In 2013 the Estria Battle Festival will provide Oakland, California with an exciting opportunity to see and engage with the best public artists of today. It has truly become an essential Bay Area event that is core to both the art scene and to the youth and community groups who are involved. See more pictures after the jump.
RISK‘s solo exhibition titled “Metallic Tissue” at Fabien Castanier Gallery opened last weekend. For those of you that don’t know RISK. He’s the the Futura of the West Coast, the papa smurf of Graffiti, the Dumbledore of tagging and so on. See more pictures after the jump.
Documentation of Nuart Festival 2103 featuring work from Martha Cooper, M-City, Dal East, Roa, c215, Vhils, Faith47, Ernest Zacharevic, Dot Dot Dot, Aiko, Dotmasters, David Choe, Martin Whatson, Hush and Strøk.
For the modern day graffiti art movement, the name Jeroo is infamous the world over. The German born artist has written his name in multiple continents, in ever changing styles with multiple levels of difficulty. But he is not just restricted to walls. As a practising artist and teacher, he is also active in studio art practice. We were lucky enough to be invited and watch him at work. Aside from art making, we were also able to speak to him about his new book, “Graffiti School” released by Thames and Hudson. Graffiti School is possibly the most in depth how-to books about graffiti for students that has been put to print. See more after the jump:
Montana Cans and Ruttkowski68 proudly present: Stohead E(RAZE)R aka Stohead vs a Jaguar. Stohead, has been in the game a long time. When he talks about the early days of his career as a graffiti artist, his narrative is dotted with historic moments that defined him, his works, and Germany’s graffiti culture. The 39-year-old artist, whose real name is Christoph Häßler, has influenced the evolution of German graffiti from a subculture associated with vandalism to a form of contemporary art gracing museums and private collections worldwide.
Clemens Behr, who was born in 1985, is currently based in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Clemens travels extensively and is exhibited internationally. He specialises in plastic arts. His works can be found outdoors as well as indoors. Currently, his artworks consist mainly of wood. Up to now, he has worked a lot with cardboard, but recently he tries to get more and more into new materials.
After almost one year of preparation – hours of print sessions, working with artists, curating an amazing art project, countless meetings and photoshoots – the boys guys behind DRAW A LINE are excited to finally announce that their online shop is now live! Feel free to browse through the collection of outstanding prints by nine amazing international artists: Flying Fortress, Clemens Behr, Husk Mit Navn, Kanta Kimura, Sainer, Remed, Erosie, Zoer and Jurne. After the jump you can find some behind the scenes pictures, get the prints here.
Art, culture and cult. The much-loved graffiti-event HACK & LACK came to the next round. The who’s who of the scene, local heroes and undiscovered talents met for the fifth time to just let the colours speak. The colourful event took again place at the ‘Anne Frank children and youth centre for creativity’ in Minden on Saturday, 7th September, with a wide variety of music, a big bursting BBQ and drinks.
Recently the world known Graffiti artist CANTWO was invited to Ecuador to paint at the GODs OF PAINT II festival in Quito… find some more images after the jumo – enjoy!
The internet has made many things possible, including advancements in the culture of graffiti. There are positives and negatives that influence how Graffiti culture evolves. One benefit is that it enabled people from all over the world to instantly communicate and connect. However as all double edged swords, often the price paid is a contact list full of hook-up’s and few actual meetings, or time available to meet the people you have become “friends” with.
So a group of artists set out to change this and meet in one meeting place where they all came together to paint. The artists line up included Brus & Twesh (IT), Rask (IE), Ogre (FR), Aroe, Kak, Fuzzcat (UK), who all came together in Brighton, England to make something happen offline. Check out the productions they did here online after the jump..
here some impressions of ATOMONE´s solo exhibition “GRAPHEMES” that is supported by MontanaCans and opened last friday in Heidelberg (Germany) at WOW Gallery. “GRAPHEMES” shows recent works of German based Graffiti writer ATOMONE. The show runs till 28th of december – check it out!