Friday, 26 August 2011

The story of Gaia..Street Art

work from Gaia...


Indigo lights rose from our silence artist: Faith47 location: Rochester

Artists: Interesni Kazki

At the Bloop Festival. See more by Ukrainian duo Interesni Kazki. artists: Interesni Kazki 

something new for the streets...

Roa is in Vienna for a show at Inoperable Gallery, opening now, which will focus on works on paper

The large-scale portraits in Gaspesia: Les portraits en papier represent former employees of Papiers Gaspesia, a pulp and paper mill founded in 1912 by Percy Milton Chandler in Chandler, Quebec. Named for the mill’s founder, the port city’s economy and social organization depended heavily upon this industry. In 1999, Papiers Gaspesia’s closure was announced and, despite a government-sponsored infusion of roughly $400 million, it is now set for demolition. The closure of the mill has had a profound effect upon the people of Chandler. Widespread unemployment, the permanent and temporary migration of workers outside of the city, the separation of families and subsequent increased rate of divorce, and the ground and water pollution left from the plant are just some of the economic, social and environmental problems created by the closure. Gaspesia: Les portraits en papier literally puts a human face on the industrial remains of Papiers Gaspesia. Portraits of the former mill and forest workers are installed on the front of the mill and on the mill’s oil tanks. While these men and the story of the mill are well known in the community, the deteriorating mill itself has been the only public memorial to the pride, grief and frustration those affected by the closure feel. The images of these workers now mark the physical structures of the mill and lay claim to its history and to its continuing impact on Chandler. One of the subjects, Serge Soucy, remarked that you could see his “eyes were crying for the mill” when he saw his own 30 foot face on the Papiers Gaspesia’s oil tank. Gaspesia: Les portraits en papier was commissioned by Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gasp├ęsie as part of their annual photography festival in conjunction with the city of Chandler, Quebec.


Sunday, 7 August 2011

@BBC World News @CNN First time in history Britain and Taiwan Street Art Calibration Husky Brown & Kaid Ashton

You must have seen the news a few weeks ago for the work Kaid Ashton in Taiwan. Well when you thought things could not get no better for the biggest names to be exhibiting their work around the world have now becoming the biggest talk on Twitter. Never been seen before from two talented artists, British award winning artist Husky Brown and Taiwan photographer Kaid Ashton have collaborated with true street art and photography together on a recent project to be exhibited around the streets of Taiwan and the UK.  

Another humid summer night in Hong Kong and another fly-poster is discretely pasting what looks like a photograph of an emaciated girl onto a wall on a busy side street.He is unassuming Canadian street artist Kaid Ashton, and the subject in the print is a young girl he recently photographed in the Filipino capital, Manila. For the past seven years he's been traveling to some of the world's most dangerous slums documenting the people he meets with his camera. He then posts his work on walls around the cities he visits.

"But this is no ordinary fly-poster". - CNN World, 2011

Photo: Calibration Poster: Husky Brown and Kaid Ashton 

Husky Brown is an accredited and revered bohemian artist.  His ability to use an aerosol spray can with skill and precision is incredible; it has changed the meaning of the word ‘Graffiti’ forever.  “Husky is beyond our imagination and someone with eclectic magnitude. We are fortunate to witness an incredible and gifted artist” (Art & Culture Magazine – Sonya Devonte, 1989).  A Midland resident and winner of the 2010 National Belton Signature Award,  Bohemian painter and illustrator; Husky Brown has become very popular for his flamboyant party boy lifestyle and high calibre celebrity friends. 

He has been credited with transforming vandalism into something beautiful and has attracted major publicity with his ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ eccentric persona. However; after having had the pleasure of interviewing Husky, it soon became obvious that there has always been method behind his apparent madness. In Britain the Hip Hop culture quickly embraced Husky and envied his political beliefs and activist behaviour, stirring interest with musicians and actors worldwide.  Husky’s most recent exhibitions in both London and New York were received well by critics. With his Bohemian-fine art graffiti style, Husky has managed to achieve the impossible; his “Fall from Grace” collection is a metamorphosis of traditional Pre-Raphaelite techniques; you truly have to see it to believe it. 

