Clandestinos’ ‘In The Raw’ Exhibition Opens At BSMT Space

Saturday night finally brought the opening of the widely anticipated first UK exhibition ‘In The Raw’ from the Clandestinos collective, comprising artists Shalak Attack & Bruno Smoky at the BSMT Space, a show that certainly didn’t disappoint, exceeding our high expectations. Shalak Attack and Bruno Smoky have both long been practitioners of their beautiful artworks on the Street Art scene, passionate about their works and the often powerful political or spiritual messages within their output, something which really shines through in this wonderful exhibition.

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The show presents a number of solo compositions from both of the artists, showcasing each of their respective styles in a bold and bright manner very much rooted in the traditions of South American culture and expression. Brazilian artist Bruno Smoky’s works manifest a subversive and at times sinister view of the systems which govern or define our existence, presenting a body of works reflecting upon the more ‘underground’ elements of our society, the forgotten or dispelled people within. Canadian-Chilean artist Shalak Attack creates works very much influenced by the power of nature, fused with tribal dynamics setting to create ethereal scenes and depictions of the spiritual aura around nature as expressed through her dreamy landscapes and soft, yet strong animals.

All round certainly a fantastic show, excellent work all from Clandestinos and the BSMT Space, a superb gallery that is justifiably starting to make a great name for itself on the scene, as demonstrated by the packed out attendance on opening night, and one set to bring some more impressive shows in the coming months to its already impressive portfolio.

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The BSMT Space can be found at 5 Stoke Newington Road and the ‘In The Raw’ show runs until May 11th, so if you haven’t already, head along to see the great show for yourselves, you really won’t be disappointed.

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Shalak Attack – ‘Fox – Spirit Animal’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas.

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Shalak Attack – ‘Spirits’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas.

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Bruno Smoky – ‘Last Piece Of Land’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas.

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Bruno Smoky – ‘You Are Being Watched’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas.

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Shalak Attack – ‘Oclot’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas.

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Bruno Smoky – ‘The Cursed Fruit After All’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas.

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Shalak Attack – ‘Leopard – Spirit Animal’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas.

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Bruno Smoky – ‘Sailing Alone’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas. Our favourite work from Bruno Smoky in the exhibition, just so much intricate detail and such striking colours, the really capture a sense of futility and almost predetermined doom on the subjects existence.

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Installation piece by Bruno Smoky in one of the two gallery alcoves.

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Installation piece by Shalak Attack in one of the two gallery alcoves.

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Shalak Attack – ‘Portraits’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas.

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Bruno Smoky – ‘Floating House’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas.

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Bruno Smoky – ‘Burning House’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic On Canvas.

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Shalak Attack – ‘No More Place Like Home (Parts 1 & 2)’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic on Canvas. Our favourite works from Shalak Attack in this exhibition, works that really capture the fundamental core of Shalak Attack’s work and imbued with so much power presented in the most beautiful and delicate manner.

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Shalak Attack – ‘No More Place Like Home (Part 1)’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic on Canvas.

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Shalak Attack – ‘No More Place Like Home (Part 2)’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic on Canvas.

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