And here its is.. the awesome ‘Mausolée’ video. Enjoy!
Imagine an abandoned four storey supermarket in the North of Paris occupied by squatters, then deserted again. On August 12, 2010, French graffiti artists Lek and Sowat discovered the place much to their delight. For a year, in the greatest of secrets, both artists continuously wandered in this 430,000 sq ft monument to paint murals and organize an illegal artistic residency. They invited forty French graffiti artists to collaborate, from the first to the last generation of the graffiti movement. Together they built a Mausolee, a temple dedicated to their disappearing underground culture, slowly being replaced by street art and its global pop aesthetics. Due to the nature of the place, very few people have seen it in person.
On 12 April Lek and Sowat will share their experience through an installation and video. See pics and more info after the jump.
Going huge or small.. this kid is just amazing. Check out Aryz’s first solo show video review at MTN Barcelona Gallery.
Long live the DMV’s!! Here is an amazing video for all of you that couldn’t make it to the show in sunny Melbourne. Enjoy it!
In this video of Jaz working in Mexico last December, Jaz shares some insights into his thoughts on graffiti, his art and why he works outdoors.
February 2012: France is crippled by arctic weather conditions and paralyzed by the presidential elections delirium.
Leaving Toulouse, Lyon and Paris, the prolific French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz (DMV) decide to conquer the oceans for sunny horizons down under.
Aboard “Le Venin”, the DMV sailors consisting of Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat are heading to Melbourne, Australia.
Introducing Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s solo show at Galería Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona. November 24th 2011.
Presenting a new collection of “Urban Analogies” made of charcoal drawings on 250 years old walls surfaces and “Memorylithics” sculptures using antique architectural elements.
More details to be revealed soon.
Pictures by Ana Álvarez-Errecalde
SIXEART – Cosmovisión Andina y los Hijos del Inti
Solo Show at N2 Galería. November 17th, 7pm.
Enrique Granados 61. Barcelona, Spain.
“Cosmovisión Andina y los Hijos del Inti” is an approximation to the ancient cultures of the Andes, full of colour, wisdom and misticism. Sixeart uses his own pictoric language, and reinvents a new idea of ancestral connections.
Sixeart is back on show at N2 Galería, where some of the discerning public found out about his work a year before the Tate Modern discovered him. We can say Sixeart has been fortunate. Although this is true, it’s backed by many years of work and selfless dedication to his art, and, above all, to his singular and unpredjudiced style.
The conceptuality that Sixeart has put into his work has stirred Casa América’s interest in Madrid. Plaza Cibeles will host a purpose-built installation at the same time as ARCO and later, in March, an exhibition with all of his latest work.
Pictures by Miquel Coll
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The Tubú community is an indigenous group of families now living in the city of Bogotá, Columbia. Tubu Community is a project by Mula Printing in London to help raise money to build a new home in Bogotá for a Tubú family.
At their webstore, Tubu Community has begun to sell prints and original art by South American and European artists to help with the effort. 100% of the proceeds from these sales go to the Tubú people. Blu, Bastardilla, Buytronick and Stinkfish have contributed original art and Eine and Stinkfish have contributed prints. Expect more products to be added to the webstore in the future.
Check out this amazing new mural by the French Crew Da Mental Vaporz. Dran, Bom K, Sowat, Kan, Brusk, Blo, Gris, and Jaw painted this Massive multi-story building as part of the Crimes of Minds Event. DMV continues to show the world the diversity and scope that graffiti can entail. In this mural each artist using their own individual styles yet cohesively being able to bring it all together in one image. Narrative in nature yet being able keep in line with their roots of graffiti.
Last Thursday evening, Monterrey, Mexico-based artist, René Almanza unveiled a series of graphite/watercolor paintings at Fifty24SF. The show is entitled Stranger, the definition which the artist states as “a foreigner, a resident alien, one in the house of another as a guest, visitor, or intruder, a person or thing that is unknown or with whom one is unacquainted, one who does not belong to or is kept from the activities of a group, one not privy or party to an act, contract, or title, one that interferes without right.” The title seemed suitable for the work displayed, in which the artist played the role as a disconnected observer with themes spanning from voyeurism, observing a sinister futuristic world, to portraits of people around the gallery during his visit to San Francisco.
We just received images of El Mac new completed mural at the Montana Colors factory in Barcelona, Spain. Choosing to stick with a stellar black and white composition (and leave the color to the Os Gemeos mural nearby), Mac went with a classic industrial look surrounded by the mountains and forest where the Montana base is located.
