Private View Tuesday may 5th, 7 till 10 pm
117 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB
‘Urbanism, that lover who makes our cities fascinating,
That lover who creates more barriers between us’. (Alessandro Bartolomei)
East London’s brand new venue the Dalston Superstore presents to you ‘We Heart Urbanism’, an exhibition born from the pages of Swedish illustrator Martin Wollerstam’s unique fanzine ‘Heart Heart’.
Wollerstam’s unmistakable illustrations are fast becoming a notorious part of east London’s urban landscape and across the board. His mono graphic lines create and deliver a twisted wit and social commentary; it is this individual take on the world that makes his curatorial skills so interesting and has resulted in this exhibition.
We heart Urbanism explores the work of five artists from around the world, living and creating work in urban environments, and exploring their responses to the concept of Urbanism. Through their artistic perception and language, a thought process is uncovered which creates a visual and conceptual urban landscape from the artist’s point of view.
Unexpectedly this is not an exhibition of Street art influenced work but subtle descriptions and poetic capturing of what makes us/we urban.
Martin Wollerstam is a Swedish illustrator based in London. He’s received commissions from Selfridge’s, Swear and night club Fabric to name a few.
His work is concerned about the ‘possibilities of illustrating the feelings and the emotions of his dark humoured drawings’.
Argentinean photographer Julia Corsaro is based in London. Her work mainly consists in documenting her own personal experience with any available camera and ordering pictures in sets that suggest hidden narratives.
As a part of music and art collective GIRLCORE, she is working together with other members in the launch of an art publication that will showcase female talent around the world.
Italian Photographer Alessandro Bartolomei is based in London and has had numerous exhibitions of his work in Italy.
Bigote Rojo is a Swedish born artist who lives between Sweden and London, for this exhibition his work concentrates on A highly populated urban environment called ‘Urville’ on an island off the coast of France. His work explores concepts of urban creators and the relationship between them, their metropolis, its inhabitants and humanity as a whole.
London based artist Alex Noble draws influences form Art Nouveau, comic books, 70’s poster art, myths and legend, pornography, sub culture, pop art, and fetishism.
In this exhibition he explores a humorous personal take on his responses to Urbanism, street culture, ghetto’s, urban jungles and homo eroticism in an urban landscape.