- By lr on September 30, 2014
Draw A Line curated a rather uncommon art project inside prison walls last year. Roids (London), Horfèe & Ken Sortais (Paris), SatOne (Munich), Score & Fence (Berlin) were invited to paint the inner walls of JVA Rockenberg together with the inmates. The film features footage of participating artists, inmates and the prison director. We invite you to find out more about the project and the challenges we all had to face.
The main idea behind this project was that the young inmates should get a chance to understand that people who live outside the prison walls have goals, that the inmates could actually experience how they work and learn directly from the artists about their view on life. During the week meaningful and inspiring conversations between the artists and the inmates took place. Read more here: www.drawaline.de
- By admin on September 30, 2014
Mark Gibson hates graffiti writers. Guess what, I think they hate him as well. Here is a five minutes with the Australian transit police featuring some live clips of painted trains, a look behind the scenes and a bunch of propaganda.
- By lr on September 29, 2014
When did you start writing? I started piecing in 2007.
What’s graffiti for you? Fun most of all but also a way to be creative, get your name out there, and relieve stress.
Influences? I get a lot of influence from 90’s track jackets
But artist wise, if I had to name a few; Rime, Sen2, Doves, Musa, and Lady Diva.
What keeps you still writing? The constant desire to want to improve and take my pieces to the next level.
How would you describe your style? Bold and beautiful. Wild fill, fades for days, fat outlines… NY fats are all I need.
What do you do when you’re not painting? Nerdy graphic design stuff.
Is it important that people see your stuff and you get recognition? I’m just gonna work hard, and stay humble.
Which writers are worth mentioning in your city, who’s up or have the best styles? KYT, BTM, and DVS have a lot of history here, and have been doing it for years. DFS has been destroying shit lately… and as far as style goes, being innovative and pushing the limits, I would have to say Video MFK, Isrek AUB, and Aerub.
Future plans? Go bigger.
- By lr on September 29, 2014
The Austrian urban art and graffiti illustrator Nychos was born in 1982 in Styria, Austria where he grew up in a hunting family. Getting confronted by the anatomy of dead animals at an early age and being an 80’s kid with an interest for cartoons and heavy metal ended up being some of the ingredients which inspired him when he started graffiti and painting at the age of 18. Over the years he developed a distinctive style which stands out – his dissections and cross sections of human and animal bodies are easily recognized. The focus and reinterpretation of dissected motives in a combination of colorful outlines can be seen as his branding.
He is well known for his huge and technically outstanding art pieces in the urban environment as well as several gallery exhibitions. In 2013 he had solo shows in Detroit (Inner State Gallery), New York (Mighty Tanaka) and Turin (Galo Art Gallery), besides traveling the world, painting in over 15 different cities and participating in Art Basel Miami Beach, Pow Wow Hawaii and many other events. In 2014 he had two solo shows in San Francisco (Fifty24SF) and Singapore (Mighty Jaxx) amongst a set of festivals, events, conferences and fairs. He’s currently seen as one of the most sought-after artists of the street art scene. Nychos will be part of the Knotenpunkt 14 Urbanart Festival in Hamburg