Belfast Beyond called into the Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre in Armagh last weekend (23rd June) for the opening of ‘Many Styles’, an exhibition by Real 1 and K9.
There was tonnes of incredible, varied work on display, plus live painting from Real1, hip hop dance from JD Dance and a set by DJ Spliff Richard.
Real1, while working on a massive portrait of Vinz (Vincent Cassel’s character in La Haine) told us that amongst his brighter, more light-hearted work, a number of his pieces on display were inspired by conflict, in particular the 2011 Tottenham Riots.
As well as graffiti, illustration, and sculpture, Real1 displayed his new street wear brand ‘Thick As Thieves’; check out the ‘TATSUK’ online shop for it’s awesome range of screen-printed shirts.
K9 spoke to us about the huge influence of animals in her work, her interest in colours, culture and symbols, and her messy approach to art!
With so much incredible art on show, I had the chance to get plenty of photos; see below for more!
‘Many Styles’ runs until the 17th July 2017 and really is a fantastic exhibition for fans of street art, graffiti, graphic design and illustration, and after chatting to both K9 ad Real1, their obvious passion for what they do, made the exhibition even more enjoyable.
Check out the following links for more of Real1 and K9’s work, as well as the TATSUK website:
Follow K9 on Instagram and get yourself down to the Armagh to catch this brilliant exhibition!