Lucy McLauchlan x Fame

11 Sep


Thanks to Fame Festival and Lucy McLauchlan for the video.

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Vans the Omega x TED

10 Sep


Thanks to Cre8ive and Vans the Omega for the video.

As Art Installation Partner for TEDxCanberra, CRE8IVE commissioned Vans the Omega to paint throughout the day. What ensued was an amazing display of innovation, inspiration and creativity.

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Herakut x Lucent Dossier

9 Sep


Thanks to Carlos Gonzalez and Herakut for the video.

A short documentary which presents the show involving graffiti duo Herakut and the Lucent Dossier group, detailing both the rehearsal process and the final performance in a unique and different way.

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Jessica Hess x Fade & Finish

8 Sep


Thanks to Shaun Roberts, Spoke Art and Jessica Hess for the video.

Spoke Art is pleased to present “Fade and Finish”, a new solo show by San Francisco-based painter Jessica Hess. Following her successful solo show last year at White Walls gallery, and two person show with Kevin Cyr there the year before, Jessica Hess will be debuting a new body of original paintings starting September 6th, at Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco.

Known for her photorealistic paintings depicting the sprawling graffiti-laden landscape, Hess’ work combines traditional and formal technique with contemporary subject matter. The result is a documentarian snapshot of her ever changing environment, a moment of time perfectly captured and recorded in between the flux and constant states of change that are an ingrained aspect of the street art world.

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Erik Siador x Portals

7 Sep


Thanks to Mike Ogata, The Hive Gallery and Erik Siador for the video.

Erik’s show “Portals” opens Saturday September 8th, 2012 at The Hive Gallery Downton Los Angeles. If you are in the area be sure to go check it out!

Leeman x V x Colla x Epilogue

6 Sep


Thanks to Taylor Morgan, Hugh Leeman, D Young V and Eddie Colla for the video.

Epilogue is an immersive installation based art show. It’s processes and concept have been inspired by America’s gun loving culture, corporate behemoths considered “to big to fail”, and a financial meltdown. It has pushed the three of us as artists away from what we have come to identify as our own individual styles along with the tools and mediums we have become used to incorporating into our artistic careers. We’ve traded the more traditional media of oil paints, canvas, and inks for reclaimed billboards, fire stencils, carbon soot emissions, and hand painted assault rifles, as a way of taking what we felt was a more relevant look at today through the scope of our art. This video itself is a movie style trailer come art video, that acts emblematically of our longing to step outside our artistic comfort zones. What we did with the video was a new feel for us in that we did not show the artwork nor do a traditional narrated artist interview but instead looked at the video as a piece of art itself which does less to answer a question and ideally more to inhibit curiosity in the viewer, leaving them with questions on our modern society and potentially life itself.

“Epilogue”, a show by D young V, Eddie Colla, and Hugh Leeman, opens Saturday, September 8th at 7 p.m. in downtown Los Angeles at Hold Up Art Gallery, 2 blocks south of the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, 358 E. 2nd St. know more, see here epiloguela.com

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Push x Spy Optics x Evo

5 Sep


Thanks to Spy Optic, The Seventh Letter and Push for the video.

SPY teamed up with Push from The Seventh Letter to provide a facelift on the wall of Pacific Northwest retailer EVO to spice up the neighborhood. The piece currently graces the west side wall at the corner of 2nd and 36th Streets in Seattle, home of EVO’s retail showroom. Check out the continuing collaboration between SPY and The Seventh Letter over at Spy Optic.

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Above x #socialmedia

4 Sep


Thanks to Above for the video.

People look at me like I’m from another planet when I tell them I don’t have social media like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. In the eyes of social media I’m severely outdated, lost and not ‘connected’.

Not partaking in the aforementioned social media makes me an outsider looking in on how hyper frequent society uses its sacred social media. I can’t help but observe the people around me who appear to be consumed and addicted to trying to keep up to speed on their social media pages.

You check your Facebook page while driving. Tweet a message that you ‘just took a shower’. Instagram a photo of your double soy macchiato with extra foam and so it continues ad infinitum.

I have more questions than I do answers with social media. We live in a ridiculously hyper fast pace life where information is exchanged so rapidly that it makes us feel inadequate and drains our attention span. This painting was executed at the GALORE festival (werket.dk/galore/) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The painting is a time-lapse composed of over 9,000 photos and painted over a 5-day period. As irony has it this video will be reblogged and seen on social media outlets the world over. Please join in and reblog on your facebook and twitter accounts. Enjoy and try to keep up.

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Pastime x Goes Big in Miami

3 Sep


Thanks to MTN Colors and Pastime for the video.

PASTIME, has been putting it down strong for the last two decades. A native to the San Francisco Bay Area, this writer’s reach stretches out as long as how many letters he has in his name. In this episode, he let’s us in on leading the pack and his first time painting for MTN COLORS at Miami Art Basel 2011.

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Jeremy Fish x Bottle Dog

2 Sep


Thanks to Frank Public Art Space and Jeremy Fish for the video.

Time lapse video of Jeremy Fish painting the April 2012 mural for Frank Public Art. Frank is a 30 ft x 18 ft Public Art Space located in downtown Austin. Presented by Frank and Neuro, Frank public art will showcase fantastic artists each month curated by Jason Archer, Geoff Peveto and Christian Helms.

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Michael Sieben x Smile Forever

1 Sep


Thanks to Frank Public Art Space and Michael Sieben for the video.

Time-lapse video for March 2012 muralist Michael Sieben for Frank Public Art Served Up by Neuro. Frank is a 30 ft x 18 ft Public Art Space located in downtown Austin. Presented by Frank and Neuro, Frank public art will showcase fantastic artists each month curated by Jason Archer, Geoff Peveto and Christian Helms.

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Clayton Brothers x Fuel TV

31 Aug


Thanks to Fuel TV and Clayton Brothers for the video.

The Pasadena-based Rob and Christian Clayton, otherwise known as the Clayton Brothers, are known for producing dynamic, extemporaneous, yet purposeful paintings. The Clayton Brother’s work is inspired by the ethereal sublime, and searching for that moment of calmness. Their images speak to all through a universal, visual vernacular borrowed from folklore, mythology, urban legend, sound bytes and info-graphics.

“A lot of our work addresses the feeling of ‘bliss,’ and the moment when everything seems perfectly sound,” says Rob. The Clayton Brother’s recollections of the past are revealed as slightly tainted yet sublime memories. They believe the world of action sports and art are analogous to each other in a way that it takes extreme creativity and intuitiveness for the athletes to do what they do.

“The Signature Series is refreshing because art and action sports have always gone hand-in-hand,” says Christian. “Art is one element that separates action sports from other mainstream sports. As youngsters, we were passionate about skateboarding, BMX, and punk rock.”

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SUSO33 x Los Elegidos

30 Aug


Thanks to SUSO33 for the video.

Video created, directed & performed by SUSO33. “Los Elegidos” by Nach feat. Akhenaton & Talib Kweli.

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Broken Crow x Lion Man

29 Aug


Thanks to Midnight Toil and Broken Crow for the video.

Stencil artists John Grider and Michael Fitzsimmons of Broken Crow paint Lion Man on a Minneapolis wall. August, 2009.

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