Wish You Were Here – Stolenspace London

Last week and last chance to check out the summer group show at Stolenspace gallery in London.

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StolenSpace Gallery is delighted to present, ‘Wish You Were Here’, an eclectic showcase featuring original works from 40 leading urban contemporary artists.

Prompted with the prototypical postcard sentiment, each artist reimagines the phrase and translates it into their own visual language – setting their work in conversation with the many other creative minds featured in the show. Whereas some choose to uphold the typical associations of travel and summer vacation, others select less conventional interpretations, such as unrequited love, detachment and separation. The result of this variation offers a genuine overview of the vast and consistently increasing diversity of urban artists working cross the globe today – a diversity with StolenSpace is honoured to represent.

Featuring work by; Adam Caldwell, Alexander Chappell, Alexis Diaz, Augustine Kofie, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Buff Monster, Case Maclaim, C215, D*Face, David Bray, Drew Leshko, Erik Jones, Florence Blanchard, Herakut, Jaime Molina, Jason Woodside, Josie Morway, Kai and Sunny, Kevin Cyr, Mando Marie, Miss Van, Mysterious Al, Nic Bowers, Okuda, Paul Stephenson, PICHIAVO, Pref, RYCA, Remi Rough, Seth Armstrong, Shepard Fairey, Sylvia Ji, The London Police, The Lost Object, Von, Vinnie Nylon, Will Barras, Zest

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Stolenspace gallery 17 Osborn Street London. E1 6TD 020 7247 2684  contact@stolenspace.com http://www.stolenspace.com

VIBRATO at Galerie 1831 Paris

From June 7 – July 25,  I’ll be showing new colourful works as part of VIBRATO exhibition at galerie 1831 in Paris. The opening is tomorrow 6pm and coincides with the start of event LA DOLCE VITA at Carré Rive Gauche. More info here: https://monacomadame.org/2018/04/03/exposition-vibrato-du-7-juin-au-25-juillet-2018-a-la-galerie-1831-paris/

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QUICK EXIT – solo exhibition RUNTHINGS Gallery Montpellier (Fr)

This past month was the opening of my latest solo exhibition: QUICK EXIT at RUNTHINGS gallery in Montpellier Fr. Here are a few shots of the work I prepared for it.

Strawberry Thief (in reference to William Morris’ famous design) 50 cm x 50 cm acrylic on canvasArt by Florence BlanchardSWIPE II 60cm x 90cm Acrylic and gold leaf on canvasArt by Florence BlanchardArcadia SQUARE 1m x 1m Acrylic and gold leaf on canvasArt by Florence BlanchardSWIPE I 90cm x 60cm Acrylic on canvasArt by Florence BlanchardQuick Exit 3D 60cm x 60cm acrylic on MDF sealed with resinArt by Florence BlanchardWatching the paint dry the week before shipping 👩‍🔬Art by Florence Blanchard

URVANITY ART FAIR / Madrid 21-25 Feb 2018

This weekend in Madrid is the first edition of URVANITY ART FAIR. I’ll be showing work with Stolenspace gallery.  For more information please get in touch at contact@stolenspace.com
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ANAPHASE – new painting / URVANITY / Madrid 21 – 24 Feb 2018

Anaphase by Florence Blanchard

Later this month I’ll be showing work with Stolenspace gallery at URVANITY art fair. I just finished a brand new 100 x 150cm painting titled ANAPHASE, which I’m very excited about.  Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, ANAPHASE represents one of the several stereotypical phases of cell division. For more information please contact the gallery at contact@stolenspace.com

Anaphase by Florence Blanchard

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Wintergreen – New print

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I am very pleased to announce the release of a brand new screenprint edition in collaboration with Nelly Duff in London. This 8 colour print was produced at B&B printing studio in Sheffield and is now available both online HERE or in person at Nelly Duff

70 x 70 cm
8 colour  hand – pulled screenprint
Edition of 30

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COMPENDIUM @ TREASON GALLERY / Seattle

New work on view until October 28 at Treason Gallery 319 3rd Ave S Seattle, Washington 98104 USA.

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COMPENDIUM is an exploration of the contemporary abstract movement post graffiti. Utilizing blends of color, line work, and space as subjects, each artist’s unique approach to their work is weighted in the individualism and self-determination that graffiti culture fosters. COMPENDIUM’s roster highlights an eclectic blend of local, national and international artists all communicating through the visual language known as abstract art.

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ALTERED STATES @ Saatchi gallery

Really excited to be part of this exhibition, which is opening this week at Saatchi gallery in London. For this occasion I prepared a few new paintings I’m super pleased with. Please message me if you’d like to attend the private view this Thursday.

Altered States

Altered States showcases works by eight urban contemporary artists based in the UK. The artists featured in Altered States are: D.A.N.T.E., David Shillinglaw, Florence Blanchard, Kid Acne, Lily Mixe, Skeleton Cardboard, Sr.X and Victoria Villasana. The exhibition has been curated by Olly Walker.

By its nature art concerns transition and transformation. Ideas and emotions transform from impulses to physical images. Substances are transformed when rendered on surfaces, liquids become solids and colours merge. Similarly, artists find themselves living within a society that is constantly changing and presenting them with new challenges and opportunities.

The UK is home to a community of diverse artists. Some were borne in the UK and others were drawn to it; but all continue to explore artistic ideas as the nation evolves. Altered States showcases the output of a selection of British-based urban contemporary artists working today.

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Art by Florence Blanchard

ARCADIA 100 x 150cm

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La Grand Arche Paris

Mural Art by Florence Blanchard

This summer I’ll be taking part in 2 interesting exhibitions: Adventures in Modern Abstraction at Stolen Space gallery in London, and This Will Ruin Everything at The Light House in Glasgow.

Last month I went to Paris to paint on the 19th floor of iconic building La Grande Arche. Pretty cool hollow cubic building from the late 80’s which is aligned with Champs Elysée, L’Arc de Triomphe and Le Louvre!DSC_1312_72DSC_1324_72

From wikipedia: ‘A great national design competition was launched in 1982 as the initiative of French president François Mitterrand. Danish architect Johann Otto von Spreckelsen (1929–1987) and Danish engineer Erik Reitzel designed the winning entry to be a late-20th-century version of the Arc de Triomphe: a monument to humanity and humanitarian ideals rather than military victories. La Grande Arche was inaugurated in July 1989, with grand military parades that marked the bicentennial of the French Revolution. It completed the line of monuments that forms the Axe historique running through Paris.’

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