One of Australia’s most in-demand street artists, Fintan Magee, has taken his art to an entirely new level with his latest five-storey portrait, which is now one of Sydney’s tallest city murals.
A series of facts of varying importance on the topic of Felipe Pantone.
Felipe Pantone is a contemporary slash kinetic slash graffiti artist living in Valencia, Spain. Selina Miles is a video director from Brisbane, Australia. Together, they celebrate their love of the internet and facts in this short film, directed and edited by Selina Miles.
Felipe Pantone’s body of work spans from graffiti to kinetic art. Strong contrasts, vivid colors, effects, and the use of mixed medium and varied technique combine to impact strongly on the viewer. What really intrigues is not the striking nature of his work, but the artist’s journey to discover this aesthetic. We live in a time where more images are produced than can possibly be seen, and the impetus for an artist to stand out from the others is stronger than ever. Information flows at an exponentially increasing rate, a leitmotif recurrent in Felipe Pantone’s compositions, his hyperactivity, working methods and his constant traveling around the world.
It was during this travel he met Selina Miles, an Australian filmmaker who specializes in documenting graffiti and street art. With a deep love for new techniques, camera tricks and fast-paced, energetic short films, Selina accepted Felipe’s challenge of cramming as much information as possible into a 5 minute film.
‘Stereodynamica’ by Felipe Pantone opens at Backwoods Gallery Friday October 16th from 6pm.
Goodspace is proud to present ‘Mistake Mansion’ – a solo exhibition by Sean Morris, and the launch of his first printed collection of drawings in 2 years.
‘Mistake Mansion’ is a 24 page tribute to leather-clad outsider culture and good times in dark places, risograph printed by Caldera Press. It will be available on opening night,
accompanied by large-scale print work and a series of animated projections.
Originally from Perth but currently based in Melbourne, Sean Morris has exhibited and published artwork all over the world, including solo shows in London and Madrid.
This is his first ever solo outing in Sydney.
Books will be listed for sale on seanmorris.bigcartel.com on Wednesday.
After a sold out show in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane, everyone’s favourite vandal, and recent Banksy collaborator, Lush has launched a limited selection of originals through Backwoods Gallery. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check below to see what went down at the show!
Thanks to The Powers That Be, we managed to
sneak into get a VIP tour of Dismaland at the weekend. This is what it looked like…
Over the last decade Just Another has been collecting a diverse range of artwork from a myriad of emerging and established artists from across the globe. Now is not only your chance to check out a portion of it, but you could also purchase a piece and end up owning a part of history!
Showing a range of work from some of the world’s best artists head down to the Just Another Project Space in Melbourne, this Thursday 6 August, to check it out!
Part three in our ongoing ‘Post-Graffiti Pacific’ roles out today, with a comprehensive chat with artist Benjamin Work. Benjamin is of mixed Scottish and Tongan ancestry, and intially struggled to find a sense of belonging and gravitated towards the pop-cultural influences emanating from Los Angeles in the 1990s, such as skate, fashion, gang and graffiti culture. Today, Benjamin’s journey to learn more about his Tongan ancestry has led him to discover images of antique Tongan weapons finely carved with often overlooked symbols of warriors and royalty. These key figures in motion, form the majority of Benjamin’s works with strength and power and occasionally, the Lupe, a pacific bird of peace, feature in his works. He continues to explore the power of kula (red) and uli (black) and their connections to titles, Christian beliefs and youth gangs in Tongan thinking and practice.
Damo: What does it mean to you to be part of ‘Post-Graffiti Pacific’?
Benjamin: It’s a statement from a group of creatives that marks a place in time (tā) and space (vā). We are situated in a unique and rich part of the globe that has been subject to many misconceptions throughout the ages, so we are one part of that voice telling our stories from this region of the world. Just like our forefathers who were explorers venturing into uncharted waters, also with us, as we explore what it looks like to be Post graffiti in the Pacific Region.
Post-Graffiti Pacific is not just another graffiti exhibition. It’s a statement and a definition – a bold assertion of language, history, culture, expression and the significance of place in art making. Curator Olivia Laita and her line-up of seven leading Post-Graffiti Pacific artists are proposing, with conviction, the dawn of a new movement in art.
Post-Graffiti Pacific seeks to clarify the way we discuss urban contemporary art. Today’s urban contemporary artists have evolved to straddle the divide between public and studio practice and terms like ‘graffiti’ and ‘street art’ have become insufficient to describe their activities and motivations. ‘Post-Graffiti’ is now a recognised term, used to describe the work of artists whose backgrounds in graffiti inform their professional artistic practice.
Mysterious Al is a street artist from London, UK. His current solo show ‘How to Live Forever’ is an introspective on leaving a lasting impression on this earth… On living forever.
The work continues Al’s exploration of tribal masks and paintings, this time using contemporary colours and methods. It questions time-travel, self-reflection and human mortality; all in Al’s playful yet satirical style.
“Making this body of work has been like falling in love. Painting walls is fun, but leaving a lasting positive impression on the earth is the ultimate up”.
‘How to Live Forever’ runs at No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne from 21-26 July with an opening party 23rd July.
Melbourne artist Shawn Lu is an artist who creates scenes inspired by modern folk-lore and urban legend. Practicing mainly as an illustrator, his detailed pen and ink drawings are reminiscent of etchings by Gustave Dore. He has created his most recent mural, ‘The Biker,’ outside Juddy Roller Studios in Melbourne, Australia. Completed over three days using house-hold acrylic paint and a brush, allowed for the level of detail indicative of Shawn’s drawing style.
The video gives an insight into Shawn’s process and development of the mural, beginning with his sketch and concluding with a time-lapse of the mural being completed.
‘The Biker’ resonates the feeling of wanting to escape to nowhere in particular, and having gotten there enjoying a quiet reflective moment.