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CityLeaks @ 30Works 2015


Streetart exhibition with ALIAS, Thomas Baumgärtel, DZIA, Mister P, Rourke Van Dal, Tankpetrol, Various & Gould, XooooX and xxxhibition.

During the third Urban Art Festival „CityLeaks 2015“ - which is taking place from 4th to 20th September 2015 in Cologne - is presenting new and never seen art works by the artists ALIAS, Thomas Baumgärtel, DZIA, Mister P, Rourke Van Dal, Tankpetrol,


For street art lovers, Cologne is the place to be in September. During the third edition of CityLeaks festival, the world’s greatest talents will convene there to create wall works and make the city a prettier place. But artists will not only work the streets, but will also exhibit within gallery walls. Apart from the show at Die Kunstagentin, another one will open for the occasion of this year’s event. A group urban art exhibition coming to 30works, entitled CityLeaks @ 30works, will feature ten prominent local and international artists you most certainly know: Alias, Thomas Baumgartel, Dzia, Mister P, Rourke van Dal, Tankpetrol, Various & Gould, XooooX and xxxhibition.

CityLeaks Festival 2015 in Cologne – The World on the Street Every two years since 2011, CityLeaks festival unites urban art and the citizens of Cologne, celebrating arts and promoting new talents. Working together with the city municipality, the festival organizers visually enrich the buildings and walls of Cologne, bringing together the world’s biggest names as well as emerging artists to show their passion and share it with the community. Joining this task will be 30works, one of the first spaces in Germany that has introduced pop and street art to the country’s vibrant scene. To celebrate the diversity of genres and styles there will be 10 selected artists from around Europe, with a series of works made with different techniques and revolving around a variety of contemporary topics.

CityLeaks @ 30works For the urban art exhibition at 30works, Berlin-based Alias will present his trademark stencil characters who criticise certain aspects of society through changing moods and gloomy appearance. Thomas Baumgartel, known for his iconic works throughout Cologne, will also be there, with his playful paintings of Peanuts and other familiar faces of today. Belgian wonderboy Dzia is bringing his famous golden line-filled animals, while French artist Mister P’s classic poster art will once again depict his country’s political and general atmosphere. UK artist Craig Everett, aka Rourke van Dal, plays with the cliches of Brit-pop with his clever spray paintings, while Polish Irek Jasutowicz, aka Tankpetrol, likes to depict his time in the military. The urban art exhibition will also feature the FaceTime series by famous German duo Various & Gould, and another local artist representing Germany is xxxhibition, with his comic icons and superheroes. Finally, exhibiting for the first time at 30works there’s XooooX with his female figures.

Urban Art Exhibition at 30works Urban art lovers, Cologne awaits you, as there will be a proper explosion of artworks all over city streets and within gallery walls. With its rich tradition in street arts, which involved legends like Banksy and D*Face, 30works continues to bring iconic artists and works into its vast exhibition space, and this will be their third time as the participants of CityLeaks festival. The CityLeaks @ 30works urban art exhibition will open at 30works in Cologne, Germany, on September 4th at 7pm. The show will run through September 20th, 2015.

Date: 4th September 2015
LABELS: 30 Works , Art Show , Canvas , City Leaks , Cologne , Contemporary , Exhibition , Old Classics , Pop Art , Rourke Van Dal , Stencil , Street Art , Urban Art

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Clockwork Charlie 1/1 - Spraypaint Release


Clockwork Charlie
Original Spraypainted stencil on Canvas Block, now available.

Date: 4th September 2015
LABELS: Canvas , Clockwork Charlie , Contemporary , Figurative , Icon , Legends , Mod Culture , Pop Art , Rourke Van Dal , Stencil , Street Art , Urban Art

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Poor Little Rich Girl 2 - Print Release


Limited Edition Print now available

Date: 14th August 2015
LABELS: Contemporary , Figurative , Original Painting , Poor Little Rich Girl , Rourke Van Dal , Street Art , Urban Art

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’Dont break my Heart’ Print Release


Edition of 25, available now in the Edition Prints section

Date: 12th August 2015
LABELS: Canvas , Contemporary , Don't break my Heart , Figurative , Limited Edition Print , Pop Art , Rourke Van Dal , Stencil , Street Art , Urban Art

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’Clobber’ New from the Skins & Punks Series


