WE AArt – Photoset

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Henrik Haven, aka Henrik Lamar travelled to Aalborg (Denmark) to shoot some of the process at WE AArt – a public art event, featuring new murals by Aryz, Alexis Diaz, Escif, Liqen, Waone and AEC of Interesni Kazki, Franco Fasoli aka Jaz, Fintan Magee, Kenor and Don John. Here are some of the shots from the set up:

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Being one of the larger Danish cities, Aalborg deserves an interesting and inspiring urban space. The reality of today is that very little contemporary art enriches Aalborg – or the people living in it. Street art – public art – already exists in Denmark, and can be seen in particularly larger cities. WEAArt is, however, the first festival in Denmark to focus entirely on murals.

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06. Escif

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11. Kenor

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WEAArt is a project intending to create and add new ways of expressions, as an inspiration and innovation for rethinking our view of public space in the city.

A space created to surprise, marvel and excite – and susceptible to alternative artistic arenas.

WE AArt is a private initiative.
WE AArt are: Lars Bonde and Mads Mulvad
WE AArt is a project than will run for the next three years.

http://weaart.dk/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/WE-AArt/648573245250249?ref=hl

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Vilnius Festival – Aryz & Tankpetrol Photoset

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Henrik Haven popped over to Vilnius Street art festival to pap some of the walls over there, here’s a little round-up of some of what he saw…

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First time in Vilnius, Aryz has created a mural from the scratch, without any preparatory sketch. Initially the owners of the building, a public medical centre, expressed their wishes not to have any skeletons, skulls or cigarettes in the mural, since it might be offensive to their aging clientele. However, in the end Aryz signature skeletons appeared and the mural is now a hit with elderly ladies passing by to the medical centre.

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Aryz has incorporated Lithuanian words “Kaip Ne Žmogus”, meaning, “not like human” into his mural. The phrase was written by the local graffiti artist on the wall before it was buffed by the council few years ago. Beautiful reference completing the concept of the mural as well as earning him a wide respect in Vilnius graffiti scene.

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Tankpetrol @ Lukiskiu Prison

Lukiskiu Prison is the toughest prison in Lithuania and the only one where prisoners for life see their days go by. In 2014 Lukiskes is celebrating 100 years old anniversary. Surrounded by urban legends and also facing an ex-KGB interrogation facility Lukiskes is a landmark building. Vilnius Street Art Festival in partnership with Urban Nation invited Polish artist Tankpetrol, currently based in Manchester, to create a piece on the outside perimeter of the wall interpreting themes of the oppression and the freedom.

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Tankpetrol has created a stunning piece with his signature stencil style that immediately became a hit both with Vilnius inhabitants and with the prison staff that loved Tankpetrol’s choice of colour. “Green is a colour of hope. We hope this artwork would help to change how the public see’s our institution, we are not here to oppress, but to protect.” – said the head of the prison.

www.facebook.com/VilniusStreetArtFestival

@vilniusstreetartfestival

www.streetart.lt

Meggs – Spoiled Rotten

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Opening to the public Friday, September 19th from 6-10pm, Inner State Gallery is proud to welcome Australian artist David “MEGGS” Hooke for his solo exhibition Spoiled Rotten. The exhibition of over 40 new paintings and sculptures explores the wondrous decay of social morality stemming from modern society’s obsession with pop culture and overindulgent materialism, and continues MEGGS’ perpetual fascination with dualism and finding beauty in tragedy.

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The city of Detroit plays a major influence in MEGGS’ philosophy behind Spoiled Rotten, as he created an entirely new body of work during his five-week residency at Inner State Gallery and 1xRUN. The exhibition highlights Detroit as an inspirational juxtaposition of a spoiled past and its position as a new canvas for growth and rebirth. MEGGS’ use of deteriorating signage and locally sourced materials from the city’s abandoned and forgotten places emphasizes the revival of social pillars such as community and the idea that destruction and decay breed new beginnings.

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David “MEGGS” Hooke is one of Australia’s most progressive and committed street and fine artists. MEGGS is recognized for his unique, expressive, and energetic style with references to pop-culture, the natural world, and socio-cultural issues.

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His technical use of color and movement combines clean, bold, illustrative elements with intuitive, textural, and free flowing design. By constantly searching for the harmony between form, abstraction, order, and chaos, MEGGS pours his all-or-nothing personality into every inch of his work.

