All artists love having creative control and Just Another Artist Alex Lehours had just that when he designed a snowboard for FYVE. Going with a dark magic theme I just love! Grab yourself one while they last! This isn't the first board Alex has created for the company, you can check out his other designs here.
"On a rare day off, I spent the whole day in bed watching Red Dwarf and eating miso soup. By the time night rolled around, I started getting bored. I live in a building of studios, surrounded by many artists and DJ's and one of them started producing a techno beat down the hall, assisting me in the inability to sleep. All of a sudden, I jumped out of bed, opened my sketch book and started painting this hand I drew a few days earlier. I couldn't stop until it was done. It's the first large piece I've been happy with in a while and hopefully an indicator of where I will be taking my work on the wall. A look into the mortality of humans and the beautiful intricacy of what makes us up, reminiscent of old medical illustrations. Beauty is not only skin deep, but goes right to the skeleton." - Jak Rapmund
Just Another Artist Does has been a busy man for many different reasons but two are the two group exhibitions he will be in later this month! His work is always breathtaking in person, so if you have the chance to check them out I strongly suggest you do! Hypergraffiti opens on the 30th August in Alphabet Soup 2, opens on the 17th September
Anyone born in the 80's remembers the movie 'The Sandlot Kids', whether you liked baseball or knew who Babe Ruth was, this is a movie I still remember fondly. Well Just Another Artist Alex Lehours has just created a tribute wall to the '93 classic. In his traditional style it makes those memories flood on back with a collection of all your favorite characters! Check it out below!
Folks! I'd like to introduce you to one of the awesome new members of the Just Another Family, Sue Croke. Sue is one of the new Just Another Project Space Staff and will be bringing you your daily goodness of Just Another Fun every Monday with her mini-views! You can also spot her from time to time at the space so make sure you pop down and say "hello!"
"My name is Sue and I'm just another lady who loves art and design. I spend my days creating and unearthing new sources of visual goodness. I am here to introduce you to you to the best art folk I can find. Each week you will meet a new creative type. There will be pictures, some small talk from me and a bite-size interview. Maybe you'll lock eyes with your next art crush, or stumble into something more serious!"
JA Artist Alex Lehours was invited by the guys at Stupid Krap to be a part of the Stupid Krap Remix Album project that was featured in Desktop Magazine issue #297. Eight artists were asked to re-create an existing Australian album in their own way and Alex decided to use Powderfinger's, Vulture Street.
"I thought it would be fun to create an old fashioned style greetings postcard using Vulture Street as the place, as the album was named after the street that the band members grew up on in Brisbane. With a heavy influence from my favourite song on the album, Sunsets, I turned the actual Vulture Street into a tropical paradise with a sort of "wish you were here" feel." - Alex Lehours.
The Dolphinarium is a predominant and derelict structure that sits on the Tel Aviv coast line. The building was once a venue for tourists and Israeli youth. Sadly in 2001 the discotheque was the target of a suicide bombing that killed 21 teenagers.
For many years the Tel Aviv Municipality and the buildings landlord have considered several plans for either redevelopment or demolition, yet the building remains in its current state. Although still connected with an unfortunate history, it has again become a hang out for locals and an almost hall of fame for Israeli graffiti writers.
Most days that Seb Lester comes into my instagram feed is a day I end up smiling. His incredible ability to create beautiful font is undeniable. It oozes from him with easy and a fluid motion that has so much grace you hold your breath while the video plays out. You need to check and follow him on every possible forum. My art crush is evident.
Completing his three month residency at Backwoods, Yusk will present OBLIVION, a collection of new illustrations, paintings and installations at Backwoods Gallery.
Yusk's contemporary take on the Viennese Secession style was brought to the attention of critics by his 2009 Rotterdam mural. His most recent series sees him wrestle with the notion of oblivion as a fractured state of unconsciousness. These ostensibly post-apocalyptic works tread warily between sci-fi apparitions, threatening premonitions and horror stills, luring us into a state of self-consciousness and questioning. They materialize organically as recollections of forgotten dreams and mislaid memories.
Opening tonight, Friday the 22nd of August, 6-9pm at Backwoods Gallery.