Monday, December 05, 2011

1030 portraits for Emporio Armani

1030 portraits for Emporio Armani

Exciting and quite unexpected news....... I'm currently collaborating with Emporio Armani for their 30th anniversary!

To celebrate their milestone anniversary, the first 1030 online customers can create their own eyewear on the Emporio Armani website for her or for him.

Using the interactive 'sunglasses creator', you can customise your colours of lens, arms & logo.

Once you have received them, you have the option of taking a photo of yourself wearing your customised sunnies & sending it into Armani with a Special Code. Then yours truly will create a digital artwork portrait for you.

So if you have ever wanted to have a portrait of yourself, by me, now may well be the time!
The online edition is only available until 31 December & is only available in Europe.

Click here to start designing your bespoke eyewear.


Thanks to everyone who made it down to the LOCK UP2, it was an exciting contemporary show and you can see the highlights in this movie.

The Red Bull site also has Photo Highlights if you missed the show.


Able & Baker in Cologne are holding a Christmas exhibition with the cream of urban art, including:


The show is open from 3 December 2011, for more info please contact
St.- Apern-Str. 40, 50667 Cologne, Germany.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

50 % to Children in Need this week

its children in need week and every now and then i put a charity on my shop so that they get a chunk of the pie. this week til friday 18th 50% of all sales will go to Children in Need to help kids on their merry way.
So if your thinking of buying some early Xmas pressies with the added warm glow of giving to a good cause, now is a mighty fine time to do it. Heres the shop......

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

THE LOCK UP 2 at Red Bull Studios

LOCK UP 2 coming soon! Great list of artists involved in the lovely art space of Red Bull Studios. if you go to one art show before Xmas, let it be this one!
The show runs from:
Friday 18th - Sunday 27th November

Opening times:
Mon- Fri 11am-7pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sunday noon-5pm

Red Bull Studios
155-171 Tooley Street
London SE1 2JP

Nearest Tube: London Bridge
map link

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Armani 30th Anniversary

well this is all very exciting, back in July I was asked if id be interested in doing a little project with armani, would i like to do a project with armani? let me think...... hell yes.

now its all go, and the project has just been launched online
in a nutshell heres how it goes:
Armani's 30th Anniversary is being celebrated by the launch of 1030 online sunglasses. You can customise a pair of cool glasses from a choice of colours, picking the lens and arms colours, even position the logo on the specs. And once you have your new sunnies, you can request a portrait of yourself, made by me. just send back a photo of yourself wearing them and yours truly will make a one -off digital portrait of you, so if you were ever wanting me to do a portrait of you, nows the time!

The project has literally just been launched, so pounce now :)
Customise your sunnies & find out more here

Monday, October 31, 2011

Wagamama Brighton show open til 20 Nov

Wagamama Brighton is currently showing new work by me & 8 other Wagamama restaurants have been taken over by the likes of Remi/Rough, Holly Thoburn, Matt Sewell & Inkie frrom Glasgow to Brighton.

Here's some pics of the flagship restaurant, the show is open for restaurant hours until 20 Nov. Mika original Japanese flag in the window of Wagamama, Brighton & Detail of Mika

Inuit on the walls of Wagamama

Window to the World 2 colour Screenprint
Window to the World Screen print on the walls of Wagamama, available online here

Monday, October 24, 2011

AAF Hampstead opens this week

Affordable Art Fair, that well loved 'cool-brand' is setting up camp in a new territory... north london.
so come along this week to AAF in the gorgeous setting of Hampstead

See AAF website for full info

Mauger Modern will be showing a number of works by me made from bleaching & dye original flags and vintage fabrics, and have a great stable of artists too including Jeff Robb.

Wednesday 26 October, Private View, 5.30 – 9.30pm

Thursday 27 October, 11.00am – 5.30pm

Thursday Late View, 5.30 – 9.30pm

Friday 28 October, 11.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 29 October, 11.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday 30 October, 11.00am – 6.00pm


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

AAF Battersea opens tonight

Affordable Art Fair

AAF opens Wed 19 - Sunday 23 October

The well-loved South London fair opens on Wednesday night & continues this weekend.
Liberty Gallery have 8 originals & several limited editions.

Stand A6 Liberty Galley
Affordable Art Fair
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park
London, SW11 4NJ
email enquiries

07881 830 709

Friday, October 07, 2011

Rococo sells for 20K!

