I just came back from London where I spent a week working on an indoor mural for a private commission. As the design was going to cover the entire surface of one wall, and the rest of the room being already full with art we decided to go for a limited colour palette.
My latest commission: 180cm x 180cm, acrylic on canvas hand-made and installed in Sheffield UK.
New paintings and hand-printed works by Florence Blanchard & Kid Acne are currently on view at BLK BX x Trinity Leeds in a rare two person exhibition. The show, titled YES PLEASE! runs until February 24th, supported by additional prints from the B&B archives, celebrating some of the studio’s favourite collaborations and most popular graphics.
New works by Florence Blanchard & Kid Acne
February 8th – 24th
10am – 6pm (Thursday – Sunday)
BLK BX, Trinity Leeds, 27 Albion Street, LS1 5AT
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/
Alhambra (acrylic on1m x 1m canvas)
Left to right: St Tropez 20130, Strawberry Thief v2 (acrylic on 1m x 1m canvas)
St Tropez 2030 (acrylic on 1m x 1m canvas)
Work in progress…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
- ARCADIA 100 x 150cm
Last week I returned to 92 Burton Rd to extend the mural I had started back in November. The piece looks much bigger now!
Photos below: Helena Dolby
Opening tonight at 95B Mary street S1 4RT Sheffield 6-9p