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May 13, 2010

Armsrock solo show at Signal Gallery 'Drawn Towards the Present' Starts June 3rd

The Danish artist Armsrock, is one of a handful of artists on the Urban/Street art scene whose work reaches out beyond the confines of the genre. The quality and unique nature of his work, both on the street and for the gallery, has made him stand out in that talented crowd.
Armsrock's work consists of delicately drawn figures, which he pastes on walls in urban settings. Mostly life-size portraits of humans on the edge of society, the character and placement of these pieces make them feel, sometimes, as if they have been tattooed to the wall. At other times, they can appear transitory - as if they had just arrived at a scene and are about to move on. More recently, he has developed an analogue projection technique that enables him to combine his magical drawn figures with light. This has the effect of making the images even more fragile and fleeting, almost like ghosts.
His new show in Signal Gallery is called 'Drawn Towards The Present'. The show will be built around an installation that will consist of monumental charcoal drawings on rice paper. The imagery represented in the drawings is based on press-clippings from the artist's archive, which have been reworked to create a fragmentary representation of contemporary history and a glimpse into our future hopes and fears.
Armsrock, was born in 1984 in Copenhagen and graduated at the Hochschule Für Kunst in Bremen, Germany. The quality of his art has been recognised internationally and has been seen in streets and public spaces across Europe and the United States. He has also shown his work extensively in traditional art institutions, such as museums and galleries. This is a young artist whose passion and commitment to his craft has won him supporters and buyers wherever he has shown his work.

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When Private View: 3rd June Open: 4th - 19th June
Where Signal Gallery, 96a Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AA www.signalgallery.com Tel: 07766 057 212
More information Patrick Palmer JAMMedia Ltd www.jam-media-ltd.co.uk


May 28, 2010

Figurative art gets Real - again


Go Figurative, the world's first online gallery and
community exclusively for figurative art, today announces another first: It is
to stage Hampstead's largest ever figurative art show. Real, Hampstead will be
held at St Stephen's, Hampstead from 23rd to 27th July this year. The show will
feature a wide range of contemporary figurative art, together with a series of
events including drawing classes, talks and a display of self- portraiture
created by young people from homelessness charity, Centrepoint.

This is the first time that the newly renovated St Stephen's, a giant of the
Victorian era, has been used to hold an art show. "We are delighted to be able
to provide our large, light, airy space as the venue for this ground-breaking
event. This promises to be a visual feast," said Michael Taylor, Chairman, St
Stephen's Restoration and Preservation Trust.

"After the success of our first show in Chelsea back in March, we felt enormous
pressure from artists and buyers alike to display in the real world again.
Hampstead, with its vibrant and creative heritage, is the perfect venue for a
show of this scale and substance,' said Sally Perry, Co-Founder and Director, Go
Figurative.

'As well as the opportunity to buy some fantastic work by over 30 artists,
Real, Hampstead will also provide the opportunity to pick up artistic skills in
one of the master classes; enjoy some talks and support good causes, not least
of which is St Stephen's itself,' said Janine Collins, Co-Founder and Director,
Go Figurative.

Real, Hampstead will comprise a wide range of contemporary figurative art,
including works by the National Portrait Gallery's BP Portrait Award shortlisted
artist David Eichenberg and award winning artists; Anita Klein, Keren
Luchtenstein, Nicholas Phillips and Suzie Zamit. More than 100 artworks from
artists from the UK, mainland Europe and the US will be on show.

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David Eichenberg
Lauren II
Oil on panel

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Suzie Zamit
Tony
Clay

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Nicholas Phillips
Subtitle
Watercolour

For further information please contact:
Sally Perry 07500 906 493
sallyperry@gofigurative.com
www.gofigurative.com/realhampstead

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