Street Art

Street Art

Street art refers to artistic creations produced in a public space, usually without formal authorisation.

Street artists frequently engage in studio work, host gallery exhibitions, or explore diverse creative avenues. Their engagement with these forms doesn’t signify an opposition to traditional art – rather, it underscores their appreciation for the freedom inherent in public art, liberated from the constraints of societal judgement.

While contemporary graffiti primarily centres on 'tagging' and text-based themes, street art embraces a wider spectrum of creative expression. Street art operates within a realm devoid of rigid regulations, allowing for boundless creativity. Nevertheless, typical materials and methods encompass fly-posting (also referred to as wheat-pasting), stencilling, stickers, freehand drawing, and even video projections.

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X Marks the Spot – A history of collaboration in art and fashion

From Dali x Schiaparelli to Kusama x Louis Vuitton, fashion and art collaborations go way back. As Fashion Week begins, discover the history behind some of the most iconic cultural collaborations.

X Marks the Spot – A history of collaboration in art and fashion
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Bridging the gap: how 50 years of hip-hop has changed the artworld

This is the story all about how hip-hop and art have propelled each other to global domination. From graffiti on the streets of the Bronx to record breaking auction results, hip-hop giants continue to make waves in the artworld.

Bridging the gap: how 50 years of hip-hop has changed the artworld
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Are graffiti tags the purest art form?

Tagging offers no reward beyond the rush of its creation, and the chance to be part of something bigger.

Are graffiti tags the purest art form?
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What is silkscreen printing?

An expert printmaker takes a break from crafting world class editions at Make-Ready to guide us through the fundamentals, foibles and speculative future of screen printing and serigraphy.

What is silkscreen printing?
interview

Inside BigBoy Cheng’s Art Collection

Christian “BigBoy” Cheng approaches collecting like a big kid indulging in all of the things he loves – from toys to cartoons. Having collected over 20,000 sneakers in his lifetime, he has no plans to stop now. He’s also turning his love of art into a business with Secret Fresh Gallery – spotlighting incredible artists in the Philippines.

Inside BigBoy Cheng’s Art Collection
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The Founders by José Parlá

Read a text written by José Parlá to accompany the timed release of our our latest collaboration, The Founders.

The Founders by José Parlá
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An interview with Darren Romanelli

We caught up with all-seeing, all-knowing art collector Darren Romanelli to talk art, fashion, sustainable furniture and our collaboration with Alake Shilling.

An interview with Darren Romanelli
Artist

Marcus Jansen

Marcus Jansen (he/him) was born 1968 in New York and grew up between Europe and America. Today he’s based in Florida and New York.

Marcus Jansen
Artist

Bäst

Michael “Bäst” Polimeni (he/him) was born in Coney Island, New York in 1970. He lived in Brooklyn until his death in 2021, and spent many years working at nearby JFK Airport.

Bäst
Artist

SETH

SETH (he/him) was born in 1972 in Paris, where he lives and works.

SETH
Artist

Kaï

Kaï Guetta (he/him) is an Angeleno native who continues to live and work in Los Angeles, USA.

Kaï
Artist

Hebru Brantley

Hebru Brantley was born in 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. He now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Hebru Brantley
Artist

Frédéric Platéus

Frédéric Platéus was born in 1976 in Belgium and currently lives and works in Liège.

Frédéric Platéus
Artist

Vhils

Vhils, real name Alexandre Farto, was born in 1987 on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal. He now splits his time between Lisbon and London, UK.

Vhils
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Super Glow

A polished yet surreal portrait combines sleek modernism with Paul Insect's street art influences.Supercharged with colour, Dada-esque Super Glow showcases the artist’s signature motifs. The subject’s features are revealed under a scintillating mask, reminiscent of a sharp-edged stencil. Behind lies a number of Insect’s identifying motifs – intricate pointillism, paint splashes and multi-textured collage. Set upon a vibrating neon backdrop, the portrait comes to life in through 32 silkscreen layers and hand-applied diamond dust.

Super Glow
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Shotgun 2

Pablo Tomek transports his street art sensibilities to canvas in Shotgun 2. Inspired by the rhythms of Parisian streets, Tomek mimics their physical form – opening up a window in the centre of his painting.Studio Works is a series of original artworks by emerging artists across the world.

Shotgun 2

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.