Graffiti // Friday, August 15, 2014
Continuing our coverage from the fifth annual Living Walls Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, we catch up on a number of artist’s working on their murals, with some ambitious participants taking on a second wall. Over the last few days many of the artists have been working directly in the stifling sun with no shade, but each have found ways to combat the heat (Most successfully being Fintan Magee regularly running through playground sprinklers!).
Graffiti // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
On our first day in Atlanta for the Living Walls Conference we did what we always do, hit the streets to see what all the artists are working on. We started by riding a bike around to check everything out, but quickly abandoned the sweltering humidity combined with a whole lot of sweat and jumped at the opportunity to ride in a nice air-conditioned automobile to scope everything (Thanks Ben!).
Graffiti // Monday, August 11, 2014
Hello again Atlanta aka Hotlanta aka A-Town aka ATL! Juxtapoz has once again made its way down south to cover the 5th annual Living Walls Conference and all the events surrounding it. Over the next couple of days, we will be bringing you exclusive coverage of murals being painted by local and international artists, as well as the various other activities involved such as music, lectures, gallery exhibits, bike tours and more!
Graffiti // Monday, January 27, 2014
Atlanta-based artist, Sever, has updated his site with some clever and controversial new work created outside. Sheep SWAG train gave us a good laugh.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
With an already established career in animation, we are really into these wood collage pieces by Atlanta-based artist Drew Tyndell. Taking wood pieces, painting them with various structural and abstract geometric patterns, and then collage the wood pieces together, Tyndell takes his skill as animator and applies it to handmade, physical art. He is currently showing at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in the group show, Co/exist.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Working with knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Atlanta-based artist Brian Dettmer carves one page of a book at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. The image and ideas that he reveals are used to expose alternate histories and memories.
Street Art // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
As we reflect on the eventful week spent in Atlanta for the fourth edition of Living Walls, exhaustion kicks in. On our final two days we were able to see all the walls come to completion, which included the finishing of 3ttman, Nanook, Trek Mathews, and Roti’s walls. We attended a lecture series that took place on the 27th floor at the top of W Hotel that featured speakers and an artist panel all centered around urbanism and the use of public space. On the final day the main focus quickly shifted to getting the closing party ready that was to be held at the Goat Farm...
Street Art // Friday, August 16, 2013
The sun now completely covered by grey clouds has given us some much desired cool down time on our third day here in Atlanta for the Living Walls Conference. After last nights block party in the Edgewood neighborhood where a large crowd congregated in front of Roti’s wall for a hazy late night of celebration in the streets, we wouldn’t be surprised if everyone had a more sluggish start than usual today.
Street Art // Thursday, August 15, 2013
On our second day in Atlanta for the Living Walls Conference, we walked out of our hotel straight into the beautiful Piedmont Park, which is as pristine and well-manicured a public park can get. From there we caught up with some more wall action, first checking out Agostino Lacurci’s vibrant painting of a character sitting in a chair accompanied by four masked dogs. Then we saw Jaz’s first mural painted for the conference: a stunning piece involving bulls around a fire in the woods, creating a serene but dark overall ambiance.
Street Art // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
On our first day in Atlanta aka The ATL, Hotlanta or A-Town, we toured around to some of the walls checking out the muralists as they endure the summer heat and lay some paint down. First we got to view some walls by famed-photographer, JR that had been done the week prior before the conference kicked off. After that we caught up with 3ttman as he worked on a massive wall packed full of playful and vibrant colored imagery. Then we saw walls from Inti, Jaz, Know Hope and Roti in collaboration with Jaz. Our night ended at a” mansion party” and in true southern style, it had the largest porch we have had the opportunity to loiter on! Check back tomorrow for more updates!