Thing of the Day
BEN SLOW, BIG WALLS AND NEW WORK AT TINA WE SALUTE YOU...
January 20th 2011
TINA, WE SALUTE YOU is the name of a café in Dalston (that apparently evolved out of a Brick Lane cupcake stall, most things evolve out of cupcakes these days don’t they?), Tina’s walls are alive with art and tonight (assuming you’re reading this Thing Of The Day on the day it goes up), Thursday January 20th at 7pm, in collaboration with the good people of Rooms Magazine, Tina will be unveiling new work specially created for their walls by three Hackney based artists; Ben Slow, Joseph Loughborough & Daniel Emo..
You can find the strangely named Tina, We Salute You at 47
King Henry's Walk, Dalston, London N1- Google
page - for those of you yet to venture into the area, it's
all very easy on the increasingly Olympic-buffed shiny Overground.
And the unveiling of new work makes this a good day for the impressively large pieces of wall art produced by BEN SLOW to be a Thing Of The Day..
First a couple of links and words on the other two artists you’ll find on Tina’s walls…
“JOSEPH LOUGHBOROUGH grew up playing in the derelict boatyards and creeks in the surrounding areas of Portsmouth. The Carcasses of old boats sinking into the mud, their ribs protruding thorough the weed, are personified in his paintings.' (Rooms)
DANIEL EMO – “We just think his quirky and surreal illustrations are amazing” (Rooms)
Of course, if you’re not in
Dalston, Hackney, or indeed any part of
London, you can still explore the work of these three artists and well
as what’s happening with Rooms magazine via the links. It's true that
art really needs
to be seen in the flesh, it doesn’t breathe online, but websites and
will give you an idea, a signpost or two as you set out to
So BEN SLOW, then: he says “The point of my work is to reduce the silhouette to its most elegant and minimal, while simultaneously embellishing its energy, depth and texture.'
here are of Ben's wall work; the middle one up there with the two heads
features Daniel Emo's piece on the left and Ben's on the right. Anyone
who's been keeping half an eye on the London street art scenes will
probably have encountered Ben's work... Here's a few links for you to
explore more of his work as well as the work of Daniel and Joseph (this
is what these Things of the Day are about, signposts and doorways for
you to follow, open and go explore). We like the powerful line and the
exciting scale... you don't often see delicate line like this when
things are this ambitiously big. Ben Slow does work on paper or on a
more traditional scale but the big wall is where he really comes to