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Vexta – Flight Cycle – Neon Memento Mori

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Vexta has been working hard in her Brooklyn studio on an amazing new series now available on Stupid Krap. ‘Flight Cycle – Neon Memento Mori’ sees an edition of 9 hand painted and stencilled ostrich eggs in 3 different variations.

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Vexta explains about the artwork: “They explore the duality and essence of life by acknowledging both death and the true freedom life can bring. The neon ‘death bird’ depicted upon the egg is both alive and dead, an affirmation of where she has come from and from where she will return. She flies free.”

Each egg measures approx 5 x 6 inches (13 x 15cm) and comes with an ornamental stand and a sturdy wooden display box with a plexi-glass window.

(no ostriches were harmed in the making of these artworks)

The entire series of ‘Flight Cycle’ : ‘Marl’ (edition of 4), ‘Nude’ (edition of 4) and ‘Single Gold Leaf’ (edition of 1) is available online from: www.stupidkrap.com

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Each hand-painted egg comes with an ornamental stand
and its own sturdy wooden box with plexi-glass window.

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View more of Vexta’s unique new series at:

www.stupidkrap.com

Braddock Tiles – NEW PRINTS!

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New York-based artist, Swoon, also has a project called Braddock Tiles. Braddock will be a community based artisanal micro-factory located in a formerly abandoned church in North Braddock Pennsylvania whose first venture will be to hand produce the 20,000 beautifully colored ceramic tiles needed to give its landmark structure a new roof.

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To help raise money for the project, they also release super affordable prints. This latest killer set includes work from Shepard Fairey, Molly Crabapple, Ricky Powell, Pablo Power, Shelter Serra, Kenzo Minami, Vexta and Swoon herself.

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For more information and to purchase prints, visit the web store:

www.braddocktiles.org

Or check out their instagram @braddocktiles

Sweet Toof – Derailed – Pandemic Gallery NYC

SWEET TOOF “DERAILED” – Opening Reception 12.12.14

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Theres no real way to avoid the imagery SWEET TOOF presents to the public. The average citizen stops to observe just as intensely as the dedicated street photographer. His bright, colorful iconography is unmistakable. Strangely seductive, cartoon skulls grin malevolently from ear to ear, while disembodied floating gums appear seemingly in the hundreds all over the urban landscape, everything consistently overflowing with toothy turmoil. From site specific street graffiti and large scale murals to blanketing the abandoned structures of the city, his artistic presence is highly prolific, spanning several countries.

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Horfee’s “Traditional Occupations” solo show

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Notorious French artist Horfee opened a solo show @ Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne on Friday 5th of December. The artist who has both formal artistic education, but is most know for his illegal graffiti works, gave a good overview of his current works through “Traditional Occupations”.

Inspired by everything from European abstract painting to homemade tattoos, vintage animations and underground comics, Horfee is no stranger to using various medias and techniques for creating recognizable works. His colorful creations with loose edges are presented in form of acrylic and spray paint canvases, works on glass, sculptures and even embroidery. Through his work Horfee proudly shows the flaws of his techniques by creating melting imagery that is conforming to anything but ordinary or traditional.

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Surfers Healing – The Bowery Project – 2014

2014 will mark the 7th Healing Foundation. Up for auction will be a number of unique and one-of-a-kind surfboards by acclaimed artists, fashion designers and world-renowned surfers.

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This year marks a significant shift in the event. In addition to the exhibition and auction held in conjunction with The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, a second exhibition will be presented at the Patagonia Surf Shop on The Bowery in New York City. This unique collection is known as “The Bowery Project”.

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Vhils, Sainer and Nunca new print releases via Under-dogs

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Right after opening Soma group show that features works by leading Portuguese contemporary urban artists, hardworking crew behind the Under-dogs art platform in Lisbon, are continuing their efforts. In order to establish closer relationship between art and the public, they are opening Underdogs Art Shop at Time Out Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon on 4th of December 2014. The store will offer editions and artistic objects produced by artists with whom they worked in the past, as well as host performance / intervention events from January.

To mark the opening of the Underdogs Art Store, new limited editions by established and new artists, both Portuguese and foreign, will be released and available at the premises and online. Among others, a new hand finished lithograph edition by Vhils, as well as new silkscreen prints by Brazilian Nunca, and Polish Sainer, will be available online on 4th of December @ 5pm GMT.

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Adrian Falkner aka Smash 137 new solo show and new print release

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Swiss artist Adrian Falkner aka Smash 137 recently opened his solo show @ in Germany. Ex graffiti artist who entered the fine art world back in 2008, introduced the new body of work titled Neue Farbe. Staying true to his roots and strong influence of NYC wild style, Smash137 created an impressive series of heavily abstract works. With noticeable spraycan strokes, fat cap lines, and all the other elementary components of classic graffiti, these works still have an undeniable aesthetics of contemporary fine art abstract works.

Along with introducing his solo show, Basel-born artist recently finished working on his upcoming print release @ Idem Studio in Paris. Here is what Adrian says about the release:

It took me almost one year to find the right painting, which I wanted to use for my first Lithograph. Finally I chose this painting on paper because it’s closest in size and material. I preferred not to take a large painting and scale it down to the size of the Lithography. For me the lines loose a lot of strength and energy when they are put out of proportion.

Available through Print Them All, Steel Blue will be released in an edition of only 70 pieces on Wednesday, 3rd of December @ 2pm GMT.

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Zio Ziegler Interview

Zio Ziegler is a young Californian artist with an old soul. Very much a poetic painter, he recently visited London for the Uncommon Thread tour, where we caught up with him while he painted a wall for a commercial project. However much he may embrace the powers that be for funding to enable him to live his life, he remains altruistic and enlightened.

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VNA: So tell us a little bit more about your work, where are you from and what kind of influences do you have in your work?

Zio Ziegler: I live in San Francisco right now, I’d say the influences in my work are early Aegean and Egyptian, hieroglyphs and work that is really linear in its creation. Art that exists for art’s sake rather than to have a dialogue with art history. It’s stuff that is to convey allegory and meaning and it comes from the subconscious. I studied painting at school, like classical painting, and there was always a really negative perception towards things without concept, it had to be concept first and then imagery afterwards. I was like “This is terrible because we all have cell phones, we’re sharing aesthetic things and you have to have some sort of aesthetic bite.” You can’t just lay a few bricks into the ground, you can’t just do that anymore as things need a sort of aesthetic punch, in order to get people interested and grab them. And then you can conceptually hold them down and deliver a message. I guess my ethos behind my work was always intuitivism. Following my intuition and my subconscious and letting the image build itself and then sitting back and observing the meaning afterwards.

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Urban Xchange – Penang – Malaysia

Urban Xchange: Crossing Over – an event presented by Urban Nation and Hin Bus Depot featuring new public murals and a group show Rone, Elle, Vexta, Ernest Zacharevic, Adisson Karl, Tank Petrol, Don John, Mr. Toll and some local artists. Our man Henrik Haven sent us these progress shots of their work…

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That One Shot

imageOver the last few years the Australian street art scene has exploded with amazing work from local and international talent. This in turn has inspired hundreds of photographers to find creative ways to capture the evolution the Australian streets. In 2014 Chasinghosts are calling on the photographers of Melbourne and Sydney to submit their favourite single shot as part of “That One Shot” Australia’s first street art photography award.

In this years competition, Photographers from Melbourne and Sydney will go head to head to see who can claim the 2014 title!!

Check out www.thatoneshot.com for more!