This season, DISCO nightclub in Soho, will host an innovative series of pop-up street art. This partnership between London’s most talked about, up-and-coming street artists and one of The West End’s most vibrant nightspots, will ensure an unforgettable musical and visual feast for everyone that visits the ever-evolving exhibition.
The exhibition will run for six weeks, throughout fashion week in February, and continuing into March. It will see the works of a new artist showcased each week, in the form of a full club takeover, displayed as temporary, floor to ceiling murals, throughout the clubs mirrored walls.
The talented team that will be taking part in this urban project, curated by DISCO Marketing & Membership Manager, Charlie Herman, an artist in his own right, will range from fashion illustrators, to portrait artists, and even a cake designer. For further information on this creative collective, their five individual websites and profiles have been listed below.
This programme of events will then culminate in a grand finale and photography showcase on Friday 7th March 2014. Here guests will get to see the unified works of the group and have a chance to speak with each of the individual artists, that will all be in attendance, along with a selection of other urban expertise, talented trend setters and bright young things.
Zoe Neilson: is a London based Freelance Artist/Illustrator that specialises in portraiture. Her style is contemporary and has elements of fashion illustration. A passionate lover of music and fashion, these are both influential in her work. Acrylics are her main choice of medium, but she also incorporates Oils, Watercolour, Graphite and Biro.
WEBSITE – www.zoeneilson.com
Outside London Collective; The Outside Collective is a London based creative agency made up of a talented and creative team with experience working across a range of media channels including graphic design, digital, film, photography, street art and illustration. As communication lines become increasingly blurred, their ability to work across all channels allowing them to deliver quality, timely, and engaging projects.
Dan Jamieson:is an illustrator from Nottingham, based in London. He works with a wide variety of pens and paints to create humorous takes on popular culture and current affairs – adopting a blend of naivety, accuracy, repetitive patterns and frenetic mark making.
Tommy Pang: is a London based fashion illustrator and stylist who has worked and been featured / published in many respectable international and national fashion publications such as Vogue UK, Tatler UK, The Company High street edit, Company magazine, Radia and Parttime magazine etc.
Tommy has also worked for fashion related clients, designers and companies such as Barbara Wiggins, Tobi Hannah, Thai Airways, London studios and Sorapol London etc. 2013-2014 sees the development and launch of his first lifestyle brand ‘Lapin De Luxe’ and his continuation into illustration after brief break.
Steph Parker: is a cake maker and artist, believing bespoke Cakes are a sculpted piece of art that you can eat and share with others, creating emotions from sugar and turning flour into a picture. Steph says; “Something personal evokes memories…we create cakes for any occasion, sparking a range of emotions…share an individual piece of edible art with those you love.”
DISCO is an underground boîte inspired by the 1970s Manhattan disco movement. Guests are greeted at a Pan Am-inspired lounge where air stewardesses issue boarding passes and check personal items into the cloakroom via a conveyor belt.
INTERVIEW TOMMY PANG
What’s your favorite hangout in London/Worldwide?
My favourite place to hang out in London would be The Gantry – a lovely French restaurant and bar in the heart of Brockley or you can sometime find me at Foxcroft & Ginger in Soho as I love the food there.
Who is your favorite artist at the moment, what was the last exhibition you went to see?
I am currently revisiting the work by fashion photographer Tim Walker and the last exhibition I viewed was in homage to the late Isabella Blow – Fashion galore! at Somerset house.
Who has been your favourite fellow creative to work with?
I don’t have a particular person who has been my ‘favourite’. I enjoy working with individuals who are ambitious, passionate and those who like to take risks.
What’s in store for the next year?
To continue questioning what I would like to communicate through my work and to be more spontaneous.
How much do you simply LOVE disco?
What stands out for me about Disco is that it’s different to anything I’ve ever experienced, each space is unique from the minute you walk in. I also love the idea that Disco’s emphasis is on having fun and that’s what a lot of clubbers I know have been craving for a long time.
What was the last thing that really made you stop and stare?
I found myself simply staring at the city skyline out of a train window this morning, I had forgotten how much I loved London and how exciting it can be even when it’s grey and raining.
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