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Street Artist Royce Bannon Writing for Source Mag

Two New Interviews with TooFly and RWK

NO surprise to find that Street Artists have multiple talents aside from art, and Royce Bannon has been developing some of his other interests over the past year at the SOURCE magazine.

TooFly's work in a recent Brooklyn Mural with the Younity Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)
TooFly’s work in a recent Brooklyn Mural with the Younity Collective (photo © Jaime Rojo)

In the new issue of The Source Royce has an interview with well-known and respected TooFly,

who paints from the the graffiti and muralist tradition in New York, is a founding member of the Younity Collective, and is continually involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures:

“Royce: YOU’RE A JILL OF ALL TRADES, FROM TOYS TO CLOTHES. ARE THERE ANY OTHER MARKETS YOU WOULD LIKE TO VENTURE INTO

TooFly: In the last few years I have been intrigued by large video projections. Especially these days with all the new forms of laser technology that allow you to display graphics and live video on the sides of buildings and structures. I’ve been scoping out a few companies who use the urban environment to do this kind of stuff, and it’s definitely something I want to tap into. I think I have a production type of heart from curating and organizing large painting productions, as well as community events.” Read the full interview HERE at The Source

Additionally, Royce has been writing on their blog, including this new interview with Chris and Veng from Robots Will Kill

A Robots Will Kill Mural from Bushwick (courtesy Royce)

A Robots Will Kill Mural from Bushwick (courtesy Royce)

In the brief interview we learn from Chris what the origins of the name “Robots Will Kill” were,

“The name comes from the idea of people becoming stuck in place in life, whether its work or something else, becoming robotic and it killing off the creative and productive part of their life.”

(read the RWK interview here)

Luckily for us, neither Royce nor TooFly nor RWK look like they’re becoming robotic.


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Fun Friday 02.12.10

Fun-Friday

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FOR all you Valentines:

Copulation Dancing MEETS Extreme Sports

And AMAZING Art & Vector Insanity …MAJOR LAZER

Directed by Eric Wareheim

Edited and Animation by Zachary Johnson & Jeffery Max fatalfarm.com

Art and Vector Insanity by Kevin O’Neill & Karisa Senavitis willworkforgood.org

Produced by Clark Reinking

Says Will Work For Good, “We worked with Eric Wareheim on the aesthetic direction for his video for Major Lazer’s “Pon De Floor” featuring some of NY’s raddest dagga dancers. We wanted to take them off the typical club floor and put them on more mundane floors in an imaginary neighborhood where they could go about their business in private. All of the home environments were created as large paintings which were then photographed and transformed into a bizarre real estate fly-through by the dudes at Fatal Farm. Additionally we created a series of vector patterns used for the “otherworlds” featured throughout the video. All in all a sick mix of low/high tech and Eric’s always awesome visions.”

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FOR all you Would Be Valentines:

I’m sure you kids don’t remember this but WAAAYYYY BACK in the day before Virtual Lovemaking Suits, we had to Hook Up using CHAT and our imaginations

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Local Salsa Orchestra covers TV On the Radio

Hear their version while viewing this slideshow that features street art in Brooklyn

Not sure if we caught all of the street artists but I saw Gaia, FKDL, C215, Katsu, Poster Boy, Dude Co, Mark Cavalho… who else?

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, based in Brooklyn NY, plays “Wolf Like Me” by TV On The Radio. Produced and arranged by percussionist Gianni Mano from forthcoming album, “Keys To The City”. Slideshow of local pics and street art are by Miss Heather at newyorkshitty.com.

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Hand-made Animation and Stop Action Camera Work

Early Animators used this same technique for experimenting with new stories (I just made that up. I’ve never seen this stuff before)

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“The Dirty Show” in Detroit for Valentines

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courtesy Arrested Motion

“The Red Light Exhibit” is comprised of tantalizing talent including Shawn Barber, Paul Booth, Scott G. Brooks, Vincent Castiglia, Colin Christian, Molly Crabapple, Camilla D’Errico, Ewelina Ferusso, Michael Hussar, Michael Mararian, Dan Quintana, Celeste Rapone, David Stoupakis, The Dirty Fabulous, Brian Viveros, Tony Ward, & Jasmine Wort. Curated by Genevive Zacconi, in association with Last Rites Gallery, the show will be held at The Dirty Show in Detroit.

