Mr Jago – NIL

At the end of last week, the EndoftheLine team headed out to buzzing Soho to catch a glimpse of the latest solo show from Mr Jago, NIL.

Taking place at the Unit gallery on Wardour street, the space was filled with pieces big and bigger, all fine examples of classic Jago style; bright colours chopped together with a balanced mix of black and white. Expressionist brush strokes and paintings that have been turned on their head and splashed over again.

Having watched the man himself in action back at the Scrawl Collective reunion, it is a truly fascinating process that Jago takes to create these intensely appealing pieces, so to see a room filled with his labours was wonderful.

The Unit London was heaving with people eager to get their hands on the exclusive artwork, and Jago’s mum even came to give her support.

NIL runs until the 20th November, so get on down before it get’s taken down!!

Ph Tamara Elhaj

 

 

Scrawl Collective : The Triumverate

On the 4th December we will be joined by Will Barras, Steff Plaetz & Mr Jago; our favourite artists from Bristol. They will be painting live as part of their Scrawl Collective Reunion; Triumvirate. This is a rare opportunity to see these 3 Bristol legends in action. Plus to keep you fed and watered all evening we’ll have winter warmers and tasty grub on hand from the Rockwell Bar and our trusty Meatball Bros. Entry is FREE just let us know you’re coming here. More details below.

EndoftheLine host SCRAWL COLLECTIVE: TRIUMVIRATE at Rockwell House, this December!

EndoftheLine and Scrawl Collective are preparing the exhibition of the year with Will Barras, Mr Jago and Steff Plaetz. 

The art group Scrawl Collective started life in 1999. 

Founder Ric Blackshaw had just finished the book Scrawl dirty graphics and strange characters, a groundbreaking book that charted the influence of graffiti, DIY punk ethics, comic books and street art on mainstream visual culture. 

From this seminal book and it’s follow up Scrawl Too more dirt, sprang Scrawl Collective; a loose organization of street artists, illustrators and graphic designers.

Ric launched Scrawl Collective with three then relatively unknown artists, Will Barras, Mr Jago and Steff Plaetz. They had all met in the febrile atmosphere of Bristol’s burgeoning 90’s graffiti explosion and the exciting music and club scenes that provided so many artists with their first paid work. With this central trio of Barras, Jago and Plaetz, Scrawl Collective began doing live painting events quickly gaining a reputation for their playful, doodle aesthetic, collaborating with local artists and carving a niche within what was then the very early beginnings of the world wide street art scene.

2014 sees the collective celebrating 15 years of existence and to cap a year of print releases by Scrawl artists (old and new) and by collaborators from those early world travels the original Scrawl Collective three, Will Barras, Mr Jago and Steff Plaetz will be painting together for the first time since Scrawl Collectives groundbreaking Elephant Technique show in 2006.

This is a rare not to be missed chance to see these three artists do what they do best and join Scrawl Collective in celebrating a 15 year journey through the hybridisation of street art, illustration and graphics.

Alongside this visual spectacle we will have a night of music, drinks and food on the Rockwell rooftop.

Rockwell House,
10-14 Hewett Street
EC2A 3NN
6PM – 11PM

Entry FREE!

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Futurism 2.0

Yesterday at 6.58 we were so excited we could pee….even though we were outside in the rain waiting for the doors to open, it was worth the wait. And boy have we been waiting!

It is said that “In 1912, just three years after the manifesto was published, the Futurists exhibited in London for the first time. A hundred years later on September 27th, 2012, just three years after the creation of Graffuturism.com, the Graffuturists will exhibit for the first time in London at Blackall Studios.”
THE IDEALS OF DYNAMISM AND PROGRESSION

So yer, last night was a pretty big deal, and needless to say, the show did not disappoint. With mind boggling work from some killer artists such as Mr Jago, Sheone, Otwo, Poesia & so so many more, the show was a perfect mix of architectural street art, defined lines, incredible depth and explosions of colour.

If I were you i’d make like Tulisa and get down there quick, because we don’t know when it ends…and you don’t wanna miss this!

Photos by Toby Summerskill

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