June 17, 2013
Festival de tendencias urbanas
Mulafest 2013, el Festival de Tendencias Urbanas, vuelve a la ciudad de Madrid para celebrar su segunda edición.
Actividades: Arte, Riders, Tattoo, Garage, Urban Market, Microteatro, Baile, Música.
El colectivo madrileño de artistas Boamistura realizará por primera vez en la historia de Feria de Madrid una obra de carácter permanente en el área exterior del recinto, entre los pabellones 12 y 14, a modo de alfombra de color.
Aryz, San, Herbert Baglione, Okuda, Sixe y Suso33 intervendrán con un mural de gran formato una de las fachadas exteriores de los pabellones de IFEMA. Estas intervenciones se llevarán a cabo entre los días 21 y 27 de Junio.
Iván Solbes, Ricardo Cavolo, Aitor Saraiba, Santiago Morilla, LittleIsDrawing, Santiago Talavera y Gabriel Moreno decorarán con vinilos los interiores y exteriores de los pabellones 12 y 14 de IFEMA.
Completan las acciones artísticas los graffiteros Remebe y Padu, quienes reinterpretarán en directo la firma del graffitero español “Muelle” en un homenaje que el Festival rinde al artista español.
Más de 180 profesionales nacionales e internacionales del sector se dan cita en la Madrid Tattoo Convention. La convención reunirá a más de 180 profesionales nacionales e internacionales del sector, que ofrecerán, además de exhibiciones, charlas, coloquios y la posibilidad de tatuarse in situ.
Chime & Colla (Tahiti Tatou), Dany Boy (AmsterdamTattooMuseum), Alex Gotza & Kostas (Dirty Roses), José López & Juan Ochoa (Lowrider Tattoo), Claire (Octopus Tatouage), Sabrine (Ink Lady), Laura Juan (Le Tatouage de Laura Juan), Natassia Wild (UltimateSkin).
International Bike Show: Una de las grandes novedades de este año la recoge el área de Motor, que sitúa a MULAFEST como sede de una de las finales del AMD World Championship.
Entre las propuestas más atractivas que el festival ofrece para esta edición destacan las intervenciones en vivo de reconocidos artistas urbanos, la reinterpretación en directo de 8 obras del Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, más de 180 tatuadores trabajando en directo, dos noches de conciertos, talleres de danza, graffiti, skate y parkour...
Además se podrá disfrutar de diez salas de microteatro, concursos de urban dance, y de la isla de MULAFEST, un espacio para el ocio veraniego con piscinas, bádminton, chill out, cócteles y Djs, todo el espíritu de una isla en pleno Madrid como anticipo del verano.
El Festival de Tendencias Urbanas celebra su segunda edición los días 27, 28, 29 y 30 de junio en IFEMA Feria de Madrid.
June 15, 2013
June Group Show
In the Project Room: Justin Hager
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 15th, 2013 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: June 16th - July 6th, 2013
Guerrero Gallery is proud to present a group exhibition opening Saturday, June 15th for the month of June featuring eleven locally and nationally based artists including Daniel Albrigo, Ryan Travis Christian, Alejandro Diaz-Ayala, Frohawk Two Feathers, Michelle Guintu, Justin Hager, Cody Hudson, Terry Powers, Rye Purvis, Victor Reyes, Jamie Williams, and Yarrow Slaps.
The exhibition is an aesthetically and conceptually diverse grouping of artists who all utilize a painterly approach to their work. One will have a rare chance to see Hudson's clean, super-designy compositions next to Guintu's messy urban inspired paintings. From the tattoo-esque work of Daniel Albrigo to Ryan Travis Christian's surreal vintage cartoon aesthetic, viewers will experience a sampling of ways in which traditional painting has, and continues, to influence contemporary art and design.
2700 19th st
San Francisco, CA 94110
June 14, 2013
June 15th – June 26, 2013
Reception: Saturday, June 15th, 2-9 PM
Giant Robot and Uglydoll are proud to present UglyCon, an exhibition of art, plush, comics and more by Uglydoll, Friends and Fans!
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
JUNE 15 – JULY 2 2013
Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce SEAFOAM, a solo exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist, Bäst, on view through July 2nd.