See more images and learn more at Arrested Motion

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The Sexy “Street Crush” Show from Brooklyn Street Art a year ago.

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Very Sad to Hear the News of the Passing of Alexander McQueen

What the heck does this have to do with street art and graffiti art? Hang out till the second part of this video. We won’t likely forget his famous robotic spray-painting of a white dress in ’99.

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Work In Progress: “Robots Will Kill” are Opening Windows In February

Veng and Chris brave sub-freezing cold on the “Superior Windows Project” in Williamsburg to create 8 newly painted windows into another world.

Brooklyn Street Art-work-in-progress

The BSA project, named after the business that occupies the building, is an opportunity for street artists to get their stuff up legally that also gets a lot of foot traffic. The block already has roared with wildlife for a few years with the pack animals of Street Artist Dennis McNett in the recessed “window” spaces above the KCDC skate shop.  Now RWK has conceived of a way to open the bricked window spaces into a world they imagine.

Here is a peek at the wall in progress.

Veng and Chris at work
Veng and Chris at work on their new “Windows” project  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

When Brooklyn Street Art and Robots Will Kill first talked about the guys doing this new windows project, it was sunny and warm and girls were still in their summer shorts. The only “girls” wearing shorts in this neighborhood right now are looking for a ride in your nice big cozy car, and I’m not sure all of them are girls.

“The Patience of Saints, The Industry of Ants” – Veng’s FB status.

Chris and the Cat
Chris and the Cat (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Veng works the paint can and adds his details
It’s all in the can control. If Dutch Master’s had aerosol, Veng would be a guy to get some tips from. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“I’m German,” says Veng, as a way of explaining why he thought this February engagement was perfectly suitable for standing on aluminum ladders with a metal spray can in your hand for 8 hours while the wind gusts off the East River like sailors rushing to an “Open Bar”.

“I’m freakin’ cold,” shivers Chris as he pulls down his neoprene ski mask to talk. “Careful, my coat has paint on it.”

Would she be mine?
Would she be mine? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sure she will...just ask her!
Sure she will…just ask her! (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Let me in!
Let me in!  Or let me out!  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Clad in their North Pole gear the RWK dudes attempt to defy (conquer) mother nature as they depict windows that don’t just open the bricked building, but out to another world.

Chris’s windows show a childlike pastel world of a friendly cock-eyed boy thinking of his Valentine and a wistful hyper-alert cat on the windowsill, while Veng is taking you to a 16th century Dutch town, or possibly the 1840’s town of Williamsburgh, the industrial seaport that was once here.

Room with a view
Yo! Flash me some petticoat! A room with a view… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Detail
A Veng icon in the stain glass detail (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Is that a Schnauzer on the sidewalk (detail ) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Stay tuned for more progress reports.

RWK in conjunction with BSA.

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Images of the Week 01.17.10

Images of the Week 01.17.10

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Our weekly interview with the streets

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani's new green piece (photo © Jaime Rojo)

JC2
JC2 has taken the image originally wheat-pasted and turned it into a sign post.  Don’t recall seeing something this large bolted before, do you? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris RWK
The Blues Robot Brothers (Chris RWK) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Clown Soldier
Clown Soldier makes his first entry on the New York Top Forty this week at number 32, with “The Gentle Clown from Verona” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

EMA
EMA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gaia  and Deeker on top
Gaia and Deeker (or is that GoreB?) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Sam McCurdy
Sam McCurdy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Trusto Corp
Trusto Corp (photo ©Jaime Rojo)

Graffitti Soup
It’s easy as ABC (Graffitti Soup) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

KId Acne
Oh, where where, has my little kid gone?  (Kid Acne) (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Pet Bird
Pet Bird has found a nice nesting spot inside this dumpster (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Fun Friday! 01.15.10: “Street Crush” on Video, Jerkville, Available Men, Greenscreen Grannies, Local Banking

Fun-Friday

“Street Crush” on Video

Brooklyn Filmmaker Collective “Cinema Set Free” produced this great video about the celebration of Street Art in New York called “Street Crush”. Thank you Antonio, Lawrence, Melissa, and Demitri of “Cinema Set Free” for your talents.

BrooklynStreetArt.com and AlphaBeta Art Space hosted a fun street art show with 43 street artists, 4 burlesque performers, and a kissing booth.  Working around themes of “Love, Sex, and the Street”, well-known street artists alongside relative whipper-snappers dug deep for fresh takes on gritty street ardor.

