James Cauty with a new exhibition of artwork at Ink_d gallery Brighton, featuring original artwork from his experience of living in Portslade.
Chris Kettle's new show of original artwork at Ink_d gallery Brighton, called Dutch Goggles, is an exploration of still life painting.
Ink_d Brighton gallery summer show 2007 with originals and limited edition screenprints from a selection of local and national artists.
STOT21stCPlanB create unique works called Pack It In! Art works and originals included the decoration of IKEA flat-pack coffee tables and lampshades.
Ink_d gallery Brighton celebrated Richard Heeps' stunning photography from his coffee table book Man's Ruin with a four week exhibition of the same name.
Dan Baldwin False Icons show at Ink_d gallery Brighton, May 2007. New originals and artworks from Dan Baldwin exhibition included originals, limited editions, ceramics and a few surprises, as well as a specially-commissioned Ink_d exhibition poster.
Trafford Parsonsâ€™ artwork helped launch Ink_d gallery with a show called 'A Clear & Present Danger' in April 2007. All new originals and prints that are part of Trafford Parsons' Gaia series .