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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.

Awesome!

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

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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.

Sweetness!
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

Brandon Boyd

14 Nov

Brandon Boyd, an amazing singer (The band Incubus and also his own  rising solo career) and also a very talented painter. I clearly remember diving into Incubus early CD’s which had amazing artwork inside and made me look for the artist and to my surprise finding out it was Brandon’s artwork! His paintings and sketches have a voice of their own just like his voice has shapes and colors that forms as he opens his mouth and send out a gentle scream.  I found this video of his first mural project which made me want to post it, share it and grab a few pix of his artworks just so you will capture the image of this talented boy.

Check it out and don’t forget to listen to his music too!

 

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Brandon Boyd’s first-ever mural project. Our cameras were with Brandon through the entire process to provide a unique perspective of the artist, surfer, singer and activist’s first collaboration project with Hurley. Video: YB and Francisco Magana.

 

For more goodies go here!!!

http://brandonboydbooks.com/

And:

http://brandonboydbooks.com/

Michael Schlegel – Landscape photography

11 May

Michael Schlegel has been living and working in Berlin, Germany since 1987.
His landscape photography seem to reach deep roots when it comes to combinations of black and white and the spaces between them, I don’t remember seeing anyone capture scenery quiet like that.  I feel alive and empty at the same time when I look at these timeless images…take a look yourself, here is the latest series he took from his time in Iceland.

Check more amazing shots from him on his website: http://www.michaelschlegel.com/

Michael Anderson

2 May

Michael Anderson  (American, 1968) is an Autodidact artist.

Using street posters and billboards gathered in NYC and other major cities around the world, Anderson makes super-sized collages, commonly 8 x 8 feet and up. He collects the posters at night, which seems like a dangerous thing to do, but he’s a big guy and didn’t seem to give a shit, just citing his birthplace as the Bronx.

from looking at his art and studio one can sense that Michael is a free spirit, living up to his own creations and expressing himself to the fullest, just as a true artist should be.

here is his statement taken from his website:

»Advertising provides the material, appropriation is the mode of operation, and collage is the medium of my artistic creation/recycling. To create my collages, I use international street posters, taken from the streets of such far-flung places as Mexico City, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Rome and, of course my hometown favorite, NYC. The fragments of thousands of posters are re-arranged in a painterly fashion to create the composition and imagery of an individual piece.

I attempt to balance abstraction and representation in composition to create a static/non-static effect in the over-all experience of the work. These collages develop non-linear narratives that capture the experience of contemporary life with dark humor. In taking posters from the street, which are super-saturated and obvious, I focus ideas together to create a collision of energy that allows for tremendous juxtaposition. When people see my work there is a pinprick of recognition, an unexplainable familiarity, that they’ve seen parts before, but never in that way. As a sort of puzzle map of the collective unconscious, I make art about the world we live in, a document to show what it’s like to be alive today.«

Ridiculously good! check his website for more delicious treats: http://www.chamuconegro.com/

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