Come visit Just Another Aritst Kaffeine this weekend as she brings life to the wall on the side of The Wilde in Fitzroy. Creating yet another haunting and beautiful piece penned by a Berry Street student. Check out the event here for more details.
I'm thrilled to let you know that Just Another Artist Max Kauffman is having his latest solo show in Denver and you have the chance to check it out!
Aether is an old term, extinct in our time. It’s origin comes from the Greeks – to them it was pure air – the essence that gods breathed and existed in. Later It was considered the fifth element, a way to explain the unexplainable before true science came into play. Einstein even mentioned the term as a precursor to his theories, as a way of explaining the properties of the empty space between objects. Kauffman interprets this in his work as a connector between all things and eras. Our similarities always outweigh minute differences in our day to day lives. Working between loose painterly passages paired with tight purposeful lines Kauffman evokes the segue between waking and dreaming by connecting the two. The work is at once conscious and unconscious: the hustle of urban life and deep woods hermiting, the realms of real and magic, bleeding in and out of each other, both at the same time but also as neither.
This new body of work explores Max Kauffman’s continuing themes of making the most of what you have. Living everyday through magic, sacred and powerful experiences… home vs house, the personal sanctuary in our minds and awe of the natural world. Where we hide our best moments and our darkest secrets – the temples of our mind. Or the thought of finding internal peace from your surroundings, a place to hide from the chaos of our day to day lives. Working with a loose narrative approach, there is no forced story, rather a subdued and familiar framework to let others fill in their own struggles and victories.
Building this show in the back of Black Book Gallery played into these themes. This exhibit marks Max’s return to his old home of Denver – a sanctuary of peace and familiarity away from Oakland, CA – his new hometown. The freedom and space to work allowed Max to stretch his ideas out and work efficiently. With this came more room for exploration which developed into a new series of sculptural pieces that are a nod to Kauffman’s love of anthropology and indigenous cultures, as well as a few experimental canvas pieces that materialized over time.
Opening on March 15th from 6-10pm at Blackbook Gallery - 555 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, Colorado
Singapore to Melburn Pt.2 These two just can't be stopped! This was the second wall they completed on a rather toasty 42 degree day. This Time Ink & Clog were able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD and have a more relaxed and most importantly, shade covered session in Prahran's Artists Lane. The wall featured has a playful theme, featuring two of their signature characters. It was great fun to follow these two kids on their painting adventures through the streets of Melbourne and we hope to see them back here soon.
This week's art crush goes to a publication - 'The Graffiti Cookbook'. A rich source of inspiration for anyone interested in do-it-yourself culture. Graffiti Cookbook is a guide to the materials and tech- niques used within today’s most creative and progressive art movement. In hundreds of pictures and illustrations and a dozen of interviews with some of the world’s most famous artists the authors show how graffiti is made. From spray techniques and hand styles to tools and style analysis, Graffiti Cookbook takes us on a trip around the world in the search of the tricks and trades of graffiti writ- ers. After hundreds of books filled with pictures of graffiti published in the last few years finally one is showing how the artists work.
Graffiti Cookbook is filled with tips and examples of how to create your own piece, tag and throw up. These techniques can be used on all kinds of materials, textile, glass, metal, concrete or wood. Graffiti Cookbook gives an unique insight in the alternative art world and is a rich inspiration source for those interested in do-it-yourself-culture. Swet, Jurne, Mad C, Skil, Egs and Chob are some of the featured artists in the book along with Just Another Artist Does.
It really is an incredible strat up guide for anone interested in learning how to start painting using aerosol. Grab yourself a copy here!
Just Another Artist Drypnz is asking for a leg up.. The talented artist recently snapped his Achilles tendon and his selling a bunch of work to try and cover the cost of his medical bills! Just click the link, to show your support and leave with a great piece of artwork!
Tonight is the night folks! Head on down to the Just Another Project Space - 153 Greville St, Prahran from 6-9pm to check out 'Float' by Just Another Artists Caitlin Rigby & Rion. Blending their two unique styles into one space. You need to check it out...
Shooting Gallery is pleased to present An Even Eleven in honor of our 11 year anniversary. The group exhibition will be a celebration of artists we have worked with in the past, currently feature, and those we will show in the upcoming year. Viewers can expect a curated selection of favorite works and fresh creations from the visionary artists that inspire Shooting Gallery to continually look towards the future.
Join us for the opening reception Saturday, March 15, from 7-11pm. The exhibit will be open to the public for viewing through April 5, 2014.
