Our man Liam Keown has been out and about again with his camera taking snaps of artist’s studios. Here’s the second of a series giving a little insight into the artists and their work spaces…This time he visits Nick Gentry and gets a few words from him about the space.
With his first big event of the year, cyborg heavy-hitter Snub is treating us to POLYHEDRON, an all-new solo show in Southsea, Portsmouth, between the 2nd and the 30th of April. One of the key themes in the exhibition is to capture demonstrate the scope of the Brighton-based graphic artist, as mentioned when we caught up with him for a quick interview about the new show. Continue Reading →
American street artist Above, recently shared this short video giving us a peek at new works for his upcoming solo show @ Inner State Gallery in Detroit. Opening on the 21st of November, “Remix” is gonna be his first solo show in 2 years, and his first US solo show in 5 years.
For this big event the artist came up with all new original works that are completely new direction for him. Mixing his familiar imagery that is screen printed on wood panels, he then cuts these panels and rebuilds/remixes them together creating his signature arrow signage. Comparing his works to DJs mixing parts of existing music in order to create new tunes, he is visually mixing his elements hes been working with for 15+ years, creating all new body of work. What really stands out from the video and photos we’ve received, is the high quality feel of the hand crafted works that he worked on for the last 2 months during his art residency with the gallery.
Melissa ‘Skel’ Jaksic is a legend. She recently painted Oxford Art Factory alongside Shannon Crees, Alex Lehours, Anthony Lister and Sprinkles for the VNA launch in Sydney. Her creative projects include work for Absolut, Outpost, Paste Modernism and Secret Wars (now Secret Walls). She also helps run Ben Frost’s online print store, Stupid Krap, in her spare time. We caught her in between beers for a look at how she gets her kicks…
‘Skel’ means, basically, a bit of a lowlife, is that your persona as an artist, or your representation of what artists can be?
I got the nickname Skel from one of my crackhead friends back in my hometown. Because, at the time, I was a bit skinny and I guess they thought they were being crafty, seeing as I was Skeleton-like and it rhymed with Mel. It wasn’t until one of my friends linked me to the definition of Skel on Urban Dictionary that I saw it had all these alternate worldly meanings that, funnily enough, still applied to me as a person. I think everyone has the capacity to be a bit of a lowlife, and my work generally focuses on the darker side of people’s psyches, so I guess Skel is more a representation of what people can and sometimes want to be, but can’t because of societal pressures. The Dr. Jekyll to my Mr. Hyde I guess…
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