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Sowat ‘Tempus Fugit’ @Galerie Lefeuvre

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From the urban wastelands of the Mausolée project to the underground ventilation shafts of the Palais de Tokyo, Lek and Sowat are the first graffiti writers to be welcomed as artists in residence in the villa Medicis, the prestigious Academy of France in Rome.  During  his 12 months residency,  Sowat created a new series of work that will be exhibited for his solo show ‘Tempus Fugit’ at the Galerie Lefeuvre in Paris opening tonight.

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LEK – XIX

French artist Lek,  member of the DMV crew, known for his exploration of the graffiti letters and abstract forms, is returning to Paris for his solo show at Galerie 42b.  On 3rd November the artist will present a series of works on canvas painted during his one year residency at the prestigious French Academy in Rome at the villa Medici.

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Spencer Keeton-Cunningham – FAREWELL SAN FRANCISCO : A 12 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE AT HERON ARTS

Spencer Keeton Cunningham – FAREWELL SAN FRANCISCO : A 12 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE AT HERON ARTS

Born in 1983, Spencer Keeton Cunningham grew up in Portland skateboarding and painting from a very young age. Cunningham graduated from the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute. After leaving San Francisco in 2014, the prolific artist began working from the road on a self proclaimed permanent painting tour which took him all over the world including the North and South Island of New Zealand, Tasmania, Melbourne, Sydney, and the outback of Australia. Other countries Cunningham has exhibited and painted in include China, Japan, Ontario, British Columbia, the Yukon, Mexico, The Netherlands, Cuba, Tasmania, Hong Kong, Alaska, The United States, and Hawaii. Coming back to San Francisco to exhibit frequently, Cunningham has remained on tour for over 29 months and is now forced to pack his things and go. – Heron Arts

This is Cunningham’s first ever solo exhibition in San Francisco. Along with his solo works, there will be paintings for sale from his close friends, painting collaborators and roommates: Erlin Geffrard aka Kid Kreyola, Daisy Ortiz, and their son Daylin Geffrard. The four lived together in their house in San Francisco for numerous years and exhibited frequently in San Francisco and abroad, notably in 2013 at the Wenying Highland Art Museum in Guangzhou, China.

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Tilt – Extractions

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We caught up with French artist TILT during his residency at Jardin Rouge in Marrakech, Morrocco, while he was creating his new series called ‘Extractions’ .

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“Extraction is not only about the graffiti’s sacralisation, it is about young people who did not want to stay in front of the T.V. , making nothing. We wanted to act in the street, to be part of the city by a simple gesture … To write our name, to show our existence. I want to tell the story of a generation.”  Continue Reading →

Henrik Haven – Website Launch

“Whether it be climb, crawl, scrape, break the door down, or ask politely, Henrik does whatever it takes to get the best shots possible of his subjects. His determination is only equalled by his friendliness.” – Shepard Fairey, 2015

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A righteous accolade for one of the most intrepid cameramen we’ve met on our travels and one that heralds the launch of his new website… (Fanfare, drum roll, etc) Go check out Henrik’s shiny new page here:

www.henrikhaven.com

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Henrik Haven contributes to:
Juxtapoz Magazine | VNA Magazine | Graffiti Art Magazine | Hi-Fructose Magazine | Complex | Brooklyn Street Art | Arrested Motion | Street Art News | Instagrafite | Upper Playground | POW! WOW! Hawaii | Slamxhype | Vandalog | Wide Walls | Street Art Europe | Graffiti Street | Fecal Face | Bitchslap Magazine | Le Petit Voyuer

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StreetArtNews – Spotlight on VNA

Huge shout outs to Rom Levy at StreetArtNews for the love on their website today – here’s a little insight into VNA and the Managing Editor behind the mag.

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Check out the link for a little background on who we are and what we do…

www.streetartnews.net/retrospectives/roland_henry_vna_word_on_the_street

VNA 33 – Out Now!

VNA 33 is here and available to buy online – verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-33

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For the cover of this issue, we bring you Seb Lester, a typographer and calligrapher living in the heart of Sussex, UK, who’s literally exploded into the public eye. He’s killing it across social media as well as in that funny old thing they call real life.

Always willing to keep broadening our horizons and testing our readers’ own boundaries and tastes, we have some fresh new talent alongside some of the more established names.

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