This is a self-published print release with the aim of creating a new series of work produced at affordable prices for everyone. The concept of this piece is based on people watching and some of the characters racing around London engrossed in their own lives and agendas.
Reka is an Australian artist, now based in Berlin. His style is iconic already, but he still considers himself to be at the early stages of his career. We caught up with him at his Berlin studio while he was working on his latest show opening at Stolenspace Gallery, in London’s East End on Thursday 11th September.
VNA 27 is in stores now! You can buy online, or at any of our stockists worldwide, including WHSmiths and Barnes & Noble.
Proving that print is definitely not dead, we bring you the best of the worlds street art and graffiti scene in another jam-packed mag fresh from the London-based team.
Our cover artist, Aryz (pronounced ‘Arriz,’ for the record) is one of the youngest, most talented large-scale mural painters of his generation. He’s a total monster when it comes to the sheer size of his work, so we were stupidly excited when he agreed to do a cover feature.
Following a successful 2013, where he achieved the highest ever auction record for an Australian street artist, Luke Cornish will again use his desire to bring social awareness and change through his work. Charlie Foxtrot, in his latest exhibition to be held at Metro Gallery in Armadale Victoria opening on 12 June 2014, will be opened by controversial Catholic Priest, Father Bob Maguire.
The exhibition follows Cornish’s journey to the Middle East where he wanted to gain access to Syria to photograph the ongoing civil war and highlight its humanitarian impact.
Street art and campaigning are age-old buddies; having gone hand in hand since their gestation and covering a range of topics, from political propaganda to raising awareness against media takeover. However one artist is bringing things a great deal closer to home alongside a slightly offbeat subject. For the past year London-based ATM has been re-inhabiting rundown areas of the capital with the ghosts of times gone by in the form of its forgotten bird species. Having recently featured in some of the big dogs of mainstream media, we put Jodie on the case to see what all the flapping was about. Excuse the pun.
To coincide with Sickboy’s technicolour transformation of The Outsiders London, the multi-disciplinary street artist has planned an extra curricular summer activity in the form of an exclusive Sickboy Treasure Hunt.
The weekend hunt will kick off this Friday 18th July with five laser-etched Sickboy coffins up for grabs, packed with artist ephemera, original sketches, exclusive Sickboy sticker packs and cosmic curio. The bespoke coffins, which are signed and numbered by the artist, will be buried in multiple locations around the capital marked with a Sickboy temple flag.
Secret location maps and further information regarding how to claim your treasure will be released Friday morning … watch this space and get those shovels ready!
Make It Last Forever runs from Friday 25th July until 30th August at The Outsiders London.
Film courtesy of Sickboy and Mark Warrington.
Opening in August, the House of Vans in London will be the physical manifestation of the culture and creativity that have defined the Vans brand since 1966. Always embracing and fuelling creative expression through art, music, skateboarding, BMX, street culture and fashion; the space offers a solid platform for the local communities to experience and engage with Vans’ ‘Off The Wall’ spirit. With creative expression at the forefront; The House of Vans London will showcase an art gallery, a VansLab artist incubator space, cinema, live music venue, premium café and bars, gifting suite and skater built and designed concrete bowl, mini ramp and street course.
Mere hours after hopping off a London-bound flight from Montreal, Puerto Rican animal-splicing artist Alexis Diaz got talking to VNA’s Jodie about how things are looking for his rapidly expanding career. Having made a splash in London’s Shoreditch area last year with his iconic Octophant, Alexis let us in on his upcoming plans for his current return visit and gave us an update on how things are shaping up in the street art scene of his home country.
Our favourite reptilian representer, Rowdy, has been at it again, making this awesome new animated vid of his crocodilian creations with the guys from Treatment Worx.
The Urban Nation guys have just dropped this killer video round up of the latest installment of Project M, part 4, curated by ThinkSpace’s Andrew Hosner.
Our man Henrik Haven has been documenting all the new window installations at Europe’s awesome upcoming urban art museum, Urban Nation by Curiot, Nosego, Alexis Dias, Andrew Schoultz, Word To Mother, C215, Low Bros, Glenn Barr, Joao Ruas, Fernando Chamarelli.