Artists included Aakash Nihalani, Abe Lincoln Jr., Aiko, Anera, Bortusk Leer, Broken Crow, C. Damage, Cake, Celso, Charm, Chris Uphues, Creepy, DirQuo, Ellis Gallagher A.K.A. (C)ELLIS G., Eternal Love, FauxReel, FKDL, General Howe, GoreB, Imminent Disaster, Hellbent, Infinity, Nobody, Jef Aerosol, Jon Burgerman, Matt Siren, Mimi the Clown, NohJColey, Pagan, PMP, Poster Boy, Pufferella, Pushkin, Chris from Robots Will Kill, Col from Robots Will Kill, Veng from Robots Will Kill, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Stikman, The Dude Company, Titi from Paris, and U.L.M.

See the Street Crush Artists Here

THE PERFORMERS Nasty Canasta, Clams Casino, Harvest Moon, and your MC, Tigger!

THE KISSING BOOTH A funky loveshack built by artist and set-designer J. Mikal Davis and lorded over by Madame Voulez-Vous. Kissing Booth Volunteers: Ashley, Jeremy, Jess, Justin, Natasha, Ryan, and Val.

THE NON-PROFIT: Art Ready mentoring program for New York City high school students considering careers in the arts, please visit: http://www.smackmellon.org/education.html

MUSIC The DJ was Jesse Mann streaming live on DailySession.com

POST PARTY Brooklyn projection artists, SeeJ and SuperDraw performed at Coco66 .

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO “CINEMA SET FREE” and
Producer/Cameraman – Lawrence Whiteside
Producer/Cameraman – Antonio Bonilla
Editor – Melissa Figueroa
Voice Over Recordist – Dimitri Tisseryre

The original “Street Crush” Press Release

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It’s a New Dance KRAZE Born in Jerkville!


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And Speaking of Jerkville: Dashing Men Available for Dating

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Too Cold For Coney Island? Not Virtually!

Forget Avatar – Put Grandma in front of a Green Screen!

(The image you see behind them is the image they’re looking at)

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Bill Maher on Keeping Your Money Local

You don’t have to stay in a loveless, abusive relationship with your Big Bank.

Here’s a list of Brooklyn Community Banks
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Halloween on the Streets of Brooklyn

Tonight’s forecast: Cloudy with a chance of MONSTERS

From RED HOOK to FarraGUT Road to GRAVESEND to PIGTOWN to SHEEPSHEAD Bay, Brooklyn NYC is going to be spooky tonight.

Happy Halloween from BSA and these street artists!

Ink Dr. Hofmann
Frankenstein is rocking out to “The Monster Mash” (Ink,  Dr. Hofmann) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Christian Paine
Lips Dripping with excitement and antici-PAY-SHUN (Christian Paine) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Matt Siren
There is no escaping New York Tonight. (Matt Siren) (photo Jaime Rojo)

General Howe
A skeleton hand reaches through the fence (General Howe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Dr. Hofmann
What’s the matter, can’t you talk?  Are your lips sewn shut or somthing? (Dr. Hofmann) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Cake Charms Nosferatu
“Do you think we can eat just ONE of the trick-or-treaters, my love? (Cake Charms  Nosferatu) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Flower Face Killah
Flower Face Killah!!!!!! (photo Jaime Rojo)

Shepard Fairey Obey
Welcome to the Sugar Factory!  We have many treats for you inside…. (Shepard Fairey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Yummy! That MILKSNAKE was just what I needed  (Chris from Robots Will Kill) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Don’t forget the Village Halloween Parade!

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QUICK LOOK – MID WAY THRU A RAINY MBP URBAN ARTS FEST

7 pm

In to each festival a little rain must fall.  Drat!

That’s okay, a loose posse of people pulled off some work before the deluge.  And now the rain is over and the air is clean and crisp and the darkness falls and the dancefloor is being created before our eyes and hung with lights so the dance party can start in earnest!

A lot of Bushwick artists only awakened 3 hours ago and are on their second cup of coffee anyway, so by 9 p.m. there should be a steady throng of beer-guzzling peeps streaming in for the fresh smell of aerosol and Quicksilver. Organizers estimated 800 people have come through the doors and bobbed in and out of the multiple galleries, store spaces and checked out the bands, DJs and painters, stencilers, wheatpasters. Not bad for the first time MBP!

