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Images of the Week: 02.17.13

Guess it shouldn’t surprise us when we find out that the sticker, wheat-paste, or mural we published of “Street Art” or graffiti actually turns out to be a logo or promotion for someone who is selling sneakers, t-shirts, lip-gloss, tampons, or toe fungus spray. That’s how people pay the rent, yo!

After all, we get press releases all the time from “Street Artists” who purport to get up all over the place in their home city of New Jesusville – but nobody we talk to has heard of them. Eventually word gets around and its not our business to trash people. And we all know at least one or two fine artists who have used the strategy of putting their stuff on the street to add some sort of “cred” to their “brand”. Fine. And look at the countless corporate names that have been inserting (or “integrating”) themselves into all manner of social/electronic media and “stories” in the last couple of years – just to leach off grassroots D.I.Y. culture and make the money and get the clicks but not actually support the art community that birthed it. It’s a complex story.

But it’s hard not to feel a little bit like you just got punked when you walk into a store and find the stuff you shot in a putrid garbage strewn alley is now silk-screened across a cheap flask or frisbee or truckers cap, giving it about as much meaning as a Kardashian wedding ring.

What are we going to do? Oh probably nothing – there is no purity test or reliable scale for measuring when someone has “sold out” and we don’t like pompous peeps who pretend otherwise. We’re just keeping an eye out, sister, and trying not to get fooled again.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Alinic, ASK, BAMN, Chris & Veng RWK, Gilf!, Icy & Sot, Lambros, Meer Sau, Mosstika, MUDA, Pixote, Tripel, and WD.

Top image > ASK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Lambros (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Tripel (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Meer Sau “I Love Porno” in Salzburg, Austria. (photo © Meer Sau)

Meer Sau “Art is not a Crime” in Salzburg, Autria. (photo © Meer Sau)

MUDA (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Gilf! Her tribute to Malala Yousafzai (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Icy & Sot (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris, Veng RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Bishop 203 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

BAMN does a memoriam for Aaron Swartz. Pixote on top. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mosstika (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Alinic (photo © Jaime Rojo)

WD in Athens, Greece. (photo © Philipp Gor)

Untitled. Brooklyn, NY. Februray 2013 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MOSS Graffiti in DUMBO

Looks awfully familiar, but it’s not Mosstika

Mexican artist Hugo Rojas participated in this year’s DUMBO ArtsFest and created a series of installations inspired by animals in the wild of New York State. “This piece aims to revive the real New Yorkers, creating live visuals of the animals that lived in this area for centuries, in the form of moss graffiti,” says the description on the festival site. It also says “he has been exploring photography, video and street art as a means of intervention”.

Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Spanish moss illustrations are up on the exterior walls of Galapagos Art Space, and at first many Street Art watchers mistook them as work the eco-minded Brooklyn collective MOSSTIKA. Much the same as Mosstika, Mr. Rojas art work involves sheets of real moss and features animal shapes, including some of the exact same animals like deer and moose, although these versions are more detailed, most likely because they were installed as part of a proscribed program.

 Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. Here’s a deer by Mosstika. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Here’s a similar piece as silhouette by Mosstika in 2009. Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Hugo Rojas. DUMBO ArtsFest 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Fun Friday 12.16.11

 

1. Play a New Holiday Video Game from Chris Uphues – “Holiday Jingle Rocket”
2. “Rezolution”, a group show at Hive Gallery Tonight (Phoenix, AZ)
3. “Paranormal Hallucinations” at Pandemic (Brooklyn, Yo!) (Saturday)
4. David Choe and DVS1 for Nuart 11 (VIDEO)
5. “Images of the Year 2011” From Brooklyn Street Art (Video)
6. VINZ FEEL FREE. Don’t be afraid. Feel Free (VIDEO)

Play a New Holiday Video Game from Chris Uphues – “Holiday Jingle Rocket”

Street Artist Chris Uphues uses his signature characters to create this very entertaining game for you to play with while chugging eggnog and rum today as you drink and drive at your keyboard. Try to keep your sled flying over the houses without being hit by giant blobs of snow! It’s a winter blast!

Make sure to click on the link below to play the game:

http://www.megadoug.com/xmasgame/

“Rezolution”, a group show at Hive Gallery Tonight (Phoenix, AZ)

Chip Thomas AKA Jetsonorama and a number of other artists open today in a group show that is getting a lot of pre-buzz here and on Twitter and FB. It should be a great scene tonight at The Hive.

Chip Thomas and Breeze. (photo © Chip Thomas)

For further information regarding this show click here

“Paranormal Hallucinations” at Pandemic (Brooklyn, Yo!) (Saturday)

Pandemic Gallery has a new show “Paranormal Hallucinations” opening Saturday. including, among others, Deuce 7, Swampy and Egyptian Jason.

