Street Artist Inspired by Old Italian Painter

Mark your calendars! Starting July 7 and through July 23, 2011, street artist C215 and photographer RomanyWG (otherwise known as Jeremy Gibbs) will join forces in a new London Show based at Signal Gallery. For the past five years, RomanyWG has documented the work of C215 along with others in the street art and graffiti scene. RomanyWG will be showing photographs both from C215’s Community Service book and also his recently released Out of Sight urban art/abandoned spaces book.

Signal Gallery sent us these preview images and told us more about this interesting show which takes its inspiration from an old Italian painter:

“C215 has produced new work for the show that explores the imagery of the artist Caravaggio. The dramatic and intensely troubled world of the Italian master has found a new home in his intricate stencils. C215 was attracted to Caravaggio because he identifies strongly with the ‘on the edge of sanity’ flavour of his life. His own existence has had its fair share of tragedy and drama and at this time, C215 is ready to acknowledge these disruptive forces. By making Caravaggio a starting point for this body of work, C215 has found a kindred spirit to inspire him and help him develop in new directions.”

Art by C215

Photography by RomanyWG

Both C215 and RomanyWG will be signing copies of their new books at the private preview on July 7. For more information, head on over to Signal Gallery’s website.

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