Exhibition & Preview - Drewfunk & Otis Chamberlain - Coalescence - Melbourne - INVURT

Snapshots – Brainfade – Frenchy – Backwoods Gallery

Almost forgot to post these photos from the exhibition Brainfade by the artist Frenchy at Backwoods Gallery a few weeks back, so for those were unable to attend the show enjoy the photos I captured.   More Cool Shit: Sunshines Top 10 – December 2015 Sunshines Top 10 – September 2013 Snapshots – Living In A Glass House – … Sunshines Top 10 – November 2013

05

Interview – Ox King

Distinctive, colorful, weird and downright gorgeous are all words that I’d attribute to the work of Ox King – and even then, they are meager words and are not able to give full justice to the pieces he does. Having worked across the years honing his style, which crosses between pop and fantastical fauna, to the realms of saturated manga-come-blade-runner-esque feminine visuals, Ox King has quickly become one of the most recognisable artists painting walls across Australia. Working predominantly around the streets of Sydney, Ox has also traveled wide and far, spreading his work across a legion of walls and into

Snapshots – Rise & Fall – HA HA – Off The Kerb Gallery

For those of you that missed Rise and Fall by HA HA at Off The Kerb Gallery two weeks ago, I managed to get some photos before the show opened. This show was a departure from his usual works, here he employed broad range of techniques from illustration to brush and even some bronze sculptures of his iconic Ned Kelly stencils. More Cool Shit: Snapshots – Windsor Aerosol Alley Project 20… Dean Sunshines Top 10 – August 2013 Video – Vexta x Scotty James – The Mom… Melbourne Street Arts Top Ten – October 2011

deansunshine_landofsunshine_melbourne_streetart_graffiti_invurt top ten 65 10 cel out 10

Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – August 2016

Has it already been a month since we posted the last collection of Dean Sunshines top ten Melbourne Street art and Graffiti images? We have no idea where all the time goes, but hey, who cares when we have a big fresh bunch of photos of all thats new and grand around the streets of Melbourne! Check it all out below … 1. Ling + Order55 – Richmond 2. Heesco – Cremorne 3. Bailer + Conrad Bizjak + Uncle Les – Port Melbourne 4. Shida – Hosier lane, Melbourne 5. Duke – Hosier lane, Melbourne 6. Hayden Dewar – Northcote

Through The Lens August 2016 – David Russell Photography

This month sees my usual wrap up of the Melbourne Graffiti and Street art scene, seen both in daylight and under the stars at night. Capturing Melbourne under the night sky is something quite special, the art seems to come to life and adds another dimension to these already amazing works of art. Since most of the work is done by good friends of mine I feel a real responsibility to do it justice and make their work shine – its a collaboration of sorts, that produces some amazing results. August also saw exhibitions featuring artists Kenta “Senekt”, at Backwoods

Snapshots – Spectrum – Senekt – Backwoods Gallery

Last week saw my good friend and very talented artist Kenta “Senekt”who had a solo show called Spectrum at Backwoods Gallery. I was really impressed with the progression of his latest works, having watched his style over the last three years since moving over from Japan. I must say its been an absolute pleasure getting to know Kenta and becoming good friends, even though there was a huge language barrier, thankfully my good friend Luke Mcmanus speaks fluent Japanese. Check out the photos below I captured for those who were unable to make it to the show.   More Cool

hand_1

Interview – Sam Yong

Sam Yong is one of those artists who I have followed for a while now, but have never really had a chance to find out more about. I first came across his work back in 2014 at the Analogue/Digital conference, where he was giving a talk as a part of the “Next Gen” artists talks alongside Carla McRae and Loretta Lizzio. As his work was projected upon the massive screen, I couldn’t help but be in slight awe at all the detail and macabre beauty within them. After that, beyond following his work on various social media, the next chance I had

