I missed last week’s link-o-rama because I was in Boston for the Barry McGee show at the ICA Boston. So worth the trip (more on that soon), but for now here’s what I missed:
- Wow. So many great murals at La Bienal de Arte Urbano in Bolivia: Erica il Cane x Bastardilla, Charquipunk, Decertor, Inti… Definitely check those out.
- Hooked visited with Gaia while he prepared a new linoblock print for his upcoming London solo show.
- Josh MacPhee of Just Seeds is speaking tonight in Philadelphia.
- A really great community mural.
- A young Canadian Instagram user was arrested for a photo she posted of a piece of street art because they thought she made the piece. Well, if I ever go to Montreal, I guess I should be careful about what I post to my Instagram.
- They sold out pretty quickly so I’m sorry I didn’t get to this sooner, but Essam (the artist who did those great NYPD/drone ad disruptions) released a few prints of those posters at 1xRun last week.
- Russian street artist Pasha 183 (think along the lines of Banksy or SpY) has died at the age of 28.
- The fantastic artist Nychos will be showing at the equally fantastic Galo Art Gallery in Turin, Italy later this month. A great pairing.
- Cre8tive YouTH*ink & Centrefuge Public Art Project are raising money through Indiegogo to work with teens to make a series of murals in NYC.
Photo courtesy of RowdyCategory: Art Fairs, Events, Festivals, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Print Release, Random | Tags: bastardilla, charquipunk, decertor, ericailcane, essam, gaia, galo art gallery, gold peg, inti, josh macphee, nychos, pash 183, rowdy, The Centre-Fuge Public Art Project
Rowdy of the UK’s Burning Candy crew is currently showing at Tower Art Gallery in Newcastle, England for a solo show called Get Rowdy. The show is open now and runs through the 10th of January. Here is a video trailer for the show and a few shots from the opening…
And Rowdy also painted a bit on the roof of the gallery…
Photos courtesy of Tower Art GalleryCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: rowdy
A very late link-o-rama, but hey, Sunday is still the weekend.
- Stained glass street art? It’s a thing now.
- Rowdy has a show coming up in a few days in Newcastle, UK.
- How and Nosm are the latest artists to paint at Bowery and Houston, and they have a new print out at Papermonster.
Eyebeam and F.A.T. Lab are two awesome organizations combining art and technology, and now F.A.T. Lab have a show about to open at Eyebeam. One more reason I am excited to go to NYC this coming weekend.This show was postponed due to the Hurricane.
- You can see the full results of Bonham’s LA urban art auction here, but two highlights were this REVS/COST piece going for over $30,000 and Chaz Bojórquez’ classic Señor Suerte painting selling for $50,000.
- Bumblebee & Zio Ziegler painted this beautiful collaboration in LA. Kind of reminds me of Stinkfish.
- Horfe’s show in Paris looks top notch.
- There’s a huge (271 meters long) wall in Copenhagen available to paint. Submit a proposal here.
- Interesni Kazki and Liqen are collaborating in Ukraine.
- Check out Lex and Sten’s recent solo show in Paris.
- Raisin is painting some really cool abstract and geometric pieces around France.
- Askew, Deus, and Ryze painted some steps in New Zealand. Great to see steps being used for art rather than ads.
Photo by NychosCategory: Auctions, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Print Release | Tags: askew, bumblebee, chaz bojorquez, cost, deus, eyebeam, fat lab, how, how&nosm, nosm, raisin, revs, rowdy, ryze, sten & lex, zio ziegler
Last Friday I headed to the opening of Good Times Roll at High Roller Society. The gallery played host to a group show comprising of 39 artists, all with differing styles, using different mediums, and with varied influences and backgrounds. In fact it was rather refreshing and a highly interesting creative mix of people presenting their ultimate passion.Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: alex booker, alex daw, cain caser, cassius fouler, darkcloud, ellannah sadkin, high roller society, john atherton, kevin harrison, Martin Lea Brown, mick dean, mobstr, mr. penfold, Numskull, remi rough, rowdy, tom booth, vinnie nylon
Tonight (29th June) sees the opening of Good Times Roll at High Roller Society. The show presents “an eclectic selection of 39 international artists for a salon style Summer Show that finally heats things up a bit this season. Ranging from the street to the studio, painters, sculptors, photographers and printmakers hailing from Australia, Brazil, Portugal, USA and UK join forces to showcase their wares through their passion for different creative practices.”
Following the opening, the t-shirt and letterpress printing workshops with artwork by Rowdy, Sweet Toof & others will keep you going back for more. So check out the opening party tonight, add these following dates to your diary and let the good times roll.
