Vhils aka Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto is definitely doing it differently! Check out some of his amazing wallscape portraits entitled “Scratching The Surface” created via chiseling/chipping and scratching pieces of each wall! Now that is true art.
God bless creative heads that find enough free time in the day to realize their full artistic expression without having to worry that what they’re creating is taking up too much of their time. And for this, we are thankful that Ronen V took the time to put this little ditty together because it is simply creatively genius! Kudos!!
Los Angelesbased artist, Candice Lin, explores racial and gender divisions in her Hologram exhibit at the Francois Ghebaly Gallery. Lin uses tribal sculptures and found video, one actually named “Hologram,” to challenge the inauthentic nature of power and its distribution. The exhibit runs from November 6th through December 11th.
Anyone out in Portland, Orgeon this November should do themselves the favor of visiting the W+K Gallery to see our friend, Undoboy’s, first U.S. solo show, SelfProtrait 12. The Malaysian illustrator/designer/homie has comissioned work for everyone from Nike to Volkswagen. Stop in and check out more of his personal stuff. The show runs from November 4th (Opening) through the 30th.
Check out what New York Citybased artist, Tom Fruin, made outside of the royal plaza of the Royal Danish Library. Kolonihavehus, as he’s dubbed the piece, is constructed completely out of repurposed materialfound plexiglass and steel picture frames!
It’s hard to think back to a time when mp3 players and cellphones weren’t so prevalent. A time when the only portable music came blaring out of a passing car stereo, or, even better, out of a boombox! Canadianborn photographer, Lyle Owerko, explores that time and the powerful urban history associated with it in his new book, The Boombox Project: The Machines, The Music, And The Urban Underground. Okay HipHop heads, it’s time to put down the iPod and listen to some history!
International streetartist and enigma, Banksy, just made headlines again. This time, the mysterious icon collaborated with television animated series, The Simpsons, to direct his own version of the show’s popular and everchanging intro. According to sources, Banksy mailed in the storyboards, and the creative team carried out what was “allowed” to air. The result is an animated critique of pop culture’s shameful underbelly. Fully approved or not, the Banksified version of the Simpsons intro definitely raises a few eyebrows!
According to Wikipedia, the process known as tiltshift photography has been around since the early 70’s. However, thanks to recent strides in digital camera technology, and the creativity of some very dedicated filmers, the technique is gaining newfound popularity in the film realm. Check out what Shukhrat Pardaev of Minimus Design and Sam O’Hare of Pixel Pollen have been able to accomplish with the “miniaturizing” effects of the digital “tiltshift.”
The founder’s of NYC’s Wooster Collective, Marc and Sara Schiller garnered the help of international art vagrant, Banksy, to complete the introduction of their new book, Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art. The release covers illicit art from a large spectrum of creators. We’re talking everything from 1970’s L.A. gang tags, to obscure pieces by the late John Lennon, to modernday artists like Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey, and Krink. The book also dedicates a good portion to unpublished works by pioneer photographers and artists like Keith Haring, Martha Cooper, and JeanMichael Basquiat.
Erik Brunetti, the mastermind behind 90’s cultskate brand, Fuct, collaborated with HM Press to release a limited edition zine featuring his massive collection of polaroids. Brunetti, who is infamous for his dark humor and rebel ethic, limited the zines to just 40. Send an email to email@example.com to grab your numbered and signed copy.