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Seasons of Change – ‘Illmatic’

‘Seasons of Change’ has been showcasing local and international artists at Melbourne’s Revolver for over six years. The elements of each event are dictated by the artists, however all feature a large scale mural and a one night only exhibition.

This Friday 2nd June, Seasons of Change presents ‘Illmatic.’ Spearheaded by Poise, ‘Illmatic’ has VNA’s good friend p1xels shadow Style, Marine and Poise on a secret Melbourne mission. Canvases and photographic prints (signed by all members of the mission) will be available at the show.

For those not lucky enough to be able to attend the event, we have got your back! Featured below are several exclusive photos from p1xels and bios on some of the characters involved in the mission.

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‘I started in 1995 after finding Hype Magazine that was Australian produced, and finally the book ‘Subway Art’ that I stole from my local library and soon became my bible.

Since then I’ve joined crews such as TSF and CKA both of which have long histories in the Melbourne graffiti scene, and with CKA being a local crew to me and where I grew up, I lived and breathed their graffiti everyday via trains/train lines, and local secret walls that were covered in master pieces. This is something to this day, still drives me to be better.

I’m lucky enough to have travelled with my work and met some of best friends networking within the graffiti scene. Places such as NYC and Canada are personal favourites.

Currently still in Melbourne and painting, doing shows, and pushing my work/style forward.’

MARINE.ONE CKA.TSF 

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Ian Strange aka Kid Zoom – LANDED

Ian Strange, aka Kid Zoom, has just dropped the latest piece of conceptual artwork in his dystopian series of Australian homes.

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Positioned on the forecourt of the Art Gallery of South Australia, LANDED is a new site specific sculptural work commissioned for the 2014 Biennial of Australian Art.

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2014 Biennial of Australian Art
March 1st – May 11th, 2014
Art Gallery of South Australia

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RJ Rushmore – Viral Art

“What is more famous? Is it the Banksy stencil on the wall, or is it the photo of the Banksy stencil on the wall? The answer nowadays is the photo, obviously.” – Ian Strange, aka Kid Zoom.

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In the truly digital age we live in, the internet seems to hold the answer to all things, including publishing. Vandalog’s RJ Rushmore has released his first e-book, ‘Viral Art’, designed as an evolving, interactive publication that can be commented on and updated as it progresses, much in the same way as artwork in the streets evolves and conversations develop between writers and taggers on the walls.

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More than just a simple history of street art, this book tackles the subject of how communication and technology have developed in sync. The release covers a broad range of topics, including the increasing reliance we have on the internet, the ways in which technology has diminished the distance between artists and ideas, the adaptations and developments of the art-form and an exploration of what lies ahead for graffiti and street art.

Complete with a moving .GIF cover, you can read and download it here:

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Insomniaks – Ignore Mainstream

The IM crew, aka The Insomniaks, formed in 2003 in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia. The members have been collectively and solely active in the graffiti and art world since then and have been part of major events and exhibitions each year around Sydney & Australia selling out artworks at previous exhibitions.

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A Study Of Eyes

“A Study Of” is a decade-long project by curator Alexander Mitchell aiming to create an archive of anatomical and artistic studies by the world’s leading contemporary artists. The project was launched last year with “A Study Of Hands.”

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Kid Zoom – I’m Lovin’ It Prints

Kid Zoom, aka Ian Strange, has just released a new hand finished print. “I’m Lovin’ It”.

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The aerosol and acrylic giclée print is layered onto 360 GSM archival stock. Each print is a one-off and is hand finished, signed and numbered in an edition of only 20.

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Because each print is unique, Zoom has created a catalogue, to order your copy, email sales@backwoodsgallery.com

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‘Empty-Nursery Blue’ – Adrian Doyle

So, there’s been a few small controversies blowing up on social networking sites this week (and it’s only Tuesday). If we can skip over celebrity facial reactions to Miley Cyrus twerking with her tongue out and the relatively insignificant matter of the US-funded chemical weapons in Syria, we arrive at the gravity of the situation that is Adrian Doyle’s ‘Empty-Nursery Blue’.

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Video of the Day: Suburban – Ian Strange (Kid Zoom)

SUBURBAN is a multifaceted photography, film and installation exhibition created by artist Ian Strange.

Over a two year period Strange worked with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film eight site specific interventions incorporating suburban homes. The recording of these interventions through film and photographic documentation forms the basis of new a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 26 and a short-film which will be released in late 2013.

Ian Strange: SUBURBAN from Ian Strange [KID ZOOM] on Vimeo.