Cartrain ‘Not for Sale’
Private View: Thursday 15th January 2015
Exhibition Runs: 9th-24th January 2015
We are proud to introduce ‘NOT FOR SALE’ by CARTRAIN, a young street artist, fast establishing himself as a favourite among critics and collectors alike. With his artwork predominantly ‘exhibited’ on the street, this rare gallery showing is a key date for your January diary, with CARTRAIN considered:
“One to watch for 2015” the Media Eye
Transforming Imitate Modern, CARTRAIN has created an immersive experience, pushing the boundaries of gallery exhibitions in his most innovative show yet. Far from displaying his work on gallery walls, the walls become CARTRAIN’s work as he draws inspiration from his roots in the London urban art scene and transports us to the streets.
CARTRAIN combines his outspoken nature and his popularity with buyers and galleries for an exhibition that maintains the authenticity and integrity of street art. Famed for his sharp social commentary and criticism of modern society, CARTRAIN satirises prominent contemporary figures; no one is exempt from his acerbic wit. Kim Jong-un characterised as Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe sits opposite officers from the Metropolitan Police force, who in turn are not far from Hitchcock’s iconic ‘Psycho’ image. CARTRAIN’s critique of present-day culture is both astute and thought-provoking.
CARTRAIN himself is never far from a newspaper headline. In addition to his famous feud with heavyweight Damien Hirst, the artist has also gained worldwide press for smoking marijuana in the House of Commons, and infiltrating the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate Modern, installing his artworks into exhibitions without permission or knowledge of either establishment. This latter stunt caught the attention of The Guardian art critic, Jonathan Jones, who has since championed CARTRAIN:
“This way by far the most charming work of art I came across… this collage by an artist who’s unlikely to get a public commission steals the show” Jonathan Jones
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