Creating art that catches the eye and draws the attention is something that artists around the world strive for, be it with size, bright colours, high impact subject matter or one-of a kind delivery, everyone wants to produce something that reaches out and grabs the audience. However, in the work of French-born artist Marchal Mithouard it could just do literally that. We got in contact for a short interview and asked him to tell us a little about himself.
We’ve just cleared out the office to make way for a whole bunch of new goodies, clothes and mags for 2015. Luckily for you guys, this includes a few Limited Edition Screenprinted back issues we found…
We will be adding a few new ones randomly, day by day, so be sure to keep checking back!
/// THE LOTTERY HAS NOW CLOSED ///
If you can’t make the London or Bristol launches, don’t worry, we will be holding a web lottery of the glitter screenprinted covers for fans all over the world, from the UK to the USA, Persia to Peru, read on to find out more…
To be in with a chance to enter, simply email your Name, Address and Phone number to: LTD@verynearlyalmost.com – with ‘VNA 26 Limited’ in the subject header.
The winners will be picked at random and contacted early next week. To make it fair, once contacted, purchases must be made within 24 hours, or the offer will be withdrawn and another person will be given the chance to buy.
VNA 26 is in stores and online now… www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-26-new
For the cover of VNA 26, we’ve returned to the UK to chat to a hugely influential artist and a bit of a personal hero of ours, Robert Del Naja, a character from the art world perhaps better known by his musical moniker; Massive Attack’s 3D. Featuring our first ever glitter screenprint, this is a milestone in VNA history and we’re pretty stoked with this collaboration with the Bristolian artist.
In VNA 26 we’ve managed to cram in large-scale muralists, fine art, graff writers who’ve transitioned to galleries, abstract art and even some skateboarding. From London and California, to New York and Penang by way of Bristol, we’ve scoured the world to bring you a mix of awesome artists we’ve just discovered alongside some of our old favourites who haven’t yet had their time to shine in VNA.
As for the cover artist, we’ve returned to the UK to chat to a hugely influential artist and a bit of a personal hero of ours, Robert Del Naja, a character from the art world perhaps better known by his musical moniker; Massive Attack’s 3D.
After our inaugural visit to Pow! Wow! Hawaii, we made the most of our contacts there, staying in touch with Augustine Kofie and going back to dig in the crates with Buff Monster. We’ve pulled out the stops to bring you some gallery talk with Jonathan LeVine, as well as crossing over to Australia to catch up with James Jirat Patradoon and Numskull.
We also feature 10101010101010101010, or Ten Ten for short, the mystical eastern styles of Calma, London-based print wizard, Aida, and US-artist, Greg Lamarche. To keep things fresh, we’ve also gone large with Lithuanian street painter Ernest Zacharevic and a little abstract too by chatting to Icelandic mark-maker, Katrin Fridriks.
Photo features focus on London, Singapore and Los Angeles, with contributions from NoLionsInEngland, Claude Crommelin, Mark Rigney, Chasing Ghosts and Birdman.
With cover shots from the talented photographer James Sharrock, we’re stepping up our game all round and pushing the boat out with no less than 4 different covers available over the next couple of weeks.
VNA 26 Is available to buy online from www.verynearlyalmost.com or you can pick up a copy in your awesome local Newsagent – we’re now stocked at WHSmith in the UK and Barnes & Noble in the USA, as well as a whole host of smaller, independent stores.
As usual, it wouldn’t be a VNA launch without a big party to celebrate the release of the LTD Editions, and this time we have another dual-city launch in both London at Lazarides Outsiders and Bristol, at Weapon Of Choice Gallery, with delicious, beery support from our buddies at NYC’s Sixpoint Brewery.
London Launch: www.facebook.com/events/456982974436187
Bristol Launch: www.facebook.com/events/672665359467071
More information to come next week!
For further information, email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Or follow us online:
3D – Web – www.lazinc.com/artist/3d – Instagram @ROBERT3DELNAJA
James Sharrock – Facebook – /jamessharrockphotographer – Instagram – @jamessharrock_photo
Head over to our shop to grab a copy here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-26-new/
Loving this sick new video – NAWER & AUGUSTINE KOFIE | FORUMATION by Radek Drozdowicz, filmed in NAWER’s native Poland.
You can catch more of Kofie’s work in the latest copy of VNA – Issue 26, alongside a whole host of other awesome artists:
Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis is something of a legend. Part and parcel of the wave of graffiti that reached out to a million youths all over the world through the medium of graffiti magazines, movies and books, he’s one man that can certainly walk the wall-talk. There’s not many interviews with anyone that’s picked up a spray-can where we don’t talk about Style Wars and Subway Art, so here’s a few words from a true school, humble pioneer.
More jump off after the jump off…
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Northern paint monkey, Chu, has decided, in some small part of his aerosole-addled brain, that painting the worlds first 3d graff piece, by hand, would be fucking awesome.
We have to agree and can’t wait to check this shit out tonight.
Check out the private view tonight at Cordy House (Curtain Rd, in that there trendy Shoreditch) and every Saturday and Sunday til 24th November.