SO, an amazing result for the MTV staying alive auction. Rococo which was on estimate of 4-6K, actually sold for 20,000$. So a great amount for the HIV & Aids charity. Many thanks to all the organisers!
Full details of the event and all the result are here!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MTV Re:define and Autumn Shows

MTV Re:Define in Dallas, USA
I am happy to announce that 'Rococo', will be auctioned for MTV Staying Alive at MTV RE:DEFINE. A unique exhibition and auction of original works by a
selection of the world's foremost artists, photographers and sculptors.

Marking 30 years since the discovery of AIDS, this dynamic exhibition
will bring together 30 iconic and specially commissioned artworks by
talent including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Shepard Fairey & Sir Peter Blake.

The exhibition will culminate in a reception & auction. 100% of the proceeds will contribute to the MTV
Staying Alive Foundation.

Exhibition: 16-24 September
The Goss-Michael Foundation
1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas TX 75207

Event & Auction: 24 September with The Boxer Rebellion

Curated by Future Tense

There's some stunning work, download the catalogue here:

Solo at Wagamama
Brighton • UK

October 3 - end of November 2011

Moniker Projects & Wagamama present 'Art & Eat' exhibitions in 10 flagship Wagamamas restaurants over the country. I will be exhibiting new work & a limited edition print release inspired by the Japanese flag in Wagamama, Brighton.

Pam Glew Solo show @ Wagamama Brighton, 30 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ

If you can't get to Wagamama Brighton, look out for
the placemats in your local Wagamama, as my work will be on one of the
placemats used in 71 Wagamama restaurants over the country.

Affordable Art Fair Battersea
London • UK

20 - 23 October 2011, Battersea.

AAF London returns to Battersea for another frenetic and exciting art fair. This will be my 8th year exhibiting the fair. The upper price limit is now extended to 4k, so my large flags will be back at the fair, as well as special small editions. I will be showing this Autumn with Liberty Gallery.

Affordable Art Fair Battersea

Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Please contact Liberty Gallery for Private View invites

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
London • UK

27 - 30 October 2011

Affordable Art Fair is launching the very first North London AAF in Hampstead Heath. Taking place the week after its big sister in Battersea Park, the new fair will bring together an impressive line up of contemporary UK galleries & affordable artworks. Come and visit Mauger Modern in the idyllic setting of Hampstead Heath.

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
Lower Fairground Site
East Heath Road

Please contact Mauger Modern for Private View invites

Sunday, August 21, 2011

MTV Re:define

Incredibly excited by this show. its tipped as "30 of the world's foremost artists, photographers and sculptors". and includes an unbelievable line up so far. 5 artists are announced each Monday, so far the artist list goes like this:

Damien Hirst
Tracey Emin
Gerard Rancinan
Shepard Fairey
Katrin Fridriks
Lee Baker
Harland Miller
Pam Glew
D Face
Polly Morgan
Stuart Semple
Gavin Turk
Pieter Henket
Dan Witz
Elizabeth Eamer
Benjamin Shine
Sir Peter Blake

'Rococo' has been specially commissioned for the show, and is currently on its merry way to Dallas for the exhibition and auction.

Rococo is a portrait of Kate Moss.
Bleaching Technique and dye on vintage Union Jack
Framed dimension are 972 x 1631 x 72mm, framed in a black box frame, glazed

Public Exhibition: 16-24 September
Event and Auction: 24 September, 7pm until late

Hosted by The Goss-Michael Foundation, 1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas TX 75207

Curated by The Future Tense

The 30 works commissioned for this project will be displayed to the public from Friday 16th September, with a gala reception and auction event taking place on the evening of Saturday 24th September 2011, this will include a live performance from a major music act.

In aid of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation
For more info please visit

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New limited editions available in the shop

happy summer!
having had a few weeks of sorting out the studio I have unearthed forgotten about screen prints, and have just added them to the shop
The Brocade editon of Black Cameo is a particular favourite of mine

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Tomorrow will be the unveiling of 'Old Boots New Laces' in Vibe, Brick Lane.
10 artists have been picked off the streets to customise, paint, deface and generally prettify 1o pairs of Doc Martin boots. Mine were delivered as a nice shiny pair of size 6 cherry reds.... A few pieces of sandpaper, a lung ful of whitespirit, a heady daze of gold spraypaint, red leather laces and some golden flag poles later and my 'INUIT GOLD' pair are finished. Heres a sneaky peak

All ten pairs will be up for sale on the night including a pair by me Pam Glew, Jo Peel, Gonny Van Hulst , Agent Provocateur,Gary Alford, Everett Jaime, Yvonne Wayling, Ben Oakley, Rowan Newton and a whole lot more. Proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The matching Inuit flag will also be on display:
Vibe Gallery, 91-95 Brick Lane, Truman Building, London E1 6QL

Old Boots New Laces
Dates: June 18th 2011 - June 26th 2011

Avoid disappointment and arrive early. Full details or on Tumblr

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Catalogue for Archetypes group show

Really looking forward to seeing this show tomorrow, its on for a month, and there's a nice flicky online catalogue, highlights for me are the ever-surprising Herakut, Faith 47s drive by photograph and that Case looks awesome too. Click here for an online preview, or if your coming down to Bristol on Friday 3rd for the PV I'll see you there. (email for Guest List).

