In this sixth episode of HighlightsTv interview series they hooked up with one of the legends from the Red Line in Stockholm – Erse [TP TPX]. He has been painting graffiti for more than 30 years and is still a very active writer in Stockholm. English and swedish subtitles available, Video & editing by Jonathan Salomonsson, enjoy!
EYES OF GAZA explores the imaginations and aspirations of youth and their communities through Street Art projects. The exhibition features the photography of German Street Artist and photographer, AKUT (Falk Lehmann). Produced by over 200 youth under the guidance of artists and therapists from Palestine and abroad, works share the ideas and identities of people affected by oppression and conflict. The art invites you to think beyond conventional media and step inside the world as they see it. Their eyes ask for acknowledgement as they tell the story of Gaza, a story that can only exist if you look for it. The people of Gaza see you. Can you see them?
Opening reception at Zara Gallery – Grand Hyatt Hotel Amman
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
The exhibition will be on view through February 20, 2016.
Protecting your health and your skin has never been easier. To add to our protective range we would like to introduce the Montana Nitril gloves. Non-sterile and ambidextrous, the Montana Nitril gloves are a cost efficient, 100% synthetic and latex free glove, sold in boxes of 100 pieces. Available in sizes S to XL, these powder free and water resistant gloves will be available from Monday the 8th of February.
MONTANA-CANS x POW! WOW! Limited Collabo can series Hawaii 2016 – We’re back with some news from our COLLABO series. This time we decided to dedicate a can to a brilliant upcoming festival and support it, not only by supplying cans, but also by creating a very special can for the occasion: the POW! WOW! can, as a symbol of the great collaboration between POW! WOW! and MontanaCans. The „POW! WOW! Hawaii” festival is an annual event featuring an amazing line-up representing fantastic quality. More after the jump!
The 17th monochrome is featuring Dyre from Stockholm, Sweden!
MONOCHROME is a series of graffiti videos, all with a black-and-chrome feeling, by Spraydaily.com. Simple short videos featuring one writer and three cans in each episode. One chrome piece on one clean wall by one selected graffiti writer for each episode.
Spraycan Fine Arts, Taiwanese Graffiti Shop, organised a little event under the name of Tool Out Plan. The topic of the event was “The Monkey Year” in celebration of the upcoming Lunar Year, which will be the year of the monkey. The group of artists consisted of several artist from Taiwan and one from China. The artists were: Aserk (Tainan, Taiwan), Chocoz (Tainan, Taiwan), Jush (Tainan, Taiwan), Creepy Mouse (Tainan, Taiwan), Faso (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), Baboo (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), Lumi (Tainan, Taiwan) and Satr (Guangzhou, China). They worked together to create a piece related to Monkeys. Incorporated are also pieces of Journey to the West in honor of Sun WuKong, the Monkey King. The goat in the picture represents the end of the passed Lunar Year, the Goat year, and how it’s time is up. Cans used were mostly Montana Black, Gold and White. See more images after jump.
Once a year the MontanaCans team returns to one of our favorite places in Germany for one of the biggest industry trade fairs on earth. Creative World in Frankfurt provides 4 days of inspiration, information and idea’s exchange to anyone one that goes. 2016 was no exception and we would like to thank all our partners and visitors for joining us in making it a great start to 2016… more after the jump!
Within the next weeks we will install some new news sections here on ILOVEGRAFFITI.DE as well as new Videoseries are about to be released. Such as the one we introduce here: SPRAYDAY, a semi-pro videoseries watching the process of Graffiti Artists painting a piece. Some episodes got shot by the artists themselves and we do the editing, some episodes we produce completely ourself.For Episode 01 we decided to feature graffiti artist POISON from Athens who currently lives in Holland. Source: http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2016/01/31/videoseries-sprayday-episode-01-poison-athens/
POW! WOW!, a gathering of contemporary artists who engage with the broader community through the process and creation of art, expanded its presence within Asia. A series of weeklong events took place in Japan and Taiwan between October and November, it featured renowned artists such as Case, Kinsey, Fafi, Ben Horton, Faith47, Kevin Ancell, Jeff Soto, Naturel, Omen, Usugrow, Kami, Sasu, Yoshiyasu Tamura and more. POW! WOW! Japan was centered in Tokyo with over a dozen live murals being created simultaneously within a one-block radius in the Tennozu area. Exhibitions happened in Shibuya, Harajuku, as well as a Block Party Finale presented by Hawaiian Airlines on Bond Street in Tennozu. On the heels of POW! WOW! Japan, the art festival then continued across three major Taiwan cities, Taipei, Taichung and Tainan, which will house new murals that completely transformed the country.
OPEN SPACE is a street art initiative that aims to inspire men and women as equal contributors to a healthy society, economy, and political system. As part of OPEN SPACE, Jonathan Darby joined forces with young adults in Amman, Jordan to discuss issues of importance to them on the topic of gender. Collaboratively they painted messages and ideas to INSPIRE COURAGE from one generation to the next on gender issues. The resulting piece is a constant reminder from the community, for the community that a healthy society values the contributions of both men and women equally. aptART and USAID Takamol- Gender Program are developing eight murals throughout the Kingdom of Jordan to increase social dialogue on gender through street art. The project is funded by IREX and USAID. Check out the video and some stills of the action after the jump.
British Artists Jonathan Darby worked alongside aptART – Awareness & Prevention Through Art to paint a wall next to the Dead Sea. The wall is part of the OPEN SPACE project, aimed at inspiring conversation about gender issues in Jordan. The piece titled ‘Freedom Inside and Outside’ points to liberation as necessary for gender equality. Men and women from the community worked with Jonathan Darby to develop ideas demonstrating the importance of freedom for all genders inside and outside of their homes. The community wrote phrases on the wall as Darby painted a woman looking towards the sky. The woman aspires to be free from judgment and oppression of others and of her own self-doubt. See more images after jump.
Montreal-based artist Kevin Ledo worked alongside aptART – Awareness & Prevention Through Art to paint a wall in Zarqa, Jordan as part of the OPEN SPACE project. The piece titled ‘Create Equality’ highlights the importance of collaboration between men and women in the fight for women’s empowerment and gender equality. Men and women from the Zarqa community discussed their ideas and painted the wall with them. Their writing demonstrated how all genders can work together for the betterment of their society. Kevin Ledo then painted two hands encircled by a golden orb. The woman’s eyes are closed whilst her hand touches a male hand and they envisions a better future. See more images after jump.