Above: Crowds gather in the cinema foyer
Above: Leo Stiles creating art work
Above: "We Are Parable" founders Teanne & Anthony.
Above: Poet Anita Barton-Williams performing before the film.
The good people of "We Are Parable" (events team) invited Leo Stiles down to their 30th Anniversary, celebration screening of "Do The Right Thing". Leo was asked to produce a piece of art to mark the occasion.
The artwork is made up of two components, the first being the centre of the piece which is a visual interpretation of Do The Right Thing, with the themes of Love, Hate & static running throughout.
The second component of the piece, is the audience's feedback. The question on the night was asked to them:-
"Why is Do The Right Thing is special to you?"
As the film played & throughout the evening the audiences views were added to the artwork in the form of Leo's signature bubble calligraphy.
Before the screening, there was an introduction from the "We Are Parable" team, a performance from Poet Anita Barton-Williams & a short experimental film - "The Brig" by Jonas Mekas (1964).
Shouts out to Larry, Hector, Amina, Monty, Banni, Julien, Jae, & to everyone that passed through.
Be sure to sign up to future "We Are Parable" events here.
Above: Finished artwork from the night.
Check previous events with "We Are Parable" below.
"100 Days Of Leake Street" is a project by Sabina Andron who has documented 10 sections of wall at Leake Street , London. Taking photos everyday for 100 days, just shows how much this legal graffiti spot gets painted. Can you spot the cheeky Leo Stiles character?
“I don’t claim to be an amazing artist, but I do strive to be an original one. During the late 90’s & the turn of the 21st century I developed a new technique of painting/drawing I now call "Original Digital" . Unlike the pixel art movement where work is created on a grid, the "Original Digital" technique is a hand drawn (analogue if you will) method which can be seen as a commentary of the rise of digital technology slowly leaving behind all things analogue. I look forward to explore more of this in future works”. - Leo Stiles
A closer look at the hand painted custom jacket from earlier on in the year. The jackets will be avaible upon request soon for men & women, in any colour or size. As always you will be able to input into the design for a fully personal one of a kind item. Keep an eye out for future projects here on the blog.
"Hotter Than July Thirteen - Palm Tree Thoughts"
This improvised skecth (12"x12"- acrylic on canvas) is inspired by the summer weather weve been having.