Big thanks to Stuart at Subism who has helped is out big time with the information here. I strongly suggest you hit the site, www.subism.co.uk, for a shedload of amazing prints, and much more
Feeling the oppression of today’s society and loving the freedom that art and street art has, Stuart Boyd wanted to create a movement that would break away from the normality of everyday life and the rules that are set upon us as a society. Street art exists as a sub-culture created through love and passion, subverting and rebelling against the norms of more traditional art and has become a movement in its own right.
Stuart’s view of this sub-cultural movement inspired the name for his business Subism, a web gallery and shop selling his own stencil artwork and hand painted commission portraits. As momentum for the website built up, interest from artists began filling his inbox. In the summer of 2007, the website was completely re-built to include limited-edition prints and one off originals by up and coming and established contemporary artists from the UK and around the world. The artwork ranges from street art and graffiti to digital art and illustration.
The site has grown from strength to strength and now showcases art by 16 talented artists, predominately selling limited edition high quality giclee prints and some originals in canvas and even newspaper. The future looks bright, with established artist Mr Eggs, New Zealand-based printmaker Maphisto Jones, Parisian stencil artist C215, character creator Mr Gauky and illustrator Julie West already on the gallery’s books, and new talent arriving all the time.
Urban art related books are now on sale, including Stencil History X, a homage to stencil artists all over the world from Logan Hicks to M City, Faile to Nemo and not forgetting the likes of Blek le Rat, Banksy and C215. This book comes all the way from Paris and cannot be found in your every day book shops and is a must have for all stencil fans. Other graffiti and street art related books can also be found on the site.
Special art supplies have recently hit the shops pages – Krink handmade inks all the way from the USA and funky Mr Black inks from Milan – specialist tools for all graff writers. For something extra special, visitors to the site can commission a bespoke piece of art from hand painted canvasses and personalized portraits to art installations for homes and businesses.
In May this year, Subism brought the spirit of the underground urban art scene right into the heart of Derby with live painting sessions from talented illustrators and graffiti artists including Mr Penfold, Sune, Two-Pence, Curse273 and a selection of local talent. The bank holiday special took place in an underground cellar on Iron Gate, known as the Vaults, and even gave the punters the opportunity to doodle. The night takes art into the lives of ordinary people doing ordinary things – socialising with friends and having a good time.
What’s next for Subism?
There is much more to come from Subism, with talks of festivals and exhibitions to spread Subism Love for all to enjoy. Subism is currently developing a fashion line of locally sourced manufactured clothing – its own designed range and collaborations with the site’s artists. Club art sessions will continue as a monthly special in Derby at the Vaults with DJ’s Vuyani and Dave Brooks. Subism is taking this concept across the UK so people can experience the Subism vibe first hand through live arty parties, big smiles and nice beats.
Who is Subism?
Subism was established and is managed by Stuart Boyd, the founder of “Subism”. Stuart studied fashion and graphic design at university and also works as a freelance graphic designer. Today Subism is a small team, which includes web designer Antony Kitson.