WIN this Limited Edition print by artist Miss Led!
Posted on December 12 2016
CultureLabel has teamed up with MyArtBroker to offer you the chance to win a free limited edition artwork by Miss Led
Hand-embellished silk screen print ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ - Limited edition of 50
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Meet The Artist:
Jo Henly, aka Miss Led, is an artist, illustrator, live artist and street artist! After studying on the Goldsmiths course in Portsmouth, Jo was shortlisted for multiple exhibitions and was involved in prestigious London shows including one at the Saatchi Gallery.
Now, a fine artist and illustrator for some of the largest brands on the planet (think Google, Clinique and Selfridges), Miss Led actually started her career as a street/live artist and was the first woman to enter and win the Street Art-style tournament Secret Wars.
In advance of her brand new collection of artwork Eye Contact, Miss Led talks us through her five favourite street artists right now...
On everyone’s radar in street art right now, you might know him from his most famous statement ‘Stop Making Stupid People Famous’ – you can find this on everything from t-shirts, to mugs as well as stencilled on roads and walls. His bold stencil pieces comment on politics, society and popular culture – he’s definitely not afraid of making a statement! But does it with humour, and by keeping the work looking great (it’s very visually appealing) his provocative nature connects with people rather than excludes. His use of colour in Graffiti is a Crime is quite arresting!
I love these guys, I’ve followed their work for the past fifteen years or so, and they’ve definitely been an inspiration to me over my career, the way they have effortlessly managed to straddle street art and gallery exhibition is rare and impressive. Their take on popular culture and contemporary lifestyles married with commentary on religion or current affairs is always on point – the way they use the Challenger space shuttle motif for example makes them distinctive and ‘of a time’, yet they continue to be so relevant. I’ve returned to their work more and more of late as I’ve been screen-printing my own artwork for the first time with my new project Eye Contact.
I saw David’s work when he painted at Latitude Festival a few years ago, it struck a chord with me I think because I’d painted live on the Main Stage of the Big Chill previously and so I have a sense of what an amazing experience that is for an artist! His work is an absolute riot of colour, icons and patterns – like his brain has exploded on canvas… in a good way. I think he crosses lines between pop art and street art, a bit like Keith Haring in that respect. Definitely one to follow.
Chris Bowden, or Beejoir, pastes his work all over the world – I’m pretty sure he’s got something on every continent. Very politicised, as you’d expect, and very attractive – he’s a skilled silkscreener and uses gold quite a bit in his work, what’s not to love about that?! His stuff is bold and striking, you can love his pieces simply for what they are without a thought for what they represent.
I love Miss Van! I find her work incredibly emotive and moving. I've been following her since a trip to Barcelona in 2002 – a city I adore and have a strong pull towards. Seeing the women Miss Van creates and paints on streets all over the world is a amazing. She really paved the way for women in the graffiti scene, her work is an incredible mix of sadness and irony, the grotesque and the beautiful which somehow manages to hold an awkward but interesting grace and elegance.
No list of street artists would be complete without a reference to Banksy, ever in demand, ever popular, he never fails to surprise me with where his work pops up and his piercingly relevant commentary. After his Dismaland exhibition last year, I think we’re all waiting with baited breath for a new print release, aren’t we?!