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Posts Tagged ‘ Graffiti ’

Akacorleone Tricks Eye Anamorphic Installation


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Portuguese artist Akacorleone is presenting a solo show at the underdogs gallery, lisbon, comprised of a vast collection of installations, graffiti works and illustrations. At the exhibit’s centerpiece is the anamorphic ‘find yourself in chaos’, a richly colored circle which bears the piece’s namesake as a bold typographic composition. Comprised of various objects, items and memorabilia, the dynamic teal colored installation is optically different at every angle and tricks the eye by appearing as a two-dimensional surface when viewed straight on. Symbolism behind the work and notions addressed throughout the exhibition are described by the artist as ‘the feeling of excess of information in the brain which makes it impossible to focus on one task alone, the idea that we’re never satisfied making us therefore accumulate, the visual pollution to which we submit ourselves without questioning’. Akacorleone is currently exhibiting ‘find yourself in chaos’ and other works at the underdogs gallery.

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Nielly Francoise’s FIN Collection.


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The French artist Nielly Francoise has a multifaceted collection titled Fin, that shows off her artistic skills to the fullest respect.  The super colorful collection of street art styled portraits leaves an indelible impression in the mind.  To purchase some of these prints for yourself, click here.

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burn Collector Series – Nasty Can


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With his typically new yorker style, Nasty is one the biggest street artist of the last 20 years. Since his debuts in 1988 and until now the graffiti artist has pretty much painted everything. From the big apple’s walls to the parisian subway passing by things you wouldn’t imagine like extinguishers, he has pretty much put his style on anything possible. Now he  presents his collaboration with the energy drink, Burn. Simple but sober, the can is really cool, highlighted through a cool video produced by The Creators Project.

New York’s Hidden Subway System.


Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few knowing of its existence. Stunning decoration with tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights run across the entire curve of the station, almost a miniature imitation of Grand Central Station… But it sounds like something straight out of Ninja Turtles, right?

It was opened in 1904, with the hope of making it the crowning glory of the New York subway system in elegant architecture and a place for commemorative plaques to honor the work that had resulted in such a successful underground mass transit system. It was to be the original southern terminus of the first ‘Manhattan Main Line’; however the station was closed and boarded up in 1945. The gem of the underground began gathering dust, forgotten by the general public, as passengers were forced off at the Brooklyn Bridge Stop before the train continued on to the terminus to make its turnaround.

The reason for its closure was that newer longer cars were required to match the demand of passengers that passed through the system. But as the stations tracks were severely curved, a dangerous gap between the train doors and the platform was formed making it an unsafe area. This combined with the fact that only about 600 people used it, resulted in its closure with only mythical plans of turning it into a transit museum. But this was never followed through.

However, now you don’t have to take my word that the secret City Hall Station exists, as the 6 Train will now allow the passengers who have been enlightened with the knowledge of its whereabouts to stay on the train during its turnaround and see the Station. You won’t be able to get off, but you’ll be taken for a slow tour of the platform and see what a beauty it was in its heyday.

And if that isn’t enough, The Underbelly Project has turned it into a kind-of off-limits art gallery. They are a group of street artists who have painted the walls of the unattractive concrete areas with their art in a spooky art exhibition that will be witnessed only by urban explorers who prowl the deep train system at night and Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers.

But if you want to go and view these art works, you will most definitely run the high risk of being arrested as venturing the tunnels is both highly illegal and dangerous.  I’ll just stick to seeing the photographs as I’m pretty sure my search for art would turn into a horror story down in the black tunnels… or I’d get hit by a train.

Another Set Of Examples Of Brilliant Street Art.


Street art is honestly by far my favorite medium for visually expressing ideas.  It literally comes in all different forms, and can inspire, scare, bewilder, warn, and make people laugh.  This is probably my 9th or 10th street art collection on this blog in the last 2 years.  So although I think one or two photos may have been repeated in previous posts, check out all these incredibly interesting pieces of street art.

The Urban Stylings Of Tasso.


The urban art of the German graffitist Tasso is all incredibly detailed and life like.  I wish I had more to write about his background, but I don’t speak German, and my translator is at work elsewhere.  BUT, if your interested in more of his work you can take a look right here.

To Award A Vandal.


Does it make sense to hold a graffiti awards show? Some say no way, the whole idea of vandalism is to do your thing and never get caught. The rest say sure, why not? Have some fun, eat some snacks. (Who doesn’t love snacks?) But some took this premise very seriously, and came up with the Artaq Awarads. There are the Artaq Awards in both Paris and Berlin. This event is known as the first EVER international Urban Arts competition. In it, artists from the most representative sects join together to showcase the evolution of all of their styles. The contest consists of six awards: Awards by category – Graffiti – Painting – Collage – Sculpture – Digital Art – Photography. In Situ Performances. The award winners will have their work shown in several galleries in Europe (this is what you’ll see below, here,) and the Artaq Bookzine will present their work and will be distributed at each of the trendy exhibition venues.

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