Melbourne artist Shawn Lu has created his recent mural, The Biker, outside the Juddy Roller studios in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
The Biker was completed over three days using house-hold acrylic paint and a brush, which allowed for the level of detail indicative of Shawn’s drawing style.
The video gives an insight into the artist’s process and development of the mural, beginning with his sketch and concluding with a time-lapse of the mural being completed.
The Biker resonates the feeling of wanting to escape to nowhere in particular, and having gotten there enjoying a quiet reflective moment.
Shawn is an artist who creates scenes inspired by modern folk-lore and urban legend. Practicing mainly as an illustrator, his detailed pen and ink drawings are reminiscent of etchings by Gustave Dore. He works out of the Juddy Roller Studios in Melbourne.
To see more of Shawn’s work, go to his website: shamuslu.com, or find him on Instagram: @shamuslu
Backwoods Gallery proudly presents A Study of Camouflage – a new show within the A Study of… exhibition series.
This is the fourth exhibition in row in the long-term project consisting of annual shows that focus on different study subjects. After more than successful exhibitions A Study of Hands, A Study of Eyes andA Study of Hair, the new show is focusing on a completely different subject – camouflage.
A Study of Camouflage brings together some of the leading contemporary artists whose art, in some way, touches the subject of camouflage. In collaboration with DPM-Studio (Disruptive Pattern Material), our concept seeks to deconstruct the dominant perception of camouflage from its military driven narrative, and to bring back the camouflage patterns to its natural roots. Camouflage is usually linked with military uniforms and inherently with violence and rigorousness. However, camouflage patterns are much more than a simple military feature. Its different forms can be observed and understood as an artistic product, both in terms of aesthetics and conceptuality.
Aesthetically, camouflage can assume different shapes and forms, creating beautiful design and art products, while conceptually, it may be detached from its military connotation, and transformed to different purposes depending on the given context. Always depending on artistic approach towards it, camouflage has enormous potentials for being a perfect medium for countless interpretations of contemporary society. The use of camouflage in art may lead to more abstract forms, while on the other hand it can serve as the perfect material for figurative and conceptual approaches as well.
Each artist participating at A Study of Camouflage uses the concept of camouflage in different ways. The artists featured in the show are:Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood,Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman,James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai.
The exhibition will open on Friday, May 29th, and will be on view until Sunday, June 7th. It will take place at a warehouse space, just next door to Backwoods Gallery, at 5 Easey Street, Collingwood.
Who: Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood,Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman,James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai.
OFF THE KERB’S 8th BIRTHDAY SHOW SUPPORTING CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS.
Arcadia; a real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
As artists, our imagination plays an important role on our craft, without our imagination there would be no finished product, our imagination fuels wanderlust and helps us escape to the place that drives our ideas our passion and fantasies; this is what leads to our art making, our imagination is our very own Arcadia.
For our 8th Birthday Charity group show, we are raising funds for Clowns Without Borders Australia, Clowns Without Borders Australia aims to improve the emotional condition of life for children and communities living in crisis.
They strive to bring relief to people affected by poverty, war, disease and disaster by using laughter, humour and play.
In this group exhibition Off The Kerb will donate 25% of the proceeds from all artwork sales and additional financial donations to Clowns Without Borders Australia.
Who: Amy Gray, Andrew Laba, Astrowitch, Auf Wiedersehen, Barek, Basak Savcigil, Cameron Brideoake, Chantelle Key, Christian Vine, Christina Aprozeanu, David Lee Pereira, DEV, Edie Botha,Emily Brookfield, Emily Wright, Erin Greer, Ha Ha, I & The Others, Jacob Coppedge, Jason Parker, Jodie Fiala, Kat Scarlet, Launa Winship, Lauren Guymer, Liam Snootle, Loretta Lizio, Lucy Yu, Marta Lesoro, Mitch Walder, Rebecca Armstrong, Ree Nakada, Sam Lynne, Sian Song, Skye Williams, Taylor Brokeman, Thirty6, Tim Willis, Trish Leone, YMT.
When: This Friday the 10th of April, from 6-9pm, till the 24th of April.
Where: Off The Kerb, 66B Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
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.
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.