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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

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Unreal!!!

Dave Kinsey

6 Nov

Dave Kinsey was born in Pittsburgh in 1971, attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Atlanta before moving to California in 1994 to pursue a career as a designer and fine artist. His work attempts to capture the universal essence of the human condition mainly through a symbolic portrayal of contemporary life. Utilizing a range of mediums, he constructs multi-layered, textured environments that echo the complexities of our existence. His fine art has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide—among these have been exhibitions at the URBIS Museum in Manchester, UK, NEXT Chicago, Joshua Liner Gallery in NY, Alice Gallery and Art Brussels in Belgium. His work has been featured in multiple local and international print and online publications from The New York Times and Washington Post to The Citrus Report.
He has also been invited to speak at institutions such as the Pasadena Art Center, UCLA, Montserrat College of Art and the Semi-Permanent conference in Sydney, Australia. Kinsey founded BLK/MRKT in 1996 and BLK/MRKT Gallery (now Kinsey/DesForges) in 2001, allowing him to provide a crossroads for a new movement of emerging iconoclasts. (Taken from his website).

I clearly remember the first time I stumble into Dave”s Art, it was a cover of magazine in Europe about a decade ago, I was stun from the beauty of the colors and sharpness of the lines, the overall mixture was so pleasing to my eyes, delicious styles, I was not able to define if I was looking at a painting of graphic design work or street art piece, it all mixed into one for me, since then I have been keeping my eye on Dave’s artwork and please to say that the years have been kind to him, I always seem to be impress with his new fantastic skills and even improving artworks, Bravo Dave, Bravo!


Nice, right?! check out more of his world on his website HERE!

Annemarie Busschers

26 Oct

Annemarie Busschers (NL) was born in 1970, in southern, catholic ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Hieronymus Bosch hometown; she moved to the northern, protestant city of Groningen in the early 90s where she studied at the Minerva Fine Arts School; she never moved back down South. Her first body of work drinks directly from Bosch heritage; soon enough she found her own theme and language. In 2003 she makes Child I, work which signals the turning point in her oeuvre; in 2005 Chicken Pox is selected for the BP award of the London National Portrait Gallery, for which her work will be selected again in 2006 and 2008. Since then, her body of work consists of self-portraits and portraits she works on based on a photograph.

Her work belongs to the Dutch tradition of reproducing the subject matter with utter detail, as if we could touch with the eye the textures of the surfaces, the fabrics and the skin, etc Busschers work digs deeper into the meaning of contemporary individualism by treating the surfaces as landscapes with a right of their own. They are not psychological portraits, in the manner of Lucian Freud, her work is scientific, almost microscopic; she researches the surfaces of the body, of the imperfect, uneven skins, bound to illness, decay and ultimately death. They are paintings of hybrid beings where the subject is not only painted but also built by different layers of materials such as acrylic paint, pencil, pastel, epoxy, wood, wax, paper and felt. Portraits are therefore not only painted but also constructed by adding these layers onto the canvas. These layers help document the constant change we are subjected to, as if we were observing with the curiosity of a teenager who in front of the mirror stares with resentment, anger and fear the mutations the body goes through. Indeed, the individuals portrayed seem to be looking at themselves into augmented mirror.

Busschers raw realistic portraits and self-portraits mirror today’s self-obsession, the self-centeredness of the child, we haven’t outgrown and which is at the core of the contemporary consumerism society. Contemporary Consciousness Studies affirm that subjective feeling is an illusion. Psychologist Susan Brown affirms, that such thing as subjectivity does not exists; there is only experience. Yet, we seem to be in the middle of a hyper individualistic society that pushes us to believe we think, act and choose as individuals. Self-centeredness might not let us be aware of the fact that we are constructed by our environment, that the so-called right to privacy disappears in the name of social control and security. Hybrid objects appear when there is a new item that makes the previous one obsolete, think for example of the complexity of the typewriter when it was being left aside by computers. While reflecting individualism and self-obsession, Busschers hybrid beings might signal the end of the self, which is yet to come. (Taken from Escape into Life website).

Annemaire’s work is raw and direct, not much left to say after looking at her images, I am always astonish how detailed the works are and how brave she must be for leaving some to appear unfinished, fantastic job.

To check more of her fantastic artworks go HERE!

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