All posts tagged graffiti

Banksy: Activist, Anarchist, or Consumer Art Addict?

Banksy’s art, politics and controversies have made them a household name since their first appearances in the early 2000s. His works, which have appeared both on decrepit London walls and […]

Appreciating Street Art…

Around London, everybody seems to walk with a purpose; they never stop to fully survey or appreciate their surroundings. We have become immune to the subtle art that London has […]

Five artists who died too early (and whose expositions you should pay a visit to)

Do all great artists die early? Do their deaths contribute to their fame/legacy? These thoughts pass through everyone’s mind when one of their favourite artists dies, be it Michael Jackson, […]

Basquiat Boom for Real

I hadn’t heard of Basquiat before this highly anticipated exhibition landed in the Barbican Art Gallery. In truth, it was because the photo of Basquiat with his Aaron helmet and […]

Breaking Through Barriers: L’Art Brut

“Art does not come to lie down in the beds that have been made for it; it runs away as soon as anyone utters its name: it likes being incognito. […]

RECLAIM THE CITY

London is a city well-known for resembling a machine. We follow implicit social rules, and it can often feel as if you’re just part of a crowd being dictated to […]

Edwin & Dont Fret: THE DISTINCT SOUND OF LAUGHTER IN THE DISTANCE

Art. What is it? Cue the pretentious discussion on art is life, life is art. But hold up. I live in Bethnal Green and on my walk to the station […]