The Street art Outpost Project in the Sydney Harbour finished earlier this month. The OUTPOST PROJECT (4 November - 11 December 2011) transformed the
gritty industrial spaces of Cockatoo Island into an explosion of urban
"Renowned international and local artists such us ROA (Belgium), Ethos (Brazil), Kid Zoom (USA/Australia), Anthony Lister (USA/Australia) and the Everfresh Collective (Australia) illuminated the island with large-scale installations, live art creations including aerosol art, stencilling, paste-ups, sticker art, cup rocking, sculpture, murals and billboards."
The above clip features ROA and some of the work he created during his time on the island.
The Street art Outpost Project in the Sydney Harbour finished earlier this month. The OUTPOST PROJECT (4 November - 11 December 2011) transformed the
gritty industrial spaces of Cockatoo Island into an explosion of urban
Legendary photographer Martha Cooper has been documenting graffiti and graffiti writers since the late 1970s. Her and Henry Chalfant’s book “Subway Art”, originally published in 1984, was largely responsible for the globalization of graffiti. She has remained a fixture in the community and culture, and has been documenting the Wynwood Walls since the project began in 2009. Her photos tell the story of the Wynwood Walls from its inception to expansion, and all of the artists and their respective works. In graffiti and street art, nothing is permanent, even commissioned walls. Because of the temporary nature of the medium, Martha’s photos outlast almost every piece of graffiti or street art itself.
For more info regarding the Wynwood Walls visit (thewynwoodwalls.com/)
Images via Paper Monster
Pictures On Walls — 46-48 Commercial Street - London - E1 6LT
This video is a walkthrough of Anthony Lister's most recent gallery show "Bogan Paradise" which was held in Gallery AS in Sydney, November 2011. Music Credit goes to Bliss N Eso for "The Dark Tower" which is taken from their ARIA award winning "Flying Colours".
They are taking over 47 Brick Lane, a beautiful old building that has just been refurbished after many years of neglect. Early next year, it will be opening as a café / deli, run by The Rag Factory. In the mean time, the space will be used as a temporary gallery space.
Lava Collective will be exhibiting new artwork by Mr Penfold, Lucas, Tunnidge, Ashes57, Georgina Cook, Jo Peel, Eska, Andrew Gillman, Ziggy Grudzinskas, Type & Neonita and as always their print rack will be full of high grade prints and posters from our international network of artists.
The opening party is on Saturday afternoon, with music from JAHHI (NTS), LAVA DJs + special guests. Winter warmers will be served, plus they are giving away free LAVA t shirts to the first 10 customers.
Opening Party: Saturday 17th December, 2-7pm
17th-24th December 2011. Open daily; 11am-7pm
LAVA Pop Up Show - 47 Brick Lane - London E1 6PUJ
Friday 16 Dec 4.00-9.00pm, Saturday 17 Dec & Sunday 18 Dec 10.00am-6.00pm
Private View Thursday 15 Dec 5.00-9.30pm
This Christmas season East London heads away from the North Pole and goes underground. Set within the Old Shoreditch tube station, SEASON TICKET deliberately spills milk and spins Santa on his bobble head. There’s no need for shiny red noses down here—subversive artists are guiding this sleigh ride to bring girls, boys, and everything in between a creative, art-led alternative to the High Street consumer Xmas madness!
For those who prefer their earthly delights Hieronymus Bosch-style, London’s seedy East End festers once more with a hoard of amusements and occasionally dark festive fayre, including a street art exhibition, installations, Live painting, DIY art stalls, creative cakes from Totally Baked & mulled wine to warm the festive cobbles. Plus film projections and a trans-gender (over 18’s) ‘Sink The Pink’ Bad Santa’s grotty grotto. Its flash-to-trash this Christmas, regardless of good behaviour, so strut or stumble your way to Brick Lane, Shoreditch for the first-ever SEASON TICKET… you’ll either be glad or sorry you did.
The Old Shoreditch Station, Pedley Street E1
Info & RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
This years London Obey Mens and Womens Christmas Sample Sale kicks off on Thursday 15th December, starting at 5.00pm.
They will be resident once again at their favorite East End spot within the The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London from Thursday afternoon at 5.00pm (for the earlybirds!)through to 5.00pm on Sunday. They will be fully stocked up with lots of new Mens and Womens pieces and everything will be half price or less!!!
Opening Times are....
