A solo exhibition of paintings, sculptures and a new edition by
July 23 - August 6, 2022
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.
Over the last year, the artist has been experimenting with a new range of materials and mediums: vitreous enamel, 3D techniques, new paint systems, cutting, burning and carving, resulting in an incredibly varied and rich collection of original paintings and sculptures.
Below is a selection of pieces contained within this new body of work.
Whistleblower Gallery is proud to have co-published a new edition, Lucky, with Gary Stranger which will be released shortly.
Alongside this collection, the artist has also produced a large size of his previously sold-out 3D piece Future. This sculpture, of 8 cubic metres, is currently installed in the centre of Whistleblower Gallery. Images of Future will be published in this space shortly.