View Art Gallery, Upfest & Campbarbossa have teamed up to create 'Archetypes', a rather special urban art show bringing some of the most progressive & diverse international urban artists to Bristol:

Ben Eine • Cas • Dennis John Neff • Faith47 • Futura • Herakut • Holly Thoburn • Jago • Kaws • Labrona • Pam Glew • Phil Frost • Remi/Rough

LIVE PAINT • Outside the gallery on Saturday the 4th June • Herakut, Jago & Case.

EXHIBITION • Saturday June 4th - July 5th, for 4 weeks.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Archetypes in Bristol

View Art Gallery, Upfest & Campbarbossa have teamed up to create 'Archetypes', a rather special urban art show bringing some of the most progressive & diverse international urban artists to Bristol:

Ben Eine • Cas • Dennis John Neff • Faith47 • Futura • Herakut • Holly Thoburn • Jago • Kaws • Labrona • Pam Glew • Phil Frost • Remi/Rough

LIVE PAINT • Outside the gallery on Saturday the 4th June • Herakut, Jago & Case.

EXHIBITION • Saturday June 4th - July 5th, for 4 weeks.

PRIVATE VIEW • If you would like to attend the Private View on June 3rd, please email

I've just done an interview for View, read it here

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Beautiful and Damned opening night pics by Ben Eagle

Here's just a few photos from the opening at Blackall Studios by Ben Eagle.

Thanks to all who came!


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Photos of Beautiful and Damned solo at Blackall Studios

Thanks to Ben Eagle for taking these lush gallery shots. Here's a taster of the Beautiful and Damned show at Blackall Studios. Above from left is: Black Rose, Flapper, Double Portrait (just seen) and Bette Davis.

on the left After Hours, Shanghai Lily & China Rose.

Above is just one of the many pics from the opening night, it was pretty rammed and i only got chance to speak to people for afew moments, many thanks to everyone who came, great to see so many familiar faces and meet so many new ones too.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Dazed Digital interview

The new interview for Dazed is now online, I get probed about the jazz age, dead heroes and Ralph Lauren.

Click here to read the full interview


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Beautiful and Damned opens its doors

(Ginger Rogers close up)

Thanks for everyone who came to the opening last night. It was a busy night, I was really touched by the positive feedback. Seriously I've never chatted to so many people at an opening night, and the reaction was a jolly firm thumbs up, nice one if you came.

The show is on til Sunday 29th. Open 10-6pm daily and theres a late night opening on Thursday

(Bette Davis close up)

All the show is now live on the website:

Beautiful and Damned 25-29 May 2011 Mauger Modern • Blackall Studios • 73 Leonard Street • London • EC2A 4QS

Please contact for sales enquiries


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Who's Jack article

New article on Who's Jack

For the forthcoming Beautiful and Damned show
The show runs from Wednesday 25th May until Sunday 29th May 2010 at Blackall Studios, Shoreditch – Gallery Hours: 10:00am – 18:00pm with late night opening on Thursday 26th May

Click here to read the article on Who's Jack

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Interview for No New Enemies

Recently I did an interview for No New Enemies. It features afew sneaky studio pics and a little bit of insight about the next show, Beautiful and Damned at Blackall Studios London, The show opens Wednesday 25 May.
Here's the interview


Monday, April 04, 2011

Beautiful and Damned

Cool, so the dates & venue has been announced, here's the full lowdown:

Mauger Modern Art proudly presents........... Pam Glew – ‘Beautiful and Damned’

Date: Wednesday 25th May – Sunday 29th May
Gallery Hours: 10:00am – 18:00pm (late night opening Thursday 26th May)

Blackall Studios • 73 Leonard Street • Shoreditch • London • EC2A 4QS

(Black Rose. 2011, Ink, dye & bleaching technique on heavy-weight vintage woven botanical fabric, u/f 123 x 93 cm)

Pam Glew’s forthcoming show features icons from the Roaring 20s, from silent movies to the golden age of cinema. The next generation post-urban pop artist uses her signature style of dyeing and bleaching vintage materials to create poignant portraits of the beautiful and the damned.

