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Felipe Pantone – Video portrait by Selina Miles

Portrait of an Artist | Felipe Pantone from Selina Miles on Vimeo.

A series of facts of varying importance on the topic of Felipe Pantone.

Felipe Pantone is a contemporary slash kinetic slash graffiti artist living in Valencia, Spain. Selina Miles is a video director from Brisbane, Australia. Together, they celebrate their love of the internet and facts in this short film, directed and edited by Selina Miles.

Felipe Pantone’s body of work spans from graffiti to kinetic art. Strong contrasts, vivid colors, effects, and the use of mixed medium and varied technique combine to impact strongly on the viewer. What really intrigues is not the striking nature of his work, but the artist’s journey to discover this aesthetic. We live in a time where more images are produced than can possibly be seen, and the impetus for an artist to stand out from the others is stronger than ever. Information flows at an exponentially increasing rate, a leitmotif recurrent in Felipe Pantone’s compositions, his hyperactivity, working methods and his constant traveling around the world.

It was during this travel he met Selina Miles, an Australian filmmaker who specializes in documenting graffiti and street art. With a deep love for new techniques, camera tricks and fast-paced, energetic short films, Selina accepted Felipe’s challenge of cramming as much information as possible into a 5 minute film.

‘Stereodynamica’ by Felipe Pantone opens at Backwoods Gallery Friday October 16th from 6pm.



Steve Cross x VNA x Aisle6ix

Steve Cross is a world class artist based in Melbourne – he is a drawer, sketcher, painter, tattoo artist, muralist and illustrator amongst other things… VNA teamed up with him to create this awesome 6-colour screen-printed t-shirt, produced by Aisle6ix Industries in Sydney.

This process video was put together by the legends from Paste Studios, it’s how the printing for 6 colour spot process T-shirts we printed for VNA Magazine x Steve Cross Collaboration went down.
Shouts to the Aisle6ix crew for all the hard work and Alex from Paste Studio’s for putting this video together.

Stay posted for the drop of these tees coming soon…

Imperfections Reflections: Mr. Di Maggio + Twoone

Imperfections Reflections: Mr. Di Maggio + Twoone (aka Hiroyasu Tsuri) from AVANTGARDEN GALLERY, Milan – Opening Thursday, October 8 18.30 – Runs from 8th October to 28th November 2015

Twoone wall_© 2015

Two different personalities but united by the same introspective approach fraught with psychological references: both make a “trip”, in their unconscious, for a face to face with his dark side, two artists who through the language of street art tell us about them and maybe even a little about us.
From Avantgarden Gallery, Mr. Di Maggio and Twoone, each with their own distinctive mark, will exhibit a series of new works that are a tribute to the concept of beauty.

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Bezt From Etam Cru Paints 2 Canvases & 168 Sketches on Wood For MyFinBec


Swiss winery FinBec recently introduced the first part of their annual MyFinBec project that combines wine making and urban art. For the 4th consecutive year they are commissioning artists to create artworks to be used on labels of their fine organic wine, and the first artist on this year’s roster is Bezt from Etam cru.

Polish muralists already participated in the event last year with 2 large works, and Bezt was the first one to create works for their new concept in 2015. This year the artists are painting canvas works as images that will be used on bottle labels along with producing a number of sketches on wood. These are available for purchase through MyFinBec official website and are coming with 2 bottles of this year’s wine, but also, will be on view and available @ Moniker art fair from October 15–18 at the Old Truman Brewery in London, as well as on shows that are planned through Europe at later date. After all the sketches are released, MyFinBec will introduce their next participating artists and the rumor is it’s another art duo, or part of it, that we’ll be seeing new and exclusive works from.
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Field Notes (Hong Kong) – Nicole Reed and Plutonic Lab

The super talented VNA contributing photographer Nicole Reed and Plutonic Lab have collaborated to produce Field Notes (Hong Kong), a limited edition 80 page book of Nicole’s photography, accompanied by a 10″ vinyl record of music by Plutonic Lab.


“Hong Kong has always been a place that has held a massive interest for us, and when we visited, we naturally documented our travels as much as we could. We fell in love with Hong Kong and what we captured exceeded our expectations which lead us to the idea of Field Notes.”

“I have always wanted to produce a book of my photography and people have always asked me when I’ll be working one. The images I took in Hong Kong have really inspired me to pursue this. We brainstormed the idea of using field recordings and thought the music created from them made an incredible backdrop for the images.”


“We wanted to combine our work in a unique and complimentary way, and as a creator of records and a fan of collecting them, the idea of inserting a vinyl record into the back seemed a perfect way of creating something tangible, analog and beautiful.”

To get on board, head on over to Pozible or for more information check out Field Notes Project.


Russell Maurice – The Pilgrim

Fluorescent Smogg are proud to present an exhibition of works to celebrate the launch of a new Bronze edition, The Pilgrim, by Russell Maurice.


Like many of his objects, Maurice’s 20cm Bronze cast of a bindle (a stick and fabric bundle bag) initially emerged from an Alchemic symbol. This then travelled through his cosmic comic treatment… and came out walking.

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URBAN NATION One Wall: Onur & Wes21

URBAN NATION One Wall: Onur & Wes21 evoke the destruction of the world with a massive mural in Kreuzberg, Berlin.


The object of art is to depict an unfiltered vision of contemporary life, to give a face to our desires, to draw attention to misunderstandings. Street artists Onur & Wes21 pursue just this goal. In their work, the two Swiss artists explore the idea of the ecosystem of the planet Earth as infested by human parasites. Their public art aims to grab peoples’ attention and encourage them to think.

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Makatron in Singapore

To celebrate Singapore’s 50th Anniversary, and under the ’50 Bridges’ programme, the Australian High Commission arranged for Australian street artists to paint murals on walls in 50 heartland locations across Singapore.


One of these artists was Melbourne based Mike Maka aka Makatron. Makatron has traveled and created work around the world, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges. Makatron’s work is preoccupied with the interface between man, beast and machine. Presenting a visual riot that stimulates the mind, his art conveys an imperative message to those confined in the concrete jungle to stay connected to the natural world.

Damo: How did you get involved with the 50 Bridges programme? Who else was involved?

Mike: I was actually a late invite to the event, the idea came from an old friend, Regan Ha-Ha, on a visit to Singapore some years earlier. The other artists involved were Adnate, Yok + Sheryo, Vexta, Tom Civil and locals artists Trase and Zero.


Damo: What was it like painting in Singapore? It is a country known for its strict rules – did this affect what you were able to paint in anyway?

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Madrid Coverage – Henrik Haven

A few weeks ago our man Henrik travelled to Madrid, Spain, here’s the first part of his coverage from the trip.


The pieces were created for the “Mind the Wall” project in conjunction with their duo exhibition ‘Atlántico’, which is currently on view at Swinton & Grant Gallery (who also organized the wall).

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1xRUN – Murals In The Market Artist Show

The good folks at 1xRUN have just announced the inaugural Murals in the Market print series + original artwork exhibition, featuring 40 world-class local and international artists.


For Detroit’s first mural festival, the team at 1xRUN has been hard at work bringing together the world’s most sought after artists for two smashing exhibitions including a massive original artwork exhibition that explores the new contemporary art movement.

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