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The B-Boy Sculptures of Taku Obata

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Born in 1980 in Saitama, Japan, Taku Obata creates larger than life wooden sculptures referencing breakdancing stances using traditional Japanese carving techniques. Having formed the crew UNITYSELECTIONS in 1999, Taku went on to receive a masters degree in sculpture from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2008 and won the grand prize at the Tokyo Wonder Wall Grand Prix that same year.

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Lukasz Berger Creates „Cisza” (Silence) Installation in Lodz

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Lodz Murals just added another impressive piece to their large collection of public works and murals. Polish artist Lukasz Berger aka CekasOne, recently finished his permanent installation titled „Cisza” (Silence) as a part of his ongoing series of works that combines graffiti, murals, sculpture and  installation.

After tracking down the right wall that faces south, gets direct sunlight, has no shades on it and is totally flat with no windows, the project’s curator, Michal Biezynski, had to get permits to drill 500kg of stainless steel bars into the facade. But even the preparations were difficult and close to impossible, once the artist installed all 1,300 bards ranging form 3cm to 60cm, the final result was definitely worth it. Working great with the sunlight as well as in the moonlight, the installation plays with the light and changes with the time of the day or year. Symbolically, the piece indicate a new direction that Lodz Murals might be moving on forward – modern sculptures and installations. (Photo credit by Maciej Stempij)

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Finok Is Showing “Sorrir e Chorar” @ Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan

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Brazilian artist Finok, member of the infamous VLOK crew, is currently having a solo show with Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan. Titled “Sorrir e Chorar” (Smile and Cry) the show is based around the idea of duality, or two sides of the same coin, and is created using elements from Brazilian culture and tradition.

By incorporating modified graffiti characters into these traditional objects and concepts, the prolific artist creates unique mix of styles which resembles the colorful and vibrant culture of his homeland. Though playful at first, reuse of familiar children toys such as kites (pipas) and hot air balloons (baloes), represents the rough life and unforgiving environment in which kids are growing up in Brazil. These games include cutting down opponents’ kites or blazing gigantic balloons that take months to build, and for the artist they symbolize a way of preparing for the perils that come with adult life. The show includes six medium-scale works on canvas and wood, fifteen drawings, five sculptures, and three site-specific installations and feels like his most comprehensive show to date.

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Russell Maurice – The Pilgrim

Fluorescent Smogg are proud to present an exhibition of works to celebrate the launch of a new Bronze edition, The Pilgrim, by Russell Maurice.

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Like many of his objects, Maurice’s 20cm Bronze cast of a bindle (a stick and fabric bundle bag) initially emerged from an Alchemic symbol. This then travelled through his cosmic comic treatment… and came out walking.

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Shaka – Breaking the Fourth Wall

Creating art that catches the eye and draws the attention is something that artists around the world strive for, be it with size, bright colours, high impact subject matter or one-of a kind delivery, everyone wants to produce something that reaches out and grabs the audience. However, in the work of French-born artist Marchal Mithouard it could just do literally that. We got in contact for a short interview and asked him to tell us a little about himself.

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BomK introducing first edition of Aérotik sculptures

Bom K recently introduced first edition of 100% handmade Aérotik sculptures. Based on characters that have been present in his works on walls, paper and canvas for years, this is the first time they are appearing in 3D.
From drill sculpting, polishing, spray or brush painting to packaging, these collectible figures are fully studio-made creations. Releasing in Pink and Black version, each in edition of 25 pieces, these will be available on February 26th at 6pm CET @ BomK’s official website.

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Lister in Miami

We caught up with Aussie artist Anthony Lister back in Miami ahead of his show at Lazarides Rathbone, entitled Hurt People, Hurt People. Love or hate this loose cannon of creativity, he always has some interesting things to say about society at large. We chat about his arrest in Brisbane, freedom of visual speech and the World’s Longest Suicide Attempt.

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A Blank Canvas Is A White Flag – David Walker

As we draw into a grey, monochrome winter a splash of colour feels much needed. That splash of colour comes to us in London next week in the form of David Walker’s upcoming solo show at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery, “A Blank Canvas Is A White Flag”. The show is heralded not only to be an all new collection of Walker’s trademark expressive portraiture but also groundbreaking for David as an artist as he explores new techniques and styles alongside collaborations with other amazing artists such as Ryan Callanan and Schoony. Ahead of this new development we sent Jodie to interview Walker for the lowdown on what to expect and where these new territories will lead him.

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Joe Rush – While The Iron Is Hot

Perhaps you didn’t know it, but chances are you’ve seen a Joe Rush sculpture before.
Maybe it was the rocket ship Usain Bolt rode through the Olympic Stadium at the Paralympics, or some mental creation thundering past you while you were off your tits at Glastonbury.

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Joe makes his marvellous mechanical sculptures and vehicles from old waste metal and scrapyard junk, creating beautiful, utilitarian sculptures and Mad Max-style monsters that rumble through the streets and fields.

‘While the Iron is Hot’ is Joe’s premiere gallery exhibition, featuring sculptures specially conjured up for home-installation, to be loved and cherished for generations to come

The event takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday 21st November 2014.

The exhibition is open to the public from 17th January to 15th February 2014. Gallery opening hours are 12–6pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and admission is free.

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Lazarides present… BRUTAL

Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory Present the annual off-site Laz exhibition: BRUTAL

Featuring work from: Antony Micallef, Ben Woodeson, Brad Downey, Bill McRight, Cleon Peterson, Conor Harrington, DALeast, Doug Foster, Estevan Oriol, James Lavelle, Katrin Fridriks, Karim Zeriahen, Know Hope, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Miaz Brothers, Pose, Robert Hylton, Sebastian Horsley, Todd James.

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