Fri 3 May 2019
The evolution of European graffiti art explored in a new exhibition at Devon Guild:
Masters of Invention
Graffiti art meets contemporary craft in a ground breaking new exhibition opening this spring at Devon Guild of Craftsmen. This bold exhibition by leading UK and European artists explores the evolution of graffiti art. It aims to challenge perceptions of graffiti writing culture, whilst expanding traditional definitions of art, craft and design.
Masters of Invention brings together a new collection of artworks and installations by influential figures from the culture of graffiti writing over the past 40 years, all emerging from the youth-led cultures of punk and hip-hop, all sharing a dedication to honing their craft through multi-disciplinary practice. These leading artists now make up a pioneering group - their roots firmly set in the origins of the now global creative phenomenon, and contemporary art scene, with artworks exploring creative possibilities away from the city walls and subways.
Artists Errol Donald and Khashayar Naimanan, who are also exhibitors, curate the show. They aim to position the works within the context of contemporary craft, sculpture and image making.
Alongside the exhibition there will be additional creative events, including ‘Moving 3-D Graffiti’ – a free family drop-in workshop on 29th May which will invite participants to experiment with hand lettering, storytelling and creative mark making