Thursday, 31 January 2013

Flesh Cuts

  Three for View


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Paul Rodriguez, New Skate Vid

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RDC: P-Rod, so switch smooooth... 


A Session with French artist Astro

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Dates for the Diary

RadDad Art
Come and Say 'Hey' 

RadDad Art is currently got a few pieces for sale in Derby, UK at Viva Hate Body Piercing Studio.



The whole month of March 2013 RadDad Art will have an exhibition in Nottingham, UK at the Alley Cafe. Come in for some eats and check out what's on sale.

The Ally Cafe
Cannon Court,
Long Row,
United Kingdom

On September 20-21 2013 RadDad Art will be at J-Con (Japanese Convention) 2013 in Derby, UK. All things Manga and then some, cool outfits, tread setters, collectables and art. Go wild at J-Con, we will!
Get your tickets and info... HERE

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Street Shots... Melbourne, Australia

Everfresh - Once Bitten Twice Shy
With Dean Sunshine

More... HERE

Hang Outs... Soho, London

“What Are You Doing After This” 
 Group Exhibition in association with Vans Syndicate
February 1st – March 8, 2013
Opening reception with the artists: February 1st, 7-9PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-6 PM

Ivory & Black Soho in association with Vans Syndicate proudly present – “What are you doing after this?” – A group exhibition featuring some of the most exciting young artists currently living and working in New York and Los Angeles, working across a wide range of disciplines including photography, video, sculpture, painting and mixed media.
At first glance it would be easy to dismiss this show as just another skate art show. To many that would be the obvious connection between the 17 artists in the show, but the real theme for WAYDAT is friendship. It is the friendship between the group that connects them.
Although they have been friends for many years this is the first time they have all exhibited together. Some of the artists names may be familiar, others you won’t have heard of but all are of equal importance in terms of the friendships they all share and the world that they have created.

Artists in the exhibition: Curtis Buchanan, Jason Dill, Leo Fitzpatrick, Fuck This Life, Jerry Hsu, Atiba Jefferson, Todd Jordan, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Nina Long, Neckface(above pic), Alex Olson, Jeff Potocar, Tino Razo, Lele Saveri, Chris Shonting, Meryl Smith and William Strobeck.
Ivory&Black Soho

94 Berwick Street,
London, UK 

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Street Shots... Sheffield, UK

Pic from the Pavement
With Fiona Milne

Boms is starting 2013 as he finished 2012, in your face! Welcome to Sheffield!

Some people might be put off by the awful weather we've been having but not in Sheffield, our writers and artists are made of stronger stuff.

A certain part of the city definitely seems to be getting very popular with photographers, everytime I have visited recently there are always other people there taking shots, it's definitely becoming quite a visitor attraction. Sheffield City Council please take note!


Kid Acne has been out and about with a new batch of Stabby Women.

Phlegm did a new character before popping off to London.

The Meth piece featuring AP Tips is a personal favourite, loving his work at the moment.

There are couple of new writers/artist about, at least new to me Chek and Xhastexo, looking forward to seeing more of their work.

Mila K, Narke and CoLor Art continue to be unstoppable brightening the streets one wall at a time.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. 
Thomas Merton 

Off The Shelf

The Mammoth Book of Street Art
Edited by: JAKe
Published by: Constable & Robinson

A small book with a 'Mammoth' heart, this book is well worth a look...

With 448 pages and 73 featured artists, this cool publication hits all of the right buttons. Masses of photos and concise description of artists, we found it hard to put down. 

If there was such a thing as a Graffiti Identity Book this would be the one we would use, "slip it into your bag, go out on the street, see a piece and your not sure who's it is, get out the Street Art book and flick through it, noting the similarities of style - hay that is Mjar's work and over there a D*Face spray... it is truly ace"!!

The Mammoth Book of Street Art has full colour pages of cutting-edge street art from New York, Philadelphia, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Osaka and elsewhere. The art ranges from the vast, brightly-coloured murals of Spanish artist Aryz to work like Mobstr's monochrome text London piece and the French artist Invader's carefully sited classic arcade-game mosaics.

 Ok let's get inside and have a look...

A real ace read, this one is staying in our library for a long time to come!

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Hang Outs... Sheffield, UK


Sunday 3rd February

Cupola is holding its annual charity auction on Sunday 3rd February.  We will have lots of lots, ranging from Paintings, Sculpture, Photography, Jewellery and more.  We are raising money for three charities St Luke’s Hospice, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Yes to Life.  So come on down grab a bargain and do something good at the same time.  It will be the most guilt free thing you’ll have bought all year.

Cupola Gallery, 
178-178a Middlewood Road,
South Yorkshire 
S6 1TD
United Kingdom

Art of Skating in Juxtapoz Magazine


February Issue 2013

RDC: A really class issue this month with some skating thrown in.
A big thank you goes out to Juxtapoz for the use of this interesting article and photos.
If you want to see RDC's view of the whole of Feb 2013 Juxtapoz magazine see link at bottom of post☋

In 2009, Juxtapoz Magazine celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a special exhibition and auction to benefit Power House Productions, and Detroit-based non-profit organization that was establishing a sustainable artist-in-residence program community-based arts programs in a previously foreclosed neighborhood. When our benefit raised over $150,000 for PHP, they were able to purchase and refurbish homes on the same block as their home, the Power House, and Juxtapoz invited Swoon, Retna, Ben Wolf, Richard Colman, Monica Canilao, and Saelee Oh to paint and reimagine the residences.

