Radio Juxtapoz interviews Felipe Pantone about his graffiti background and what he is up to now days.
Why talk to a gallery owner? Quite simply because there are now a lot of graffiti writers who are already exhibiting with their work or are planning to do so at some point. But what do you show in an exhibition? Is graffiti from the street and train yards simply transferable to the white cube? We talked about this and much more with Christoph Tornow in his Golden Hands gallery in Hamburg Mitte.
Christoph has had art in public space for many years – he always uses a wide variety that the genre offers. The genre is often not really defined, or can be. This art form is sometimes just too young for that. Exhibitions with artists such as Finsta, Mode2, Mason, Felipe Pantone, Moses & Taps or Rage include not only illustrative and conceptual works, but also classic paintings, sculptures and installations.
Podcast Number 16 from I Love Graffiti is about exactly this variety, background and motives of curation in a gallery and what chances you can actually have in the art market if you retire from the street to a studio as a graffiti writer. Of course Christoph is one of many gallery owners in Germany and Europe, but he makes it relatively clear exactly what it is all about if you take this step. An exciting glimpse behind the scenes of a gallery that has been dealing with graffiti art for many years.
Fresh interview with graffiti writer and artist Felipe Pantone by The Grifters!
In November 2015 three creatives traveled to Paramaribo, the bustling capital of a lesser known nation on the northeastern coast of South America. They arrived with a simple goal, to combine forces in a series of experiments, mixing film, light and muralism.
Felipe Pantone is a visual artist based in Valencia, Spain. His work explores themes of futurism, technology, glitches, and the advancement of the species. Strong contrasts, vivid colors, effects, and the use of mixed medium and varied technique combine to impact strongly on the viewer. Obsessed with speed and forward motion, Felipe has taken his large scale mural work worldwide, having painted walls in 5 continents.
Rebecca Smith is a multidisciplinary creative based in the UK. Her project Stylus explores progressive forms of combining projection mapping with hand crafted image. In a live performance, both elements evolve and interact, to create a canvas of movement, light and paint.
Selina Miles is a filmmaker from Australia. She specialises in the exploration graffiti culture.