Feature: Dabs Myla in Conversation with EINEJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012
Dabs Myla's big 'Marvelous Expeditions' show is coming up on Sat, Sept. 1st at Thinkspace. The duo have put together a fun lil' set of questions combining some of the favorite questions they've been asked over the past few years as well as a few show specific travel related questions to spice things up. Today, they speak with EINE.
This special exhibit will feature over 20 new works from Dabs Myla, a huge installation with a very special guest artist helping out (details to follow) and a group show they have curated featuring 32 of their friends all creating works on 16x20 cradled wood panels provided by the duo and built by Craola's dad George Simkins.
Thinkspace is pleased to present the highly anticipated 'Marvelous Expeditions' by Dabs Myla and Friends. In the spirit of travel and all things wonderfully itinerant, acclaimed duo Dabs Myla will take over the gallery space and will feature new work and an installation alongside curated selections from 30 of their closest and most inspiring artist friends. The gallery will in effect become a locus of meeting and communal exchange, as artists from all over the world are brought together by Dabs Myla to share their experiences of traveling through its landscapes.
'Marvelous Expeditions' showcases the duo’s love of friends, collegiality, exchange, and the proliferation of vision and variety that thrives alongside constant movement and displacement. These are the exploratory impulses of travel that lead to constant revisions, reconstitutions, influences, and to the indelible encounters that change everything.
Featuring 16x20 works from:
123 Klan Aaron, De La Cruz, Askew, Augustine Kofie, Axis, Cat Cult, Dabs Myla, Dscreet, Dvate, EINE, Elliot Francis Stewart, Ephameron, Greg Lamarche, Honkey Kong (aka Adam Hathorn), Johnny 'KMNDZ' Rodriguez, KC Ortiz, KEM5, Logan Hicks, Luke Chueh, Mark Mulroney, Meggs, Misery, NEW2, Pose, Remi Rough, Revok, Rime, Stormie Mills, Tatiana Suarez, Tom Gerrard, Tristan Eaton, Witnes, The Yok.
Ben Eine is one of London’s most prolific and original street artists who specialises in the central element of all graffiti – the form of letters. Originally a 'writer' he started his career over twenty five years ago as a vandal leaving his first tag all over London before eventually developing a distinct typographic style.
Eine specialises in producing huge letters on shop fronts, his bright, colourful letters have transformed streets around the world in cities including LA, San Francisco, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Dublin, Tokyo, Stockholm as well as his home city of London.
Last time you traveled? To where?
June 2012 to Amsterdam and off to Vienna at the beginning of July.
Favorite country / city you've visited? Place you most want to visit?
Osaka and Tokyo, Japan are my favorite cities but I've visited Beijing last year which was craaaazy. And I am really looking forward to the opportunity to seeing more of China.
Planes, Trains or Automobiles?
Window seat or isle? Chicken or Fish?
What is your favorite road trip song / artist or album?
Public Enemy, Fight the Power
What fuels you to keep creating?
I can't do anything else.
Please describe your dream project if time and money were not issues.
Clean my studio.
Do you have a favorite item from your studio that you always make sure you take on a trip? For example... reference book, lucky balaclava, favorite brush etc..
Least favorite part of making art? And your favorite part...
Least favorite - 14 hour plane trips, most favorite - leaving behind paintings in the streets that I am probably never going to see again
If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be?
Ever picked up a hitch hiker?... Have you ever been a hitchhiker?
Never, you've seen the movie haven't you? / Never, haven't you seen the movie?
Something you wish you would have known 5 years ago?
I wish I would have known 5 years ago that I would meet the girl of my dreams in LA.