Fine art, Fam.
East London artist Reuben Dangoor has been making a lot of noise in the art world since dropping his portraits of grime legends as part of his debut collection “Legends of the Scene”. The collection received global coverage and led to Reuben showing this collection at Tate Britain for his debut show. Exploring old traditional oil paintings in a digital new age style using modern day people and objects, he is ready to drop part two of his ‘Holy Trainerity’ series.
If it’s good enough for Tate Britain, it’s good enough for The Basement. I chilled with Reuben ahead of his exhibition in The Basement at Crepe City to get an insight into the guy behind the art.
How did you get into painting?
I’ve been drawing for as long as i can remember, but it’s only been the last few years that i’ve been experimenting with this particular style of imagery.
Probably from early 2000’s (2001-2003). All the way through school, some really seminal work was being released by kids only a bit older than me. Dizzee’s Boy in the Corner came out, Ruff Squad were killing it, Ms Dynamite dropped Boo, Kano dropped P’s n Q’s. Huge records that still shutdown shows now. So it felt like I was growing up as the scene was growing.
Reuben’s work will be on display in The Basement at Crepe City. Make sure to stop by to check out the iconic work in person, and grab a print too.
Words by Alex Ropes.