It has been a long time coming and now finally arrived! 🙂
‘SALO’ exhibition by OSMpaul and Mark Funge starting on the 10th of September will run until the 24th of September. Join us for an all-day event on Friday the 11th for some waves, sunshine and surfing :). 3 PM till 8 PM – do not miss!
OSMpaul is a digital surf artist/illustrator based in Chester UK. Influenced massively by the surf and skate culture from the late 90s and early 00s, he likes to recreate the vibe of reading surf mags and watching movies as a kid as well as some of the culture from the modern day. Mental health has also been a subconscious element to his work, and the recent bodies of work show how we can feel so small in this HUGE world we live in, but our passions and hobbies can bring back the stoke. His use of calm colours and negative space will leave you feeling like your sat drinking a beer at the beach with the sound of the waves crashing in front of you.
Mark Funge we all know and he is very busy – still awaiting the blurb! Lol.
Looking forward to seeing you on Friday the 11th!
‘The Musings of Airosolix’ is my first official solo show, with different examples of my work in a variety of mediums, mostly based around aerosol.
My first artistic love, aerosol art (Graffiti), has been a part of my life since the mid 1980’s and is still a major part of my commercial work with ‘Laughing Crow Design’.
The photos of ‘The Old Lines’ is where I began to practice and ‘In the Yard’ is where I have fun and paint now 30+ years on.
This art form has permeated itself through many other influences especially my fascination with Japanese woodblock designs,
The Kami (Gods/deities) & Yokai (mythological creatures), Tattoos, the art of the Samurai and martial traditions.
About Mark Funge:
Scarborough born and current Chester resident, artist Mark Funge has been creating art since the 1980’s. Mark’s first commercial pieces were part of the fund raising for S.Y.A.G (Scarborough Youth Arts Group), where he was part of a team of artists creating large scale murals for youth clubs, nightclubs and other organisations throughout Yorkshire and Humberside. Mark studied Graphic design and Advertising which can be seen in his current style.
Mark established Laughing Crow Design in October of 2017 working with and for local companies in and around the Cheshire and Merseyside area, You may have seen or even had your picture taken in front of Mark’s work in Chester when he produced the wings on the window of local charity, The Share Shop, to help promote their bid to raise money for a house for the homeless. Currently Mark is working with Blackburne House and the Windrush project in Liverpool to produce a large piece of work, where the descendants of the Windrush generation were involved and helped. This piece of work when finished will be a permanent fixture at the Museum of Liverpool.
The exhibition will run until 7 September.
Join us on 23 August at 6:30 PM onwards for a couple of beers (or a glass of wine), meet the artist and browse through some very cool pieces of Mark’s work!