It feels like Art Basel 2013 was just yesterday, and yet two months have already passed since one of the biggest street art meet ups of the year! Australians were very well represented this year. The Everfresh crew in particular was almost all present, and apart from exhibited work and numerous painted walls, Mike Makatron was part of a live painting event at TSL Lounge in Wynwood Miami.
Our first video for the week (and there are a whole bunch more to come!) comes straight out of Bandung in Indonesias West Java.
This video showcases a great paintup from a whole slew of artists including Shake, Arghs, Rave 9, Bartone, Bedlam, Upil and many many more. This is bunch of the Indo crew doing mad shit, as per usual – check it all out below!
Every year an army of artists descends on Miami for Art Basel, and, of course, every year Ironlak is well represented. In this weeks feature from the paint we all love, a bunch of Ironlak artists get up in the Miami heat and do what they do best, smash some walls!
“In continuation of the annual festivities in Miami’s Wynwood district for Art Basel, Ironlak Family members TUES, ENUE, KEMS, JURNE, SIRUM, LINZ, EWOK & AUGOR went to check out the action along with writers from all over the globe.”
A great video released by Meggs and Birdman here, as they journey into the desert to an abandoned 1980s-made-to-look-like-the-1950s waterpark. Loving seeing all these updates from the Aussie expats as they make their mark across the world, and its always great to see a video from Meggs.
“A water park was built in the 1980′s to look like the 1950′s and abandoned in the 2000′s so there was a creepy aura in the air of a failed American Dream that once stood there. The scenery was blessed with Trustocorp’s installations prior to our arrival and had conveyed the dismantled dream perfectly through their placement and execution as they manipulated the old billboards into their own style.
Most have seen this place on their trips to and from Los Angeles to Las Vegas but didn’t know exactly what it was and I had an itch to bring it to life. With temperatures reaching past 100F, and the constant fear of getting killed by a tweaker, I made sure each artist finished their walls within daylight and in one trip. Photos can be seen in Issue 24 of Very Nearly Almost Magazine.
Video/Photography: Birdman @birdmanphotos Edit: Stas Lipovetskiy- @Stassy212 Music: “Creep In A T-Shirt” by Portugal. The Man @portugaltheman”
Holy absolute crap. I never, ever, use the term “next level” but … what the hell other words do I really have for this video? I guess there’s always a first for everything. Waking up to this video on a Saturday morning has to be the highlight of my week – another Sofles/Selina Miles/Ironlak collaboration, featuring a whole slew of mates as well, including the ever talented Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench.
With amazing tunes by DJ Butcher … this video takes the cake for best graff video of the year, hands down. A follow up piece to the last video, Infinite, which I can see was merely a precursor (from where it previously held my video of the year rank) for something even more incredible.
Watch it for yourself, and if you disagree, I can’t hear you.
A few weeks ago I had the chance to head down to check out JAW from DMV as he was getting started on a pretty epic project – painting the entirety of a bus, top to bottom.
JAW is more than well know for his immaculate detail, and when I saw the sketch for it I couldn’t wait to see how it all turned out … and holy shit, is it good. Beyond good. I want this bus. I think everyone, would want this bus.
As far as ads for products go, well, this one is how I think all fkn ads should be! Nicely done vid, again, from Selina Miles for Ironlaks latest!
“The Ironlak dream began in 2002, when a young graffiti writer from Sydney wanted to offer Australian writers a premium spraypaint brand at an affordable price.
As the first Ironlak cans rolled onto shelves in 2004, the price of premium spraypaint was cut dramatically, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for Australian artists. Starting your own spraypaint brand from scratch comes with a (not so) healthy dose of landmines and headaches. The support we’ve received over the years from writers around the world is what drives us to keep pursuing this crazy dream.
The original spirit of graffiti lives on. Know who you’re supporting.
Cut: Selina Miles, Music: Original composition by Trials, Spoken: Yuin Huzami, Handstyle: Freak KGB, Footage captured in Europe and North America.”
Madness. Michael Danischewski just released this new ten minute featurette he did for The Hours from the Neon Golden exhibition up in Hong Kong last month.
“In September 2013, Australian based creative group The Hours curated an exhibition at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong’s Central and Western District. Titled ‘Neon Golden’, the exhibition featured new works on paper by a collective of world class contemporary, street and graffiti artists who all share a rich history of friendship and collaboration. A lot of the artists involved also travelled from all corners of the world to be in Hong Kong for the exhibition, and to paint as many walls as possible. This is what went down….
As we mentioned in our snapshots of Shida the other day, he and TwoOne got up massively on the side of a 13 story building while they were in Hong Kong last month – and we’ve just got through a bunch of photos and a video from the whole shebang.
Invurt webzine provides information on AustralAsian street, urban, illustrative, graffiti and other genre defying, nu-contemporary art to readers around the world. It specialises in events and artists who are working, displaying and visiting Australasia – particularly with a focus on exhibitions, live art and other events the artists are partaking in.