A BRIEF insight from camera phone, phone camera thing that I can barely figure out …

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Bushwick Pride is all over these t-shirts by J. Mikal Davis and Salome
Typical party attendees, no? (Celso, Royce Bannon, and Veng from Robots Will Kill) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Typical party attendees, no? (Celso, Royce Bannon, and Veng from Robots Will Kill) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Is this Damian from the Omen? (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Is this Damian from the Omen? (Remo Camerota) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Destroy & Rebuild with Project Super Friends (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Destroy & Rebuild with Project Super Friends (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Hellbent is such a charmer (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Hellbent is such a charmer (photo Steven P. Harrington)

In this economy I guess everyone is!  I know I've been saving all my returnable bottles. They are only a nickel but that stuff adds up! (photo Steven P. Harrington)

In this economy I guess everyone is! I know I've been saving all my returnable bottles. They are only a nickel but that stuff adds up! (photo Steven P. Harrington)

The loaves and the fishes - this is one of the stencils Mania was putting up (photo Steven P. Harrington)

The loaves and the fishes - this is one of the stencils Mania (from Indigo and Mania) was putting up (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Speaking of stencils, Remo Camerota did this naughty nurse fantasy with the fly-away hair do stencil (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Speaking of stencils, Remo Camerota did this naughty nurse fantasy with the fly-away hair do stencil (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Beards are the new moustache, which was the new fauxhawk, which was the new truckers cap. (Chris from Robots Will Kill) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Chris from Robots Will Kill proves that beards are the new moustache, which was the new faux-hawk, which was the new trucker's cap. (Chris from Robots Will Kill) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

These hastily snapped pics are just a quick look. Stay tooned in the next couple of days for an insightful photo essay that will just send chills down your spine.

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“Where the Wild Robots Are” – A New Mural (and video) by Robots Will Kill at Espeis Outside, curated by Brooklyn Street Art

“Where the Wild Robots Are” – A New Mural (and video) by Robots Will Kill at Espeis Outside, curated by Brooklyn Street Art

Where are the Wild Things in Brooklyn? Just hang out on the sidewalk.

Just spend a day and a half on the sidewalk painting a big mural and you’ll be met by a barrage of noise – audio and visual – that is a constant state of cacophony and turbulence, and a host of human insight.

A shouting shirtless homeless guy, daredevil teenage skateboarders, gawking tourists with cameras perched aloft, brutish bikers and wirey bicyclists, skinny hipsters, and fast-talking sassy girls sashaying down the sidewalk….  A grizzled sculptor with five-day growth, bent musicians with big black burdens on their backs, real estate developers in wire-rims and pinstripes, monster trucks and sleeveless toughs hanging out the window, and of course “The Empenada” man dragging his blue and white cooler on a luggage carrier yelling, “Empenada! Two dollar! Empenada!”; these are some of the wild things we saw hanging out with these gents for two days. And we loved every minute of it.

 

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Sketch

Original sketch by Veng (Photo Jaime Rojo)

Veng and Chris worked two days (18 hours) this week to complete the brand new piece in which they pay tribute to the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are”, by Maurice Sendak, published in 1963. It’s a concept they have wanted to paint for a while and their selected scene is a composite of both their painting styles and a few of the scenes in the book. Together they bring the viewer in touch with the power of imagination.

In the original story, the main protagonist, Max, is banished to his room by his mom for acting out around the house and basically being a little punk. While hanging out in his room he begins to imagine a slew of monsters and a jungle and eventually he escapes into a place where he has power over everything and everyone and becomes the King of All Wild Things. Veng and Chris have depicted many characters of their own on the street in the last few years and decided to create some new ones to play the roles here. Veng’s photo-realistic boy looks at peace afloat in this parti-colored boat as he sails toward a cluster of big comic-book bright monsters. Inspired by the whimsical nature of playtime for kids and the untamed imagination that kids have, RWK let their own imagination run wild.

Wallpaper

First, the wallpaper (photo Jaime Rojo)

To create the scene based on Max’s bedroom, where the story begins, they stenciled a wallpaper with their Robots Will Kill logo and washed it out to give it an aged appearance. The Max character, re-created by Veng, is in a boat sailing to an island.

Progress

Progress

He created the boat to have no grounded plane to give the impression of a dreamlike fantasy. To symbolize the island Chris sprays a clump of expectant monsters, clamoring for Max’s attention as he sails toward them, maybe waving, maybe trying to scare him away. The color palette in background the is soft with many neutrals to evoke a nostalgic feeling, while the boat and characters pop out to meet you.

