Ella Uzan

8 Mar

“I was born in 1984 in Israel and up until 2 years ago I never would have guessed that photography was to become such an obsession for me.

My passion for taking pictures started to bloom rapidly after graduating from Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem where I studied animation for 4 years. My artwork has been displayed in various galleries around the world and can be seen in different popular fashion magazines as well as in online style sites and inspirational blogs.

My photos endeavour to transmit a particular atmosphere and emotional impact.
I achieve these qualities through the use of different combinations of lights, colours and via classic manipulation techniques that I have picked up over the years. ” (From Ella Uzan Bio on her website)

* I got to know Ella a few years ago thru the poplar social networks we are all accustom to, we never actually met but we did mange to establish  an online friendship which circles our main passion in life, visual expression!

I’ll be honest saying that I truly love her work, it is fresh, colorful and full with emotions, I simply cant get enough of it.  Every time she shares a new series with me I need to pick my jaw up  from the floor, so simple yet so effective, so clean and vibrant yet so hidden and mysterious, it’s basically great photography and I wish her success on her path of self explorations with and without the camera, I really believe she is going to become pretty famous in this field and I for one, will be watching closely…

Simply Delicious! Check more of her style on her website here: ELLA UZAN

Snir Rozensal

28 Feb

I got to know Snir many many years ago and our relationship only grew stronger as the years went by, when I first met him (around 20 years ago in Tel-Aviv, Israel) he was already getting deep into the world of Art and tattooing and as time went by I started to notice his ever growing range of talents and skills.

Snir is mostly known for his ability to carve people, he is one of the best tattoo artist I’ve seen and his style just keeps getting better and more refined as the years  go by, I was honored many times to have his artistic hand carve my skin. The beauty about Snir’s paintings  is that it’s  totally different spectrum from his tattoo art, sure they do come from the same person but many people who don’t know him and see his art will never guess he is a tattoo artist, as well as people who only know his tattoo work will be surprise to see his fantastic paintings.

Snir has been studying privately  with a handful of great local and international masters, he started studying painting in 1999. He studied for 3 years with the well known Menahem Mizrahi (r.i.p). In 2002 Snir went on to study painting with a famous Israeli artist named Aram Girshuni who is known for his realistic style. Snir studied with him for 4 years.
Snir continues to paint and enjoys getting inspired from his surroundings.

To me, Snir is a great inspiration and a fantastic friend, he is fun to work with and I had the pleasure to do a few expositions with him as well as a couple of street art related projects, his art is powerful and full with soul and his tattoos are strong in character and last longer then the people who wear them proudly.


you can check more from Snir on his website here: http://www.snirrozensal.com/
and his tattoo crew here: http://visiontattoos.co.il/

Adida Fallen Angel – The Fallen

9 Jan

Basically, Adida has a  serious amount of Artworks which changes it’s shape every few years, he rewrites his CV again and again over time and his life story keeps throwing him into corners he never thought he will end up in, he is  a traveler of both mind and heart and his passion is music above all, then comes the Arts.  He does what he can to survive and follow his  dreams even if it requires extreme sacrifices along the way, it’s all that he cares about, besides that he gets high on sharing and working with others.  Inspiration is his favorite word, right after independence.  Adida in mostly known for his photographic skills and the ability to keep pushing the envelope when it comes to manipulations and graphical exploration of his ever growing techniques.

When he is not sketching, skating or shooting shots you might find him screaming his lungs out in his current musical project called SpoonLicker, where he is singing and recording his first album in Canada along side some very talented musicians.

‘The Fallen’ is a street art series which Adida started when he got stuck in Israel back in mid 2011, his frustration reached such a high level he needed to express himself so badly that his Art started to leak into the streets of Tel-Aviv.

Night Session with Adida Fallen Angel from Adida Fallen Angel on Vimeo.

Big Newspaper, Wallpaper glue, wall, paper, night time and lots of street Art…These are my friends, we know each other well, we rise and fall like the seasons, we are not here to stay, we are here to fade away.

You can check more of Adida’s skills on this website here: http://www.adidafallenangel.com/
And his Facebook Artist page: https://www.facebook.com/Adidafallenangel

Kenichi Yokono

14 Dec

Kenichi Yokono uses traditional woodblock methodologies to address the comic book horrors of contemporary Japanese culture. Manga, anime, horror movies, and other stereotypical aspects of Japanese pop culture merge to present iconic images of buoyant menace and cruelty, which serve to contrast startlingly with the sugary cartoon characters that are also common. Although functioning woodblocks, the works are only ever exhibited directly and prints are never produced. Such a method maintains the primacy of the hand made object and the artist retains a tangible presence. These multiple oppositions in Yokono’s work results in pieces that are highly relevant critiques that retain a pleasing irony.

