Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
On Thursday, STOKED MENTORING held their annual Stoked Awards to celebrate the success, inspiration and achievement for Stoked.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This past weekend, we drove up to Boston to be part of the Art Strikes Back art show curated by Art Asylum Boston.
Not only did the event have booze and amazing art by the likes of KAWS, Mr. Brainwash, RYCA, Scribe, Evoker, David Flores, Shai Dahan, Rourke Van Dal, our pal Arkiv and many others, but it also had the blessing of Lucas Films (UPDATE: Some of the artists including KAWS have come forward that they never offered their art to this event and are unsure how AAB got their work for this event. It also has come out that Lucas Films never gave their blessings regardless of AAB confirming this to us). To put icing on the cake, the event had three storm troopers in full decked out outfits at the event who spent the time dancing, drinking and most importantly, posing inappropriately with guests (which we will keep in our personal collection as to not embarrass the Empire).
Below are a few images from the event and you can see ALL the photos from the event by visiting our ABZTRACT Flickr page by clicking here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/abztractgallery/sets/72157622633201481/
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This Friday, Nov. 6th, artists Shai Dahan and Arkiv of our Abztract Collective will be taking part of the Art Strikes Back event curated by our good friends at Art Asylum Boston.
If you are in Boston, make sure to stop by. Shai Dahan will be in attendence along with some of the other artists who make up the fantastic roster (30+ artists).
Below are images of the pieces that will be on display by Shai Dahan and Arkiv along with the flyer and additional details:
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Almost everyone has heard of Banksy at some point. My mom even knows who he is.
SpY is an artist from Madrid. His first actions appeared in the middle eighties. Shortly after, already a national reference as a graffiti artist, he started to work with other forms of artistic communication in the street: large posters, modified billboards, interventions that were experimental in the first nineties.
His work consists in the playful reappropiation of urban elements, that he replicates or transforms and then installs in the street. All his production stems from the observation of the urban environmnet, a sense sharpened by years of experience as a graffiti artist. A careful attention for the context of each piece and a constructive and non-invasive attitude unmistakably characterize his actions.
SpY's pieces want to be a break in the automat-like inertia of the urban dweller. Bits of thought that hide in a corner for whoever wants to let himself be surprised. Full of both irony and a positive sense of humor, they appear to inspire a smile, a thought, to help a conscience a little bit more lucid.
We are big big fans of both Logan Hicks and French artist C215.