Super interesting entrance piece @artbasel Unlimited by Barbara Kruger " Our People are better than your people " 1994/2017 curated by @spruethmagers ... it touched me a lot... don't know why just did !
Full circle ... 2013 we as a small team began to breath life into my vision of a living breathing museum with Residencies for free for all forever ... PM2 @r_o_n_e @rekaone @mimmerle @ronenglishart @crajes @james_bullough @kloneyourself @ken_plotbot @thisislimbo and many many more ... we started this ... with Elisabetta and Alex who are in every corner of this house and project ! I miss you and those days :) Now we open the UN this house on September 16th 2017 ...see you all there !!
Wish I had this in my collection just made public for sale @keithharingofficial X-man made in the last year of the artist's life this series is is titled his •Icons• 1990... lift off in Batman style ..
Okay than .... @artbasel here we come and we get to see grata intervention work like by Lukas Veraguth @scopeartshow at the same time here in Switzerland also check out @axelvoid and @thinkspace_art with their exhibitions in Basel .... 🖤🇨🇭🖤
I love Montreal .... it has so much going on just now with the Mural Festival in full swing but there is a lot more to discover such as this artist : @kai_mccall and this is one of my favorites and a trinity of pleasures : the photo the painting and the inspiration the artist quotes by Georgia O'Keeffe :
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing and keeping the unknown always beyond you!
Good Morning Friday !!! Good morning art lovers it's about to be weekend !!!
Have a colorful and megaday !! I love this wall of 20 individual oil paintings hung together each one depicting a spray can brand and year all the way back "20 years of cans" by @dotdotdot!! Mayyyybe you can see this soon @thinkspace_art I hope so :))!!! And than there is Norway we are off to work with @upnorthfestival stay tuned for the Nordic Connection Island , Norway , Finnland , Sweden and Denmark .... in the house !!!
Meanwhile in Venice look at this powerful work by @lorenzoquinnartist !! His sculpture is calling the worlds attention on climate change and sea levels rise. Truly magnificent ... as always video by the lovely @chopemdownfilms ... strong images strong message !
I have no picture or film to show the real power of this work ....Sue Williamson "Messages from the Atlantic Passage" 2017 its the history of human slavery based on accumulated records from both sides of the Atlantic 16th to 19th century ... rope fishing nets suspended from the ceiling are filled with glass bottles containing traces of earth from different parts of the world. Each bottle is hand engraved with information about a different enslaved human : name, country of origin , a ship , an owner , a plantation , a price. Beneath the nets are pools with dripping water into which chains of linked bottles are dangled ... chains of messages lost at seas lost to the world ..
I promised a "making off" of the maquette that was build as part of the beautiful mural by @onurpainting and @wes21_schwarzmaler that was later painted at UN for the "We broke night" event in Berlin and here it is !!! Isn't it amazing to see work come to life 3D with shadow and light detail before it ends up amazing on a wall ? Love the technique and the talent !
"A call to arms : Building a Fem Army" 2017 archival marker on cardboard it is composed of three political illustrations from the 1970's and 80's brought together in a powerful new composition. Sources for these drawings are : Anne Grifalconi's 1971 illustration of Sojourner Truth , the international Marxist Group's poster representing revolution and women's liberation , and Rafael Enriquez Vega's 1984 "El Salvador" Cuban Poster for the Organization of Solidarity with women all over the globe. The original logo on the T-shirt has been replaced by the symbol of transgender empowerment ....it's stunning and smart.
"I’VE BEEN MISSING YOU...." Sculpture 66cm of steel and brass knuckles... every rose got its thorns ... Sat 17th of June if in Paris and if you have time go see my friend @thisisludo at my other friend @magdagallery ! The show is keeping every promise of the artist's work and all its diversity from sculpture to drawing to painting and installation it is promising to be spectacularly special :)!!!
It's the natural progression all beauty all living things will wither....I personally want to hope it is all followed by re- birth or one can finally evolve to something more than human or just growth ... this is such fantastic work not only because of the detail on this massive wall and the light but it is the timeline extension of @onurpainting and @wes21_schwarzmaler 's wall they did in Kreuzberg Berlin with us .... it's also a caution sign .... we don't get better nor does this planet as we can see on daily moments of sadness all over the world we are sick as is this earth ... to know how these two artist's work and to learn more about their technique look to the bottom right of the photo there you can see the ultra detail sculpture- 3D moquette build as reference for the painting which I had the pleasure to exhibit alongside the wall ... phenomenal humans phenomenal art. "SWEETEST SIN Pt.2“
WES 21 x ONUR „We broke night“ preopening exhibition at Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art : Berlin Germany , 2017 photo @olafheinestudio x Wes21
Beautiful @rocblackblock latest work for the first edition of Arts Festival way in the country side of Liebana, Cantabria. For three days Spanish urban artists amongst them : Sixes • Uriginal • Kenor • Btoy • Mohamed l'gacham • Nuria immersed in the history of the area ..... this is painted in a small village populated with 70 people the town of Cicera. The work is on the Peregrine's refugees. The challenge was to execute with as much care and integration as possible to integrate not impose on the existing houses and architecture as fluid as possible....based on historic images of the people of a different time at this very place....
Yes it's my nerdy childhood and the reason why I do what I do ... just pulled out the collection of trading cards by Richard Corben released 1993 by Comic Image Sattle Brook New Jersey and I made sure I got all 89 :) and than more Vampirella , Gore, Slow Death and Skull :) Monsters my gateway to Contemporary Art !