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Project 5 Volume 7: VANS THE OMEGA

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Born and based in Adelaide, South Australia, Vans The Omega is a self-taught artist who has been creating art and letterform across the globe for over two decades.

Whilst drawing from his major artistic influences of ancient scripts, architecture, engineering and the ideas of movement and balance, his works pay homage to the natural world through his use of colour. Vans The Omega’s attention to detail and pursuit of perfection within both his work and life itself have pushed him into the spotlight and earned him worldwide recognition for his artistic endeavors in graffiti and large-scale mural works.

Being well versed in design, photography, pattern making and moving image has enabled Vans The Omega a unique approach and style. His current works mix geometric and multi-dimensional shapes with seemingly intricate hand-painted patterns within figurative works. The overwhelming desire to reinvent his work and perfect his craft is a daily meditation that has become the focus of Vans The Omega’s life practice.

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TUES – Interview Graffiti World Record in Dubai

What happens when you bring over 100 graffiti artists together to paint one wall in one city? No, it’s not what you’re thinking. Dubai saw no punch ons or turf wars last November for the city’s ambitious attempt to break the record of the World’s Longest Graffiti Scroll.

Alongside over 100 different artists from 26 countries, the Ironlak Family made international art history by trekking their team to Dubai to take part in the painting of the record breaking scroll, measuring over 2.2km long. Created in celebration of the United Arab Emirates’ 43rd year as a country, the canvas scroll stretched across Jumeriah Beach to mark the shape of the country. The team’s efforts became a globally recognized street art and graffiti event titled ‘Rehlhatna’.

VNA catches up with Ironlak’s own TUES to chat about the crossing of graffiti artists from around the globe for a collective project.

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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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Wonderwalls Wollongong

Wonderwalls Wollongong 2013 officially kicks off this Friday night.

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More jump off after the jump off…
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Black & White All In Between

Doctor Dboe & aMBUSH Present: Black & White All In Between

The latest all-star instalment at aMBUSH involves a stripped-back selection of exclusive works from 67 international artists. Hand-picked, the artists have been chosen from a range of street, fine art, illustrative and graffiti backgrounds. Usually known for their bright, colourful work, the concept presents a new challenge; to work outside of their comfort zone and produce pieces focusing on composition, form and tone.

Show opens at aMBUSH Gallery, 4A James Street, Waterloo (Sydney) Friday, 31 August 6-9pm | Continues 1 & 2 September 12-4pm daily

For more information please visit www.ambushgallery.com