Meet the EAST Artists
Learn more about some of the artists you can meet and shop at our upcoming EAST Art Fair in collaboration with Ace Club.
On Saturday, November 9th, EAST Art Fair brings art back to the Market with a line-up of some of the UK’s most exciting artists. Discover a little more about some of the talented people who will be there…
Ben is most well known for his controversial pop paintings and large-scale wall murals. Using a ‘collage’ style of unlikely juxtapositions, the dynamic paintings are complex mash-ups of popular culture that critique the day-to-day, the dull and mundane, challenge the media’s view on sexuality and inspire a sense of freedom. His art graces the walls of big names such as Jade Jagger and Richard Branson.
“I’m stoked to be involved with the first show in this iconic London location, with the calibre of artists on board I am sure it’s going to be off the hook successful and the start of an awesome edition to the London art fair scene”.
Patrick lives and works by the sea in Kent as an artist and illustrator.
His most notable illustration commissions have been Faberge, Channel 5, Bentley and ITV. He also recently exhibited a piece in Pavement Lickers 2018, alongside artists, including Antony Gormley, Karl Bielik, Will Martyr, VHILS and FAILE.
Patrick’s work deals with the idea of identity. “From being fostered at the age of three I was constantly aware of my surroundings and the need to fit in growing up. Looking back, I recognise those feelings as universal and the work looks to explore the ‘human condition’, specifically what makes people do what they do to have a sense of belonging – from the everyday to the extreme.”
Lucy Pass is a fine artist based in Lancaster, UK producing contemporary portraiture. She recently appeared of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019.
“I’m delighted to be taking part in the first East Art Fair. It’s a great opportunity to engage directly with the public, but doing so in such a dynamic and vibrant part of London in a fully artist-led event is really exciting! Ace Club have created a rare chance to buy art directly from established and emerging artists in a relaxed and spirited environment!”
Anthony McEwan a.k.a. Rugman is a London-based artist/designer and founder of Rum Knuckles streetwear. Over the last 18 years, Anthony has worked as a graphic artist in the fashion industry. He has traveled, worked and lived in Glasgow, New York, LA, Paris and London. His clients have ranged from Donna Karan and Calvin Klein to Vans, while his art has been exhibited in Barcelona, New York, California, Dublin, Stockholm and London and streamed seamlessly into the commercial world where he has collaborated successfully in projects with Hypebeast, Red Bull, NVIDIA, Edwin Jeans and Saatchi Gallery.
Charles Uzzell Edwards a.k.a. PURE EVIL grew up in South Wales and was by his own account, the only new romantic in the village. His love of urban street style led him to do fashion degree in London. After the Poll Tax Riots in Trafalgar Square, he decided to leave Thatcherite London for a two week trip to California, which ended up being a transformative 10-year stay in San Francisco.
Returning to London in 2000 that he hit the ground running and after a stint working at Banksy’s SANTAS GHETTO Guerrilla retail show, he started stencilling and spraying his signature bunny tag around London. He opened his first Pure Evil Gallery in Shoreditch in 2007. The success of his Nightmare series of dripping celebrity portraits has taken him around the world and has recently had successful shows across the world.
Donk is a London born photographer, print maker and street artist, working within the paste-up poster tradition.
A commercial photographer from the mid 1990’s, in 2008 he created ‘Donk’ as a creative, imaginative space, under which he felt able to anonymously explore a street application of his new personal visual ideas.
Donk’s images are regularly inhabited by his family & friends who take on various roles within the work, and often allude to aspects of growing up or the journey from innocence to more adult awareness. The images remix urban culture and history across a time line of his own making, at once referencing the past and the contemporary to make playful and anachronistic connections between universal themes of human strength, vulnerability and the passage of time.
Maria is a contemporary British artist, known for her scrapbook-style collage aesthetic. A mash-up of Surrealism meets Pop-Art, Rivans’s work re-appropriates vintage ephemera to create dreamy realms, which transport the viewer into fantastical worlds of the imaginary, each one suffused with vivid colour, arresting imagery, intricate detail, and finished with a dusting of subtle humour.
Maria studied 3D design at the University of Brighton, before turning to jewellery design and setting up her own workshop. But an aptitude for the visual arts was in her blood: growing up with her Italian family in Essex, hours of her childhood were devoted to drawing and doodling, listening to music, covering her bedroom walls with film and pop heroes, while she soaked up the televisual culture that would come to form her greatest influence.
Heath has always been fascinated by the world around him, particularly where life, art and creativity collide. Born and brought up in Australia, for the past decade and a half he has made the UK my home, having spent time in the US and other parts of Europe along the way. Having a global view informs his work. His goal is to create iconic and memorable pieces, with a strong focus on storytelling. Heath blends bright dark alluring colours with often dark subversive themes.