MONTANA-CANS, NOVACANE Store Berlin and Berlin Boombox teamed up to have an awesome instore Live Painting Session with the German illustrator and artist Max Birkl. A selection of beautiful works from Max Birkl, an illustrator and graphic designer from Augsburg, Germany was also shown. Max was painting a Montana Boombox and also proofed his live painting skills on the stores shop windows…
To coincide with Sickboy’s technicolour transformation of The Outsiders London, the multi-disciplinary street artist has planned an extra curricular summer activity in the form of an exclusive Sickboy Treasure Hunt.
The weekend hunt will kick off this Friday 18th July with five laser-etched Sickboy coffins up for grabs, packed with artist ephemera, original sketches, exclusive Sickboy sticker packs and cosmic curio. The bespoke coffins, which are signed and numbered by the artist, will be buried in multiple locations around the capital marked with a Sickboy temple flag.
Secret location maps and further information regarding how to claim your treasure will be released Friday morning … watch this space and get those shovels ready!
Make It Last Forever runs from Friday 25th July until 30th August at The Outsiders London.
Film courtesy of Sickboy and Mark Warrington.
Low Bros have been getting busy in Germany, recently releasing this new video from the Work’n’Progress – Urban Art wall project at WerkStadt Sending in Munich:
These images are of the work in progress…
Mere hours after hopping off a London-bound flight from Montreal, Puerto Rican animal-splicing artist Alexis Diaz got talking to VNA’s Jodie about how things are looking for his rapidly expanding career. Having made a splash in London’s Shoreditch area last year with his iconic Octophant, Alexis let us in on his upcoming plans for his current return visit and gave us an update on how things are shaping up in the street art scene of his home country.
“Inner Myths”, a collection of new paintings and sculptural works by Shida is a dynamic record of Shida’s development as an artist who envisions infinite worlds. Influenced by the work of Frank Frazetta, Paul Gauguin, Mikhail Vrubel and Nikolai Kalmakov, for “Inner Myths”, as Australia’s most prolific young street artist, Shida reinvokes two centuries of art history in his characteristic style. Shida is considered an asset to Australian contemporary art, who is constantly challenging himself against the sources of his inspiration.
Shida took some time out to talk about his upcoming show….
Infamous rooftop-bombing UK crew, Burning Candy, are set to launch their latest show today at Leeds College of Art with a roster of talks from artist James Jessop and Ninja Tunes DJ, Raj Pannu. You can also buy exclusive Burning Candy stickers and screenprinted matchboxes online from their web store:
Melbourne based artist 23rd Key has just submitted two mind-blowing stencils into Australia’s ‘Archibald Prize‘. She took time to chat with Damo about how this all came about.
DW: Thanks for taking the time to chat. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, what led you to becoming a stencil artist?
23rd Key: No worries. I actually kind of fell into it- I made my first stencil when I was in high school. Being from Melbourne, stencil art was still emerging at the time, my brother knew some of the basics and taught them to me. I happened to really take to the medium though, I found the process of cutting/making stencils really cathartic and have been doing it ever since- I enjoy doing it now more than I ever have. I got to a stage where I’d made so many artworks that I decided I needed to do something with them – being an artist was never something I thought I’d be, ‘when I grew up’.
DW: Often there can be a story behind a name. Is that the case with you?
23rd Key: I struggle a lot when it comes to names, even when I used to play roller derby, I found coming up with a name harder than learning how to skate. The first show I was ever in I went under the pseudonym ‘Keys’, it was basically just because it sounds like my real last name and was my nickname for a long time. Twenty-three has been my favourite number since I can remember and is actually the date of my birth, so I kind of just put the two together. It’s a pretty poor story I guess, hopefully the work I make makes up for it.
Something big is happening with Aussie artist Lush in Amsterdam, details to be revealed this Friday on here and at www.lushsux.com, you can also follow @lushsux on instagram and twitter to find out more this week.