British seamstress Lucy Sparrow launches her latest solo show in London this November. Banishing banality, Sparrow invites you in to her makeshift store at Lawrence Alkin Gallery to lift whatever you can get away with.
Outside the box finishes this Saturday, with its grand opening on Friday night. Head on down to check the completed works. Details here.
We caught up with Jack Douglas, to find out all about his OTB experience.
Who are you and what do you do? Why art?
My Name’s Jack Douglas and I’m a tattooist and artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Being creative is the only thing I’ve ever enjoyed, so progressing into a creative career was the only logical step.
Why ‘Outside the Box’? What does being involved in an event like this mean to you?
I think for me it was more interesting to be inside the fish bowl looking out at the other incredible work being made or having been made. Having so many people coming from a variety of different disciplines being placed on such a level playing field was both intriguing and terrifying.
Spanish artist Pejac recently did a 2 weeks residency with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia. During his stay in the city, he created 3 new public works, once again proving his creativity, technical diversity, and ability to visualize these unique concepts.
As per usual with the Barcelona-based artist, all the works created are done with different techniques, using different tools (not necessarily art tools), but still have that visual connection between them. Working with glass cuter, putty knife, iron brush, sand paper, brushes, acrylic and spraypaint, the new pieces include a wide range of recurring imagery such as deer, slingshot, flock of birds, safety ring, etc. Very poetic and easy to read the works carry deeper meanings and both personal and universal stories that Pejac kindly shared with us.
Next up at Outside the Box is Resio!
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.
‘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.
Australian artist Chehehe presents 100 hand-drawn snapshots of Bandar Seri Begawan and the surrounding areas. Illustrated during a three week stay in Brunei, the drawings focus on the beauty of mundane entities within the cities environment.
On show from 21 October 2016 at Brunei’s The Collective Makerspace (Unit 6, 2nd Floor, Lot 16162 & 16163S, Spg. 68, Kg. Pengkalan Gadong, Jln. Batu Bersurat, BE3519, Brunei.)
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RECORDAR (REMEMBER) is a participative intervention created with ephemeral chalk spray paint, based on the concept of remembrance, and measuring more than 23,500 square feet.
“RECORDAR means to pass through your heart. When a memory is relived we feel the same things that where lived and felt in the past.” Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, a Cuban born artist who was raised in the US and is currently a resident in Barcelona, has created one of the largest public artworks in Spain, measuring more than 23,500 square feet (2,200 square meters). The participative and ephemeral artwork covered the Plaza Comercial, located in the Born section of Barcelona on October 1st, 2016. It was created with the help of local residents and more than 500 volunteers and had the philanthropic support of the small business association Born Comerç and the production support of Subagora Agency.
The worlds premier Urban Contemporary Art Museum, URBAN NATION (UN), in Berlin needs your help to donate or loan books. This rendering is the first look at the Martha Cooper Library inside the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin the heart of the library is Martha Cooper‘s personal collection.
URBAN NATION is calling all artists, art lovers and collectors – If you have books of your work or the work of others you produced, books you would like to lend or donate to the archive to help it grow, or even if you want to tell them about books they should know about, URBAN NATION will organise transport and they will be on display for the opening of the museum 2017 and beyond.
URBAN NATION is looking for books in the following categories:
– Street art
– Urban art
– Low brow
– Pop art
– Cities and their art
– Public space
– Artist books
If you have anything to offer, please contact:
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.
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.