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Looking at the works of Spanish street artist, Sr. X often seen provocative messages masked as vintage advertisements. Sr. X draws inspiration from pop culture, movies and urban legends and creates stencil artwork that are becoming more prevalent within Spains urban landscape.
Sr. X creates his own identity with his amazing stencil/ spray paint work and collaging. There’s less of a concern about exactitude of the stencils (which, by the way, there is) and more concern about the art, with a welcomed cheeky tone on and off the streets. Off the streets, Sr. X indulges in a more painterly style that helps to drive the messages often brandished ironically. Either way, there’s an overall feel of a piece by Sr. X besides all of the aloof jesting. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/section-table/42958-sr-x-street-art-monty-pythonLooking at the works of Spanish street artist, Sr. X often seen provocative messages... more
Aside from its rain and coffee, Seattle, Washington is known for many things subversive, from Grunge music to the activist driven WTO riots. This region of America raised the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee. Today, there is a culture here that is only represented anonymously in the reclaimed public spaces of the city. Images dot the urban landscape in the typical street mediums that are used across the globe; spray paint, stickers, paste-ups, stencils, wheatpasting, posters, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing, installations, post-graffiti, mosaic tiling, murals, wood-blocking, LED art, reverse-graffiti and yard bombing.
You will see that these are not commercial enterprises or vandalism graffiti, but individual creative statements... something we can all relate to. Street art as a medium has been popularized internationally by the likes of Shepard Fairey, Banksy, D*Face, Paul Insect, Swoon, Twist, Neck face, Faile, Space Invader and WK Interact. It can take on many purposes and sometimes involves activism, phenomenology, repetition, attention capture, culture jamming, direct action, guerrilla messaging, propaganda, subvertising, decoration and territory claiming.
The following is a small window into this temporary world that's constantly being revised in a flux of new symbols. It's a snapshot of work on the Seattle streets over about a 3 year period, a visual capsule in time, not a comprehensive representation of Seattle street art and the people involved over the years. Some of the work only existed for a day before it was written over by other artists or removed by the city... a reminder that nothing is permanent, and control is an illusion in the chaos of a city. Enjoy.
http://seattlestreetart.com/Aside from its rain and coffee, Seattle, Washington is known for many things... more
This week we feature Higher Ground Learning and their Urban Arts Program at the Utah Arts Festival.
Higher Ground Learning provides an alternative method of learning and incorporated urban culture into their curriculum through their Urban Arts Program. The program takes place every summer and kids are able to learn graffiti and stencil skills and feature their work at the Utah Arts Festival.This week we feature Higher Ground Learning and their Urban Arts Program at the Utah... more
This is an excerpt from a conversation I had with a Mohawk Nation Indian named Ric in 1980. At the time, Ric provides an insight that connected his own world view based on his Indian heritage with a cautionary warning of the future:
"Some of them can see the writing on the wall. Others see it but they don’t give a dam. And others just don’t see it. All they can see is the Almighty dollar. You know, its like I say, it takes all kind of people to make up the world. And it’s a case of who’s going to be the strongest and who’s going do the work. Who’s gonna get it done. But it must be done. Otherwise, the whole world is, will come to an end.
You know that my people lived with a balance of nature all those thousands of years before the white man; and whenever they took something, they always gave something. And it worked out fine. And the white man came along and he just took, took, took. He’s been taking all these hundreds of years. Now after all these hundreds of years, now he’s realizing that he gotta start putting back. I mean he’s working like hell to put it back, but you got other people still taking."
The Almighty dollar means everything to them. They don’t realize that the Almighty dollar isn’t going to be worth anything to them if there’s no world to use it in."
Ric, A member of the Mohawk Nation 1980
“We have values to live by that we can share with you. Because soon, we’ll all have to live different. We realize and we’d like you Americans to see that America is only two hundred years old. And when we see in America and its problems, it doesn’t have two hundred winters. America doesn’t even have another fifty winters. And I don’t speak of revolution when I see that change happening, I see evolution gonna happen on the Mother Earth.”
Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman 1980This is an excerpt from a conversation I had with a Mohawk Nation Indian named Ric in... more
Halloween is coming! Take out your pumpkins and carve! If you don't know how, check out this article for a list of pumpkin carving tutorials and beautiful designsHalloween is coming! Take out your pumpkins and carve! If you don't know how,... more
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Britain's most famous graffiti artist has struck again, this time leaving his mark on the security wall in Bethlehem. The celebrity-acclaimed artist daubed six new images onto the West Bank barrier, including a dove wearing a flak jacket and a soldier checking a donkey's papers.
It coincides with the opening tomorrow of a new exhibition in Bethlehem which is aimed at bringing people to the West Bank to see the situation there first hand.
Personally I'm a little bored of his stuff and to me - he's almost become a caricature of himself now. At the same time, he's talking about the big issues that really count. What are your thoughts?Britain's most famous graffiti artist has struck again, this time leaving his... more
Print at home without the need for silkscreens. Blackbooks has developed a super fresh
locking mechanism that makes printing on shirts with spray paint and stencils as easy as 123.
Best part is . . . the prints are as clean as a silk screen print but you can get more creative
with layering and different effects you couldn't achieve with the screens. The kit is $100.00 and comes with everything you need to get started. One last thing . . . If you are tired of printing on the shirts, you can use this tool to print anywhere at anytime. These guys are at the top of the game when it comes to contemporary laser fabrication.Print at home without the need for silkscreens. Blackbooks has developed a super fresh... more