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Opening Times: Thursday - Saturday 11:00 - 17:00. Sunday 11:00 - 15:00

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49 North Street
Bedminster, BS3 1EN

+44 (0)117 329 3553

HANGFIRE is a Bristol based art gallery and design studio specialising in graffiti art, street art and contemporary art styles. We create internal and external murals, large format printing, branding and graphic decoration. We have a wide selection of original artwork, prints, clothing, magazines and spray paint in stock to shop online or in store. 

ASK GROUP SHOW

"There are too many leaders and rules in the world as it is, we don’t need anymore” - SOKER

'After Skool Klub’ or just simply 'ASK', is a collective of graffiti writers which started in 2006 by KATOSOKER and FEEK. These 3 writers wanted to start a new graffiti crew that steps away from the traditional graffiti crew hierarchical system. This new crew should have no leader and no rules. 

KATO and SOKER starting writing in the late 80’s/early 90’s as part of the DBZ crew(DryBreadZ affiliates: TES, LOKEA, JUST, SORSE, KATO, VERSE and B…..  ). DBZ phased out during the late nineties, most stopped painting altogether. Almost 10 years passed before KATO and SOKER talked about forming a new crew. A meeting formed between KATO, SOKER and FEEK (a 'TCF' crew affiliate (Twentieth Century Frescoes): EKO, FEEK, ZIML, PARIS, XENZ ).

These like-minded artists wanted to drive their own creative direction, without rules and regulations. A collective of individual minds, using self expressionism, bound only by an affinity for graffiti and style.

It was official, FEEK, KATO and SOKER had started a new collective, all that was need was an identity, a name. The initial meeting was held with in the confinements of a public house, held like prisoners, these 3 inebriated writers, buzzing at the potential of a new dawn, to paint again, together! A whirlwind of acronyms spinning in and out of conversation, to settle with one acronym, one meaningful existence. 'It’s like being in an after school club rather than being in school, schools are boring’…a nail on the head moment, the 'After Skool Klub’ was born.

Since the initial drunken conception of ASK, 15 more writers have joined the collective, all mostly involved in other Graffiti crews. Strengthening in weight, ASK still retains it's humble beginnings and conceptual ethos, so let have a group show to celebrate 10 years of being a crew *ahem*...a collective!

Here are all you contributing ASK artists, in ascending name order:

3DOM: www.facebook.com/3dom22

CHEO: www.cheo.co.uk

CHU: www.schudio.co.uk

DEAMZ: tomdeams.com

EPOK: www.flickr.com/photos/epokone

FEEK: www.flickr.com/photos/feekertron

FOIS: www.kleinershames.com

HEMPER: N/A

INKIE: inkie.bigcartel.com

KATO: www.flickr.com/photos/catobristol

KOPSKI: www.flickr.com/photos/28053249@N02

PIRO: www.instagram.com/piro_ask_54

POER: www.instagram.com/joepoer

RUDIE: N/A

SEPR: www.facebook.com/seprart

SLED: www.flickr.com/photos/16759589@N03

SOKER: www.facebook.com/sokemone

VOYDER: www.voyder.info

HANGFIRE Presents AN ASK GROUP SHOW - APRIL 2016

"There are too many leaders and rules in the world as it is, we don’t need anymore” - SOKER

'After Skool Klub’ or just simply 'ASK', is a collective of graffiti writers which started in 2006 by KATO, SOKER and FEEK. These 3 writers wanted to start a new graffiti crew that steps away from the traditional graffiti crew hierarchical system. This new crew would have no leader and no rules. 

KATO and SOKER starting writing in the late 80’s/early 90’s as part of the DBZ crew (DryBreadZ affiliates: TES, LOKEA, JUST, SORSE, KATO, VERSE and B....Y). DBZ phased out during the late nineties, most stopped painting altogether. Almost 10 years passed before KATO and SOKER talked about forming a new crew. A meeting formed between KATO, SOKER and FEEK (a 'TCF' crew affiliate (Twentieth Century Frescoes): EKO, FEEK, ZIML, PARIS, XENZ).

These like-minded artists wanted to drive their own creative direction, without rules and regulations. A collective of individual minds, using self expressionism, bound only by an affinity for graffiti and style.

It was official, FEEK, KATO and SOKER had started a new collective, all that was needed was an identity, a name. The initial meeting was held with in the confinements of a public house, held like prisoners, these 3 inebriated writers, buzzing at the potential of a new dawn, to paint again, together! A whirlwind of acronyms spinning in and out of conversation, to settle with one acronym, one meaningful existence. 'It’s like being in an after school club rather than being in school, schools are boring’…a nail on the head moment, the 'After Skool Klub’ was born.

Since the initial drunken conception of ASK, 15 more writers have joined the collective, all mostly involved in other Graffiti crews. Strengthening in weight, ASK still retains it's humble beginnings and conceptual ethos, so let's have a group show to celebrate 10 years of being a crew *ahem*...a collective!

Here are all your contributing ASK artists:

3DOM: www.facebook.com/3dom22

CHEO: www.cheo.co.uk

CHU: www.schudio.co.uk

DEAMS: tomdeams.com

EPOK: www.flickr.com/photos/epokone

FEEK: www.flickr.com/photos/feekertron

FOIS: www.kleinershames.com

HEMPER: N/A

INKIE: inkie.bigcartel.com

KATO: www.flickr.com/photos/catobristol

KOPSKY: www.flickr.com/photos/28053249@N02

PIRO: www.instagram.com/piro_ask_54

POER: www.instagram.com/joepoer

RUDIE: N/A

SEPR: www.facebook.com/seprart

SLED: www.flickr.com/photos/16759589@N03

SOKER: www.facebook.com/sokemone

VOYDER: www.voyder.info

 

Thanks to all those's that reached out to the opening. The show will be on until May 1st.

All the artwork is available online, click here to view.