Openings: Kid Acne – Standard Practice / Adaptations

By - Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

2014 has already been a busy year for Kid Acne; three months into the year and the Sheffield, U.K based artist has already opened two solo shows and released a new print. February saw Kid Acne collaborating with the B&B Gallery in Sheffield, U.K on a solo exhibition. “Standard Practice” ran for just under a month and showcased a collection of pieces that celebrated the artist’s contribution to the printmaking scene. Both new and old works were displayed with a variety of techniques on show including silkscreen, risograph, mono print and cyanotype. His signature characters were all present at the exhibition; with favourites such as the world renowned stabby women and ZebraFace adorning the walls of the gallery in illustrations, prints, sketches and even on skate decks. Utilising the wonderful screen print studio at the B&B Gallery, Kid Acne has released a limited edition 4 colour, hand pulled print to coincide with the Standard Practice exhibition which is available to purchase online here. This month, Kid Acne opened another solo show in London at the Graffiti Life Gallery with a collection that boasts pieces created especially for the exhibition. “Adaptations” again features a wide range of techniques from the artist. Kid Acne wanted to experiment with the fine line that lies between homage and plagiarism; the result is a collection of pieces inspired by the B-Boy era with nods towards popular 80’s culture and nostalgia. Adaptations will run until the 30th of March, with pieces still available to purchase from the Graffiti Life Gallery website here. All photos via @beastieboo.

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