Life Laundry: Panik’s First Exhibition In A Decade
Graffiti artist Panik’s first exhibition in nearly a decade will be held at the new Red Eight Gallery space in the Royal Exchange.
Born and raised in Camden, north London, Panik started painting graffiti in 1999, influenced and propelled by the DIY attitude and energy of the many subcultures swirling around the city streets at the time. After a long absence from the exhibition circuit, Panik’s new solo show “Life Laundry” is a timely opportunity to take stock of the unique challenges and rollercoaster emotions of the past couple of years.
“The work in this upcoming solo show primarily explores self development and the recognition of this,” explains Panik, “but also the intricate ways in which we humans interact with the natural world in the 21st century. The art featured in the exhibition will be a mixture of 3-dimensional woodwork pieces and large-scale canvas work.
“I haven’t exhibited in almost a decade, for one reason or another, but over the last year or two I’ve actually created more work in the studio than I’ve probably created throughout my whole lifetime. Due to the pandemic, I’ve only ever viewed these paintings in my studio before they’re sent off to buyers, and my following has only ever seen them online.
“It’s really important for myself and others to now be able to view my work in the physical realm, to create new energy and mark the times. After an incredibly active and bizarre couple of years I need to stand in a space surrounded by some of my most ambitious works, take deep breaths and acknowledge the journey.”
Panik’s exhibition is also an opportunity for Red Eight Gallery, who have represented Panik for the last two years, to show off their new home in the Royal Exchange. The gallery specialises in identifying and supporting exciting new talent as well as curating exceptional work by household names like Banksy and Warhol. This new historic setting in the heart of the City provides an interesting counterpoint to the edgy contemporary art the gallery is known for.
Panik’s new solo show will run from November 26th to December 3rd at Red Eight’s new exhibition space in the Royal Exchange in the heart of the City of London. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your slot (subject to availability).