Thursday 15th Dec 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Friday 16th Dec 10.30am - 7.00pm
Saturday 17th Dec 10.30am - 7.00pm
Sunday 18th Dec 10.30am - 5.00pm
The Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane - London (Next to the Hanbury Street Entrance)
Street artist Thierry Guetta, aka Mr Brainwash, shot to fame after starring in Banksy’s film, "Exit Through the Gift Shop". The controversial artist was in town during Art Basel Miami Beach and his exhibition, installed for the second year running in a seven-floor building opposite the Bass Museum of Art, provided a hot topic of debate. Anny Shaw caught up with the not so camera shy Mr Brainwash for The Art Newspaper, to discuss his meteoric rise to stardom and his plans for Los Angeles and London.
Part five in the ongoing series of the Here Comes the Neighborhood video interviews featuring various artists at work. In this Episode of Here Comes the Neighborhood, Mexican artists Saner and Sego collaborate on a mural for the Wynwood Walls. They create a colorful dreamscape together, building on themes that each of the artists have explored for years. Saner's interpretation of the work, and his poetic eloquence helps elevate the wall into an ethereal realm, while Sego, traveling to the United States for the first time, brings an astute attention to detail, and a stunning technique grounded in the complexities of the natural world.
These Artists exemplify the power of art, both public and private, to function as a change agent, using this mural as a tool to reframe the worlds view of Mexico; from a dangerous narco state, to one of the most beautiful, mystical and transformative cultures in the world.
Follow the rest of the series at vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood
Our London friends at Mula have finally launched their online presence for the Mula Printing company. Mula Printing is a silkscreen studio specializing in producing fine art prints to the highest quality.
To mark the launch of the site they have collaborated with Colombian artist Stinkfish for their first edition release. The Iridescent Quetzal Girl pictured is a seven colour hand printed edition onto somerset 300gsm paper. The image is based on a wall which the artist painted previously on the streets of Bogotá (Colombia).
The print is now available via their online shop.
Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle recently filmed a portrait of Portuguese street artist Vhils, who is undoubtedly one of the most skilled and talented young artists on the urban art scene today.
He creates technically masterful, contemporary portraits by not only adding paint or other materials onto surfaces, but also carving, drilling, scratching, ripping, or blasting his images out of walls. With nothing less than archeological meticulousness, Vhils penetrates through countless layers of posters, dirt, and plaster to set free the unsettlingly poetic images hidden in urban spaces.
More info on the new book release including a limited art edition can be found here.
The edition is a three colour print limited to 150 and is available online from the Pictures On Walls website for £150.
Image via POW
A star of Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, French street artist Invader’s work is beloved of fans. He was one of the artists chosen for inclusion in ‘Art in the Streets’, at the Geffen Contemporary wing of MOCA, Los Angeles, earlier in 2011. The ‘invasions’ themselves, miniature mosaics inspired by cult 1970s arcade game Space Invaders, have truly made their mark on the world appearing everywhere from rainy Gateshead to far-flung Katmandu. A meticulously archived labour of love, Invader’s work charms and inspires, often on the most surprising occasions. Combining nostalgia, sentimentality, playfulness, compulsion plus a giddy affection for youth culture and technology, Invader represents a quantum leap forward for pop art.
An ‘Invaded Disco Ball’ forms the exhibition’s primary installation, casting celestial visuals and interplanetary vibrations across the gallery’s main show space. A twenty-minute documentary ‘In Bed with Invader’ following the artist round one night’s work in Paris will screen in the gallery’s video room. Vending machines crafted by Invader himself will dispense fifteen all-new stickers. New print editions will also be available at the show and on theoutsiders.net. These mondo marvels and stellar souvenirs will crush everything in their path this Christmas at ‘Attack of the Space Waffles’. Plus the gallery will smell really cosy, too.
1 December–24 December 2011
Private View: Thursday 1st December6–9pm
The Outsiders Gallery - 8 Greek St - London W1D 4DG
PUBLIC VIEW: Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4 / 12:00-18:00
Blackall Studios - 73 Leonard Street - London - EC2A 4QS
Documentary of the King Robbo Charity Auction at Cargo, London that took place on 4th September 2011.
