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!
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.
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.
The show opens on Thursday 16th October – the venue is 345 Broome Street at Bowery, NYC 10013 and runs for one week. Please firstname.lastname@example.org for guestlist.
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.
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…
Opening next week (October 24), Rone’s first show in Australia in over two year, ‘Lumen’, will include eleven large-scale portraits inside and outside of the gallery and a twelve metre high mural on the building’s adjoining ventilation tower. The space itself – an abandoned office building slated for demolition – has been transformed into a black (and blank) canvas. The artworks will be brought spectacularly to life by lighting designer, John McKissock.
“Lumen explores that pivotal moment in our lives when we realise that we need to believe in what we see [and know to be true] rather than what we’ve been told,”
“It’s that point in your life when it becomes time to think for yourself, formulate your own opinions and develop a sense of personal identity without consideration to the past or outside influences. That’s why I titled the show Lumen – thematically it’s a series of works about seeing or following the light.” Rone.
Check out the teaser video with a full version promised soon!
Polish artistic dynamic duo – Sainer and Bezt aka Etam Cru, are opening their fresh solo show with Veri gallery in Rome @ 30th of October. After their successful show in Paris last year and Barcelona earlier this year, Italian capital will get a chance to experience and enjoy their recognizable style and imagery.
Aaron Glasson is the Creative Director for PangeaSeed, an international organization which collaborates with members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities to raise awareness of marine issues. PangeaSeed is dedicated educating people about the current problems surrounding the conservation and preservation of sharks and other marine species in peril. Aaron’s personal creativity also holds its own in the art world, as can be seen from his projects and
VNA: Tell us more about PangeaSeed?
Aaron Glasson: PangeaSeed is a collective of creative people concerned about the state of the worlds oceans. We’ use art and design as a tool to educate and inspire people to get behind marine conservation and create positive change.
We got a cup of tea with London-based artists Word To Mother ahead of his latest show, Too Blessed To Be Stressed, at Stolen Space Gallery, opening Thursday 9th October. Getting the rundown on his development as an artist and his other love, tattooing.
On October 11th, 2501 will round up his month long art residency in Miami, with an opening of a solo show “Nomadic Experiment – Tons of Tools” at Product81 gallery. Organized by the gallery and Yo Amo 305 in partnership with Fordistas, these art residencies so far included Axel Void, Jufe, Pastel, Elian, Franco Fassoli Jaz, etc.
For this show Italian artist stepped up his game, changed his sharp line work into more abstract, expressive ones, and created only large size canvases from 2x2m up to 6x2m. Constantly on the move with his “Nomadic Experiment” project, this month long residency allowed artist to experiment thoroughly with materials and concepts. Creating more time consuming, layered works, further manipulating his familiar forms seen on his murals worldwide, 2501 created some of his strongest, most serious works for this show.
Project Five, an initiative of aMBUSH Gallery, is an award-winning public art initiative featuring a highly successful live art event, public art exhibition and art auction.
Each year since its inception in 2009, growing crowds of onlookers from all walks of life have gathered in Sydney’s public spaces to watch four cutting edge contemporary street artists transform blank canvases into masterpieces, right in front of their eyes.
With the arrival of Project Five Volume Six, located on the grounds of Sydney’s Darling Quarter, comes the inspiring talents of four dynamic artists – Askew One, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Alex Lehours and 23rd Key.
We caught up with Norwegian artist, Martin Whatson at NUART Festival to chat about his artwork. This is some stuff he said.