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Peculiarities In Composition: An interview with Petro (Aesthetics)

Graffiti is communication, a message from one to the others that there exists another world beyond the set patterns and paths of civilised society, free forms of interpretation playing amongst conditioned architecture. Petro is a Russian artist who creates vibrant, energetic and expressive work that is happy to cross genre boundaries with a style founded in letters but mixed beautiful with a more abstract temperament. I caught up with him for a few words on process, meaning and intent. 

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To Find Authenticity; Saber Interview

 

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One of the most passionate, articulate and important individuals ever to grace an art form Saber needs very little introduction, his intricate and giant style find form in everything from pure abstraction to confrontational political action. Whilst the glory days of record breaking pieces may be behind him, he retains an honesty whose clarity is a cutting as ever. I had the pleasure of speaking to him about progress, parenthood and politics.

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The Machine of Man; Le Bas Interview.

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Process is the hidden side of greatness, the unseen pathways and effort that only the artist themselves understand. In graffiti and street art, this process can be seen as deceptively simple – a strict copying of one thing onto another whose only real change is medium…but not Le Bas. An openness towards how different types of media can aide his practice define Le Bas’ work, his forms a fluid and colourful recognition of the artistic conversation between analog and digital.

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Felipe Pantone Interview – The Grifters

In the first of a new series of videos entitled INFLVENCERS, well known collective The Grifters speak to Argentinian graffiti / kinetic artist Felipe Pantone on his work and life ahead of the release of his new book ‘Race Flag’. The book is a collaborative project between Felipe and photographer Omar Quiñones, a conversation through images in which both question and answer are supplied via a visual medium. In this way the book opens up connections and experiences via abstraction through previously unconnected forms. The limited edition book will be released on the 22nd February at 10am (GMT + 1) and is available from The Grifters online store 

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The B-Boy Sculptures of Taku Obata

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Born in 1980 in Saitama, Japan, Taku Obata creates larger than life wooden sculptures referencing breakdancing stances using traditional Japanese carving techniques. Having formed the crew UNITYSELECTIONS in 1999, Taku went on to receive a masters degree in sculpture from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008 and won the grand prize at the Tokyo Wonder Wall Grand Prix that same year.

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45RPM at Entrepreneurs Store ‘Upstairs Gallery’ recap

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Bristol based graffiti artist / designer and sometimes-clothing-accessory-producer 45RPM recently opened a new exhibition Entrepreneurs Store ‘Upstairs Gallery’ in Stoke-on-Trent alongside a permanent mural in the city centre. Describing himself as a ‘Compulsive designer with his fingers in many creative pies who will paint, draw, design and photograph anything and everything’ 45RPMS work is a lighthearted take on 1970’s graffiti mixed with the slang and geographically idiosyncratic phrases in uk language. Continue Reading →