If you look amongst the industrial walls of East London, vast swathes of colour and flights of exotic birds swoop out from beneath the brick, adorning the most unexpected places. Leading street artist Xenz’s experimental approach to graffiti has been honed over 20 years, resulting in his unmatched ability to create delicate and compelling large-scale renderings that are recognised worldwide. This autumn, Nelly Duff is thrilled to invite you to an exclusive showcase of brand new original works and printed editions from the internationally renowned Xenz, ‘xEnso’.
A true leader in his field, Nelly Duff has had the privilege of working with Xenz over the last couple of years, releasing exclusive high-quality editions and showcasing original works. East London’s original urban art gallery, Nelly Duff has been exhibiting the very best of street, tattoo and graphic art from Columbia Road since 2006. The gallery passionately advocates the development of high quality, hand-made editions; encouraging traditional crafts and age-old techniques, and is proud to present Xenz’s work as an exemplary testimony to these values.
‘xEnso’, Xenz’s debut exhibition at Nelly Duff presents not only an exclusive collection of brand new works, but introduces a totally new format for Xenz’s artworks. In this show, Xenz incorporates the ancient art of ‘ensō’, the Zen practice of circle drawing that symbolises absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance and the universe. The natural kinship of ensō’s venerable symbolism and Xenz’s powerful landscape work has provoked an all-new collection of circular works, encapsulating the two facets with stunning results. Get ready for Xenz as you’ve never seen him before.
‘xEnso’ is on show at Nelly Duff from November 2nd, with a Private View (all welcome!) at the gallery on November 1st, from 6pm-9.30pm
1st Nov 2018
156 Columbia Road