Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Reign Of Pink' By Buff Monster / Stolenspace LONDON!


The Reign Of Pink'
By Buff Monster
StolenSpace is proud to present the premier London solo show from renowned Californian street artist Buff Monster. Featuring paintings on board, installation work and also the release of a limited edition print.

Celebrating 10 years of the king of pink Buff Monster has created a brand new body of work expanding on and revisiting familiar themes that he has become synonymous with. The artist has become famous for his signature candy pink bubbles, drips, ice cream sundaes, breasts and Japanese-inspired cutesy winged characters (also called Buff Monsters) which bring a smile to the face. As well as his highly collectable fine art paintings Buff Monster is known all over the world for his collectible toys and design projects.

‘I’ve always painted squirts and boobs and drips, and I’ve always considered them landscape paintings; oozing landscapes. Of course, I use a very limited color palette: Buff Monster pink, along with a couple other shades of custom-mixed pink, and white, black and grays. For me, color is very important and I think that using a very limited palette serves to distill the essence of the expression. Formally, the paintings are rendered with great detail and are created in the superflat method of painting. I take great care to keep the paintings as flat as possible; making sure the surfaces is as flat and perfect as I think is appropriate. I use very fine sandpaper along the way to guarantee a smooth surface’

Ill be out of london for this show, but if you are in the area I would recommend to go and have a look. Buff will also be there for the opening so if you havent met him yet, here is your chance.

Levi's Film Workshop Presents Swoon + Cat Solen

Great short video of an installation by Swoon at the MOCA in LA for the "Art in the Streets" exhibition.
Since I cant re-post the video..I highly recommend you go over to Wooster Collective to watch it!
Heres the link: http://www.woostercollective.com/2011/04/first_look_levis_film_workshop_presents.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wooster+%28Wooster+Collective%29


Guy Denning solo show in Italy



Guy Denning's next solo exhibition is taking place in Italy!

It is the first part of his interpretation of Dante's Divine Comedy - INFERNO.
It will be held at MAGI'900, Bologna, Italy.
The show opens on the evening of Saturday 14th May at 6pm.
It will run until the end of June 2011.

Friday, April 15, 2011

DABS & MYLA GO BIG IN LA




DABS & MYLA go big in Los Angeles....seems like everyone in LA is getting in the Street art mood with MOCA'S ART IN THE STREETS exhibition on show now...

lucky LA! Its gets all the fun :)

(images taken from Revok's amazing blog: http://revok1.com/blog/2011/04/dabs-myla-how-nosm/)

ART IN THE STREETS/ Street art inside the MOCA . Los Angeles Ca.







































It is the biggest thing to happen for Street Art in the artworld....EVER...
Top street artists, graffiti artists, photographers and more were invited to MOCA for the first major U.S museum survey of Graffiti and Street art. Here are a few images from the opening reception, kindly taken by THE HUNDREDS.
These images have left me speechless in the best possible way. Im just full of this sense of pride, Im so proud of the street artists, the art fans, and the curators that have brought Street art to this level.

ART IN THE STREETS-
Curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. The exhibition will feature paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists and will emphasize Los Angeles's role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to seminal local movements such as cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture. A comprehensive timeline illustrated with artwork, photos, video, and ephemera will provide a historical context for the work.

Visit Moca HERE: http://www.moca.org/museum/exhibitiondetail.php?id=443
Check out some more amazing images here: http://thehundreds.com/blog/uncategorized/get-up/

Exhibition at the Moca is on until August. So if you are any where near California or Los Angeles then please go and see this! Its an exhibition you will tell your kids about.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Interview with Derek Weisberg


London Miles recently had a virtual chat with California based sculptor, Derek Wiesberg. We thought it would be a good idea to share with you just what this truly talented fella has been up to and what makes him create his impressively detailed characters.


1. Your mediums of choice:
My primary medium of choice is clay/ceramics, I have been working with clay for close to 20 years, I guess I fell in love with it as a material early on. However I will make work with whatever material I need to convey my ideas most appropriately.

2. Three words to describe your artwork:
I dont know. . . . . . I guess: Figurative, sculpture, emotive, Humanism, accessible, sensitive, contemplative, spiritual, Damn, sorry thats more then 3 I couldn't do it.

3. What inspires you to create the characters you do? Life inspires me. My world and the world around me, my relationships and experiences. I am interested in depicting human emotions and the human condition. The stylization of the figures is meant to emphasis these emotions, for example the eyes wide set is a way to convey and express ideas of vulnerability, prey and disfunction. Really everything that comes into my eyes, ears, thoughts whatever inspires the work.

READ the complete interview HERE!