Well we are a bit behind on sharing this review with you, but it has taken us a while to process this incredible exhibition by Berlin based duo Nick Flatt & Punk One currently on at the BSMT Space. This is a show we have been very much looking forward to and one that undoubtedly didn’t disappoint, presenting a range of powerful mixed-media works fusing hyper-realism portraiture and old-school graffiti that just stop you in your tracks and absorb your attention. Nick Flatt’s work really has to be seen to be believed, but you can’t argue with the pictures below either, his technical skills are absolutely of the highest calibre, and his subjects so life-like, representing the definition of photo-realism, which is certainly amazing to see executed on such a scale, you almost expect his subjects to step out of the canvas and speak to you. There is a lot to take in beyond the stand-out central figure, and it is great to see such a fusion of Fine Art and Graffiti elements that combine to create this striking body of works.
All round certainly an incredible show, full of energy and attitude subverting the realms of acceptability of Pop Culture by turning notions of advertising and how it distorts reality on its head. Excellent work from Nick Flatt & Punk One as well as the BSMT Space, a superb gallery that is continuously cementing itself in the scene with superb landmark exhibitions, and one set to bring some more impressive shows in the coming months to its already impressive portfolio.
The BSMT Space can be found at 5 Stoke Newington Road and the ‘DOOM’ show runs until June 16th, so if you haven’t already, head along to see the great show for yourselves, you really won’t be disappointed.
‘Fuck Fame’ – Oil & Acrylic On Canvas.
‘Commodification Of Beauty’ – Oil & Acrylic On Canvas.
One of our favourite works in the show, the black and grey background really makes the central and justifiably sarcastic and disturbing figure. Also love the touch of Barbie’s tattoo.
‘Revolution Porno’ – Oil, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Paint Markers & Digital Print on Canvas.
‘More More War’ – Oil, Spray Paint & Acrylic on Canvas.
The highlight of the show, the level of detail in this work is incredible and so amazingly life like.
‘Get Money’ – Acrylic & Digital Print on Canvas.
‘Revolution Exhibition’ – Spray Paint on Canvas.
‘Furry Punk’ – Spray Paint, Acrylic and Duct Tape on Faux Fur.
‘Dead Judges In Fake Hell’ – Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic & Resin on canvas.
‘Yeeeeahhhh!’ – Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic Plaster, Styrofoam & Resin on Canvas.
‘Doom 06’ – Oil, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Glitter, Paper, Digital Ink, Glue & Resin on Canvas.
‘Class War’ – Oil, Spray Paint & Acrylic on Canvas.
‘Imperial Daydream’ – Oil, Spray Paint & Acrylic on Canvas.
This work is based on the first mural this pair painted in London, painted last March, and barely surviving the night before it was chromed out, fantastic to see how the painting incorporates the original walls fate.
‘Lang Lebe Der Konig’ – Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Glitter, Clear Gesso & Resin on Canvas.
‘The Shit Fake Richter’ – Oil, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Styrofoam & Resin on Canvas.