Gregory Cance (Sales Director)
Adam Vieira (Creative Director)
Kurar . Lifeguard
Banksy . Dream Boat
About the Artist
Kurar grew up in a furiously fast-changing world. A natural inspiration for an artist that takes a kind yet critical look at the failings of a society advancing too fast perhaps, or one dominated by increasingly strained social and political tensions.
A source of observation that Kurar dissects in meticulous work that evolves in parallel with our everyday existence. It is because we have to know where we come from, in order to understand the present and guide our future, that Kurar’s aesthetics use the gentleness of images of a childhood at the start of the last century.
This gentleness provides a powerful contrast to the crude images of a present social reality that would have been unimaginable 100 years ago. Be that as it may, KURAR brings us contrasts that mirror freedoms given or taken away and the price(s) of life in a world that has implacably stamped its pace on us.
Banksy, a street artist whose identity remains unknown, is believed to have been born in Bristol, England, around 1974. He rose to prominence for his provocative stenciled pieces in the late 1990s. Banksy is the subject of a 2010 documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, which examines the relationship between commercial and street art. Banksy began his career as a graffiti artist in the early 1990s, in Bristol's graffiti gang DryBreadZ Crew. Although his early work was largely freehand, Banksy used stencils on occasion. In the late '90s, he began using stencils predominantly. His work became more widely recognized around Bristol and in London, as his signature style developed.