Wednesday, 26 November 2008

EGS, PINKY & R. MAURICE PRINT AVAILABLE NOW!

The 'Universal' collaborative print from Egs, Pinky & Russell Maurice is now available at our online shop as well as the gallery... It's a limited edition of 50, signed by all 3 artists and is £75...

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

PREVIEW PARTY THIS SATURDAY!

We have the preview party of our new group show this Saturday night, the 22nd, 7pm till 10pm. The show features new work from Egs, Pinky and Russell Maurice... Everyone is welcome, there'll be free drink and a chance to pick up a limited edition collaborative print from the three artists. It's an edition of only 50, signed by all three artists. It's £60 on the night and £75 afterwards... It's A2, silver ink on black paper... And it looks like this...

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

EGS, PINKY & R. MAURICE 'UNIVERSAL' SHOW!


We are really excited about this... On the 22nd of this month we see the start of a group show of brand new work from Egs, Pinky and Russell Maurice. The show is called 'Universal'... There will be original pieces, a limited edition collaborative print and... if you make it down to the opening party on the 22nd, more free beer!

Friday, 7 November 2008

HUNGOVER...




For anyone who isn't fortunate enough to call Bristol their home, or if you are a local but haven't wandered past our odd little gallery yet... then here's some photos of how we are looking...

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

'UNIVERSAL' GROUP EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS FROM EGS, PINKY & RUSSELL MAURICE 22ND NOVEMBER





'Universal' An Exhibition with new works from Egs, Pinky and Russell Maurice

22nd November - 6th December

Friend and Co is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works by Egs, Pinky and Russell Maurice.

Universal brings together recent works from three like-minded artists and friends. Having met during the nineties through their involvement in graffiti, each artist takes their own set of influences from this culture – reinterpreting elements of its visual language to explore further abstractions. Recent work from all three artists reveals a common ongoing interest in the cosmic realm.


Egs from Helsinki, Finland is a well-known figure in the worldwide Graffiti underground, he was at the forefront of experimentation with the letterform in the early 1990's and pushed the European scene to evolve.

His current work continues to explore letters in an increasingly abstracted way. Recent photomontages have shown space station letters against a background of milkyways. Fore this show, Egs will produce new series of ink drawings.

British artist Pinky’s work is well-known for its distinctive use of colour and iconography. He was an important member of the Northern graffiti scene from the late 1980’s onwards, and was one of the founders of the well-respected zine Home Boy.

Since the late 1990’s, he has produced paintings, prints and papercuts that reject the idea of graffiti as an aggressive pursuit, celebrating instead it’s free spirited, psychedelic side. Recent works have adapted this iconic language to explore bold abstractions of colour and form.

British artist Russell Maurice’s involvement in graffiti culture from an early age has been an important influence for his practice. Since the mid 90’s, he has produced paintings, prints, collages, sculptures and installations that reflect the spontaneous and informal nature of graffiti writing.

Work to date has explored the recurring themes of energy, growth patterns, and cycles in nature. Recent works consider theories on the interconnectedness of ecological, cosmic and spiritual systems – expressed through increasingly abstract forms.

Friend & Co are a new, small independent gallery based in Bristol, England. The gallery was set up to showcase what has been described as 'outsider art'.

Friend & Co.
8 The Promenade
Gloucester Road
Bristol
BS7 8AL

Opening times :
Tues to Sat 12-6pm
Closed Mon & Sun

Phone : 0117 924 1335

Web : www.friend-and-co.com
Email : info@friend-and-co.com

THIS IS THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA...

Sunday, 2 November 2008