Tudela de Navarra´s cultural entity Castel Ruiz and the artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada have joined forces to create the unique Avant-Garde Urbano Festival with new and powerful pieces now gracing the charming old city. Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada has curated the festival in a way that focuses on the cutting edge of the street art movement by giving importance to innovation, technique and discourse. The festival also focuses on being a context for the exchange of ideas between the artists and the creation of new bonds with the premise that good food and large dinner tables equals great art and great discussion.
September 26th – 30th | www.avantgardeurbano.com
All pictures by Ana Álvarez-Errecalde.
SUBEN has collaborated with Converse to celebrate the glory of street art. The brand’s mission is to match blank walls of Europe with talented artists of that country, and let ‘em get to work. Belgium and France have already been covered, and last weekend Converse hit Barcelona, Spain with El Tono to cover the biggest wall yet. The outcome is an incredible patterned design that is set to make unscheduled rounds throughout the city.
All pictures by Landry.
The mural is a satyrical reference to unscrupulous people who are willing to deface street art walls for profit. The DMV also incorporated a tribute to Kase 2 (RIP), as well as Copenhagen landmarks, including the infamous Christiania market, where you can find anything.
All pictures and video by Butterfly.
Check out Inti’s (Chile) most recent mega wall at Cityleaks festival in Cologne.
As one of the street artists featured in the book, StinkFish was in attendance at the London launch party and has been in Europe since, hitting the streets across of London, Barcelona and Amsterdam. From his large scale colourfull walls to rollers tags in Leake Street, shutters on Brick Lane, paste-ups, stickers, and a number of wooden street pieces the artist has been extremely busy during his visit.
After 5 years of hard work the guys in GHP are closing the venue. So they invited DMV to make an ambitious and full of surprises show. The gallery has become an anthology of nine artist’s works of art including digital prints, serigraphs, paintings and more.
Over 5.000 persons attend the opening, free beer, great ambiance and amazing artworks, who could say no?
This and all the excellent work of art from ones of the most prolific graffiti artists in Europe have made this event one to be remembered.
Arte Cocodrilo hits again Europe, this time at the SWAB Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair -May 24th till 27th-. Group of artists known by the handcrafted prints works such us lithographs, silkscreens and etching metal have kept many curious eyes during the whole Art Fair. The set-up included artworks from: Edgar Argáez, Uriel Marin, René Almanza, Daniel Berman and Daniel Acosta. SUBEN was happy to be there giving a hand to their Mexican friends.
Nuevo Mundo: Latin American Street Art . Coming soon..
Edited by Maximilliano Ruiz
Published by Gestalten
European Release: April 2011
International Release: May 2011
True to the noble values and worthy of the vast capacity of this artist, Dixon materializes his talent in a collection of works which range from the simplicity of the explicit to the complexity of the indecipherable, either on large hyper-realistic canvasses or on small tiles from the streets of Barcelona. ‘Stimulus Package’ is a show which surpasses all expectation, where the viewer can learn and discover through the language of Dixon.
Don’t miss the chance to go over ‘Stimulus Package’ artworks catalogue here. All available for international shipping.
Despite the strongest snowstorm of the year, 3 London opening managed to receive a big enthusiast audience of art lovers at Londonewcastle project space.
The exhibition featured selected artworks of international artists such as Wendell McShine, Rene Almanza, Eine, Atlas, Bom-k, Roa, Andrew McAttee, Sowat, Dixon, Grady Gordon, Best Ever and many others.
We want to thank Pure Evil Gallery and all of you that whether by spreading out the word or just passing by, made 3 London such a great show.
Soon 3 Los Angeles and 3 Tokyo. For more information please visit Pure Evil Gallery site.
Dixon Solo Show
RAS Gallery Barcelona . Carrer Doctor Dou 10
Opening Thursday December 9th from 7.30 till 10 pm
Exhibition from December 9th till January 8th
Juan Carlos Noria a.k.a. Dixon -Venezuela 1968- is a cultural agitator with a social consciousness that borders political activism. An artist in search of new subjects of representation, styles and techniques: art under investigation.
Ironic, archetypal and funny. His imagery brings us closer to what he believes deserves and needs to be shown in this common universe to us all, where we appear weak if not hypocritical. Re-moralizing art against social injustice, economy, power, consumer society, sex, culture… and the corruptive process latent in all these.
3 LONDON . International Group Show
PURE EVIL Londonewcastle project space . 28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP
Opening Thursday December 2nd from 7.30 till 10.30 pm
Exhibition runs from December 2nd till December 31st
The exhibition will be happening in 3 galleries in Paris, London and Los Angeles.
Each artist brings 3 pieces for each show.
There’s no curation, there’s no wordy intellectual press release theres just 3.
3 in London is in a HUGE space, don’t miss it.