Snapshots – Clockwise – Group Exhibition – S.T.K Art Spaces

If you didn’t get a chance to see the Clockwise group-show at S.T.K art space, this awesome line up of artists was curated by the lovely Filitsa Giannapoulos. This show featured a broad range of artists each bringing their own unique style, from Blek Le Rat to Conrad Bizjak to Rus Kidd and many more from Melbourne’s amazingly talented landscape. Check out the pics from the show below, hope you enjoy them as much as I did. More Cool Shit: Snapshots – Spectrum – Senekt – … Snapshots – Australia Day Paintup – Ho… Exhibition – Shohei Takasaki – Take

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Interview – Brolga

There is a long list of artists who have made their way over to New York City from our Australian shores, seeking what everyone else does in that big city across the seas – a chance to be inspired and create in one of the worlds most cosmopolitan environments. Brolga is one of these artists, who, after leaving the Northern Territory, travelled the world for some time before finally settled into the city he now calls home. With a pop styled aesthetic honed from his graphic design background, Brolga has been making a few waves in recent times. Recently, his Mohammed Ali painting

Through The Lens July 2016 – David Russell Photography

Hey guys it may be wet and cold but that doesn’t stop Melbourne artist’s from churning out some pretty dope art, wether on a wall or canvas July saw artist Cam Scale pull off a ripper of a show at Juddy Roller. Dvate and the guys smashed out a nice wall at the top of High street, Clifton Hill featuring pieces by Dvate, sigs, Putos, Askem, Sage, Porno and Ling. I also spent a bit of time out at night capturing the art under the cover of darkness bringing it to life using my two favourite torches the Led Lenser

Exhibition & Preview – Drewfunk & Otis Chamberlain – Coalescence – Melbourne

Two artists whose work I’ve Ioved over the years are Drewfunk and Otis Chamberlain – and though Drewfunk has had multiple amazing shows over the past few years, shows from Otis have been much too few and far between for my liking! So its with huge pleasure that I see them teaming up this month to put on a grand collaborative exposition, Coalescence, at Backwoods Gallery – and its going to be grand!

"Otis Chamberlain and Drewfunk share a long history as leading figures in Australian street art.

This month they will be merging their visions into a collaborative exhibition titled COALESCENCE.

OTIS-AND-DREW-AT-BACKWOODS-3-of-28-642x496

Otis Chamberlain is a New Zealand born multi-media creative presently based in Melbourne.

Chaimberlain is equally at home with a pencil or craft-knife as he is with an aerosol can. His current work can best be described as a marriage between the street-art and character design of his salad days, when he painted under the moniker Mephisto Jones, and his recent passion for mathematics, geometry and the physical sciences.

OTIS-AND-DREW-AT-BACKWOODS-21-of-28

Both Chaimberlain’s subject matter and his technique are inspired by a quest for balance. His paintings draw parallels between the left and right brain, mysticism and science, the definitive and the ethereal; concepts that are rendered as much in undulating lines as in precise euclidean constructions.

OTIS-AND-DREW-AT-BACKWOODS-1-of-28-642x197

Since his arrival in Melbourne, the Malaysian born Drewfunk has become a permanent fixture within Australia’s street art community.

As an energetic muralists who fuses his Malaysian heritage with contemporary imagery Drewfunk has become an integral part of the Melbourne landscape.

OTIS-AND-DREW-AT-BACKWOODS-14-of-28-642x428

The work presented in COALESCENCE represents a change in direction and mood for Drewfunk, a somber collection that concludes his brief hiatus from art and explores of a deeper emotional range."

photo-642x479

OTIS-AND-DREW-AT-BACKWOODS-26-of-28-642x906

Head down to Backwoods Gallery next week to see the show in all its glory – can’t wait to see what other beautiful pieces these two have managed to dream up!

OTISNDREW-PROMO-PRINTa

Who: Otis Chamberlain & Drewfunk
What: Coalescence
Where: Backwoods Gallery, 25 Easey St, Collingwood, Melbourne
When: Show opens Friday 20th September from 6pm til 9pm and runs for two weeks.

Check out Backwoods Gallery and the facebook event page for more info!

About The Author