With a catalogue of fine art masterpieces under his belt and a number of detailed collections that capture both the beauty and vanity of the urban streets of England; this extremely talented and underestimated artist refers to his particular style of work as Urban Bohemian.  When questioned further about this unique style and technique, Husky replied “Art must be constructive to be criticised or it’s not worth the publicity or the paint. People search for a personal connection with art; as such it has to be interactive, both communicating the artists' vision through the paint; whilst also allowing for personal interpretation. A musician will play his guitar hoping for applause; I paint in silence for the people to hear my music in their own words.  An interviewer once told me that great artists only get the recognition they deserve once they are dead; a painters destiny? I do this just for the love of the game, its hip hop, a culture of unity. My work reflects the different stories I see around me; I spray poetry on the canvas; that’s why I can’t be a traditionalist.  Times have changed; graffiti and vandalism are not the same thing anymore.“

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Saturday, 6 August 2011

“Husky Brown does another amazing piece of street art in Shoreditch with an unstoppable imagination” – BBC 24

Photo: Street Art by Husky Brown (London, Shoreditch) 

“Husky Brown does another amazing piece of street art in Shoreditch with an unstoppable imagination to indicate his street art presence and bohemian rebellious lifestyle is becoming the talk of galleries and growing fans. placed on a grey wall in the Shoreditch area of London our sources discovered the masterpiece from the man himself working throughout the dark night.

Above: Street Art Husky Brown  

Within the last few hours onTwitter and Facebook responses have become the main topic of discussion beside the Tottenham Riot. A spoke person said Husky did the painting in-front of passing night clubbers taking photographs of him and his work on their phones, while the rest of the country is left  fast asleep. What makes this mural really exciting his the humour behind the madness of a man with a fishing rod using spray cans for his bate, is purely genius, and I cannot wait to see what’s next from the award winning Bohemian street artist. 

Jon Harding – , Journalist, BBC, FACE, EDITORIAL Publications

Revok, Rime, Roid: "Perseverance" group show in LA

Street Artist Vhils been busy with another exclusive never seen before mural...

A superb Vhils wall; it was done on the side of Post No Bills to coincide with the European Bailout show. It's also worth checking out what Vhils went on to do in Italy for FAME. See more by Vhils. artist: Vhils location: Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA film by Carlos Gonzalez.


Friday, 5 August 2011

Special Guest: Husky Brown Live! on RAiDA Music Channel...

(Live! on air comments)
..Just before having a good time at the Love Box Festival while getting prepared for Dela Soul and Snoop, Santigold performed this song incredibly at Love Box Festival in London last month, and I thought I'd  share some of the songs with you...

 (Live! on air comments)
...I was on Barcelona doing a solo show and sexy Spanish chic came to the exhibition and gave me a CD of a group called Crystal Fighters. Played the song and I'm hooked!

I was in the car listening to Choice FM (London), The DJ played this song by Maverick Sabre. He as a unique sound to his voice...

...Something real soulful...

3,000 people comes out to see work from street artist Husky Brown @Secret location...

Dirty Cans gallery is really setting out with no boundaries to street art. Last night in the Midlands based at a secret location, street art enthusiasts waited very patently for a text message quote "I'm In! with directions to the biggest opening solo show for the artist Husky Brown.  When we arrived after trying to find parking, too be blown away by the crowed and security surrounding the venue itself. We've read many stories about Husky himself and his work, but wasn't expecting so much hype from this Bohemian street artist. Has two journalist from LA, left us spellbound with sight of so much creativity and cleanness with his work stemming from spray paint, oils, and Graphite pencils all executed with perfection. Many of his paintings really stood out than seeing the same stencil cut-outs you see on many back streets, in the US and UK. Watching him paint live after being sounded by gangs of camera's and mobile phones, we was fortunate to see the man at work with ease.