Produced by We Rock Hard in conjunction with The Doctor's Orders
The photographers David Bilbrough, Dan Graham & film makers Tom Finch / Brad Atwill will show their work documenting the onethirty3 2011 installation programme to date. They will also be showing illustrations by onethirty3 collaborator Amy Dover. Prints will be available on the night from Titifreak, Paul Insect, Sickboy, Herakut, Gaia & Hush.
PLACES WILL BE LIMITED: email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list. 6.00pm - 9.00pm, Thursday 1st December 2011
onethirty3 - Unit 22 -Hoults Yard -Newcastle upon Tyne -NE6 2HL
The evening will also see the release of a new HUSH edition ' Cocoon I'. It will be an edition of 15, HAND PAINTED MULTIPLE with a five colour ScreenPrint. Size: approx. 1000mm x 750mm on Somerset 300gsm paper. Signed & Dated by Hush. A number of the edition will be available on the night of the installation with the rest being made available online. More details on the onethirty3 website. Preview images of the new edition can be viewed on HUSH's flickr site.
Our french is not the best but Ella & Pitr are two french artists who we met in London last summer while they were on a visit to the city. They will be releasing a new book "La vieille qui faisait partie des meubles" on the 9th December at the Librairie Lune & L'autre, 19 rue Pierre Bérard. St Etienne.
More details on their website here.
As part of her upcoming Murmuration installation at Shoreditch's Black Rat Projects, the New York-based artist Swoon takes Time Out to the streets and pastes up one of her latest pieces in this video clip. Unfortunately the beautiful piece featured in the clip only lasted two days in the streets before it was removed.
The ‘Murmuration’ installation is set to open on December 2nd.
Black Rat Projects - arch 461, 83 rivington street - London EC2A 3AY
Chock is part of the Girls on Top crew which formed back in 2001 and brings together artists from all over the world. They host Girls On Top crew jams which are intended to unite female graffiti artists and the jams get bigger each time due to their soaring popularity.
For the Eastpak gallery she has made prints of “Pandabet”, her graffiti alphabet along with photos of previous large scale work she has produced. “Pandabet” will be on show at the Eastpak Gallery from Friday 25th November.
Eastpak Gallery - No 1 Carnaby Street - London.
We have been told a lot of love has gone into these editions; James has hand sprayed the tears on every print, so they're all truly unique. Edition size is 25 each, 64 x 64cm on 315gsm Innova Smooth Cotton High White paper - with a deckled edge. They also come signed and numbered by the artist, priced at a £165. The prints will be available online from Friday here.
Check out this clip of El Mac painting a huge mural at Montana's Colours Factory in Barcelona.
Video concept, edition and motion: popcranc.com
Opening at the East Gallery on Brick Lane on the 23rd November, the exhibition will feature new works from David Shillinglaw, Eelus, Olivier Vrancken & Mark McClure.
Opening Night: Wednesday 23rd November, 6.00pm - 10.00pm
The show will then run from the 24th November - 29th November 2011. 11am - 7pm daily. Get yourselves down there.
East Gallery - 214 Brick Lane - London - E1 6SA
Check out this clip featuring our friend Danny Sangra, famed for his experimental approach to art using techniques such as design, film, illustration and video. He is one of four artists taking part in the "Create My Tweet" project using the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Note as their canvas!
On 22nd until 25th November between 9 am and 6 pm GMT, Samsung is teaming up with Danny and three other UK artists, Steven Wilson, Rose Stallard and Natasha Law who will all create original pieces of art from your 140 character tweets using the Samsung Galaxy Note.
The dates are as follows: 22nd November - Steve Wilson; 23rd November - Rose Stallard; 24th November - Danny Sangra; 25th November Natasha Law. Click on the artist links and watch all the clips, then pick your favouirte and tweet them your requests on the relevant dates.
Twitter users can tweet @samsungmobile using the hashtag #createmytweet for their chance to have their requests recreated as an exclusive piece of artwork.
aMBUSH Gallery and L4NE FOUR at The Galeries present Rainbow City Gaze by Anthony Lister - an ambitious large scale 3 dimensional public art installation on exhibition from 24 November in the heart of Sydney's CBD.
Anthony Lister explains that the installation "is about raining colour down on the public. Nothing makes me sadder than grey city days. I feel it’s important for colour to be all around. I like to think of myself as a leprechaun giving the rainbow dream to the people”.
This is the second public art exhibition at L4NE FOUR - Sydney's brand new lane way art project curated by aMBUSH Gallery.
On exhibition for eight weeks from Thursday 24 November, 2011.
