Malarky – Puppy Snatcher at Beach London
Beach London are playing host to the debut gallery solo exhibition of London-based graffiti artist Malarky.
After a two-year period painting in Barcelona with some of the city’s most prominent writers, Malarky adapted their sun-kissed, summer-loving, sangria-drinking, colour-bursting style. Upon returning to London in 2011, he took over the walls and shutters of East London, bringing a splash of fun to an area known for it’s dejected, grey and miserable ‘Street Art’. One of London’s most recognisable writers, few visitors to Shoreditch will have missed his ubiquitous Fox character, and his array of colourful friends unleashing chaos on the walls of the city.
Having spent the first half of 2013 living and working in Stoke-On-Trent, Malarky has applied his colour-soaked aesthetic to the city’s most infamous export; ceramics – creating his own versions of iconic pieces: hand-glazed plates, pottery, and… spaniels.
Puppy Snatcher will be Malarky’s first exhibition of this new body of work. It will also present a new direction for the artist, whose work, until this point, has been predominantly two-dimensional.
Malarky’s recent exhibitions include ‘WHO DARES’ at Airspace Gallery, Stoke, with GoldPeg, Deadbeat Summer, at the Lomography Store, London, and Pick Me Up graphic arts festival at Somerset House.
About Beach London:
Beach London is a gallery, bookshop and agency in Shoreditch that works with some of the world’s leading illustrators and designers. Beach encourage them to explore and develop their practice in a fine art context, as well as supporting it through editioning and publications. Beach London’s agency endorses creatives on a number of levels from commissioning their work for exhibitions and commercial work, as well as publishing and production.
Back To Malarky:
Not only is Malarky’s work fun, colourful and engaging, it is also well executed and I think street artists of this scale need to be massively appreciated in this time and age and in our country.
Make sure to check out the exhibition if you can!