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    Sep 16

    ELEMENT TREE / THE L.I.S.A. PROJECT NYC Present: WE OWN THE FUTURE Feat. Shepard Fairey

    Written by dumbwall

    Element Tree / The L.I.S.A. Project NYC Present: WE OWN THE FUTURE Featuring Shepard Fairey Featured Artist: Shepard Fairey Produced By: The L.I.S.A. Project NYC, Obey Giant and The Little Italy Merchants Association All Photos Provided By Rey Rosa of The L.I.S.A. Project NYC

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    Sep 15

    MRK Crew x Dope Magazine – “Burn the wall”

    Written by dumbwall

    Edit & Cut: Ignacio Torrejón Shot: Luciano Ancán – Ignacio Torrejón Music: Bassnectar – “Boombox” Thanks: Daking – Ironlak – Garabatoz – MRK Crew dope.cl

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    Sep 14

    Tilt teaser

    Written by dumbwall

    Tilt teaser

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    Sep 13

    Outside of the inter net there is no glory – Doug, Ailoe, Tzar, Roc, Pantal, Trash. Beat: Siwers

    Written by dumbwall

    Dope Cans

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    Sep 13

    Interview with Elian

    Written by dumbwall

    How would you describe your latest production? To make a short description, my latest work is based on the formal study of color and morphology, trying to generate an intense dialogue with the media used, canvas, mural or the city itself. The compositional resources I use are the basic geometry (square, circle, triangle) and some gestural elements, such as a stroke, a random line, etc. My palette is based...

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    Sep 10

    What Makes You Feel Alive? Episode 1: KAWS

    Written by dumbwall

    The directors ask Brian Donnelly aka KAWS—the one-time graffiti kid who now garners comparisons to Takashi Murakami and Keith Haring—about what makes him tick, at Art Basel Miami Beach.

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    Sep 09

    MONTANA ARTIST COLLECTIVE | Annual Meeting in SF 2014

    Written by dumbwall

    In August the Montana Artist Collective made their yearly gathering in San Francisco to discuss projects for the rest of the year. After a day of meeting and brainstorming project ideas, the Collective hit the city to paint. Wane, Steel, Risk, Dmote, Atom, and Sever spent the following day painting a wall in San Francisco’s Mission District. A lot of fun and laughs were had. Keep an eye out...

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    Sep 08

    dotdotdot teaser

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    dotdotdot teaser at the Nuart 2014.

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    Sep 08

    Interview with Pastel

    Written by dumbwall

    Hello Pastel, how would you describe your latest production? Developing the “Ka´a guy Project” (Jungle Project), I m working with symbolism to explore and communicate seldom told stories about and socio-political chaos that to this day remain relevant in modern cities.Using symbols like arrowheads and flora, the pieces begin a dialogue about the nature of man and his surroundings. The existential, real, pure and tragic. So i try to explore those concepts...

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    Sep 05

    ELVAL COLOUR Agraphon vs Graffity

    Written by dumbwall

    ELVAL COLOUR Agraphon vs Graffity. Buff loser.

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Dulk

New wall by Dulk on the streets of Zaragoza, Spain for the Asalto Street Art Festival.

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HOPARE

New stunning wall entitled “A blast from the east” by Hopare realized for Traffic Design in Gdynia, Poland.

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Ecb

New wall by Ecb entitled “Moments of Life” for the No Limit Boras Festival in Boras, Sweden

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Fintan Magee

New piece entitled “The Pyramid” by Fintan Magee on the streets of Aalborg for the We Aart Festival, in Denmark.

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Etam Cru

That day has come dudes, new amazing wall entitled “First day of school” by Etam Cru  for the Nuart Street Art Festival.

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Brusk

New amazing piece entitled “Camelhood” by Brusk  for the Djerbahood project in Tunisia.

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DALEAST

New mural in Manhattan by Daleast for the East Village Mural Project

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Tellas

New stunning wall by Tellas on the streets of Udine, Italy for the Homepage Street Art Festival.

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Faith47

New beautiful piece entitled “Hunt Her” by Faith47 on the streets of Tunisia as part of the Djerbahood project curated by Galerie Itinerance.  

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A TALK WITH:::

Interview with Elian

4_104How would you describe your latest production?

To make a short description, my latest work is based on the formal study of color and morphology, trying to generate an intense dialogue with the media used, canvas, mural or the city itself. The compositional resources I use are the basic geometry (square, circle, triangle) and some gestural elements, such as a stroke, a random line, etc. My palette is based on the primary colors.

 

Hundreds of artists out there make pieces every day. How do you think could be your style defined?

Mmm i think that could be defined like “Concrete Art” on public space.

 

3-Trafficdesign_GdyniaPoland-ELIANWhat are your main influences – art and otherwise?

I can name many artists who have been influential to me, beyond their work. Daniel Buren, Franco Fasoli, Sol Lewitt, Momo, Katarina Grosse, El Tono, Chu, Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich, Julio Le Parc, Andres Sobrino, Piet Parra, 2501, Paz Chasseing, Tomas Maldonado, Max Bill, Van Doesburg, Auguste Herbin, Felice Varini, Joseph Kosuth, etc…I have several influences more than art too, like the folklore of each city, architecture and architects, urbanism, among others.

