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Six Degrees of Separation, The Brick Lane Gallery

Category: Press Release
Date:     08 June 2009
Time:     07:15 AM


The Brick Lane Gallery is proud to present Six Degrees of Separation –  A collection of prints and
originals by legendary street artists,
Jamie Hewlett
Gee Vaucher
Paul Insect
Mode 2
Antonio Cabrera
and many more …

*All original works and prints in the exhibition are offered for sale by a selection of private
collectors. This is not an exhibition organised in connection with the artists directly.

Street art giant Banksy has managed to put the spotlight on street art, bringing it to the forefront
of popular culture through his controversial stencil work. From the streets of Bristol to the West
Bank Barrier between Israel and Gaza, Banksy’s work has both provoked outrage as well breed abiding
adoration. Banksy started rousing attention when his trademark guerilla stencil works cropped up all
over East London. His notorious imagery often sends out an anti-war, anti-capitalist or
anti-establishment message that is always accompanied by a clever wit.

Recently there has been much controversy stirring in the media around the identity of this street
art enigma. Up until now Banksy had managed to maintain his anonymity; however his mounting fame and
popularity has caused much mystery and intrigue and the sheer infatuation with finding the man
behind the spray can is a clear indication of the level of fame and success Banksy has elevated to.

New York based art collective Faile will also be featured in this unmissable show. Faile formed in
1999 and have since become pioneers of street art. Their name emerged from a common philosophy of
learning, growing and creating from failure – A constant theme in the undercurrent of all their
work. Faile juxtaposes a variation of visual influences mostly taken from popular culture; from
comic books to the yellow pages in order to address ideas such as dualism – love/hate, peace/war,
and violence/beauty. There is a strong sense of collaboration in their work, something that is very
important to Faile; not only in the act of working together but also in bringing a mixture of
different styles and influences to single pieces. The group has often described themselves as “DJs
synthesizing images to create visually visceral experiences.”

Faile started out wheat pasting flyposters to city walls where they still find much of their
inspiration and later moved on to stencil work. They have since branched into sculpture and
bookmaking but still remain based predominantly in screen-printing and stencil.

Frequent visitors to the streets of London, Faile’s success has afforded them an exhibition at the
Tate Modern and they have sold out in shows all around the world.

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