Tag Archives: Malmö

VNA 30 – Out Now

VNA 30 is here, a landmark issue for us, it deserved an extra special artist for the cover – no less than Leonard McGurr, aka Futura, the artist formerly known as Futura2000.


To get your copy – you can pick one up at your local independent newsagent, national WHSmith’s in the UK, Barnes & Noble stores in the US and of course, online here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-30


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Spraying Bricks – ARTSCAPE MALMÖ 2014 – ABOVE

Spraying Bricks are BACK with this coverage of ABOVE at ARTSCAPE MALMÖ 2014

ARTSCAPE – is Sweden’s first ever street art festival. Spraying Bricks were fortunate enough to be invited out to Malmö for this historic affair. We caught up with Above whilst out there, painting a monstrous wall. He is the first of our ARTSCAPE series. This is the making of his piece METAMORPHOSIS

Above was born in California in 1981 and has been creating art in the streets since 1995. He is known for his multi-layer, full colour stencils, spinning wooden arrow-shaped kinetic art installations, and large text-based painted murals.

Above’s artworks regardless of medium usually have a strong message or awareness about social, political or international current events. Above began painting graffiti on freight trains in California in 1995. At the age of 19, Above moved to Paris, France, where he started painting his, decade long, trademark arrow icon pointing ‘above’.



Artscape – Exploration: Future – Malmö, Sweden

Street art has reached a tipping point and everyone agrees that things are about to change in a big way… But what will happen next?
Artscape – Exploration: Future invites a group of experts and thinkers to discuss what the future might hold for our generation’s most popular art form.

Among the guests are:
Fernando Frances Snr. – Director, CAC Málaga
Peter Bengtsen – PhD candidate, Lund University
Fernando Frances Jr. – Curator, MAUS MÁLAGA
Jacob Kimvall – PhD candiate, Stockholm University
Lee Bofkin – Founder of Global Street Art

The event will be live streamed through Bambuser: www.bambuser.com/channel/Artscape and on the website: www.artscape.se

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1499132896969595