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.
Well, damn!! This is one show that I wish I could get over to Adelaide for – someone who in my opinion is one of the top tier stencil artists in the USA, if not the world. Espionage Gallery will be playing host to David Soukup next week, and its going to be fkn grand – allegedly this show has been two years in the planning! Heres all the details …
"David Soukup (Chicago) credits two college professors for turning him onto the stencil medium while pursuing a degree in illustration. Early on, both were able to see his incredible talent for photorealism and extreme attention to detail. Previously, his art was limited to what was possible only with graphite pencils and pens, but spray paint stencils offered him a whole new route of exploration. Drawn to the process, execution, and dedication required, David embraced and immediately began to explore the boundaries of the medium. David was quickly recognized internationally for his stencil works for his finger-numbing precision and perfection.
The urban environment became an immediate focus for David’s work. Living in Chicago, he was surrounded by an endless possibility of inspiration and a city that showcased some of the best architecture in the world. Using elements of graphic design, collage, mixed media, and reclaimed materials, David’s work is a reflection and experience of his everyday life. His work has taken on several themes and approaches, but has recently returned to his original obsession of photo-realism as he begins to document his daily routine and emotional response to the city around him.
His artwork has been shown in Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Grand Rapids, St Louis, and Australia. His paintings have been used in numerous film and television productions, and has been featured in Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Artist-a-Day, and many other local and online publications."
Looks awesome, and just yet another brilliant show from the guys over at Espionage Gallery – nice going, looking forward to checking out all the pics from this one!
Who: David Soukup What: Introspective solo show Where:Espionage Gallery, Suite 1, Level 2, 93 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia When: Opening Night, Thursday October 3rd, 6pm show runs for two weeks.
Spotted this great video from none other than Kyle Hughes-Odgers (aka Creepy) from his recent rip over to the UK – something cool to check out on a Saturday evening, in this whole post-election bullshit. Art trumps politics, every time – enjoy this mad asses video from an artist who really knows what he’s about!
"A few months back we had the privilege of hooking up with Kyle Hughes-Odgers during his tour of Europe and America, where he was exhibiting a new body of work, exploring the globe and painting walls. Originating from Perth, Australia, Kyle is part of Australia’s thriving contemporary art scene. His style is unique and fit perfectly with the dirtyface aesthetic. We hope our first meeting with this talented artist won’t be the last.
Spanning 3 days, the film documents the creation of a giant mural painted on the end wall of the Great Hall at CADS, Sheffield. The wall at CADS was complex to say the least. With pipes, girders and various obstacles, it set Kyle a inimitable challenge.
The film also ties in with a limited edition run of t-shirts designed by Kyle and beautifully hand printed by Laurence at Crow and Dunnage. The shirt comes printed on a eco-friendly, earth-positive, sports grey shirt, which you can purchase through the following link: dirtyface.co.uk/index.php/Kyle-Hughes-Odgers-Edition.html
During his stay in Sheffield, Kyle hooked up with local talent, Kid Acne, to paint a few abando’s in preparation for his mural at CADS art space. You can check some of his "on tour" work through the following link: instagram.com/p/ay6xc4x1_O/
We’d like to thanks CADS for allowing us access to the Great Hall, a perfect location to shoot this project. CADS is an amazing space, adorned with artwork all over this labyrinth of abandoned buildings. For further info on CADS please see the following: cads-online.co.uk/
We’d also like to thank Palmbomen and Michiel at NON Records for giving us permission for this track, Stock. You can find our more about Palmbomen and their other artists on NON Records at the following:
Not completely our usual fare … But where there’s art on a wall, invariably there are kicks floating above it – but the one question that’s never been answered, is why the hell are they up there?
The most common urban myth is the “drug dealers” house one … But it turns out that, of course, there are many more trains than just the usual urban legend – is it art? Just for fun? I know Ive wondered more than once, and the video, “Mystery Of The Flying Kicks” delves right into this strange world of shoelace tied sneakers on power lines to reveal people’s thoughts, and some of the hidden history behind it all … Really intriguing watching.
“Murder, sex, drugs, art, politics… sneakers hanging on telephone lines have become a powerful urban symbol, inspiring genesis theories both hilarious and sinister. In an effort to get to the truth once and for all we asked the people of earth to help us solve this mystery. Using an on-line call out and a phone message bank, this documentary was made entirely from donated photographs, phoned-in theories, video, vlogs, and animation.
The Mystery of Flying Kicks is the result of a unique digital collaboration between the filmmakers and the international public.
Directed by Matthew Bate Watch Matt’s feature Documentary ‘Shut Up Little Man! – An Audio Misadventure’ – on demand on VIMEO – vimeo.com/66795363
Official Site: flying-kicks.com Facebook – like us!: facebook.com/closerprods BUY the DVD: closerproductions.com.au/shop/products/flying-kicks-dvd-and-poster-package “
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