Born in 1972 (Kanazawa, Japan), Yokono was trained at the Kanazawa College of Art (Japan). He has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Vienna and Amsterdam, among numerous international group shows, and has been offered residencies at the McColl Center for Visual Art (NC) and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (NY). He was the recipient of the 2005 Asian Cultural Council Fellowship award, and the Tom Eccles Prize (NY). The artist lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. (Taken from Mark Moore Gallery site).

I simply love KY artwork, maybe because he uses amazing detailed carved woods or simply because he plays with my favorite color combos, red, black & white. Every time i see a new piece of him i get inspired, so fresh and tight, just bloody good!

Super good!

check his website for more delicious carvings: http://insolite-s.com/english/yokono.html


6 Dec

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a Short-Form Docuseries exploring the power of Public Art and innovation to uplift and revitalize urban communities. The Pilot Season revolves around the Arts District of Wynwood Miami, featuring an array of internationally acclaimed and locally respected Street Artists, Graffiti Writers and Muralists.

In 2009, Urban Visionary and Placemaker Tony Goldman partnered with Jeffrey Deitch (Deitch Projects Soho and now director of MoCa Los Angeles) to create the Wynwood Walls.What began with a series of parking lots, loading docks, and drab rundown factory buildings, became a curation of high caliber murals from Futura, Shepard Fairey, OS Gemeos, Kenny Scharf and others. The Walls opened for Art Basel 2009, and now two years later the collection has expanded to include over thirty artists from around the world, becoming a “Town Center” in a district that has grown into one of the largest concentrations of commissioned murals in the World.

This year Artists, many of whom have not shown work in the United States before, were selected by Tony Goldman, Goldman Projects Arts Manager Meghan Coleman and Art Consultant Medvin Sobio of the Visual Arts Collective Viejas Del Mercado. 33third Los Angeles, Mid City Arts, and Montana Cans worked together to provide paint for the project’s ambitious expansion.

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD explores a unique juncture in history as a new community emerges and evolves. A progressive urban revitalization campaign is examined in the first person, using this year’s new Artists and their commissions as a lens to explore a neighborhood in transition. The Series is framed by colorful overview and concluding episodes, providing the scope of past, present and future. Each episode is accented by images from legendary Documentary Photographer Martha Cooper, who has been capturing The Walls since they began in 2009. Her Photographs will also appear in a Special Edition Art Book “The Wynwood Walls and Doors” set to be released at Art
Basel 2011.

For more information on the artists and history of the Wynwood Walls visit thewynwoodwalls.com

Episodes of HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD will digitally premiere for free in the weeks leading up to Art Basel. You are invited and encouraged to share, blog, “like” tweet and tumble this content freely and enthusiastically. Your interest and support is deeply appreciated. To learn more and to view the episodes as they are released, please visit the official site HCTN.tv and the VIMEO PAGE, or contact us directly at INFO@hctn.tv

Directed By: Jenner Furst
Produced By: Ben Solomon
Supervising Producers: Julia Willoughby Nason & Daniel B. Levin

Created By: Jenner Furst & Tony Goldman
Executive Producer: Tony Goldman

A CINEMART Production
In Association With Goldman Projects
Coordinating Producer: Meghan Coleman
Consulting Producer: Medvin Sobio


In the first episode of HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD the stage is set for the Wynwood Arts District. Parking lots, loading docks and factory walls are transformed into “The Wynwood Walls”. Founder Tony Goldman explains his vision for a town center, while Jeffrey Deitch, Arts Manager Meghan Coleman and Co-Curator Medvin Sobio offer their insight into the project’s significance, taking us into the present day expansion. In addition, Photographer Martha Cooper and Miami based Mural Project Primary Flight weigh in.

Participating artists: Kenny Scharf, Shepherd Fairey, Kunle Martins (Earsnot), Gaia, Shie Moreno, and Patrick McNeil from the artist collective Faile. Featuring Original Music from: Hanni El Khatib, Ducky, Tommy Mas and Clams Casino.
For More Information visit : HCTN.tv and vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood


Having just graduated from art school this year, Gaia is the youngest artist to join the Wynwood Walls. For the Wynwood Doors, a portrait gallery of murals within the collection, Gaia painted a mural of Henry Flagler, the powerful oil and railroad tycoon who is responsible for modern day Florida. With this, he continues a practice of implanting modernist figures into landscapes that they have drastically changed for better or worse.