Featuring: Duncan Jago, Andrea Heimer, David Soukup, Vhils, Tes One, Mary Iverson, Niels Shoe Meulman, Victor Castillo, Marco Rea, Amanda Marie, Meryl Pataky, Ernesto Yerena, Adam Ziskie, Sten & Lex, Greg Gossel, Jeremiah Kille, Remi Rough, Mark Warren Jacques, Lauren Napolitano, Mike Shine, Melanie Alves, Kelly Tunstall, Ted Lincoln, Ferris Plock, Word to Mother, Brock Brake, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Rone, Poesia, Anthony Lister, Casey Gray, Cleon Peterson, Bec Winnel, Charmaine Olivia, David Marc Grant, Ben Clarke, Dan Tague, Faith 47, Chazme, Helen Bayly, Apex, Peter Gronquist, Mike Davis, C215, Robert Christian Malmberg, Sergio Garcia, C3, Porkchop (Michael Lavalee), Mauricio Garrido, Clayton Brothers, Yumiko Kayukawa, Joseph Martinez, Cyrcle, Justin Kerson, Low Bros, Sergio Lopez, Jon Fox, John Felix Arnold III, Cope 2, Eine, the Low Bros, Pixel Pancho, and Indie 184.
An Even Eleven Anniversary Show Opening Saturday March 15th from 7-11 pm - 886 Geary Street, San Francisco.
1AM is pleased to present, “A Major Minority”, opening on March 14th, from 6:30 - 9:30 PM. Curated by San Francisco-based artist Poesia, “A Major Minority” is a survey of Othercontemporary Urban Artists from over 18 countries consisting of over a 100 artists. Expect to see an international sampling of art works that reveal the overall character of Urban Art and its relationship to the public as well as the contemporary art world.
According to Poesia, urban art has become an OtherContemporary art movement outside of the contemporary and critical art world. By taking a large sampling of the world’s most prevalent urban artists, Poesia aims to reveal the true character of this art form as being born outside of theory and based on its interactions with the public as well as its urban landscape. “A Major Minority” is an attempt to illustrate the current progression of this art form as “traditional graffiti merges with street art and becomes what the public has coined Urban Art.”
Come check out works by world renowned artists 108, 2501, O.Two, ABCDEF, Alex Kuznetsov, Alex One, Alexander Becherer, Alexey Luka, Amandalynn, Antistatik, Arnaud TRBDSGN Liard, Askew, Basik, Bezt, Blaqk, Blo, Boe, Bom.k, Borondo, Cain Caser, Christopher Derek Bruno, Clams Rockefeller, Col, Collin Van Der Sluijs, Corn79, Dame, Dana Woulfe, Deams, Debens, Defer, Dem189, Demsky, Dime, Djae, Does, Drew Tyndell, Drew Young, Duncan Passmore, EKG, Estria, Etnik, Evgeniy Dikson, Faust, Felipe Pantone, Franco Jaz Fasoli, Gilbert1, Graphic Surgery, Hellbent, INO, Jay Paavonpera, Jaw, Jerry Inscoe, Jurne, Kan, Karlos Carcamo, Katre, Kema, Ken Davis, Kidghe, Kwest, Legz, LX One, Mac1, Mags, Martina Merlini, Matt W. Moore, Max Rippon, Mes, Mike Bam, Moneyless, Morik, Nawer, Nelio, Nibor Reiluos, Nmph, Pener, Petro, Poesia, Proembrion, Rafael Sliks, Romi, Rubin, Sainer, Samuel Rodriguez, SatOne, Scott La Rockwell, See One, Seikon, Sepe, Silvio Magaglio, Slicer, Slick, Sowat, Spé, Stendec, Stephen Holding, Swiz, Thiago Toes, Thomas Bestvina, Thomas Canto, Tobe, Todd Mazer, V3rbo, Vesod, Vincent Abadie Hafez Zepha, Wais, Wane, and Xuan Alyfe.
Singapore to Melburn It was very serendipitous that just after we returned from our trip the talented kids from Singapore that we had just narrowly missed InkTen and ClogTwo ventured over to our shores. Braving the 40 plus degree heat, they smashed out a wall in our world famous Hosier Lane with one of their signature murals. The heat didn't slow them down one bit and later that day they pulled another InkClog creation out for the alleys in Prahran. It was really great to see Singapore style on the streets of Melburn.
Wim Delvoye has been an “art crush” of mine for a while now. Ever since seeing his 'Cloaca' machine at Mona, I have been fascinated by Delvoye’s work. For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to see 'Cloaca', it is a machine that turns food into feces over the course of a few hours within an exhibition space. What I personally find captivating is the way Delvoye amalgamates art and science in a raw and uninhibited manner, challenging not only the viewer’s gaze but also their other senses. (The smell is unbelievably confronting).
His earlier works include tattooing pigskins, and working with x-rays composed of rather peculiar subject matter. A few of his “sexrays” are a bit too pornographic to post here, but definitely worth a cheeky research!