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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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PUBLIC AD CAMPAIGN

The Public Ad Campaign has been underway for a while now. Founder Jordan Seiler has finally finished the website for PublicAccess, marking the next stage of the project and providing a solid infrastructure for the open source project. You can now buy keys online, or download 3D print files for bus shelters worldwide. Some of the artists have already been taking advantage of the keys, with artwork from ELLE, Icy & Sot, Lister, Pac and more popping up all over the globe.

Read more below from Seiler on the ideas behind the project.

ELLE Ad Takeover photo by Sceneinnyc.blogspot.com

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‘The Genuine Anti-Cool’ – Backwoods Gallery

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Backwoods Gallery will be kicking off the 2015 calendar with a huge 5-year retrospective exhibition; ‘The Genuine Anti-Cool’ curated by Sean Carroll and featuring Backwoods artists.

The exhibition will also include some never before seen pieces. Featuring; Shun Kawakami, James Reka, Stabs, Miso, Ghostpatrol, Slicer, TwoOne, Shohei Otomo, Shohei Takasaki, Lush, Fred Fowler, Yusk Imai, Jun Inoue, Stephen Ives and Shida.

‘The Genuine Anti-Cool’ will be a unique insight into the current state of Australia’s maturing street art and urban contemporary scene. Backwoods Gallery will also be using the exhibition to present their latest book, ‘The Genuine Anti-Cool.’

Friday 6 February, 6pm. Backwoods Gallery.

‘Rise and Fall’ – Meggs at StolenSpace Gallery

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StolenSpace Gallery presents ‘Rise and Fall’ a satirical solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Meggs. Following his residency and sold-out show at Inner State Gallery in Detroit last September, where he painted his largest mural to date at over 6,000 square feet, Meggs continues his perpetual fascination with dualism, urban decay, and finding beauty in tragedy. ‘Rise and Fall’ toys with current fractures in the social fabric of urban society, such as imploding over-indulgence, fallen idols, and the detriments of pop culture.

“Through all of the manufacturing and consumerism, we have moved away from more genuine, simple ideals such as community… and perhaps things that are better for us,” Meggs explains. “You begin to realize the discontinuity of certain childhood idealisms when you become an adult.”

In ‘Rise and Fall,’ Meggs combines light and colorful imagery with his unique, expressive, and energetic style. His technical use of color and movement fuse clean, bold, illustrative elements with intuitive, textural, and free flowing design. The exhibition will feature comic influences, natural elements, pop icon mash-ups, and abstract collaging on canvas, paper, wood panels, and comic book covers.

Opening February 6 at 6pm. StolenSpace Gallery

Todd James Is Opening “Pump Pump” @ Alice Gallery

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On 22nd of January, Todd James will be back @ Alice gallery in Brussels for his second solo show with them titled “Pump Pump”. The new body of work is focused on criticizing the American way of life, by glorifying it’s values and behavior.
His colorful guache works depict a schizophrenic society, mixing together phenomenons and elements that make it specific and recognizable. By intertwining the clichés of an American happiness and hedonism with images that represent the violence and war politics, he creates a contrast that is bordering between humorous and shocking. Primarily focused on the colors and minimal shapes and forms, his works feature lots of explicit images that are “hidden” within his naive aesthetic. Naked voluptuous blondes, deadly weapons, grim reaper, wounds and blood, video games, terrorists, gangsters, are some of repeating elements that will be presented in this show which will stay on view until the end of February 2015.

ToddJames.com
AliceBXL.com

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