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Vexta – Flight Cycle – Neon Memento Mori

Vexta has been working hard in her Brooklyn studio on an amazing new series now available on Stupid Krap. ‘Flight Cycle – Neon Memento Mori’ sees an edition of 9 hand painted and stencilled ostrich eggs in 3 different variations.

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Vexta explains about the artwork: “They explore the duality and essence of life by acknowledging both death and the true freedom life can bring. The neon ‘death bird’ depicted upon the egg is both alive and dead, an affirmation of where she has come from and from where she will return. She flies free.”

Each egg measures approx 5 x 6 inches (13 x 15cm) and comes with an ornamental stand and a sturdy wooden display box with a plexi-glass window.

(no ostriches were harmed in the making of these artworks)

The entire series of ‘Flight Cycle’ : ‘Marl’ (edition of 4), ‘Nude’ (edition of 4) and ‘Single Gold Leaf’ (edition of 1) is available online from: www.stupidkrap.com

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Each hand-painted egg comes with an ornamental stand
and its own sturdy wooden box with plexi-glass window.

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View more of Vexta’s unique new series at:

www.stupidkrap.com

Phil Frost solo show @ Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid

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Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid is currently showing a first European solo show by legendary New York-based painter Phil Frost. Intuitive Mathematics is an overview of most recent works constructed with his instantly recognizable aesthetics, and it refers to his creative process which is described as “intuitive perceptive portraiture”.

The layers of over saturated colors, flowing lines, and finally most recognizable, white mask-like shapes, are all key elements of his work. By multiplying these over and over again, using different techniques and mediums, Frost is creating eclectic patterns that spread over different surfaces, immune to physical or formal limitations. From papers or canvas to vintage suitcases, helmets, record sleeves, baseball bats and even plane bombs, his intuitive portraiture takes over any shapes or forms. This peculiar technique that evolved from his unique typography earned him a reputation of a leading contemporary artist even Frost had no formal artistic education. The complexity of his visual language allows each of his works to be seen as a compact art piece, but also, it gives the observer a chance to dissected it into infinite smaller, separate sections and images.
The show will stay on view all the way until 4th of February, so make sure you examine these complex works in person while visiting the Spanish capital.

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Bezt from Etam Cru is releasing a 16 color lithograph

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Bezt, one of the members of Polish dynamic duo, Etam Cru, just announced his new limited edition coming via Print Them All on Wednesday 17th of December. “Medusa” is a 16 color lithograph that the artist worked on at Idem studio in Paris, making it one of the most challenging prints ever coming out of this historic place.

The fine art edition is featuring iconic image of Medusa, a mythological creature that turns people to stone with her look and has poisonous snakes for hair. Bezt did a bit of a twist to the familiar image, made her look more contemporary, and added a familiar beanie covering the bright colored snakes. Using an interesting palette of over saturated colors, the finished edition carries all the elements of his signature style.

“Medusa” will be available on the 17th December at 2pm GMT at Print Them All website in a limited edition of 99 pieces. It is printed on BFK Rives 270g paper with hand decked edges,measuring 77.5 x 54.5 cm and comes signed and numbered by the artist.

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Paul Insect – Allouche Gallery – Interview

Allouche Gallery, NYC, is pleased to present, PAUL INSECT: 2033, Original Works Created in 2014, on December 13th.

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Paul Insect is known for his unique and individual sharp-edged images, which draws from the absurdism of Dada and is combined with the sleekness of modernism, yielding surreal renderings that point playfully at the deep dark underbelly of adult life. In the 1990s, Insect became known for his witty stencil and spray painted works, before transitioning to the gallery scene with color-drenched canvases, which teetered precariously between tradition and something far more messed up. Never before has chaos been channeled in such clean lines. 

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Beau Stanton – Elegant Decay

Combining unshakably meticulous imagery alongside flawless displays of colour and deep, brooding themes of industrialism, religion and decay is a tall order for any artist. Yet Beau Stanton, with a tweak of his facial hair and ream after ream of recorded patterns and shapes, carries it off very well indeed. In light of his recent work with 1xRun, his muralism and solo show, Tenebras Lux, VNA got talking to Stanton in an exclusive interview on religion, architecture and the humble moustache.

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Braddock Tiles – NEW PRINTS!

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New York-based artist, Swoon, also has a project called Braddock Tiles. Braddock will be a community based artisanal micro-factory located in a formerly abandoned church in North Braddock Pennsylvania whose first venture will be to hand produce the 20,000 beautifully colored ceramic tiles needed to give its landmark structure a new roof.

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To help raise money for the project, they also release super affordable prints. This latest killer set includes work from Shepard Fairey, Molly Crabapple, Ricky Powell, Pablo Power, Shelter Serra, Kenzo Minami, Vexta and Swoon herself.

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For more information and to purchase prints, visit the web store:

www.braddocktiles.org

Or check out their instagram @braddocktiles

Sweet Toof – Derailed – Pandemic Gallery NYC

SWEET TOOF “DERAILED” – Opening Reception 12.12.14

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Theres no real way to avoid the imagery SWEET TOOF presents to the public. The average citizen stops to observe just as intensely as the dedicated street photographer. His bright, colorful iconography is unmistakable. Strangely seductive, cartoon skulls grin malevolently from ear to ear, while disembodied floating gums appear seemingly in the hundreds all over the urban landscape, everything consistently overflowing with toothy turmoil. From site specific street graffiti and large scale murals to blanketing the abandoned structures of the city, his artistic presence is highly prolific, spanning several countries.

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VNA Limited Editions

We’ve just cleared out the office to make way for a whole bunch of new goodies, clothes and mags for 2015. Luckily for you guys, this includes a few Limited Edition Screenprinted back issues we found…

We will be adding a few new ones randomly, day by day, so be sure to keep checking back!

Ludo is releasing a new print

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One month after closing his London solo show, Ludo is releasing a new lithograph edition with Print Them All studio in Paris. Marking the end of the big project Chaos Theory that featured travels to Asia, Caribbean and all around Europe, as well as the successful show @ Lazarides, “344” will be available on Thursday, 11th of December.
The image for this fine art edition produced at Idem Studio in Paris, is first introduced in St Marteen back in August, showing a large butterfly with gun for a body. This creation is artist’s vision of the human influence on nature like most of his mutilated half mechanical animals and insects he’s been creating. The contrast between the fragility of the butterfly and lethalness of a gun is Ludo’s witty comment on the strength of the chaos theory and butterfly effect. The image was further elaborated for his show through a series of smaller canvases, and the one used for the print is fully hand drawn.
This lithograph is gonna be released in an edition of 99, and we’re told that some hand finished copies might be available at some point in the future.

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NUART FIGHT CLUB 2014

Fight Club is an alcohol fuelled panel debate held at a local pub. The intent being to loosen the tongues, morals and attitudes of artists, panellists and audience alike.
This years fight club was hosted by Eirik Knudsen with participants Evan Pricco, Managing Editor of Juxtapoz, Rj Rushmore, founder of Vandalog blog and activist and interventionist based artists Maismenos (PT) and Mathieu Tremblin (FR).

This year’s Nuart Plus program tackled the two ends of the street art-continuum, “safe murals” on the one hand and street art and activism on the other. While activism was an essential part of the early street art scene, we have over the last decade or so seen a gradual gravitation towards large scale council/institution and sponsor approved murals. Is this a development we should embrace as a natural development of the scene, or should it be vigorously contested?

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