Remi Rough

United Kingdom 1971

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti

Remi Rough
Remi Rough
United Kingdom
October 16, 2014
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Remi Rough is a British artist, graffiti writer, designer, art director, curator, whose recent works could be described as “painting visual haikus”. South London born and bred, Remi has been breaking boundaries with the aid of a spray can and a paintbrush for over 28 years. Transcending the traditional and somewhat idealised vision of a graffiti writer, he is passionate and unforgiving in his creative progression.

He moved from the streets to the galleries with his debut art show in 1989 and has since gone on to exhibit in London, Paris, Perth, Tokyo, Santander, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Berlin, Ibiza and more cities dotted around the globe. However, he still keeps his finger in the street art pie, taking part in New York’s Underbelly Project in 2010. As Arrested Motion wrote: “Remi is that rare breed of artist whose work you can equally enjoy in an outdoor setting and also in a gallery/home without it feeling awkward and out of context.”

His work has also appeared in the books; Graffiti World, Abstract Graffiti and Untitled III and was featured in the award winning ‘Ghost Village Project’. Remi was invited to speak on the underground history of UK graffiti in front of a sell-out auditorium at the Tate Modern, as part of its Street Art exhibition in 2008 and in 2009 he published his first book “Lost Colours and Alibis”.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Motivational TheoryWhite Walls Gallery, SFSolo
2014Day trip to BirminghamBirmingham, UKGroup
2014Further Adventures in AbstractionSoze Gallery, LASolo
2014The one minute of Doubt - Live paintingKunst Haus wiesbadenGroup
2014Open House FestivalDulwich, EnglandGroup
2014Every Letter CountsWhite Walls Gallery, SFGroup
2014MTV RE: DEFINE exhibition and auctionDallas Contemporary, DallasGroup
2014Exhibit ZLibrary Street Collective, DetroitGroup
2014FlowDorian Grey Gallery, New York, NYDuo
2013Excuse My FrenchGalerie Celal, ParisSolo
2013Urban Art Biennale 2013Urban Art Biennale, VölklingenGroup
2013UnfoldingDavid Bloch Gallery, MarrakechGroup
2013Lets Pretend It's SummerWest London Art Factory, UKGroup
2012DisambiguationCarmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Culver City, CAGroup
2012Marvelous ExpeditionsThinkspace Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012How To Use Colour & Manipulate PeopleUnit 44 Gallery, New Caslte, UKSolo
2012In The Presence of AngelsSoze Gallery, LASolo
2012Selected MomentsUnit 44 Gallery, New Caslte, UKDuo
2012Urban MastersShoreditch, LondonGroup
2012Space//FormBreeze Block Gallery, PortlandGroup
2012Marvelous ExpeditionsThinkspace, Culver CityGroup
2012See No Evil FestivalBelgiumGroup
2012Streets of the WorldOpera Gallery, NYGroup
2012Scratch EXPO 17LondonGroup
2012How To Use Colour And Influence PeopleUnit 44 Gallery, Newcastle, UKGroup
2012Unlucky For SomeRecoat Gallery, Glasgow, ScotlandGroup
2011For, Against, the TruthLinton & Kay Contemporary, Subiaco, WAGroup
2011ABlackall Studios, LondonDuo
2011ArchetypesView Art Gallery, BristolGroup
2011Unintended CalculationsBecker Galleries, VancouverGroup
2010Jaybo - No Beginning & Remi/Rough - No EndGalería Nuble, SantanderGroup
2010Never A Dull MomentWhite Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Jaybo & Remi/Rough, No Beginning, No EndGaleria Nuble, Santander, CantabriaDuo
2010ProjectRoom live painting event LondonGroup
2010Underbelly ProjectAbandoned Subway Station, New York CityGroup
2010Graffiti Gone GlobalPrimary Flight, Art Basel MiamiGroup
2010Lost Colours and AlibisUrban Angel Gallery, LondonGroup
2010The Ghost Village Project, Pol Gaijin No Bijinga (with System)Galeria Nuble, Santander, SpainGroup
2008Coded LanguagePeacock Visual Arts, AberdeenGroup
2007Repetition, Rhythm & RoughNancy Victor Gallery, LondonGroup
2005Unsettle ContentBest, LondonGroup
2001Rigidmouth (with Timid)Chamber of Pop Culture, LondonGroup