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#AnyFortyFamily: New Rule Collectives “Come Out To Play” exhibition…

Last night we left the comfort of working in our home studio in Hackney for the mayhem of Thursday night in Shoreditch, where every gallery seems to have a show launching, the whole area is constantly rammo with people on the hunt for free booze and good art. So much going on last night including the opening of the new Rone show “Wallflower” at Stolen Space Gallery and the private viewing of the latest instalment of the Secret 7″ show at Mother, London.  BUT, with 5 AnyForty artists creating new work for the New Rule Collective‘s Warriors inspired show “Come Out To Play” at 5th Base Gallery, just off the curry mafia end of Brick Lane, there was only one place we were gonna be!

So squeezing into a packed gallery, went in to check out exactly what AnyForty Family, Mr Penfold, Tom Mac, Robin Boyden, 45RPM and Mr Gauky had been up to. All 5 had cooked up some incredible work, Penfold’s was straight up trademark classic Mr P, the depth of Robin Boyden’s Hurricanes piece, you could stand at look at it for hours and 45′s stained glass inspired piece just jumped out from a mile away but extra props go to Gauky and Tom Mac, as a added bonus they both took their work off the canvas and into sculptural form, Gauky’s baseball fury bat weapons painted in livid lime green and lilac with sharp nails and cutting barbed wire pretruding with matching hand painted baseballs looked bloody incredible, and Tom Mac’s hand painted bull skull was surrounded all night long, I know it’s the first time we’ve seen a bull skull like that in the flesh/bone and the detailing on it was superb. Nice to see Tom do something totally unexpected and different from his standard digital stuff he’s becoming well known for. Always good to step out your comfort zone in whatever you do in life!

Check out some of our pics from the event below, show officially opens today (11th April) and runs until 17th April, also features great work from the likes of Shotopop, Tom J Newell, Boneface, and many more! So get your self along and check it out in the flesh (minus all the reflections off the glass frames we managed to catch on camera). Great job to Croz for putting on a sick show. Now to dig out The Warriors DVD and give it a rewatch…