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Kid Acne: Kill Your Darlings

Kid Acne, Stick To The Plan, Sheffield, 2010 © Kid Acne.
Thursday 21 July 2011 - Sunday 23 October 2011

Kid Acne’s art career began with an appearance on Rolf’s Cartoon Club at the age of twelve. Within a year, he’d started writing graffiti and was in hospital recovering from a bad acid trip.

Two decades on, and Kid Acne has matured into Sheffield’s foremost urban artist – his mysterious, eye-catching murals forming part of the city’s skin.
This exhibition, his first solo show in his home town, celebrates the DIY ethic and often transitory approach he has refined over the years. Murals, illustrations and sculpture from throughout his career will show how he has carried the wit and subversion from his days as a graffiti artist and fanzine creator through into adult life as a designer, artist and musician.

Kill Your Darlings is a motto used by writers to describe the painful process of cutting cherished characters or scenes which don’t serve their overall story. This show captures that spirit and asks us not to be too precious about art, but simply to revel in the joy of creating it.

View a video trailer for Kill Your Darlings:

 


To celebrate Kill Your Darlings Kid Acne has put together a cool range of merchandise. Click here to visit our online shop.

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