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Alaric Hammond – From Cheek to Blushing Cheek

Alaric Hammond’s new solo show ‘From Cheek to Blushing Cheek’ is a dystopian collection of paintings, drawing’s and original monotype prints exploring themes of protest and subterfuge within a world of decayed imperial grandeur. The artist presents varied styles of abstracted portraiture where the subject’s eyes and words are frequently obscured, often employing scrawled text, cartoonish details and comic violence to create an uneasy sense of hidden agendas and masked intentions.

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Working from original collage Alaric has developed a highly original and textural approach to printmaking which is central to the new body of work presented in the show.

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Vans x VNA – Classic Manchester

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Over the last couple of weekends, VNA was invited to curate artwork for the Vans store and a small exhibition at TwentyTwentyTwo, Manchester. We hand picked some of our favourite artists to work with on the project, as well as some fresh new faces from up north.

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Will Barras and Cbloxx stepped up to take on the window of the Vans store in the Arndale Centre with this killer piece inspired by the classic Vans Sidestripe.

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Kyle Hughes-Odgers

Kyle Hughes-Odgers is an Australian visual artist. For over a decade he has exhibited and created artwork throughout Australia and internationally: New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin and Cambodia.  Damo was lucky enough to chat with Kyle at Sydney’s ‘Project 5′ and he has shared some inspirational videos.

First up we have ‘A Thousand Lights’. The concept for this work is based around an abstract aerial view of flying across the globe over Western Australia into Perth city. Abstract geometric pattern areas showcasing the environment with various colour changes from oranges, yellows of the desert to blues of the ocean and rivers. Bursts of colour highlighting life and activity within the growing metropolis of Perth and surrounding areas.
 
Keep checking back for more of Kyle’s work and an interview soon!

Kyle Hughes Odgers – A Thousand Lights (Perth Airport) from Peacock Visuals on Vimeo.

NO AD – Jordan Seiler Interview

Off the back of his awesome bus-shelter keys initiative, PublicAdCampaign, Jordan Seiler is taking back the streets and taking on the ads in the virtual world as well as the physical. Pioneering the way for real-life ad blockers, Jordan has spent years researching and mapping out all the New York subway adverts so they can easily be digitally replaced by a carefully curated selection of art from over 50 (and growing) different international artists. We spoke to him to get the lowdown on his subversive new app: NO AD.

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Over The Desk – A VNA Book Review

Not something we usually do, and probably won’t get around to doing again for quite some time, but we thought we’d review some of the books that we’ve had spread over the desk acting as upmarket coasters for the past month.

It’s also probably the only time you’ll see publications about animal porn next to books that include the Vatican’s ltd edition record releases. Unless perhaps that sort of thing goes on at the Vatican when their librarian’s car isn’t being used to smuggle hundreds of kilos of illicit drugs. Who knows…

T-post 96 – Alife – T-post

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Now-retired Alife head honcho, Tony Arcabascio has stepped down from the pioneering clothing brand to concentrate on publishing. His latest focus is Swedish-born heavy-hitting monthly t-shirt zine, T-Post; a wearable magazine, with each ‘issue’ focusing on a different story or brand.

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NO AD: NYC

Are you sick of looking at other people’s advertising they force feed you everywhere you turn? Don’t worry, these guys have got you covered, heaps of artwork from over 50 artists to nice up your area at the touch of a screen…

New York is a city of commuters. 5.5 million riders move through its expansive subway system on an average weekday. Advertisers take advantage of this huge, captive audience by bombarding everyone with commercial messages. Over the years, artists have attempted to take back this public space and our attention, but the system remains full of ads. This is why we created NO AD, a mobile app available now for FREE on iOS and Android. NO AD uses augmented reality technology to replace ads with artwork in realtime through your mobile device. The app will work with dozens of common ads and will be updated regularly with new content. Try it with as many ads as possible to discover lots of new art! Turn your commute into a curated art experience with NO AD.

Urban Nation Project M/5 Video

We were really proud to be a part of this…

Special thanks to EINE, Chris Stead, Yasha, Elisabetta, Alex, Marcus, Pam Glew, Sickboy, Will Barras, Steff Plaetz, Ben Frost, SheOne, O.Two, Mark Lyken, Nick Walker and Xenz.

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NUART PLUS

Nuart Plus is the festivals annual series of academic and industry talks from some of the world leading artists, academic and industry professionals. A dynamic series of talks, presentations, workshops, panel debates, film screenings and more take place in the days before the exhibition opening. Previous guests have included Ron English, Swoon, Saber, Chris Stain, Dan Witz, Brad Downey, Logan Hicks and many more.

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The events are recorded and made available on their website for research and educational purposes for free. The archive will be developed over the coming years into what they hope eventually gives an important historical insight into the life and times of Street Art. NUART 2014 : “BENEATH THE PAVING STONES, THE BEACH” This year’s Nuart Plus program will tackle the two ends of the street art-continuum, namely “safe murals” on the one hand and street art and activism on the other.

Guests and Keynote speakers:

Evan Pricco (US) / Carlo McCormick (US) / Andreco (IT) / Peter Bengtsen (SE) / RJ Rushmore (US) / Steven P. Harrington (US) / Jaime Rojo (US / Eirik Sjåholm Knutsen (NO) / Maismenos (PT) / Mathieu Tremblin (FR) / Natalie Hegert (US)

Give Crohns A Slap From Me

This Thursday at Rockwell House, London, Cheffo31 and his Crohn’s Disease awareness project ‘Give Crohn’s A Slap From Me!’ will be hosting a live painting and music event.

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The night will see 12 of the projects artists painting live, including Jim Vision, Zadok, Spzero76, Squirl, Si Mitchell, Sepr, Captain Kris, Neil Ennui, Ronzo, Bob Motown, Bill Dirty 30, Saki & Bitches, beats and bass supplied by ‘Dirty Ohms’ and special guest Reeps One will also be in the house.

The night kicks off at 6pm through til 11pm but the venue only has a 200 person capacity, so be sure to get down early.

You can also donate to the cause here:

www.justgiving.com/MATTHEW-STRUTT