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VNA Issue 35 – OUT NOW!

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VNA has grown from it’s humble beginnings as a free black and white zine with the help and support of people like D*Face –who enabled the distribution of the mag at his StolenSpace gallery way back when it first started ten years ago. So it’s only fitting that 10 years on he features on the front cover – shot by Shamil Tanna – for the second time.

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The latest issue is out now and available to buy online before it hits stores next week right hurrr:
www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-35

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Inside Issue 35, you can see the philthy skills of Phill Blake, the gravity defying work of Spanish artist Cinta Vidal and the awesome muralism of Canadian young blood, Jarus.

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Also featured is the Japanese skate punk legend, Haroshi, giving an insight into the recycled skateboard sculptures he makes with heart and soul, and Croatian painter Lonac.

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From the Antipodes comes work from Japan-based Aussie artist, Mark Drew, with his blend of hip hop and remixed rap quotes over Peanuts paintings, alongside Melbourne-based Cam Scale, bringing a homegrown history of his life growing up in the bush.

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Great Dane Søren Solkær gives a look through the lens into music photography and artist portraiture and Floridian Tatiana Suarez highlights her local background and a glimpse into the world of her haunting characters.

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Last but not least are Shepard Fairey – return of one of our previous cover stars to give the lowdown on some highlights and milestones of his career – and Wayne White – master of puppets and tongue in cheek painter, fresh off the back of his latest epic show, Wayne-O-Rama, in his hometown of Chattanooga.

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www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-35

Hellion Gallery – 2nd Annual Ema Show

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Loving the latest show coming up at Hellion, featuring AJ Fosik, Maryanna Hoggatt, Eric Wert, Nosego, Ben Venom, Casey Weldon, Souther Salazar, Olivia Knapp, Jon MacNair, Mary Iverson, Robert Bowen, Jesse Hazelip, Karilise Alexander, Andrew Schoultz, Josh Keyes, Stephanie Buer, KozynDan, Zach Johnsen, Ren Sakurai, Yoskay Yamamoto, Koralie, Jean Jullien, Amandine Urruty, Nicolas Barrome, Alexone, Koleo, JM Ouvry, Haroshi, Tamaki Mori, Nino, MHAK, Renan Santos, Heather Mclean, Kojiro Ankan Takukawa, Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak, Peca, Joram Roukes, Dilka Bear, SAL Jeff P and Yu Maeda.

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www.helliongallery.com

Thinkspace x Stolenspace LAX/LHR Groupshow

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From LA to London, StolenSpace Gallery & ThinkSpace LA are joining forces to co- curate a group show in London at StolenSpace Gallery, opening Thursday 3rd September.

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With a roster of over 100 incredible artists between us, this is due to be a show to remember!

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www.thinkspacegallery.com

www.stolenspace.com

Haroshi at Stolen Space

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This self-taught artist uses the discarded remains of broken down skateboard decks to create beautiful wooden sculptures, adapting the DIY ethos of skate culture into creating works of art. With intricate mosaic patterns formed from stacked layers of coloured decks as his palate, these skateboards take on a new life as stunning art pieces in the form of skulls, figurative characters, fire hydrants, and anything else Haroshi might imagine.

For Haroshi’s first solo exhibition at StolenSpace, ‘Pain’ will reveal a new body of work which examines the effects of emotional pain, and how it can be a great motivating force in the creation of art. Haroshi, has been exploring this difficult concept in his new series of work by harnessing and repurposing painful experiences in the same way that he recycles disused objects as beautifully handcrafted sculptures. Using hundreds of disused decks in the process, each artwork is exquisitely imaginative, created with the highest level of ingenuity, impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail, calling into question ‘what is pain?’and ‘why does it exist?’

‘Pain’ is sure to be one of the most unique exhibitions of sculptural work you have ever seen. The opening reception is on 10 October 2013, where cocktails will be served courtesy of Bread Street Kitchen.