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How and Nosm, MR Jago at Scope New York

Duncan Jago Untitled

Duncan Jago "No Fear Shadow"

Duncan Jago "Learning to See Through Flames"

How & Nosm "Living in the moment won't save US or THEM"

How & Nosm "RECYCLED RAIN"

How & Nosm

How & Nosm "Accipitridae Birds of Prey"

If you are in New York be sure to check out How & Nosm and Duncan Jago at Scope New York. Contra Projects present these Artists to the International Art Fair in New York. It seems as ifl How & Nosm are one of the hottest Artists at the moment pushing, the envelope on their Monumental Murals. It is good to see these artist being able to showcase there talents on such a big stage. Duncan Jago’s beautiful painting style, is also brought to NY as he captures color and light in a way only he can. These new works amazing in pictures, I’m sure will only be more breathtaking in person. So i suggest if your in the NY try to get out and support these artists. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the pieces that will be showcased, enjoy.

GF

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Artist Feature Erico Orbit 119 “Suits” Works on Paper

THE DENTIST

THE FRENCH WAITER

THE DEER HUNTER

REDSUIT

TOPHAT

L'ANGE PENDU

GREEN UNTITLED

A DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN

ARCHITECT

PILOT

French Artist Erico recently sent me some pictures of a series of works on paper he was working on, which he loosely titled “Suits”. We have shown some of Erico’s wall work in the past on the site with Antistatik and Orbit119. This is the first time showing some of his other Artwork, and i really like the direction he has started these works. Hopefully we can see them expand into some paintings in the future. Here is a brief quote from the artist describing the work.

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“With up coming elections and all the media mashing that we will be fed, I marvel at “the political portraits” of future or past candidates, crispy clean, with (or without) the look of victory in their eyes. When the TV shuts off, the image is gone, and if you don’t understand much of what is going on, all that is left for you is the memory of someone in a suit with big plans for you in the making. Here are some portraits of people with big plans, faceless plans with strings attached. facets that you didn’t know existed. I don’t know if id vote for them. Which one would you vote for?”

Sneak Peak Graphic Surgery “Between the Lines” Solo Show at Celal Gallery Paris

Graphic Surgery Studio Shot in Progress Work

In Progress Detail

Action Shot painting

Detail

In Progress Studio Shot

Detail

Detail

Detail

Been talking to Graphic Surgery over the Last Month as they prepare for their Upcoming Solo Show “Between the Lines” at Celal Gallery in Paris. The opening starts at 4pm on Saturday the 26th of February. Graphic Surgery was kind enough to send us some studio shots of some of the pieces. Looks like these guys are going to rock it as usual, good luck with the Show guys and I hope anyone that is in the area makes it out to this Show.

GF

Galerie Celal
45, rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris, France

“To celebrate the release of Beats & Drips#2 dvd box, Sofarida invites Graphic Surgery to exhibit their work on a solo show at Celal gallery, in the center of Paris.”

Unintended Calculations Sneak Preview Augustine Kofie Jerry Inscoe Scott Sueme Remi Rough Curated by Indigo

Kofie Upstairs Collage Art Photo by Todd Mazer

Kofie Upstairs Collage Art Photo by Todd Mazer

Sueme Detail

Sueme Detail

Sueme in Progress

Joker Detail

Joker Detail

Joker Detail

Evaristus detail Remi

Lucrezia Detail Remi

Marozia Detail Remi

Celestine work in progress Remi

Unintended Calculations is an upcoming exhibition at Becker Galleries that is very special to Graffuturism and its extended family of contributors and artists. You can say these artists involved in this exhibition are one of the reasons this site exists. It is with great satisfaction that we are able to post these preview images of some of the work that will be in the show. Thanks to Indigo for the pictures, and also for bringing these artists together and allowing them to build upon an already in motion evolution of our art form. Thanks to Grounded TV who shot the video. I am not ruling out making the trip to see this show in person, and if I were anywhere near Vancouver I would suggest making the trip to this event.

GF

Here is a brief Bio about the Show

“Curated by Indigo, Unintended Calculations brings together a group of internationally renowned artists – Augustine Kofie (LA), Jerry Inscoe (PDX), Remi/Rough (LDN) and Scott Sueme (VAN) – for an exhibition at Becker Galleries and two collaborative murals at Moda Hotel exploring four very different approaches to abstraction. Working in a variety of mediums, these artists have evolved the letter form building blocks of their shared graffiti background, deconstructing and rebuilding them as compositions of color, line, shape and movement.”

“Linear Empires” Group Show at White Walls Gallery

Moneyless Installation Golden Gate Park

Moneyless

Greg Ito

Kofie One

Richard Pearse

Mary Iverson

Diana Ruiz and Geoff Campen

Moneyless Installation

Moneyless

Kofie One

Mary Iverson

Greg Ito

Diana Ruiz and Geoff Campen

Diana Ruiz and Geoff Campen

Diana Ruiz and Geoff Campen

Mary Iverson

Kofie One

Moneyless

Greg Ito

Diana Ruiz and Geoff Campen

Diana Ruiz and Geoff Campen

Moneyless

Mary Iverson

I was able to catch up with Moneyless at White Walls Gallery in his first ever exhibition in America. Augustine Kofie was also featured in the show, as well as some other great artists. Many of the artists work I was seeing for the first time. The show titled “Linear Empires” focused on where art and design intersect. Moneyless had a strong showing of paintings that utilized his strength of linear compositions. His floating graffiti geometry installed floating above his work created a sense of lightness to the whole installation. Moneyless has plans after the show to do some installations around the bay area before he heads home to Italy. He has already done one install at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Kofie’s work as usual was worth the trip to see, as he continues to push deeper into his collage work with these pieces involving some great images that don’t overpower his precise and powerful line work. I really was impressed with all the artists in the show, Geoff Campen and his wife Diana Ruiz teamed up for some great collage mix media work that was very well done. Geoff is a great guy as well, really looking forward to seeing their future work. Greg Ito, Mary Iverson and Richard Pearse all had amazing paintings. As a whole a great show, and i am very glad White Walls Gallery was able to bring Moneyless to town, showing him with Kofie was a bonus. Here are some excerpts from interviews they did with the artists, you can read the full article following this link to the White Walls Gallery Blog.

