EXCEPTIONAL opened on Thursday 14th April at the Scream London gallery with an astonishing first night shared with our show artists, co-curator Remi Rough and wonderful crowd. Thank you so much to every involved and all who attended.
If you weren't able to make it for the opening, the show continues at Scream London until Thursday 20th May. We're open from 10am - 6pm Monday to Friday or by special appointment.
All artwork and prices can be viewed in the show catalogue here.
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You can see a selection of the artwork on the Scream walls below but do visit the gallery to view the whole show including the impressive 2 panel Human Error by Steve More, occupying the full front window and amazing 3 x 3 metre wall mural, Real Time, by Zanny Mellor.
You can also read more about each of the artists in our exhibition preview here.
EXCEPTIONAL is a group exhibition that connects with a shared minimalist sensibility use of traditional practices but very individual approaches. Employing a range of methods, each artist has developed a unique way of working with processes such as erasure, visual systems or spatial investigation. Their practices are often labour intensive, contrary to the reductive nature of the final work.
EXCEPTIONAL features artwork from:
EXCEPTIONAL is curated by Remi Rough & Ruth Wilkinson (Scream London).
Remi Rough (co-curator of EXCEPTIONAL) returns to Scream London on Thursday 28th April for the launch of his new publication #RoughSketches Volume 01. Remi will be signing all purchased copies of his book between 6pm and 8pm on the evening as well as customising each with a very special Remi Rough doodle.
Scream London is delighted to announce the release of Remi Rough’s new publication, #RoughSketches, with a launch event at the gallery where the artist will be signing and customising copies of the book and exhibiting a collection of new works on paper.
Join us between 6 - 8pm on Thursday 28th April when Remi will be return to the UK from his latest commission to officially launch #RoughSketches Volume 01 at the Scream London gallery. All copies of his book purchased on the evening will be signed by the artist and customised with a uniquue hand-drawn Remi Rough doodle.
Remi Rough's works are often described as ‘painting visual haikus’. A respected graffiti artist, London-based Remi Rough has also played a significant part in the development of ‘abstract graffiti’, a term that seems far too clinical to describe the accomplishments of his artwork, which has always been about the interplay of colour and shape.
Now his creations have made their way from wall to paper in the form of his new book. #RoughSketches is a collection of Remi’s drawings and sketches from a diverse catalogue of work spanning the last two decades (1996 - 2015). The book demonstrates the gradual progression in Remi’s works from graffiti lettering to the abstractions they have now become, with a focus on the interplay between geometry, line and space.
Most of the featured sketches are in black and white, as Remi often chooses to strip away all the unnecessary peripheral parts of graffiti while drawing and sketching in order to retain a focus on the development of style; it is this aspect of drawing process that enables him to develop his ideas for his paintings and large-scale mural projects.
Excerpts from #RoughSketches:
Scream London present ‘Exceptional', a group exhibition that connects seven artists with disparate working practices who share a minimalist sensibility. Employing a range of different methods, each artist has developed a unique way of working with processes such as erasure, visual systems or spatial investigation. Their practices are often labour intensive, contrary to the reductive nature of the final work.
The work presented in ‘Exceptional’ offers a contemporary vision of the traditions of abstraction. Some of the artists draw inspiration from the lines of urban architecture, some from surface and texture, and others from vintage system grids. Their work, however, avoids a nostalgic view of modernism and sits confidently within a post-digital landscape. The distinctive journeys that each of the artists go on in their daily routines in the studio are what brings them together in this exhibition.
‘Exceptional' because nobody else makes work in the same way that these seven artists do. ‘Exceptional' because the work is unique, not printed or manufactured but considered, built, erased, layered, constructed and painted by their own hands, using their own inimitable processes with incomparable results.
Last Thursday at Scream London we kicked off our first exhibition this year - AFTER SHOW PARTY. We were really excited to present works of our newest artists, as well as our long-term collaborators. We received a great response to works of Mark Petty, Jimmy C, Shuby, Marco Bettoni, Joe Cruz, Collagism, Schoony, Malarky, Nigel O'Neill and William Blanchard. The evening was spectacular, we hosted over 150 guests in the gallery. It was a great joy to see all the familiar faces, as well as get to know many new visitors.
AFTER SHOW PARTY turned out to be a great occasion to open our exhibitions programme for this year. The show will stay on until the 11th of March, so pop in anytime! You can also view the collection of exhibited prints on our website.
New works from Shuby.
Kate Moss by Joe Cruz.
Video installation from Collagism.
New print 'David Bowie, Café Royal' from Vincent McEvoy.
New work by Cassandra Yap.
Wall installation by Nigel O'Neill.
Unique collage by William Blanchard.
A Bubble series from Schoony.
Unique paintings by Jimmy C.
Jazzy Puppies from Malarky.
The beginning of the year is always a great opportunity to start a fresh page and discover what's new. In this spirit, we would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming group exhibition AFTER SHOW PARTY. The private view will be held on the 11th of February and is open to all!
