Sunday, 30 March 2014

Hang Outs... Paris, France


APRIL, 5 to 26, 2014

Opening on April, 5 from 5pm to 8pm
Sobek and Kcis are 22 years old twin brothers, born in Serbia. Together they are Sobekcis. Those we already nickname the Os GĂȘmeos from the Balkans currently study art in Vienna in Austria. Mural artist Nychos discovered their talent in 2012. Coming from graffiti, they work all together every piece of art, in total fusion, on wall or on canvas. It is not a suprise then they chose the titleSynthesis for their very first show in France. Openspace Gallery is now happy to introduce their brand new artworks on canvas and on paper. Some art that is in interaction with the viewer who is immersed in an explosion of colours, without any exit way.
Galerie Openspace-Paris
56, rue Alexandre Dumas, Paris, FRANCE

00 33 9 80 66 63 94

Thursday, 27 March 2014

iAm in the Sketch Book...

Iron Lung-Takin Care of Business

‘Pet Rescue'

Flesh Cuts...

Three For View

Marvel vs Azul
Edit by: Montana Colours TV

Greatest Skateboarding Tricks 2014
Edit by: Skate 3 Fin

Rosie One
Edit by: Montana Colours TV

New Brand- Checking in...

Six themes of Roots 86, Odyssey, Animal, Vice, Botanic and Strix

RDC: Check out this new US Brand which uses the street to influence design.

Mossimo, the US streetwear brand influenced by the concrete graffitied
beach-side hangouts of the USA, unveils its Spring Summer ’14 capsule collection. The menswear collection designed specifically for Europe, presents a wide range of on-trend pieces for its UK debut in Blue Inc stores nationwide.

There are six stories which run through the collection for the first season which present the brand’s US West Coast streetwear roots; modelled by brand ambassador - pop singer and MTV presenter Bluey Robinson.

The collection draws reference from music and street art with a focus on graphic prints and easy to wear casual looks. The range is comprised of 50
pieces, which includes bold graphic t-shirts, fitted denim, printed statement jumpers, snapback caps and footwear.
Prices range from £16 for t-shirts through to £35 for denims.
Roots 86 – The collection of t-shirts, sweaters, vests and denim are available in a selection of monochrome and grey colourways, with a sports luxe injection.

Odyssey – Inspired by space, this collection of denim, polo shirts, t-shirts and vests is available with a colourful cosmic print twist.

Animal – Channelling a bold leopard print, this collection of varsity jackets, jumpers, vests, t-shirts snapback caps and footwear<image008.jpg>showcases the statement vibe.

Vice – With a tie-dye influence, this collection is available in sweaters, t-shirts, denim and snapback caps.

Botanic  Featuring key colourways, this collection of all over floral infusion print is available in sweaters, vests, denim and snapback caps.

Strix – An all over owl print with pocket detail t-shirts, vests, polo shirts and denim.

Now available at high street and online retailer Blue Inc, the brand has successfully launched with their recent sponsorship of the 2014 NME Awards and tour, and will soon be competing as a leading streetwear brand, in the UK market.

Twitter: @MossimoEU
Facebook: /mossimoeurope

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Hang Outs... Fistral Beach, Newquay, UK

Boardmasters Festival of Music and Surfing in Cornwall
Boardmasters Surfing In Cornwall Since 1981
Boardmasters returns to Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay from 6th - 10th August 2014!
When summer comes, head down to Boardmasters for a full festival weekend of beach-side surf living. Try your hand at surfing in Cornwall, watch pro surf competitions, eat well, drink well (in moderation!) and get your hands in the air for a perfect line up of summer acts... all along the awesome Cornish coastline.
The Boardmasters 2014 line up includes Chase & Status, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Bastille and so many more! Our champions of surf in 2013 were Billy Stairmand (Men's Open), Keshia Eyre (Womens Open), Ben Skinner (Davidoff Cool Water Longboard Pro), Jobe Harris (Pro Junior) and Angus Scotney (Grom Masters). Yeeeewwww!

Summer will be here before you know it! Stick on your flip-flops, grab your tent and leave your troubles at the gate, we'll see you by the beach!

More... HERE

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Street Shots...

Finally Some Local Hits

 RDC:We managed to visit one of our fav spots just recently and it was nice to see some new sprays up! Some class stuff from the locals graffers... Nice Tricks

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

Friday, 21 March 2014

More, From the Sketch Book...

Fun with Iron Lung and iAm

‘French Pressed’. Does my bum look big in this?

‘Along for the Ride'

Nelson Mandela Print...

Nelson Mandela print, Limited Edition
Tangent Books 

FLX is one of the original Bristol graff artists from the 1980s who came out of the Barton Hill scene fostered by youth worker John Nation. He worked alongside Inkie and Nick Walker in various crews most notably Crime Inc Crew.

He is now an established author and street art historian having written two editions of Children of the Can and lectures and teaches street art.

Madiba Mandela by artist Felix (FLX) Braun celebrates the life of Nelson 'Madiba' Mandela and evokes the memory of a young Mandela as a revolutionary firebrand. Madiba was Mandela's clan name by which South Africans referred to him and the name that hundreds of thousands pf people chanted when Mandela passed away in December 2013.

