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an Urban Art exhibition with a hint of sexiness

Featuring a collection of guest & resident artists

An Exhibition of artworks combining the fine lines of the female form and the spontaneity of Graffiti art.

The collection will be on show from the 18th June until 16th July at the Gallery space in Shenfield, Essex.

Featuring artworks by:

Rich Simmons

Russell Marshall

Steve Smythe

Rosie Emerson

Simon Kirk

Craig Everett

Alexandra Gallagher

Graffiti has come a long way from its original purpose of painting walls and decorating outdoor spaces. For a while now, number of artists have upgraded their skills and, instead of using the wall as their basis for drawings, they have created the art for personal collections.

Urban art (from Latin urbanus, itself from urbs [“city”]) is a style of art that relates to cities and city life often done by artists who live in or have a passion for city life. In that way urban art combines street art an/*graffiti and is often used to summarize all visual art forms arising in urban areas, being inspired by urban architecture or thematizing urban live style.

Because the urban arts are characterized by existing in the public space, they are often viewed as vandalism and destruction of private property. Even though sometimes this form of art leads to vandalism the creators do not see themselves as vandals.

Although urban art started at the neighbourhood level, where a lot of people of different cultures live together, it is an international art form with an unlimited number of uses nowadays. A lot urban artists are travelling from city to city and have social contacts all over the world.

The notion of ‘Urban Art’ developed from street art which is primarily concerned with graffiti culture. Urban art represents a broader cross section of artists that as well as covering traditional street artists working in formal gallery spaces also covers artists using more traditional media but with a subject matter that deals with contemporary urban culture and political issues.