Photos courtesy of Broken Fingaz
Photos courtesy of Broken Fingaz
Looks like the art world has gotten back on track after the holiday season. Lots of links this week.
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This summer has been anything but slow and relaxing for Broken Fingaz Crew. After 3 months touring Europe, painting walls, doing collaborations, 2 solo shows in London and Vienna and a group show in Paris, the crew is finally headed back home to Tel Aviv. But before, Tant and Unga left Austria with these murals (and this cool animation), which were inspired by a few old books they found in a coffee house they they were staying in, about how death is just around the corner.
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Julien Seth is a public art documentarian for French television. The job’s required traveling has given Seth some interesting opportunities. Plenty of street artists these days travel and put work up around the globe, but instead of sticking to some blandly universal subject matter, Seth’s murals are inspired by the countries they’re painted in.
He’s collaborated with Know Hope and Broken Fingaz in Israel, with El Decertor, Entes & Pessimo, Jade in Peru, and he is part of the “French Kiss“ collective with Dem189, Lek and Swiz in his home country of France. Currently, Seth is in the Ukraine, painting with Kislow and Teck.
Photos by Seth
If you’re a Broken Fingaz fan in Vienna, you’re in luck. If you’re not a Broken Fingaz fan but you are in Vienna, you’re still in luck because you’re about to become a fan. If you’re a Broken Fingaz fan and are not in Vienna (like me) but can afford to travel there (not like me), call work and tell them you’re sick because this Thursday, June 28th they have yet another solo show (because let’s be honest, who’s going to put work next to BF’s?) opening at Inoperable Gallery. For this show, they’ll be exhibiting some new works alongside pieces from their recent show in London and will hang through the month of the July. The piece above, done recently on the side of the gallery, is entitled “Chase the Devil” which is a play on the long history of Devil mythology in Vienna.
It seems that Unga will not be apart of this show, but he’s been busy; Unga and Insa have been blowing up the ‘Reblog’ button with this dope mural GIF. He also put up work with Lush in London and in Paris with Seth, Dem189 and Babs which was probably around the time of the group show in Paris, for which Broken Fingaz showed alongside Pure Evil and Pascal Le Gras.
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Just after the closing of their first major UK exhibition “Crazy Eye Hotel“ at the Old Truman Brewery, Broken Fingaz let loose on the streets of East London. The Israeli crew, consisting of Tant, Unga, Kip and Deso, was able to put on the indoor display of their comic-strip-acid-trip-illustrations through support from the British Israeli Arts Training Scheme; a program built from a bilateral agreement between the British and Israeli governments that enables a creative exchange between the nations’ artists.
What better way to say “thank you” to the political effort funding your first major solo show in England, than to further-exhibit your art illegally? On one hand, London is without a doubt one of best cities for street art, so can you blame them for getting up while there? On the other hand, if the British Council, the Government of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or the Ministry of Culture and Sport, all of whom provide funding for this program, believed that perhaps they were actually funding some no good vandal punks to get up abroad, would it jeopardize the program?
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Seven internationally recognised Israeli street artists are showing at the Inoperable gallery in Vienna.
Most of the artists are from, Tel Aviv (‘the bubble’). Know Hope calls the city the “most secular, dynamic and fast-paced city in Israel”. Broken Fingaz are from Haifa, in the north, which also has a surfing community for what it’s worth.
Tel Aviv is a great graffiti destination. Not without police, but just far more laid back than most other big cities. You can read more about the Tel Aviv street art scene in an article I wrote for the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz last year.
Take a look at Zero Cents blog (maybe NSFW)- I was moved by the post, ‘R.I.P. Whoresy’.
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While Blu and David Ellis may be the reigning kings of street art turned into animations, they’ve got some serious competition from Israel’ Broken Fingaz crew. Tant and Unga painted this video animation over three days. Some crazy stuff. Very similar to Muto and Combo and maybe not as innovative or artistically awesome, these guys have definitely put in some serious work and their technical skills are up there. Check it out:
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