Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Aaron White, born in Culver City, CA in 1967 and living in Los Angeles, captures the essence of the urban art movement. He is the son of abstract expressionist painter and beat poet Saul White and spent his early years in Woodstock, NY. As part of his bohemian experienced he was surrounded by well known New York school artists including Willem DeKooning and inspired by Robert Rauschenberg and other post-expressionist, pop artists. His mixed media work is influenced by graffiti, street art, Mexican murals and cartoons, representing a new wave of art-making which is exuberant, dark, poetic and electric. The richly layered and textured work is characterized by a distinct cast of characters set against contrasting and intensely colorful backgrounds amid chaotic compositions. White studied art at the Otis College of Art and Design, formerly known as Otis Parsons. He has been featured in the LA Times, Thrasher, Surfer and Rolling Stone magazines. His most recent exhibition, Electric Wasteland Urban Art From L.A., was at Monserrat College of Art Gallery in Massachusetts. He has done advertising campaigns for the likes of Converse Sneakers, Hurley Clothing, Fox Sports Broadcasting, Nickelodeon television and MTV.
Friday, 25 March 2011
Above: Buff Diss
Above: Shepard Fairey
...I love this throw-up and large wall paper print from my good friend JR from France. -Husky Brown
Above: Female Australian Street Artist: DEB takes a pose!
Deb is currently based between Melbourne and Sydney and is an extremely pro active artist, with constant projects on the go.
She is at the forefront of the Australian Street Art scene with her murals spread across the globe. Deb has also exhibited throughout Australia and internationally in solo and group shows as well as engaged in public art programs and workshops
DEB LIVE PAINTING AT BLUE TILE LOUNGE from Blue Tile Lounge on Vimeo.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
HUSKY BROWN IN PARIS
Situated in the centre of the Gallery the 8ft high giant tea cup painted in the style and tribute of Basquiat by British Street Artist Husky Brown. The giant tea cup painted in the style of Basquait by Husky as become the talk of France and the world with a standing applause from a cue of vistors to see Husky’s gallery installation held in the exhibition.
Interview With Husky Brown // FRENCH MAG
Husky: When I was invited to be part of the exhibition and have a place in a Paris was an invitation I couldn’t refuse due to having a lot of friends and good people in France who support my work, following me around the Paris while I'm here for a few days. The work you see in the gallery was to help introduce to new artists from around the world the effect Jean-Michel Basquiat made to the beginning of street art back in the early 80's
FB: where did the idea come from to place amazing large scale 8ft tea cup in the centre of the gallery?
Husky: It was just a spontaneous decision which came to mind. When I visited France 2001, I became addicted to the fresh rich milk over here and loads of cups containing hot chocolate and nice tea. The café bar lifestyle like many visiting tourists without sounding rich, but loved the difference and the food. I'm 6ft3 and slim, but old Skool!
....The idea was to bring some humour to the exhibition and take you into something random. Why paint solely on canvas or wood when street art has no rules for questions! Has you witnessed this afternoon with the live demonstration when I painted the white cutlery set with my black markers, was just an example of me having fun and trying to get some new people into the humour of street art for a minute. Basquiat knew how to make serious messages be not-threatening by his large cartoon display on show and I wanted to try and bring this back in memory today.