L4NE FOUR at The Galeries - 500 George Street - Sydney- Australia.
Doors to the gallery in Haymarket Walk open to the public on 9th December at 7pm. King of Paint, undergoes a makeover for each exhibition and RYCA is pulling out all the stops for the private viewing on the 8th December, filling the newly painted silver space with a unit of Storm Troopers.
The exhibition theme is based around RYCA’s influences from the global movie world and features limited edition prints of his iconic Star Wars characters, including the famous ‘Reservoir Troopers’, in addition to unique originals.
King Of Paint - 9A Haymarket Walk - Bristol - BS1 3LN
American street artist Gaia at Onethirty3 space. onethirty3 – Artists Installation Space will host six innovative and exciting installations a year. The invited artists will create site-specific art installations which will provide a unique opportunity for visitors to experience large scale examples of the best in underground art from around the world. See some of the previous installations with Sickboy / Paul Insect and Titifreak here.
The hotel launched with a digital art battle featuring artists from Cut & Paste and Secret Wars. Artists went head to head to create a piece of art inspired by a theme of ‘Innovation in East London.’ It was the first Cut & Paste Battle we had attended and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the artists battling it out with their artwork in front of a live audience. The winner on the night was decided by the guests in attendance, with Sam Bevington's design winning the crowds over. As part of digital art battle prize, the artist's winning artwork was projected onto the side of the hotel building pictured above. This was the first event which saw Cut & Paste collaborated with the London team at Secret Wars.
We arrived a bit too late to catch the Parkour performers 3RUN at the hotel, but we did bump into our friend and artist Mr Guaky who was taking part in the digital art battle as well as creating some live artwork in the hotel reception space. Renowned East London promoters Urban Nerds were also on hand at the launch providing some banging tunes, with Urban Knights, Rattus Rattus & Klose One and Sophie Lloyd all rocking the decks. A well organized launch party and our first at a hotel, a fun evening was had by all in this beautifully designed space. Plus we almost forget to mention the impressive cocktails at the hotels w xyz bar which were created by cutting-edge mixologist Ruth Ball of Alchemist Dreams!! Click here to check out the hotel.
Playing the tunes were DJs Ben UFO, MC Chunky, Al Fingers and Spencer all played through Suzuki's impressive DIY sound sculpture which draws inspiration from towering, bass heavy Jamaican sound systems. Check out some of our pictures from the launch and have a watch of the video below which follows Yuri Suzuki during the construction of the sound system.
Ever seen graffiti come alive? Watch Malarky and his crew of street artists take their Converse X Foot Locker characters on a light chase across the city.
The first Lock Up exhibition (November 2009) in central London was an instant success and featured work from Goldie, Nick Walker, Eelus and Jamie Reid alongside some of the names exhibiting in Lock Up II. Fans and buyers flocked to the show, including Tracey Emin, Gemma Arterton, the Stone Roses’ Ian Brown and magician Dynamo.
Private view: 17th November 2011.
Show runs: 18th - 27th November 2011.
Venue: Red Bull Studios: 155-171 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JP
Now EVOL is coming to London for his first exhibition with renowned street art promoters Pictures on Walls on December 1. Their east London gallery will see the rise of an entire city-scape built from discarded objects intricately customised by the artist.
Pictures On Walls - 46-48 Commercial Street - London E16LT
Working in portraiture, painting freehand, yet using only spray paint and without the aid of brushes, David has developed a signature multi- layered style. Walker’s work brilliantly marries both street and fine art. His use of ‘lowbrow’, contemporary materials and deliberate references to the worst excesses of graffiti juxtapose the classical portrait style to disarming effect.
David Walker’s work incorporates dumb marks, countless scrawled lines, clashing colours, drips and decaying letterforms. Ostensibly negatives, these traits are normally associated with the most destructive elements of the graffiti and street art movement. However, the traditional context Walker places them in engenders them with an entirely new meaning. David Walker talks of wanting ‘to make the ugliest of marks within and alongside the beauty of the subject, all out of the same can.’ Hinting at the importance he places upon the potential breadth of his medium.
He writes of this creative process “I like to keep things simple which is why I use constraints, my interest is in the process and exploring mark making to see what I can achieve with the medium”. The idea of working from a limited palate is apparent throughout Walker’s work. The unorthodox colours that help populate Walker’s canvases are a nod to the artist’s past, when he had to beg, borrow and steal anything other than black, white and pink. Thus his work sees rebel culture and graffiti art sensibilities laying the foundation for visually rich portraits that fuse photorealism and abstraction to form timeless, beautiful images on street art scale.
