Its been a while since we saw a solo show from the man, who has been busy over the last year painting across Oz, Mongolia and NYC – and having seen the new direction that the work in this show has been taking over the past six months or so, we’re pretty excited to see how it all turns out. This latest show veers towards the abstract, but abstract in the way that is more than familiar for those of you that know Heescos work. Explosive, elemental and with a shitload of energy, Heescos Liminal is a gorgeous riot of colour.
“Liminal – adjective
1. relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
With Liminal, there is a hyperfocus at the central point of Heesco’s many and varied influences from graffiti, comics, fantasy and sci-fi illustration to gestural and hard-edge abstraction, surrealism, and age-old figurative painting. It’s
an epic clash of opposing ideals and dynamics resulting in works that burst with energy, vibrancy and undeniable artistic skill.
The paintings are visceral and hypnotic, which exude elements and ideas from his Mongolian upbringing clashing with contemporary urban culture. The result is a unique new category that only Heesco can own. These works are a must see in person.
Heesco is an internationally recognised graffiti and street artist based in Melbourne – for catalogue enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org”
Check out a few of the images of works from the show, and see the mad new direction that Heescos work has taken recently.
Also, heres a small sampling of the show and some of the work in this preview video from Michael Danischewski! Head down to The Tate this Wednesday to see the show for yourselves.
Both of these guys are at the top of their game, and I know that with this show we can expect something a little different – with Will Coles having just been down here in Melbourne recently, smashing up a whole pile of his trademarked concrete pieces, and with some preview pieces of some bronze casted sculptural pieces from E.L.K. we know that alongside their staple awesomeness, there is going to be some great little surprises at the show!
On Wednesday night, the amazing Vans The Omega will be holding an exhibition in Sydney, bringing his unique style and patterned brilliance to the walls of The Tate. Now, we shouldn’t need to introduce you to Vans, if you know your art here in Australia, but in case you haven’t heard of one of the top artists in our country, maybe you should go and check out his website before reading all the info for the show below …
“A solo exhibition by Vans The Omega in collaboration with East Editions, The Hours and Karton Group, featuring a range of unique hand painted furniture and homewares, sculptural works and installations, new mixed media paintings and a limited edition print set.
Roughly based in Adelaide Australia, Vans the Omega has been creating and painting letterforms for over two decades, which has seen him travel around the globe consistently since 2000. Recognised in the global graffiti scene for his attention to detail and search for perfection within letter structure and technique, most of his influences come from ancient scripts, architecture, engineering, nature and the idea of movement or balance.
His use of sharp highly technical machine like shapes and seemingly impossible patterns mixed with a traditional graffiti aesthetic, blend together to produce new innovative artworks which continue to push boundaries and perfect his craft. Vans The Omega is extremely well travelled and has exhibited artwork and painted murals all over the world.”
This will be an excellent display of work from one of the best practitioners on walls across the world, so head down to check it all out yourselves.
Who: Vans The Omega What: Into The Light solo show Where:The Tate, 345 Glebe point Rd, Glebe, Sydney When: Show opens Wednesday 21st May from 6pm til 9pm and runs until Saturday 24th May.
For the first time in history, Meeting Of Styles hit Singapore last weekend. Here are some snapshots of the event of artists/writers from Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Australia, Indonesia and Germany. Singapore graffiti at its finest!
Here’s a video from the whole weekend – good times …
This week, Melbourne artist Cam Scale hits one of Sydneys coolest galleries, The Tate, for his solo show “Iron Oxied”.
Iron Oxied will be a grand exhibition of small works on found objects, with Scale gathering a whole bunch of unique, and ohhh, mildly familiar, metal canvases on which he’s applied his more than sufficient skills.
As Scale says, the show will be “Exploring the elements around us, our human interaction with nature and existence within the universe.” Take a look at a couple of the process shots below …
Nice. Very, very nice!! Head down to The Tate to see it all for yourself, it’s gunna be grand!!
Who: Cam Scale What: Iron Oxide solo show Where: The Tate @ The Toxeth Hotel, 345 Glebe point Rd, Glebe, Sydney When: Show opens Wednesday 10th March from 6pm til 9pm, and runs until 23rd March.
The whole idea behind Trespassing looks grand. A new series of documentary photography and video that aims to “See what the graffiti artist sees”, Trespassing will be opening up in Sydney tomorrow night at The Tate.
As big believers in the documentation of the graffiti and street art cultures, Trespassing is a welcome addition to the many paintspotting and documentation initiatives around the world. Focusing on the underground rail systems, this new addition to the documentation of the culture is more than welcome.
Some of the photos and video previews look pretty grand, as you can see below.
The website itself is pretty great too, and it looks likie these guys are in it for the long haul to capture as much as they can – theres more info on the whole project, as well as prints and other stuff - so go and take a look at the site.
Cant wait to see all the photos and images from the project – looks awesome indeed.
Who: A variety of photographers What: Trespassing Where: The Tate, Upstairs of the Toxeth Hotel, 345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney When: Show opens Wednesday February 26th from 6pm til
So, I dont know too much about this one, except that theres some pretty cool artists up – including some of my favourites, Ben Brown, Matt Dampney and Mulga – that said, the other names also look interesting, and having a bit of a browse they’ve got some damn fine styles too!
Head over to Manly tonight to enjoy a night of summer snacks, beer and grand art – yep, summer mid week art really is the best!
Adnate, god damn. There is a reason why the man is one of our favourite artists, and why he is sought out by so many to put paint up on their walls – all you need to know as to why this is so is, to watch this video.
Another awesome video, again, by Michael Danischewski – with the assistance of Ken Walsh producing, motion control video capture from Syrp and beats by Temple Step.
Check it out below, a great collaboration with Srrike, Red Bull and Adnate – and if you’re in North Ryde, go see it for yourself at Strike bowling bar!
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