Andy Jenkins will be showing all new work at the Subliminal Projects Gallery in LA starting this Saturday night, August 22nd. The show is called "Weekend Pacifists" and the exhibition includes fellow creatives, Russ Pope, Chris Pastras, Michael Sieben and Mike Meyers. WEEKEND PACIFISTS @SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS GALLERY
How do artists make money? Some are "official" artists and can claim a monthly check, but most are just out there having fun. They work, save up and buy cans so they can be creative when they have time off. Some do workshops to make some extra cash. Some have websites where they sell their work on canvas and others take on orders from whoever wants a wall painted. You can kinda compare it
The Berenkuil is an open canvas. You can show your skills when you want and how you want. But how do you decide to pick your canvas? Well, you just pick something. Sometimes that means it will turn into something better, other times it gets worse but then it's up to the next artist to pick.......
Welcome to a world of vibrant colour and madcap illustration, where shoe soles double as art canvases and seemingly subtle details glow electric-green in the dark … Meet Madsteez. For our latest shoe collaboration, Nike 6.0 joined forces with prolific street artist Mark Paul Deren (a.k.a. Madsteez) to create something fresh and visually groundbreaking. The result? The Nike 6.0 StinkWeen Braata. In keeping with the welcome-all energy propelling Nike 6.0, the California-based Madsteez mentored up and coming artist Evan “Stink” Rossell on the project.
BMX bikes are iconic: fact. There’s something about a BMX that appeals to kids, adults, cyclists and, more often than not, those involved in visual creativity. If someone tells you they’ve never wanted a BMX, well, they’re probably lying…Rad Rides: The Best of BMX (working title) looks to explore the world of BMX through photographs of bikes and Q&As with their owners. Some of the bikes are knackered, well worn by owners that have been riding for years. Others are beautiful, sculptural works of art, built but never ridden as a keepsake. Why are these bikes so sacred to their owners?
It's incredible how quick pieces appear (and disappear) at the Berenkuil in Eindhoven. It's a public place to show your graffiti skills but before you know it someone else will cover up your artwork on the wall. We took some more pics and have split them up in a few parts.
Bob Haro is coming tot he 2009 IBMXFF World's next week. If you don't know who Bob is, do some research. Google or Youtube will get you in the right direction. Haro was the main influence for BMX Freestyle when it started. Some claim he started it all. Life continued after his pro freestyle career with Haro Bikes and then transfered into HARO Design. We received a photo of the cartoon style drawing from gOrk the other day. It's from 1977 and shows John Crews hitting a dirt berm (these things are made of smooth asphalt today so no need to stick your leg out, in fact, everyone is clipped in too). gOrk suggested we should have a few Haro drawings up in the "Comic 'n Art section. Anybody out there with some original HARO Drawings? Gork's mission for the winter is to bring his own BMX comic artwork to life. We might even see some of that on FATBMX before it gets published in
Not sure how these themes start or how the graffiti artists pick up on those but the Berenkuil has turned into a Heroes Theme at the moment. From Soldiers to Superman to more characters, everyone wants to be a hero, even if it's just for one day. While I was there I saw two cyclists run into eachother. One flew over the bars and the other one just tipped over. Awesome!
It was time to head over to De berenkuil again. I brought the Canon IXUS 980 IS and let the 14.7 megapixels do the job. Until the battery ran out. Now I have to get back up there as I missed plenty of good ones. Thing is, I can't find the charger anywhere and the battery is dead empty. Whatever, no rush. Chill, you know. Peace!