We can never get enough of H R Giger, one of the world’s most hauntingly talented artists. In this movie, he allows a crew into his home and studio to take a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of his wonderfully horrific creations. Don’t mind the foreign subtitles, they just add a flair we find quite fitting for a character like H R Giger!
Baltimore’s art and music event, Nothing But the Breaks, has become an outlet for an emerging subculture of street and graffiti artists, and lovers of soul and funk music in the area. Full of heart, and a lot of soul, Nothing But the Breaks is symbolic of not only an underground class of kids, eager to find a platform for their passion, but a vibrant home for positive creativity. Take a look at photos from the most recent Nothing But the Breaks here…
The kids at Limited Addiction Gallery in Denver have a musically inclined show soon to hit their walls. Justin BUA, known for his signature paintings of musicians and DJs, has produced an unprecedented visual journey through the underground world of urban music in this visually arresting exhibition.
Currently a professor at USC, BUA began his work on the untamed streets of New York City’s Upper West Side. Fascinated by the raw, visceral street life of Manhattan, BUA used his art as a tool to capture urban culture and spearhead the unique style of distorted urban realism.
BUA’s solo exhibit, BUA Musicology, opens this Saturday, April 26th, and will remain on display through May 24th. Take a peek at the online preview of his work at www.limitedaddictiongallery.com.
The cats at Nike have yet another amazingly ill project hitting the globe: Nike 1/1. This time, you get a chance to submit artwork for a chance to exhibit at the 1/1 Art of Football show in Basel, alongside some of the world’s most respected talents. There’s just one rule: Be True.
Eleven finalists will be chosen to exhibit a new piece inspired by Art of Football alongside 1/1 curator Showstudio. Oh, and the cherry on this massive sundae? Nike will immortalize one lucky winner’s work on a new limited edition series of Nike Dunks!
Nike will be accepting submissions until May 18th, 2008. So, grab a marker, paintbrush, camera, or spray can, and get to showing the world what you’ve got to offer. Info at www.nike1-1.com.
The ever-cool Shawn Barber will grace fans with his presence at a signing of his new book, Forever & Ever, this Saturday, April 26th. Presented by The Shooting Gallery & 9mm Books, the signing kicks off at 6pm and is guaranteed to please. C’mon, it’s a glossy art book filled with Barber’s amazing Tattooed Portraits, as well as hundreds of color photos of today’s leading tatoo artists! What’s not to like? Details at www.9mmbooks.com.
NEXT, a new invitational art fair installed in Chicago, April 25th thru 28th, to complement Art Chicago 2008, will offer a new, selectively curated exhibition format that brings together—in one exhibition space—the most cutting-edge contemporary artists and arts organizations in the world. One of our favorite spaces, Kinsey/DesForges Gallery, will be one of the great participants in NEXT this year.
Featured artists include: Rim Lee, José Parlá (whose work is shown,) William Hundley, Ian Francis, Cum Collective, Angelika J Trojnarski, Jeff Soto, Jennifer Sanchez, Gregory Euclide, Lucas Soi, and, of course, Dave Kinsey. NEXT will include a variety of works from these talented artists in a virtual clearinghouse for the hottest contemporary art out now. Visit www.nextartfair.com for more info.
We recently received the unexpected, albeit totally awesome, news that our buddy, Terry Richardson, has his photography currently gracing the website of legendary soccer player/media star David Beckham. This portrait of Beckham is from the main page of his site, embodying the bridge being solidified between edgy, once “underground” artists and more mainstream athletic superstars. What’s next for one of our favorite photogs? Only the enigma himself knows, but his iconographic imagery also graces our special May photography issue!
If you think your letters are tighter than any other writer’s out there, then here’s the platform to strut your skills. A new graffiti sketch battle from the kids at Bombing Science has just been announced! Judging this battle will be the notorious graffiti writer from Copenhagen: Bates, whose ill lettering is shown above.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to get up, snag all the details at bombingscience.com.
This week’s Art Talk! from VBS.TV brings us a unique approach to the classic interview with legendary SF artist Barry McGee. Not a fan of interviews, nor of showing his face, McGee took the chance to do it his way. He took the interview and he animated it with classic McGee style. So the interview about art actually becomes part of the art itself. (Reason number 3,469 why we love Barry!)
In Part 1, we’re introduced to McGee’s style by Aaron Rose in robotic conversation, while in Part 2 (below) Barry delivers a polite warning to the gallery-art world. See past episodes of Art Talk! at www.vbs.tv.
New York City-based David Hochbaum knocked London out with his trademark photo constructions this weekend with his solo show, Tracking Invisible Cities. With a flurry of wood, paper, metal, photographs, oil, acrylic, pencil, and custom framing, Hochabaum’s constructions are truly a sight to behold. Take a look at some of his wild creations this way…