Looking Sideways at Freeze
Following the success of our previous 2012 shows, at the Vans Wangl Tangl and the Relentless Boardmasters, we’re stoked to announce our third show of the year will take place at this weekend’s forthcoming Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival at London’s Battersea Park.
The show will see us showcase four of the large-scale art pieces we commissioned for our Boardmasters show in the VIP hospitality bar at the iconic Battersea site. Featured artists will be Ben Allen, Phil Morgan, Supermundane and Matt Bromley.
‘I loved the show I worked on with the Looking Sideways crew in Newquay’ says Ben Allen. ‘And it will be great to take the pieces and showcase them to the London Freeze crowd’.
To give everybody a chance of checking out the work (and see shows by headliners Public Enemy and DJ Shadow, and skiing and snowboarding from some of the world’s best) we’re also giving away two VIP tickets for the weekend to a couple of lucky winners. For your chance to win, head over to the Looking Sideways Twitter feed, www.welooksideways.com/WeLookSideways to see the details. In the meantime, here’s a quick lowdown on the four exhibiting artists.
About The Artists
Ben Allen is a prolific artist from Brighton in the UK known for his screen prints and paintings. He describes his influences as comic book art, surfing, skateboard culture and Japanese graphics.
Ben’s career is rapidly taking off. He’s just held his first solo show in London, and has shows scheduled in New York, Singapore, LA and Korea. His work is also garnering coverage all over the place, including the Times, Guardian and GQ.
There’s something about London-based illustrator and skateboarder Matt Bromley’s style that is immediately familiar. Bromley himself describes it as ‘non-linear’, and says that old children’s books are one of his main influences: something that’s easy to understand when looking at the simple, fun characters that populate his work, and his deliberate use of only two or three colours. Although it’s only a couple of years since he graduated, Matt’s been rapidly making a name for himself, with a recent show at the Queen of Hoxton as well as countless other private and commercial commissions.
For prolific Welsh illustrator Phil Morgan, skateboarding and illustration work go hand-in-hand. ‘I’ve been scribbling for as long as I remember, and have always taken inspiration from all kinds of things: skating, music, drinking, books, art, my friends and family’. Both pursuits have taken him a long way, whether designing board graphics for Crayon Skateboards or working on t-shirt and cover art designs for brands and bands.
Rob ‘Supermundane’ Lowe’s output is truly prodigious, whether through his work as a graphic artist, art director (he helped create Anorak magazine and worked on Sleaze Nation, among others) or typographer. Rob’s enigmatic, organic drawings are in constant demand around the world, whether through his recent Details Exhibition at the Kemistry Gallery, or commission to create a unique cover for Wallpaper magazine.