Nasty Goreng.Yok and Sheryo

Posted by: Yok on the 20th of March, 2014, 0 comments
Posted in: yok, Sheryo, The Yok, YOK, Batik, Jogjakarta, Yogjakarta

We have a rad show on this Friday in Perth at Turner Gallery.
Including Batik work and new sculptural pieces hand mad in Jogjakarta. Get down and take a look. Below is a sneak peek of our process photo's

Re.discover

Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 6th of March, 2014, 0 comments
Posted in: Bunbury, Western Australia, murals

Re.Discover is an annual walking art exhibition created to showcase established Australian & International artists through the painting & exhibiting of exterior murals in the streets of Bunbury's CBD.

Check out the video wrap up of Re.Discover Bunbury 2014 featuring Stormie Mills, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Anya Brock, Jodee Knowles, Tim Howe & Andrew Frazer. ...Stay tuned for 2015.

Film by Peacock Visuals

Corpse corps

Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 31st of January, 2014, 0 comments
Posted in: Skateboarding, Kickstarter, New York

Corpse Corps is a skateboarding + lifestyle brand that functions as an art collective, cranking out well-designed skateboards and apparel in New York City.

They're currently funding via kickstarter so get onboard and support right here, and you'll be first in line for great Corpse Corps product.



"Our work focuses on graphic design, illustration, typography, and painting... in collaboration with a great network of artists, we incorporate a realistic level of grit in our graphics, with a strong attention to detail in the production of our boards and clothing. Our current line of skateboards have an innovative coffin shape with an old-school feel... like skateboard designs of an earlier era, when skateboarding was less competitive, more individualistic, and was grounded in a culture synonymous with creativity."
corpsecorpsboards.com

Recovered

Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 12th of December, 2013, 2 comments
Posted in: Recover Project, magazines, illustration, France

I like magazines. I'm guessing Lucas Beaufort from France does too. In his project "Recover", Lucas hi-jacks the covers of some of the worlds best mags, creating his own characters within the environment and layout of hundreds of publications like Vice, Transworld, Thrasher and Skateboarder mag.
Lucas describes "reinterpreting a picture is like giving it a second chance, a new life". He sent us his own magazine, displaying all the latest magazine covers that he's painted on. more here

John Fellows

Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 10th of December, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: zine, illustration, mail, print

Nice to receive some goodies in the mail once in a while.. real printed material that is. Here are some cool little zines showing the creative process and latest happenings from John Fellows.

East Editions

Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 10th of December, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: East Editions, Beastman,

Working with both established and emerging artists from Australia and around the world, East Editions produces limited edition artist creations. Check out their first two creations - hand crafted and painted coffee tables by Vans the Omega and screened quilt sets by Kyle Hughes-Odgers. view more here at easteditions.com

EAST EDITION 001: VANS THE OMEGA from East Editions on Vimeo.

Fatal Fake Crew

Posted by: mxcq on the 21st of November, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: Fatal Fake, Kram, Eledu

FATAL FAKE ( FF ) CREW
Kram blessed us with an exclusive image of a piece done with his fellow crew member Eledu.

Kram

Posted by: mxcq on the 14th of November, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: Kram, Interview




KRAM
Facebook / Instagram



Where did the name Kram originate from?

When I was a teenager I searched for a nice name to start tagging, then I wrote my name in reverse and i liked the result. Some time later I discovered the meaning of "Kram" in other languages, and all the meanings i know by the moment fits me. Seventeen years later I'm still using the same name...


Your work is amazing, and i cant get enough of your characters. How did you gain your style? Influences?

I'm trying to work on my own style, finding my way, but influences are inevitable.. I think you can see some mixture of cartoon and illustration style on my walls, but when i decided to start working this way some years ago, the primary influence was the african mask patron, with the holes as eyes, empty figures, etc.. trying to find modernity on the primitivism. That patron has been assimilated and modified my work during these years resulting what you see now.


Is there a story behind all your characters? for instances the rat?

Not always... most of time it's more about showing an animals attitude on some human activities or mentalities, and vice versa.. On the Rat case, it started as a joke, changing the order of the letters on "Street Art" to "Street Rat", thinking on the conceptual meaning of the rats as a plague... but presenting it as a funny and annoying citizen difficult to catch but easy to be tempted with some piece of food.. but not with cheese, my rats don't like it..haha!


When you work on walls, do you really freestyle it, no sketches or anything?Why?

Well, when i go painting outside, most of time i don't know where we are finally gonna paint... i mean, when its not something official, or a work, the typical sunday you meet with friends to have fun, you go to a specific area with the car full of material, and then you search for a specific wall to paint. When we paint on a Hall of Fame you know how tall is the wall, so you can imagine the proportion of the painting you gonna do, but when its on an abandoned place as a factory, you should search for a nice place, and it could be so different, windows, no windows, texture, tubes, etc.. so you should adapt to the wall. And it's more funny freestyling, use the colors you have or the colors you've found not what you want, etc... So most of time there's not a previous sketch or a specific plan, maybe I know which kind of character i will do, but not how and where its gonna be, when we arrive to the wall we decide the rest, colors, composition, details, etc..

i think it's a good exercise, improvising and freestyling, but you shouldn't think it's all improvised, I use to do sketches for the studio work, the important occasions or for commissions...


