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Outside the Box – Resio

Next up at Outside the Box is Resio!

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Who are you and what do you do – why art?

I’m Resio, I am a urban artist.

Art has consumed me and is the best and worst thing that has ever happen in my life! I’ve been drawing since I can remember – I can’t help but create. I’m glad it’s what I love doing as it;s a good outlet of expression and also keeps me evolving. I’m constantly thinking and obsessing about what I’m going to paint next – I paint a bunch of different styles, everything from photorealism, letters, characters and I’m always looking to keep it interesting and challenging.

I have been painting non-stop for the past few years and I don’t see it changing. I mostly paint murals, and canvases.

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Outside the Box – Creature Creature

Outside the Box continues in Melbourne, each day up to four artists have exactly 8 hours to create a piece within the confinements of the gallery, utilising only the materials provided to them.

We have spoken to a few of the artists to get an idea of who they are, what makes them tick and an insight into their OTB piece. First up, Creature Creature.

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Who are you and what do you do? Why art?

Our names are Ambrose and Chanel but we go under the artist name Creature Creature. When we met we were pretty inseparable and both equally passionate about art since we could hold a pencil. We soon decided to take our collaboration seriously and do all our art work under the one name that represents both of us. It has really pushed us individually and as a partnership.

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‘Visual Disobedience’ – Shepard Fairey


‘Visual Disobedience’ is a large scale survey exhibition of Shepard Fairey, showing for the first time in Hong Kong. The show explores the trajectory of Fairey’s career focusing on the theme of power and responsibility, contemplating the wide spread abuse by positions of authority, and the response this exploitation solicits. The show runs from 27 October to 27 November 2016, and will also feature new large scale public murals, inspired by Hong Kong and China.

Shepard Fairey’s vision and mantra, “Question Everything” seeks to redefine the complex relationship between humanity and the environment. From his first sticker campaign featuring images of Andre the Giant, appropriated from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News to his most recent works, Fairey seeks to effect change from the embedded and conventionally accepted systems of contemporary society.

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Drew Leshko’s Tiny Decay


I first encountered Drew Leshko’s work at SCOPE Art Fair in Miami…two maybe three winters ago.  Steadily and without fail, I’ve become a bigger and bigger fan of his 1:12 classic dollhouse scale models of  gritty urban landscapes and worn travel vehicles.

On Friday October 28th,  Andenken and Makerversity Amsterdam are hosting Drew’s first solo exhibition in Europe ‘Heaven is Whenever’  .  I caught up with Drew in advance of the show.


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‘Kaamos’ – Rubin415


Known for his cleanly executed geometric lines and shapes typical of his style, Rubin415 has been associated with the greater ‘Graffuturism’ movement; a style not widely exposed to the Hong Kong public, attributed from the artistic influences of cyber-futurism and suprematism. The dark tones and pale colours featured in the work of Rubin415 are brought to life with through the subtle sense of movement that exists within his pieces, created by the soft curves and sharp vertexes- an ensemble is created that may appear both electric and harmonic. Famously, spraying his first tag at an especially young age- having started with traditional graffiti; typography has had immense influence on his most recent works- notably upon his sense of composition, that achieving a sense of poetism and that the pieces are communicating ideas seemingly through dialogue. Rubin415 is now a renowned, recognisable name among the greater New York street art community.

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TWOONE – ‘100 Faces’

Hiroyasu Tsuri — aka TWOONE — is a perpetual traveller. As an internationally acclaimed artist exhibiting throughout the globe, it’s part of the job, and it’s what drives this large-scale celebration of diversity and cultural exchange. A visual meditation on the people who cross his path and the places whose paths he crosses,‘100 Faces’ is a stirring exploration of who we are, as nomadic humans of the twenty-tens.

