Forms and Spaces Italia and Print Release

We are proud to present ‘Forms and Spaces Italia’, a collaborative project between Scotland’s Mark Lyken and Italy’s Moneyless.

This September we are bringing these two leading artists from the Graffuturism movement together and travelling with Lyken to Moneyless’ home town of Lucca to create a collection of site specific installations over a period of seven days. Award-winning film-maker Emma Dove will join the team to document the project.

Sure you’ll remember that last year Forms and Spaces began when Moneyless visited Scotland to work with Lyken in the creation of a series of temporary installations that re-valued abandoned spaces around Glasgow.  The works were intricate and vibrant, a beguiling mix of flat and 3D mark-making and interwoven styles.

Earlier this year, the pair were invited by The Legacy List to participate in the acclaimed Canals Project in London where they created a beautiful large scale mural. 

To mark the occasion Moneyless and Lyken have created a very special limited edition collaborative artwork. Firstly Lyken has hand painted 12 individual A2 pieces on 250gsm Somerset Satin paper that were then screen printed in two colours with Moneyless' intricate circular designs by the talented Ben Ashton.

Each work is unique, signed and editioned. They are £100 each.

Sales will raise vital project funds and all proceeds will go towards funding Forms and Spaces Italia. You’ll even get your name credited in the final film as a supporter of the project.

The print will be released at 17:00 on Fri 20th Sep 2013 on our online shop.

Moneyless lives and works in Lucca, Italy, producing work for exhibitions and creating murals and installations for projects and festivals worldwide. His work is born from traditional graffiti, but as his work evolved, he discarded letters, became obsessed with the simplicity and interactions of geometric shapes, his lines becoming so fine he switched from cans and rollers to brushes and home made etching tools to create ever more elaborate abstract works.
The works depict living matter reduced to its most basic level and their interactions and repitions.
In 2013 alone Moneyless has participated in exhibitions and projects in Berlin, Paris, LA, Portland and London. He is opening a solo show at 999 Contemporary Gallery in Rome this month.

Working across diverse disciplines, Lyken creates paintings, murals, sculptures, installations, sound and musical works.
Influenced by cellular division and decay, his paintings toy with time and scale, worlds within worlds, chemical universes revealed at a microscopic level. 
Lyken regularly collaborates with artists and specialists from different research fields. This year he has been focusing on "Mirror Lands", a major collaborative film and exhibition for the Imagining Natural Scotland project supported by Creative Scotland.

Emma Dove is a freelance filmmaker, camera operator and editor. She is particularly interested in the narratives of life that go unnoticed in the general day to day, revealing the stories behind the seemingly banal. Emma is fascinated by place, identity, communication, expression, and the interplay between nature and culture.
Originally from the Black Isle, she studied Film & Media at the University of Stirling. Her graduation film, On Another Note, won Best Factual Programme at the Royal Television Society Scotland Student Awards and is currently showing at short film festivals and screenings internationally.