Augustine Kofie

Why do you choose to depict such precise graphic elements using a wide variety of mediums within each piece? Do you feel that it’s essential to the aesthetic or the technique in any particular way?

“Because it aesthetically appeals to me. I am developing a style that envelopes all of my inspirations and loves. I am very heavy with technique and application when it comes to work on woods, a solid natural surface. Applying layers of found paper to a surface, then building a structured painting on to top helps me with my overall end result, which is the exploration of controlled layers, balance of line, space and form.”

Tell us about you interest in old-school drafting and related processes. How are you attempting to bring a fresh perspective to these processes as a fine artist/street artist?

“For some time I have found inspiration from late 50′s to late 70′s graphic design as well as music. Majority of these adverts were hand built ‘cut and pasted’ then drafted together using now outdated applications. I passionately collect various ephemera based around engineering, drafting and ‘DIY’ booklets and incorporate them out of sheer inspiration and admiration. I consider my assemblage artworks to be a sort of evolution of this same ‘cut and paste’ technique, just updated with my linear painting style. The hybrid of old and new interweaving intrigues me, the beautiful Vintage Futurism contradiction at work.”

Moneyless

Why do you choose to work with such pure and precise geometric forms and color blocking above any other visual devices? How did your relationship with these types of forms begin?

“I guess it’s a consequence of my graffiti period. Considering my entire artistic path, I’ve found the seeds of my actual works in the period I was experimenting the graffiti’s world. Back in 2004 I started writing “Moneyless” in a more geometric way, and while the lettering was still the protagonist, I started feeling the needing of gradually move away from it. The “type face” thus became a constriction, but mainly the writing rules were constraints for me, I found them quite outdated. The blossoming period of writing had ended already and what was left turned out in some boring verbal fights with rare authenticity.

I thought I could be able to use the wall – our medium par excellence – in a quite different way. My bond with lettering was slackening little by little. As far as I was concerned, I only cared about its shape, but being able to see it alone forced me to cut any reference to the sign itself. The world of simple and pure geometric thus became the ground of my endless investigation on shapes, which extends to the present time. Minimalism and geometry are the fundamental elements of my constructions, which heavily try to face the system of communication that traps us with information chaos. Given this, only simplicity and subtraction can give another point of view.”

When you’re working on pieces of gallery art, how is it similar or different to the work you do out in the street? What are some of the challenges you face when doing this kind of work outside of the studio? What are some of the benefits?


“What I do inside the galleries is normally the result of what I produce outside, it’s bringing my outer experience closer to somebody. I need a sort of intimate scene when I’m creating on the outside: I look for calm, nature, woods, abandoned spots… at the same time, galleries permit me to show my work to a public, as well as giving me a chance to come out of that kind of isolation that investigation on art may require.”


White Walls Gallery

The Seventh Day Project and Artist Feature PUSH MSK T7L AWR

Push Untitled

 

Push Untitled

 

Push Untitled

 

Push "It Fell apart at the End"

 

Push "Same Different One"

 

Push Untitled

 

Push "Kicked IN"

 

Push "Rehsup"

 

Push Blocks

 

Push "Good Morning"

 

 

Los Angeles based artist Push was recently featured in this new “Seventh Day Project” from the infamous “Seventh Letter Crew”. I figured what better time to feature an artist that I have been admiring for over a decade now. I remember first seeing Push’s amazing walls in the late nineties, even then he was pushing the boundaries with his huge pieces in brush and spray paint. This was in a time when not many artists would use a brush on a piece. Push was way before his time then, as he has been in this last decade. His move into abstract and conceptual based themes, again shows his ability to always be ahead of the curve. Push is a well rounded artist keeping to tradition with dope hand styles, clean walls, excellent color and design, mixed with some great 3 dimensional pieces. When you think about a graffiti artist that is evolving in today’s age of graffiti yet, keeping with tradition Push comes to mind. I look forward to future updates and projects from Push in 2011. Thanks to Known Gallery for the pics.

GF

Push Info

Known Gallery

Upcoming Exhibit USTRUKTURALNIENIE BARTOSZ “Pener” ŚWIĄTECKI and KRZYSZTOF “Proembrion” SYRUĆ












Pener was good enough to send me some Sneak shots of his upcoming show in Poland with Proembrion. I couldn’t think of a much better duo to show together as I’m sure the work will be amazing. Very Talented artists out of Poland pushing some next level conceptual installation work, canvases and walls. I am know where near Poland to view this show and i am jealous of anyone that will be able to attend. All the info is below. Stay tuned for the follow up shots after the opening.

GF

USTRUKTURALNIENIE

BARTOSZ ŚWIĄTECKI aka PENER / KRZYSZTOF SYRUĆ aka PROEMBRION

“Two artists with, not the stereotypical approach to Streetart, will create gallery space structure enriched with images painted on canvas. The synergistic action of two creative artists is through dialogue in the language of abstraction and geometry.”

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w sali niebieskiej klubu SFINKS 700 – żołądkowy poczęstunek dla gości in the hall of the club’s blue SFINKS 700 – Gastric treat for guests
wstęp FREE do godz. FREE admission to the chair. 23.00 23.00
po godz. after hours. 23.00 wstęp 10pln 23.00 Introduction 10PLN
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