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His life manifesto is that the ‘journey is the reward’ and his work reflects his eternal search for balance. MEGGS’ emphasis on constant growth and passion for travel is demonstrated by his continual exploration of artistic techniques and mediums.

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www.houseofmeggs.com

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FLUX – O.Two

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As a precursor to a large-scale commissioned wall for La Sirene (the largest concert venue in the west of France) and Port Atlantique La Rochelle, O.Two has made a collection of ten new paintings to be exhibited in association with Winterlong Galerie in the Centre Intermonde in La Rochelle, France on Thursday, September 18th until 30th.

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O.Two will be the third in a line of eight artists over eight years to create a piece for the wall, originally conceived in 2012 and designed to illustrate the evolution of modern music – from 1960 to present day.

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The piece will be unique for O.Two, being the first time he will combine figurative portraiture with his abstract work on such a scale.

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http://www.fadetogloss.com

http://www.winterlong-gallerie.com

The Writing On The Wall

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1281254871/the-writing-on-the-wall

The original book of London graffiti. Out of print since 1976, now reissued and expanded, with new text and unseen photographs.

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After 38 years out of print, Roger Perry’s unique survey of London graffiti of the mid ’70s is finally going to be available once more. Just as relevant nearly forty years on, Perry’s book is as much a cultural history of London at the time as it is a graffiti book.

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Before the ‘wildstyles’ of New York came over to this fair isle, graffiti was the reserve of poets, comedians and counter-culturalists. The graffiti in this book has more in common with Blake than Basquiat. Through Perry’s lens, we are offered a glimpse of a Notting Hill that gave rise to the counterculture movements and underground press of the ’70s.

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Shepard Fairey x Urban Nation Berlin

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Urban Nation has entered the 6th edition of its ongoing Project “One Wall” to which they invited Shepard Fairey to Berlin – this is part of the UN trying to bring together artists , curators, creatives and communities from all over the world to support creative projects worldwide.

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Shepard Fairey has just completed this belter of a mural in Berlin for the project, shot by Henrik ‘Lamar’ Haven. More progress shots after the break…

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It’s Alive…. The Chop Shop

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It’s a bar, an art gallery, a music venue, a skate hub and it’s finally here…

The Chop Shop, housed in a former mechanic’s workshop, is only a temporary project – it will run for four months until December 31 after which the building is set to be torn down.

After a Grand Opening on Saturday night, the Chop Shop would be open every Friday and Saturday night until the end of the year, including documentary screenings, custom car paintings, street art exhibitions, a hip hop festival, and Halloween at the Chop Shop .

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To celebrate the release of Vice Documentary – All This Mayhem: The Story of the Pappas Brothers The Chop Shop will be hosting a public screening.

From the producer of the award-winning documentaries EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP and SENNA, ALL THIS MAYHEM is a mind-blowing new film that is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide.

In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding, brothers Tas and Ben Pappas’ intense bond and charisma take them from the pinnacle of their sport into a spiraling world of self-destruction.

FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER // 6PM // $5 ENTRY

CHOP SHOP – 25 LONSDALE STREET, BRADDON

18+ only

‘A Study of Hair’ – Backwoods Gallery, September 26th 2014

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Backwoods Gallery is proud to present A Study of Hair, the third installment in what is to be a decade-long project. A Study of… is a series of group exhibitions in which local and international artists are invited to present a contemporary interpretation of a motif drawn from art history.

The 2012 and 2013 exhibitions focused on two of the most important vectors of emotional communication: hands and eyes. This year’s theme, hair, is the most challenging of the series so far, and promises to generate an even more diverse range of interpretations. It is perhaps because hair is one of the most visible signs of our animal nature that it has become one of the primary ways in which we express our desire for artifice.

Hair frames the face, and whether it is used to distinguish or to disguise its function is never neutral. No other part of the body is manipulated in as wide a range of ways or subjected to the same degree of public scrutiny. In the history of art, hair is one of the clearest indications of the evolution of human culture from one decade to the next, and one of the key ways in which artists identify the social identity of their subject.

This year’s artists will include C215, Dave Kinsey, Faith47Inkie,Jonathan GuthmannMark BodeMerdaMisoROAStephen IvesShohei OtomoTwoOneUsugrowYusk Imai and Alexander Mitchell.

