Alas, we’re late getting onto this due to workload, but the next one up will be a mad display of fours artists who have all really been kicking ass lately – Fintan Magee, Guido Van Helten, Scott Marsh and Sofles.
“4 Letter Word” is a Group exhibition by 4 Artists and friends from different parts of Australia and Abroad.
Fintan Magee has moved away from traditional graffiti in recent years, Fintan Magee has started to explore new ideas and imagery within his painting. In the last year he has created some of the largest and most striking street pieces in Australia. His bold guerrilla mural works often combine still life painting of found objects with installation elements. Magee’s works explore themes of waste, consumption, loss and transition. They contain a sentimentality and softness influenced by children’s books.
Guido van Helten is a street artist primarily based in Brisbane. Guido’s work explores personal artistic expression through his unique and evolving painting style. With a diverse artistic background ranging from printmaking, photography and traditional graffiti, Guido’s work presents a fluent merge of these processes. Often using harmonious and unique colour combinations, Guido is committed to creating a balance between the urban environment and his painted imagery, exploring themes of urban identity, architecture and place.
Scott Marsh is a Sydney based artist who’s work is well recognized amongst the national graffiti community. Having diversified his interests within his visual output in recent years, Scott’s current works are celebrations of gutter culture, ladies of the night, acid trips, guns and galves. Scott‘s work uses loose brush lines with dynamic colour ways to execute his striking large scaled paintings.
Sofles has many a finger in many a pie, his work spreads across illustration, tattoo, canvas and any markable surface. Sofles’ imagery is wide and varied, with collages of mind-bending abstraction melting into intricate form, perfect snapshots of the artist’s wild imagination. Sofles’ bold use of colour renders pieces so distinctive that they have firmly set his reputation as one of Australia’s most-watched contemporary artists.
This will be fucking grand – any of you in Sydney, you have a busy night ahead of you!
Who: Fintan Magee, Guido Van Helten, Scott Marsh, Sofles
What: 4 Letter Word group show
Where: Lower-Fi Collective, 7-9 Little Bourke St, Surry Hills
When: Show is on for one night only – Thursday 29th November from 6pm til 9pm.
Check out the Lo-Fi Collective website for more info on the whole Lower-Fi website.