London, United Kingdom
Thursday, March 6, 2014–Sunday, April 6, 2014
StolenSpace is pleased to present LA based collective, CYRCLE. in their first UK solo exhibition.
The show, titled: "OVERTHRONE! POORING REIGN," aims to explore symbols of power and the control
over our minds. The "OVERTHRONE!" campaign has been a significant theme in CYRCLE.'s work for over
two years. The upcoming exhibition at StolenSpace will unveil two new bodies of work within this
overarching concept, "RULERS WERE MEANT TO BE BROKEN" and "SCRAMBLE FOR POWER".
Through a process of deconstruction, CYRCLE. inverts specific symbols to signify an overthrow of the
reigns of power. According to the artists, the aim is: "a subliminal call to action... to overthrow the
powers of doubt and oppression in the mind so we, the individual, can let go of fear and take power
“People frequently ask me who the new upstarts
are in street art... I'd say CYRCLE., but that would
be underselling the diversity of their talents and
the depth of their conceptual process. CYRCLE.
work in many mediums and techniques, utilizing
whatever approach most powerfully delivers the
concept and aesthetic. CYRCLE. are surprisingly
focused and rigorous for some young punks.”
'Boundaries' is a word that is kept out of CYRCLE.'s
extensive vocabulary, refusing to define
themselves by the constraint of labels.
This collective of street artists, graphic designers
and traditional fine artists have been developing
their own language for the past three years. In
that brief time, CYRCLE. have made a massive
impact on the street and gallery scene, quickly
gaining the respect of the International art
Working across a variety of media, from
investigating form and function to encouraging
participation, CYRCLE. challenge and embrace
the full spectrum of what contemporary art is.