MONTANA-CANS, NOVACANE Store Berlin and Berlin Boombox teamed up to have an awesome instore Live Painting Session with the German illustrator and artist Max Birkl. A selection of beautiful works from Max Birkl, an illustrator and graphic designer from Augsburg, Germany was also shown. Max was painting a Montana Boombox and also proofed his live painting skills on the stores shop windows…
Opening in August, the House of Vans in London will be the physical manifestation of the culture and creativity that have defined the Vans brand since 1966. Always embracing and fuelling creative expression through art, music, skateboarding, BMX, street culture and fashion; the space offers a solid platform for the local communities to experience and engage with Vans’ ‘Off The Wall’ spirit. With creative expression at the forefront; The House of Vans London will showcase an art gallery, a VansLab artist incubator space, cinema, live music venue, premium café and bars, gifting suite and skater built and designed concrete bowl, mini ramp and street course.
Something big is happening with Aussie artist Lush in Amsterdam, details to be revealed this Friday on here and at www.lushsux.com, you can also follow @lushsux on instagram and twitter to find out more this week.
On Friday 27th of June 2014, Icelandic born abstract painter Katrin Fridriks will be opening her long awaited solo show @ Lazarides Rathbone.
The DUBL TRUBL Collective are pleased to release the first in a series of films ahead of their group exhibition taking place September 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Featuring LUSH & ROWDY.
Filmed by DSCREET.
For more information on the upcoming exhibition, visit their website:
@dubltrublluv / #dubltrubl
We got a little love from our favourite melty Metallica fan, Buff Monster on his round up over at restaurant review site, The Infatuation.
Backwoods Gallery is pleased to present UNTOLD, featuring new works by the Australian born, Berlin based artist James Reka. In his first Australian exhibition since relocating to Europe, Reka explores the changing color palette and textures of his new home in Berlin. UNTOLD is an exhibition comprising large paintings on linen, found objects and sculpture, inspired by his observations of Berlin society as it stirred from its winter hibernation.
Last year, following an acclaimed exhibition in San Francisco, which culminated in the iconic Peace Mural and an energetic contribution to Miami Basel, Reka returned to a Berlin in the middle of winter. With the city in hibernation, Reka fell into a routine of people-watching, observing the passage of time and searching and abandoned factories and military bases for found objects. His observations and the objects that he found along with a series of photographs that he shot during Berlin’s transition from winter to spring became the inspiration for UNTOLD.
The collection tells the story of changing seasons against a backdrop of abandoned factories, rooftop painting missions, gritty streets and underground parties. It is a celebration of life in a city stirring from hibernation, of cherry blossoms and of society taking to the streets. UNTOLD is also the return home of one of Australia’s most internationally recognized urban contemporary artist. It is a collection of untold stories and impressions that he wants to share with his home town.
VNA 26 is in stores and online now… www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-26-new
This video just gave us mad chills. Check out POW! WOW!’s newest project – The final installation of POW! WOW!’s three part project with Hokulea and Polynesian Voyaging Society was a mural by Kamea Hadar of Papa Mau Piailug, with the kids of the POW! WOW! School of Art/808 Urban painting the background.
For the cover of VNA 26, we’ve returned to the UK to chat to a hugely influential artist and a bit of a personal hero of ours, Robert Del Naja, a character from the art world perhaps better known by his musical moniker; Massive Attack’s 3D. Featuring our first ever glitter screenprint, this is a milestone in VNA history and we’re pretty stoked with this collaboration with the Bristolian artist.