The Graffiti Life Gallery opened its doors till late last week to launch their newest exhibition ‘Same But Different’. This self-curated exhibition by Darren John and VENTS137 showcases a selection of works from a variety of series’ of each artist’s personal work. Having spent a wealth of time producing ephemeral works together in a wide array of abandoned, derelict and often unloved spaces, the two have developed very distinct and identifiable styles from a melting pot of similar inspirations.
VENTS137 is an illustrator and aerosol artist whose work explores the rich history of his decade and a half involvement with the graffiti culture. His gallery pieces combine layered texture and wash, with a hyper detail finish through unique aerosol techniques. A colour palette split between the neutral earth tones of 1980′s car paint and flourishes of bright fluorescent tints allow his work to remain subtle yet sure footed.
Darren John is an enthusiastic Artist and Image-Maker based in London, UK. Much of Darren’s work spans multiple creative disciplines and regularly promotes off-kilter, character-driven concepts that combine a playful approach to colour with and an inquisitive eye for composition. This show aims to draw attention to the different outcomes of two individuals who are inspired and immersed in the same subcultures and interests.
The exhibition opening night was a big hit and the gallery saw hoards of people pass through its doors. Guests got to check out the amazing artwork on display whilst sipping some delicious ginger beer and whisky cocktails courtesy of Auchentoshan Whisky!
‘Same But Different’ will be on display at The Graffiti Life Gallery until the 31st of August 2014. For exclusive invites to gallery events and private viewing make sure to sign up to the gallery mailing list here.