Contemporary art

Mantis /   Unknown

South Africa 1974

Urban Art

South Africa
February 13, 2015
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

Mantis is a South African born artist who has been a steady contributor to the urban and contemporary art scene for the last ten years. He has exhibited numerous times with some of the top contemporary and urban art galleries across the world: Los Angeles, Miami, Australia, Bangkok, Berlin, Italy and London, where he is currently based.

He has contributed to a book comprising of twenty of the world’s leading stencil artists and his work has appeared on album covers and music videos from Italian metal bands to Brit Mod God rocker Paul Weller.

Mantis’s work reflects mostly on the social issues that confront us in our daily city grind and although full of hope it rides and questions on the darker edge of the social conscience. He asks with his work that we enter into a new way of thinking and that we play the game of life with heart, pushing forward collectively in a positive and constructive new direction.

He currently lives and works as a prop maker in London while continuing to produce his own work.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015XXXJealous Gallery, LondonGroup
2014EpochHoxton Gallery, LondonSolo
2013Roll Over and Play DeadHigh Roller Society, LondonGroup
2012Tokyo Love ShowStrychnin Gallery, TokyoGroup
2012Warhol is OverRobert Fontaine Gallery, MiamiGroup
2012Stocking ThrillersHigh Roller Society, LondonGroup
2011Season TicketHigh Roller Society, LondonGroup
2011Sex, Drug and ProfanityRobert Fontaine Gallery, MiamiGroup
2010Altered StateLord Napier, LondonSolo
2010Art Basel MiamiArt Modern Gallery, MiamiGroup
2009Fame FestivalStudiocromie, ItalyGroup
2009Summer Group ShowUrban Angel Gallery, LondonGroup
2009Babylon AcademyKunsthaus Tacheles, BerlinGroup
2008Outside|InsideCarmichael Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2008Fame FestivalStudiocromie, ItalyGroup
2008Big IssueBlack Rat Press, LondonGroup
2008Burning BridgesBrick Lane Gallery, LondonGroup
2007FoundLeonard Street Gallery, LondonGroup