Pens and Needles

One of our favourite contributors and all-round good egg Al Overdrive is one of the contemporary photographers set to appear in an exhibition at the London Miles Gallery on Friday 25th February. His outstanding escapades with film will appear alongside those of Estevan Oriol and Olli Bery and compliment an exhibit packed with paintings from luminaries the world over. This is a pretty big deal for Al and his peers as he tells us, “the gallery has never exhibited photography before.” We’re so proud of him! The opening night of Pens and Needles will also feature live tattooing taking place in London Miles’ “very own pop-up tattoo parlour”.

As the gallery’s blurb states, “Attitudes towards tattoo art and tattooed individuals continue to evolve for the better. Nowadays, it’s getting harder and harder to draw a distinction between fine art and the best of modern tattooing. Doesn’t this then make tattooed individuals the new cultural ambassadors of a truly new and distinctive ‘modern art’? The exhibition will document, discuss and most importantly celebrate one of contemporary art’s most burgeoning yet contentious art forms.”

It sounds like something Tattoo Revolution can get behind and if you’re in the London area, we think this will be more than worthy of your time.

Confirmed artists

Shawn Barber, Claudia Sabe, Mike Davis, Matt Difa, Xam, Olli Bery, Daniel Albrigo, Holy Fox, Jeff Gogue, Tom Bagshaw, Alex Young, Shad, Jondix, Jee Sayalero, Gustavo Rimada, Cate Rangle, Estevan Oriol, Lea Nahon, Bart Bingham, Rico, Horishion, Issac Fainkujen, Nick Baxter, Nick Colella, Alex Binnie, Al Overdrive, Nicola Andrews, Michael Forbes, Kerry Evans, William Zdan, Adam Jackson.

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