'Beautiful and Damned', the shows title, is of course taken from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 novel, which explores the listless lives of moneyed society during the Jazz Age. This captivating era, drenched in glamour yet tinged with tragedy is the decadent setting for this extraordinary series of work. The exquisitely beautiful movie starlets, society icons and characters on display capture the spirit of the age all who are caught in the unforgiving glare of the limelight and some sadly burn out before their time. As Pam states, “the tragedy amongst the beauty is what has inspired this show, the sharp contrast between a blessed life and one that ends in scandal, hedonism or destitution”.
(Josephine, 2011, Ink, dye & bleaching technique on heavy-weight vintage botanical fabric , u/f 87 x 58 cm)

For this latest series, the artist uses found materials from the same period. This is the first time she has incorporated antiques into her work. Each piece is deconstructed, dyed, and repeatedly bleached until a portrait emerges from the cloth. Rather than add pigment, Glew takes away the pigments in layers, creating ghostly figures, which appear almost woven into the cloth. This technique, mastered by the artist, can also be seen in the ‘Flag’ series and ‘Circus’ series, these prolific luminaries’ faded portraits are not only responsive to the vulnerability of the characters but are also loaded with connotations of the fragility of all human life and the transcendent nature of all our lives. However, in this new body of work Glew explores colour and pattern as a contemporary re-invention of found materials. The vintage materials and antique techniques used, such as crewelwork, further highlight and bring to the surface the precious and tenuous lives of the characters featured.

(Swan. 2011, Dye & bleaching technique on vintage woven brocade fabric. u/f 122 x 90 cm)

Household names of the time feature in this ever so evocative exhibition, such as world famous vaudeville performer Josephine Baker, sultry screen goddess Marlene Dietrich and the pioneering aviators of the time Amelia Earhart the first female pilot to fly solo over the Atlantic, who went missing attempting to fly around the world and Charles ’Lucky Lindy’ Lindberg, whose child was notoriously kidnapped and murdered in the ‘Crime of the century’. These highly iconic figures, each with their own personal distressing life stories, represent the true spirit of the age.

Hi-res image and interview requests
Please contact - 07984498990

Private View – Tuesday 24th May – 6pm – 11pm

RSVP is essential to be included on the guest list:
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For sale enquiries:
Please contact - 07590527332
Or - 07779994160


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Doing something Funny

Morning! As its Red Nose day is in a weeks time, I am doing something funny.

50% of all sales in the shop goes to Red Nose Day up til end of day on 18 March. Not that hilarious but telling jokes isn't really my forte, i can do a sketch though.

So get your fix of the Illustrated Dictionary Project here.
Clara (Original Drawing 121 x 191 mm £60)

The last Shock Awakening Screen print is in the shop (60 cm x 80 cm, Number 6 of an edition of 40, £165), And also the very last couple of Crime Scene Screen prints (100.5 cm x 70.5 cm, edition of 45, £245) Buy anything in the shop before 18 March and 50% will go to Red Nose Day so you can feel all warm and glowy from having supported the brilliant Comic Relief, jolly nice.

Have a funny weekend y'all

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The illustrated dictionary project is back on

After a mega long gap while I was working on the Circus series, I'm happily back to the drawing board. Nothing like quiet time with just a pencil and a bit of chalk to entertain. I'm loving my new 'inktense' pencils, they are like compressed charcoal but in a pencil, and it becomes like indian ink when abit of water is added. Pretty lovely. The thing i disliked about normal pencils is the shiny colour of lead, it was a real battle with this drawing project, as that sheen was bit distracting, so now armed with my 'inktense' doddlers I have the tools to carry on........

Below is a sketch of Marion Davies using these lushly dark pencils in Bark and Ink Black.

This is a sketch of Clara Bow, with 'Boheme' on the Dictionary page, so I called this one La Boheme, one of my favourite operas. I guess Clara was a kind of bohemian, all that lolling about in velvet and reclining on chaise longues, makes me want to wear satin house robes and drink nothing but gin fizz.

And a portrait of Polish actress Pola Negri. While drawing this one I obsessed over the camel and camel keeper behind the left eye, so I called her 'East'.

I'm trying to add new drawings weekly, as each sketch is really useful prep for the next solo show in London (in Mauger Modern, May), So check back to keep tabs on my progress, hopefully I'll start on the rest of the Es soon, ah that'll be nice, 5 letters down



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