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RONE – ‘Lumen’

Opening next week (October 24), Rone’s first show in Australia in over two year, ‘Lumen’, will include eleven large-scale portraits inside and outside of the gallery and a twelve metre high mural on the building’s adjoining ventilation tower. The space itself – an abandoned office building slated for demolition – has been transformed into a black (and blank) canvas. The artworks will be brought spectacularly to life by lighting designer, John McKissock.

“Lumen explores that pivotal moment in our lives when we realise that we need to believe in what we see [and know to be true] rather than what we’ve been told,”
“It’s that point in your life when it becomes time to think for yourself, formulate your own opinions and develop a sense of personal identity without consideration to the past or outside influences. That’s why I titled the show Lumen – thematically it’s a series of works about seeing or following the light.” Rone.

Check out the teaser video with a full version promised soon!

RONE Teaser from Robot Army on Vimeo.

Project Five – Volume Six

Project Five, an initiative of aMBUSH Gallery, is an award-winning public art initiative featuring a highly successful live art event, public art exhibition and art auction.

Each year since its inception in 2009, growing crowds of onlookers from all walks of life have gathered in Sydney’s public spaces to watch four cutting edge contemporary street artists transform blank canvases into masterpieces, right in front of their eyes.

With the arrival of Project Five Volume Six, located on the grounds of Sydney’s Darling Quarter, comes the inspiring talents of four dynamic artists – Askew One, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Alex Lehours and 23rd Key.

TwoOne – ‘OUTSIDERS’

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TwoOne is one of Australia’s leading street artists and ‘OUTSIDERS’ is a body of work completed in a new Berlin studio.

‘OUTSIDERS’ opens this Friday at 6pm (Oct 10th) at Backwoods Gallery.

TwoOne has been kind enough to chat and tell us a bit more about he exhibition and his processes. Keep reading as there is a terrific process video too!

Damo: Tell us a bit about yourself, how you got into art, and how you describe your work to someone who hasn’t been lucky enough to encounter it before:

TWOONE: I’m originally from Japan, move to Melbourne at age of 18. I then lived and started working as artist in Melbourne for 10 years. I moved to Berlin early this year.

I work with lots of different material, and form, and my style changes depending on what I use. There is loose theme that goes through my work, which is psychological portrait.
Psychological portrait is visual translation of people’s emotions, and personality, often usings animals as symbols.

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Blek le Rat | Escaping Paris

New York’s ‘The Quin Hotel’ has welcomed Blek le Rat as its artist in residence this fall with an exhibit titled, ‘Blek le Rat | Escaping Paris.’ Curated by DK Johnston, the exhibit features 10 large-scale original Blek le Rat paintings, as well as an edition of 25 unique multiples and lithography the artist is creating at the New York Academy of Art during his tenure. This ambitious exhibition of monotypes and lithography is the result of the artist’s collaboration with the team at NYAA. Presented through the Quin Arts program, Blek le Rat’s latest show opens with an invitation-only reception and artist salon at the Quin on October 8th and will be on display during fall 2014.

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Kyle Hughes-Odgers

Kyle Hughes-Odgers is an Australian visual artist. For over a decade he has exhibited and created artwork throughout Australia and internationally: New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin and Cambodia.  Damo was lucky enough to chat with Kyle at Sydney’s ‘Project 5′ and he has shared some inspirational videos.

First up we have ‘A Thousand Lights’. The concept for this work is based around an abstract aerial view of flying across the globe over Western Australia into Perth city. Abstract geometric pattern areas showcasing the environment with various colour changes from oranges, yellows of the desert to blues of the ocean and rivers. Bursts of colour highlighting life and activity within the growing metropolis of Perth and surrounding areas.
 
Keep checking back for more of Kyle’s work and an interview soon!

Kyle Hughes Odgers – A Thousand Lights (Perth Airport) from Peacock Visuals on Vimeo.

Spraying Bricks – ARTSCAPE MALMÖ 2014 – ABOVE

Spraying Bricks are BACK with this coverage of ABOVE at ARTSCAPE MALMÖ 2014

ARTSCAPE – is Sweden’s first ever street art festival. Spraying Bricks were fortunate enough to be invited out to Malmö for this historic affair. We caught up with Above whilst out there, painting a monstrous wall. He is the first of our ARTSCAPE series. This is the making of his piece METAMORPHOSIS

Above was born in California in 1981 and has been creating art in the streets since 1995. He is known for his multi-layer, full colour stencils, spinning wooden arrow-shaped kinetic art installations, and large text-based painted murals.

Above’s artworks regardless of medium usually have a strong message or awareness about social, political or international current events. Above began painting graffiti on freight trains in California in 1995. At the age of 19, Above moved to Paris, France, where he started painting his, decade long, trademark arrow icon pointing ‘above’.

@abovestudio

www.goabove.com

Kid Acne – The Birth of Hip Hop

Kid Acne has been busy blessing walls (and mics) with his latest mural, THE BIRTH OF HIP-HOP.

Commissioned by THE FESTIVAL OF THE MIND in Sheffield, it’s got a distinctive nativity feel. Here’s some more shots of his work:

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Ahh, Summertime in Sheffield.

www.kidacne.com