Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 28th of August, 2014, 9 comments
Posted in: mural, perth, kyle hughes-odgers
When i was a kid, airports were cool. Long lay overs and extra security has taken the shine off them, but there's still something awesome about seeing foreign people coming and going to random destinations.
Perth Airport is now definitely more awesome. It's just been coated by a massive mural from Kyle Hughes-Odgers, his largest public artwork to date. Completed over 22 days, the work spans 9 walls and is located between the Perth International Airport and T2 complex.
Posted by: Kingbrown on the 15th of August, 2014, 4 comments
Posted in: Exhibition, Ian Mutch, Western Australia
If you're over in WA this weekend, head down south to see "Conversation" a solo exhibition by Ian Mutch at Hay Shed Hill, featuring originals and limited edition prints. ..And also, the gallery is situated inside a damn fine winery. So naturally there'll be plenty of fine wine on offer. Yesss. Opens Saturday afternoon Aug 16 at 2pm.
Posted by: Cleo on the 25th of July, 2014, 9 comments
Posted in: Tom Gould, Documentary, New Zealand, Skin
Posted by: Cleo on the 25th of July, 2014, 3 comments
Posted in: Ghostpatrol, Australia, Culture, Music
Help support our Australian friend Ghostpatrol and heaps of other amazing artists on this initiative to preserve traditional culture and support contemporary art practices.
Posted by: Cleo on the 7th of July, 2014, 0 comments
Posted in: Street Art, New Zealand, Festival
Street art, New Zealand styles.
Posted by: Cleo on the 23rd of June, 2014, 11 comments
Posted in: SHIDA, Backwoods Gallery, Exhibition, Australia
Backwoods Gallery is proud to present Inner Myths, a collection of new paintings and sculptural works by Shida.
The exhibition is a dynamic record of Shida's development as an artist who envisions infinite worlds. Considering an array of approaches, through Inner Myths, he synthesises styles as diverse as Science Fiction Art, French Post-Impressionism and Russian Symbolist Art in his depiction of ethereal realities. Influenced by the work of Frank Frazetta, Paul Gauguin, Mikhail Vrubel and Nikolai Kalmakov, for Inner Myths, as Australia's most prolific young street artist, Shida reinvokes two centuries of art history in his characteristic style.
Inner Myths presents a refined body of works, demonstrating that Shida is an asset to Australian contemporary art, who is constantly challenging himself against the sources of his inspiration.
Inner Myths by Shida
Friday the 4th of July
Posted by: mxcq on the 17th of May, 2014, 10 comments
Posted in: The Yok, Sheryo, Video
Posted by: mxcq on the 16th of May, 2014, 0 comments
Posted in: Freshmax, Interview
Where did the name Fresh Max originate?
FRESH MAX is like a brand for the ultimate freshness... and my name is Max.
Your style is sick and refreshing - where does your style come from? Influences? Inspiration?
I am inspired by stuff like the strange details of run-down corners in Vienna, faded store windows and many colourful 1EUR- and souvenir- stores. The aesthetic should move between gold chains and the Wurstelstand romance. I like to combine the charm of the Austrian petty bourgeoisie with urban graffiti culture and media images.
KNARF & MAFIA, can you tell us about them? Are you guys part of a crew? Is there anyone else we should be looking out for?
Those guys are living the same strange life like me. So we lately founded the IRGA IRGA Crew. You can check out their blogs Knarf and Mafia to find out more about them. And you should be looking out for all artist which are featured in next WANDBLATT issue. Just to name some of the artists from austria: Perfekt World, Cancontrollers (Mamut and Kryot), Sobekcis and Vunik.
You guys were featured in a mini exhibition at Rabbit Eye Movement Art Space for Amateur Magazine - How did that happen? And recently, you guys painted with Mr. Penfold and Numskull, how did that come about?
The Amateur Magazine had a focus on vienna in the last issue and they asked for a feature. So every featured artist had the possibility to show some work at the mini exhibition.
Numskull was artist in residence in vienna for one month to do an exhibition at the Perfekt Box. After his exhibition my solo exhibition started in the same gallery. There we met and had a good time. Mr. Penfold visited vienna because he is a good friend of Numskull and so it was the perfect opportunity to paint a big production together.
The 3 5 0 0 project: what was the process like to paint that 3500-meter wall in Vienna? Are there some funny stories you can tell us from painting 3 months there?
It was the hardest and most crazy project I ever did and I learned a lot about painting, project management and teamwork. During the work a lot of funny and strange things happened. The funniest story was, when we had to paint the skatepark which was a part of the whole project, and we all haven't been skateboarding for many years. But if you are working in a skatepark, you can`t resist to try, and find out if you are as good as you think you were in your childhood. So after we had some beers for lunch, we started skating. Two minutes later Knarf fell and broke his knee. So the last month he had to work while walking around with criggets.
Any exhibitions, artwork or walls coming up that you can tell us about?
At the moment i have a solo exhibition at the PERFEKT BOX GALLERY/ Museumsquatier Vienna. It is on till June. And at the beginning of July we gonna publish the 2nd edition of the "ein WANDBLATT aus Wien" Magazine. For the release at the RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT GALLERY, we had the idea to let all the artists which are featured in the magazine show some of their work. IRGA IRGA will design a T-shirt for the R.E.M Gallery. We are also working on two upcoming IRGA IRGA exhibitions in Carinthia and Upper Austria. If there is some time left during summer, I will make some painting roadtrips through Europe with my Crew mates KNARF and MAFIA.
Also, are you behind the WANDLATT books?
Yeah KNARF, MAFIA and I developed the WANDBLATT Magazine. Its a totally self-made and self published print graffiti magazine from vienna. Soon you can get all infos here: www.wandblatt.com
What's a Kingbrown to you?
Visiting the toilet after a big cup of coffee in the morning.
Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 30th of April, 2014, 22 comments
Posted in: Beastman, Sydney, Exhibition, Backwoods
Good friend of Kingbrown, Beastman has a new show at Backwoods next month. Future Origins will consist of a series of acrylic and ink paintings on wood, large wall installations, prints, sculptural work and an array of experiments with video animation. Get down to Easey Street, Collingwood for opening night Friday May 16th.
Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 9th of April, 2014, 7 comments
Posted in: Exhibition, Murals, Perth, Form