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Chris’s sketches of the monters (photo Steven P. Harrington)

A little history of Chris and Veng
Chris’s mind is flooded with the imagery and ideas that come from comic books, music, movies, and television from the 1980’s, when he was a kid. His mental journal of these images is a haven for escape, and an inspiration for him to draw from. – Robots are big, but lately he’s been making monsters, and monstrous people.
Tools of the trade

Instruments to inspire (photo Jaime Rojo)

Chris also set in motion RobotsWillKill.com in 2001 as an arts site dedicated to community and exposure for artists/media often disregarded by the mainstream art world. The site opens it’s robot arms to other artists in the graff and street art scene to show work. Robots Will Kill is a collective of Chris, Veng and Kev/Psyn. Their overseas members are ECB (Germany), Peeta (Italy), Flying Fortress (Germany) and JesseRobot (Belgium).

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Veng’s sketch of the boy in the cat costume (photo Jaime Rojo

Originally from Staten Island, Veng joined Robots Will Kill four years ago. Originally in the graff scene, he evolved his character series beginning about a year ago, attempting to morph his individual characters to become an ironic statement that blurs the line between fantasy from reality. Heavily influenced by the Flemish masters of the 15th century, he captures the figurative emotions of the era, reworked with wit. Veng’s characters warp time and presents an alternate history to encourage the viewer to immerse themselves in a story.
Veng at work

Veng at work (photo Steven P. Harrington)

While the guys were on ladders painting “Where the Wild Robots Are”, BSA asked them some questions;

Brooklyn Street Art: So how is your progress on the piece so far?
Veng:
So far so good. Just got finished with the sail and now it’s the portrait. And I have to finish with the cat outfit that he’s wearing.

Brooklyn Street Art: The cat outfit?
Veng:
Yes to represent Max.

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Veng using a fine instrument for some fine detailing (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: I thought he had a wolf outfit.
Veng:
Not in this one. In this one it’s a cat outfit.

Brooklyn Street Art: (to Veng) Did your parents read this book to you?
Veng:
I remember lookin at it, I don’t remember them reading it to me. But we had it. I’m sure they did read it to me.

What do you think?

Stepping back a bit, the execution is underway (Photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: Have you seen many wild things on the street in the last day?
Veng:
Yeah some guy that would not stop talking to us. Lucky for me I had my headphones on and I avoided the whole four hour conversation. But other than that it’s actually been nice. It’s a different pace than painting in Bushwick which is actually more rough – Less people walking around, more industrial. This is kind of more residential and friendly. A lot of people have been inquisitive about what is going on. So far, no negative feedback.

The Devil is in the details...

Veng uses many sizes of caps to get photo-realism effects (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: Plus there have been a few skirts that have walked by.
Veng:
Yes! And the neighborhood definitely has it’s advantages as far as females go.

Brooklyn Street Art: Well you’ve done your share of murals on the street. So which neighborhood has more monsters?
Chris:
More monsters? That’s a tough question because a lot of monsters are in disguise so you can’t really tell who’s who. But every neighborhood has it’s pluses and minuses.

Friendly Monsters

Friendly Monsters by Chris (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: Do you want to describe your style of collaboration with each other?
Chris:
Usually we come up with an idea and we brainstorm it until the night before we have to do it. As we talk more, more ideas begin to come together. We think a lot alike so it works well.

Chris fine brush work

Chris fine brush work

Brooklyn Street Art: (To Chris) Did your parents read this book to you?
Chris:
When I was a kid it was my favorite story. I remember seeing the book in the bookstore and then I remember getting it. And then I remember watching it on PBS when I was a kid and being so enamored with the whole idea of the imagination and going to this other world. So throughout my life I have probably had at least 10 copies of this book.

Friendly monsters

Hey, look at me in the back!  Woo hoo!  (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: Really?
Chris:
Yeah, whether it was because I gave one to someone because they never had it or because my one got beat up and I got one that was in better condition or a hard cover one and usually if any of my friends have a kid I usually get it for them for their birthday?

Almost ready to sail away

Almost ready to sail away (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: Why is it so important to you?
Chris:
I don’t know.. I think it’s the idea of the imagination. I think it’s just the idea of the kid dressing up in the costume and not being happy with what he’s doing every day and he wants to find a different place. That’s pretty much how I feel. I go to work every single day and I don’t want to be there, but you gotta. But doing something like drawing or something to keep your mind a little distracted, it’s almost like living the book again.