Private View 24th November 2011 / Show runs until January 2012
Rook & Raven Gallery - 7-8 Rathbone Place - London W1T 1HN
James has created his first ever print for this exhibition – two fabulous colourway variations of what he calls his signature piece ‘The Artist’s Tears’ – Both prints are an edition of 25 on 315gsm Innova Smooth Cotton High White, hand finished with spray paint drips. 64x64cm, signed, stamped and numbered and will be priced at £165 [Prints are available at the exhibition, strictly one per person.]
The exhibition opens Thursday 10th November from 6pm and runs till Sunday 13th November (open daily from 11am till 8pm)
Visit: www.akajimmyc.com for details of his online drop coming soon.
44 Redchurch Street - Shoreditch - London - E2 7DP
A quick walk through Kelsey Brookes did at his "Desires Of The Soul" show which is currently running at Lazarides Greek Street space 'The Outsiders'.
The show will run from November 4 until November 26 2011.
The Outsiders - 8 Greek Street - Soho - London
New from Above "GIVE A WALL ST. BANKER ENOUGH ROPE AND HE WILL HANG HIMSELF." A 255 foot / 75 metre long word play painting in Miami, Florida. This controversial piece was aired nationally on CBS, NBC, and FOX nightly news.
Filmed on location at The Studios, Islington on 8th October 2011 documenting EndoftheLine's 4th Meeting of Styles UK in London. A full lineup rundown with pictures of the work produced is included alongside Si's mammoth shoutout at the end of the video.
Soundtrack: Wallz by Si Phili of Phi Life Cypher
Track by Richy Spitz
Evan Hecox is an artist whose work captures the essence of urban environments through a unique process that involves first-hand observations of his surroundings and then progresses into drawings and paintings that are striking in their graphic simplicity. His work recognizes and evokes the constantly evolving nature of cities and of the lives that exist within them. By visually embracing all aspects of these environments he uses the decay and detritus of modern cities as key visual elements in his work, challenging traditional preconceptions of beauty. Like mental snapshots distorted by the haze of memory they both record a place and time as it actually was while simultaneously re-ordering reality by removing certain elements and emphasizing others. In this way his work has the effect of placing the viewer in a certain time and place while also layering it with his own experience.
His cross-disciplinary interest in photography, fine art and design infuses his work with an unusual but dynamic mix, ranging from near photo realism to simplified abstraction. He has exhibited his work widely in the United States as well as exhibitions in Paris, Sydney and Tokyo and others.
His multimedia works on paper offer an outsider's view of the seemingly mundane moments and places in life, yet it is often in these details that a city's true character is revealed. Rather than impossibly trying to document all things about such a vast urban landscape, his work seeks to observe the overall mood and atmosphere of London, capturing gray, overcast days with his silver and black monochromatic pieces and making use of more colorful and abstracted visions that express the life and vitality of thecity.
StolenSpace - Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane - London E1
opening November 3rd 2011
Room 1: LAVA Showcase featuring: Ashes57, Forged Signatures, Lucas, Neas, Emma Dexter, The Krah, Stik & Otto Schade.
Room 2:: Art Splash Charity Auction Help our friends Eska and Pikto raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Free entry | Original art and prints for sale | Music from LAVA DJs + special guest TBA . Exhibition from: 3rd-6th November 2011. Opening party: 3rd November, 6-10pm. Then open daily, 12-7pm
The Rag Factory - 16-18 Heneage Street - London - E1 5LJ
Image by Emma Dexter
This suite of new works provides an intimate counterpart to FAILEʼs recent large-scale explorations of religious motifs while drawing out less obvious threads in their practice, from subtle gradations of colour and pattern to a conscious removal of clear identities in order to explore archetypical structures beneath. These choices are underscored by a formal approach that draws on quilting tradition —building something new and vital from otherwise discarded or overlooked materials. Such compositional “quilting” is complemented by eight new pieces “stitched” together from rough-hewn objects—wood blocks, copper printing plates, t-shirt fragments—that extend FAILEʼs use of puzzle boxes, and obscure the boundary between fine and folk art. That all of these materials, visual and concrete, are assembled from FAILEʼs own archive means that Fragments of FAILE represents not a radical departure, but a rare opportunity to see their iconic practice anew.
