Prepare yourself for a visual feast this August as Grafitti sprays the sunny white isle with the anticipated arrival of Urban In Ibiza. Never has Ibiza seen such a spectacular before with the world’s leading Grafitti artists displaying their work on the Island from 8th to 20th August culminating in a live art display by one of the UK’s most notorious graffiti writers Inkie.
Heralding from the infamous Bristol School of Graffiti, Inkie has been identified as Banksy’s partner in crime. A dominant presence of over twenty years on the international graffiti scene, Inkie’s trademark intricate imagery is uniquely striking with styles drawn from diverse inspiration, ubiquitous street signage, the architecture of ancient temples, Islamic geometry and currently resides as in-house artist at Jade Jagger’s West London Studios. Another urban art legend Chu will also be drawing live on the night too!
For Urban in Ibiza, Inkie has selected a cross-section of the UK’s leading street artists to show work of this kind in Ibiza for the first time including musical genius and Drum and Bass pioneer Goldie! Pioneer, cult status grafitti artist, drum n bass icon, DJ, producer and actor, Goldie is a total original and multi-talented complex shapeshifter. Goldie’s produced artistic works with 3D (Massive Attack) and provided pieces to Neneh Cherry, Noel Gallagher, Bjork, James Lavelle and Nellee Hooper and Pete Tong’s Wonderland to name a few.
MauMau, Chu, Dan MacMillan, China Mike, Mudwig, Pure Evil, Ryan Mcphail, Zeus, Mysterious Al, Eco, Fark FK, Finbarr, DAC, Nine-0, David Walker, Hush, Agent Provocateur, Grafter, Andy Council, and SHOK-1 will all show a selection of their work too from 8th – 13th August at the suitably glamourous Atzaro hotel in Ibiza, and then from the legendary Pacha Hotel from 13th – 20th August.
On 12th August, Atzaro plays host to a celebration of the exhibition in their beautiful gardens with Inkie creating one of his master-pieces live over the stunning flood-lit pool, reflecting such a special event on the Island. This one-off piece will then be auctioned-off during the night. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by credible, infamous urban musicians Roots Manuva (Live Show), DJ MK (Kiss FM), DJ Samir and Benji Boko. Entrance is free and this exclusive first ever Urban event will run from 8pm – 2am.
Urban In Ibiza was the brainchild of Dizzi Saunders, who started promoting parties in the 80’s, and then went on to buy the Velvet Room in Soho which boasted the likes of Carl Cox and Fabio and Grooverider. Dizzi Saunders then moved to Ibiza where he started collecting Urban Art and really getting into the scene. After an idea to bring more cutting edge art and music to the White Isle, Dizzi hooked up with his old friend Inkie to let the people of Ibiza know what is going on in the Urban Entertainment scene and Urban In Ibiza was born.
Celebrated fashion designer Dan Macmillan will be showing some of his rare pieces from his Zoltar label, whilst sexy Ibicencan Swimwear label Graffiti will be treating us to a fashion show around the pool. This is a night and an art extravaganza not to be missed.