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One of Chris’s original sketches with his robot guy in the catsuit (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Brooklyn Street Art: So in a way you are going to that other place right now.
Chris:
Yeah exactly I got out of work today do I could really visit my imagination.

RWK

RWK (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: What do you think when you realize that your work here could actually spark the imagination of someone walking by?
Chris:
That’s amazing. I think that is one of the best things about art – is inspiring somebody to think something, to do something, just kick-start something. That’s one of the reasons we started the website, so people could see art from people all over the world and be inspired to create their own. It’s simple. We just want to inspire somebody to use their imagination.

Are we ready yet?

Are we ready yet? (photo Jaime Rojo)

Brooklyn Street Art: There are going to be a lot of kids walking by this too:
Chris:
Yeah, that is definitely going to be cool. And just hearing kids recognize this when they walk by, our interpretation of the story, is cool.

Veng and Chris happy after a day of excellent work

Veng and Chris after a happy day at work. (photo Jaime Rojo)

RWK Veng and Chris Beautiful work

“Where the Wild Robots Are” by Veng and Chris from Robots Will Kill (photo Jaime Rojo)

Robots Will Kill Website

See Robots Will Kill do their thing at the MBP Urban Arts Festival in Bushwick Brooklyn October 3rd! Brooklyn Street Art is the official blog for this event so come out and see live painting, BMX Skateboard tricks, and live music all day. Support the artists you love.

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Images of the Week 08.23.09

Images of the Week 08.23.09

Our Weekly Interview with the Street

Double Bast
Double Mickey Bast (photo Jaime Rojo)

Cake
Pondering beneath the ivy (Cake) (photo Jaime Rojo)

 Celso

Then she gave me a blank stare over her bare shoulder, and I knew the afternoon escapade was on. (Celso) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Hot Red and Sexy Celso
Red Hot and Sexy (Celso) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Celso and Matt Siren
Celso and Matt Siren Freakshow  (photo Jaime Rojo)

Imminent Disaster
Fresh new Imminent Disaster (photo Jaime Rojo)

A Galaxy of Stars Chris Stain Bill Mode VengRWK
A Galaxy of Stars (Chris Stain, Billy Mode, VengRWK) (photo Jaime Rojo)

More Stars Flying Fortress Veng Chris RWK Know Hope  Flying Fortress, Veng(RWK), Chris(RWK), Know Hope (photo Jaime Rojo)

Watch your Step Matt Siren!
Matt Siren and the ghost girl watch your step (photo Jaime Rojo)

Matt Siren
Escape from New York!  Or Don’t! (Matt Siren) (photo Jaime Rojo)

NohJColey
Portrait of Dash Snow (NohJColey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

NohJColey
“Crabs in a Bucket” self portrait (NohJColey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Revs Sese
Revs, Sese (photo Jaime Rojo)

Veng Serenades a cranky monster Royce Bannon VengRWK
The musician serenades a couple of cranky monsters (Royce Bannon, VengRWK)

Shepard Fairey
Insert clever caption here. (Shepard Fairey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Dude Company
Dude working in front of The Dude Company (photo Jaime Rojo)

Veng RWK
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (VengRWK)  (photo Jaime Rojo)

VengRWK Royce Bannon Abby Goodman Werds
VengRWK, Royce Bannon, Abby Goodman, Werds (photo Jaime Rojo)

Zork Chop
Really, it’s $500? Yikes! (Zork Chop) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Week in Images 05.24.09

Just hanging out on this ledge. (Bishop203 and Specter) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Bishop 203 (photo Jaime Rojo)
(Rednose Tazzmat and Bishop 203) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Bishop 203 (photo Jaime Rojo)
Bishop 203 (photo Jaime Rojo)

What the duck are you lookin at? (photo Jaime Rojo)
Sit down here and I’ll tell you a secret. (C215) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Judith Supine (photo Jaime Rojo)
Collecting alms at the door. (Judith Supine) (photo Jaime Rojo)

misle (photo Jaime Rojo)
This way across the bridge! (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Shepard Fairey) (photo Jaime Rojo)
Such a friendly smile. (Shepard Fairey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Shepard Fairey) (photo Jaime Rojo)
Have you seen my moped? (Shepard Fairey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

