Jorge Pineda (b. Dominican Republic 1961)
Childhood is the time when we start to build up our personality, and it is supposed to be the happiest time of our lives, but social violence makes it difficult to adjust. In order to be strong, children make masks where they can hide fear, so they can play with the negative idea they have of themselves. These masks shield the feelings reflected in society as I show in Mambrú, with its child soldiers who have been taken away and used as instruments of destruction.
Yesterday, AM was on hand to catch the arrival of the mother of all Kaws Companions (so far). This Passing Through Companion was hauled over from the backyard of the Aldrich Contemporary Museum, where it was last exhibited and dropped off in the front yard of The Standard Hotel in New York. When we stopped by, the crew was busy creating the platform for the figure, while tourists of the trendy Meatpacking district kept stopping to take pictures of the imposing sculpture. We even tried to play hide-and-go-seek with the companion by hiding out on the overlooking Highline, but by the time we left, it was still counting…
Via: Arrested Motion
julien vallee: spray can
Berlin, 2008. Paper sculpture created for the main exhibition of Illustrative Zürich festival 2008.
lo castro and rocky grimes:
If any of you happen to be in the Wynwood area in Miami anytime soon make sure to check out this mural by Francesco Lo Castro and Rocky Grimes.
"For this show I explored space, patterns, and the energy that lies in-between. I painted black and white patterns on amorphous wooden pieces which hang on an identically patterned wallpaper. The wood paintings' swirling lines blended into the background, becoming one with the environment. Contrasting line work created a visual vibration causing tension within the space. Through this I wanted the viewer to be aware of the spatial energy that lies between oneself and the object" - Freegums
Narwhal Art Projects presents IN-BETWEEN, a solo exhibition with Miami artist Alvaro Ilazarbe/Freegums.
Opening Reception was held on:
Friday May 13 from 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: May 13-June 12
Via: Narwhal Art Projects
These are great, although I would appreciate it more if he painted these works himself in the traditional manner. But, that’s just me. Enjoy!
Via: Chad Wys
This is the eighth installment in the "1-2-1 w/jeffstaple" Series. Each segment, jeffstaple, Founder and Creative Director of Staple Design & Reed Space, talks to someone one-to-one. Direct. Intimate. No BS.
For this segment, Jeff talks to Jose Campbell about his childhood, his school life and his recent work. This video was produced in conjunction with letsredu.com.
1-2-1 W/JEFF STAPLE SERIES
GRAFFITI LEGEND REVOK ARRESTED!
Art in the Streets exhibit at publicly funded museum MOCA has lines stretching for city blocks and the approval of the media worldwide. Thousands of kids have already been to the museum and been inspired by the art they see, something that would normally be considered a good thing. Today Los Angeles’ art community got a message that not everyone sees it that way.
Using high profile tactics usually reserved for international criminals accused of smuggling drugs or murder-for-hire, the artist REVOK was arrested by sheriff’s deputies Thursday morning as he prepared to board a plane to Ireland at Los Angeles International Airport.
The arrest is nothing new for REVOK or for other graffiti artists, but the timing of Easter Sunday and tactics used are clearly designed as a counter blow to the Art in the Streets exhibit which prominently features REVOK’s art.
“We take graffiti vandalism very seriously, said Lieutenant Vince Carter, Sheriff’s Metro Transit Services Bureau. “Criminal graffiti vandals who insist on damaging other people’s property are going to jail and need to pay to fix the damage they caused.” The MTSB offers a “Most Wanted Taggers” section that does not mention REVOK, further evidence that this arrest is all about publicity.
The bail for this “dangerous criminal”, who is widely considered one of the world’s best graffiti artists, is an insane $320,000. Let’s compare that to some recent cases: