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Whitecross Street Party – 24th + 25th July – EC1 – be there!

Posted in Art, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by jack lomax

A spectacular FREE two day event, commencing on Saturday 24th – 25th July, 12 – 6pm. The Whitecross Street Party will be held in the heart of London’s internationally renowned art scene and will include some the worlds most creative living non-conformist Artists.

For TWO whole days dozens of Leading cult, counter culture and contemporary artists will converge upon Whitecross street. Here they shall lay siege to the notion that things always have to be the same. Happily the area famous for its historical creative’s, dissidents and mavericks will now see again on mass –  ‘Rise of the non- conformists’. Check the VERY IMPRESSIVE artists list here.

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Packa’s Dragon is mutating for Glastonbury

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2010 by jack lomax

Here’s Packa’s Dragon at our Glasto warm up party, it will be making it’s first full outing at the festival, complete with body, wings and tail – fear the flaming beast!

If you’re coming to Glasto then don’t forget to pay us a visit, we’re in The Unfairground with the Mutoids and Bez and Mani – it’ll be back to the old school festival vibes in our corner! Map here

Secret DJs aplenty in our corner, with Rebel Sonix (pictured) keeping their hands on the DJ/VJ tiller – plus what promises to be a mind blowing performance from RizMC’s MICroscope interactive visual extravaganza. You might know Riz from his lead roles in Chris Morris’s Terrorist Comedy ‘4 Lions’, Chalie Brooker’s ‘Dead Set’ and Peter Kozminski’s ‘Britz’ – all of which were exceptional dramas – Riz is a real talent AND a sick MC, his new project involves crowd interatcion and a story that will leave you  questioning your very ears!  Check this Losers Dan Hiller video I posted a while back:

There will be all kinds of giant Mutoid sculpture and brand new Street Art – even new work from Obey! More on that in next few days…

Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop – a review

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on March 6, 2010 by jack lomax

You have to give the man credit, he’s stretched himself again and delivered a film that’s funny, well paced and will appeal to a wider audience than me and the rest of the London questionable haircut crew. The Cordy House Obey Giant was in there twice at the start… but we painted over it the other day to make way for new work.

In terms of its construction as a film it’s better than of 90% of the documentaries released by ‘serious’ film makers, so well done Banksy, you’ve cut a great and even important film from an insane pile of tapes built up by the film’s lead character: Thierry ‘Mr Brainwash’ Guetta.

Guetta is the cousin of Invader and a tirelessly chirpy screwball Frenchman with a video camera, nothing more. At this point in time he’s not a film maker and he’s not an artist. Like I said, he’s a likeable screwball Frenchman with a video camera – and a big fat PR machine. But hey, maybe that’s what art is now. The film certainly doesn’t deny it, but it does show the ridiculousness of it all. It’s up to you to draw your own conclusions.

Thanks to his cousin Guetta finds himself immersed in the worlds of artists like Shephard Fairey and Banksy at the peak of their game – and to validate his presence alongside them he shoots everything, all the time. But when asked to make a film he manages ‘Life Remote Control’ which, as Banksy says, is shit.

So then Banksy takes the reigns as tubby little Thierry starts to launch his very own Street Art career. At this point Banksy and Shephard Fairey have to hold up their hands and claim prominent roles in the creation of Mr Brainwash (as Shephard does in the film). Mr Brainwash could never have existed without using their promotion and contacts – which he used to launch his show ‘Life is Beautiful’ in LA in 2008. The only thing Brainwash brings creatively is energy, there’s zero new thought or style in his work, but he has buckets of projected self-believe which works wonders in LA. He, and an army of helpers, make hundreds of canvases of celebrities in a pop street art manner. All are devoid of originality. Thierry’s influential supporters then mug the shallow LA art scene with this bullshit work – and it works! Sick genius, if a bit depressing.

So what we end up with is the opportunity to watch, and I hope understand, the brutal reality of how feeble ‘artists’ can become successful purely as a result of effective PR. It really is incredible what the press are prepared to publish and what the people are prepared to believe.

NEW NEW (Danny La Roux Cuthbert Dribble Pub)

Posted in one foot in the grove with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2009 by jack lomax

Well trip me to Trumpton, the site is looking brand new! We have three new Obey pieces, an epic Elate, a crisp Vibez, some Dan Hillier, amazing new Pete Dunn canvasses… and a mutated aeroplane/dragonfly by Sam Haggerty and Dotmaster, to name but a few.

Expect light installations and lasers beaming the Mutate message like we lived in Gotham City. We are all set for serious seasonal experiences.

Nothing to see here

Posted in Art, one foot in the grove with tags , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by jack lomax

We HOPE that Obey/Sheperd Fairey is sending us new work for the show…

Posted in Art, News with tags , , , on September 17, 2009 by jack lomax

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If you don’t know it was time to get to know ages ago – now you’re just letting yourself down. But you probably do know so that’s cool, just testing.

It’s fingers crossed that Sheperd Fairey, yes Obey, one of, if not THE world’s greatest street artist is sending us a special consignment of bratwurst, von of vitch containz zee Fallen Madonna viz vee big boobies – neeyah ha!

Allo allo you think – this I must see with my own eyes. Hold on to that thought.

First flyer

Posted in News, Photography & Images with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2008 by mutate