When Masai (Louis Michel) got in touch with me few weeks ago about the exhibition I’ve thought it will be a great show: the West Bank Gallery is a very nice exhibition space and the artists involved, like Rick Dep Walker, Data, InkFetish and Belin, are some of my favourites, so I was more than glad to take part to the preview and write this review.
As for the other times the exhibition starts outside with few live paintings: very nice graffiti and art, in particular I’ve really liked Dep’s artwork, that you can see here on the left.
After been outside for a while taking pictures and enjoying the artworks taking shape (something I really like), I’ve finally went inside to see the main part of the show.
Inside the pleasant surprise: if from one side in fact I could imagine how the show could be, from the other side I really couldn’t expect such a good mix of different styles and techniques.
Starting from some nice Manga by InkFetish and passing by the great “Can Sculptures” by Monstieur and Lucy Sparrow’s felt art, I’ve explored the gallery really delighted by the high quality of all the artworks. Of course I’m not saying I’ve liked all the artworks, however I’ve to admit that the average quality and the skills level of all the artists were really high, so on the end I’ve appreciated most of the canvases and sculptures.
In general what I’ve appreciated most has been the variety of styles and techniques, but if I’ve to choose my favourite pieces I will say Masai’s and Vera Edwards’ canvases (in the secret room), Data and Dep artworks, the “Subdued Head” by Jim McElvaney and definitively Monstieur’s Carling Fairy.
You can see some pictures of the exhibition in this page and the full gallery here, however if you are in London I suggest you to go and enjoy this great show.
A special thanks to Louis Masai Michel, all the artists and West Bank Gallery to let us take so many and nice pictures and to Laura Moreno who took all the pictures.