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New Walls by Yok and Sheryo at Coney Island

Posted by: Yok on the 13th of July, 2015, 33 comments
Posted in: yok, sheryo, the yok, street art,

Coney Island Art Walls
This June we were invited by Jeffrey Deitch to participate in the Coney Island Art walls in Brooklyn NY, alongside a talented roster of artists including, Futura, Crash, How and Nosm and many more. Taking influence from our surroundings and borrowing a colour palate from the roller coasters and food stands, we made this Banana split hot diggity dog wall.

ALL FRESCO 2015

Posted by: Cleo on the 23rd of April, 2015, 99 comments
Posted in: all fresco, street art festival, auckland, new zealand, askew, Owen Dippie,

A little teaser from walls completed at ALL FRESCO 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. To see a full set of images from the weekend check out www.alfresco.co.nz

Owen Dippie, photograph by Erin Dippie
Drypnz in progress, photograph by Cleo Barnett
Askew One by Route52
Xoe Hall

ALL FRESCO 2014

Posted by: Cleo on the 7th of July, 2014, 15 comments
Posted in: Street Art, New Zealand, Festival



Street art, New Zealand styles.

PUBLIC - Perth City

Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 4th of April, 2014, 7 comments
Posted in: Perth, Australia, Street, Murals, Exhibition

PUBLIC is a celebration of art and creativity about to hit the walls and laneways of Perth, Western Australia, April 5-13. Artists include Remed, Roa, Saner, Pixel Pancho, Phlegm, Gaia, Kid Zoom, Stormie Mills, Beastman, Vans the Omega, Phibs, Yok, Sheryo, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Ian Mutch, Anya Brock, Amok Island, Last Chance, Andrew Frazer and more.



ARCADE X ASKEW

Posted by: Cleo on the 13th of December, 2012, 2010 comments
Posted in: ARCADE, Askew, Auckland, Skateboarding, street art,

New ARCADE X ASKEW ONE limited edition decks launching tonight in Auckland.

Details for event tonight here.

Street skate

Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 20th of September, 2012, 162 comments
Posted in: Skateboarding, street, video

Haven't posted any skating for a while...

DRYPNZ

Posted by: Cleo on the 13th of September, 2012, 1267 comments
Posted in: Artist Interview, Drypnz, New Zealand, Street Art, Art,

If you have ever visited the windy capital city of New Zealand you no doubt would have seen a DRYPNZ character or two. Here are a few words with the young artist who has been doing big things.



Name, age, where are you from?
Jon Drypnz, 1987. Portsmouth, England / St. Croix, USVI / Wellington, New Zealand.

You've been living and working from Wellington New Zealand for a while now, can you tell us about the city you currently call home?
Wellington is somewhat individual, unpredictable weather most of the time. It is a quiet little city that stays awake as long as it can. Its economic downturn has allowed the creative sorts to flourish and it is beginning to show with the corners starting to show their true colors. At the moment things are picking up in regards to being a self directed layabout, but I'm sure you'll start hearing more about Wellington in the years to come, if it all continues along this path.

How do you describe your work to strangers?
Dogmatic figurative abstractions.

So what's up with the little heads man?
Seems a few people do big heads, some started to doing similar ones to what I was doing so I thought why not try creating a figure that was the same but the opposite to what I had been doing previously. I was also disturbed by the 'Beetle Juice' film when I was growing up, so that might have something to do with it.

w/ PNTR

w/ PNTR,
Wellington


Most awkward moment while painting outdoors?
I've had a few moments, but the most topical might have to be the time I had to calm an old woman down. She was growing 'organic' vegetables in the city and complaining that my aerosol cans were ruining how organic they were. The next was getting hit over the head with a hammer in Melbourne suburbs because some guys thought I was Karl, turns out I wasn't Karl.

What else are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I'm working out new ideas, as usual, and experimenting with spacial installations. There are also plans of some travels on the horizon, local and international excursions. We also have some shows coming up, one is the second annual fundraising exhibition for The Little Lotus Project, some good people involved in that one. Some stuff happening in Melbourne with the Just Another family. There is also the second Graffiato Festival in Taupo next month. Other than that just more walls, trying to get them where and when ever possible, the pocket is only so deep.




