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
New work on view until October 28 at Treason Gallery 319 3rd Ave S Seattle, Washington 98104 USA.
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.
I’m excited to announce the start of a new collaboration with Redhouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate this month.
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion”
We are delighted to introduce the work of French painter, muralist and screenprinter Florence Blanchard.
Throughout April we will be exhibiting a small but perfectly formed group of original paintings and prints, with all works available to purchase in person from the gallery or online here.
Blanchard was one of the first female graffiti writers in France and began working in the early 1990s under the name Ema. She then moved to New York where she graduated with a PhD from New York University in 2008. This coincided with a progressive shift in style, moving away from traditional graffiti and adopting a more abstract approach. The artist’s recent work is directly inspired by her training as a scientist and depicts abstract molecular landscapes questioning the idea of visual perception.
“As a trained molecular biologist, I have thoroughly observed nature through powerful microscopic lenses. Underpinned by a knowledge that all matter is made of particles –
whether animal, human or mineral my artwork aims to magnify what the human eye can’t see. I invite viewers to immerse themselves in an uncanny macroscopic world. By representing molecules on a large-scale I aim to question our perception of our surroundings. Through bold geometric shapes, fluorescent colours and representations of particles colliding in planned riots of abstraction I aim to depict people flowing through the station at any instant with the ultimate goal to arrest this peculiar motion.”
Florence Blanchard, April 2016
These stunning works will be on display until Saturday 30th April. For further details please contact us here or call the gallery direct on +44 (0)1423 884400.