Flyer – W/K Group Show

W/K Show

28/07/2016 – 15/09/2016

Fousion Gallery
Carrer de la Carassa 4
08003 Barcelona
Spain

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, centers focus on the unique studio practice of each member of the esoteric art gang know internationally as The Wizard Kings.

 

Artists
  • sheOne
  • OTwo
  • Mr Jago
  • Will Barras
  • Andrea Riot
  • Stendec
Artworks

Artists

Mark Lyken

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.

Website Mark Lyken

Mr. Jago

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.

sheOne

James ‘sheOne’ Choules (born in London 1969) is a multi media artist working across various platforms ranging from large scale public murals and gallery exhibitions to handmade fashion pieces. He began writing Graffiti in 1984 as part of the first wave of English spray can artists and is recognized internationally for his unique expressive abstract approach to graffiti inspired out

O.Two

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.

Will Barras

The presence of the absence – Will Barras, considerate him as an urban legend, is a known artist, illustrator, and animation director who lives and creates in London.

Andrea Riot

Italian artist based in London part of the Wizard Kings collective. Has a graffiti background but his love for calligraphy pushed him to join the two arts. Every works has a solid classic calligraphy structure with the freedom of graffiti.

Stendec

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.

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