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Dean Zeus Colman – PILLS – Prescription Art

Dean Zeus Colman’s latest exhibition ‘PILLS’ opened recently at Prescription Art in Brighton.

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Following on from recent ‘sweet art’ works, ‘Pills’ will consist of a wall of oversized ecstasy tablets, each with their own distinctive – and authentic – branding. ‘Pills’ explores how adults continue to eat branded sweets – however this time they are looking for a stronger rush than sugar.

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‘Art & Life’ – Work-Shop Australia

Currently based in Sydney and Melbourne, Work-Shop is a creative concept that claims it will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. Their Sydney digs are also engulfed in some pretty dope art. We recently caught the 23rd Key stencil workshop, and whilst there ran into co-founder Chester. He spills the beans…..

Damo: What is Work-Shop?

Chester: Work-Shop is all about creativity and community. We run a really fun range of classes taught by a rock-star line up of Australia’s finest creative talent. You can learn anything from aerosol art and typography through to tattoo illustration and screen printing. Our aim is to help people unleash their inner awesome and give them skills to live a creatively enriched life.

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Introducing…… RILLA

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Sydney based artist Rilla recently took 5 with Damo prior to his trip to Canberra to tear up ArtNotApart

Damo: Talk us through your style.

Rilla: I’ve been recognised by my style for a while now, confusingly enough I can’t recognise a style to my own work. My ideas and media is always changing and evolving with each artwork. If I had to say something particularly focusing on my street art work, I would say it always has to be big, bold and emotional something that makes you stop and think what if… I leave a lot of room for the observers own perception on what the big picture is with my pieces, all my art work has meaning and some times far from what they think.

Damo: And if you had to condense that to one gut-reaction word?

Rilla: If I was to give a one worded gut reaction to my work I’d hope it would be “whooaaah” or “hahaha”. I try to keep my work light hearted and fun even if the images are pretty dark the meanings are usually sarcastic or humorous.

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With the Lot

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VNA 24 featured artist Mike Eleven has been busy cooking up some tasty treats with a not-so-serious, independently owned label from Melbourne, Australia, ‘With the Lot’.

Bringing together burgers and T-shirts, the brand oozes a delicious, fun-lovin’ attitude. Disgruntled by the amount of brands claiming to rebel the norm, ‘With the Lot’ aims to pierce through the meaty fiction and represent individuals who aren’t afraid to ask for everything in life – and yes, they’d like fries with that!

‘With the Lot’ borrows heavily from head chef Mike Eleven’s colourful personality, subjective humour and acquired taste in torso fashion.

www.withthelot.com.au

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Lie Cheat Steal – Run The Jewels/Tag The Jewels

Invade Tv Productions and Phantoms of Space made us this little behind the scenes flick Run The Jewels’ latest Music Video ‘Lie Cheat Steal’ Directed by Ruff Mercy of My Accomplice, featuring artwork by Onga, Sepr and Jon 5.

Growing up in the 80s, loving all things hip hop… El-P and Killer Mike talk about two elements of the genre; Graffiti and Rap Music and about how much this piece means to them, and the significance of hip hop culture that leads to artist collaborations like this.

Artists Jon 5, Onga and Sepr create an amazing Run The Jewels piece in Shoreditch, London for the music video.

Artists:

Onga: www.instagram.com/ongab
Sepr: www.instagram.com/sepr
Jon 5: www.instagram.com/jon425th

With props to Chrome & Black for paint support.

www.chromeandblack.com

Directed by James Sharrock www.facebook.com/jamessharrockphotographer
Edited by Trevor Poulsum www.facebook.com/trevor.poulsum
Camera: James Sharrock and Doug Gillen
Interview by Doug Gillen www.facebook.com/fifthwalltv

You can watch the full music video here:

www.runthejewels.net

www.myaccomplice.co.uk

www.ruffmercy.com

www.invade.tv

VNA Launch – Subliminal Projects LA

A few shots from Birdman of our LA launch at Subliminal Projects with the Limited Edition VNA 29 by Cleon Peterson, printed by White Duck Screen Print. It was great to see so many awesome people come down, thanks to everyone that passed through and special shouts to Sixpoint Brewery for the delicious beer!

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