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!
Adam will be present for the opening on the 26th September at FluxArt signing some of his limited edition prints that are available for purchase including some of his most famous pieces such as the Jazz Collection and Bio Girls to some of his latest works that include the incredible Night Bombing and his portrait impression of the actor Jamie Campbell Bower which he created for his solo London show at The Westbank Gallery.
SOAP was born Adam Klodzinski in Poland in 1981. Inspired by the golden age of New York graffiti he took huge risks to learn his craft spraying trains and walls in Northern Poland. After joining the B2 cru he began to receive commissions for murals, expanding the graffiti culture in Poland that now sees local councils supporting mural projects both legally and financially. SOAP moved to England in 2006 and began developing his unique superrealist style of graffiti, working with both aerosol and airbrush.
Adam spends his time between Poland and Bournemouth where he has his studio base. Adam who had his first major solo show in London and has just got back from Poland for the Festiwal Gdańsk Dźwiga Muze and also from Urban in Ibiza, where he took place in 2 live paint offs and is working on new projects planned for Italy and a prominent location in the UK – Watch this Space.
Urban Artist Soap is supported by Hahnemühle
‘Established in 1584, Hahnemühle’s main areas of business are the production and marketing of high-quality papers for artists, photographers and the graphics industry, both for traditional techniques (Traditional FineArt) and digital methods (Digital FineArt). Hahnemühle is one of the leading makers of FineArt papers worldwide. In addition, the company develops and manufactures special papers for filtration and technical applications. Worldwide, Hahnemühle has 180 employees in Dassel, Germany (headquarters); Norwich, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA and Beijing. www.hahnemuehle.com.’