Exhibition open to the public 4th November - 3rd December 2011, Tuesday - Saturday 11am-7pm
Lazarides Rathbone -11 Rathbone Place - W1T 1HR
Artist/designer/graffiti artist Josh Howard aka Stika's first London solo show opens this week at the Number Six space on Dray Walk in East London. The Central St Martins design graduate will be exhibition a number of typographic works at the space. Check out this short video interview with the artist shotby the team over at VNA magazine.
Opening 27 October 2011, 6 — 9pm RSV: email@example.com
Number Six - Dray Walk - Off Brick Lane - London
The show will feature one years worth of work from the artist with over 30 new paintings, sculptures, drawings, new prints and possible a new zine!! More info on the Outsiders website.
The show will run from November 4 until November 26 2011.
Private View 3 November 2011
The Outsiders - 8 Greek Street - Soho - London
Video of Vhils finishing up the indoor piece at Tou, Stavanger at this years Nuart Festival 2011.
This first video shows the work of Sego, in collaboration with MAMUTT.
The mural "Proteo" was painted in the house of Cauce Ciudadano as part of the urban gallery MAMUTT is doing in collaboration with them.
In this gallery there are also walls by ROA, Saner, Liqen, Dhear, Broken Crow and M-CITY.
They are painting in areas with problems of violence and delinquency (painting on peoples houses and businesses) creating a space where gangs can coexist without violence, helping to build peace, we show that this expression can become a job and a piece of art, it helps to trigger creativity in potential artists, this project also helps those areas by bringing new positive vibes and new ideas to the neighborhood, improving the way people live and interact everyday, we recover public spaces with art.
The "Urban Gallery" is in the Colonia 7 de Noviembre in the Gustavo A. Madero district, in Mexico City.
Brighton based artist Pinky and friend of Invisiblemadevisible has just finished a new series of Psychedelic Skate Decks for Flip Skateboards, check out this video below where he speaks about the new series.
Snik has spent the last 12 months tirelessly working on new techniques, images and materials, whilst of course staying true to himself by cutting over 180 of the most ridiculously intricate stencils out there. Delamain Arts have been blown away by the work and whilst they are admittedly biased, they know we will be too!
“NOCTURNAL” — “of or Pertaining to the night; the space in the heavens which the sun, moon, or stars run thro’ from their rising to their setting”
Opening Night: 1st November: 6.30pm – 10pm. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org First Thursday: 3rd November – Gallery open till 10.30pm. The show will be running from Tuesday 1st November – Sunday 6th November inclusive. Gallery Hours: 10am – 6pm daily.
The Gallery - 50 Redchurch Street - London E2 7DP
‘The bank crisis was caused by financial organisations like the London Stock Exchange – they are the banks; hedge funds;stock markets and speculators taking your money and manipulating it to create up to 10 times more electronic money. This money doesn’t even exist, its a number on a screen of some computer in an office, where coked up city boys takes huge risks. They use it to bet and gamble, Las Vegas style and when these bets and gambles fail they ask governments for money to bail them out. The worst part is that your money is given to them by the governments that are supposed to protect you and your family from these well dressed gangsters.’
Lovely short clip from the German artists Herakut.
October 2011, Music by Marbert Rocel
Back In August 2011, our friends over at Very Nearly Almost magazine ventured out to Paris to interview the French street artist, Invader. The artist was the featured cover star on the latest issue of the magazine. Their exclusive interview with the Rubik’s cube enthusiast in VNA16 provides a rare insight into this secretive street artist’s work. The latest issue can be purchased online here.
Issue 16 also includes Ron English’s protege, the Australian wunderkind Kid Zoom, old-school mad scientist CHU, commercial assassins TrustoCorp, and weird and wonderful pictorial pirates The Dead Sea Mob.
A short documentary which chronicles a first-of-its-kind public art mural project which took place in Rochester, NY in July 2011. The project involved local artists and a group of four artists from Cape Town, SA who shared their talents. Several murals were painted in hopes of inspiring the Rochester community.
This privately funded project was sponsored by the Synthesis Collaborative, a Rochester-based nonprofit, and has been provided for online viewing by Ian Wilson, co-founder of The Synthesis Collaborative and producer of the documentary.
