Opening to a sell out crowd last Friday night (October 14th) at the legendary StolenSpace gallery, ‘Essence of Adolescence’ is the latest solo exhibition from respected contemporary artist Word To Mother. Signaling his fifth show at Brick Lane’s cultural hub, Word To Mother touches upon familiar themes in his latest work; juxtaposing colourful cartoon characters from memories of adolescence, with serious, emotive imagery inspired by the everyday thoughts and fears living in East London, Word To Mother’s trademark blend of styles come together to create some of his most thought provoking art to date.
“Essence of Adolescence is an enlightening glimpse into the artist’s visually obsessed mind. Word To Mother invites the viewer to take a glimpse of his inner mindscape. An outward manifestation that combines references drawn from his childhood and the visual stimulation that he absorbed.”
-Essence of Adolescence press
Born and raised in a small English seaside town, Word To Mother’s roots provide a stark contrast to his present home in London- the central inspiration for his latest works; bright, seaside inspired fluro reds, pinks, yellows and blues splash across a dull ‘London’ palette of greys, blacks and browns, fusing Word To Mother’s love of graffiti and the tattoo heritage of his hometown through beautiful typography and stunningly realised characters.
‘Essence of Adolescence’ will be running until October 30th at Brick Lane’s StolenSpace gallery, London. For more information on the show, check the gallery’s web page here, or e-mail Word To Mother directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibition has been scheduled for dates in San Francisco and LA in the coming months, so we’ll keep you up to date on any developments.
Celebrating ten years as the self proclaimed “King of Pink”, Californian street artist Buff Monster has opened his first major solo exhibition, The Reign of Pink, in the UK.
Known for his oozing pink landscapes of squirts, breasts and drips, Buff Monsters newest installation is being housed in London’s Stolen Space gallery until the end of May. Coming to the public’s attention through Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, Buff Monster’s provocative style has lead him to illustrating for the likes of Hustler magazine, Juxtapoz, Paper, The New York Times and many more.
“Reign of Pink” by Buff Monster
Stolen Space, London