9 out of 10 people who know anything about anything agree that most ‘street art’ derives from either a stencil, screen-print, or large copy machine. Brooklyn artist Cosbe must not have gotten that memo or is working on a very limited budget.
I met this awesome lady in Thailand, during the Little Lotus Project. Sheryo is a wicked street artist originally from Singapore but now Brooklyn-based. She has traveled the world doing art bombings everywhere she lands: from Korea, to Cambodia, Indonesia, to LA and New York. Her works are gnarly, hilarious and incredible.
My latest work represents a candy colored future where synthetic and human features are hard to distinguish, yet will be equally as beautiful. ’Hot Guys or Androids’ could be the alternate title of the series. The opening party is tonight at Yashar Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, between 6-10pm.
AGWF is a Brooklyn-based curatorial team whose goal is to foster a dialogue between artists and transform the way people look at art in general. In a post-Occupy Wall Street world, they’re re-shaping the dialogue around art and politics.
Birthed in the gritty Autumn Bowl in 2009, The Brooklyn Invitational: Custom Motorcycle Show now enters its fourth year. Get a glimpse into last year’s event with this video by Richard Grabbe and check out portraits of the personalities by James Stone. The Brooklyn Invitational brings together the creative minds of builders who present a mind-blowing level of skill and imagination. It’s all on September 22 in Root Studios on N14th street.
I don’t know if anyone knows about this, but Converse (yes, the shoe company) has a recording studio, and they let bands record there for free. Seriously. And then they give them free shoes. Its called Rubber Tracks Studio, and their mission is to give back to the creative community, inspire originality, and give emerging bands a chance to get their music out there.
I dig the sophisticated indie-folk sounds of Brooklyn’s Sharon Van Etten. Her third album, Tramp, offers a rich collection of warm, honest and heartfelt songs, held together by a sense of yearning and longing for change. It’s an album filled with gentle guitars, poetic lyrics, and a sentiment of defiance, which is Tramp’s greatest strength.
This Williamsburg t shirt company, founded by fine artists Justin Horowitz and Joe Bklyn, is still in its larval state. But if it pans out anything like their other work, it should make for some amazing products. They also just happened to do the covers for two of our projects. Their work is always on point.
I’m a big fan of clothing line, The Brooklyn Circus. They seamlessly blend a mix of retro American classic with contemporary urban street wear, making them a unique force in the fashion world. Their creative director and co-founder, Ouigi Theodore, aka The Bearded Man, has recently teamed up with PF Flyers for a the Archival Reissue Collection campaign. My favorite quote from the spot is: ‘If I wasn’t different, I felt odd’.
I consider myself a very lucky person to get to draw pictures for a living. I find inspiration in many things, including the culture that I live in, the art I look at, the food I eat, the people I interact with, and the music I listen to.
The Art Pop Up Shop (TAPS) is the latest swank space in Williamsburg which turned heads and hearts with work from Ellen Jong’s book titled Pees on Earth by powerHouse Books. The piece Cocktail might leave a bad taste [photo above]. Be careful. This work is dedicated. Coco Dolle is the Director at TAPS, which […]
A friend of mine recently introduced me to Brooklyn electronic duo, Blondes. Their sound isn’t altogether new, but it is beautifully layered house music, reminiscent of music pumping on underground dancefloors over a decade ago; which is exactly what I like about it. Good music to get the creative juices flowing.
Fountain Studios is curated and directed by husband and wife team Troy Hagenbart and Susan Gargulio. Since it opened in 2008, Fountain has exhibited a large number of emerging artists, oftentimes as two person shows that spin contrasting bodies of work into unexpected dialogue, drawing parallels between installation, experimental music, photography, painting, and sculpture. Slowly […]
Where would you buy X-Ray Vision powder if you were a superhero? Or a secret identity kit? Or supplemental gravity for outer galaxy travel? Or just a new cape? This little store in Brooklyn provides all that and gives the money they make to the nonprofit organisation 826NYC to support students ages 6-18 with their […]
Buckets of blood and sweat and a hearty dose of artful passion turned writer Joel Bukiewicz, owner of Cut Brooklyn, into a maker of handcrafted kitchen knives. This short by MADE BY HAND is an eloquent example of the many possibilities one can uncover when stumbling on a dream and taking a hiatus.