Introducing you to the storm troopers of the Art World..
Hosted at the Le Dame Gallery in Meliá White House Hotel, the Artwars exhibition displayed work by some of the best minds in the art world as they fuse art with Star Wars. The Exhibition is current and very relevant as the new Star wars ‘Rogue One’ film is released. The exhibition is built up of eight emerging and established artists, including Sir Anish Kap-oor. All of the artists have embellished a Star Wars stormtrooper helmet with a unique design.
The exhibition focuses on turning the Dark side into the Art side as instructed by the curator Ben Moore, the participating artists range from D*face, Dan Baldwin, Schoony and many more.
As a largely influential film series, Startwars has gained a lot of fans and attention with each new release. With the new Rogue One film coming out in cinemas, Starwars influences are to be seen everywhere. From a Starwars Premiere, Star-wars themed exhibitions to as much as Starwars themed Christmas decorations, it is a peak time for hardcore-fans to indulge themselves in the wonderful world of Starwars.
The Artwars exhibition will raise funds to benefit two charities, Missing People and the Missing Tom Fund. The Missing Tom Fund was set up by the family of Thomas Moore who disappeared in 2003 aged 31 years old.
The inaugural Art Wars exhibition was held at the renowned Saatchi Gallery in London in October 2013. It included Stormtrooper helmet artworks by internationally acclaimed artists including Damien Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman, D*Face, David Bailey, Alison Jackson, Antony Micallef, Mat Collishaw, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Joana Vasconcelos and Mr Brainwash. Since then Art Wars has featured at The Other Art Fair, The Moniker Art Fair, travelled to Sweden, Dubai, Las Vegas and the LA Art Show.