 

A lot of artists want to be published on art blogs. It seems that in these days a painted wall does not exists without re-blogging. What’s your Pov?

Street art is the art of internet by excellence.  Some murals are not understood as works of art if they were not taken out of context through photography. but I think your questions is in relation to the circuit of street art, I think there is a big dependence of blogs, in theory they are the “curators”, and if you do not appear do not exist. but I think that the street work goes beyond what happens internet, dialogue with the inhabitants of each place where it is a work is what makes it interesting.

 

0 Heavy Distribution_ElianSomeone said: “a wall is a very big weapon”. Do you find the same nowadays, while we’re surrounded by millions of billboards? I mean, don’t you find even thinner the line between art and ads?

Marketing today, is the most important characteristic used in the art, especially in the street art. For example, many artists base their work in rating, or the iconic aesthetic, contemporary art is conditioned by the market, many artist are publishers of their own work more than creators. You know, I don’t think a wall is a very big weapon, I think the city is a very big weapon, is necessary to think about the environment of your own work.

 

What role does a public art piece play in the community? I mean, do you feel connected with the so called “street art movement”?  Do you believe in art-exchange?

I try not to tag me under any name you know, maybe “ street art movement “ it is only a name for all the things that I think and want to find with my art or in my career. This movement is really good you know, the travels, big walls, spend good times with all the guys, but for my art, i want something else. I think unfortunately the street art movement and the role the community are far apart. Is very difficult to obtain an intense dialogue with the space in which people live, only 10 days for a festival, make those relationships takes a much more extensive study than a formal experience so short. So I insist start working in your own neighborhood.

 

Centro Cultural Espaa Crdoba_FinalWhat role do you find galleries can play in helping an artist to emerge from the streets?

Galleries are another space you know,  the street, museums, galleries. I think it’s important the role they meet with the emerging artists who come strictly from the street, can be as a “bridge” between an one kind of art to another. But I also think that having such an important role, they should be more responsible with the management, accompany the artist, trust and above all be honest. By the way, I prefer self-management, I think I’m the best person to defend my own work, it is not easy for anyone to talk about something so personal, sell even more complicated.

 

I had several talks with street artists about tagging. Someone would like to erase their past, someone says: “without tagging I would not have done bigger things”. What’s your Pov?

I have no problem saying that I come from that. I believe in my work and especially in the developing maturity of myself and everything that means. It’s like trying to ignore you when you were a child were you doing poop. The most important thing for me, be honest.  Also, I can tell you what I did at the time, was left at the time, you understand? Today my work is a concept and a discourse, that tomorrow is another for sure. Now my search is not going on that way, but i respect, freedom above all.

 

Saturated Corner_Elian 1How has your work evolved over the years from when you were beginning? When you look back, how do you feel about your beginnings?

I am happy to have started young and continue to mature with my work. Respect every moment of my work because where I am today, is a construction of all these experiences. As I said before, I do not agree at all to many things when i was young in relation to the street and painting, but certainly appreciate it in my youth. It is not easy to separate my work with my life, for me it is the same thing and always analyzed together. when i talk about my work, i talk about my life. I have a long way ahead.

 

Of all the projects you’ve done, which has been most satisfying?

I think all projects have something special that makes it interesting. Personally I like when projects are conceived from the local culture. In Peru through good times, recently also in Russia and France. Argentina, for sure is my favorite things to do. I’m happy with the results of the murals this year, I feel a significant evolution in my work.

 

Elian_BienUrbainWhat would your dream project be? I mean theme, location, size…

I think the size is not what matters. I would like to work with city planners in large cities and also, at the other end, with small towns that have a lot for developing. I think the most important thing is to try to create something for the community to become permanent beyond painting, which eventually disappear. Trying to be a link between the city and the people who live in it, my dream is to get people to not be afraid of where you live, you may be under its own rules, which take care of it to all, it is a construction collective.

 

What’s next for you? What shows or projects do you have planned?

Right now I’m waiting for my flight from Russia to Mexico, I have a festival in Queretaro called “Board Dripper”. I will be working with great friends in this small town near Mexico City. Then return to Argentina that have projects in different cities like Rosario, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata, Cordoba, Tucuman, etc. and I do not want to miss opportunities in my country. Currently I am also working on a book I want to edit the next year.

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MONTANA ARTIST COLLECTIVE | Annual Meeting in SF 2014

In August the Montana Artist Collective made their yearly gathering in San Francisco to discuss projects for the rest of the year. After a day of meeting and brainstorming project ideas, the Collective hit the city to paint. Wane, Steel, Risk, Dmote, Atom, and Sever spent the following day painting a wall in San Francisco’s Mission District. A lot of fun and laughs were had. Keep an eye out for more actions made by the Montana Artist Collective in the near future…Images of the trip here: m-a-c.com/m-c-san-francisco-2014-part-1/

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