A new collection of Rough's works on paper, described as ‘painting visual haikus,’ will be exhibited as Scream London, with Rough signing copes of the book at the gallery this Thursday.

A respected street artist, London-based Remi Rough has played a significant part in the development of ‘abstract graffiti’, with his interplay of colour and shape.

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Now, his creations have made their way from wall to paper in the form of his new book. #RoughSketches is a collection of Remi’s drawings and sketches from a diverse catalogue of work spanning from 1996 to 2015. The book demonstrates the gradual progression in Remi’s works from graffiti lettering to abstractions, focusing on geometry, line and space.

Most of the featured sketches are in black and white, as Remi often chooses to strip away all the unnecessary peripheral parts of graffiti while drawing and sketching in order to retain a focus on the development of style. This aspect of the drawing process enables him to develop his ideas for his paintings and large-scale mural projects.

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The Book Launch event will take place on Thursday 28th April, 6pm – 8pm at Scream London 27/28 Eastcastle Street London W1W 8DH

RSVP – Ruth@screamlondon.com

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