Shepard Fairey’s Sound & Vision in London Town – Gotta Be Worth A Visit

Shepard Fairey, the much celebrated street /graphic artist behind Andre The Giant and  OBEY and that iconic Obama poster from the 2008  US election has rolled into East London to present Sound & Vision at StolenSpace Gallery at The Old Truman Brewery, London. It kicks off tomorrow (19th October) and is on until 4th November.

If you are familiar with the work that he included in his E Pluribus Venom Show in Brooklyn you will have high expectations of this exhibition. He is prolific, has a restless spirit and as expected he couldn’t resist getting out and about to stamp his mark on the city. Along with numerous appearances of his trademark stencils there are a couple of murals that are worth checking out.

Nice to see that he’s also got his brethren and collaborator Z-Trip in tow to supply the soundtrack to the artwork. In Fairey’s vision art and music are kindred spirits, and as the work began to develop, Fairey reached out to producer and DJ, Z-Trip to create a soundtrack that embodies the spirit of the show.

“Shepard does visually what I do musically.” maintains Z-Trip. “We have many of the same influences, it made perfect sense for us to collaborate on Sound & Vision, I was honored to do it.”

OK. I’m stoked. It looks good to me and I do respect the idea of “Manufacturing Quality Dissent”. Don’t sleep on this!

STOLENSPACE GALLERY, The Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher / Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine / Editor - L FM : Broadcasting In A Pandemic - Gilles Peterson (Worldwide FM) / Publisher: From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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