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Ian Berry For Pepe Jeans Regent Street Flagship Store
The worlds foremost denim artist Ian Berry's new commission work is unveiled in London for Pepe Jeans 




Upcoming Exhibition Cannes Film Festival 17th-28th May
Contact us for exclusive access to our upcoming private view in honour of Cannes 70th Anniversary Film Festival 17th-28th May 

 








Olumide Gallery London works with Richard Wilson




SWITCH Charity View 27th February-23rd March
Due to public demand the exhibition will run until the 23rd March. Please feel free to contact us for more information. 

 



Art by Max Patté, Photography by Peanut Butter Vibes



OLUMIDE GALLERY PRESENTS SWITCH





OLUMIDE GALLERY PRESENTS SWITCH, THE UK’S FIRST MULTIMEDIA 
EXIBITION TO EXPLORE SOCIO-ECONOMIC ISSUES AT CLERKENWELL LONDON.


Some of the UK’s most pioneering talent have collaborated to create Switch, an exhibition in partnership with Fuel Action Poverty, that presents socio-economic issues through inspiring sculptures, prints, paintings and neon.

Curator supermodel Eunice Olumide has selected each artist to bring a distinctive and unique element to the collection. The outcome is an intriguing and insightful exploration of the reality of life, the street and everyday people; seen through the eyes of the creators and straddles both past and present. The groundbreaking collection features four artists:

Max Patté studied at the Wimbledon School of Art in London (1997-2000), and was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 2008. Famed for his inimitable lightworks and sculpture it is no wonder he has become a highly collectable artists. Max has been working his adopted homeland of New Zealand. During his regular travels along the North Island’s distinctive southern coastline, he was captivated by the constant tuning of colour, light and rising sea levels.

Ian Berry is one of the most unique contemporary artists of our time utilizing old denim to create his work, citing denim ‘being such a modern urban fabric, after having such rural origins. What better way to capture everyday urban life’. The depth and texture of his work encourages viewers to imagine what is behind the, often melancholic, urban scenes, depicting a lonely or less glamorous side of city living.

James Mylne is a British contemporary artist known for his drawings in ballpoint pen. His technical abilities with the unorthodox art medium have earned Mylne recognition in Europe and the UK, where he is considered a leader in his genre of 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 humor.

Lauren Bakers explores 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.

Eunice explains: “The Olumide Gallery represents the most innovative and cutting edge talent of our time – at the heart of our work is love, peace and revolution. Visitors to the gallery will see the reality of life, the street and real people through the eyes of the artists and be spurred into action to support us.”

The Olumide Gallery’s Switch exhibition opens on the 20th February and runs until the 26th February at Clerkenwell London (155 Farringdon Road EC1R3AD).
For more information visit: www.olumidegallerylondon.com




CLIMATE REVOLUTION SWITCH EVENT FABRIC


There is one truly political act you can make as an individual or a group - Switch to GREEN ENERGY. Stop the demand for burning fossil fuels and further fracking and make choices that stop climate change. 
These are the messages that activist and British icon Vivienne Westwood will be giving to an audience of 900 people at the iconic nightspot, Fabric.

Taking place on Monday 20th February from 19:00 to midnight during London Fashion Week, the event follows the successful Climate Revolution event held last September at The Box nightclub, London, and is a continuation of the activist’s ongoing movement opposing the current political, economic and social dogma.

Sponsored by Sauvelle Vodka and The Olumide Gallery, the night will be a celebration of culture and conscious environmental activism, speakers on the night include Vivienne Westwood, James Jagger (Project Zero) and green energy supplier, Ecotricity’s founder, Dale Vince. To get the party started will be an exclusive DJ set by ‘A Guy Called Gerald’ and other special guest DJ’s.

Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, says “We can solve fuel poverty if we invest in renewable energy as a country and harness our indigenous and 'free' energy supplies”.
Vivienne adds “Importantly, the Big 6 energy companies – most of whom are anti-environment and anti-life - will be delivered a fatal blow, with more and more people switching to green energy suppliers”.

A percentage will be donated to Fuel Poverty Action: http://www.fuelpovertyaction.org.uk.
You can purchase a ticket here:
https://climaterevolution.eventbrite.co.uk



















Olumide Gallery private view Groucho Club


ICONIC ARTISTS COLLABORATE FOR THE VIP LAUNCH OF OLUMIDE GALLERY

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.


The groundbreaking collection is the result of collaborations between some on the UK’s most innovative artists, including Schoony, Hayden Kays, Inkie and Lauren Baker. The multi-disciplinary collective was set up by artists for artists and explores tough socio-economic issues, both past and present. The thought-provoking series includes paintings, neon, sculptures and prints, resulting in an impactful, beautiful and enlightening display. 

Curator Eunice Olumide said: “Olumide Gallery represents the most innovative and cutting edge talent of our time – at the heart of our work is love, peace and revolution. Visitors to the gallery will see the reality of life, the street and real people though the eyes of the artists."

Each artist has been selected for the gallery as they bring something distinctive and unique to the collection. The outcome is an intriguing and insightful exploration of the reality of life, the street and everyday people, seen through the eyes of the creators. The display includes some previously unseen works from British talents including Schoony and Nick Walker. The works on display ranging from £12,000 - £200,000.

Schoony’s new pieces are creating a buzz in the art world after he shot to fame through his unique multi-disciplinary work and technical brilliance. His most iconic lifecast Boy Soldier was first unveiled outside the houses of parliament as an anti-war protest. Since then Schoony has experimented with many different themes, examining capitalism and pop culture, and remains one of the few artists working within the lifecast discipline.

Additional highlights from the gallery include:

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.
















Olumide Gallery Private Exhibition & Soft Launch Latest Edition - 24 May 2016

Olumide Gallery soft launch and exhibition at The Groucho Private Members club. Invitation Only. Rotundum in Beternum

Jake and Dinos Chapman 'Untitled' with also be on show at the upcoming Soft Launch.


Gary Winship ‘Goaty’

James Mylne's 'Conceptualism', 'Samara in The City', 'Speculative Realism'

Ben Moore's 'Stormovski' will also be on show at the upcoming Soft Launch.
Please contact us for more information