“I’M AS SERIOUS AS CANCER
WHEN I SAY RHYTHM IS A DANCER” TURBO. B (SNAP 1992)
Stolen Space proudly presents a new body of work from renowned UK street artist Kid Acne.
This exhibition explores the relationship between graffiti and smoking by way of introducing us to a new set of characters known as ‘Art Fags’ – a play on words and inspired by the tongue-in-cheek response to the expression ‘Art Fag’ – a term adopted by the more fundamentalist graffiti writers to describe Street Artists, criticizing them for their less hardcore and arguably more contrived contribution to the urban landscape. Both smoking and graffiti can be seen as rebellious, cool and particularly appealing to teenagers. Though through repetition they can both equally become a compulsion, cause serious problems in adult life and are “filthy habits” hard to quit.
April 1st – 24th
Stolen Space. The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1