At 18 years of age, Hiroyasu emigrated from Japan to Australia. Now living in Berlin, as his career exploded, so did the number of stamps in his passport. Spending the last three years traversing Europe, Asia and the States, he captured the multitude of faces around him through candid photographs or quick sketches in his ever-present notebook. A medley of those he knows intimately, intertwined with unsuspecting strangers spotted in bars, on trains or even in books, these faces are the physical structures behind which all sorts of stories reside. Although he can’t know for sure, and never will, the ubiquity of migration in our increasingly cosmopolitan community drives Hiroyasu to contemplate the histories of those around him.


This extraordinarily extensive series sees Hiroyasu return to these snapshots to develop them into fully-fleshed artworks. Combining watercolour, pencil, acrylics, collage, spray paint, mirrored glass and anything else in reach, he renders an expressive textural landscape that arrests the viewer and draws them in. Renowned for his strikingly large, public murals, ‘100 Faces’ is an unmissable opportunity to experience Hiroyasu’s work in an entirely new space.

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Rone – ‘Empty’

These days, Rone doesn’t need an introduction.  Internationally renowned for his large scale female portraits, he has been to almost every corner of the globe beautifying the walls with local women.  For the first time in two years, Rone embarking on a new show of absolutely epic proportions.  If you are in Melbourne, you do not want to miss this, as it is the biggest show you will see! In between painting walls, floors and finishing touches, Rone caught up with Damo…

Can you tell us a bit about your show, ‘Empty’?

Rone:     It comes back to empty spaces.  There was a tradition happening in the early 2000s in Melbourne where people would find an abandoned building, everyone was given the location and people would go and paint, and then there would be a show until everyone got kicked out.
That was one of the things I really loved about the culture when I had just got in to it.  So this show is a little nod to that but also to what was here before there was nothing? The story of each space is told through what is left behind. 

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‘SOFT’ – Curated by Sean Morris and Michael C Hsiung


Curated by Sean Morris and Michael C Hsiung, “SOFT” is a 100% woven group show featuring Skinner, Mike Giant, Essy May, Lauren YS, Tina Lugo, Broken Fingaz, Alexander Heir, Travis Millard, Georgia Hill, Kristina Collantes, Hannah Stouffer, David Cook, Heather Benjamin, Luke Pelletier, Nathan Alexis Brown, Maddy Young, Austin England, Dale Dreiling, Sean Morris, Sheryo & The Yok, Marigold Santos, James Jirat Patradoon, We Buy Your Kids, Bene Rohlmann, Michelle Blade, Chris Yee and French.

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‘To the Moon and Back’ – Stormie Mills

“To the Moon and Back” sees Stormie Mills look beyond the borders of our galaxy to explore the final frontier of humanity.

For the first time Stormie will introduce the unique use of authentic stardust into his artwork, blending the stardust with paint. This stardust represents an extension of Stormie’s use of the colour silver in his iconic monochromatic palette.


The stardust comes from an ancient meteorite that was formed 4.5 billion years ago in the core of an ancient star, with its rarer elements born in a massive supernova explosion. Stormie uses space as a metaphor for technology and isolation.

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‘Matisse Fan Club’ – David Booth (Ghostpatrol)

For the first time in 4 years, Issue 34 featured artist, David Booth (Ghostpatrol) is exhibiting in Melbourne. ‘Matisse Fan Club’ opens on this Friday at Batman Royale, 14 Gaffney Street, Melbourne at 6pm, and is on display until 15 October.


‘In 2015 I took a private pilgrimage to the south of France to visit the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence, a building in which every detail and decoration was designed by Henry Matisse. This is why it is more widely known as Matisse’s Chapel.

Upon completion in 1951 Matisse stated that ‘this work required me four years of an exclusive and entiring effort and it is the fruit of my whole working life. In spite of all its imperfections I consider it as my masterpiece.’

I have built a meditation monument in memory of my time within his greatest and final work. It is, in part, an ode to the wonder inside this special place, but moreover it uses this chapel as an outlet for me to not only look at but be within my work, my own language.

And really, who isn’t part of the Matisse fan club?’