Swampy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A very fun group show to end out the season before everybody goes into the holiday haze, featuring some unsung gems in the Street Art and graffiti scene, as well as others, including CHARLIE MARKS  R.I.P, LLEW  payote, Deuce Seven, Egyptian jason, Matt CRABE, Josh and Amy Shandick, Mikey Big Breakfast, Conrad Carlson, G II, Ryan C. Doyle, Mikey I.T., Tamara Santibanez, Othello Gervacio, Mike. P, and Swampy (above).

For further information regarding this show click here

David Choe and DVS1 for Nuart 11 (VIDEO)

David Choe and DVS1 (Photo Courtesy of Nuart11 © Mookie Mooks)

 

“Images of the Year 2011” From Brooklyn Street Art (Video)

It’s been an excellent year for Street Art all over the world and we’ve had the pleasure of seeing a lot of great stuff from big names to the anonymous. Eye popping, brain-teasing, challenging, entertaining, aspirational and inspirational – it’s all happening at once.  We’ve been walking the streets, meeting the artists, going to shows, curating shows, speaking to audiences, providing walls, and asking questions. It ebbs and flows but never stays the same. With the rise of the Occupy movement this autumn, we’re already seeing an uptick in the number of people taking their messages to the street with a renewed intensity.

VINZ FEEL FREE. Don’t be afraid. Feel Free (VIDEO)

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“Images of the Year 2011” From Brooklyn Street Art (VIDEO)

It’s been an excellent year for Street Art all over the world and we’ve had the pleasure of seeing a lot of great stuff from big names to the anonymous. Eye popping, brain-teasing, challenging, entertaining, aspirational and inspirational – it’s all happening at once.  We’ve been walking the streets, meeting the artists, going to shows, curating shows, speaking to audiences, providing walls, and asking questions. It ebbs and flows but never stays the same. With the rise of the Occupy movement this autumn, we’re already seeing an uptick in the number of people taking their messages to the street with a renewed intensity.

Left to Right: Shepard Fairey in Manhattan, D*Face in LA, Ludo in Chicago, JR in the Bronx, Barry McGee at LAMoCA, Mosstika in Brooklyn. All photos © Jaime Rojo

Let’s take a look at some of our favorite shots, whether from a rooftop in Bushwick, Brooklyn, a block-long wall in Miami, or the “Art in the Streets” show at LA MoCA. As you sample this eye-candy platter, dig the staccato soundtrack made of sounds culled from Brooklyn’s streets by electro duo Javelin, who spent a day in the Red Hook neighborhood collecting sounds and then mixed them in the back of their car. This is the kind of D.I.Y. ingenuity that is fueling the fire in artists neighborhoods all over the world, with people taking their stories and skills directly to the streets. With Javelin as the perfect auditory partner here’s 90 shots by photographer Jaime Rojo from 2011.

The scenes and scenester included here: 5 Pointz, 907Crew, Sadue, Gen2, Oze108, Droid, Goya, UFO, Aakash Nihalini, No Touching Ground, Aiko, Martha Cooper, Anthony Lister, Boom, INSA, Miami, Primary Flight, LA Freewalls, Los Angeles, Kim West, Kopye, L.E.T., Purth, Lisa Enxing, Baltimore, Banksy, LA MoCA, Barry McGee, Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Albany Living Walls, Chris Stain, Billy Mode, AD HOC Arts, Chris Uphues, Monster Island, Wynwood Walls, Creepy, Brooklyn Street Art, Jaime Rojo, Steven P. Harrington, Dabs & Myla, How & Nosm, Vhils, Dain, D*Face, ECB, El Sol 25, Elbow Toe, EMA, The London Police, Kid Acne, Will Barras, Enzo & Nio, Faile, Bast, Faith 47, Gaia Clown Soldier, General Howe, Hellbent, Herakut, Invader, JA JA, Jaz, Cern, Joe Iurato, Welling Court, John Baldessari, JR, Kenny Scharf, Knitta Please!, LMA Cru, LUDO, Mosstika, ND’A, IRGH, Labrona, Overunder, Nick Walker, NohjColey, Nomade, Occupy Wall Street, Os Gemeos, Veng, Chris, RWK, QRST, Radical!, Rambo, Retna, Gifted, Demon Slayers, Read, Booker, Read More Books, ROA, Shepard Fairey, Shin Shin, Wing, Skewville, Specter, Swampy, Sweet Toof, Swoon, Toofly, Various & Gould, VHILS, XAM, YOK, Pantheon Projects

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Images of the Week 06.19.11

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A certain surreality is slipping through the sunbaked streets as we cross the summer threshold.  The mashup aesthetic of course has been going since the early days of Bast (or before), but now that visual moorings are loosed, all manner of recombinant strains of references and their assigned meanings are also aflight. Not all of these are examples of this movement, but many appear influenced by it. As usual, Street Art is as much a reflection of the society as it is a participant in its directional moves.

Our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Banksy, Clown Soldier, CV, Cyrcle, Delicious Brains, Gaia, Hellbent, Hugh Leeman, ILL, Imminent Disaster, Jolie Soutine, KAWS, Mosstika, QRST and ROA with photographs by Jaime Rojo, Carlos Gonzales, and Birdman.

