Now Spinning

On view in Saatchi’s Prints & Originals Gallery for another month, Revolutions Per Minute is a celebration of street art as it has evolved in the recent past and a showcase for the considerable, diverse talent evident today. The exhibition is also an acknowledgement of the debt owed to movements that came before; in particular, the musical…

Search the Streets

Finding Banksy art in London , or anywhere, really, is like trying to dig a needle from a haystack. Certainly, everyone knows it’s lurking sarcastically somewhere nearby, but very few people can actually point to it or root it out. Though Banksy’s been a steadily trending character in today’s street art world (a fact I can only…

ALO Encore

I first encountered ALO whilst prowling Shoreditch alleyways in search of good street art. We chanced to find to find one muralist at work, occupied with a linear, yellowish image of a young woman on the blackening concrete of a corner building. One of my companions, a friend from grad school of a much more gregarious nature…

The Winning Formula

We took the job of Judging the Art & Music street art competition seriously. There were over 400 entries, many of them of a very high quality. Some of the key factors that went into selecting the winner were: which work stands out; who would benefit the most from winning this prize; and who has…

Feedback Loops

Massive Attack are one of the most iconic British bands of the last twenty years; their music de ned and broke the rules of numerous genres. Constantly innovative and given to potent marriages of music and visual art, their aesthetic has been shaped om the outset by graffiti writer-turned frontman Rob Del Naja (aka 3D).…

Off the Wall

Berlin based Robin Rhode occupies a unique position within the mainstream contemporary art world, revered equally for his performative drawings on the street as for his installations in some of the most presitigious galleries around the world. Told from the perspective of post-apartheid South Africa, his work is political, humorous and street savvy. Interview by…

Just For Fun

The story of the FUN Gallery is the story of a group of kids from New York City who started as outsiders and went on to achieve global recognition. Patti Astor’s unconventional approach to running the FUN Gallery is as radical now as it was back in the day. Cedar Lewisohn caught up with the…

All That Malarky

With his signature “no outline”, colourful characters, Malarky has been slowly redecorating the grey security shutters of East London since 2010. Mark Rigney tracked him down. Mark Rigney – You come from an illustration and skateboarding background, could you tell us how you got interested in Street Art? Malarky – I started making hand made…

Graphic Surgery

Graphic Surgery was set up by is an Amsterdam collective set up by Erris Hugens and Gysbert Zijlstra. Their visual output combines hard- edged abstraction with influences of Dutch modernism and graffiti from the past, present and future. Interview by Eko from Ekosystem. Eko – Can you tell me about some of your influences? EH&GZ…