..."something I did a few months ago commissioned for the opening of Dirty Cans Gallery, most people know my work and I have signature pieces which will always stand out, I believe? I came open to the public around 93'. London underground street art scene started to give me props around 2006, after spending a short time residency in West London. I just did my thing and stayed humbled before going out of control and painting every spot my arms could reach, galleries did'n't want exhibit my work but wanted me to be around drinking fancy coffee from M&S and someone who looks cool; because I'm rockin' a mad afro and I can rap freestyle lyrics for joke!   

Due to I was in a gang at the time and my people was not artist/writers but instead on thug shit! the galleries felt I would bring the wrong kind of image to exhibitions due to certain party members  reputation. I had to build a strong team and hire a few pretty white PR girls to get my art deals at the beginning with illegal money being exchanged. Eventually things started to improve and my name got global after doing the Biggy Smalls memorial piece. This moved onto doing the large scale wall throw-ups on the streets to finally getting calls from galleries and magazines"

-Matt Keane (LA Reader)
More work from Husky Brown:

Oil Street Art Painting By Artist Husky Brown 

Illustration Poster By Artist Husky Brown for Don't Panic

Amy Winehouse Memorial Tribute Taxi Artwork By Artist Husky Brown

Street Art Wall Mural Artist Husky Brown 

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Husky Brown artwork gets commissioned for Don't Panic magazine beside Banksy

Brand New exclusive poster design and illustration commissioned for Don't Panic magazine. You can by Prints now online, worldwide throughout various international countries and cities for purchase and shortly in Urban Outfitters retail store. This exclusive Print artwork from Husky Brown distributed exclusively through​n All Rights Reserved.

Top Skateboard Design & Artwork...

Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by Alfie
Laser-etched skateboard by Alife
Traditionally, skateboard graphics are either screenprinted or applied using a dye-sublimination process. However, Sydney-based Refill magazine has commissioned a host of designers and illustrators (including Delta, Ben Drury, Genevieve Gauckler,Jim PhillipsMaharishiMarc AtlanMarokParraMichael C PlaceMr Jago, Nick Night...) to create designs to be laser-etched onto skateboard decks: each design is created by cutting away the top layer of wood with a laser. The result is stunning and highly detailed...
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by Alfie (detail)
Detail of Alife's deck
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by Rob Abeyta
Laser-etched board by Rob Abeyta (Supermundane)
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by Michael Leon
Michael Leon's design
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by Reka
Reka's design
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by Merda
Two tone board by Merda. "We ran a halftone pattern on those areas and got a dulling effect of the shaded areas of the design," explains Refill's Luca Ionescu. "Then we set the laser on full to get the deeper grooves."
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by Jim Phillips
Surf and skate graphics legend Jim Phillips' deck
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by Jim Phillips (detail)
detail of Jim Phillips' deck
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by Michael C Place
by Michael C Place of Build
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by DMOTE
by Dmote
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard by Obey Giant
Giant's tattoo-tastic design
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard detail 2
Each of the designs will be produced in a strict edition of 50
Refill Seven laser-etched skateboard detail 1
To see a full list of exhibiting artists and more images, visit

Mumbai Skateboards

No idea how these things are actually roadworthy, but at least they kind of look good because of atypical and are just completely handmade, the Mumbai Skateboards .
Under the guidance of the German Tobias Megerle, people of Mumbai, these skateboards.

The Last Fiesta
The Last Fiesta
The Last Fiesta
The Last Fiesta
The Last Fiesta
The Last Fiesta
The Last Fiesta

IMPRESSURE. Part 1 by Paolo “Zero-T” Capezzuoli
Well known for his numerous artistic endeavors, art director Paolo “Zero-T” Capezzuoli has taken on a new project. After shooting one particular photo in New York City, Capezzuoli decided that print wasn’t a dramatic enough medium to visualize the picture. So he printed five blank wooden skateboard decks with acrylic gesso and layered them with a photo emulsion fluid. Then, using a slide project, he creatively impressed the images over a skateboard deck for a truly one of a kind piece.
More Random Designs...