Remi Rough

United Kingdom 1971

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti

Remi Rough
Remi Rough
United Kingdom
October 16, 2014
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

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
How 25 Artists Will Transform Lazinc Gallery Over the Course of 3 Months

Over the course of three months, Lazinc Gallery will be fully transformed through the work of 25 artists selected in collaboration with Magda Danysz.

Read More
Works of Abstract Urban Art For Every Taste

If you are a fan of abstract art and urban art, we bring a selection of works by urban artists who are redefining this traditional art genre.

Read More
CRASH and Remi Rough - Untitled

A 2013 collaboration between CRASH and Remi Rough, Untitled embodies the unique graffiti pictorial language of both artists.

Read More
World-Renowned Street Artists Debut in Singapore, Courtesy Magda Danysz!

Curated by Magda Danysz, the exhibition at ArtScience Museum in Singapore will tell an exciting story of the evolution of Street Art.

Read More
48. Remi Rough in Roubaix, France

Remi Rough has created a mural in France on the occasion of the La Condition Publique’s exhibition.

Read More
Street Update #159

Behold the most stunning murals painted by today's most prominent street artists during the month of August at leading festivals and events!

Read More
Painting Visual Haikus - Remi Rough in an Interview

In an exclusive interview, Remi Rough talks about his latest body of work, the connection between art and music, influences, future plans, and much more.

Read More
Street Update #156

Take a look at the amazing murals painted by your favorite street artists around the world that have marked the month behind us, in our Street Update #156.

Read More
Symphony of Systematic Minimalism in Remi Rough Art at Wunderkammern Rome

Soon coming to Wunderkammern Rome, the latest Remi Rough art exhibition will explore the relationship between visual art and music.

Read More
Street Update #149

The latest edition of our Street Update weekly list encompasses an array of abstract, photorealistic, and figurative artworks created in Europe and America

Read More
Remi Rough in Washington

British street artist Remi Rough once again showcased his remarkable know-how by painting a colorful large scale art piece in Washington Dc.

Read More
Street Art Collaborations

Yesbee, Remi Rough and LX ONE worked together on the creation of several murals

Read More
International Street Artists Join the Sixth Marrakech Biennale

For the first time since its inauguration Marrakech Biennale hosts a special street art project. Eleven artists gathered to transform the Rose City scapes

Read More
Instagram Wall Art We Loved in February - Widewalls Community Picks

These are the murals that you liked most, according to Widewalls' Instagram, during the month of February. Enjoy the selection!

Read More
Remi Rough for MB6 in Marrakech

Remi Rough's beautiful, vibrant mural was made in Marrakech.

Read More