For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Kyle Platts to share his favorite place to eat. Kyle is a London-based artist and illustrator, who has created some of our favorite art comics, including Megaskull and Festival Frenzy. Continue reading for his answer.
AMERICAN HANDMADE PAINTINGS
March 29, 2014 – May 3, 2014
Opening March 29, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac
7 Rue Debelleyme
Jacob Ovgren is one of the main artists behind Polar Skateboards in Europe. In his current show SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit) at Beach London, he extends his graphic drawings onto paper and explores awkward moments of humanity in his own fun way.
For his new book, Dalston Anatomy, Lorenzo Vitturi took pictures, made sculptures and created collages with materials and objects he found amongst the debris of London’s Ridley Road Market.
For his site-specific installation, “Miner on the Moon,” artist Alex Chinneck turned a London building upside down. “I’m conscious that when a person walks through the doors of an art gallery they do so through choice, but people do not make that choice when presented with public sculpture,” Alex says. “I wanted to create an artwork therefore that offered spectacle but was simultaneously subtle and by using the material and architectural language of the district the artwork has the ability to disappear into its environment without dominating it.”
A new short film by Will Robson-Scott
“John and his dog George are a fixture on Shoreditch High Street year round. His drawings of the east London land marks and portraits of George provide John with an escape from his demons. His past is tainted with living rough and addiction. George is Johns closest companion, he and drawing are Johns one constant in life.”
Directed by Ewen Spencer
Reminiscing on the golden days of garage with MC Creed and Mike ‘Ruff Cut’ Lloyd.
“For the past year, I have collected discarded drug bags from the streets of South London in order to map public drug consumption in the capital. These bags are not only interesting pieces of miniature street art that most people will pay little to no attention to but they also carry the uneasy trace of an illicit activity. The pinpoints of dependency, of criminal transactions, of ways of life that are often well hidden. They are unseen events made visible.
These are a small selection of the near 150 bags I have mapped so far. My family are disgusted with me.”
Eddie Huang heads to London for Fresh Off The Boat
A film by Will Robson-Scott
“This film follows Jela, brought up in the heart of the East End of London in a Turkish and English family. He talks about his memories of growing up in the 80s and 90s and his time on the streets and on football terraces. Jela grew up fast, being immersed in football violence , skinhead culture , and hard drug use before his life spiraled out of control, now sober he looks to the future. The East End he grew up in has changed on the surface but many of the faces he grew up with remain the same. His struggles have made him what he is today and Jela is East London through and through.”