Archive | December, 2011

En Masse x Miami x Part 1

31 Dec

Thanks to Fred Caron and En Masse for the video!

At the end of November, the En Masse Art Initiative flew down to Miami to take part of the Miami Art Basel events. With the help of Sodec Quebec and Galerie Pangée, EM teamed up with Scope Art Fair, Fountain Art Fair, Safewalls, Primary Flight and the Found store to create multiple work of art. During 10 days, the team grew exponentially, adding members from all around the globe; Tel-Aviv, Montreal, Brooklyn, Woodstock, Staten Island, San Fransico, San Diego, Miami etc. By the time we came back, EM had paint two 8’x8′ letter shaped canvases, two 4’x8′ bottle shaped canvases, one 12’x8′ wood panel, one 30’x50′ outdoor wall (that’s without the Ian Ross 30’x40′ black and white portion of the building and the dumpster by Werd x Ian Ross), one 12’x12′ outdoor wall, four plywood bubbles, and one cigar box. Thanks to everyone who took part of this major event in EM history. Stay tune for Part Two of the adventures of En Masse in Miami.

Blaine Fontana x Amalgamate

30 Dec

Thanks to Blaine Fontana for the video!

Blaine wrote on his website… “This project has been in the works for the last half of 2011 and am so thrilled to see it come to fruition. I’m even more excited that I can now share this labor of love with you all. It is generously stocked with 9 special items created solely for this box set.”

Barminski x Pictures on Walls

29 Dec

Thanks to POW Gallery and Bill Barminski for the video!

Cope 2 x Rise to the Occasion

28 Dec

Thanks to Jose Marquis Montes and Cope 2 for the video!

The Outpost Project x Australia

27 Dec

Thanks to Outpost Project, Meggs, Anthony Lister, Kid Zoom and Ben Frost for the video!

The Outpost Project is all set to transform the gritty industrial spaces of Cockatoo Island into an explosion of urban art. An outcome impossible, without the talent, commitment and energy of more than 150 artists from around the world, all willing to come on a journey with curators Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and aMBUSH Gallery, in a first for the Southern Hemisphere.

Renowned international and local artists such us ROA (Belgium), Ethos (Brazil), Kid Zoom (USA/Australia), Anthony Lister (USA/Australia) and the Everfresh Collective (Australia) will illuminate the island with large-scale installations, live art creations including aerosol art, stencilling, paste-ups, sticker art, cup rocking, sculpture, murals and bill boards.

Dabs & Myla x Mad Vibrations

26 Dec

Thanks to Colin M Day, 941 Geary and Dabs & Myla for the video!

Dabs Myla were a part of the Young & Free show at 941 Geary in San Francisco this past September. This is a behind the scenes look at their installation and mural in Hemlock Alley.

Martha Cooper x Wynwood

25 Dec

Thanks to Here Comes the Neighborhood, Wynwood Walls and Martha Cooper for the video.

Legendary photographer Martha Cooper has been documenting graffiti and graffiti writers since the late 1970s. Her and Henry Chalfant’s book “Subway Art”, originally published in 1984, was largely responsible for the globalization of graffiti. She has remained a fixture in the community and culture, and has been documenting the Wynwood Walls since the project began in 2009. Her photos tell the story of the Wynwood Walls from its inception to expansion, and all of the artists and their respective works. In graffiti and street art, nothing is permanent, even commissioned walls. Because of the temporary nature of the medium, Martha’s photos outlast almost every piece of graffiti or street art itself.

James Jean x Offset 2009

24 Dec

Thanks to Offset Conference and James Jean for the video!

James Jean was born in Taiwan but was raised in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Upon graduating in 2001, he quickly became an acclaimed cover artist for DC Comics, garnering seven Eisner awards, three consecutive Harvey awards, two gold medals and a silver from the Society of Illustrators of LA, and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of NY. He has also contributed to many national and international publications. His clients include Time Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Playboy, Knopf, Prada among others. He has also illustrated covers for the comic book series Fables and The Umbrella Academy, for which he has won five Eisner Awards for “Best Cover Artist”.

Eddie Colla x Sierra Club

23 Dec

Thanks to Sierra Club and Eddie Colla for the video!

Eddie writes on his website…”Last month I did the artwork for the cover of this Month’s Sierra Magazine. This was really an ideal situation. It’s a rare opportunity to get to work with a group as important as the Sierra Club. I also had the freedom to simply take this project and do what I do. Really, it was an ideal working environment. It’s always satisfying to be able to do your art while contributing to something you truly support. Some of you from San Francisco’s art community may recognize the model I used for the cover.”

Kidult x Illegal World

22 Dec

Thanks to Kidult for the videos!

Tilt x Anarchy in the UK

21 Dec

Thanks to Big Addict and Tilt for the video!

Pictures On Walls invited Tilt to East London where he painted his Union Jack large scale on the magic wall of the Village Underground.

Morning Breath x White Walls

20 Dec

Thanks to Vans – Off the Wall TV and Morning Breath for the video!

On this episode of Time & Space, Jason and Doug prepare for their art show “Manos Extranas”. Jason and Doug first met in San Francisco in the mid-90’s while working for Think skateboards. Some 15 years later they’re back in SF where they met to put on their art show at the While Walls Gallery.

M-City x Mexico

19 Dec

Thanks to Filmaciones de la Ciudad and M-City for the video!

M-CITY visited Mexico during the month of August 2011 leaving six walls in different areas of the city and the country. This visit was thanks to the collaboration between MAMUTT and the Antique Toy Museum Mexico.

This wall in particular is part of a project, focused on intervening spaces outside the urban areas, that perhaps are more accustomed to urban art, we take the artist out of context and the area out of context, but we get the same result, to make public art that any person can enjoy. This project is carried out mainly in San Miguel de Allende, on farms that are on the outskirts of the city. This way we try to acompish one of the objectives of MAMUTT, which is to take urban art to all places, making as many people as possible get in touch with this expression, this way we try to help national and international scene.

Mike Kershnar x Element

18 Dec

Thanks to Element Advocates, Sean Desmond and Mike Kershnar for the video!