The Art Union is proud to present the second edition of WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY – a group exhibition featuring artworks by 80 Berlin based artists at Alte Münze in Berlin-Mitte. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 19:00 – 23:00 h. After the successful premiere in 2016, the exhibition format will be shown from April 22nd – May 1st, 2017.
GIVE CROHN’S A SLAP FROM ME (GCASFM) is a collaborative project founded by Matt
Strutt aka Cheffo31, to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease, with the help of some of the world’s most prolific graffiti artists, street artists and illustrators. Armed with a stack of 2000 USPS labels for artists to draw on, our aim is to turn these artistic interpretations of the title Give Crohn’s A Slap From Me, into a limited edition book
which will raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. With new team members on board, designers Moose & Yeti, Andre Leitão and Joana Morgado, ex-VNA writer Ro Elfberg and media whizz Jack Shearring, the project is stronger than ever. Over 70 artists are now involved, we have a successful live art event under our belt and growing coverage of the project, we’re already slapping Crohn’s left, right and centre.. and we’ve only just begun.
THE DEEPEST DEPTHS OF THE BURROW – A Documentary about Lifestyle, Art and Subculture
Nychos is an illustrator, Urban Art- and Graffiti artist, who became known with his street concept RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT (REM) 10 years ago. The icon of the movement is a white rabbit, which has been breeding since then and has been popping up in the streets all over the globe for the past decade. This is exactly what Nychos thrives for – he travels the world to spread his art and his REM concept.
Within the last two years Nychos was accompanied by filmmaker Christian Fischer who recorded these journeys to create a full length movie. ‘The Deepest Depths Of The Burrow’ is a documentary about art, lifestyle and subculture. The movie captures the experiences of Nychos and other members of RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT within the last several years. Exceeding the Austrian scene, they flew from Berlin to San Francisco to Copenhagen to Hawaii and many more places to visit artists who all provide a unique view into their (street) culture – They lead Nychos through the streets of their home cities and show them the deepest depths of their burrows.
‘Travel to paint, paint to travel’ is the motto, which runs like a golden thread throughout the entire movie – words which capture the spirit of RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT. ‘The Deepest Depths Of The Burrow’ shows images which highlight the contrasts between Urban Art and Graffiti from various angles and captures the mutual passion for Urban Art in an unique way.
Film by Christian Fischer, an Austrian production.
Narrated by: NYCHOS, the film features interviews with: BUFF MONSTER I BUSHWICK COLLECTIVE I CONE I CURTIS I DRASTROCK I DXTR I JASPER WONG I JESSE CORY I LAMOUR SUPREME I LOOK I NYCHOS I THE YOK I TRISTAN EATON I VIDAM
Featuring: 123 KLAN | ANGRY WOEBOTS I BASK I BONES I DABS AND MYLA I FRAU ISA I GALO I HRVB I INSA I JEFF SOTO I JERSEY JOE I KID CRAP I THE LONDON POLICE I LOWBROS I MADSTEEZ I MAXXER I MEGGS I REKA I RON ENGLISH I ROOKIE I SHEPARD FAIREY I SHERYO I SMITHE and more…
Trackside pieces in Copenhagen by these guys. Smashing it.
Photos by Henrik Haven.
Great pics by Henrik Haven of this duo going IN on the walls of Copenhagen, as a part of this years Galore Urban Art Festival, which takes place from Aug 15 to Aug 17.
Based in Dusseldorf, DXTR is a member of the German-Austrian crew The Weird, a talented international street art / graffiti group known for their warped and imaginative characters. Members of The Weird don’t seem to distinguish between large walls and smaller illustrations; their imagination runs wild in any available space. Global Street Art caught up with him to talk about his art and the art of not getting arrested.
Inside Dxtr’s Laboratory
My flat always looked like a laboratory, paint kettles and cans everywhere. So some friends called it Dexter‘s Laboratory, thats where the name comes from.
I have been drawing since my childhood. In 1999, at the age of 16 I got into illegal graffiti, introduced by some friends of mine – classical stuff. I really liked painting at night, but I also always focused on sketches and character based things since the beginning. Hanging out at my friends house and sketching in blackbooks was my daily routine.
In the early years I had several problems with police and at that point I focused more and more on characters, sketches and canvases. In 2006 I moved to Dusseldorf to study Communication Design at the
University of Applied Science. I finished my diploma in 2010. I’m still living and working here as a freelance illustrator alongside The Weird’s mural projects.
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