The Videre Launch at Beach!
Here’s some snaps from Thursday nights Videre Launch at Beach London, kindly sponsored by London Pride! Our black wall featured beautiful black and white images taken with the pinhole camera itself. If you couldn’t make it, come along to the gallery to check it out and purchase one for yourself!
Videre Launch - Tonight! 6-9pm
Don’t forgot to pop down to Beach London Gallery this evening to celebrate the launch of the Videre!
Kindly sponsored by Fullers London Pride.
"The Videre is a medium format pinhole camera that has been developed into a do-it-yourself kit so you can take your own pinhole photographs in style.
Working without a lens, it instead uses a simple precision laser-cut 0.4mm pinhole to take photographs onto medium format film.
The kits are screen printed and die-cut onto thick recycled card and supplied with instructions, a spare medium format spool (reclaimed from some of the best darkrooms in London) and a precision laser-cut pinhole along with all of the other bits you’ll need to construct your Videre.”
Its going to be a good one, See you all there!
Malarky at Beach!
Beach London are delighted to present the debut gallery solo exhibition of London-based graffiti artist Malarky.
After a two-year period painting in Barcelona with some of the city’s most prominent writers, Malarky adapted their sun-kissed, summer-loving, sangria-drinking, colour-bursting style. Upon returning to London in 2011, he took over the walls and shutters of East London, bringing a splash of fun to an area known for it’s dejective, grey and miserable ‘Street Art’. One of London’s most recognisable writers, few visitors to Shoreditch will have missed his ubiquitous Fox character, and his array of colourful friends unleashing chaos.
Having spent the first half of 2013 living and working in Stoke-On-Trent, Malarky has applied his colour-soaked aesthetic to the city’s most infamous export - ceramics - creating his own versions of iconic pieces: hand-glazed plates, pottery, and…spaniels.
Puppy Snatcher will be Malarky’s first exhibition of this new body of work. It will also present a new direction for the artist, whose work, until this point, has been predominently two-dimensional.
Malarky’s recent exhibitions include ‘WHO DARES’ at Airspace Gallery, Stoke, with GoldPeg, Deadbeat Summer, at the Lomography Store, London, and Pick Me Up graphic arts festival at Somerset House.
For a catalogue of available artwork, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (+44) (0) 20 3 5656557.
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Pau Sampera at Beach - Opening Night!
Last week we had the opening of spanish artist, Pau Sampera’s solo show, ‘Draw a Penis and Run Away’ at Beach Gallery. The evening was a great success with the gallery filling up as soon as the doors opened.
The Show presents a body of new painting and sculpture by Sampera, who has recently moved to and has been working in London.
About Pau Sampera:
Sampera’s outsider-esque artworks have a naive - almost crude aesthetic; brightly coloured and constructed from throwaway, everyday items (fake Adidas tracksuits, bricks, frozen pizza and inflatable toys), these objects become materials for Sampera’s sculptures and paintings. Sampera often presents crudely made sculptures with minimal classical crafts (hand-painted pots, ornate jars and vases). It is within the delivery of these pieces that Sampera’s artwork really comes to life.
The show is on until 1st December so there is no excuse to miss it!
After teaming up with Coffin on Cake, work from Beach was showcased at their press day last week. Including the work of Leah Stewart, Jean Jullien and of course a sneak peak of Pau Sampera’s work in the lead up to his first solo exhibition at the Beach Gallery, ‘Draw a Penis and Run Away’.
Here are some images of the space at Coffin on Cake ready for their press day last week!
Last Thursday Beach Gallery was open for the Book Launch of Robert Bellamy’s ‘Blue Heron’ which was a real success.
The images for the book, were created by chance encounters, on a derivé, in a land unknown to me. I had yet to discover it first hand, for myself, through my own eyes, my camera, my mind. It is a selective visual document, a photo essay, a dream sequence through Japan. From Tokyo to the edge of the East China Sea, people and vistas, situations and locations both unique and unbeknown to me. The images are a collection of archetypal views, capturing scenes un-affected by in-depth study and to force the unknown quantity of my representation through the momentary split second capture. Throughout, Blue Heron takes on subtle and obvious aspects of duality, harmony, spirituality, philosophy, balance, and opposing forces.
One of the images above which includes some of the prints Bellamy hung for the launch, which are taken from the book.
**Note on the gallery wall print layout. They take the symbolic shape of the Omote Manji.** The ‘Manji’ in Japanese Buddhist art, which means ‘whirlwind’ literally, is used in two directions and is derived from the Hindu ‘Swastica’. The Omote Manji (facing left, clockwise turning) symbolises infinite compassion and mercy, infinite love, consubstantial to the universe and sustenance of all things. The Ura Manji (facing right, counter-clockwise turning) is the swastika itself, and represents reason, force, strength and intelligence. In Zen Buddhism, the Manji represents an ideal harmony between love and intellect. It represents Dharma, universal harmony, and the balance of opposites.
Beach London are delighted to announce the first UK solo exhibition of Spanish artist Pau Sampera, ‘Draw a Penis AND Run Away’.
Sampera’s outsider-esque artworks have a naïve - almost crude - aesthetic; brightly coloured, and constructed from throwaway, everyday items (Fake Adidas tracksuits, bricks, frozen pizza and inflatable toys), these objects become materials for Sampera’s sculptures and paintings. On other occasions Sampera presents crudely made sculptures which mimic classical crafts (hand-painted pots, ornate jars and vases). It is within the delivery of these pieces that Sampera’s artwork comes to life; low-brow objects combine with high-brow delivery methods - conversely, high-brow objects have low-brow subject matter. A group of inflatable toys sits under a Donald Judd-esque cube; Frozen pizza is piled - Felix González-Torres style - in the corner of the gallery space. A sculpture resembling an ancient Greek pot is painted with gangsters, Wu-Tang Clan’s logo and smileys.
‘Draw A Penis AND Run Away’ will present a body of new painting and sculpture by Sampera, who has recently moved to, and has been working in, London.
The exhibition will run from the 8th to the 30th November 2013 with an opening party on November 7th, from 6-9pm.
For a catalogue of available artwork, please contact email@example.com.
For the Long Live Southbank book.
A while old but the most on-point Save South Bank press I’ve seen!