FOUSION GALLERY, proudly presents and invites to the upcoming
THE W/K – SHOW curated by SHE- ONE
OPENING reception 28. July. 2016 at 19:30 h
at FOUSION GALLERY Barcelona, Carrer de la Carassa 4, pral 2. 08003 Barcelona,
Exhibition till 15th of September 2016
THE W/K GROUP SHOW
brings together seven artist friends who have at one time
or another exhibited, collaborated, shared studios, been published,
travelled, and more importantly experienced life together.
Each united at root by the humble spray can and motivated by
self-expression through public artworks on an international platform.
This exhibition, curated by SHEONE under the thematic scheme
of Black & White, centres focus on the unique studio practice of
each member of the esoteric art gang know internationally as The Wizard Kings.
Reunida la crew de siete amigos artistas, quienes han compartido exposiciones,
colaboraciones, estudios y quienes han publicado, viajado, y vivido otras importantes experiencias juntos.
Unidos el uno al otro por sus raíces en el humilde mundo del aerosol y motivados por la autoexpresión de sus obras de arte público en una plataforma internacional.
En esta expo curada por Sheone, bajo el esquema temático Black & White, se focaliza en la práctica de un estudio único de cada miembro del esotérico Art Gang, conocidos internacionalmente como the Wizard Kings.
Will Barras is an artist, illustrator, and animation director who lives and creates in London.
Barras grew up in Birmingham and moved to Bristol to study graphic design. He became one of a new crop of young artists working in Bristol’s renowned street-art scene. He was a founding member of the Scrawl collective, alongside Steff Plaetz and Mr. Jago, thanks to his representations of fluid movement, unique narrative-driven composition, and line work. Scrawl published a seminal book in 1999 to document the new movement.
As such, Barras traveled extensively, live-painting and exhibiting pieces throughout Europe, the U.S., and Asia. Though Scrawl slowed down, he continued to paint and furthered his technique, collaborating with Stolen Space and the Brussels-based HLP. Instagram
Mark Lyken (1973) is an artist filmmaker and composer based in rural Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.He creates observational film, musical and sound works, performances and installations that have been presented nationally and internationally including Brazil, India, Mexico, Italy, Poland, Romania, Sweden and widely across the UK. His recent work explores relationships to place and the interplay between nature and culture and has led to collaborations with artists and scientists, most notably from the University of Aberdeen’s School of Biological Sciences. His recent film Mirror Lands, co-directed with Emma Dove, won the Award for Creativity at IFFEST Documentary Art Festival 2014, Bucharest and his latest audio-visual commission, Oscillon Response, premiered at Sonica 2015, Glasgow and is currently touring the UK as part of PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders. Mark is currently working on a new installation commission, 10 Interactions, a study in film and sound of points of convergence between the natural and the man-made. 10 Interactions will premiere at Sonica 2017.In July 2016, he is undertaking a residency with CMMAS, Mexico and in September he will be in residence at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan. Instagram
Graeme Turnbull, aka Stendec, is a Scottish Artist, who has made London his home. He grew up in Glasgow where his appetite for art was spurred on by the Uk’s creative urban culture. He balances his time between working on high end commercial vfx projects where he creates stunning 3D imagery and his more primal hand drawn art, which is often limited to a basic palette of line and tone.
Stendec’s paintings incorporate elements from his visual effects background, among a myriad of other influences including architecture, form geometry, negative space and street culture. He strives to create original work that does not conform to the standards of traditional street art, by deconstructing architecture and toying with the building and breaking of perspective he creates geometrical paintings characterised with unpredictability and controlled chaos.\Instagram
Born in the UK in 1972, Duncan Jago is considered a veteran of the urban art and design community.
He has been described as a pioneer of the Scrawl Movement. Growing up in the small village of Eye in Suffolk, Jago had an intense interest in graffiti, which led him to study illustration in Bristol. He graduated from the University Of The West of England in Bristol in 1998. It was there that Jago met Steff Plaetz and Will Barras, which led the way to the start of the now renowned Scrawl Collective agency. Mr. Jago’s skills lie in everything from painting and illustration to creating artwork and designs for some of the biggest international brands. Instagram
“Choules’ work, like all good urban art, makes subtle use of its environment. It’s about a highly advanced technique of lifting detail from the surface with subtle flourishes of light and shade. Having watched him at work, I’m always amazed by where he paints and how he does it, on one occasion i saw him paint alongside several other artists on a long wall in east London. Most of the artists chose the flattest, smoothest surfaces for their piece whilst Choules went straight for a crumbling, crooked and semi hidden wall (the last place you’d choose if you wanted people to see your work). He then set about utilising the crumbling stone and peeling paint, lifting it out further with his trademark black flourishes. On another occasion i saw him paint in a burnt out paint factory, moving through the space adding little details to old signs, doorways and even an abandoned forklift truck. Unlike a lot of the street art mob, Choules isn’t on a mission to become famous. He’s an artist traveller who uniquely inflects his persona with subtlety on the world around him. One of a kind…”(Rob Swain, 2013) Instagram
Born 1979, London based. James Carey, also known as O.Two, creates work based on abstractions of the written type-form.
Working initially with spray-paint on large scale murals, he has built a working process that when applied to canvas, lures the viewer into mists of dark, ambient colour illuminated by bold, abstract gestures. The works are intricate, refined adaptations of a distant teenage delinquency. They offer glimpses of a guilty rhythm, hooded themes and vieled motives. Instagram