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Blek Le Rat – Paris Urban Art Fair

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Continuing to populate the series of prints he recently launched, the godfather of stencil art, Blek Le Rat is at it again. ‘Rope Pulling’ is a numbered 
3 colour screen print on 250gsm Vélin d’Arches paper. The print is 56 x 76cm and limited to a run of only 60.

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If you’re after something a bit smaller, ‘The Crooner’ is a 2 colour print, edition of 150 on 22 x 30cm 300gsm Arches Paper.

For further information email
blekleratprint@gmail.com or head down to the inaugural Paris Urban Art Fair from 22-24 April 2016.

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Hellion Gallery – 2nd Annual Ema Show

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Loving the latest show coming up at Hellion, featuring AJ Fosik, Maryanna Hoggatt, Eric Wert, Nosego, Ben Venom, Casey Weldon, Souther Salazar, Olivia Knapp, Jon MacNair, Mary Iverson, Robert Bowen, Jesse Hazelip, Karilise Alexander, Andrew Schoultz, Josh Keyes, Stephanie Buer, KozynDan, Zach Johnsen, Ren Sakurai, Yoskay Yamamoto, Koralie, Jean Jullien, Amandine Urruty, Nicolas Barrome, Alexone, Koleo, JM Ouvry, Haroshi, Tamaki Mori, Nino, MHAK, Renan Santos, Heather Mclean, Kojiro Ankan Takukawa, Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak, Peca, Joram Roukes, Dilka Bear, SAL Jeff P and Yu Maeda.

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www.helliongallery.com

Dan Witz – Mosh Pits, Raves and One Small Orgy

In what will be his third solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Witz continues to develop his acclaimed mosh pit series while also exploring new surroundings. With a career spanning over three decades Witz has evolved from being a pioneer of the street art movement to refining a studio practice that incorporates both digital and old master techniques.

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Influenced by the work of Renaissance painters Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel, his large-
scale oil paintings of rampant crowds embody a rebellious and provocative nature that’s heightened by a stunning hyperreal aesthetic. He elaborates:

“I’m an academic realist painter, but I’m living in the 21st century, so I’m not going to be painting Roman soldiers invading, or some gothic baroque composition…The highest aspiration of an academic realist painter are these big group figure paintings, and I’m using the hardcore scene as my subject.”

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In this new series of work, Witz continues to portray the frenetic motion of mosh pits but also expands upon his usual hardcore setting in a pair of works called Brite Nite, which depict rave scenes. As their luminous title suggests this atmospheric change has fostered a tonal shift, resulting in compositions that are euphoric and less physically aggressive. Witz further develops this notion in Small Orgy, an amorphous interlocking of nude figures in the midst of experiencing different stages of ecstasy.

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While building upon established themes Witz remains true to his skillful methods of conveying light, shadow, movement and depth. Mosh Pits, Raves and One Small Orgy exemplifies his renowned trompe l’oeil artistry, as well as his ability to epitomize the primordial instincts of his subjects.

www.jonathanlevinegallery.com

www.danwitz.com

StreetArtNews – Spotlight on VNA

Huge shout outs to Rom Levy at StreetArtNews for the love on their website today – here’s a little insight into VNA and the Managing Editor behind the mag.

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Check out the link for a little background on who we are and what we do…

www.streetartnews.net/retrospectives/roland_henry_vna_word_on_the_street

LIMITED EDITION MTN AUSTRALIA CREW TEE

MTN are extremely excited to release a new limited edition MTN Australia T-shirt in collaboration with T-world.

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Photo: Nicole Reed

T-world is the only T-shirt journal in existence and this year marks their 10-year anniversary. They’ve recruited Travis Price, a local illustrator, known for his T-shirt design work worldwide. It’s not the first time Mr. Price has collaborated with T-world, having also created art for Johnny Cupcakes, REBEL8 and Santa Cruz, just to name a few. MTN now joins that list and they are beyond rapt.

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Photo: Nicole Reed

‘Buying this tee means you’re part of the CREW. We have your back and you have ours. Loyalty in the graffiti game is more important than ever and we want you to paint the town red – or whatever MTN Australia colours you choose!’ MTN AUSTRALIA

The black tee is available with a white or blue back print and a front pocket print. These T-shirts are extremely limited, so be sure to get yours while they’re hot. Run, don’t walk!

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Photo: Nicole Reed

The Machine of Man; Le Bas Interview.

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Process is the hidden side of greatness, the unseen pathways and effort that only the artist themselves understand. In graffiti and street art, this process can be seen as deceptively simple – a strict copying of one thing onto another whose only real change is medium…but not Le Bas. An openness towards how different types of media can aide his practice define Le Bas’ work, his forms a fluid and colourful recognition of the artistic conversation between analog and digital.

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HORFEE x SAEIO

From March 10th to March 25 HORFEE, the artists SAEIO and Antoine HORFEE, decided to play a trick together, being old companions that they are. The exhibition will be hosted by two different locations : the Arts sans Frontière, a cultural space booked especially for the occasion, and the Galerie P38 where the exhibition will take place until April 25th.

Pages from press release

The Game, as a vector of new perceptions, like a way to transcend the codes and the established order, by freeing itself from a dictated view. The Game as jubilation, as sharing, as a fight against the boredom, thrown to the face of the world. The Game as a tool to create our own rules, like a hand stretched towards the Elsewhere, beyond the boundaries of language, beyond everything, in the infinite space of what we call, the fringes of society. The Game as a dramatization of oneself. To see the world as an abyss, to suddenly take ourselves seriously and remain that way. A boundless game, with unlimited materials, colors or techniques. A flashback to the savagery of childhood, and its innocence mostly.