QRST (photo Jaime Rojo)
Member of the SWAT team. (QRST) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(photo Jaime Rojo)
A veritable natural paradise teaming with bear, a canadian goose, long-billed stork, seagull, and some flying arrows (Chris and Veng of Robots Will Kill, Broken Crow, Over Under) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(photo Jaime Rojo)
A stroll in the middle of the grey. (Chris and Veng of Robots Will Kill) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Stikman (photo Jaime Rojo)
Things are looking up (Stikman) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Tian (photo Jaime Rojo)
How much is this beige one? (Tian) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Tian (photo Jaime Rojo)
Would love to help but a little tied up at the moment. (Tian) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Tian (photo Jaime Rojo)
A big round ample breath. (Tian) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Veng and Chris from Robots Will Kill (photo Jaime Rojo)
Angel and Devil robots whisper into Mochni’s ear, “Go ahead and have the tart!” “Leave that little trollop alone!”  (Veng and Chris from Robots Will Kill) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Veng from Robots Will Kill (photo Jaime Rojo)
Ready for the annual roller-bed race? (Veng from Robots Will Kill) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Veng from Robots Will Kill (photo Jaime Rojo)
“Not to get into the weeds about this, but” (Veng from Robots Will Kill) (photo Jaime Rojo)
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Images of the Week 04.26.09

Images of the Week 04.26.09

Chris Cole

Col from Robots Will Kill (photo Jaime Rojo)

donkey skin

Donkey Skin (photo Jaime Rojo)

green dragon

Green Dragon (photo Jaime Rojo)

k

My therapist told me it is so important to just give myself permission to have fun. (Katz) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Matt Siren

The Condom Death Princess and her mushroom stormtroopers (Matt Siren) (photo Jaime Rojo)

mbw

Tonight on Larry King, makeup tips with RuPaul! (MBW) (photo Jaime Rojo)

monster

Monster Shield (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Chris from Robots Will Kill) (Photo Jaime Rojo)

There's hole where my heart was. (Chris from Robots Will Kill) (Photo Jaime Rojo)

numb nuts

Yo! Nice goin' numb nuts (numb nuts) (photo Jaime Rojo)

red dragon

And now the red dragon (photo Jaime Rojo)

Rednose

Rednose makes an example of AIG (Tazmat Rednose) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Stikman

Stikman feeling a bit green (Stikman) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Week in Images 03.16.09

The Streets are coming alive again after a long bitter winter.  Also here are some sneak peeks at the “Work to Do” show opening on Thursday.

MBW

"Are you sure it isn't time for a 'colourful metaphor'?", asked Spock Monroe (MBW) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Foreshadowing of Souplines (Exyzt)(photo Jaime Rojo)

Foreshadowing of soup lines (Exyzt)(photo Jaime Rojo)

You fly the dirigible, I'll look out for the authorities.(Hotel Venado, Nick Walker) (photo Jaime Rojo)

You fly the dirigible, I'll keep an eye out for the authorities (Venado, Nick Walker) (photo Jaime Rojo)

NohJ works in Color at "Work to Do" (NohJ Coley) (photo Jaime Rojo)

NohJ works in Color at "Work to Do" (NohJ Coley) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Which way? (Chris from Robots Will Kill)(photo Jaime Rojo)

Time's Up! - from "Work to Do" (Chris from Robots Will Kill) (photo Jaime Rojo)

C.Damage gets Up at "Work to Do" (photo Jaime Rojo)

C.Damage gets Up at "Work to Do" (C.Damage) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Deeks and Celso and Infinity from (photo Jaime Rojo)

Deeks and Celso and Infinity from "Work to Do" (photo Jaime Rojo)

Picasso What? from "Work to Do" (photo Jaime Rojo)

Picasso What? installation from "Work to Do" (photo Jaime Rojo)

Royce Seems to be Fine from "Work to Do"(Royce Bannon)(photo Jaime Rojo)

Royce Seems to be handling it well, don't you agree? From "Work to Do" (Royce Bannon) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Veng from Robots Will Kill) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Wait, I'm still thinking. From "Work to Do" (Veng from Robots Will Kill) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Stikman at "Work to Do" (photo Jaime Rojo)

Stikman at "Work to Do" (photo Jaime Rojo)

I know what YOU are thinking. You men are all the same.(Za) (photo Jaime Rojo)

I know what YOU are thinking. You men are all the same.(Za) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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