RUN is a London based Italian artist whose works can be seen adorning street corners from China to Senegal. His recognisable style shows a level of detail and complexity, through his vivid rendering of interlocking hands and faces in bright, arresting colours. RUN is interested in street art as a language of communication, creating playful characters that speak to diverse audiences on multiple levels. The expansive scale of his works captivates the viewer, affecting a renaissance of muralism that reaches beyond the boundaries of street art.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Jealous are delighted to host the official London launch of RUN’s first publication ‘Time Traveller Artist Man’.
‘Part travelling diary, part monograph, Time Traveller Artist Man charts the triumphs and tribulations of an imaginative soul with a passion for travel, whose worldwide voyages have become a catalyst to create art that is elemental and playful, with the ultimate goal of engaging with people from all walks of life. The reference to time travel in the book’s title is a quirky but insightful notion which reflects the artist’s particular world vision. Through his journeys to countries such as China, Senegal, Italy, Morocco and Gambia, where in many areas they still do things in time-honoured ways, by hand or with basic tools and methods, the artist was struck by the sense of going back in time. Some of these places are rapidly developing beyond recognition and consequently there is the danger of losing some of these traditional ways and yet within this process of change, Run’s explorations of different cultures confirm for him a central belief in the universality of humankind.’
Join us to celebrate with an exclusive 4 day pop-up to celebrate the launch of RUN’s highly anticipated book launch, alongside we will be exhibiting new original and limited edition works by the internationally renowned street artist.
**Book Signing and Launch Thursday 2nd February 6.30pm-8.30pm, all welcome!**