Workshops (minimum donation of £3 per workshop):
- T-Shirt Printing: with COPYEM12 –– 30th June and 1st July 1.00–5.00pm (both days)
- Letterpress Printing : with Alex Booker –– 29th July 1.00–5.00pm
Photos courtesy of High Roller SocietyCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: alex booker, alex daw, cain caser, cassius fouler, Darkclouds, david dipre, david o'shaughnessy, ellannah sadkin, high roller society, james jessop, john atherton, kevin harrison, maria err, maria imaginário, mark powell, mark ryan, Martin Lea Brown, martin mcginn, matt siren, mick dean, milo tchais, mobstr, mr phomer, mr. penfold, Numskull, parlee, paul green, paul norton, remi rough, richard galloway, robin mason, rowdy, rubie, ruth calland, stinkfish, tim pryke, tom booth. keely brandon, vinnie nylon, xiomy
Just a heads up in case you don’t like murals, unless I get really into procrastination through blogging (which isn’t unlikely), the blog will probably continue to be pretty Miami-centric for the next week or so as I’m bogged down in finals. Now that you’ve got fair warning for that, here’s what I’ve missed covering over the last two weeks in art:
- Rowdy and Run both have updated websites.
- Arrested Motion’s show in Hong Kong looks great (you can guess who has the best photos).
- Some people destroyed a legal and commissioned piece by Olek in Poland, but rather than charge them with vandalism or something like that and give them a fine, Olek requested that the men crochet some scarves for the homeless. Good move.
- Gotta love this abstract piece in Hollywood that’s been made out of colored tape.
- Here’s a video interview with Zevs without a mask and saying his name (it’s Aguirre Schwarz). It’s in French though, so if anyone wants to offer up a translation of the interesting bits…
- Always a busy man, Lister has show on in Melbourne, Australia.
- The car company Fiat settled a potential lawsuit with NYC’s TATS Crew after the company used one of TATS Crew’s murals in an advertisement. If you’re interested in the issue of copyright concerning public art, here’s one place to start.
Photo by Caroline CaldwellCategory: Art News, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Random, Videos | Tags: anthony lister, arrested motion, olek, rowdy, run, sorry, tats crew, zevs
I’ve recently been spending a lot of my recent free time with a paint roller getting the inside of a building to look very white, so to counterbalance that, I’ve been seeking out some more disruptive uses of paint rollers. Here are a few recent pieces that I came across.Photos | Tags: burning candy, horror, mighty mo, mobstr, nemo, rowdy, sweet toof, tek33, you go girl
Burning Candy have a show, A Fist Full of Paint, on right now at Tony’s Gallery in London. There’s work by Rowdy, LL Brainwashed, Sweet Toof, Dscreet and Mighty Mo. For the most part, it’s the sort of show you’d expect from Burning Candy. I’m a fan of the crew, so I enjoyed it. But most of the work wasn’t going to convert any new fans. The possible exception to that are the pieces by Mighty Mo. He has continued to develop his style of making realistic models of his outdoor work. These pieces were what everyone at the show was talking about, and they were as fun as ever. In fact, I think Mighty Mo is getting even better.
While Steph can go on about Morley all day long, Mighty Mo an artist who is actually finding an interesting way to transition from the street to the gallery. Like pieces by Invader, many of Mo’s sculptures depict actual street pieces, so the work acts as a sort of nostalgia trigger and documentation/preservation of outdoor pieces. At the same time, there’s a high level of craftsmanship.
And Mighty Mo can paint well on more traditional canvas as well. Check out this collaboration with Rowdy. It’s a knock-out… (yep, had to say it)Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: burning candy, dscreet, ll brainwashed, mighty mo, rowdy, sweet toof, tony's gallery
Parts 1-3 of DOTS, a series of films about London’s Burning Candy crew, have just been posted on Babelgum.com. The films follow members of Burning Candy as they travel around the world. So far, Luc Price aka Cyclops has visited India to work with signpainters, Rowdy has traveled to the Australian outback to see ancient wall-painting techniques and graffiti-history obsessed James Jessop saw New York City for the first time. Here are their stories…
(okay here’s a trailer first actually)
And now the actual films…
Bomb Chaser with James Jessop, which is without a doubt the highlight of DOTS so far and the one you should watch if you only watch one of these:
Beyond Cosmos with Rowdy:
Bollywood Clout with Luc Price aka Cyclops:
Photo by LyfetimeCategory: Featured Posts, Gallery/Museum Shows, Videos | Tags: burning candy, DOTS, james jessop, lucas price, rowdy