Graffiti Gallery: London-based artist Mr Cenz’ first exhibition and mural project in Canada, July 19- September 14, Opening Reception, July 19

Winnipeg's Graffiti Gallery to present London-based artist Mr Cenz' first exhibition and mural project in Canada!

WINNIPEG, 10 July 2018 – In celebration of our 20th anniversary Graffiti Gallery is pleased to bring internationally renowned UK artist Mr Cenz to Winnipeg for his first Canadian art installation and exhibition, Behind the Lines, opening July 19th, 2018.

Behind the Lines will be on display at Graffiti Gallery from July 19th to September 14th, 2018. Please join us for the opening reception, which will take place Thursday, July 19th, 2018 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm at Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Avenue. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item! The artist will be in attendance.

Mr Cenz Bio:

Mr Cenz has been scribbling on surfaces since 1988, when he first discovered hip-hop culture and graffiti art. He soon became obsessed with this new and exciting art form, and after a few brushes with the law, he decided to find ways of developing his skills legally. This led to a career as a professional artist with several solo shows and high profile commissions internationally. Mr Cenz' distinctive work can currently be seen all over the streets of the world, especially in his hometown of London. His work features layers of intricate and flowing letterforms, shapes, and line work abstracted in a unique way, and fuses different styles, such as photorealism and illustration. His influences range from the old school graffiti artists that inspired him as a kid, such as Dondi and Mode 2, to abstract expressionist painters, like Paul Klee and Roger Hilton.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave.

7:00 to 11:00 pm

Music by DJ Kinetic & Crabskull

Admission is free with donation of a non-perishable food item!

Exhibit on display until September 14th, 2018

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Graffiti Art Programming Inc. is a not-for-profit community art centre dedicated to celebrating the many roles that the arts play in the lives of all Manitobans and is committed to enhancing the cultural well being of communities and neighbourhoods.

For more information, or to arrange interviews with the artist, please contact:

Pat Lazo, Artistic Director

Graffiti Art Programming Inc.

204.667.9960

info@graffitigallery.ca

www.graffitigallery.ca, www.mrcenz.com

www.facebook.com/GraffitiArtProgramming, www.facebook.com/MrCenz

Instagram & Twitter: @graffitiartprog @mrcenzone @mrcenzgraffiti #behindthelines