Moniker Art Fair, now a staple of Autumn art week in London, returns for its 4th edition this October at a brand new location – Brick Lane’s iconic Old Truman Brewery. The 4 day fair has become renowned for providing visitors with some of the worlds top artists from a diverse contemporary art movement, and is the place to be to keep your finger on the pulse.
This year, there’s plenty to get excited about, with the fair continuing the ‘experiential’ approach with plenty of project spaces to check out. Last year’s standout for me being C215’s space, with his French postal box installation (below).
Jealous Print Studios will return again to host live screen printing, with limited edition prints and affordable editions created and signed by artists on site. Alternative London will also be on hand to offer Moniker walk-throughs with their resident experts. For those with an appetite to explore further afield, they will also be leading tours to London’s best street art spots.
To supplement the artworks and installations, Moniker will present a series of topical talks, discussions and screenings, with artists, curators and gallery owners invited to discuss and debate the burning issues and main talking points currently facing the movement. So who should you be aware of at Moniker 2013? Here are just a few of the artists, featuring to varying degrees at this year’s fair, that I think are worth seeking out.
1. David Shillinglaw David will be one of a number of artists creating site specific installations at this year’s fair, and having seen what he came up with at Far Rockaway Shoreditch, it’s going to be exciting to see what he has planned. Directly below is some of his street art, and
that recent installation in progress at FR Shoreditch.
2. Greg Lamarche
I’ve featured the work of Greg Lamarche in the past, he’s without doubt one of my favourite artists working with typography. It will be great to see what he has on offer at the fair this year. Here’s a little taste of some of his larger scale work, this from Brooklyn earlier in the year.
3. Leon Keer You may not recognise the name, but you most definitely will recognise the work of the Dutchman. His painstakingly crated, and breath-taking 3D street art has been well documented both within street art circles, but also receiving a wider online audience due to the stunning effect created.
4. Ashes 57 Perhaps not a ‘household name’ in relation to the likes of David Shillinglaw, but Ashes57’s black & white artwork is some of my favourite. Working with influential label Swamp81 on several projects her designs will be familiar to those with their finger on the pulse of UK underground music.
Keep checking back at http://monikerartfair.com/2013/programme/ for the full programme for this year’s fair, and get planning your visit!
UKBImages from www.streetartutopia.com, http://www.ashes57.com, Leon Keer, Greg Lamarche, Far Rockaway Shoreditch & UKB.