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Articruz and Marion Gallery present SPECTRA

Selina Miles at the helm for this awesome little movie about some awesome little (big) artists… Nelio, 1010, Cisco Merel and Felipe Pantone go wild in the playground of Articruz workshop, in association with Marion Gallery.

All of the artists were trained in design and arose from the world of graffiti and street art, watch this for their explorative 3D creations.

(subtitles for those wot don’t speak nuffink uvver than Inglish)

To Find Authenticity; Saber Interview

 

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One of the most passionate, articulate and important individuals ever to grace an art form Saber needs very little introduction, his intricate and giant style find form in everything from pure abstraction to confrontational political action. Whilst the glory days of record breaking pieces may be behind him, he retains an honesty whose clarity is a cutting as ever. I had the pleasure of speaking to him about progress, parenthood and politics.

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TWOONE – Print Release

TWOONE teamed up with Urban Spree and Mother Drucker to produce an exceptional hand painted screen print using only traditional techniques.

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Hunted Hunter’s Head-Panther is a large format 4 colors screen print in a limited edition run of only 25 copies.

The print will be released on March 15th, 10:00 C.E.T.

For more information check:

www.urbanspree.com/shop/home/685-hunted-hunter-s-head-panther.html

Jason Parker – ‘Room with a View’

I close the door behind me, lock it, then deadlock it. I’ve already put out the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign. The
room is large, empty, save for a small desk that sits in the center. I make my way to the window to take in the view, I am greeted by a familiar sight, the scene below born 27 years ago, changing daily. Untarnished views that stretch to a horizon that is ever growing, structures fall, new ones erected, I take it all in. On top of the desk sits a small stack of paper, a pencil and a modest lamp. I flick the switch on the lamp basking the desk in a warm yellow glow, the walls catch a small amount of light, walls not built with steel and concrete but with experiences, emotions, and insight. I take one last look at the view, take a seat and draw.

Opening at Melbourne’s ‘Off the Kerb Gallery’ on 18 March from 6pm and on show until 31 March 2016

Felipe Pantone Interview – The Grifters

In the first of a new series of videos entitled INFLVENCERS, well known collective The Grifters speak to Argentinian graffiti / kinetic artist Felipe Pantone on his work and life ahead of the release of his new book ‘Race Flag’. The book is a collaborative project between Felipe and photographer Omar Quiñones, a conversation through images in which both question and answer are supplied via a visual medium. In this way the book opens up connections and experiences via abstraction through previously unconnected forms. The limited edition book will be released on the 22nd February at 10am (GMT + 1) and is available from The Grifters online store 

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CLET – Street Interventions

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CLET (Brittany, 1966) is an Italian artist with Breton origins working in the urban context with installations over buildings and (always removable) modifications to road signs.
The artist’s main purpose is to actively claw back public spaces.

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“Let the good times roll” by Johan Moorman in Heerlen, NL

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Hard working people from HeerlenMurals project in The Netherlands had another successful year in 2015. After new interventions and murals by 1010, Dourone, Felipe Pantone, Millo, etc, they recently wrapped up a fresh new piece by Johan Moorman from Eindhoven.

The mural is inspired by the mining history of the region, the heavy industry and it’s monotone architecture. The building that Moorman worked on is from the 60’s, and has many rims and edges, glass and pebble, which made it challenging to work. But, the artist got around to wrapping those elements with his graphic imagery, creating a cartoon like retro-futuristic setting. Using limited color palette and basic patterns, the finished mural plays with perspective while utilizing the given architectural elements as essential part of the work. Along with bright colors, the artist thought the people could use more uplifting elements so he added the text ‘Let The Good Times Roll’ to complete the piece.

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Mik Shida x Zheani Sparkes

This is the first collaboration between Mik Shida & Zheani Sparkes.
The magic properties in Z’s marks translated into wearable art by shida. Proceeds will go towards funding an independent Australian film production.

The film will be a contemporary tragedy situated within the frame of Australia’s traditional “Lad” sub culture. It addresses the power dynamics at play between homeless youth and seeks to shine a light on a social issue that is rarely addressed.

www.mikshida.com

Brandalism – Black Friday Ad Takeover – Paris COP21

Over 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climate talks were installed in advertising spaces across Paris last night – ahead of the United Nations summit beginning this Monday.

Amidst the French state of emergency banning all public gatherings following the terrorist attacks on 13 November in Paris, the Brandalism project has worked with Parisians to insert unauthorised artworks across the city that aim to highlight the links between advertising, consumerism, fossil fuel dependency and climate change.

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