last week saw the very talented French artist Choq with his solo show Choqworld at Juddy Roller, the show featuring his unique style which Melbourne has fallen in love with.
His way of painting everyday scenes he comes across in his travels always puts a smile on my face, I was even lucky enough to purchase a piece myself, as were many others on the night with the show almost selling out.
In case you missed the show here are some photos I managed to take.
Blender Studios present ‘Herbarium’, Ruskidd’s first major solo exhibition.
Herbarium explores the exotic patterns, organic shapes and vibrant colours found in flora and fauna. Ruskidd has created a collection of artworks featuring a variety of paintings and installations.
Over the past 5 years, Ruskidd has developed a unique and diverse style for large murals on the street and smaller scale paintings. His work engages the viewer with bright vibrant colours, free flowing organic lines and recurring motifs. Ruskidd’s evolving style explores various mediums that experiment with new found techniques. Always pushing the boundaries to create interesting and unique works that adapt to any scale and environment.
Featuring a live screen-printing session of limited run tees and Uncle Dave’s Home-brew beers on tap!
Exhibition ongoing until the 27th of March.
When: This Friday from 7pm – 20th March – 27th March.
Where: At The Blender Studios, 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne, entry via lane way.
I can’t wait for Choq’s solo show this Friday night, I have been watching the progress over the last few months and all I can say is don’t miss this one.
Juddy Roller Presents – Choq World
Acclaimed Parisian street artist Choq’s first Australian solo show + launch for new video work by Choq and Selina Miles.
On Friday the 20th March, Juddy Roller is proud to present Choqworld, a solo exhibition based on the life and times, both good and bad of Choq’s world. Growing up in the gritty outer suburbs of the world’s most “romantic” city, Choq knows all to well about the dark underbelly of a place known only for it’s romantic scenery and artistic and cultural roots. It’s this dark underbelly that has led Choq down a path to recreate this world in a way we can all relate to. The work subtlety reflects his inner most personal longings, his dreams and his goals. His weapon of choice to express such complex emotions? Cartoons of course. Choq uses his cartoon worlds as a way to connect with a range of people; both young and old, rich and poor. This is the inherent beauty in Choq’s work. He crosses socio-economic values and ties in an attempt to bring people together as a whole and forget about the superficial differences. His work explores complex themes and attempts to offer a satirical critique of the modern world.
For one weekend only, Choqworld is set and the main exhibition space is being completely transformed. Don’t miss this one.
Once a month the guys up in Training Shed (Labrador Beer Garden) organize a jam session for selected local writers. Usually its a small group of guys of ten or less who paint up the makeshift walls, made our of planks of plywood with a specific theme or colour scheme.
This month’s theme was Gold.
Artist’s line up : Cable, Karasu, Keisane, Monk, Dale, Mutons, Pedmons, Clogtwo, Facter, Daiso, AtomicK,Hastwo and Walgdp
Photographs by : Nicholas Tan
Who: Cable, Karasu, Keisane, Monk, Dale, Mutons, Pedmons, Clogtwo, Facter, Daiso, AstomicK, Hastwo , Slacsatu & Waldgdp What: Sunday At The Training Shed When: 12 October 2014 Where: The Training Shed , 8 Port Road Singapore
Last month saw some amazing work from Melbourne’s graffiti and street art community, painting all manner of shapes and sizes from small canvases to mega productions spanning as far as the boom arm would allow.
As for the laneways there is always a fresh burner or two amongst all the of the mess, which I love so much all those layers Its like a living breathing entity.
I can’t wait to bring you next months crop of photos, already so much happened and we are only four days in to the month of March, till then peace out peeps
This would have to be one of my favourite walls so far this year and the key word is collaboration, artists such as Bryan Itch, Mike Makatron, Plea, Damon Soule, Nitsua, Adam Paquette, Stiff Ives and Sparkles, all came together to create something pretty special.
It’s always good catching up with these two amazing artists Dvate and Smug, I came across them in Fitzroy where the two have painted many times before, so it was good to see their two unique style come together.
Check it out the next time you are in Fitzroy and while you there have a wonder around and look at the art filled streets of Fitzroy and Collingwood, you won’t be disappointed.
Murdochs The Daily Telegraph is a bias piece of shit masquerading as journalism and Fintan Magee, like so many of us, hates it. Which is actually a good thing, too, because otherwise he wouldnt have done this awesome piece – Man Bites Dog. Check out the release for it and the video below!
“Sydney based artist, Fintan Magee is rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most prominent street artists having been commissioned to paint in over 20 cities around the world.
Arguably his most political work to date, ‘Man Bites Dog’ explores media bias in Australia.
Originally installed in an abandoned warehouse in Sydney’s Alexandria, Magee painted the detailed mural at the centre of the work before ceremoniously burning a life-sized wire sculpture filled with copies of The Daily Telegraph newspaper, filming the process to create a mesmeric video installation.
‘Man Bites Dog’ will be exhibited as part of ‘PROTEST’, a group exhibition opening at M16 Art Space in Canberra on Thursday 26 March
I had the chance to watch Sofles painting his massive mural the other week, and yet another change on Saturday night to see his amazing work brought to life by Grant Obsbornes incredible graffiti mapping projections. Put together under the mad and rad creative direction of Shaun Hossask from Juddy Roller, if you weren’t in Melbourne, and didnt get to see it yourself (you missed out!), then you now have that chance!!
Brilliant video once again from Selina Miles as well – she never, ever disappoints with these. Lets also not forget the rad soundtrack by Opiou!
Watch the whole process and end result in all its glory below!
From the press release –
“On Saturday the 21st of February, Sofles – Graffiti Mapped premiered at Melbourne’s largest cultural festival, White Night Melbourne. Attended by over 500,000 people and running from 7pm – 7am, the festival takes over Melbourne’s CBD for a one night only artistic extravaganza.
Many months in the making, Sofles – Graffiti Mapped is an innovative step forward for the world of graffiti and technology. Sofles – Graffiti Mapped explores the intrinsic connection between graffiti, street art and technology through a combination of 3D video mapping, traditional street art and graffiti techniques and motion design.
Over 5 stories high, Sofles’ inner city mural is his biggest work to date. Add to that Grant Osborne’s incredibly detailed motion design and a musical score by New Zealand music producer Opiuo, and you have a truly innovative work of art. Visible for one night only, but destined to leave an impression on the city’s skyline Sofles- Graffiti Mapped was one of the most exciting events of the entire White Night Melbourne festival.
This video has been shot and cut by the director of Sofles’ extremely successful previous video, Limitless, Selina Miles. “
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