Shoreditch may be the land of pop-ups covering everything from food to fashion, and art is no exception. Leontia gallery is launching a pop-up exhibition later this month, filled with artists who all create visually powerful work that will grab the attention of visitors. It'll cover light art, sculptures and paintings in a feast for the eyes — if pop art and street art are your genres, then this is the exhibition for you.
The most recognisable artist in the line-up is Schoony, whose 'boy soldier' work was first unveiled as an anti-war protest. A young boy wearing military clothing, a dog tag and a grenade in hand is an image that's hard to forget and makes a clear political statement. Schoony was also part of the team who created the crucified Pete Doherty for a recent exhibition.
Our top pick from the line-up is Carne Griffiths, a portraitist whose work we've been following for some time. He creates striking portraits of female figures using materials as diverse as ink, tea and alcohol.
The works are all on sale and will range from £300 to £4,000. If you're looking for an artwork to brighten up a room, then this may be an exhibition to visit.
The Consume Pop up exhibition will be put on by Leontia gallery at 73 Leonard St, EC2A 4QS from 30 April to 12 May.