Three years later, the neighborhood is beginning to take shape, and this past summer, the Ride It Sculpture Skate Park was built on four vacant commercial lots along East Davison Freeway, another creative endeavor that fuses art and community. In support of the Ride It park, another auction was held, this time focusing on skate decks designed by artists. Just as he had in the 2009 auction, acclaimed NYC-based artist Matthew Barney donated a piece of art to benefit the Ride It park. But this wasn’t any piece of art; it was a specially designed skate deck, fit with a chuck of graphite on the bottom, that would be part of Barney’s ongoing Drawing Restraint series. And, of course, Barney wanted this thing skated!

This past Fall, with help from the Power House and Matthew Barney, Juxtapoz was able to bring skateboard legend and artist, Lance Mountain, to Detroit to be the first (and perhaps only) person to skate the Barney deck at the Ride It Sculpture Park. The following are photos from the project, a marriage of the conceptual mind of a fine artist and the grace and speed of a skateboard icon. An amazing project on its own, this is another example of minds coming together to bring awareness to the importance of community and art. We are proud that three years later, the Power House neighborhood is still an epicenter of unique projects based on empowering neighborhoods to work together and develop an ongoing creative environment that everyone can be proud of. —Evan Pricco

To celebrate Juxtapoz' special project in Detroit with Matthew Barney, Lance Mountain, Power House, and the Ride It Sculpture Park, Juxtapoz is excited to announce a limited edition Barney x Mountain (shot by our wonderful photographer, Joe Brook) cover circulating on newsstands across the world. There are only 1,000, so good luck on the search. We also invited filmmakers Eric Carlsen and Chris Rosik to shoot a documentary on Mountain's time in Detroit, which is what you get to see here, today.







All photography by Joe Brook.

A big thank to Vans, Emerica, Independent Trucks, and Spitfire Wheels for their support of the Ride It Sculpture Park. Another salute to Nike and Lance Mountain, and of course, a big thank you to Matthew Barney, who continues to amaze us with generosity and vision.

Review of this months Juxtapoz Magazine... HERE

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Hang Outs... North Hollywood, CA

Something Wicked This Way Comes
A Group Exhibition Curated by Stephanie Chefas

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 from 7-10pm
On View: February 23rd  – March 16th 2013

A celebratory mix of the surreal and macabre, “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, delves the senses into ominous worlds and forsaken dreams. The exhibition is a composition of some of the most powerful contemporary artists whose inherent aesthetic is both visually rebellious and viscerally seductive. “Each artist was chosen based on their dark allure and ability to transform what naturally repels us into something utterly captivating,” states Chefas. “By consistently pushing conventional norms, these artists are simultaneously challenging the viewer as well as themselves.”  

Through an assemblage of mixed media works, oil paintings, watercolor and graphite drawings, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” features the talent of Annie Owens, Christian Rex van Minnen, Christine Wu, Chrystal Chan, David Ball, Fulvio Di Piazza, Jana Brike, Jessica Ward, Judith Supine, and Michael Page. Expect to feel the hairs on your neck stand straight up; for something wicked this way comes.

Cella Gallery
11135 Weddington Street, 
Suite #112, 
North Hollywood, 
CA 91601 | 213. 291.7908

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Off The Shelf

Art + Culture Magazine
February 2013

This month's issue has a brand new face lift , inside is a crisper, cleaner more upmarket look that makes the words pop off the pages, with a mainly black on white/black and beige text format. Also that superb image photography that we have come to expect from this quality magazine.

On the cover of Juxtapoz February 2013 Issue is James Jean's TXT, acrylic on synthetic textile and on the flip side of the cover David D'Andrea does a Converse sneakers mural in Portland Oregon.

An article caught our eye on the first thumb through - 'Lance Mountain and Matthew Barney', this feature is a follow-up when Juxtapoz hooked up back in 2009 with Detroit's Power House Productions for a special exhibition and auction during the mags 15 birthday. They revisit the area and check out a 'Ride it Sculpture Skate Park' that was built on four vacant commercial lots along the East Davison Freeway.
Skateboard legend and artist Lance Mountain was invited to ride a Matthew Barney designed board with a special graphite nose (but was decided that it was easer to us it as the tail). This was in order to leave silver lines on the terracotta coloured concrete of the park by using kick turns, tail drags, frontside airs and various flips to create a piece of art. It went down well, see evidence in vid at bottom of post...

Time to check out the contents page:
Jasper Wong
Aaron Huey
Jason Jagel
James Jean
Ashley snow
Richard Jackson
Luca Barcellona
Alexandros Vasmoulakis

Of course, we can only touched on a small part of Juxtapoz Magazines personality - best to grab one for yourself, find out where below...

Get your hands on it yourself on the Logo