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New York City subway rat taking pizza home (Video)

Posted 2015-09-21 13:17:02 | Views: 6,773
NYC Subway Rat Loves Pizza 
New York subway stations are infamous for being disgusting. Wether it's a homeless dude slapping crap in a sock into a woman's face or seeing rats running around. This one takes the cake. This video we see a rat taking home his earnings. Everyone in New York loves pizza...so do the rats! 

Jel Martinez: The Art of Removal

Posted 2012-09-27 14:03:17 | Views: 9,405

JEL MARTINEZ: BUFF MASTER 


Jel Martinez's paintings are inspired by the methodology of vandalism removal. Martinez observes how metropolitan clean-up crews destroy one art form while creating another. The artist constructs his paintings by combining earlier influences with a figurative style of painting referred to as "buffs". "Buff" creates contemporary patterns that result in a post-modern aesthetic. Through his experience and study of modern day contemporary culture, he applies a new meaning of expressionism to his work. Martinez's paintings are a recreation of multilayered walls that are seen in urban landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His painterly gestures incorporate concrete elements, acrylic, enamel, oil, compound and ink, creating overlapping styles of free-floating patches of color, otherwise known as buffs. He actualizes four stylistic forms of buffs in his paintings:  symmetrical - which are recognizable geometric squares and rectangles, ghosting - in which the remover traces the lettering but the general form and shape is emphasized, radical - the remover uses neither geometric nor guide lines to remove the writing often referred to as an outside the lines removal, and blur - when the remover uses paint stripper and a cloth to wipe the writing but leaves a cloudy appearance on the wall. Through his elaborate process of building up and tearing down art, Martinez's paintings boldly invite the viewer to experience the daily conversations the urban environment carries on with its inhabitants.

 

 

 

 

 

Jel Martinez
b. 1976, Miami, Florida
Lives and works in Miami, Florida

Meteorite Stack 2012 - Acylic, enamel, oil, ink and plaster on wood. 

A While Running  2010 - Plaster, latex, ink, oil and spray enamel on canvas 

Urban Conservancy 2012 - Acrlyic, enamel, oil, ink, latex and plaster on Archival paper 


Futura 2000: Future Shock

Posted 2012-08-16 13:51:48 | Views: 12,680

The world knows Leonard McGurr as Futura, and Futura can divide the world into two distinct places that have impacted his career and his art. Both the Big Apple and the City of Lights have shaped Futura over his 40+ years in the game.

Raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Futura came of age during the '70s, eventually sharing a studio art space with Fab 5 Freddy, another pioneer. In 1981, Futura travelled to Paris with the Clash during the lead-up to the release of Combat Rock.

Though his work is closely associated with the downtown scene, the gallery that reps him, la Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, is located in Paris, and the artist identifies with France heavily; after all, he met the mother of his children there.

Now, Futura is preparing for his first solo show in NYC in over a decade. Opening September 6, the "Future Shock" exhibition at 560 Washington St. will navigate our current dystopia. In the meantime, let the artist show you around his cities.

FUTURA

2000


Revok vs. Giant: The Video Game

Posted 2012-06-26 16:33:18 | Views: 10,086

BONUS LEVEL: REVOK VS. GIANT 

THE VIDEO GAME! 

From Diego Bergia: "Now that I've got two graffiti legends down with the project, I figured I'd create my version of the Street Fighter 2 car destruction bonus round. I'm working on a longer piece right now, but couldn't resist getting this out in the meantime." 


Via: theprimaryinvasion.com

This is amazing. 2 world class graffti artist battle it out Street Fighter style...sort of! Even better!