SEPTEMBER 26th to OCTOBER 12th ‘ 14
At the end of September ’14, Bournemouth on the south coast of England, embraces another new arts initiative, which will be a part of its Arts By The Sea Festival – The Bournemouth Emerging Art Fringe.
This open-access, multi-art form festival in its first official launch year, works as a platform for local creatives and organisations to become included in the Arts By The Sea Festival programme. The Fringe aims to support and nurture the diverse range of arts and culture happenings in the town whilst developing new audiences.
FluxArt as a part of the festival will be playing host to some historical and latest works from the Urban Artist Soap, who has strong ties with the town. In 2011 he created over 10 different murals at the local Pokesdown Station which went onto win an award!
Graffiti as we know it today was virtually non-existent in Poland until the early ’90s, but after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, ideas and influences from outside the Eastern Bloc started to flood in. Adam Klodzinski aka Soap saw New York street art for the first time in a magazine as a teenager in the mid-’90s and joined the first graffiti crew in his home city of Bydgoszcz soon after.
Most graffiti that we witness day-to-day resembles schoolboy scrawl hurriedly finished before being busted by the teacher. But Polish-born Adam Klodzinski, aka SOAP, takes the art form into hyperreality, with photo-realistic images of anything from celebs like Rihanna and Naomi Campbell to abstracted montages and urban landscapes.
SOAP, aka Adam Klodzinski is een Poolse artiest die de afgelopen jaren in Londen naam heeft gemaakt. In Polen was hij onderdeel van de B2 Crew, de eerste graffiti crew in zijn geboorteplaats Bydgoszcz. Deze zomer heeft hij zijn grootste solo expositie tot nu toe in de befaamde Londense West Bank Gallery. Tijd voor een interview op RELOAD.
Read more: http://reload.nl/soap-interview/