Featured Music: “Sleeptalk” & “Cross” by Papertwin (facebook.com/papertwin)
For more info on Gaia visit (gaiastreetart.com/)
For more info regarding the Wynwood Walls visit (thewynwoodwalls.com)
For more on the creative team behind this series visit (hctn.tv/learn-more/) or contact info@hctn.tv
Follow the series at vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood
Paint Provided By 33third Los Angeles, Mid City Arts and Montana Cans


In this Episode, Kenny Scharf returns to Wynwood to expand on a piece he started in 2009, one of the original Wynwood Walls. Having seen street art evolve from the New York City graffiti scene in the 1980s, to its status today as an established and respected international art movement, he reflects on his life and career as an Artist. He addresses the downside of art being treated as fashion, and articulates the importance of creating a project where the art itself is not for sale. Kenny also discusses the pros and cons of gentrification and how it relates to the Wynwood district.

Featured Music: “Good Morning Midnight” (Hussle Club) myspace.com/hussleclub
For more info on Kenny Scharf see kennyscharf.com/
For more info regarding the Wynwood Walls visit (thewynwoodwalls.com)
For more on the creative team behind this series visit (hctn.tv/learn-more/) or contact info@hctn.tv
Follow the series at vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood
Paint Provided By 33third Los Angeles, Mid City Arts and Montana Cans


In this Episode of Here Comes The Neighborhood, a cast of young up-and-coming international artists are in the spotlight for their contributions to the Wynwood Walls and the district at large. Curatorial Advisor Medvin Sobio of the Visual Arts Collective Viejas Del Mercado, 33third Los Angeles and Mid City Arts expresses the importance of a cultural exchange and building a platform for communication and reconciliation through Public Art. Art’s Manager Meghan Coleman explains the narratives behind the work from some of this year’s Artists, while Photographer Martha Cooper shares her unique perspective, having seen the graffiti and street art movement expand in the 1970’s from the New York City train yards to its state today as one of the largest art movements in the world.

Founder Tony Goldman expresses his privilege to welcome this year’s artists whom are traveling to the United States for the first time, including Alejandre Farto aka Vhils from Portugal, Neuzz, Sego and Saner from Mexico, Interesni Kazki from The Ukraine, b. from Greece and Liqen from Spain.

For more information on the artists featured in this episode visit their sites listed below.
Interesni Kazki (interesnikazki.blogspot.com/)
b. ( thisismybworld.com/)
Liqen (liqen.blogspot.com/)
Vhils ( alexandrefarto.com/ )
Neuzz ( neuzz.blogspot.com/)
Saner ( saner-dsr.blogspot.com/)
Sego (unurth.com/51615/Ovbal-Y-Sego-Mexico-City)

This episode features music from Kenny Beats (kennybeats.com/) and Tommy Mas
For more info regarding the Wynwood Walls visit (thewynwoodwalls.com)
For more on the creative team behind this series visit (hctn.tv/learn-more/) or contact info@hctn.tv
Follow the series at vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood
Paint Provided By 33third Los Angeles, Mid City Arts and Montana Cans


In this Episode of Here Comes the Neighborhood, Mexican artists Saner and Sego collaborate on a mural for the Wynwood Walls. They create a colorful dreamscape together, building on themes that each of the artists have explored for years. Saner’s interpretation of the work, and his poetic eloquence helps elevate the wall into an ethereal realm, while Sego, traveling to the United States for the first time, brings an astute attention to detail, and a stunning technique grounded in the complexities of the natural world. These Artists exemplify the power of art, both public and private, to function as a change agent, using this mural as a tool to reframe the worlds view of Mexico; from a dangerous narco state, to one of the most beautiful, mystical and transformative cultures in the world.

For more information on the artists featured in this episode visit their sites listed below.
Saner (saner.com.mx/)
Sego (segoyovbal.blogspot.com/)
This episode features music from Emile Haynie
For more info regarding the Wynwood Walls visit (thewynwoodwalls.com)
For more on the creative team behind this series visit (hctn.tv/learn-more/) or contact info@hctn.tv
Follow the series at vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood
Paint Provided By 33third Los Angeles, Mid City Arts and Montana Cans


%d bloggers like this: