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SPQR Stencil Art Exhibition

Monochromatic Shades, the stencil art exhibition by famous political stencil artist SPQR, is running for one week now at Signal Gallery in London. A few days after the opening I visited that very interesting and highly critical urban art show to take some photos

SPQR is exploring the Art of Protest/Protest Art conundrum. He looks into the ability of Art to protest about the evils of society as he sees them. Included in his line of fire is the art world itself, with is fashions and favourites and at it’s core, a hollow commercialism. Themes that recur for the artist are ‘surveillance’ culture, brainwashing media and the need for acts of defiance to counteract these ills. This is brilliantly achieved in his work, with a tough humour, which is distinctly lacking any sentimentality or soft edges. (Signal Gallery)

I really liked the ironically stencil artworks – the clowns on the tank, the vegetarian imperial pop art stormtroopers, the riot cop. Great show, I hope you at least enjoy my shots if you couldn’t make it to the show…

SPQR Stencil Art Exhibition
SPQR Stencil Art Exhibition
SPQR Stencil Art Exhibition

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  1. Hi where i can buy “meat is murder” – stormtrooper picture!? I need it!! :(

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