Directed by: Philip Night
The first episode features Italian photographer Lele Saveri, who left Rome in his early twenties to experience the wider world and now resides in Brooklyn, dividing his time between New York and Milan. Working around the world he has shot for the likes of Rolling Stone, NME and VICE. In the clip we follow him on his most recent journey as he comes back to his homeland to visit a traditional Sicillian festival, taking portraits of its costumed participants for his forthcoming book called Incubi Succubi.
We are looking forward to seeing what is created at this upcoming Street art festival at Cockatoo Island on the Sydney Harbour on November 4 to December 11, 2011. Presented by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust in association with aMBUSH Gallery. Outpost Project will direct the attention to our local street art culture and artists and will offer Australian and international audiences and visitors a great chance to discover what has been happening in Australia for the past few years. More info visit on the project over on the the Outpost Project website.
The count down has begun to this years Moniker Art Fair, which returns for it's second year at the Village Underground in East London. The fair opens on the 13th October and runs over the weekend with a packed line-up of live painting, events, and talks. More info and the full program of events can be found on the new Moniker website.
Moniker Art Fair 13 — 16 October 2011
Village Underground - 54 Holywell Lane - Shoreditch - London EC2A 3PQ
UK street artist Tempo33 has been very busy of late hitting up his home town of Birmingham, check the video below of the artist at work. Image ©ell-r-brown
For his next solo show at Signal Gallery, which is called ‘Semi-Detached’, the artist is again delving into psychologically intense areas of his own experience. Dominating his childhood was the figure of a violent father, who created a frequently unpredictable and very disturbed atmosphere for the family. Despite this, it was vital that at all costs the appearance of ‘normality’ had to be maintained. The new work explores these memories, uncovering the true sadness and even tragedy that can exist behind closed doors.
This will be the Dale’s fourth London solo show. He has also shown in a number of high profile group shows in London and across the UK alongside Shepard Fairey and Banksy: as well as in Paris, New York, Berlin, Denver, Philadelphia, Lille and Amsterdam. He has been featured in numerous art journals and the press, including Juxtaopoz, Modart, Mynameis and The Independent. Dale has also been building a very strong reputation with a series woodcut prints, which he pastes up on the streets. He has developed a huge following for this area of his work and each new piece is keenly anticipated. His intricate and beautiful works have been seen across London and as far a field as Brazil, Paris and Copenhagen.
The show opens with a private view 6th October 6th - 9pm
Signal Gallery - 32 Paul Street - London - EC2A 4LB
Great little clip featuring artist Aryz creating a wall for Public Provocations 3 at the Carhartt Gallery. Interesting to see the artist's working process. The Public Provocations 3 runs until October at the Carhartt Gallery in Weil am Rhein.
The exhibition features 12 individual artspaces within the Gallery and includes work spaces from El Mac (USA), Loomit (DE), Won ABC (DE), Aryz (ES) and Scheme (RU) to name a few. More info on the project on the Carhartt Gallery website.
Irrigation, K-Guy will give the double-sided disposition of numerous icons – from politicians, religious leaders, celebrities and corporate brands and even political and social systems – a bold public airing in his trademark intelligent, scandalous and thought-provoking manner.
In his first highly anticipated solo show, Iconic K-Guy’s work for this show will also enter new territory, by branching out into Pop Surrealism, a genre whose themes, colours and concepts he's been heavily influenced by. Block colour and bold lines are indicative of such, as are his use of familiar household brands. These works will include new large scale originals and unseen prints of his highly regarded 'Coke Moss' featuring Kate Moss and the iconic Coke Zero logo, as well as 'Primate Pontificate,' which features three wise monkeys and was created for the Pope’s most recent UK visit.
Iconic Irrigation will see K-Guy expand on his love of abandoned and discarded street detritus with new 2D workings. Visitors can also expect a new installation which will "cock a snook" at the beguiling nature of food labelling. Summing it up perfectly he says:
“My first solo show will celebrate the facile nature of brands and celebrity culture in a tabloid world of unquenchable thirst for consumerism to its perfunctory rejection and abandonment. Such is the nature of our illusory culture.”
Open to the public from Friday 11th November until Sunday 27 November 12am-8pm daily
Please Note: Private View is on Thursday 10/11/11 6:30pm-10pm and is strictly by invitation only. Please send names to email@example.com.
West Bank - 141 Westbourne Grove - London W11 2RS