AFTER SHOW is a transition from our Winter Exhibition, kicking off our new exhibition season in 2016. You can come and view works of our long-terms collaborators, like Remi Rough, Shuby, Collagism and William Blanchard. We are also really excited to showcase for the fist time the latest additions to the Scream family - Cassandra Yap, Jimmy C, Joe Cruz, Malarky, Mark Petty & Schoony.
Join us on Thursday 11th February from 6pm for a first view of the new works, plus some new year fizz and cheer with the Scream Team, friends and artists.
Space will be limited so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance.
Discover the newest members of Scream London.
Sensational prints, proving power of femme fatale and sex appeal. Cassandra is one of the most recent and the most popular artists at Scream Editions.
Renown London-based street artist, originally from Australia. Jimmy has developed his unique painting technique, which he called the 'drip paintings' and the 'scribble paintings', composed of layers of coloured drips or energetic lines to form vibrant and poetic cityscapes and portraits.
Schoony is a multi-talented urban artist whose unique aesthetic and technical brilliance has brought the art world by storm. His Hyperrealist sculptures question war, mortality and contemporary society.
Last Wednesday we've had a great pleasure to host a private view of Remi Rough's most recent exhibition 'Home'. The show is his first exhibition in London since 2009 and the great attendance proved that he has been missed in the capital! Everybody was impressed with Remi's latest body of works and had an amazing time.
This collection of complex works on wood, handmade paper and canvas invites you to share the artist’s world of London as Home. ‘Home’ plays with themes such as balance and imbalance, tension and geometric calculations - referencing Russian Constructionists such as Theo van Doesburg and Kazimir Malevich. In the window hangs a large intricate geometric composition on found wood that has been varnished in gloss. We see two pieces on wood in total, one in the window and one smaller version named after a Russian Sniper Rifle.
The show sees eighteen pieces on the left wall made with ink, spray paint and graphite - all on organic hand made paper. At the back of the gallery as well as at the front we have two works on canvas that has both developed whilst inspiration has struck during work on the larger series on paper. Two works over two weeks, called incision 1 and 2 are ‘cut outs’ throwing shadows on each other in a flood of light.
On the wall to the right we have a collection of fourteen smaller pieces again on organic hand made paper. These are marginal sketches towards bigger pictures and are the closest we get to Remis heritage of Graffiti Writing. Standing in the middle of the room your eyes will undoubtedly rest on Remis signature pink running through the gallery walls like a thrill of danger, landing elegantly at home in a massive wall installation at the back of the gallery.
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A new exhibition by Remi Rough
8th October - 3rd November 2015
Home alludes to London itself. Remi Rough was born in South East London in 1971 and has lived and worked in the city ever since. He is a leading figure within the new movement of urban modernist painters (Graffuturists / Graffuturism) - Remi has adopted the theories and practices of the modern masters that preceded him.
This new body of work explores the relationship of balance, tension and colour with geometric theory. The many formative years spent as a young practitioner of ‘graffiti style writing' have referenced these forward thinking abstractions. The letterforms and wild styles have progressed into a mature language of ‘Suprematism’.
The works are precisely designed geometric compositions that contrast heavily with their organic surfaces such as hand made papers or wood assemblages. They have more in common with the Russian constructivists of the 19th Century as they do the graffiti writers of the 20th Century. The paintings are concerned with mathematical questions of shape, size, relative position of figures and forms, which is fundamental in current human obsession with practical science.
"Remi Rough continues to challenge the boundaries of contemporary painting as he traverses between the collected history of art and todays urban lexicon. Thematically he continues to explore associations between Suprematism concepts, Abstract Expressionism and Graffiti art, which in practice and theory they become ever present. This amalgamation yields a new type of modernist painting, one that reflects his passion for the aforementioned but also his desire re-imagine it all for todays world."- Carlos Mare
Renowned for their work promoting contemporary print art in the UK, London based gallery Scream Editions will be bringing a curated selection of limited edition prints from 15 leading artists to show and sell direct to the public in the cultural capital of Sweden for two weeks in September.
Visitors to the pop up will get the chance to experience current work from all featured artists with mixed and arresting perspectives on contemporary pop and urban art but with shared approaches to print making. All prints will be available to buy directly from the show and give a unique opportunity for Stockholm art enthusiasts to discover new artists and the excitement of purchasing print editions, either as a serious art collector or an accessible way to own art at home.
The location in the heart of Östermalm has been selected to compliment the accessibility of the print format with a central location that favours retail shoppers and culture seekers alike with the Museum of Modern Art and Photographers gallery as close as the shopping stretch of Norrmalmstorg & Biblioteksgatan. Furthermore, all prints will be packaged within minutes of purchase to create a true ready-to-go art experience
Private View: Thursday 24th Sept 2015, 6pm – 8.30pm
Opening to the public: Sept 25th – Oct 3rd 2015
114 51 Stockholm, Sweden
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th September for the Private View.
For all press enquires contact Oliver Elliott email@example.com. For enquires related to the Stockholm location contact Maria Daun firstname.lastname@example.org. For enquires realted to the London gallery contact Ruth Wilkinson email@example.com.
Click the links below for more information on each artist and examples of their work.