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Image Fulgurator – Julius von Bismarck

June 8th, 2011 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

his website but in the moment it is under construction, but be sure to check it some time. He is a crazy creative head, who has to offer a lot more outstanding interactive art. He his a revoltionary urban artist, using modern technical knowledge to perform his ideas in the public.

“The Image Fulgurator is a device for physically manipulating photographs. It intervenes when a photo is being taken, without the photographer being able to detect anything. The manipulation is only visible on the photo afterwards.
In principle, the Fulgurator can be used anywhere where there is another camera nearby that is being used with a flash. It operates via a kind of reactive flash projection that enables an image to be projected on an object exactly at the moment when someone else is photographing it. The intervention is unobtrusive because it takes only a few milliseconds. Every photo another photographer takes of an object at which the Fulgurator is also aimed is affected by the manipulation. Hence visual information can be smuggled unnoticed into the images of others.”

for more information about his project check this site

Shepard Fairey – Obey to the better

February 14th, 2011 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

“Introducing the American artist Shepard Fairey is a bit like explaining whose portrait he famously altered for the “Hope” campaign that was widely used by Barack Obama’s supporters in 2008. Since the mid 1980s he has created outstanding (then: street) art that is strong, iconic and expressive. Shepard Fairey is also a thoughtful, committed, and outspoken activist who revives the artistic virtues of standing up for the freedom of speech and fighting for rational and non-corporate ways of dealing with the issue of copyright. Obey the interview we did with him in Los Angeles in late 2010!” (gestalten.tv)

→ www.obeygiant.com

New documentary: “How to sell a Banksy”.

January 27th, 2011 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

Check out the trailer below.. Hypebeast writes:

“Banksy’s work now reportedly changes hands for millions. But he puts up his street art for free. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got your hands on one of these? Does it mean you’ve found a winning lottery ticket or just scraped some worthless crap off a wall? Going up against the art establishments, critics, auction houses, gallery owners and authentication boards in a quest for the elusive meal ticket, two filmmakers unwittingly gatecrash the murky and protective world of Banksy. How to Sell a Banksy raises questions of ownership, authentication and the true value of art itself. Through all the chaos and incompetence comes a modern-day true story.”

via hypebeast

A tribute to berlin streetart

December 12th, 2010 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

Hier eine satte Zusammenfassung Berliner Streetart – von East Cross Projects: “Berlin spricht – A Tribute to Berlin Streetart”. – What a fine tribute! – Yes, Reclaim your City!

Conor Harrington

November 17th, 2010 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

Conor’s from Cork in Ireland. His work is an incredibly successful collusion between ‘fine’ art and ‘street’ techniques. His work is a result of both worlds, the streets and the classical, or the informal and the formal. He is a figurative painter and he always choose masculinity as his subject.
For me it is, how the world is like, sometimes you see things so clear, it is understandable, things make sense and then there is just one happening, like a brushstroke of his paintings a swoosh in your mind, and everything, which seemed to be in a clear picture before is now blurred and destroyed. We live an abstract life of strange happenings, but after a while if we look back to our live, we can see a pattern. And even if his work looks so chaotic, you can see a system, a beautiful pattern, like our lives. His work is paradoxical, so is our. It is like most of the people feel – always between two decisions or two lines. I really like this guy. He is one of my favorite artists.

If you wanna know more visit his blog

Here you can find an interview about his studio work.

Alias Exhibition in Berlin / Amateur Magazine

November 5th, 2010 // 1 Comment // Posted by Andrea

Yesterday, I visited the vernissage of Alias , his first solo show in the west berlin gallery.
It’s always a happening to see how street art can be transfered from the streets in a small room. His work is spreaded all over berlin and always very catchy and emotional. Sometimes it is like the stencils of him find you and not the other way  round.

Since 2003 ALIAS lives in Berlin he has developed a unique street-art approach, becoming an important protagonist of this vivid urban art scene. But today he is on his way to Wendland to stop the castor transport.

But the real cause of this posting is a story behind the exhibition. I found this great magazine on the table and was really into it. It’s new on the flooded market, but they definitely have an eye for good work and artists. It’s the finest selection.

You can find the online version at ISSUU and the latest news at Amateur Magazine

Aaron Rose / Beautiful Loser Movement

October 18th, 2010 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

Circleculture Gallery, Berlin presents “Trouble”, new works by Aaron Rose, which give very personal and direct insights into the artist’s mind. Aaron Rose is perhaps best known as a curator. With his touring show Beautiful Losers and the documentary of the same name, he brought underground artists to public attention, championing a DIY aesthetic informed by their various backgrounds as skaters, punk rock fans and graffiti writers.

Aaron Rose is a lot more of an influence than you probably ever thought. He’s responsible for the large-scale, traveling museum exhibition titled “Beautiful Losers” (there’s a book too), he’s a writer and independent curator who shows all over the world, and he was the owner/director of the highly influential Alleged Gallery in New York for 10 years.

click here  for the Interview – Some true words of him about the culture development.

shots of his current art exhibition in the circleculture gallery in Berlin:

For this show he has a particular obsession: painting on suitcases. “Suitcases from the 50s to 70s were manufactured in such interesting color palettes – these incredible mustard yellows and army greens,” he says. Rose calls the works (some of which are stuffed with surprise goodies for buyers to walk away with) “object paintings,” displaying them in the spirit of Duchamp. Art historical references aside, the show’s conceptual slant is psychological, personal even. “It’s my baggage,” says Rose. “The exhibition is going to be very much a confession, what all my problems are.”

Moniker International Art Fair

September 27th, 2010 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

Enter The Lovely for Moniker International Art Fair by Owen McGonigle. Music by Ronin. The Moniker Art Fair will take place in London from October 14 – 17 2010. Come along to Babelgum’s pop-up cinema, where we’ll be screening ‘Beautiful Losers’, ‘Guerilla Art’ and the worldwide premiere of ‘Bomb It 2′.

Moniker Art Fair

I really like this animated film it shows how we can use our creativity and phantasy to take refuge of reality. And also sharing phantasy with each other and how to inspire the people arround us.

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