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Beastman – ‘Future Origins’ Interview

Based in Sydney Beastman is influenced by the beauty and symbolism behind nature’s repetitive patterns and organic lines. One of the most distinctive and prolific emerging artists in Australia, one third of creative group The Hours and co-founder of East Editions, Beastman has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, as well as in the UK, USA, Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

Beastman recently took time to speak to VNAussie, Damo about his upcoming show at Backwoods Gallery as well as all things Beastman…

Beastman at Backwoods Gallery

Damo:  Tell us a bit about your early years and how you got into art:

Beastman: I grew up in the Sydney suburbs, a kid obsessed with and completely immersed in skateboarding. I always had an interest in making art from a young age, was always drawing on everything and messing around with things. Through skating I got into shooting photos and making videos, just messing around whilst out on the streets skating with my friends. Then I began to develop a real interest in the art and design that was a big part of skateboarding culture, as well as all the graffiti I would see on the street. I was really into seeing how the different brands presented themselves in magazines, their deck graphics, logo designs and the way the brands collaborated with artists and photographers etc. I ended up studying graphic design after high school in the late 90s and then worked as a designer for years whilst always messing around with drawing, skate photography and painting. Then it wasn’t until around 2005 that I felt I was creating some unique artworks and actually wanted to show people what I was doing, so I began to get involved more in the local art scene and started showing work in group exhibitions etc. I had my first solo exhibition in Sydney in 2008 and then its all just kept rolling forward from there really.

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Askew One – The Evolving Face

‘The Evolving Face’ is a new body of work by Askew One…

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THE HOURS are proud to present Askew’s first ever Australian solo exhibition, right here in Sydney.

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Wonderwalls Wollongong

Wonderwalls Wollongong 2013 officially kicks off this Friday night.

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Neon Golden

In September 2013, Australian based creative group The Hours curated an exhibition at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong’s Central and Western District.

Titled ‘Neon Golden’, the exhibition featured new works on paper by a collective of world class contemporary, street and graffiti artists who all share a rich history of friendship and collaboration. A lot of the artists involved also travelled from all corners of the world to be in Hong Kong for the exhibition, and to paint as many walls as possible. This is what went down….

Shida – Higher Planes – Sydney

Shida’s Higher Planes exhibition opens 21st of August, 6pm at The Tate Gallery, curated by The Hours – this is a video about it and stuff.

The Tate Gallery
345 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, Sydney.
Exhibition continues until Sunday 25th August / 12-5pm Daily.

Through Higher Planes, Shida continues to experiment with visual space and landscape painting. Contrasting his traditionally fluorescent palette with phthalo blues, Shida uses layered brushstrokes to create shuffling, otherworldly scenes.

Mr. Penfold hits Australia…

We caught up with Cambridge boy, Mr. Penfold on his recent visit to Australia for a few quick questions about indigenous art, travel and those funny sausage noses…

What’s up with the weird noses?

Haha I get this question every time. The nose has changed a lot over the years, The original started off as a sausage stuck to the face, but the shape has been simplified down over the years. I like the challenge of getting the line done in one go, getting it perfect can be tricky, so its more about the pleasure of getting it right first time.

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The Hours

Sydney based artists Beastman, Marty Routledge & Numskull have joined forces to form a new venture -‘The Hours’. They will be combining their talents and skills together to present a wide range of art based creative projects, exhibitions and ideas to the public. To celebrate the launch of this new creative enterprise the trio are holding a launch party this Friday in Sydney at The Tate. More information can be found below and at thehours.com.au