TOPSAFE LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE GALLERY TO SHOWCASE EUROPE'S TOP GRAFFITI TALENT
TopSafe is today launching a groundbreaking online gallery to showcase authentic graffiti talent from across Europe. To mark the launch TopSafe is hosting an exhibition at Mews of Mayfair, a unique and intimate venue in the heart of London, featuring original works and exclusive prints.
TopSafe specialises in high-quality, limited edition prints at affordable prices, making contemporary art accessible, and bringing together upcoming creative talents from across the globe for exclusive pop-up events. The TopSafe website allows users to read about artists and their influences in addition to viewing and buying original pieces.
TopSafe artists are unique in the contemporary art market, united but not defined by their graffiti backgrounds, they create artworks that are distinctly different from the 'Street Art' that is largely associated with graffiti, while retaining the energy and freethinking that is the hallmark of their outlaw practice. These artists have mastered their talent while risking their liberty and their lives to push boundaries and pursue their passion.
The artists, many of whom are making editions of their work for the first time, employ a variety of approaches from fine art to graphic design, and work in a spectrum of media from screen-printing to photography.
"Graffiti is a controversial subject dividing opinion and rousing powerful debate, yet almost nothing is known about the true motivations and inspirations of the artists themselves"
"While making these images I came to understand the motivations of the subjects, sharing with them the anxiety, adrenaline highs and tensions that come from the risks taken in this unique lifestyle."
– Will Robson-Scott
"A lot of graffiti writers feel they are misrepresented by the label 'Street Art' and the associations that it conjures. Topsafe appeals to people because it surprises them and challenges the stereotypes of what graffiti contributes to the contemporary art market."
– Fred Forsyth, Director of Topsafe London