First from the ’Skins & Punks’ series
A small Spray painted edition on wood

Date: 11st July 2015
LABELS: Clobber , Contemporary , Figurative , Gavin Watson , Mod Culture , Original Painting , Pop Art , Rourke Van Dal , Skins & Punks Series , Spray Paint Edition , Stencil , Street Art , Urban Art

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Edie Sedgwick - Sirens NEW Series


A new series of work, a collection of Iconic Beauties, Glamorous, Breath taking Bohemians from all eras. Available as Spraypaints on Canvas at the moment, with Limited Edition Screenprints, later in the Year

Date: 20th June 2015
LABELS: Andy Warhol , Canvas , Contemporary , Edie Sedgwick , Figurative , Icon , Legends , Limited Edition Print , Original Painting , Pop Art , Rourke Van Dal , Sirens Series , Spray Paint Edition , Stencil , Street Art , Urban Art

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Loves Gunna Get you 1/1 canvas


Available as Comissioned Canvas, with unique Colour ways, contact for details.
2 Layer Spraypainted Stencil on Deep Edge Canvas Block.

Date: 18th June 2015
LABELS: 30 Works , Art Show , Canvas , Cologne , Contemporary , Exhibition , Figurative , Loves Gunna Get you , Original Painting , Pop Art , Rourke Van Dal , Spray Paint Edition , Street Art , Urban Art

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’Chap’ 3d Sculpted Paint protruding from the surface of a Discarded Pallett


Home Wanted for this ’Chap’ one of the last Sculpted paints, now available
One of the last 3d sculpted paints left, from 2011.
Decollage & Sculpted Paint, Newpaper, Emulsion & Acrylic on Wooden Pallet

Date: 11st June 2015
LABELS: 3d Sculpted Paint , Contemporary , Discarded Pallet , Figurative , Newspaper , Old Classics , Street Art , Technique , Urban Art

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Count on Me - Spraypaint on Canvas


Commissions available on request, email for more details

Date: 1st June 2015
LABELS: Canvas , Contemporary , Count on Me , Figurative , Old Classics , Original Painting , Pop Art , Rourke Van Dal , Stencil , Street Art , Technique , Urban Art

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Droogie Canvas Release


There will be a small Edition of 10 Canvases, available soon.

Date: 4th May 2015
LABELS: Canvas , Contemporary , Droogie , Figurative , Old Classics , Original Painting , Painting Progress , Pop Art , Rourke Van Dal , Stencil , Street Art , Technique , Urban Art

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Rogue Gallery Shop


Now open for business, selling classic Rourke Van Dal prints, 2nd chance for rare images.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Rogue Print, available in 2 sizes
Price from £29
Signed not numbered

Date: 4th May 2015
LABELS: Contemporary , Old Classics , Pop Art , Rogue Gallery , Rogue Prints , Street Art , Urban Art

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Craig Everett Paintings


Progress of latest paintings by Craig Everett. If you would like any more information, don’t hesitate to email.

Date: 4th May 2015
LABELS: Canvas , Contemporary , Craig Everett , Figurative , Landscape , Limited Edition Print , Northern , Original Painting , Painting Progress , Portrait , Street Art , Technique , Urban Art

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Artist’s Edition of Pipe Dreams by Craig Everett


New print by Craig Everett now available.
’Pipe Dreams’
Signed & Numbered Giclee Archival Print on 315gsm Paper
56cm x 70cm
Limited Edition of 10
Series/Version: Artist Proof ’Once Upon a Grime’
Price: £175

Date: 4th May 2015
LABELS: Contemporary , Craig Everett , Figurative , Landscape , Limited Edition Print , Once upon a Grime , Original Painting , Street Art , Technique , Urban Art

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Apple Mag - Spraypainted Edition - Release 7/1/2015


Apple Mag Spraypainted Edition of 10 on deep edge canvas, size: 24" x 18".
will be available from 7/1/2015. Price £225

Date: 5th January 2015
LABELS: Apple Mag , Canvas , Contemporary , Pop Art , Spray Paint Edition , Stencil , Street Art , Urban Art

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Love me Long Time - 3d Sculpted Paint


Busy finishing as many commissions as I can before Christmas. This one just needs Varnishing tomorrow. An old Tatty wooden Pallet is the base for this piece, first I collaged newspaper, crinkling it as put it on. Threw a bit of tea on it. Then went to work on sculpting the shape of the Panda. With a chisel I then gouged out the outline for more dark, added a bit of fibre glass. Lastly started the actual painting, building up the layers and creating the details.

