Last month Barcelona based artist Miss Van came to visit sunny Los Angeles, CA and found a mysterious looking store on Fairfax Blvd. she wanted to paint. After a friendly exchange of words with Palace Costume, which is an old cinema costume shop usually closed to the public, she invited her friends over to paint the blank front walls. LA based artists Esao Andrews, Victor Castillo and Dan Quintana came to add their work that is usually seen on canvas so it was nice to see their work on a different medium. Once finished Dan, Esao, and Miss Van had a fun time exploring the inside of the costume shop that lead to some hilarious photos on the roof top of the shop. Check out the video and photos by Birdman.
For those of you who missed it, Anthony Lister recently held a whirlwind class at Work-Shop Sydney, ‘Adventures with Anthony Lister’. The video below gives you a sneak peek at what went down.
Melbourne, now it’s your turn but with a twist. Deb’s ‘Day of the DEB’ on 26 April at Work-Shop Melbourne’s new digs sounds too good to miss. You have been warned….
The hardworking crew behind POW! WOW! Hawaii just wrapped up their official recap video for this years event. Showing on wall and behind the walls action by the participating artists, this video captures the essence of this world wide famous festival and its unique vibe. Shot from the ground, cherry pickers and drones, the flick gives an unique chance to see artists such as Doze Green, Strok, Natalia Rak, Case Maclaim, Hot Tea, Fafi, Kevin Lyons and many more, getting their work done under the tropical sun. With artists like Olek, Maya Hayuk or Tristan Eaton talking about their personal experiences and the distinctive atmosphere they experienced during their stay in the paradise, this video is great way to round up another successful edition and start warming up for the next years event.
Damo: Who is Unwell Bunny? Can you talk us through your distinctive style?
UB: Unwell Bunny is the artistic alter ego of Ed Bechervaise, and an energetic free flowing artistic philosophy which is always evolving. The style I’d describe as hyper subversive urban pop, its a fluid clash of borrowed images, graffiti, and emotional narrative. Its full of energy and iconography and is a commentary on the time we live in.
Check out the below sneak peak of Unwell Bunny’s upcoming Paris exhibition and documentary…
Stephen Ives – ‘Bleak’- opening Friday March 20 from 6-9pm and on display until Sunday April 5 at Backwoods Gallery. Second show ‘Fragment’ opens April 3.
Clemens Behr is a German artist who creates site-specific complex sculptural installations composed of discarded materials and imposing geometric murals that reflect the architecture of the surrounding environment. He will be creating an installation at Backwoods Gallery to demonstrate the use of camouflage for the documentary film ‘Dazzle: The Hidden Story of Camouflage’.
The installation will be open for one weekend only, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March from 12 – 6pm at Backwoods Gallery.
More and more Street Artists and Graffiti Writers find their way into the professional art world. They create a whole new market that grows with the interests of prominent buyers like Pharell or Swizz Beatz. At the same time these two worlds still seem very seperated and only a view Street-Artists are recognized by the Fine Art scene and galleries. During last years Art Basel week in Miami we met Revok, Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson, talked about their view on their own development and heard some interesting tips to make a career in the art world.
Bom K recently introduced first edition of 100% handmade Aérotik sculptures. Based on characters that have been present in his works on walls, paper and canvas for years, this is the first time they are appearing in 3D.
From drill sculpting, polishing, spray or brush painting to packaging, these collectible figures are fully studio-made creations. Releasing in Pink and Black version, each in edition of 25 pieces, these will be available on February 26th at 6pm CET @ BomK’s official website.
Danish photographer Søren Solkær has put together one of the finest books of artist portraiture we’ve see in a long time! Featuring over 130 portraits of the worlds leading artists and some of the hottest new talent, this incredible book has everyone from Seen, Dabs Myla, ELLE, Shepard Fairey, Lady Pink, Swoon, Invader, London Police, Vexta and more…
Taken over 3 years, in 13 cities, the book will be launched alongside international exhibitions. We’re pretty excited.