On the wall: ©opy®ight

We recently had a chat with Copyright and found out all about him…

Introduction about yourself?
Hey my alias is Copyright, im an artist working out of Bristol, painting anything I can get my hands on.

How would you describe your work?
Kinda bitter sweet, deadly tattooed hot chicks, dripping, melancholy, pop chop Chinatown.

What is your favourite medium to work in?
Acrylic, love that shit.

How did you develop/find your own style?
Just years of practice, lots of destroyed canvases, painted over pieces, screwed up work. Eventually themes started to emerge and develop themselves. It took years tho, doesn’t happen overnight.

What/who are your biggest influences?
Love cartoons, cant unwind without watching something. Love all that comic book shop aesthetic. Love art, Audrey Kawasaki, Ben Frost, Faile, Sylvia Ji, Miss Van, Adam Neate, too many great artists to mention. Love coffee. Love Gin.

How has the internet and social media sites such as Facebook helped you as an artist?
Certainly helps me rant if ive had a crappy day.

Where would you like to see yourself in five years time?
Pretty much doing exactly what im doing right now, looking to start exhibiting more outside the UK, so something in the states would be cool.

What advice would you give to artists looking to break into the scene and develop a name for themselves?
Ive thought about this before, if anybody can be a good artist just by putting enough effort in, truth is I dunno, but to be good at anything takes passion and dedication. If your passionate enough about art youl sacrifice everything else, and practice, like every day for a few years, then see where your at.

Where can we see your work, upcoming shows?
I have a colaboration show coming up in Bristol in March with my other half Gemma Compton at the Upfest gallery. Then a joint show in London with Rone in April.

Visit Copyright’s website

On the wall: Snub

We recently sat down with SNUB a urban artist from Brighton..

Who is SNUB?
I’ve been creating artwork as SNUB for ten years or so, a variety of stencil and spray can art. I live and work in Brighton. SNUB is sponsored and powered by KOBRA spray paint.

How would you describe your work?
Relentless.
Diverse.
Hand Crafted.

What is your favourite medium to work in?
Spray paint, either freehand or stencil. My favourite tool is my scalpel, Swann Morten with a 10a blade.

How did you develop/find your own style?
It found me. It’s an addiction, if I could I’d paint and create work all day everyday. The more you do the more your style expands.

What/who are your biggest influences?
I read a lot of comics as a kid, mainly 2000AD and especially Judge Dread and the ABC warriors (Hammerstein, Deadlock, Joe Pineapples, Blackblood, Mongrol, Steelhorn, Mek-Quake, Ro-Jaws). I gather inspiration from rusty bits of metal and peeling paint, the music I listen to and the people I meet. I’m influenced by life. My friends. My family.

How have the Internet and social media sites such as Facebook helped you as an artist?
My work reaches a wider audience; I can paint something in the morning and post it to a buyer in Australia that afternoon. A gallery just can’t compete with that. I can paint a wall, upload it from my phone and have feedback and comments before I even get home.

Where would you like to see yourself in five years time?
Still creating artwork bigger and better than I have before.

What advice would you give to artists looking to break into the scene and develop a name for them selves?
Don’t try to break into a scene just keep painting and developing ideas. The rest will just happen.

One worders…

Pen or can?
Pencil
Wall or wood?
Metal
Belton or Montana?
Kobra

Where can we see your work, upcoming shows?
Upfest Festival 2012 – Bristol
Latitude Festival 2012 – Suffolk
Outlook Festival 2012 – Croatia
And many more yet to be confirmed

Visit Snub’s blog
Add Snub on Facebook
View Snub’s Flickr

Tilt invades UK

We are quite new to the work of Tilt at UAM but have really grown to like his work.. Recently featuring in POWs xmas show and also annihilating the outside of Village Underground (video above) Tilt has been tearing up the streets for years. We are loving his bold lettering and vibrant colour work.. Nostalgic sexy pop, meets dirty street.. loving it!

A little about the artist… Tilt is an internationally recognised traditional graffiti artist, originating from Toulouse in South France. A self declared “graffiti fetishist”, he learned his trade in the streets and on trains as a youngster. In the time since he did his first tags on a skateboard ramp back in ’88, his ensuing career has been nourished and influenced by extensive travel. Inspirational journeys have seen Tilt exhibit and leave his mark as far and wide as the U.S.A, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Taiwan, China, Canada, Philippines, Indonnesia, Maldivians and in excess of 12 countries throughout Europe.

Keep up to date with Tilt on his blog
Check Tilt out on Facebook
Check out some prints by Tilt at POW

Swoon at Swoon

The UAM team recently went down to Black Rat Projects at Cargo, London to see a fantastic Swoon installation. The show called ‘Murmuration’ was New York based Swoon’s first solo show in London and features some towering, bold, as well as beautifully delicate works. The show really highlights some of the great work that she has been producing for years on the streets and galleries around the globe.

Visit Swoons page at Black Rat Projects here