SAN DIEGO, California – PangeaSeed Foundation, in collaboration with Cohort Collective, Surfrider Foundation and Kaaboo Del Mar, just wrapped it up their 2nd edition of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans mural festival in San Diego.
JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews will be curating the Urban Nation Berlin notorious signature event Project M/9.
Invited by URBAN NATION Museum For Urban Contemporary Art Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavours to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy have selected 6 international acclaimed artists to create murals at the future museum building in the Bülowstrasse 7 in Berlin-Schöneberg. The painting week will be finalized with the group exhibition “Colors” showcasing the works of in 12 amazing artists from all over the world on Saturday, June 11th at the URBAN NATION headquarters.
Bicicleta Sem Freio (mural)
Okuda San Miguel
Non-profit organization PangeaSeed Foundation is continuing their worthy cause to harness the power of art, science and creativity to generate awareness, stimulate dialogue, change perception, and inspire positive change around pressing ocean environmental issues. Their newest edition of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans, which focus on overfishing, plastics and pollution, global climate change and habitat loss through production of large-scale murals, will be taking place from March 11-20, 2016, in New Zealand.
For this event 29 renowned contemporary artists from across the world and New Zealand will beautify Napier’s streetscape and highlight marine environmental issues relevant to the local community. Bringing this unique project to the home to numerous endangered endemic species of flora and fauna both on land and in the ocean, the mural painting will be accompanied by educational field excursions and cultural tours for the artists, a public art exhibition, film screenings, and live art demonstrations. The list of participating artists include Aaron Glasson, Askew, Cinzah, Dirty Bandits, Faith47, Jason Botkin, Meggs, Phibs, Twoone and many more.
VNA 32 is hot off the press!
Our much-celebrated cover is from Japanese-American artist Audrey Kawasaki. A firm favourite of ours for a long time, she blends together a beautiful mix of delicate female forms with a dark manga influence. Incorporating Art Nouveau-inspired pattern work, wood grain and soft colours with subtly tortuous and erotic undertones her exotic hyperrealism is otherworldly.
This issue’s Diggin’ In The Crates sees the return of the hugely talented Jeff Soto to give us the rundown on some of the highlights of his extensive career and some of the directions he has explored over the course of his professional life.
Cute French couple Ella & Pitr give us a glimpse of their amazing partnership of eight years, showing how they double up on their creativity, travelling worldwide to paint while still holding it down as parents.
Dipping deep into the Antipodean pond, we look at the amazing, huge murals of Aussie, Fintan Magee and look through the refined lens of Nicole Reed’s camera. While we’re out that way we also hunker down with New Zealander Askew to chat about Pacific Island life and world politics.
Our main men in London, photographers Claude Crommelin, Mark Rigney of Hookedblog, NoLionsInEngland, and Paul Gray stomp the streets of London to find the finest examples of art in the streets, while Paul Green covers the Bristol scene to shine a light on the West Country.
The regular Instagram feature throws a spotlight on the slick snaps of Australian photographer, p1xels, with a nice mix of urban exploring, graffiti, architecture, inside and outside art and street scenes.
Mr Penfold holds it down for the UK, with his cartoon-style and colours as he gains confidence in his abstract illustrations. Also from the UK, we have fine pencil work from Steph Morris, getting freaky over sneakers as she shares her obsession.
Repping it hard for the girls, Polish painter Natalia Rak demonstrates her enviable skills across multiple mediums, from canvas to concrete.
We go through the looking glass to view art from the other side with Patrick Hull of Chicago-based Vertical Gallery in our Gallery Talk feature. Staying in the US, we also have man of the land, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, with his blend of skate styles and doodled motifs. And last but not least, heading further north, we check in with Canadian Sandra Chevrier and her awesome mix of comic book and photorealistic portraiture.
All in, there’s plenty to shout about and more than enough to fill the pages of our bigger-sized pages. Get yours online and in store now.
The good folks at 1xRUN have just announced the inaugural Murals in the Market print series + original artwork exhibition, featuring 40 world-class local and international artists.
For Detroit’s first mural festival, the team at 1xRUN has been hard at work bringing together the world’s most sought after artists for two smashing exhibitions including a massive original artwork exhibition that explores the new contemporary art movement.
This was totally UNEXPECTED – huge mural event in Fort Smith, Arkansas, curated by JUSTKIDS, with murals from Vhils, D*Face, Maser, Ana Maria, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Roa and Askew.
Juddy Roller recently curated Askew, Adnate, Guido Van Helton, Rone and Mayo to collaborate on a wall stretching over the 100 metre boundary of a large power station in Collingwood, Melbourne. The project took about 4 days to complete and has quickly been regarded as one of the most important collaborative murals in Melbourne.
What happens when you bring over 100 graffiti artists together to paint one wall in one city? No, it’s not what you’re thinking. Dubai saw no punch ons or turf wars last November for the city’s ambitious attempt to break the record of the World’s Longest Graffiti Scroll.
Alongside over 100 different artists from 26 countries, the Ironlak Family made international art history by trekking their team to Dubai to take part in the painting of the record breaking scroll, measuring over 2.2km long. Created in celebration of the United Arab Emirates’ 43rd year as a country, the canvas scroll stretched across Jumeriah Beach to mark the shape of the country. The team’s efforts became a globally recognized street art and graffiti event titled ‘Rehlhatna’.
VNA catches up with Ironlak’s own TUES to chat about the crossing of graffiti artists from around the globe for a collective project.
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Here’s a few shots from the POW! WOW! Hawaii Block party that kicked off in downtown Honolulu last night. Lots of fun had by all and big ups to the sponsors and organisers for making such a great event come together! For the latest instagram updates, follow @rolyvna and @vnamagazine
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