ICONIC ARTISTS COLLABORATE FOR THE VIP LAUNCH OF OLUMIDE
New exhibition exploring socio-economic issues through inspiring sculptures, prints, paintings and neon from the UK’s most pioneering talent. The highly anticipated Olumide Gallery’s first live exhibition will launch on the 28th May from 18:00 – 1:00 at the Graucho club.
One of the world’s best known street artists,
Nick Walker emerged from the infamous Bristol graffiti scene of the early
1980s. He draws on the energy and imagery of graffiti and combines the freedom
of the spray can with very controlled and intricate stencilling.
Exploring the fragility of life, energy-fields, the after-life and other dimensions, Lauren Baker’s creations include painted and embellished human resin skulls, animal skulls and sculpted animal heads. Recent works involve neon, infinity mirror and moving sculpture.
Beginning work as part of Crime Incorporated Crew in 1983, Inkie is regarded as modern day father of street art. Inkie is now a brand, a name, an artist and a phenomenon who has garnered record-breaking auction sales.
Hayden Kays is a London-based artist whose practice encompasses painting, sculpture and printmaking. Kays' work is characterised by bold imagery, often drawn from popular culture and art history, acerbic word-play, traditional craftsmanship and deadpan humour.
Elmo Hood is an active street artist who uses a combination of spray paint, stencils and free hand brush techniques in all of his pieces. In recent years his canvas work has become a regular attraction in top London galleries such as Walton fine arts in Knightsbridge, as well as Westbank and Graffik gallery in Notting Hill.
BTC’s (Bone Tooth and Claw) background is in film, TV and animation. The BTC skull range is a product of his love of art, sculpture and the natural world. Cast from real skulls, the collection shows, in intimate detail, the complexity, fragility and all-out beauty of the organic form.
In addition to promoting the woven tradition, Anna Samat is a true pioneer in the contemporary weaving world using the original Malaysian songket, which she blends with her unique and dynamic style.
For enthusiasts looking to invest in the iconic pieces
Eunice Olumide, the founder of Olumide Gallery, will be offering consultations
to talk through the artwork.