Kid Acne – Dust in the giant’s eye
July 1st will see Kid Acne‘s latest show “Dust in the giant’s eye” open at Electrik Sheep. This is what they have to say;
Electrik Sheep proudly present: Dust In The Giant’s Eye – an exclusive exhibition by modern-day renaissance man and UK graffiti stalwart, Kid Acne.
The Sheffield based artist rides into town like baddies off Super Gran (that means he drives a Sinclair C5) for his inaugural show in the North East.
Kid Acne began writing graffiti as a boy, inspired by its infinite scale, colour and immediacy. Applying the same DIY ethos to the rest of his output, he spent his teenage years creating underground fanzines, comics and releasing limited run 7″ and Lp’s on his own Invisible Spies imprint.
His work as a grown-up has been seen throughout the world, in exhibitions from Helsinki to Melbourne and in weekend rap-sprays from New York to Azerbaijan.
Whilst Kid Acne’s signature illustrations have graced apparel for the world’s leading brands, the man himself continues to paint walls in sub-zero temperatures. His current cast of warrior women and mythical creatures inhabit a fantastical world of epic slogans and backhanded compliments…
And he still has acne.
If you want to read more about Kid Acne and what he get’s up to check out his website www.kidacne.com
So if seeing art from a top artist wasn’t good enough, the opening night after party will have a performance by band The Heebie Jeebies;
Owen, Del and Thom aka THE HEEBIE JEEBIES aka The Hot Boys of Rotherham, collectively indulge in “Fruity Beefheart beats, calypso rhythms and west coast noise flex, caressed with a poetic social panorama”. Formed at Sheffield Institute Of Arts, The Heebie Jeebies imbue a colourful charm and style that embraces modern insecurities with an ‘end of the rainbow’ mentality. Their influences vary from Trad African & tribal Kalimba songs to post punk ‘Industrial’, with melodic nods to boozy Britpop soirees and Welsh Psych; a light hearted approach to narratives of cultural indecency.
A DIY aesthetic and a veritable smorgasbord of ideas permeate everything they do, from art directing their photo shoots, to designing artwork and beyond. They’ll be showing off their origami skills for the packaging on the new single.
If you fancy a listen check out there Myspace.
A night of sweeet art and live music! Unfortunately I’m going to miss these shenanigans but make sure you don’t and get along for it!!!
Keep an eye on www.electriksheep.co.uk for more information.