The Decked Project is coming to London! Decked is a collection of fine and dandy illustrators, designers, tattoo artists and street artists, all showcasing custom designed skate decks. Each deck is hand inked/printed/painted/carved and will be on display from 25th – 29th August at StolenSpace Gallery, Brick Lane The Old Truman Brewery 91, Brick Lane. E1 6QL
Artists from across the world are taking part including Aaron Petz, Mr Penfold collaborating with The London Police, Dan Kitchener, EYESAW and Skaffa among many others.
The project has been organised by two illustrators wanting to put together an exhibition that was fresh and away from the hierarchical gallery systems and agent routes, allowing emerging talent to show alongside established names. Decked aim to break down a few barriers in the art world and make the opportunity of showing artwork in a London gallery a more accessible option for young artists, no commission is being charged on anything sold allowing each artist to keep 100% of sales. The artists have been chosen because of their broad background of styles creating some visually exciting and unique boards that will be a credit to the decks they are painted on!
The beautiful Decked collaboration poster has been created by some of the artists involved in the project in a sort of email artwork pass-the-parcel! Mr Penfold started us off with a character design and then this was sent on to the next artist on the list to add their mark creating a hybrid mix of artist’s styles!