Aerosol art exhibition featuring renowned UK Graffiti artist, Xenz
In partnership with British Council
W+K Exp presents a first-of-its-kind graffiti art exhibition, ‘Butterflies, Birds + Spray Cans’. In collaboration with British Council, the exhibition features works of one of the traditional urban art forms, aerosol art or graffiti art by prominent UK artist, Xenz aka Graeme Brusby, who is a major figure to emerge from the infamous Bristol street art scene.
Within the gallery space, the works displayed will include paintings, on recovered and recycled metal surfaces, discarded objects found on the streets of London, a multi-layered screen print, traditional canvas and a Mosaic made of 64 canvas tiles. Xenz explains, "My aim is to develop a community around these mosaics, where people who come to the show are the only ones to ever see it in its complete state - a bit like seeing graffiti before it's buffed or destroyed. Each participant becomes part-owner of the mural - almost like buying shares."
In his latest works which will be on display at the exhibition at W+K Exp, Xenz explores the romance of nature captured through a series of paintings that explore an enchanted forest in search of mythical birds. The birds that feature are inspired by native Indian species like The Sunbird, Indian Fairy Bluebird, Ringneck Parakeet, Green Magpie and the Sparrow. These creatures thrive in fantastical surreal forests with pink blossoms, golden trees and butterflies. In fact, butterflies with colorful touches on their wings have become Xenz’s trademark, especially in his new collection inspired by creatures of flight.
The exhibition will be open from September 6th - October 8th 2010.
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