Kid Acne’s upcoming Rhythm Is A Dancer explores the relationship between graffiti… and, um, smoking.

“I began painting graffiti in the early 1990’s when I was twelve years old. We lived in a small market town so there wasn’t much to do. Around the same time I got into shoplifting, smoking and taking drugs. When the fair came to town there were only 4 rides. All the kids from the estate would be gathered round the punch bag and the older kids would show off their strength to the fair ground folk and bubble-permed girls. This was the era of Hip-House so Snap would be blaring out from the Walterz. Twenty years on I still paint graffiti but I quit all the other stuff. Rhythm Is A Dancer reminds me of those halcyon days.”

The exhibition shares Acne’s “art fags” – a series first seen on the streets of Paris in 2010. Rhythm Is A Dancer opens on April 1, 2011 and runs though April 24, 2011.

The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL

Preview images follow.

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