Last month Barcelona based artist Miss Van came to visit sunny Los Angeles, CA and found a mysterious looking store on Fairfax Blvd. she wanted to paint. After a friendly exchange of words with Palace Costume, which is an old cinema costume shop usually closed to the public, she invited her friends over to paint the blank front walls. LA based artists Esao Andrews, Victor Castillo and Dan Quintana came to add their work that is usually seen on canvas so it was nice to see their work on a different medium. Once finished Dan, Esao, and Miss Van had a fun time exploring the inside of the costume shop that lead to some hilarious photos on the roof top of the shop. Check out the video and photos by Birdman.
Recently a new wall went up outside of Low Brow Artique in Brooklyn, NYC by native Australian artist Damien Mitchell. This wall coincided with his solo exhibit at the gallery properly entitled “Tools of the Trade,” focusing on all of the tools graffiti writers and street artists needs to get the job done. We start outside with the simplicity of this giant cap taking shape then head inside to the exhibit. All of the pieces were done in black, white and grey tones which is especially nice.
German artist Hendrik Beikirch recently painted a new, mega portrait in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York in less than two days which stops traffic daily. This piece portrays a barber from his portrait series in Morocco of traders in danger of extinction. You most likely have seen his monumental scale murals throughout the world and we are thrilled to have another in Brooklyn. We hope to see him more in the states throughout 2015. A bit of work in progress finishing up…
Our friends Cleon Peterson and the guys at The Jaunt are offering up their second collaborative print release today at 15.00 (UTC +1)
To bag yours, head over to The Jaunt site, they WILL sell out…
We just received these exclusive images of C215 adding final touches to his upcoming print release with PrintThemAll studio, announcing a major street art exhibition he will be participating in.
The print release is titled “Ain’t No Sunshine” and it is a 12 colors lithograph produced at Idem Studio in Paris, that will be released on 17th of April in a limited edition of 99. Each print has been hand finished by the artist, making them all unique.
This lithograph is the first one from the series of exclusive fine art editions that French printing studio will be releasing for the upcoming “Main Street” exhibition at Mohammed VI Museum in Rabat, Morocco. The promising lineup of participating artist include C215, Case Maclaim, Daleast, Kan, Maya Hayuk, Miss Van, Ron English, Simo Mouhim, Smash137, Thomas Canto, Tilt and Wahib. According to PrintThemAll, most of these artists already did, or will be releasing a limited edition lithographs with them, but no further details are available at this point.
Elizabeth Gossling’s latest show , BURN, opens at Tintype Gallery, Islington – 16 April – 9 May 2015. An exploration of distraction, destruction and preservation, BURN re-invents the story of John Cura, a man who took photographs of television transmissions in the 50s and 60s. These ‘telesnaps’ represent a lost history in British broadcasting. Gossling imagines Cura mutating into Cura Obscura, a human camera evolving under the pressure and impossibility of capturing every moment on multiplying channels and screens as the speed and intensity of images accelerates. We caught up with her ahead of the show to get some insight into this latest exhibition.
‘Una salus victis nullam sperare salutem’ is the title of a new Faith47 mural located on the corner of Fox and Rissik street in Johannesburg.
The phrase is from book 2 of Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’, a latin poem written in the Augustan period: ‘the one safety for the vanquished is to abandon hope of safety.
surrendering to the knowledge that there is no hope, can bring deep courage.’
The mural spanning two sides of an old, now-vacant department store,
brings movement to the fast-transforming African city centre troubled with urban decay.
Images by Brett Rubin, Faith47 and Derek Smith.
Henrik Haven recently took a trip to Ernest Zacharevic’s studio in Penang to snap some shots of him and Martin Whatson working on a new series of collaboration pieces for the Different Strokes group show.
Different strokes is a large group show curated by Giancarlo Petrucci (Graffiti Prints) in conjunction with Hin Bus Depot, which features new work by Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), Sandra Chevrier (Canada), Icy and Sot (Iran/NYC), Martin Whatson (Norway), Beejoir (UK), Alexface (Thailand), BON (Thailand), Snik (UK), Nafir (Iran), Sabek (Spain), Levalet (France), Roamcouch (Japan) and Gabriel Pitcher (UK) – more coverage of that coming soon!
For those of you who missed it, Anthony Lister recently held a whirlwind class at Work-Shop Sydney, ‘Adventures with Anthony Lister’. The video below gives you a sneak peek at what went down.
Melbourne, now it’s your turn but with a twist. Deb’s ‘Day of the DEB’ on 26 April at Work-Shop Melbourne’s new digs sounds too good to miss. You have been warned….
This week, Backwoods Gallery presents an exhibition of illustrations by two young artists, Evie Cahir & Gemma Topliss, who are representative of the bright future of Australia art.
In ‘Heavy Leisure’, opening on the 17th of April, Cahir and Topliss will present a series of delicate, illustrative works. The collection re-evaluates the seemingly mundane moments, objects and routines of daily life, imbuing them with emotional undertones.
Evie Cahir’s illustrative works offer a new, more attentive regard on the banal but precious objects and moments encountered in daily life. Cahir is fascinated by the hidden meanings of routine and the interplay between light and shadow. Her artwork employs sophisticated composition, refined techniques and subtle humour to present her point of view in a truly unique and beautiful way.
Gemma Topliss explores the connection between the interior and the exterior, both spatially and emotionally. Her charcoal and graphite drawings are intimate, fragmented and personal. At only 19, Topliss is the youngest artist that has exhibited at Backwoods.
In the lead up to the exhibition, they both took some time to speak with VNA.