A few snaps of the latest collab between Shida and TwoOne.. Completed over 2 days in East Brunswick, Melbourne.
Steve Cross is a multi-talented artist, working across many mediums, including spraypaint, pencil and tattoos. Originally from Perth, Wild Western Australia, he now resides in Melbourne, where he co-runs Korpus Tattoo Studio. We caught up with the all-round b-boy for a chat about his murky past and inky fingers.
Tell us about your studio, Korpus…
Korpus was founded in 2007, in Brunswick, Melbourne. My good friend, Brian Graydon, and I came up with the concept of an art studio that would also run as a tattoo studio. We figured that if we exposed new images, ideas and concepts to people, we’d break away from that clichéd idea of what a tattoo and a tattoo studio should be. We hoped customers would respond with more of an open mind, which, in turn, would expand the possibilities of what they would want, and what we could illustrate on them. To start with, it was tough, as, initially, we learnt how to tattoo for 12 years, but now we were thrown into the business side of things. Five years on, we have great artists working with us, and we’ve had some amazing people come through. All the people who work, or have worked, at Korpus have been artists that Brian and I have looked up to and wanted to either nurture or learn from.
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Curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery, in conjunction with Darling Quarter, OPEN offers large-scale, captivating public art exhibitions. The precinct’s debut exhibition runs from Friday 21st September, til 26thOctober. OPEN STREET ART, featuring some of VNA’s favourite Australian artists; Anthony Lister, Beastman , Shannon Crees and Hiroyasu Tsuri (aka TWOONE).
OPEN STREET ART explores the changing relationship between street artists, their work and their audiences, as the most significant art movement of the last ten years continues to grow. Darling Quarter is gearing up to become a premier cultural hub in the city, supporting the arts, partnering with cultural organisations such as aMBUSH Gallery to connect with the community.
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Very Nearly Almost magazine (VNA) is proud to announce Issue 19, fronted by the Australian luminary Anthony Lister. Regaling VNA with tales of debauchery and allowing us a glimpse into the inner workings of his mind and multiple personas, Lister provides an in-depth interview alongside exclusive shots of his Brisbane studio.
As always we’ve created a limited edition too, a four-colour screen-print from Lister’s most recent body of work, commenting on the Australian identity. As usual, 80 of these will be available exclusively at the London launch, 20 in our online lottery and 50 will be sent out surreptitiously to stockists around the world.
Issue 19 includes exciting features on several other artists from around the world, including quite a few artistic double acts. We bring you interviews with south coast photo-realism duo Best Ever, German brothers Low Bros as well as the ever popular NYC based twins How&Nosm. We also delve into the world of illustrative master Ken Taylor, muralists Remed and ECB plus Japanese-Australian fine artist Twoone and UK-based illustrator French.
We will also be bringing you shots of street art and graffiti from around the world, with a focus on Newcastle, Reykjavik and of course our very own London town.
Pre-orders will be available on our website from today to be sent out out on June 28th.
To enter the online lottery and be in with a chance of purchasing a screen-printed VNA issue 19 please email LTD@verynearlyalmost.com before 6pm on 28th June to register your interest.
All the artists decided represent this theme by portraying their main vice. TwoOne chose to paint a hand holding a whiskey bottle, Reka, a hand holding a spray can and Ghostpatrol playing an old school gameboy!
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