11 September 2015
Last night saw the hotly anticipated private view for the latest show to rock Ink'd, ‘Edo City Girl’ by the unstoppable force that is Lady Aiko. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came down for what was a fun filled evening, with some electrifying and memorable artwork on display.
As if the densely layered and colourful canvases weren’t enough Aiko was busy working away in the garden, hand finishing her new and exclusive print ‘Edo City Girl’, whilst visitors stood, beer in hand, watching in amazement. The print is from a very low edition of just 25 and was selling like hot cakes on the night, but there are a precious few still available. It was fascinating and a real privileged to witness one of the biggest names in street art, working live in the flesh and answering questions on her practice. Big up Lady Aiko!
Lady Aiko will be out and about in Brighton today painting walls, so keep an eye on our social media channels for the latest updates on what’s happening on the streets!
Also while she is in town Aiko will be curating the opening festivities of The Costume Games on Wednesday 16th September, where she will help transform the Old Steine Gardens into Costume City. It will mark the start of the five-day Japan festival presented by MOSHIMO, which coincides with the opening rugby world cup game Japan vs South Africa taking place at Brighton’s Amex Stadium.
Edo City Girl runs until 20th September and presents a truly unmissible collection of work. Aiko manages to combine pop imagery with the traditional aesthetic of Japanese art, adding a healthy dose of New York City’s in-your-face attitude. Her pictures simultaneously seduce and assault the viewer; drawing you into a fantastical world where cute bunny rabbit menacingly clutch spray cans and sexy women appear on heavily textured background. Head on down before it’s too late!
Check out our artist interview with Lady Aiko, conducted in our very own gallery garden.