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Mosstika has a new installation in the park in Dumbo, recalling the da-daist Brooklyn performance artist Gene Pool and his grass suits.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mosstika. We have heard that the name of the piece is “Yeti” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Imminent Disaster appears again on the street with this medallion of paper cutout and illustration. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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It looks like Clown Soldier now guards the only Banksy in Chicago. An unknown artist stenciled the image of the woman laying down on the “steps”, themselves a shadow of previous construction.  (photo © Clown Soldier)

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Delicious Brains “Last Supper” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JR’s global project “Inside Out” on the gates of the Green Hill Food Co-Op, where a huge neighborhood community reception was held Friday night to celebrate the new installations here. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A casualty of lust on the streets. An unknown artist wheat-pasted the portrait of Brooklyn/Queens congressman Anthony Weiner, an outspoken powerhouse who advocated for populist causes during his 20 years of public service and who resigned his post this week amidst a Sexting scandal. Now the only question for Weiner is what’s up?  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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CV. World hunger never went away. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cyrcle “Overthrone!” in Los Angeles (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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Cyrcle “Overthrone!” In Los Angeles (photo © Carlos Gonzalez)

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Gaia (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hellbent (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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ROA in Los Angeles as part of LA Freewalls project (photo © Birdman)

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To the left there is a new “Splasher” in town. To the right the “sorry” wheat paste is a faux street art installation for a movie shoot about love and youth. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hugh Leeman “Indian Joe” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Hugh Leeman at his studio (photo © courtesy of the artist)

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Hugh Leeman. “Sam” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jolie Soutine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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This new QRST piece in Manhattan is an inscribed funeral dirge mourning the “disneyfication” of a once vibrant and envelop-pushing arts culture that made way for new artists in the city, with the visage of the current mayor worn as a mask by a plump and relaxed rat.  We can only assume it is a reference to Manhattan, because a creative Babylon is going full force in some parts of Brooklyn as we speak.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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QRST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A sticker intervention by an unknown artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kaws reacts to the cost of bottle service in the Meat Market while sitting below the lush, landscaped, and recently extended Highline. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kaws (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. The sky on fire as the sun sets on Manhattan Friday night. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 04.19.09

Images of the Week 04.19.09

Nomade
The Army of the Creative Spirit must be continuously on guard for the minions of mediocrity! (Nomade ) (photo Jaime Rojo)

General Howe
“Where’s that durn Tea Party?” (General Howe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Agony and the Exstacy
A stunning carved piece of Totemic import! “The Agony and the Ecstasy” (Faile) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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The spinning tale of Faile (Faile) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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“The Agony and the Ecstasy” (Faile) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Spring is Here
The magnolia trees are in bloom in BKLN (photo Jaime Rojo)

Mosstika
Looking for a lodge perhaps. (Mosstika) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Echoes of Easter on the street. (Mosstika) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Insidious corporate branding? (Mosstika) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Smells nice out here (Mosstika ) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Vietnamese Punk
Generation Gap (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 12.14.08

(Anera, ELC) (photo Jaime Rojo)
(Anera, ELC) (photo Jaime Rojo)

You leerin' at me?  (Bortusk Leer) (photo Jaime Rojo)
You leerin’ at Me?  (Bortusk Leer)  (photo Jaime Rojo)


Look what washed up on Brighton Beach  (Elisha Vs. Billi) (photo Jaime Rojo)
Look what washed up on Brighton Beach  (Elisha Vs. Billi) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Moving to a 5th floor walkup  (Elbow-Toe)  (photo Jaime Rojo)
Moving to a 5th floor walkup (Elbow-Toe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Adorns the construction site AND cleans the air!  (Mosstika)  (photo Jaime Rojo)
Adorns the construction site AND cleans the air! (Mosstika) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Hey Mister, you got the time?  (nightlady) (photo Jaime rojo)
Hey Mister, you got the time? (nightlady) (photo Jaime rojo)
bring me your tired your poor your huddled masses yearning to be free

Bring me your tired, your poor, your Virgin of Quadalupe (N.Y.D.F.) (photo Jaime Rojo)

And the winner of the ING Trash Marathon is... (photo Jaime Rojo)
And the winner of the ING Trash Marathon is… (photo Jaime Rojo)

Beautiful Bouquet (shin shin) (photo Jaime Rojo)
Beautiful Bouquet (shin shin) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Grate Boxes!  (Aakash) (photo Jaime Rojo)
Grate Boxes! (Aakash Nihlani) (photo Jaime Rojo)

I can't do a THING with it  (Theo)  (photo Jaime Rojo)
I can’t do a THING with it (Theo)  (photo Jaime Rojo)
Fan of Minimalism   (photo Jaime Rojo)

Fan of Minimalism (photo Jaime Rojo)

Postcard from the edge  (wish you were) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Postcard from the edge (bluetar) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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