Mark McKenzie has dropped us a line about an exhibition offering the largest ever graffiti, street art exhibit in London.
Team Rex – Origin of the Species, presented by Team Robbo and WRH (We Rock Hard) runs at the Red Gallery, Shoreditch, London from 31th August.
Team Robbo represents a new order in the art world; a renowned graffiti crew was formed in 2010 by its founder and inspiration King Robbo – champion of the true Outsider art movement, antidote to the Banksy mythology and a rising star in the art market.
In the Summer of 2012, Team Robbo will take art lovers on a visual journey, exploring how the creative ‘DNA’ of street/train graffiti, spawned in New York City – developed, spread and mutated around the world, creating a kaleidoscope of art and culture.
Team Robbo’s new work will synchronize with the energy of an extraordinary collection of works by over a hundred invited international graffiti writers and artists from around the globe, including the full Team Robbo artist team – Choci-Roc, Doze, Fuel, PIC, Prime, alongside Pranksky.
If you would like to attend the exhibition Private View on 30th August, commencing at the Red Gallery, London at 6pm, please let the team know via the form on to their Private View page.
You will also be able to join the after party at East Village, nearby, which commences at 9.00pm on the 30th.
– The public exhibition opens every day from 31st August until 9th September. Opening hours Mon – Sat 10.00am – 7.00pm; Thursday 10.00am – 8.00pm; Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm. Entry is free. Web: www.teamrex.org/about
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.