Gallery Delarue (meaning Gallery of Street) was founded by, Joe Bekrou, Ayoola Lawal, Jeffrey Jay and Arnold Soazandry. Inspired by their admiration for street and contemporary art and urban culture, they created an online gallery that celebrates street culture including fashion, music, philosophy, art and its artists.
Through their collective reverence, Gallery Delarue aims to embody this subversive expressionism through their self-built online platform, bringing it offline through exclusive events across the UK and Europe.
After a trip to one of Europe’s street-art capital cities, Berlin, the trio decided to initially launch this movement on social media to pave the way for their first exhibition on May 5th, 2017, followed closely by 4 successful exhibitions – two of which were held at the exclusive private members club, The Hospital Club, which included an exhibition dedicated to the series of photographs produced by Esther Anderson showcasing Bob Marley’s emergence and transition from street-poet to iconic figure.
Gallery Delarue have also worked with famous artists; Fred Ebami, Adelaide Damoah and Exhibit 69 to name but a few.
Gallery Delarue choose venues which harmonise with the contemporary street-art scene which offer both artist and audience an immersive experience.