Archive | September, 2012

Special Delivery 2012

27 Sep


Thanks to Enless Canvas and Mapache Films for the video.

On Saturday night, September 8, 2012, I and thousands of others witnessed the concrete and steel ruin that is Carbon Warehouse in the old Flint Ink building at 1350 Fourth Street, Berkeley return to technicolor life as a free, underground art gallery.

Saber x #Defend the Arts

25 Sep


Thanks to Frank 151 and Saber for the video.

Saber of famed LA graffiti crew The Seventh Letter, sat down with Frank to promote his newest installation, a temporary display in the stratosphere. The installation, dubbed #DefendTheArts is Saber’s response to Mitt Romney, who stated that he would eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected.

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Pat Waldo x Moustache Man

23 Sep


Thanks to Animal NY and Patrick Waldo for the video.

Patrick Waldo talks about how Moustache Man got it’s start and how NYPD put a stop to it.

Maya Hayuk x City Portraits

21 Sep


Thanks to Etsy.TV and Maya Hayuk for the video.

Muralist Maya Hayuk creates more than just a painting on the wall in this once-thriving steel mill town of Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Fin Dac x Bogota

20 Sep


Thanks to This is Cartagena and Fin Dac for the video.

Bogota is no way as colourful as Cartagena de Indias so This Is Cartagena thought they would brighten the place up a little with the help of Fin DAC.

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Etam Cru x Urban Forms

19 Sep


Thanks to Urban Forms and Etam Cru for the video.

Urban Forms Project: The basic idea of ​​the project is to create a permanent exhibition of street art in the public space of the strict city center. The exhibition will consist mainly of large paintings on the facades of buildings directly in the city center by prominent representatives of large-format paintings from around the world. In the coming years, the project has to be extended to other urban art objects, such as sculpture, installation, jewelry, etc. street.

Koralie x What Girls Want

18 Sep


Thanks to Julien Mazard, Dakine Europe and Koralie for the video.

This 2nd installment of our girl activist program introduces you to KORALIE, a french artist who spends her time and spreads her art in various big city. We met this renown street artist in Paris and followed her from her flat where her art is getting thoughts and designed to the street where it lives and gives a unique flavor to everyday’s life.

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GATS x Voice of Art, Pt #3

17 Sep


Thanks to i am OTHER and GATS for the video.

Follow graffiti artist GATS as he risks his safety and anonymity to paint a poem across the East Bay. The final line proclaiming “The City Is Ours” is completed at a community block party, an apt setting to celebrate how street art can be used to make political statements and enrich the culture of a city.

This is the last video in a three part series. See past days for episode #1 and #2.

GATS x Voice of Art, Pt #2

16 Sep


Thanks to i am OTHER and GATS for the video.

Oakland police have the community on edge over killings of unarmed youth and repression of free speech. Graffiti Against The System (GATS) and the people of Oakland riot for the murder of Oscar Grant and the closing of Occupy Oakland. Boots Riley gives his first hand account of oppressive police actions while G.A.T.S. and Roberto Miguel prepare their epic city-wide graffiti poem.

This is the second video in a three part series. Stay tuned for episode #3 coming soon.

GATS x Voice of Art, Pt #1

15 Sep


Thanks to i am OTHER and GATS for the video.

Graffiti is a thriving life force in Oakland. Meet GATS (Graffiti Against The System), an artist for whom the city is one endless canvas to connect with the people. Times are rough in “The O,” as GATS plans to write a poem throughout the city.

This is the first video in a three part series. Stay tuned for episode #2 and #3 coming soon.

Geoff McFetridge x Around Us

14 Sep


Thanks to Ivory and Black and Geoff McFetridge for the video.

None of my ideas seem to come from dreams. More often they seem to come from when I am most awake. – Geoff McFetridge

Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents “Around Us & Between Us”, the first solo exhibition in London since 2005 by the Los Angeles based artist Geoff McFetridge – A multidisciplinary artist without creative boundaries who’s life work ranges from poetry to installation, painting to graphic design and many other practices in between. For his “Around Us & Between Us” exhibition, Geoff has created a series of 10 new acrylic paintings on canvas on his distinctive and reductive style, giving each different subject the same treatment and refinery.

In the artist’s own words: Images are central to my painting. The images are varied, while my treatment of them is very consistent. The imagery is refined to a point of anonymous functionality. The paintings are meant to feel as if they were pulled directly from the lexicon.I paint some things because they are things that I have seen, but more importantly, I believe they are things that the viewer has seen. I am painting from life, but not life purely found in the landscape, but the also psychological, mediated, and transcendental world that infects our consciousness.

Michael Sieben x Volcom

13 Sep


Thanks to Volcom and Michael Sieben for the video.

Volcom Featured Artist Series Presents: MICHAEL SIEBEN

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Allison Torneros x Hueman

12 Sep


Thanks to Matt Maniego and Allison Torneros for the video.

Promo for Allison Torneros’ solo show at the Design Matters Gallery in LA. Show opens on Saturday Sept. 22, 2012 DMG is pleased to announce “Hueman Nature,” an exhibition of works by Allison Torneros. Torneros sets her gaze upon the human condition and the essential dualities that permeate our lives and consciousness. The show features collaborations with Justin Jackson, Cryptik, and Brandon “Monk” Munoz.

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Lucy McLauchlan x Fame

11 Sep


Thanks to Fame Festival and Lucy McLauchlan for the video.

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