The print echoes the style of political posters from the 1960s whose potent messages were delivered using the rough-and-ready graphics, printed cheaply on makeshift screens, the inks pulled through hand-cut stencils.

This is a signed limited edition of 100 A2 prints (42cm x 59.4cm) issued through the People's Republic of Stokes Croft. All profits go to PRSC.

Felix Braun is also the author of Children of the Can: An A-Z of Bristol Graffiti and Street Art

For a Print get along... HERE

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Hang Outs... Tokyo

Publisher: Gestalten

JUREMA PRETA by Stephan Doitschinoff
Curated by Gestalten 
February 28 – May 23, 2014 

RDC: As promised, a look at the show for the release of C+R+A+S. 
Get along if you can...

cocoti B1F,
Shibuya, Shibuya-ku,

More on the show... HERE

Monday, 17 March 2014

Off the Shelf...

Publisher: Gestalten

Ok, we hadn’t  managed to find any cool books to review just recently but finally we managed to track one down... and wow what a book!

The Brazilian Artist Stephan Doitschinoff has been featured in a hoards of galleries world wide, with his paintings, street art, public performances and installations on show. To describe his work would mean delving into numerous styles which include folk, iconic and religious themes.
The publication its self is full colour and intricate illustrations with hidden meanings and complex use of paint.

Taken from the Gestalten site:
"CRAS is a collection of recent work by Stephan Doitschinoff. The artist is widely considered to be one of the leading talents on the Brazilian art scene and his work is shown in museums and galleries worldwide. Doitschinoff’s art is based on a deeply symbolic code language and iconoclastic religious and folkloric elements. He offers acid critiques of our modern society that provide glimpses into another political and philosophical dimension. His paintings and other work go beyond superficial religious references to illustrate narratives of denunciation, renunciation, and affirmation."

As far as we are concerned this book would fit nicely on the coffee table, as a library collectable or comfortably in your hands... we just couldn’t put it down!

More on the preview show soon, in the mean time check in on some footage at bottom of post...

Or, Buy It... Here

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Hang Outs... London, UK

Rone "Wallflower" April 10 London

Opening night Thursday 10th April, 6-9pm 
Show runs 11th April - 4th May 

Next month I am off to London for my firsk UK solo show at Stolenspace Gallery
If you happen to be in London it would be great if you could join me for the opening night.
17 Osborn Street, 
E1 6TD

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Flesh Cuts

Three For View

Borgo e Bess
Edit by: Graff Films

Bone Spain Team 2
Edit by: 2002sk8dist

Bogata Street Art
Edit by: Alberio Toro Ayala

Keepin Up With... Hostal Plaza

RDC: As a follow up to the original call out for artists at the Hostal Plaza (See link at bottom of post). We check out our first feature graffiti artist Daniel Kehily-Jones, one of the RDC Crew and our paint friends.

Here he hall-way hits, with one of his class orange Octopus, real nice to sea!

Dan’s story:
I contacted Karen at The Hostal Plaza in San Pedro (Spain) after my buddy Chris Thomas AKA Magik told me there’s a few walls left to paint. 

The the plan was to fly over to work on murals collaborated with the hostel in return for free board and lodging. After a few emails through to Karen the flights were booked and the paint bags were packed. The plan is to add murals to each and every wall until the whole building is flowing with colourful and vibrant street art. So far the hallways, roof terrace and Bedrooms were covered in street art by various artists such as Chris Thomas, Chris Wright, Binty Bint and myself. 

I had about a week of coffee induced drawings produced by pencils sharpened down to the rubber. After grabbing my Montana colour charts, caps, brushes and paint clothes I was ready. I flew to Malaga airport before making my way to San Pedro to meet up at the hostel. I met the family ran hostel and were shown around whist gazing at all the artwork on the walls. Me and Karen looked through the sketchbooks and chose deigns to suit the walls permitted to paint on. We went with a octopus and jellyfish to flow across a main hallway landing. We looked at the colour charts and decided on materials. A trip to Marbella paint shop to pick up some Montana 94's and I was ready to start throwing down the dust sheets and rolling the emulsion. The accommodation was so welcoming and friendly I felt right at home especially with street art on the walls, sun on my back and a can of 94 in my hand.
A couple days painting I was nearly ready to sign and fly. I had a couple days left to see the sights so we drove out to Gibraltar, Ronda and Puerto Banus before heading back to the hostel. We had a big send off with the gang at the all you can eat Chinese restaurant and out for drinks in the bar. The group shall be holding a street art festival on the Beach or San Pedro rumoured for this September. If so street artists will be booked, BBQ lit, Paint cans shook up and hopefully we will see you there! In the mean while contact Karen at the Hostal Plaza for a trip to paint your street art murals on walls, canvases and  rooms in return for board and lodging. 

 Sketch Book prelims...

Work in progress...

 Finally completed!

More from Dan... HERE.
More about Hostal Plaza... HERE.