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Sleep Alone – Jamie Preisz

Australian artist, Jamie Preisz’s solo show opens in November in Paris, France. He explains more about his latest body of work in his artist statement: “As an artist I work hard to create paintings that explore the individual experience of both conscious and subconscious fear, lust and anxiety. Hoping to define these experiences in a way that my audience can identify with too. Before I begin a new work or series I try to connect to the root of these themes through my own reflective thought and research in literature or philosophy to consolidate the perspectives that have come before me.”

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“This series led me into the surrealist writing and philosophy of George Bataille namely his novel “The Story of the Eye” which is complemented by of Rowland S. Howard. Bataille informed the subconscious themes in this series through the use of beauty and symbolism in the macabre; whilst Rowland’s work created a sense of self discovery and authenticity in confronting one’s own fears and anxieties.”

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“My work challenges the use of iconography in the subconscious as a collective symbolism.I believe that the subconscious is a distinct and personal part of one’s self and one motif or icon will hold a different meaning for every individual; This experience of the subconscious relates directly to my own experience allowing me to visualise my own symbolism and motifs without the weighted implication of other visual artists previous use of iconography.”

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“The morbid themes in the work explored are not intended to leave the audience morose or dispirited, rather in facing these fears I, and hopefully the audience, can take a step away from anxiety of these themes, which in turn is a step towards love and acceptance.”

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The show opens 7pm Thursday the 6th of Nov at 56 rue Notre Dame De Nazareth, Paris.

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Wax Wars Wrap Party

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Crown St. Cut Collective, RANE and SAILOR JERRY present WAX WARS CANVAS EXHIBITION – AUCTION & BATTLE WRAP PARTY. The party kicks off on Wednesday the 25th of Sept at WESTSYDE CONNECTION, as part of the opening night of Sydney Art & About festival.

Since we had so many peeps hitting us up wanting to buy the awesome canvases that the WAX WARS paint crew did for us at the WAX WARS battles and we love any excuse to have a Scratch Party, we decided to hold an exhibition / AUCTION and have a Battle Wrap Party!! Along with all the WAX WARS Battle DJ’s and CROWN ST. CUT COLLECTIVE having an all-in Mass Scratch Battle Jam, they will cutting up a storm in the Pirate Radio Booth, while the Westsyde Connection skate crew tear up the mini halfpipe!

For anyone who missed out or slept on the CSCC and WAX WARS Merch – Tee’s, sweaters and slipmats, we will have the whole range available to buy on the night. Along with all this we will have a keg from Young Henry’s which we’ll be serving you free Beers and some dark & stormy SAILOR JERRY’S to keep you from dying of thirst, it all goes down from 6:30pm…PEACE!

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Bafcat x The Dirt present: YOUNG BLOOD

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This October long weekend, two young artists are showcasing not only their works, but holding a workshop where they will inspire others to do the same. We have 2 tickets to give away for the workshop, as well as 1 ltd edition signed print from The Dirt.

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Wax Wars – Battle 5 – feat. Alex Lehours

Sydney’s finest DJ scratch battle, Wax Wars, swings into it’s 5th phase this Thursday at Name This Bar. This week sees Alex Lehours painting live while Clockwerk and Zero slug it out for a chance at the title.

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