Date: 22nd December 2014
LABELS: 3d Sculpted Paint , Contemporary , Discarded Pallet , Love Me Long Time , Newspaper , Original Painting , Painting Progress , Street Art , Urban Art

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Avone - The New Yorker


AVone - Anthony Vasquez.
Folding poster for his upcoming solo exhibition "The New Yorker". Opening reception 5th Dec - 19h at 30works gallery, Cologne. Get a signed one at opening reception!

Date: 5th December 2014
LABELS: 30 Works , Art Show , Cologne , Contemporary , Exhibition , Pop Art , Stencil , Street Art , Urban Art

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Painting a Pallet Front


Firstly I used Silver spraypaint lightly covering the surface of the Pallet. Then brushed on Blue emulsion, before dry gentle rub off excess emulsion with a cloth. The blue emulsion seeps in to all the crevices and grain of the battered worn wood.

Date: 11st November 2014
LABELS: Discarded Pallet , Painting Progress , Street Art , Technique , Urban Art

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Bear with a Sore Head - Print Release


Novembers Print Release is ’Bear with a Sore Head’ Signed & Numbered Archival Print on 315gsm Paper

’The hats were first worn by British soldiers in 1815, following the defeat of Napoleon’s French Imperial Guards at the battle of Waterloo. The French grenadiers wore bearskins to appear taller and more intimidating, and Britain adopted the towering hats for soldiers in ceremonial duties and guarding royal residencies as a symbol of their victory.’
The standard bearskin of the British Foot Guards is 18 inches tall, weighs 1.5 pounds and is made from the fur of the Canadian black bear. However, an officer’s bearskin is made from the fur of the Canadian brown bear as the female brown bear has thicker, fuller fur and is dyed black. An entire skin is used for each hat.
In 1997, Minister for Defence Procurement Lord Gilbert said that he wanted to see bearskins phased out as soon as possible due to ethical concerns, but no replacement was available at that time.
In 2005, the Ministry of Defence began a two-year test of artificial fur for the hats. The army has already replaced beaver hats and leopard skins, worn by some of its soldiers, with artificial materials. In March 2005, Labour MP Chris Mullin called for an immediate ban on bearskin hats stating that they "have no military significance and involve unnecessary cruelty."
Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has protested against the continued use of real fur for the guards’ hats, alleging that the animals are killed cruelly. For several years, PETA members have held demonstrations, including one at St. Peter’s Hill, near St Paul’s Cathedral, in 2006. PETA wants the fur hats to be replaced with synthetic materials and claims that the Ministry of Defence has not done enough to find alternatives. In February 2011, Joss Stone appeared in a PETA advert targeting the Ministry of Defence, showing the 23-year-old soul singer holding a teddy bear that covers her naked body and features the slogan ’Bear Hugs, Not Bear Caps’." Army officials say approximately 100 skins are taken every year from the annual cull of thousands of bears by native Inuit hunters in a Canadian government programme to keep numbers under control.

Date: 10th November 2014
LABELS: bear with a sore head , Contemporary , Limited Edition Print , Pop Art , Street Art , Urban Art

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Look Mickey! Group Exhibition


34FineArt is pleased to announce a new group exhibition entitled Look Mickey! The exhibition will feature works by several well known local and international artists, who have in various ways appropriated this iconic image of popular culture.

Mickey Mouse was created 87 years ago by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at Walt Disney Studios in California, and the much loved figure is now often associated with mass media and consumerist culture. Starting life as Mortimer Mouse, Mickey first became widely know after featuring in the film Steamboat Willie, which premiered in New York on November 18, 1928. The film was an instant success, and was also the first animation to precisely synchronise its audio and visual tracks. Ub Iwerks’ initial design was significantly influenced by the frame animation requirements of the time, with Mickey’s circular body and three fingered hands proving much quicker, and therefore cheaper, to animate by hand. Over the years the character has undergone several makeovers, and has also been joined by a cast of anthropomorphic friends, like girlfriend, Minnie Mouse, Pluto the dog, Donald Duck, Goofy, and his nemesis, Pete. Animator Fred Moore was responsible for the first changes, replacing Mickey’s round frame with a pear-like body more reminiscent of the shape we know today, as well as shortening his nose and adding pupils and white gloves.

