Art Below is a London-based public art enterprise. With a wide range of international artists and its various campaigns in cities worldwide, the organization has an important position within the movement of contemporary art in public space. Art Below uses billboard space in underground stations to display artworks in London and overseas. The group has nurtured an international community of artistic talent and has displayed the works of over 3,000 artists in London, Tokyo, Berlin, New Orleans and Los Angeles.
Recent exhibitions include the regular ‘Art Wars’ series, as well as ‘Stations of the Cross’, in which a sculpture featuring a life-size crucified stormtrooper was unveiled to great controversy at London’s St.Stephen Walbrook church on Thursday 15th March 2018. The life size white imperial stormtrooper from the original 1977 Star Wars film hung on a wooden cross titled ‘Crucified Stormtrooper’ will go on sale for £12,000 and is by Ryan Callanan, an artist who, under his street artist pseudonym of RYCA, has worked with Kasabian and Fatboy Slim.
St.Walbrook, the historic dome shaped church designed by Christopher Wren in 1672 based in the heart of the City of London will host Art Below's 'Stations of the Cross' until 23rd March and includes crucifixion themed artworks by artists Paul Benney, Ricardo Cinalli, Sebastian Horsley and Ben Eine. The exhibition also features a pastel drawing that Francis Bacon donated to his Italian lover Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino between 1977 and 1992. This was the third crucifixion themed exhibition to be curated by Ben Moore in support of the Missing Tom Fund set up to find Tom Moore (brother of Ben Moore) who has been missing since 2003. Curator Ben Moore said at the time: “I welcome artwork that raises debate and ultimately creates more awareness towards finding my brother Tom.”
Art Below’s 2015 ‘Stations of the Cross’ Exhibition at London’s St.Marylebone Parish Church included a life-size body cast of Pete Doherty nailed to a cross entitled ‘For Pete’s Sake’ and attracted media attention worldwide. The First Stations of the Cross Exhibition took place at St.Marylebone Paris Church (6th March to 17th April 2014) and was showcased on billboard space across the London Underground and included work by Antony Micallef, Mat Collishaw, Polly Morgan, Paul Fryer Alison Jackson and Bran Symondson.