Remi/Rough in California

Remi/Rough sent me some pics today from his time in San Fransisco for the Never A Dull Moment show at White Walls SF. For me, the highlight is definitely this wall he painted with Joker, Poesia, Kofie, Codak, Kema and Diel. Here are some slightly more detailed shots:

Here’s Remi’s wall in the White Walls show:

And of course, I can’t mention this group show with mentioning Anthony Lister. Great piece. Glad to see he can paint interesting pictures without using superheroes:

Finally, Augustine Kofie:

Never a Dull Moment at White Walls

This looks like a pretty cool show. iO Wright has brought together an eclectic mix of artists for Never a Dull Moment, which opens in a few weeks at White Walls in San Fransisco. Personally, I’m most excited to see new work from Armsrock.

White Walls is proud to present Never a Dull Moment, a group show curated by iO Wright. Never a Dull Moment will transform the gallery into a cohesive environment that embraces all mediums of creativity from sixteen artists. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, February 6th, 2010, from 7-11pm.

Never a Dull Moment features Anthony Lister, Alessandro Zuek Simonetti, Jaybo Monk, Angela Boatwright, Augustine Kofie, Dave Potes, Jonathan Darby, Ray Potes, Remi Rough, iO Wright, Erik Otto, Cheryl Dunn, Armsrock, Dave Schubert, Sam Ash and Clayton Brothers. iO Wright has chosen these artists for their “get your hands dirty” and “don’t worry just do” mentality. Without considering outside forces, they are urged to continuously create and express themselves. With shared roots in graffiti art, this group has a flare for action, immediacy, and unpredictability. Never a Dull Moment exposes viewers to the creative mind’s raw inner workings and draws distinct parallels between everyday immediate expression and fine art.

Never a Dull Moment will be a transformation of the gallery space into a chaotic, organic environment close to the heart of the artistic process. Film, sculpture, installation, and large-scale wheat paste can be expected from this multi media, multi talented group of artists. Embracing the connection between photography and fine art, Never a Dull Moment will meld the two together just as they are in everyday life. Several artists including Jaybo Monk, Remi Rough, Erik Otto, Augustine Kofie and Jonathan Darby plan to create a site-specific installation to accompany their works in the gallery. The installation will no doubt be interactive and multi sensory, with few white walls in sight.

iO Wright is a photography based artist, writer, and curator. Along with co-founding the street art quarterly, Overspray Magazine, iO curated Climb in the Back Window at Shadow’s Space Gallery in Philadelphia in 2009. Keeping close tabs on urban art, she has also interviewed such influential artists as Shepard Fairey and Erik Foss. This exhibition is curated by iO Wright and sponsored by White Walls, Hamburger Eyes, and New Order Magazine.

The opening reception of Never a Dull Moment at White Walls Gallery will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2010 from 7-11pm. The exhibit will be on display through February 27th, 2010 and is open to the public.

Remi and Jaybo

Remi/Rough and Jaybo took part in an event the other night in Berlin to raise money for an organization that builds wells in Africa. They each started working on a painting, then swapped and worked on the other’s piece, then swapped back to finish the paintings. Great looking results. These are some of my favorite Jaybo pieces.

And here’s a little bonus, a piece that Remi/Rough painted outside of Santander, Spain:

The Ghostvillage Project

This looks awesome…

Ghostvillage from Agents Of Change on Vimeo.

Remi says…

Curated by Agents of Change, The Ghostvillage was conceived as an antidote to a world of ever increasing safety and mediocrity. Six artists were given free reign of a never inhabited village on the west coast of Scotland – working on pristine walls Remi/Rough, Stormie, System, Timid, Derm and Juice 126 have created a gallery like no other…..and finally given the village the ghosts it deserves…..

Well painted walls

Just want to highlight two new walls that I think were particularly well painted collaborations.

First is this wall in NYC with Veng, Indie, Deem and Cern. Great mix of graffiti and street art. Love to see these two often opposing groups working together.

Photo by Veng

And here is a wall in Cardiff by Remi/Rough and Timid:

Remi and Timid

Remi and Timid

Collaboration is where it’s at.

Remi/Rough book

An exciting announcement came to my inbox late last night from Remi/Rough. His book, Lost Colours and Alibis, is being released soon and is now available for preorder. Most Vandalog readers are probably familiar with Remi’s recent work, but I’m most looking forward to seeing his older graffiti.

Lost colours and alibis book
The new Remi/Rough book is available for pre order from:
hundreds of artworks by myself and other very talented artists, plus a foreword by New York legend; Mare 139.
The book also contains a full catalogue of the Lost colours and alibis paintings exhibition

Here’s a few pictures:

Rem book cover

Remi Book