East London’s Puppy Snatcher

Street artist Malarky is bringing his muttley crew of cute critters to east London’s Beach gallery, presenting a colourful array of hounds for his Puppy Snatcher exhibition.

Beach London French bulldog Merv and his ceramic pals
Beach London French bulldog Merv and his ceramic pals

This is the artist’s first solo gallery exhibition, and draws on such diverse influences as traditional ceramics, sangria and spaniels.

Cat head
Cat head

The show brings together Malarkey’s experiences of two years spent painting in Barcelona, soaking in the city’s ‘sun-kissed, summer-loving, sangria-drinking, colour-bursting style’, according to the gallery.

Malarky graphics
Malarky graphics

Earlier this year, he spent his time living and working in the less exotic city of Stoke on Trent, famous for its ceramics, which have fed into his new sculpture-led practice, which has seen him fabricate his own versions of traditional hand-glazed plates, pottery and pooches.

Puppy Snatcher runs from 7 December – 2 February 2014 at Beach London, 20 Cheshire Street, London E2

Puppy Snatcher poster
Puppy Snatcher poster

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