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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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
For weekly updates: IG @FlorenceBlanchardArt / Twitter @FlorenceEma

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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.

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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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Moieties for Sheffield Printing 3D

This week is the launch of Printing Sheffield 3D a new exhibition of works printed by the Printing Sheffield >>>3d team at Hallam university and curated by Human studio as part of Catalyst /Festival of Creativity.
For the occasion I created a series of structures titled ‘Moieties’ based on found objects, which were scanned and assembled together through 3D printing. I’m really pleased with the outcome and loved working on this. Thanks Ian Gwilt, Nick Dulake and Nick Bax for inviting me.

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SOMETHING MADE DIFFERENT #SHEFFIELD

Friday is the opening of a new group exhibition at B&B Gallery: SOMETHING MADE DIFFERENT. I will be showing a series of new paintings inspired by my last trip to Bekkai Japan.

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Owen Richards (UK), Seiko Kinoshita (JP), Jo Peel (UK), Florence Blanchard (FR), Christopher Jarratt (UK) 

July 1st –  24th / B&B Gallery, Sheffield 95B Mary street
Opening times: Saturdays 10am – 4pm / weekdays by appointment
Private View: Friday 1st July / 6-9pm (Please RSVP  bradburyblanchard@gmail.com) 

After a successful debut at Parades Gallery in Matsumoto, Japan, we are delighted to bring this wonderful group show to a UK audience. Join us for the second instalment of SOMETHING MADE DIFFERENT – a collaborative exhibition of new works by 5 international artists, inspired by Japanese imagery and experiences.

The juxtaposition of Japan’s rich cultural heritage sitting alongside unique social and pioneering technological environments lends itself to diverse responses. Each artist has spent time in various parts of Japan, which has informed their individual take on a country of great contrasts. Photographs, paintings, textiles and mixed media installations will be on view throughout in the B&B gallery space throughout July.

Summer is here and it is time for SOMETHING MADE DIFFERENT.

SOMETHING / MADE / DIFFERENT Parades Gallery Matsumoto JP

This Friday is the opening of SOMETHING / MADE / DIFFERENT  a four person exhibition  at Parades gallery in Matsumoto Japan with artwork by Jo Peel, Chris Jarratt, Owen Richards and myself. The exhibition will travel to Tokyo later in the year.

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Something made differentとは今あるものを別のものにするという意味があります。

日本の豊かな文化遺産と共存するユニークな社会、先駆的なテクノロジー、それらが混じり合った環境は多様なレスポンスを生み出します。
本展ではそんな多様性のある『日本』を4人の海外アーティスト達が独自の視点で捉えた作品を展示します。彼らが「春の訪れと共に新しい形を追求しましょう」とアートをを通じて呼びかけている作品は今ある日常を別の角度から切り取っています。
For any enquiry: paradesgallery@gmail.com 080 4426 2265

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Each artist will be exhibiting their individual response to Japan, a country of great contrasts. The juxtaposition of its rich cultural heritage sitting alongside unique social and pioneering technological environments lends itself to diverse responses……… Spring is here and it is time for something made different.

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グループ展【 SOMETHING / MADE / DIFFERENT 】

開催期間:4月29日(金)〜 5月8日
営業時間:12:00 – 19:00
* 展示期間中無休

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