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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The Writing On The Wall

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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.

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Hendrik ‘ECB’ Beikirch “Blurring Boundaries” Book

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German artist Hendrik ‘ECB’ Beikirch just released his first book “Blurring Boundaries – Extending Graffiti Limits”. On 208 pages, this comprehensive overview of his work, is introducing the artist himself and his versatile works of art. From earlier surrealist, graffiti influenced characters, to his gigantic portraits nowadays, the book includes every important piece he ever created. Portraying mostly anonymous people he meets on his travels, this hardcover publication is paying tribute both to his art and all the people he immortalized with his large murals.

Along with widely available regular edition, the limited edition of 222 signed/stamped copies in a custom slipcase is available through Ruttkowski;68 gallery from Cologne, Germany.

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Skewville with Dubl Trubl – Rat Art

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DUBL TRUBL are proud to announce their first group exhibition, imaginatively entitled DUBL TRUBL: Ich bin in Berlin, opening September 18th at Urban Spree, Berlin. A small selection of the best artists in the history of the universe have partnered up and collaborated on artworks that will blow your minds.
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“Don’t think Banksy should be worried” – Internet Troll

“Dubl Trubl? Never heard of them.” 1UP

Curated by Dscreet and featuring the artwork of:

Aeon, Alex CF, Alex Fakso, Andrew Gillman, Anthony Lister, Base 23, Billy, Birdseed, BO 130, BRK 192, Chips, Chips For The Poor, Christiaan Nagel, Chris Stead, Chum101, Cityzen Kane, Civil Civic, Cone, Conor Harrington, Crack, Creeps, Crilly Smalls, Cyclops, Dabs & Myla, Dan Speight, Darren John, Dave the Chimp, Deus, Dmote, Drax, Dscreet, Ebot, Eazel E, EMA, Eoin, François Jenssard, Fred Fowler, Gemma White, Ghostpatrol, Girl In The Cartoon, Jumble, Kasio, Kid Acne, Kid Crow, Kirpy, Lucas dupuy,  Ludvig, Lush, Malarky, Mark McClure, Matt Sewell, Merda, Microbo, Nychos, Olivia Skalkos, Onio, Party, Paul Insect, phil ashcroft, Phlegm, Pure Evil, Rainman, Rask, Reka, Richt, Rone, Rowdy, Run, Rylsee, Sickboy, Sinic, Skary, Skewville, Skip WD, Sumo, Thierry Noir, Tim Head, Timba Smits, Tizer, Trico, TwoOne, Vents 137, Vinnie Nylon,
Xeme, Word To Mother, Ziggy Grudzinskas, 44 Flavours, 45RPM and 616

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DEP – ‘On The Run’ Print Release

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This is a self-published print release with the aim of creating a new series of work produced at affordable prices for everyone. The concept of this piece is based on people watching and some of the characters racing around London engrossed in their own lives and agendas.

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Its a A2, 6 colour, hand-pulled screenprint on heavy weight paper, printed by Tim ‘Epok’ in Bristol and limited to 40 signed, numbered copies. You can buy this direct from the artist from… http://paintshopstudio.bigcartel.com/

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Dep’s (aka ‘Also’, aka ‘Also known as Dep’) colourful characters and stylised letters have been part of the London backdrop for many years now, often depicting some of the characters of the city with a tongue in cheek and cynical humour. His wide-ranging and eclectic influences in vintage advertising, design and skateboard graphics form the basis of his work as an artist and as the creative director of his graffiti & design company Paintshop Studio.

Instagram: @rickydep

www.paintshopstudio.com

Twitter: @paintshopstudio