By 1937, Disney Studios was producing about 12 Mickey short films a year, and between 1930 and 1975 Mickey was also featured extensively as a comic strip character drawn by Floyd Gottfredson. Merchandising followed, as well as the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series, resulting in Mickey becoming one of the most identifiable cartoon icons in the world. This ubiquity also lead to the image being appropriated as a form of symbolic cultural currency. On American ballot papers, for example, the figure is sometimes used to indicate a protest vote, and further afield Mickey is often seen to symbolise the USA and the greed of its large corporations in the protection of trademarks and copyright infringement.

In the same way Mickey has been reworked and celebrated by various artists, including Keith Haring, Banksy, Takashi Murakami, and Damien Hirst, and has inspired a younger generation of Pop and Urban artists. Both Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol also produced seminal works based on Mickey as icon and visual image.

"The idea of doing [a cartoon painting] without apparent alteration just occurred to me ... and I did one really almost half seriously to get an idea of what it might look like. And as I was painting this painting I kind of got interested in organizing it as a painting and brought it to some kind of conclusion as an aesthetic statement, which I hadn’t really intended to do to begin with. And then I really went back to my other kind of painting, which was pretty abstract. Or tried to. But I had this cartoon painting in my studio, and it was a little too formidable. I couldn’t keep my eyes off it, and it sort of prevented me from painting in any other way, and then I decided this stuff was really serious ... I would say I had it on my easel for a week. I would just want to see what it looked like. I tried to make it a work of art. I wasn’t trying just to copy. I realized that this was just so much more compelling." – Roy Lichtenstein

Prominently featured in this exhibition and a first in South Africa, will be works by one of the youngest individuals currently making waves in the art world, fourteen year old Skyler Grey from Los Angeles. Already described as one of the brightest up-and-coming artists in the United States, Grey is your average 14 year-old, except for the impressive fact that his unique street art is on display in galleries across the globe, rather than on the family fridge. Grey’s work has been showcased in London, Switzerland and his first solo show in 2013 in LA drew huge crowds.

“I think art is a language and a lot of people don’t speak that language. One of the reasons a lot of people don’t speak that language is because they took the arts out of schools.” - Skyler Grey

Also included in the show will be a highly sought after limited edition Mickey interpretation by Damien Hirst especially commissioned by Disney, the original of which fetched £ 902,500 at auction; as well as works by artists Takashi Murakami, Mr. Brainwash, Ceet, Rouke Van Dal, Trust Icon, Eyesaw, Robin Coleman, Pegasus, Osch, RTX, Dillon Boy, Death NYC, Lewis Bannister, Esther Mahlangu, Asha Zero and Jade Doreen Waller.

Do not miss the opening on Tuesday 11 November 18:30. Runs until 20 December.

Date: 9th November 2014
LABELS: Art Show , Cape Town , Contemporary , Exhibition , Mickey Mouse , Pop Art , South Africa , Street Art , Urban Art

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LA Contraband


LA CONTRABAND is a unique and exclusive urban art event unlike any other that has ever hit Los Angeles! Black Apple Gallery will present some of the very top and most sought after urban talents from Norway, the UK and Australia to show their original works for the very first time in Los Angeles; and for some, the very first time in the U.S. These cutting edge creative forces are well known world-wide. Their works are in high demand and even shorter supply. Most all of their creations adorn urban walls from London and Paris to Australia and Japan, with the even rarer canvas and print works having been snatched up literally minutes after their release. Practically none of this amazing work has ever seen the shores of the U.S. let alone Los Angeles… Until now. The main goal of this event is to bring the work of these amazing talents to the true fans of the work and to the eyes of those who would normally never get the chance to ever see it at all. This one night only event will feature one of LA’s top DJs providing the sound track to this unique visual experience and an open bar featuring Glenfiddich & Monkey Shoulder whisky, Hendrick’s Gin and Reyka Vodka. Enjoy it straight up or have a specially crafted selection by our mixologists. Some of the artists will also be creating limited edition prints, exclusive to this LA event, which will be available at the venue. As you can see, this will truly be an exciting historic event and if you are reading this then you have the unique opportunity to be an integral part of it. Above is a current list of the artists that will be featured as of this update and the list has been growing as the date grows closer. Some of these artists will actually be in LA for the very first time leaving their marks throughout Los Angeles and very possibly attending the event anonymously. Miss this one and you’ll cry yourself to sleep for the rest of the year. Current Featured Artist List: Including Dolk, Martin Whatson, Dot Dot Dot, SHOK-1, Eelus, PEETA, John Doe, Pure Evil, K Guy, JPS, Rourke Val Dal, Sandra Chevrier, Trust Icon, Daniel Mernagh.