As Bäst’s work continues to gain notoriety both on the streets and in the galleries, he remains one of the few truly anonymous artists. This refusal to reveal his identity demonstrates Bäst’s dedication to creating pieces that speak earnestly and humorously to the residents of New York. His anonymity is particularly powerful throughout the work exhibited in SEAFOAM. The sculptural assemblages and paintings emphasize the child like purity of a man never tempted by the limelight. These vividly painted, wooden sculptures incorporate gathered materials from Bäst’s home shores of Coney Island. As a master of collage and layering, Bäst uses dozens of rows of eyes for the faces of his characters, seemingly revealing his desire for more than his own pair. SEAFOAM is a masterful culmination of Bäst’s painting and sculpture, highlighting his unique ability to subvert formalistic practices and more importantly, the public eye.
Writer, RJ Rushmore notes, “Bäst has spent over a decade stenciling, postering and tagging the streets of New York City, where he has proven himself a master of a gritty urban aesthetic and a representative of the resilient spirit of the city’s underdogs. Through the complex physical layering of collage, figures, advertisements, and patterns, Bäst often represents contradictory conceptions of the city in a single artwork, hiding the rough-and-tumble reality of life within beauty, humor, and Disneyfication. Is Bäst an untrained obsessive-labeled-artist, or a master observer and creator? The man behind the name hides in the shadows as one of the last great anonymous street artists, so we may never know for sure. Bäst is a man who knows his city, but we may never really know him.”
Bäst has exhibited internationally including galleries in New York, London, Paris and Berlin. Recent exhibitions include The Bone Yard Project, Pima Air & Space Museum, Pima AZ, co-curated by Carlo McCormick and Eric Firestone.
Eric Firestone Gallery
4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
New York 11937
TJ 'Krek' Dolan
The Real Me
Opening: Friday, June 14, 6:30 - 10pm
Paintings - Prints - Shoes - Cars - Clocks & Watercolours are available.
Jack Sevens Gallery
June 12, 2013
Jasper Daniel Kerke
Opening Friday 14 June 17:00 - 20:00.
Unruly Gallery is proud to present Jasper Daniel Kerke
first solo exhibition
Kerke’s creative roots can be found in the world of graffiti. Where graffiti is normally associated with urban culture and material – surfaces like city walls and trains are the preferred media for graffiti writers – Jasper Daniel Kerke is intrigued by nature and all its complicated processes.‘I’m fascinated by how nature is constructed. Within my work I always try to create a situation where the visual outcome is a combination between my input and the way the natural material reacts to it.’
Although creatively formed by doing graffiti for years, Jasper Daniel Kerke's recent work can't be connected to graffiti directly. His interest for new materials and techniques made him explore various art forms. His Amsterdam based studio is filled with uncommon materials like rubber latex, soap and a wide variety of inks, which he uses to create his abstract pieces. The use of these materials isn't a coincidence: 'My biggest source of inspiration is nature. I'm always looking for new materials, I want to find out what their qualities are. This inquiry in materials is what pushes me to explore new ground, it's how I found my own visual language.'
After graduating from Rietveld Academy and fine- tuning his peculiar creative techniques for years, Kerke is now ready to show his series of paintings and pictures. They will be on exhibit at Unruly Gallery 15 and 16 June 2013.
1051 gt Amsterdam
Takashi Murakami: Healing Powers
The Pop Artist Strikes a Different Tone in the Wake of the Fukushima Disaster
Japan’s explosive master of color Takashi Murakami contemplates the shifting purpose of his work in today’s short from Friend & Colleague. The Tokyo-born artist was interviewed while surrounded by new pieces at his Arhat exhibition at LA’s Blum & Poe gallery, shortly after the international premiere of fantastical epic Jellyfish Eyes, which took place at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in April. Murakami has earned major retrospectives at the Brooklyn Museum, MOCA in Los Angeles and the Château de Versailles, and last year had a solo show at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.
His new feature film is a more sentimental and sincere undertaking than his previous work and follows a young boy in Japan mourning the death of his father and readjusting to life while striking up an unlikely companionship with a creature that resembles a flying jellyfish. The ironic undercurrents typical of the artist are noticeably absent, in light of the disasters that have rocked Japan in the last two years, following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster. “He is well known for his loud and sometimes shocking work,” says director Alexei Tylevich of Murakami’s apparent about-face. “It was really surprising to hear him talk about unexpected notions like ‘spirituality’ and ‘healing.’”