Great in ’08: Copyright Says…

December 21st, 2008 | By | No Comments »

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08″ series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been offered one post to “gift” to one artist that they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s ©opy®ight‘s turn.

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

©opy®ight: The artist I chose is Gemma Compton. She’s a new artist, but the reason I think shes stands out is the girl can straight up draw: no photoshop jiggery, no stencils, just 1 girl and her pencils, about as real as art can get. Not to mention her drawings are amazing.

Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey

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Great in ’08: Broken Crow Says…

December 19th, 2008 | By | No Comments »

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08″ series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been given one post to give away to one artist who they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Broken Crow’s turn.

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

Broken Crow: I’d have to say VRNO. His composition is always spot on, he makes solid color choices, and it’s incredibly iconic, personal stuff. Gets me every time.

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Great in ’08: Damon Ginandes Says…

December 18th, 2008 | By | No Comments »

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08″ series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been offered one post to “gift” to one artist that they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Damon Ginandes‘ turn.

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

Damon Ginandes: JR.

JR at the Tate Modern. Photo by EVERYDAYLIFEMODERN

JR at the Tate Modern. Photo by EVERYDAYLIFEMODERN

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Great In ’08: Cake Says…

December 17th, 2008 | By | No Comments »

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08″ series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been offered one post to “gift” to one artist that they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Cake‘s turn.

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

Cake: My answer would be Know Hope.  Complete openness and honesty presented in a vulnerable and humble form so that we can all relate to it and not be scared off by it. Know Hope creates from a place of sensitivity and openness and he is one of my favorite artists right now without a doubt because I can actually experience his work beyond its form and I am able to feel it’s emotions.  And I always end up feeling good and at peace.

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Great In ’08: Jef Aerosol Says…

December 16th, 2008 | By | No Comments »

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08″ series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been offered one post to “gift” to one artist that they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Jef Aerosol‘s turn.

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

I’d say that the artist that impressed me most, recently, must be Claire Fahys.
I discovered her work thanks to Caroline Leluel of the French Art studio.
I work with them and Claire does too.
I really love her art and can’t believe how mature it is considering she’s only 24 years old.
I hope she’ll very soon get the broad recognition she deserves.
You can see some of her work there.

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Great In ’08: Ame72 Says…

December 15th, 2008 | By | 1 Comment »

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08″ series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been offered one post to give away to one artist who they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Ame72‘s turn.

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

Asbestos.

Chess Thinking at the Old Truman Brewery. Photo from Asbestos

Chess Thinking at the Old Truman Brewery. Photo from Asbestos

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Great in ’08: Gaia Says…

December 14th, 2008 | By | 2 Comments »

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08″ series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been given one post to give away to one artist who they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Gaia’s turn (if you missed it, he was L.E.T.‘s pick yesterday). This response was actually taken from a larger Q&A with Gaia that will be posted on Vandalog as soon as I get my university applications in (I’ll hit “submit” this Friday).

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

Gaia: The one person who has been really making a splash is the writer Booker/ReadMoreBooks/Rancour/HoodRich. While he has been getting up for quite some time now, his recent slew of rollers that he has pulled off in the past year are astounding. Always imaginative, always clean, and he has such a unique and free style.

Skulls by Booker. Photo by Danny Dawson

Skulls by Booker. Photo by Danny Dawson

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Great In ’08: L.E.T. Says…

December 13th, 2008 | By | 1 Comment »

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08″ series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been given one post to give away to one artist who they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s L.E.T.‘s turn.

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

L.E.T: The artist who’s great right now is Gaia.

By Gaia

By Gaia

Gaia has a piece at Ad Hoc Art’s Brooklyn Block Party which opened last night. It has work from nearly a dozen artists working with wood or lino blocks.

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Great In ’08: Armsrock and PaintGoggles Say…

December 12th, 2008 | By | No Comments »

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08″ series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been given one post to give away to one artist who they feel has been doing great work recently. Today Armsrock (whose show with elbowtoe opens at thinkspace gallery today) and PaintGoggles have both picked the same artist.

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

PaintGoggles: One artist making great stuff right now is C215. C215 creates work that is beautiful and seemingly personal. He consistently makes paintings that are both delicate and aggressive. The use of light in his work is truly amazing. He is also crazy prolific.

Armsrock: One of the people who’s work in the streets continues to impress and inspire me, is C215.
To me he seems to be constantly exploring the idea of what stencil art can do and could be. His pictures have a wonderful way of acknowledging and integrating themselves in their surroundings, taking in regard the space and the people who inhabits it. There is something deeply compassionate and honest in his pictures, and I greatly admire him for that.

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Great In ‘08: Grafter Says…

December 11th, 2008 | By | No Comments »

This is part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08″ series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been offered one post to “gift” to one artist that they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Grafter‘s turn (on a completely unrelated note, I hope to see some of you at the opening of Urban Angel‘s Art Lounge tonight, where Grafter will have some work for sale).

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

There is a lot of great work going on at the moment and some fantastic shows being produced on a regular basis. The recent Eelus show at Electric Sheep was outstanding and some of the work displayed showed, I felt, a real change in direction for a well established artist who could easily have stayed within the comfort zone of his previous work but was brave and confident enough to explore new avenues within his work and show us all a much darker approach to his art.

An artist I have kept a close eye on and have been impressed by his recent efforts is K-Guy. The “Love Hate” print was of outstanding quality and showed a massive step up from “Lislam” which I felt was rather weak. The installations he left around the City of London after that were very nearly a stroke of genius.

The artist I feel that is busting everyone out of sight at the moment though has got to be Vhils. The piece he did at the 1st Cans festival, where he chiseled the image out of the brickwork of the wall, was innovative, fresh and helped to breathe new life into the portrait genre. In amongst the real big hitters of the scene he managed to completely steal the show and I couldn’t wait to see how these works would translate to paper/canvas. The 2 paper releases he issued through POW were simply stunning and the technique of forcing bleach through the screen to the image was again an innovation that helped to make it a whole lot more than just a simple screen print.

The 2nd time at Cans he showed us another new technique were he peeled layers of posters off of a billboard to reveal the layer underneath and produce an image from the different colors of the revealed posters. A truly innovative and creative artist who obviously enjoys exploring various mediums and techniques in order to produce class imagery.

Vhils at Cans Festival. Photo by RJ

Vhils at Cans Festival. Photo by RJ

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