In its completed form, the A Study Of… project will document over 350 artworks from all corners of the globe. The curator’s intent is to create an historical source with enough breadth to contextualize a generation of artists, many of whom work primarily outside the framework of established institutions. Whilst Mitchell wishes to leave the thematic path of the project open to evolution, he has indicated that the series will include studies of human anatomy, coloThis September, Backwoods Gallery is proud to present A Study of Hair, the third installment in what is to be a decade-long project. A Study of… is a series of group exhibitions in which local and international artists are invited to present a contemporary interpretation of a motif drawn from art history.

The 2012 and 2013 exhibitions focused on two of the most important vectors of emotional communication: hands and eyes. This year’s theme, hair, is the most challenging of the series so far, and promises to generate an even more diverse range of interpretations. It is perhaps because hair is one of the most visible signs of our animal nature that it has become one of the primary ways in which we express our desire for artifice.

Hair frames the face, and whether it is used to distinguish or to disguise its function is never neutral. No other part of the body is manipulated in as wide a range of ways or subjected to the same degree of public scrutiny. In the history of art, hair is one of the clearest indications of the evolution of human culture from one decade to the next, and one of the key ways in which artists identify the social identity of their subject.

This year’s artists will include C215, Dave Kinsey, Faith47Inkie,Jonathan GuthmannMark BodeMerdaMisoROAStephen IvesShohei OtomoTwoOneUsugrowYusk Imai and Alexander Mitchell.

In its completed form, the A Study Of… project will document over 350 artworks from all corners of the globe. The curator’s intent is to create an historical source with enough breadth to contextualize a generation of artists, many of whom work primarily outside the framework of established institutions. Whilst Mitchell wishes to leave the thematic path of the project open to evolution, he has indicated that the series will include studies of human anatomy, color, and movement.

A STUDY OF HAIR opens on Friday the 26th of September and is on display until Sunday the 5th of October. Admission is free.

Backwoods Gallery. 
25 Easey Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

Tilt “Bleu Pétrole” Print Release

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Straight after finishing up his most recent large mural for Nuart Festival in Stavanger, Norway, Tilt announced the release the same image as limited edition print with PrintThemAll.com. This meaningful piece will be available in a low edition of only 80 pieces, measuring 72 x 73 cm, and will come signed and numbered by the French graffiti legend. This will also be his first lithograph, printed at the legendary Idem studio in Paris, the very same place that printed some classic art prints for such masters as Picasso, Matisse, Miro, or Chagall. Using 100% cotton paper and custom, hand mixed colors, this fine art edition is set to be a must have for any street art fan.

The release is scheduled for Tuesday 16th September @ 10:00 am GMT at PrintTheAll.com.

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32°F – 351 Van Brunt

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Presenting the work of six accomplished artists, curator Natasha Vo is bringing together talent from around the country to showcase their visions in an exhibition that bridges the gap between fine art and street art. 32°F aims to highlight the awakening of human perceptions in art and beauty – the common traits and universal truths that different cultures, languages and upbringings identify – to create a level of tangibility, linking art to consciousness.

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Think of both realms of art, fine art and street art, being linked together by a commonality the way water and ice are – both are made of the same substance, but exist in separate environments which shape them to be different. They possess different properties, characteristics, and needs. The only way for water to understand ice is by freezing and vice versa by melting ice.

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Brian Lee (aka Bleehouse), an artist featured in 32°F, explains his vision of what he hopes viewers will take away from this show: “We live in that immeasurable state where it is in transition, not fully ice not fully water, it is simultaneously both and contains both worlds of art, processes and traits and needs. It is only in this state where two different processes can reach the same goal. […] If you can take an audience, artist, or person and show them what this world looks like, even just briefly, you can create a consciousness. This consciousness – or awakening – to the reality of our worlds and polarity of the art scene needs to happen to everyone, though it may be just once and possibly for a short period of time, once exposed they will begin to question the nature of everything they see.”

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32°F will feature paintings and collages alongside more recent works that were created specifically for this exhibition with 10% of the sales from the show donated to the Red Hook Art Project. These artists will present work that link to the theme of the exhibition.

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BLEEHOUSE, EUGENIA LOLI, HUEMAN, JORAM ROUKES, ERIK JONES and PAU are all exhibiting at 351 Van Brunt – Join these artists for an awakening of what the art scene is capable of and truly conceptualize what it means to be at the freezing point of water.

ABOUT RED HOOK ART PROJECT

10% of any sale from the show will be donated to local nonprofit the Red Hook Art Project (RHAP), a 501(c)(3) that provides tutoring and mentoring for highrisk children and youth in visual arts, music and academics. To learn more about the Red Hook Art Project, visit: www.redhookartproject.org.

www.351vanbrunt.com