LONDON EVENTS – Love art? Love Ink? Atomica Gallery present Miniature Ink

Jay Freestyle_72dpiAtomica Gallery and Things&Ink magazine are delighted to announce Miniature Ink, an exhibition featuring miniature original artwork from over 100 of the world’s leading tattoo artists, opening 24th September 2014. Celebrating both the second anniversary of Things&Ink and launch of ‘The Illustration Issue’, the exhibition is also being held to raise awareness for Sarcoma UK, with profits from sales being donated to the charity.

Opening on the eve of London Tattoo Convention 2014 and with tattoo culture very much in the zeitgeist, for Miniature Ink Things&Ink Editor Alice Snape has invited a huge variety of tattooers to contribute a postcard-sized artwork of a subject matter of their choice. Small but perfectly formed, each work priced at just £60, providing an opportunity for all art lovers to own an original by some of the industry’s most sought-after names. Featuring a diverse array of styles, techniques and subject matter, Miniature Ink is a dynamic exhibition that showcases the very best in contemporary tattoo artistry.

On the second anniversary of Things&Ink, the event also marks a change in the magazine’s identity. Originally set up as an alternative to what Alice felt was largely sexist tattoo media, Things&Ink has enjoyed an increasing amount of male readers. Their new ethos ‘Independent, Tattoo, Lifestyle’ is more inclusive and reflects the fact that the magazine’s quality content can be enjoyed by all.

Both Atomica Gallery and Things&Ink passionately support the notion that the work of talented tattoo artists should be considered as fine art. Miniature Ink is the second exhibition the pair has collaborated on and follows 2013’s Under Her Skin, which featured the work of twelve talented female tattoo artists.

“The breadth of artistic talent in the tattoo world today is amazing and something we wanted to celebrate with Miniature Ink! The fact that the exhibition features so many incredible artists – male and female – is the perfect way to mark the progression of our own identity. We’re here to appreciate the art, not objectify the person wearing it, and that is something both sexes can get behind. We are also thrilled to be supporting the wonderful work of Sarcoma UK, a charity very close to my heart.” Things&Ink Editor Alice

Drew Linden_72dpiLIST OF EXHIBITING ARTISTS:

Abbie Williams // Adam Sage // Ael Lim // Alessandro Jako // Alex Binnie // Alexandra Skarsgård

Alexandra Wilkey //Alexis Camburn // Amanda Abbott // Angelique Houtkamp // Anna Garvey // Antony Flemming Araceli 4Ever // Aron John Dubois // Axa Shireen // Betty Rose // Bob Done // Brenden Jones

Brian Thomas Wilson // Bugs // Caleb Kilby // Cally-Jo // Cass Bramley // Charlotte Timmons // Cris Cleen

Curly Moore // Danielle Rose // Dominique Holmes // Drew Linden // Duncan X // Ebony Mellowship // Eddy-Lou

El Bernardes // El Nigro // Emily Wood // Eva Huber // Fidjit // Flo Nuttall // Georgina Liliane // Gergely Kun

Gia Rose // Giovanni (Black Heart) // Grace Neutral // Hannah Keuls // Hannah Mosley // Harriet Hapgood // Inma

Iris Lys // Isobel Stevenson // Jack Thomas Newton // Jake Danielson // Jenna Yenik // Jesse (Scratchline)

Jessica Mach // Jody Dawber // Judd Ripley // Juliette Mousseau // Keely Rutherford // Kelly McGrath

Kelly Smith // Kodie Smith // Lina Stigsson // Lorena Morato // Lucy O’Connel // Malvina (Scratchline)

Marija Ripley // Matt Black // Matthew Gordon // Matty D’Arienzo // Missy Rhysing // Mister Paterson

Naepier Tattoo // Nerida Nicolson // Nikole Lowe // Paul Davies // Pedro Santos // Peter Aurisch // Phil Kyle

Polly Sands // Ramon Maiden // Rachel Baldwin // Rebecca Vincent // Robert William Ashby // Sadee Johnston // Sanya Youalli Scott Move // Shannon Meow Stephen Hutchison // Susanna Widmann // Tamara Lee

Tiny Miss Becca // Toby Gawler // Tom ‘Wookie’ Devine // Toni Moore // Tracy D // Uncle Allan // Virginia Elwood Wendy Pham // Woody (James Woodford) // WT Norbert // Zoe Binnie
PLUS more artists to be announced…

Also on display at Atomica for the duration of Miniature Ink will be the ‘Love Bomb’, a stunning collaboration between Channel 4 ‘Four Rooms’ dealer Wendy Meakin and one of her former students at Central Saint Martins, artist Daisuke Sakaguchi aka The 27 Life. Wendy bought the 1960s British military test bomb on the programme, seeing it as the perfect symbol to explore the love hate relationship humankind has had through the ages. Well known for his Japanese Tattoo motifs, Sakaguchi then painted the bomb in a design he and Meakin collaborated on incorporating traditional Japanese symbols of Love.

Atomica Gallery, 29 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AP

Opening times: Monday – Friday: 12-6pm / Saturday 12-5pm / Sunday 12-4pm

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