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Rodrigo Branco’s “Distintos Filhos” (“Distinct Family”) Series

Brazilian artist Rodrigo Branco spent last couple of months working on a comprehensive series of portraits titled “Distintos Filhos” (Distinct Family). Commissioned by MyFinBec art project, part of the the series was recently presented to public @ Paris Urban Art Fair.

Branco was born and raised in Sao Paulo, and was showing interest for art from his early age. After discovering graffiti on the streets of his hometown, he started painting in public, but soon switched from textual towards figurative work. Influenced by the visual impairment he suffered from as a kid, his abstract portraits are showing subjects as blurred patches of colors and shapes. These images are inspired by his childhood memories of circus visits and looking at his dad’s photographs. For this series the artist created 42 such paintings using graphite, spray paint, acrylic and oil on canvas, along with 2 larger pieces that are used for vine labels. The canvases are available for purchase via MyFinBec website and are coming unstretched or framed, along with 2 bottles of organic wine with his Branco’s artworks.

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An Interview With The DOC

The Waiting Game

Liverpool based artist Danny O’Connor aka DOC had a varied upbringing. As a 15-year-old with an insatiable appetite for art he found inspiration in everything from the Pre-Raphaelite to urban art and graffiti. He also drew reference from British cartoonists and illustrators for their erratic, energetic designs. “I’ve always loved drawing since I was a child and I studied Graphic Design and Illustration at “Liverpool John Moores Art School” After finishing there I was unsure for a while about what to do next. It’s quite an unusual career path to take for a person from my background, so I had no idea on how to go about beginning a career as an artist.” He obviously found his feet quickly however as now he is exhibiting his abstract portraits throughout the country. Continue Reading →

E.L.K in the Woods

Archibald Prize nominee, Luke Cornish aka E.L.K, is the first stencil artist to be nominated for the award. Ever. We managed to get a quick interview with him in between his hectic schedule of newspaper interviews, TV appearances and flights between Sydney and Melbourne…

How have you found it since everything blew up?

Everyone wants a piece, it’s very flattering, but it’s very frustrating too.

More jump off after the jump off

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