Here are some quick links to a few of our members, meanwhile a more extensive list of members and links to their websites can be found on the CONTACTS page.
Vanja Karas - WEBSITE
Jess De Wahls - WEBSITE
Spizz Energi - WEBSITE
Siro Carraro - WEBSITE
Siobhan Bradshaw - WEBSITE
Illuminati - WEBSITE
SEE MORE; Click on ASS-TV in the main menu bar above for all the latest films and episodes from the ASS-TV team
Billed as an on air art party. A mix of street TV, contemporary arts presentation, private view and art party. With interviews, performances, music, presentations etc, that will also be broadcast live and post event appear as an edited TV show screened across a number of social media channels.
The Underdog Gallery Arch 6 Crucifix Lane, SE1 3JW London, United Kingdom
Many of our members are available for private commissions or select commercial ventures. In the past these have included, murals, portraits, theatrical sets, interiors and even textile prints for a certain exclusive international luxury lingerie brand.
An exclusive selection of members work is available direct from us through our SHOP here. Paintings, prints, sculptures, special one off’s and a few surprise items that where done exclusively for Art Society Soho.
Art Society Soho (No24) hosted a lively panel discussion on the controversial notion of the artist as a brand.
This sold out event was also streamed live across the web and is still being viewed today. Panel guests included
Stik - The street artist
Lee Sharrock - The International art PR
Chrise Nurko - Global chairman of Future Brand
Mark Westall - Editor of the Art Magazine FAD
Chaired by Mr Von Hugo - The art brand
Art can inspire, instigate, ignite and cause a reaction.
Art can bring people together and tear them apart.
Art can incite debate, discussion, deliberation, it can make you stop and stare, think and take action.
Art at its best can be a fully-loaded and cocked weapon.
Art at its best is a REVOLUTION!
The notorious Art Society Soho, the home of audacious British art staged the Revolution Show in November 2016 in Shoreditch London. A block buster show that launched to unprecedented acclaim but unfortunately due to a certain controversy certain pieces of work fell foul of a level of censorship, as a united group all artists agreed to withdraw their work as a point of protest. The Revolution was cancelled .... but it will return.
Expect some some shock and awe!
Art Society Soho’s audacious glance at HM the Queen in this her 90th year. Shoreditch London May 5 2017.
Adam Espira, Billy Chainsaw, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Glen ‘Fitzy’ Fitzpatrick,
Henry Hate, Illuminati, Jess De Wahls, Karina Akopyan, Mr Von Hugo, Michelle Mildenhall, Spizz, Vanja Karas,
Guy Usinu, Christopher Ward Jason Atomic, Annie Zamero .... Amongst a cast of hundreds . . . . . . .
See our events section for more details
Karina Akopyan is a Russian born artist and illustrator and founder ASS member. With an aesthetic rooted in fetishism and decorative style of Russian folk art, Karina Akopyan’s work depicts a world of pain, euphoria, frustration, made up memories and sex fantasies, often with a political reference.
Famously she blurs the lines between her paintings and her real life when she develops elaborate religious and politically charged costumes for select social events and presentations.
While born and raised in Moscow, she is a BA graduate of the London art schools.
We will be in conversation with her at the ASS Salon No 28 - 8th May at the Lights of Soho. Guest list tickets are in short supply. See the Facebook event page here - CLICK HERE
Adam Espira is a painters painter! While he hails from the UK his work is collected all over the world and is a particular favourite with the French where he has had a succession of solo shows in Paris.
His execution is consummate, his line and form superb. He celebrates a regal interpretation of modern consumerism that can often be shot through with a subversive erotic charge.
We have three of his acrylic paintings available in the SHOP do have a look.
We also have a few of his very select limited editions prints also available (contact us directly for more on this).
A small and completely exclusive selection of Adam's work is available in our SHOP
Rebecca Mason is a UK based artist using light to convey the darkness within human life, existence and emotion. Her work has been described as an extraordinary mix of truth and beauty through which she is able to engage her audience with brutal observations about life, love, money and culture with her honest, and often humorous, interpretation of the modern world.
