Gary Stranger is a UK-based artist who started out writing graffiti in 1996. He is now a world-renowned artist, famed for his well-executed typographic pieces.
Over the past decade Gary has moved his wall paintings/murals away from the traditional graffiti aesthetic. Having always had a passion for type and having studied the subject, it was the inevitable conclusion to take his own work in that direction.
His studio work and his wall paintings consist of hand-drawn and painted typographic arrangements, attempting to communicating the artist's sentiment on a particular subject.
Gary is the co-founder (together with Pref) of Typographic Circle, a collective of artists and a developing movement within the urban art world. The cohesion between the artists that are part of this movement is a desire to make work that explores the boundaries of typographic design, within the contexts of both studio work and in-situ wall painting. The group takes the placement, attitude and quest for individual style and originality from the graffiti world and mixes it with the constraints of type-making and type-setting. Typographic Circle gives accessibility and expression of the written word to create a new aesthetic and approach.
Gary Stranger took up Residency at Whistleblower Gallery during July 2018 where he experimented with a new body of work.
The artist's second Residency at Whistleblower Gallery took place in October and November of 2020 resulting in OUTSIDE IN, Gary Stranger's much anticipated first solo show in years. The exhibition opened on November 20th on Instagram Live as the UK was in its second Covid-19 lockdown. All original works sold out in less than 24 hours.
The artist's original piece Refresh was shown at The Royal Academy of Art's Winter Exhibition, London, 2020.
The gallery continues to host, support and exhibit works by the artist.
July/August, CONSUMED, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
November/December, OUTSIDE IN, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
October/November, Artist Residency at Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
July, Artist Residency at Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
Moniker Art Fair with StolenSpace, London, UK
The Royal Academy of Art, Winter Exhibition 2020, London, UK
March, Group Show at The Other Art Fair with Creative Giants, London, UK
October, Moniker Art Fair joint show with Pref., London, UK
May, Typograffic Circle group show at Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK
December, Control and Disorder group show at Galerie 42b, Paris, France
July, Summer show, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
November, Here we go!, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
StolenSpace with Typograffic Circle, London, UK
Gary Stranger has had a number of works in various group shows and galleries in Miami, LA and London.