The White Canvas Project: The Rooftop Session

 It’s been a crazy, fun & fast-paced couple of weeks, and it feels like this years White Canvas Project on the Rockwell House rooftop has come and gone like a leaf in the wind. This time last week our studio was bustling with amazing artists, helping hands, guys glued to their laptops making sure everything went out in to the Twittersphere…today I find myself alone, with a few scattered Posca pens, what is left of the beautiful artwork and a slight hint of Wray & Nephew in the air… I’m sad.

But on to a more positive note, and first and foremost, a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who made it down for the opening night on Thursday. What. A. Great. Night! The rum punch concoction at Kiki’s bar provided by Wray & Nephew and the White Russians tastefully crafted by Jimmy himself (Ladies & Gentlemen) of Jimmy’s Iced Coffee’s, were an absolute hit, whilst the good folk at Big Apple Hot Dog managed to keep everyones tummy’s happy with their unspeakably good sausages!! (*dribble*) Inja, Reeps & Trol23 kept the night live, as always, with heavy beats, bass & rhymes, and we even had strangely intriguing live mask making by friend Sam Pine. A lotta fun!

Now, it’s one thing seeing artwork in an exhibition, but something completely different when you can actually see the work that’s gone in to it and here at EndoftheLine we always like to give you a good ol’ sneek peek at just how the magic happens, so for the rest of the weekend, we had Ed Tizer, Dr Zadok, Stendec, Agent & Candy Lo come down and put pen & paintbrush to whatever they could find; giving us some live action painting fun.

We can’t wait for next years!

Special Thanks to Supremebeing, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, Big Apple Hot Dog crew, Dunne Frankowski, Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, Tea & Cake PR, Sane PR, Jack Reed, Mr Mansfield, Trol23, Inja, all the artists; Tizer, Zadok, Andrea Riot, Stendec, Candy Lo, Reeps, Elfin, O.Two, DotMaster, Hicks, Gent 48, Barras & of course Jim, for all their amazing hard work!

Supremebeing have released a limited number of varsity jackets, customised by a few of the artists featured in WCP. These are still on sale – if you would like to enquire about any of the Supremebeing items seen at WCP please get in touch here.

If you didn’t get a chance to come down to The White Canvas Project but still want to see some of the artwork – please do check back tomorrow for full catalogue of all the work.

If you did come down and thought it was just awesome as we did and would like some more information please do get in touch here.

All photos by Jack Reed.

Artist Feature Week: Will Barras

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Will Barras is a giant of UK street art, a founding member of the Scrawl collective. ‘Scrawl’ originally published in 1999 was a seminal book documenting a new movement in street art, graphics and illustration. He was chosen alongside Steff Plaetz and Mr. Jago as one of the original three artists for the White Canvas Project, noted for his representations of fluid movement, unique narrative driven composition and line work.

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See more on Will Barras’ work here.

To see Will in action at this weekends White Canvas Project – see more details here.

Artist Feature Week: O.Two

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A lot of people find therapy in different forms; meditation, drinking tea, talking, going for walks, yoga…For me, it’s O.Two.

O.Two’s work has so many layers. An abstract expressionist aerosol artist, O.Two plays with perspective & shape with pleated canvases and striking paint strokes, combined with typographic elements and a subtle palette. The stylistic mark making and movement of his brush strokes buried in his work resonates a background of classic graffiti writing and a love of heavy metal.

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Although the foundations of his work remain the same (aerosol & paint) today, O.Two’s work takes on a different form. From installation & film to print on the runways of Fashion Week, O.Two has become an internationally acclaimed artist with work in Graffuturism, LA, Futurism 2.0 in London, Wider than a Postcard in Portland, USA & many more. But YOU can see O.Two’s work next weekend in a little town we call Shoreditch for the next instalment of The White Canvas Project: The Rooftop Session.

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If you’d like to join us then you can right here, where you can also see more info on the event.

In the meantime, take a look at more from O.Two here.

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