A small selection of Rebecca's work is available in our SHOP
Neon, with its seedy connotations and consumerist lure, is the brush she uses to create a gritty and simultaneously delicate world. Drawing inspiration from the exciting, chaotic playground of London and from the events of the wider world and politics, her work focuses on day to day human existence and encompasses themes of inequality, fear, misinformation, disinformation, prejudice, blame, truth, acceptance, power, control, chaos and wilful oblivion.
Rebecca, whilst always creative, did not follow a traditional art school background. After growing up in the Midlands, she gained a 2:1 BA and MA degree in Economics from The University of Cambridge. This was followed by over a decade working in regulatory roles in large City institutions in London, Paris and New York. She now works full time as an artist and divides her time between East London and the Creative Quarter of Folkestone, following a recent relocation down to the coast. Rebecca has also recently established Sentient, a new gallery and design space, which she manages and curates.
Rebecca has exhibited at various UK venues and has collectors both in the UK and overseas.
You can buy original work and prints from here website.
His work combines the unnerving and disquieting approaches of propaganda and brand which he purposely filters through a lens of nostalgia to give his work a seductive and infectious veneer that leads us gently by the hand to confront our fears, anxieties and point out to us our loss of free choice.
He exploits our unwitting fondness for déjà vu to initially anaesthetise us before letting us see how empty our lives are.
His work has an addictive and seductive quality that is sticky and enjoyably toxic. Perfect for our consumption and ultimately our contamination. His is a brand for who we would gladly sell our souls!
A small selection of Mr Von Hugo's work is available in our SHOP
Sometimes life just hase too many shades of grey and you need a good dose of pure black and white.
Art Society Soho 'Black and Whiter' show June 2017 - Shoreditch London.
My work delves into the curious, fascinatingly odd and morbidly beautiful. The idea of intriguing the viewer and pulling them in to my world with strange objects and morbid curios to manipulate the viewers emotions on the subject of mortality - life, death & resurrection. I wish to challenge the inevitability of our disappearance after death by preventing decay and rescuing ‘junk’. Giving a second life, an artistic resurrection, to deceased animals and second hand objects I hope that in return this second chance I give them will help me live on through these creations when I am gone.
My creations are about helping to overcome the fear of nothingness by accepting death as a thing of beauty and using preservation and upcycling to show myself that if I can stop decay and disappearance then I can have some sort of control over my own demise. My influences include Victorian memento mori’s and post-mortem photography to remember the dead, the Christian concept of Christ’s resurrection, and the mummification preservations of ancient Egypt. The idea of mortality means a lot to me and has always fascinated me due to my death during birth, and my fear of when it will take me next. There were complications during my birth which resulted in me being born deceased and after resuscitation left with Erbs Palsy, the partial paralysis and stunted growth of my right arm, so I have always had a fascination with the morbid and abnormal.
We die, we decay, we disappear.
I confront this by holding creatures at the 'death stage' and stopping them ever reaching decay. I use second hand objects in the same way, finding objects that have fulfilled their life’s purpose and have moved on to being ‘junk /trash’ and then giving them a second purpose, an artistic re-birth. This also links to being an artist, which is my way of living on and never disappearing after I die. During the process of my art I am resurrecting the deceased and disused in to their second cycle, as playful new relics that give a space an atmosphere not dissimilar to that of a sacrilegious altar.
[NO ANIMALS / INSECTS ARE EVER HARMED FOR THE PURPOSE OF MY ARTWORK]
View more work on my website here.
A painting is like a stage
The shapes are the actors
The colours are the costumes
The painter is the director
When actors and director
Work in perfect harmony
The stage becomes alive…
The same happens on a painting
When colours, shapes, balance
Work together, we create a fine painting
Siro Carraro - WEBSITE
Details coming soon.
The underlying and inimitable aesthetic expresses London born artist Daisuke Sakaguchi's love for creative design, the culture associated with it and the fusion of his Japanese and British roots. As an artist and creative designer, he is an ardent believer in the concept of identity and that the streets are a public gallery; inviting you to display your work with the opportunity to show others your style and passion. This philosophy, together with a BA (Hons) Degree from Central Saint Martins College in Jewellery Design, allows Daisuke to draw on his experiences to create and sell well crafted design pieces and art work unlike any other creative designer.
See his website for more - www.the27life.com