PUNK POETS – THE NEW VANGUARD

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Jess-Ralph-Jay-Bernard-Underground-Poetry

Narrative by Jess Ralph It can be tempting to ascribe certain social and artistic movements to a specific point of history, and a handful of people that were the movers and shakers of that time. The chronology of culture neatly boxed and segmented into easily understood, consumable little chunks. But of course, that’s not how… Read more »

CHRIS KILLIP, RETROSPECTIVE AT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY

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Helen and her hula hoop Lynemouth

Words by Jess Ralph Chris Killip is hailed as one of the most influential and pioneering British photographers of the latter half of the 20th century. Now, two years after his death from lung cancer in October 2020, The Photographers Gallery, Soho, is staging a major retrospective of his work, put together by photographer Ken Grant and curator… Read more »

VERA GRAZIADEI ON HER NEW DOCUDRAMA: NIC_UNEXTINCT

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Nic and Vera Graziadei

Known for her established acting career, Vera Graziadei has more recently turned her attention towards her passion for directing. Her latest output being a short docudrama, titled nic_unextinct, which explores themes and contexts such as childhood trauma, and the effect of this upon a person’s adulthood, the communities that surround these people, and the underground… Read more »

SAIAKUNANA: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ARTIST IN LONDON

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SAIAKUNANA JAPANESE ARTIST

All photography by Jessie-Rose SaiakuNana is a Japanese contemporary artist, currently based in London. She has been holding solo exhibitions in Tokyo since 2015, and in 2018, she was awarded the TARO Award at the 21st Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art. In 2021, SaiakuNana opened a gallery in Shoreditch exhibiting her original artworks. Situated… Read more »

THE EXPERIMENTAL MIND BEHIND LONDON CREATIVE SODOMA XIA

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London based creative Sodoma Xia, who studies at London College of Fashion and has been featured in Dazed, is collaborating with Underground England

Based within the creative London scene, Sodoma Xia uses her work to explore her self-identity. As a multi-disciplinary artist, Sodoma chooses to use both fashion photography, styling, fashion design, and digital arts to inform her style. She is heavily influenced by the club and dance scene, which has driven her artistic style. For our ‘New… Read more »

OF SKINHEADS AND SKIN: The Artwork of Rene Matić

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Rene Matic Underground Shoes Boots Clothes Accessories

Rene Matić’s first solo show may have recently closed at Bermondsey’s Vitrine Gallery, but the Peterborough-born artist has made their ephemeral exhibition permanent; its title ‘Born British, Die British’ is indelibly etched on Matić’s skin, reclaiming a phrase to fit their own experience of the Black British diaspora. Investigating Skinhead culture as a means to… Read more »