Moniker Art Fair
The Old Truman Brewery
5th-8th October 2017
We are very excited to be participating in the Moniker Art Fair second year in a row (and third time overall). The theme for our showcase will be Re:Creations. In this exhibition our artists CB Hoyo, Oliver Dunsch, Illuminati Neon, Cartrain and Henry Hate will be reviving classical art masterpieces with a touch of their own signature twists. Expect to see remakes of iconic portrait of the Queen, Che Guevara and Marilyn Monroe, in addition to new takes on masters such as Rothko and Caravaggio and their chef d’oeuvre in various media forms ranging from neon to photography to original paintings.
Street artist Cartrain’s works are often borderline illegal (due to the nature of street art), but are also often inspired by the power relations between authorities and the public. His newest piece, “Pig in a Police Evidence Bag” that will be revealed for the first time at the Moniker Art Fair, is inspired by a true story that happened to Cartrain five years ago.
The Story Behind the Piece…
In 2012, Cartrain got caught painting street art on the railways by the British Transport Police, after which they raided his East London studio. In his presence they confiscated spray cans, marker pens and stencils as evidence. Cartrain cut a stencil of a pig wearing a police officer’s uniform weeks prior to them arriving, and one of the officers decided to place it into a large evidence bag. Recently, Cartrain managed to track down the company who provided the evidence bags to the British Transport Police and ordered 50 of the exact same evidence bags from them. He has recreated the stencil and placed them into the evidence bags.
New Limited Edition Prints by CB Hoyo
CB Hoyo has released exclusive limited edition prints by contemporary artist CB Hoyo, which will be presented for the first time at the Moniker Art Fair. Hoyo’s works are re-interpretations of the modern art masterpieces with an addition of his witty comments. A self-trained artist, CB Hoyo continually produces works that celebrate life itself, but also acts as a colourful satire of society.
“Why would I paint sad things? I’d rather paint something lively and cheerful to make life happier. My work is colourful because life is beautiful and we have to enjoy it.” – CB Hoyo
New Photography by Oliver Dunsch
German born street photographer street photographer Oliver Dunsch, has just released a new comical two-part paradoxical series featuring a classical masterpiece by Caravaggio with a Yoda statue in front of it. The limited edition photograph also comes in an A4 poster form which will be revealed for the first time at Moniker Art Fair!