Write and Repeat

‘Patterns are all around us’, says Stolenspace Gallery. ‘Even the landscape of our minds are built upon patterns and repetition.’

Maya hayuk, Rainbow Madras
Maya hayuk, Rainbow Madras

Without taxing our tired afternoon mind-patterns with the biology behind this claim, the gallery’s new show certainly proves the beauty of repetition in the right artists’ hands.

Shepard Fairey, Japanese Pattern
Shepard Fairey, Japanese Pattern

And while it’s by no means a new idea to incorporate text and pattern in art, the forthcoming Write & Repeat exhibition looks to highlight the capacity of lettering and repetition to create works that can communicate ideas and visually stimulate simultaneously.

Word To Mother,  Compare and Despair
Word To Mother, Compare and Despair

The show features a huge cast of contemporary artists and designers, all creating work that looks to demonstrate how repetition and lettering can be used to create meaning, symbolism and aesthetic beauty.

Word To Mother,  Pattern
Word To Mother, Pattern

Among the artists showing their work are Cyrcle, Josie Morway, Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Eine, Jim houser, Kai & Sunny, Maya hayuk, Pete Fowler, Usugrow and Word To Mother.

Cyrcle
Cyrcle

All works are formed solely from text and pattern based pieces, and among our favourites are this complex insect-based piece by D*Face:

D*Face, Flutterdie Mandala
D*Face, Flutterdie Mandala

And the simple monochrome majesty of Kai & Sunny’s Flower:

Kai and Sunny, Flower
Kai and Sunny, Flower

Write & Repeat runs from 22 February – 10 March at Stolenspace Gallery, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1

Josie Morway
Josie Morway

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