Studio essentials?
Pencil and paper, and then the walls, the roof, and the floor.

Favourite colour(s) and materials to work with if money was no obstacle?
Possibly a dessert orange, near black green, near black purple, light turquoise/teal, and white. These as matching tones of both aerosol and acrylic/emulsion/latex pain, a extendable pole, a hover board, an assistant/ morale-booster, some chips, drink, idea rememberer device, and a ride home.

Plus my ideas are on http://rockpack.tumblr.com/, you won't want to steal them.

www.drypnz.com

ROACH x YOK x CREEPY

Posted by: Clug on the 10th of July, 2012, 3 comments
Posted in: Street Art



Here's a look at at some Summer rooftop shenanigans over in Brooklyn with Roach, Yok and Creepy.

A day in Melbourne

Posted by: Cleo on the 2nd of July, 2012, 5 comments
Posted in: Blender Studios, Drew Funk, Melbourne, Street Art, tourist,


A day in Melbourne captured in film. Art covers the streets, art studios tucked behind every corner and a city that never sleeps. Radtown.

Drew Funk!

Posted by: Cleo on the 14th of May, 2012, 4 comments
Posted in: Drew Funk, Melbourne, Malaysia, Street Art, Graffiti, spray paint,



I met up with Drew Funk at The Beast, a new restaurant in East Brunswick that he was commissioned to do some painting at in Melbourne. We chatted over some beers on his paint break about where he is at, what he is up to and his plans for the future. Love this guys work and his attitude towards life so wanted to share with you all. Hope you enjoy!

Describe where your living at the moment.
Grew up in Malaysia but been in Melbourne for 7 years now. To me Melbourne is the most creative hub in Australia and has played a major role in where I am today as an artist. Melbourne is raw, true and honest.

Study or self taught?
I studied multimedia and design but have been painting grafitti since I was 15. I choose to become an artist. Or maybe it chose me? This is what I do and I'm not changing it for anyone. This is one of the main reasons I stopped doing graphic design for big companies, the whole having to constantly change your work for other people. My art is honest and I can't change it for anyone. When you're honest in what you do everything else fits into place.

If you had to describe your work to a stranger, what would you say?
My work is based on my utopia. My utopias. My own land. It started out with graffiti but my work has opened up and allowed me to discover my own cultural background. I study old school masters and channeling my knowledge through spray paint which is a modern day medium.

I have a name for my style. I call it Oriental Funk. My energy comes from guys I look up to like Bruce Lee which is in between worlds, Eastern and Western.





Describe your studio space?
It's a mess (laughs). Been there for 4 years now. It's a big part of my life. I'm being influenced by not just graff at Blender Studios but also fine artists. There's a good energy in the studio. Rather then just colleagues we are family.

Day in the shoes of Drew Funk?
Wake up. Coffee first. Its really important you know :) I start my day with drawings, some emails, Facebook and all those social network things. Then I sort out painting, buying paint and traveling around checking out locations. I'm painting a commission every 4 days or so at the moment.

This year I'm compiling a book of all my work since 2003, self publishing. It will track my evolution from egg to dragon (laughs).


Anywhere in the world that you particularly want to travel to and paint?
Next year I'm heading overseas particularly to show people my book. I want to use my book to go overseas...San Francisco, LA, New York then over to Europe, Berlin, Hamburg. I want to do a few shows overseas then have my debut show in Malaysia. This is really important to me.


Any other mediums you're itching to try?
Oil. I will one day but I'm just too scared (laughs). Most comfortable medium for me is spray paint. I can draw a straighter line with that then pencil. To me I want to paint surreal but also push limits past street art - illustration, stencils, painting all combined into one.


What are you up to at the moment?
Doing commissions, compiling work for my book & detoxing....kinda....eating healthy, getting healthy....but I don't mind if tonight's not healthy (laughs). It's all about the good vibes. Thats what gets me going.


Last question, favorite type of paint?
Molotow - Belton. That's my chosen medium.


wwww.drewfunk.com
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