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.
Australian artist, Jamie Preisz’s solo show opens in November in Paris, France. He explains more about his latest body of work in his artist statement: “As an artist I work hard to create paintings that explore the individual experience of both conscious and subconscious fear, lust and anxiety. Hoping to define these experiences in a way that my audience can identify with too. Before I begin a new work or series I try to connect to the root of these themes through my own reflective thought and research in literature or philosophy to consolidate the perspectives that have come before me.”
“This series led me into the surrealist writing and philosophy of George Bataille namely his novel “The Story of the Eye” which is complemented by of Rowland S. Howard. Bataille informed the subconscious themes in this series through the use of beauty and symbolism in the macabre; whilst Rowland’s work created a sense of self discovery and authenticity in confronting one’s own fears and anxieties.”
“My work challenges the use of iconography in the subconscious as a collective symbolism.I believe that the subconscious is a distinct and personal part of one’s self and one motif or icon will hold a different meaning for every individual; This experience of the subconscious relates directly to my own experience allowing me to visualise my own symbolism and motifs without the weighted implication of other visual artists previous use of iconography.”
“The morbid themes in the work explored are not intended to leave the audience morose or dispirited, rather in facing these fears I, and hopefully the audience, can take a step away from anxiety of these themes, which in turn is a step towards love and acceptance.”
The show opens 7pm Thursday the 6th of Nov at 56 rue Notre Dame De Nazareth, Paris.
Tag the Jewels is a worldwide street art initiative for which over 30 artists across 6 continents were invited to remix the ‘Run The Jewels’ iconic album cover art – two opposing hands, one forming a gun, the other holding a chain.
The artists were given a very simple brief and the freedom to express their own unique interpretations of Nicholas Gazin’s original artwork.
Project Five, an initiative of aMBUSH Gallery, is an award-winning public art initiative featuring a highly successful live art event, public art exhibition and art auction.
Each year since its inception in 2009, growing crowds of onlookers from all walks of life have gathered in Sydney’s public spaces to watch four cutting edge contemporary street artists transform blank canvases into masterpieces, right in front of their eyes.
With the arrival of Project Five Volume Six, located on the grounds of Sydney’s Darling Quarter, comes the inspiring talents of four dynamic artists – Askew One, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Alex Lehours and 23rd Key.
‘DEIFIK’ brings you a new body of work by Sydney based artist APESEVEN.
Taking heavily from recontextualizing natures patterns, DEIFIK uncovers the divine organic design in skeletal structural systems. Complex biofeedback driven landscapes take form and flight with redevelopment of old structures to provide the framework for new life.
Opening at the Just Another Project Space – 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran (entry off Grattan St) on Thursday 2nd October 6-9pm
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.
Not our usual bag, but this shit is insane. Chinese artist, Li Hongbo, creates classical busts and other objects out of paper, carefully glued together then sculpted to achieve the effect of realistic statues, statues that can flex and warp when moved. Literally off it’s head.
He has exhibited at Sydney’s Biennale and Klein Sun and Dominik Mersch galleries in New York, as well as numerous other spaces worldwide.
Two of Australia’s biggest hitters, Will Coles – best known for his subversive sculptures, and Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K – famed for his photo-realistic stencil work – have come together to create a new show of epic proportions.
The show opens at Art Equity in Sydney on the 29th May and runs until the 13th June.
Cam Scale – Always Hand Print @ Aisle6ix Industries
Cam Scale is a talented artist based in Melbourne, Australia. While preparing for a solo exhibition at Sydney’s Tate Gallery, SCALE had some spare time to paint a mural on the Aisle 6ix studio roller shutter with their un-official moto ‘Always Hand Print’
Get over to see our man Shannon McKinnon at Aisle 6ix for all your screen-print needs – tees, posters, bags… He’s got you covered!
VNAussie Damo recently managed to catch up with Melbourne based Swerfk during a fleeting trip to Canberra and discussed influences, why Melbourne is apparently better than Canberra and throw up…