ATG: Eye in the Sky Launch
ATG are probably London’s most infamous graff crew, having monopolised the rooftops and generally been all city for quite some time now. Having in recent years moved on into publishing, club nights, clothing and more, they’ve become a massive part of the cities thriving street culture, something that doesn’t look set to slow down any time soon. Their most recent project, Eye in the Sky, is a book/exhibition/video showcasing rooftop work pieces from the crew, with a Big Brother esque eye theme, although this time the eye represents freedom and creativity rather than oppression.
I headed down to the opening night at Stolenspace gallery last night (alongside Nail art extraordinaire Grace Humphries) to check it all out, the photos alongside promo material are below. It runs right through August so go check out the prints and have a flick through the book if you’re in the area.
During the time where communities across the UK felt increasingly neglected and let down by the system, the roofs of many council blocks across London were used as a platform to communicate with the people in the form of painted eyes and a series of uplifting slogans.
The work of ATG is to serve as a reminder to the public that they still have control over their surroundings even though we live in the most surveyed city on the planet.
There’s still room to take risks, to think outside the box, change the world around you.”