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Sleep Alone – Jamie Preisz

Australian artist, Jamie Preisz’s solo show opens in November in Paris, France. He explains more about his latest body of work in his artist statement: “As an artist I work hard to create paintings that explore the individual experience of both conscious and subconscious fear, lust and anxiety. Hoping to define these experiences in a way that my audience can identify with too. Before I begin a new work or series I try to connect to the root of these themes through my own reflective thought and research in literature or philosophy to consolidate the perspectives that have come before me.”

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“This series led me into the surrealist writing and philosophy of George Bataille namely his novel “The Story of the Eye” which is complemented by of Rowland S. Howard. Bataille informed the subconscious themes in this series through the use of beauty and symbolism in the macabre; whilst Rowland’s work created a sense of self discovery and authenticity in confronting one’s own fears and anxieties.”

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“My work challenges the use of iconography in the subconscious as a collective symbolism.I believe that the subconscious is a distinct and personal part of one’s self and one motif or icon will hold a different meaning for every individual; This experience of the subconscious relates directly to my own experience allowing me to visualise my own symbolism and motifs without the weighted implication of other visual artists previous use of iconography.”

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“The morbid themes in the work explored are not intended to leave the audience morose or dispirited, rather in facing these fears I, and hopefully the audience, can take a step away from anxiety of these themes, which in turn is a step towards love and acceptance.”

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The show opens 7pm Thursday the 6th of Nov at 56 rue Notre Dame De Nazareth, Paris.

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Alaric Hammond – From Cheek to Blushing Cheek

Alaric Hammond’s new solo show ‘From Cheek to Blushing Cheek’ is a dystopian collection of paintings, drawing’s and original monotype prints exploring themes of protest and subterfuge within a world of decayed imperial grandeur. The artist presents varied styles of abstracted portraiture where the subject’s eyes and words are frequently obscured, often employing scrawled text, cartoonish details and comic violence to create an uneasy sense of hidden agendas and masked intentions.

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Working from original collage Alaric has developed a highly original and textural approach to printmaking which is central to the new body of work presented in the show.

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Vans x VNA – Classic Manchester

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Over the last couple of weekends, VNA was invited to curate artwork for the Vans store and a small exhibition at TwentyTwentyTwo, Manchester. We hand picked some of our favourite artists to work with on the project, as well as some fresh new faces from up north.

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Will Barras and Cbloxx stepped up to take on the window of the Vans store in the Arndale Centre with this killer piece inspired by the classic Vans Sidestripe.

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Chazme x Cekas x Proembrion x Tone x Sepe 10 Storey Double Mural in Lodz, Poland

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Only couple of days before opening of a big group show of the best new contemporary urban talent Poland has to offer @ The Outsiders in Newcastle, some of these artists joined forces and completed this gigantic double piece in city of Lodz, Poland. Painting two facades of opposing 10 storey buildings, Chazme, Cekas, Proembrion, Tone and Sepe painted whats surely to become a landmark mural.

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Beyond The Pale Blue Dot – Cheba

‘Beyond the Pale Blue Dot’ presents Cheba’s first major show in 4 years, a series of mixed media works presenting the artist’s journey into abstraction and futuristic spray can expressionism. His recent work has evolved into vibrant and abstract fluid formations, a new and refreshing direction for the artist although influences of the bold character led work that he is well known for can still be found.

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PARADISE LOST BY KAMEA HADAR AND DEFER

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Another awesome POW! WOW! HAWAII! video, this time featuring Kamea Hadar, who came through San Francisco for his recent show at 1AM Gallery. His new work is in collaboration with Defer and titled “Paradise Lost”, which explores their interpretations of paradise. Kamea and Defer first worked together at POW! WOW! Hawaii and since then Defer has moved to Hawaii permanently. Being on the same island they were able to share their ideas and let those concepts evolve naturally.

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Shohei Otomo and Kosuke Kawamura – ‘Flat Bend’

Shohei Otomo is one of the most high-profile names of Tokyo’s independent illustration scene. His hyper-realist ball-point pen illustrations combine traditional japanese and pop-culture imagery to present a biting commentary on contemporary Japanese culture. This video was shot in the lead up to FLAT BEND, Shohei Otomo’s latest exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne.

Flat Bend is series of collaborative works by Tokyo artists Shohei Otomo and Kosuke Kawamura. Together, these two artists present a “stereoscopic” vision of the twisted underbelly of Japanese society.

Backwoods Artist Profile : SHOHEI OTOMO from Alexander Mitchell on Vimeo.

Limited edition prints by Shohei Otomo are available online at
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Vhils “Dissection” Museum Show Recap

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From 5th of July until 5th of October 2014, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, our Issue #22 cover artist, had a big museum show at the EDP Foundation in Lisbon. Being his biggest show so far, the focus of the show was dissecting the elements of what we recognize as urban life. The show included various styles of works, from public pieces through the city, signature scratched doors, paper and wood panels, styrofoam sculptures, to impressive dissected train cars. After 15 years of creating art, 2 years of working on this particular show, 3 months of showing the works to the public, Vhils’ landmark solo show reached a record-breaking attendance of over 65,000 visits!

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The Noble Art – Jamie Hewlett

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This is a print that was inspired after Stuart Lowbridge and Jamie Hewlett’s good friend, Jon Brookes, was taken by brain cancer. Brookes, only 44, was the drummer of The Charlatans and a man that touched many by his music and also his magnetic personality. He had an incredible zeal for life and worked with and managed many young musicians throughout his career.
Jamie Hewlett is a renowned worldwide award winning artist known across the globe.

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Nick Walker – Solo Show NYC & New Collabs!

Nick Walker’s first solo show in years, ‘All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire’, is a continuation of the Vandal storyline. If you look at each ‘Morning After’ painting as a cover for a novel, then this show is the pages within the book.

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The show opens on Thursday 16th October – the venue is 345 Broome Street at Bowery, NYC 10013 and runs for one week. Please rsvp@jb-pr.com for guestlist.

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Nicks latest collabs with Royal Doulton and his latest book will be available soon and a ltd edition print, ‘Gotham Vandal’ is available to purchase at the show.

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And to whet your appetite a little more, here’s Nick modeling our new VNA x Nick Walker collab scarf, available to buy on our website soon…

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