Art and Community

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012|Elexu Team Posts|by Crystal Yang

“Fortunately art is a community effort – a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.” – Allen Ginsberg

Elexu recently partnered with [ S P A C E ], a charitable organisation providing affordable studio space for artists in the UK. On Friday the 6th of July they had an open house in three of their studios and we were excited to attend.

We met a number of the artists and viewed some of their incredible artwork. The people were friendly, interesting, and bright. They told us about their work, the ideas behind it, and their experience with [ S P A C E ]. However, one thing that they consistently mentioned was that though they all worked in the same building on their art, they knew very few of their neighbours.

That’s why we’re so excited to debut Elexu Maps to [ S P A C E ]. Here artists can share their online portfolios, find local hang outs, and follow each other on a social network. We hope this will encourage the artistic community to connect and engage with each other. After all, our mission is to empower people and this is just another way we hope to help.

Check out the work of some of the Space artists we met through the links below:

Rui Pignatelli – ruipignatelli.com

Kim Bennett – www.kim-bennett-art.weebly.com

Kennard Phillipps – http://kennardphillipps.com

Tomasz Laczny – www.artificial.cc

Matthew Webber – matthewwebber.co.uk

Phin Manasseh – phinmanasseh.com/