This week, the Eastpak Gallery, otherwise known at the Eastpak Icon Store on Carnaby Street, let New York artist Charlie Bowden run wild with his debut solo exhibition. The show, titled ’26’, is Bowden’s response to changing attitude towards graffiti, and is constructed from numerous individual graff’ letters, numbers and characters, each individually created for the show.
I’ve never seen an exhibition quite like this one, with 3D graff’ characters of all shapes, sizes and colours. Bowden clearly put a lot of time and effort into creating these one-off pieces, and the final result is pretty overwhelming. The show also boasts a large mural on the windows of the store, featuring the same characters. I’m completely new to Bowden’s work, but this one really has me eager to find out more. You can check it out for yourself now at the Eastpak Icon Store, Carnaby (W1).