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Petro, a British graffiti writing addict since the mid 80’s, brings his graffiti drenched brain to Le Fix Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Swing by Thursday April 6, 18.00 – 20:00 for a cold beer and check out the exhibition!

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Ismerockski pays homage to the aesthetic of the “name” as a alter ego and honours the eternal search for letter solutions. Petro celebrates the life confirming discipline of graffiti writing, with a bag full of unconventional tools, and not a spray can in sight. Through these self imposed restrictions Petro explores sculpture, textiles and mark making in this stupid fresh multi media installation.

One of the UK’s most respected and innovative graffiti writers, Petro is an artist who has been trying to find “solutions to letters and typefaces” since 1984. Pioneering a loose, “buggedout” graffiti practice whilst based in London in the 1990s, this style has not only been frequently emulated but has earned him respect within the most esteemed of graffiti circles. Driven by a desire to investigate and understand form, Petro has gradually transitioned from the street into the gallery, adopting a tireless work ethic which has seen him produce shows almost every three months for the last three years. Visitors to these shows have been witness to an eclectic array of productions; from go-karts to crazy golf courses, from thousands of paper planes to printing with local street food delicacies. What becomes apparent (apart from his Ralph Lauren obsession) is that Petro aims to recapture the essence of youth yet give it a more contemporary perspective. Constantly refusing to take the easy route to success, and instead opting for a struggle which he sees as essential to finding the perfect solution, Petro has created a consistent flow of “conceptually artless art”. It is a practice that transcends mere technique, evolving from an unending process of experiment, entertainment and excess.

Opening Thursday April 6th 2017, 18:00 – 20:00
Le Fix Gallery, Kronprinsensgade 9B, Copenhagen.
The exhibition will hang in the gallery 6 April – 14 May, 2017

Petro – Picture update

Petro PetroPetro has inspired me for many years! And fortunately i had the opportunity too meet him in the summer of 2012. When he was included in the group show Stendahl Syndrome that took place in Stockholm, Sweden. This show were including many great graffiti writers such as: Sabe, Egs, Nug, Reas & Kegr. For more pictures of Petro’s work visit his tumblr

Hey You! – A Solo Show By Petro

1 HeyYou_FanzinePetro shows his stuff at the B&B Gallery in Sheffield through out the month! He is a really big inspiration to SprayDaily, we have been watching him for years. They will also sell a 48 paged fanzine in A5 landscape format for 10 EUR That is signed and numbered by the artist. Its printed in limited edition of 150 copies with a hand-pulled screen printed cover. They also sell a Screen printed poster for 75 EUR in the format of SRA2, looks really dope!