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THE DEEPEST DEPTHS OF THE BURROW – Nychos x Christian Fischer

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…

VNA 32 is here!

VNA 32 is hot off the press!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Repping it hard for the girls, Polish painter Natalia Rak demonstrates her enviable skills across multiple mediums, from canvas to concrete.

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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.

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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.

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1xRUN – Murals In The Market Artist Show

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.

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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.

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Urban Nation Berlin – PM6 Photo Roundup

Our main man Henrik ‘Lamar’ Haven was out in Berlin for the latest installation of Urban Nation’s ‘Project M’ series, curated by Jonathan LeVine. Featuring work from DAN WITZ, DALEAST, JEFF SOTO, NYCHOS, OLEK, SANER, ONUR, WES21, ALO, SOKAR UNO, CANVAZ.

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“Paper Party 2” @ Richard & Le Feuvre Gallery

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Richard & Le Feuvre is a new gallery opening in Geneve, Switzerland with a big group show titled Paper Party 2. Exhibiting around 50 original works on paper by 11 artists from all over the globe, the idea of this show is to present the diversity of urban and graffiti related art to the local art lovers.

With most of the featured artists having strong roots in graffiti movement, this exhibition shows the variety of styles and directions that it can lead to.  The strong lineup consisting of known names that never exhibited before, is the proven recipe for a successful exhibit.

From the abstract graffiti of Mist, the surrealistic comic like works of Alexöne Dizac, Jeff Soto‘s low brow inspired works, steampunk imagery of Pixel Pancho, Sowat‘s abstract calligraphy style, the pop explosions of Andrew McAttee, the wide range of styles and works guarantee an interesting install and show.

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Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2013

Bit late on this one, but here’s a round-up of Pow! Wow! creative festival in Hawaii 2013.

Originally founded several years back in Hong Kong, POW! WOW! was brought to Hawaii in hopes of offering a more hands-on approach to exploring art and engaging the community. This year’s artists include Dabs Myla, Askew, Mark Bode, 123KLAN, Rone, Meggs, Yoskay Yamamoto, SLICK, Woes Martin, Roid, Shark Toof, Jeff Soto, Hannah Stouffer, Apex, Poesia and many more.

VNA will be there for the next one in Feb 2014 to give you a full rundown…

www.powwowhawaii.com

New prints from Jeff Soto

Jeff Soto will release two timed prints with partner Prints On Wood this Friday at midnight.

“Fire” is a 6″ x 6″ wood print that starts a new series based on the Ancient Elements. “Night Owl” is a 12″ x 15″ print that is the companion piece to Soto’s “Snow Owl” print from 2011. Both will be available on Black Friday, this coming Friday at www.printsonwood.com.

Soto will release his “Sotofish III” on “Cyber Monday” December 2nd on www.stormcloudz.com.

More info on prices and details of the prints can be found on the websites respectively.

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Jeff Soto's gig screenprints

I’ve been a huge fan of screenprinted gig posters  for many years taking in the like of Coop, Frank Kozik and Tara McPherson. So here’s something a little different for Monday morning – Jeff Soto’s screenprinted gig posters. The Cali native has been doing more of these over the last six months for the likes of Faith, Eddie Vedder and The Black Keys (sadly sold out…gutted!).

The Faith No More screenprint is still available here for $50, while the stunning Soundgarden print is for sale over on Jeff’s Potato Stamp site. More of this please Mr Soto!