Date: 9th November 2013
LABELS: Art Show , Black Apple Art , Contemporary , Exhibition , Los Angeles , Mayor Eric Garcetti , Street Art , Urban Art

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City Leaks @ 30 Works


During Cologne’s first international urban art festival „Cityleaks“ 30works gallery is present certainly. For a thrilling exhibition Gérad Margaritis (gallery manager of 30works) selected art works of five urban artists who fight with spraycans, stencils and pastings against sluggishness and social evil – rebellious, battlesome and barefaced: Thomas Baumgaertel (Bananen Sprayer) Artists: EMESS, L.E.T., Rourke Van Dal, Van Ray

Date: 10th September 2011
LABELS: 30 Works , Art Show , Cologne , Exhibition , Pop Art , Street Art , Urban Art

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Jackson Pollock Portrait by Rourke Van Dal


Decollage & Sculpted Paint protruding from the surface of a Discarded Pallett. Newpaper, Emulsion & Acrylic

In 1946 Jackson Pollock’s artwork went through dramatic changes with the emergence of his dripped and poured canvases. These “drip” paintings consisted of layered swirls of color on black ground in which the artist’s process and movements can be seen in how the colors are layered on top of one another. Pollock became on of the most famous painters of the Abstract Expressionist movement and/or style for his gestural paint application: pouring, flicking and dripping onto canvas laid out on the floor. He used sticks, brushes and chicken-basters to apply the paint to the canvas. Pollock believed that the “action” of the artist tapped into the subconscious – automatism. He was primarily interested in the dramatic unfolding of the unconscious on the painting’s surface and the creation of an allover surface. He believed that dripped and poured canvases eliminated all recognizable imagery and that an act of painting was an act of self-realization heavily influenced by existentialism – which draws on their principle of state of being is defined by action.

Historical and Cultural Context: In the early ’50s the Abstract Expressionist movement became increasingly more popular in New York as well as in Europe. The artists working in this style sought to express inner feelings, spiritual ideas and universal concepts through abstract forms. In an effort to move away from World War II, the Holocaust in Europe, the threat of the atomic bomb and McCarthyism in America, Abstract Expressionist artists transformed the activity of painting into an almost spiritual practice. Formal elements such as line, shape and color became the means to express universal feelings, spirituality and even sometimes the psyche of the artist.

Date: 6th May 2011
LABELS: 3d Sculpted Paint , Contemporary , Discarded Pallet , Jackson Pollock , Portrait , Stencil , Street Art , Technique

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dirty works @ 30works


Dirty, snotty, rebellious, rude, anarchistic, provocative, criminal sometimes – Streetart devours the Sacred Cow of art business. Now the young wild ones overrun Cologne. From 12th December 2009 to 16th January 2010 30works gallery will be the meeting point of sympathisers of 21 century’s pop art. International streetartists introduce their works at the exhibtion dirty works @ 30works. Editions of british streetart idols like Banksy or D*Face will be shown as well. „artists of dirty works @ 30works“ are: EMESS, JUST, L.E.T., Peter Mück, Nils Müller, Neromonga, Shyeone SMASH137, Marcel Terrani, Rourke Van Dal

Date: 12th December 2009
LABELS: 30 Works , Art Show , Cologne , Exhibition , Pop Art , Street Art , Urban Art

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30 Works - Cologne


Date: 3rd December 2009
LABELS: 30 Works , Art Show , Cologne , Contemporary , Exhibition , Pop Art , Street Art , Urban Art

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Dig The New Breed


RedHouse Originals is delighted to introduce ’Dig The New Breed’; an exhibition of original paintings and prints by some of the most exciting artists working in Urban Contemporary art and illustration. The exhibition features the launch of a brand new print edition by Rourke Van Dal. Due to popular demand Summertime will be available to purchase at the exhibition preview and for the duration of the exhibition. ’Dig The New Breed’ will also feature recent work by Maria Slovakova, Neverwork, Replete, Tomo and The Studio of Ezra Parr Street Recording Studios, Liverpool L1 4JN

Date: 24th September 2009
LABELS: Art Show , Contemporary , Exhibition , Pop Art , RedHouse Originals , Street Art , Urban Art

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