VNA 30 is here, a landmark issue for us, it deserved an extra special artist for the cover – no less than Leonard McGurr, aka Futura, the artist formerly known as Futura2000.
To get your copy – you can pick one up at your local independent newsagent, national WHSmith’s in the UK, Barnes & Noble stores in the US and of course, online here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-30
Between the sheets, we have some stellar work from one of your old favourites, Reka, who gives us a retrospective of his work on canvas and walls as we go Diggin’ In The Crates.
Comic book genius Rufus Dayglo gives us a glimpse into his wild world of outlandish characters and Italian artist Mr Thoms splashes some paint around on walls for us.
As D*face’s StolenSpace Gallery steps into the tenth year since its incarnation, we take a look back over the years of their journey to become one of the most well-respected urban art galleries on the world stage, whilst we delve into the post-industrial kinetically-charged paintings of Canadian-now-New-Yorker Aaron Li-Hill.
We also take a look at Australian art collectors, Sandra and Andrew, aka Sandrew, long-time supporters of the street art scene, as well as the Melbourne-based tattooist and graffiti legend, Steve Cross.
Madsteez takes us on a vibrant visual trip through his chaotic, colourful artwork and we also stay West Coast to catch up with MSK crew’s Risk.
We get an amazing insight into the work of photographer, Glen E. Friedman and an exclusive scoop on one of the hottest active artists in the streets, Borondo, as he sits on the cusp of broader commercial success.
As well as the usual shots from the streets of London, we also take a look at murals in Malmö and our regular Instagram spotlight shows off the amazing industrial imagery of Dark Cyanide.