In the highly anticipated follow up collaboration to Infinite (released earlier this year), Australian graff artist Sofles has dropped his new vid, Limitless. Filmed and edited by Selina Miles and featuring music from DJ Butcher, the video is a jaw-dropping, hyperkinetic and artful time lapse through a warehouse in which Sofles gets up. If you don’t like graff mixed with some EDM, then EAD. Because this is amazing.
UK-based street artist Hush has an exhibition of new paintings at the Corey Helford Gallery in California which celebrates the beauty of tagging, graffiti, and the female form.. “I look to take something like tagging that is generally seen as aggressive, ugly and masculine out of context and present it to the viewer as something beautiful,” says Hush. Check out a taster of some of the new work here.
This is awesome! For this ongoing project, Jay Shells creates official-looking street signs that quote famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. He then installs them at those specific street corners and locations. I really love this concept! It combines the poetry of hip hop with a sense of cultural context while simultaneously making the experience social and interactive. Check out the video above and a selection of the signs below!
The new documentary about artist JR, Inside Out: The People’s Art Project, premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York last Saturday, giving an insight into the passion and challenges involved in creating the world’s largest participatory art project. The aim of The People’s Art Project was to connect people worldwide through a collaborative artistic action. The documentary is a revealing look at the artist and the power of a camera, some paper and paste.
Berlin-based artist Bartek Elsner makes things with paper. Including this giant boombox. Me likey.
Here’s the scenario: graff artist Kidult sprayed the word “Art” on the shopfront of Marc Jacobs Soho store last Tuesday. Marc Jacobs then capitalised on the incident by printing up a t-shirt commemorating Kidult’s handiwork for the exorbitant sum of $689. Somewhat pissed off at Marc Jacobs having the last laugh, Kidult took to Twitter to denounce the co-opting of his “art”, by tweeting: “”SHAME on you, YOU COPY @therealkidult to make money with it, capitalist thieve.” But the fashion war isn’t over! Tumblr Wilfry (Wil Fry, a Canberra local now based in New York) has flipped the feud on both parties by making his own tee printed with the Marc Jacobs version (oh-so meta!) and is only charging a princely $35 a pop for his take. That’s how you make it in America. Nice work brother!
Using tape to create street art is nothing new – Aakash Nihalani and Buff Diss have been playing with the medium for a long while. Dutch street artist Max Zorn, however, is pushing it closer to high art. Zorn utilises ordinary brown packing tape to form pictures of classic paintings, photos, or pop cultural figures. The translucent tape is cut into pieces, then layered to create rich textures. When the design is illuminated (a street lamp is Zorn’s favourite canvas) the works come to life.