You work on a lot of Live Paintings, is that something you prefer?

For me if i can be painting on a concert, festival, event, or wherever i will be better and having more fun than doing nothing on the same place...

Any exhibitions or artwork you can tells about that you're working on now? Walls that you plan to paint?

I'm trying to fix a solo show and planning some walls, but nothing i could explain yet!! coming soon !


I visited 5pointz about a year ago and saw the wall you painted, its one of my favorite walls up at 5pointz and its still up! Can you talk about painting at 5pointz? Your opinion on how they want to shut it down?

Its a big honor for me to be part of it, it's a historical point for graffiti and pretty known around the world. I think i could say that my wall there it's been one of my most viewed pieces by the world. The 5pointz team has been doing a great job curating the space and teaching all the daily visitors, but they still have a lot to do there...The plan to shut it down it's really bad news for graffiti and streetart culture, lovers and makers, please support the initiative to stop it !
check: http://www.save5ptz.com/how-to-help.html

Whats a kingbrown to you?

In spanish it could mean something like "Big Problem" (Gran Marron) but a big spliff rolled with cigar paper sounds better, isn't it?!


Curiot

Posted by: mxcq on the 6th of November, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: Curiot, Interview



CURIOT
Facebook / Instagram




Tell us a bit about yourself, where did the name Curiot originate from?

The name Curiot came about during my paste-up days. My friend and I would always name the characters I created at the time and one of those was Curiot, I liked it so much that I started signing my wheat pastes with it.

Your work is really amazing, from your paintings to walls even sculptures. Blows my mind everytime I see something new. How did you gain your style? Any other influences besides the Mexican culture?

Thank you, what I make now is the result of a few years of experimenting with different styles. I feel that every past series I made was laying the foundation to my present style, now I wonder where this work will take me. Yes, of course. During my art school days I ran into the work of artists like Jeff Soto, Mars-1, Brendan Monroe, Ron English, Blaine Fontana, Camille Rose Garcia and the list goes on but after that my work was never the same.


Can you talk about the meaning behind your art? I really like that your creatures have names and a purpose. In a old interview you mentioned you like to work in series. Is the art you doing now one of many series to come?

Most of my work deals with social and environmental issues and the distance we have created between man and nature. The creatures represent the spirit of nature and they also give me the chance to explore my roots. Yeah, each show I have is a new possible series for me and the work I'm making now is inspired on the citys. I might have to continue this series with a second show in order to completely solve it.


Any exhibitions or artwork you can tell us about that you're working on now? Walls that you plan to paint?

I have a two man showing coming up at Thinkspace Gallery, I'll be showing work alongside Nosego. I've also been working on a big wall here in Mexico City, it should be finished in the next couple of days.

Whats a kingbrown to you?

A big crazy ass bird




Mister Thoms

Posted by: mxcq on the 31st of October, 2013, 0 comments
Posted in: Mister Thoms, Interview



MISTER THOMS
Facebook / Instagram

Mister Thoms is another artist coming out of Italy that I've been following for a year now. Everything he's been putting out makes me laugh and surprises me. I can honestly say you can give this man any wall and he will come out with something amazing. Having a relationship with Zed1 i jumped on the opportunity to get a interview and this is how it turned out. Enjoy.



Where did the name Mister Thoms originate from?

It is an onomatopoeic sound like something that bounces from one surface to another, in a constant dynamic motion, a soft elasticity that allows it to move in many different places, but always maintaining a cadence, a gait that characterizes his style.



Every wall you have been painting has been my favorite. The 3D one is crazy!How did you gain your style? Influences?

Generally I take inspiration from the street and the vibration of the reality and usually is the wall that talks me about the subject. My style didn't start up but take form all times in a different way depending the environments


Can you talk about your relationship with Zed1. When did you guys start painting together? Both of your styles work great together.

My collaboration with Zed1 started 5 years ago and I felt straight away good vibes in his works, It's easy to get something cool when you work with a great artist who is also a real good friend. It's chemistry


You work in many different mediums, any instrument you think of exploring next? Animation maybe?

Animation done... For sure I will keep experimenting video making, bonded with the street art channel


Any exhibitions or artwork you can tells about that you're working on now? Walls that you plan to paint?

My first aim at the moment is restyle my house and create my massive studio where I can work in harmony with myself... I have some new project in progress but it's a secret at the moment

Whats a kingbrown to you?

It's a great opportunity to show my work and meet new artists and interesting people.