Moniker Art Fair

Last night we headed out with the masses to Moniker Art Fair – the annual art showcase that brings together the best and brand new art galleries and artists. Primarily focused around contemporary and urban art, the standard of work at the fair was outstanding, featuring artists such as Etam Crew, Herakut, Mad C, Bambi and the key figure that we were super excited to see, Bom.K.

This was the place to be and be seen, and everyone in the industry and their mother were there. We luckily managed to squeeze in at 5 oclock and missed the rush, so managed to get a few shots that weren’t dominated by heads. Take a look at the work on offer below.

Moniker Art Fair will be running all weekend and will have a number of different talks, showcases and events going on as well as a bespoke dining experience set up by the guys at Street Feast and Patron tequila. There are still tickets available, so get yours right here.

ph Tamara Elhaj

Bom.K – Progress on Pedley Street

Yesterday we ventured out of the nest after rumours told that our friend from across the waters was out painting on Pedley street. We’ve known Bom.K for quite some time now following a number of exhibitions including Meeting of Styles and Shades of Things to Come, and saw him last when he came over for a group show with his fellow crewdem, the world renowned french team Da Mental Vaporz for the Urban Masters show at Factory 7.

Now this gentle genius has returned to open the doors to his solo show as part of Moniker Art Fair. L’imprevisible Imaginaire is one of the most exciting exhibits to be shown in this fair and we cannot wait to get down to the opening night this evening to see what he’s been cooking up. On his arrival, Bom.K was also so kind to bring us a couple of gifts from his last shows. See his figure from Aerotik collection and a collaborative print from Bom.K, Brusk & Gris1.

L’imprevisible Imaginaire opens tonight at Moniker Art Fair and will run through until Sunday 18th at the MYA Gallery stand – Want to get a look in? Get your tickets here.

See more on Bom.K here.

See more on MYA Gallery here.

Ph Tamara Elhaj

Da Mental Vaporz at Crimes of Mind

Crimes of Mind is a project run in the seaside city of Brest in France, by non profit organisation Sugar Rush. Their aim is to expand the presence of urban art of all kinds by transforming the city into a huge urban art gallery once a year at Crimes of Mind. Further to this, the project focusses on the progression of urban art and its boundaries, eventually with the aim to integrate the genre within a contextual realm.

Since the beginnings of the project Da Mental Vaporz crew have contributed to the painting of public spaces around the city, bringing the artwork out of the galleries and into spaces where there are no limits. The underlying values of the project are to not deteriorate an area, instead to embellish, emphasis and give character to places that otherwise may be overlooked.

This year 21 national and international artists have been invited to paint throughout the city of Brest, and to tie in with the end of this years project a huge retrospective exhibition has taken place to host the launch of a new publication which will document the Crimes of Mind process. Check out the DMV piece, featuring joint work from Blo, Bom.K, Gris1 and Kan.

Crimes of Mind this year featured: Liliwenn (FR),  Jef Aerosol (FR), Guy Denning (UK), Ben Slow (UK),  Finbarr Dac (UK), Da Mental Vaporz (Bom.K, Blo, Brusk, Gris1, Kan, Sowat),  C215 (FR), Morten Andersen (DK), Alice Pasquini (IT), Kool Korr (US), Best Ever (UK), Pakone (FR), Celeste Java (FR), TSF, Antoine Stevens (FR)

Photos by Butterfly

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