Anthony Lister invites you to celebrate his latest three-part zine ‘Bad Tats’ featuring a collection of illustrations of tattoos you probably shouldn’t get. In true Lister style there will be live tattoos for those who are game, as well as zines for sale.
Fluorescent Smogg are proud to present an exhibition of works to celebrate the launch of a new Bronze edition, The Pilgrim, by Russell Maurice.
Like many of his objects, Maurice’s 20cm Bronze cast of a bindle (a stick and fabric bundle bag) initially emerged from an Alchemic symbol. This then travelled through his cosmic comic treatment… and came out walking.
On 26th September Giacomo Bufarini aka Run opened his LA solo show with Howard Griffin Gallery titled “Man Is God”. Exhibiting large paintings and sculptural works, the show is balancing between neolithic and modern while referring to relation between the ancient wisdom and modern times.
Influenced by human civilization and anthropology, the installation include monumental busts as well as large ceremonial banners that cover large walls of the gallery. These are based on Pagan symbolism and iconography and are aiming to show our true origins and nature as bare human beings with no cultural or social influences. By reminiscing about mysterious and ancient past, the show concerns the lost spirituality of man in the modern world. The scale of the works is emphasizing the significance of a single person against human kind and juxtapozes it against the fact that in 21st century man has become his own God. Visually, the tribes, flora, fauna, the sun and the moon depicted on paintings, as well as monolithic forms, are all based on his previous figurative work and it’s recognizable head imagery.
Goodspace is proud to present ‘Mistake Mansion’ – a solo exhibition by Sean Morris, and the launch of his first printed collection of drawings in 2 years.
‘Mistake Mansion’ is a 24 page tribute to leather-clad outsider culture and good times in dark places, risograph printed by Caldera Press. It will be available on opening night,
accompanied by large-scale print work and a series of animated projections.
Originally from Perth but currently based in Melbourne, Sean Morris has exhibited and published artwork all over the world, including solo shows in London and Madrid.
This is his first ever solo outing in Sydney.
Books will be listed for sale on seanmorris.bigcartel.com on Wednesday.
A skull and flower motif, dynamic pointillism, fine attention to detail, original calligraphy that transcends cultural borders. This is the long-awaited second Japan solo exhibition of USUGROW,a cult-favourite in the world’s underground art scene…
DIESEL ART GALLERY is pleased to announce ORGANIC CONTRACT ‒ Artworks of Usugrow, opening August 21st (Fri.) and running until November 13 (Fri.). Usugrow started working as an artist in the early 90′s, while engaged in the underground music scene. Through art related to music, skate culture, and apparel design, Usugrow’s artistic activity steadily expanded worldwide. His work couples a dynamic and delicate pointillism and line work depicting a motif of skulls and flowers, with an original calligraphic style developed over years and overflowing with a feeling of statelessness. He takes skulls, which typically bear a negative connotation, and draws them from a different perspective as a thing of beauty; and he takes letters, something that people come in contact with routinely every day, and adds to them an extraordinary sensation and feeling of elation. Those who set foot in this space Usugrow creates may each find their own new sense of value and beauty in this feeling of discomfort.
URBAN NATION One Wall: Onur & Wes21 evoke the destruction of the world with a massive mural in Kreuzberg, Berlin.
The object of art is to depict an unfiltered vision of contemporary life, to give a face to our desires, to draw attention to misunderstandings. Street artists Onur & Wes21 pursue just this goal. In their work, the two Swiss artists explore the idea of the ecosystem of the planet Earth as infested by human parasites. Their public art aims to grab peoples’ attention and encourage them to think.
To celebrate Singapore’s 50th Anniversary, and under the ’50 Bridges’ programme, the Australian High Commission arranged for Australian street artists to paint murals on walls in 50 heartland locations across Singapore.
One of these artists was Melbourne based Mike Maka aka Makatron. Makatron has traveled and created work around the world, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges. Makatron’s work is preoccupied with the interface between man, beast and machine. Presenting a visual riot that stimulates the mind, his art conveys an imperative message to those confined in the concrete jungle to stay connected to the natural world.
Damo: How did you get involved with the 50 Bridges programme? Who else was involved?
Mike: I was actually a late invite to the event, the idea came from an old friend, Regan Ha-Ha, on a visit to Singapore some years earlier. The other artists involved were Adnate, Yok + Sheryo, Vexta, Tom Civil and locals artists Trase and Zero.
Damo: What was it like painting in Singapore? It is a country known for its strict rules – did this affect what you were able to paint in anyway?
Creating art that catches the eye and draws the attention is something that artists around the world strive for, be it with size, bright colours, high impact subject matter or one-of a kind delivery, everyone wants to produce something that reaches out and grabs the audience. However, in the work of French-born artist Marchal Mithouard it could just do literally that. We got in contact for a short interview and asked him to tell us a little about himself.
A few weeks ago our man Henrik travelled to Madrid, Spain, here’s the first part of his coverage from the trip.
The pieces were created for the “Mind the Wall” project in conjunction with their duo exhibition ‘Atlántico’, which is currently on view at Swinton & Grant Gallery (who also organized the wall).
The good folks at 1xRUN have just announced the inaugural Murals in the Market print series + original artwork exhibition, featuring 40 world-class local and international artists.
For Detroit’s first mural festival, the team at 1xRUN has been hard at work bringing together the world’s most sought after artists for two smashing exhibitions including a massive original artwork exhibition that explores the new contemporary art movement.