Bom.k will be releasing his first edition of Aérotik sculptures | Malpa Collection

February 19 2015 . 02:44am

Introducing Bomk’s first edition of Aérotik sculptures, a series of collectable figures that come in Pink or Black version. All pieces were entirely handmade by Bomk himself, each new statue bearing unique marks of mastic polishing, drill sculpting and spray or brush painting. From conception, to creation and packaging this is a fully studio-made creation.

The sculptures will be available for purchase on February 26th at 6pm CET (12pm EST)

For further details please visit bom-k.fr

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HYPEBEAST speaks with Joe Hahn and artists Bom.K, Ron English and Saber

September 26 2014 . 08:20pm

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Best known as DJ and programmer of two-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park and having directed many of the band’s most successful music videos, Joe Hahn is now venturing into feature films with his full directorial debut MALL. A film about a meth addict intending to carry out a mall shooting and the intertwining of the lives of several characters in the events that follow, Hahn intends for MALL to “show how ugly people can be as they hide their inner beasts after cracking their facades.” To promote the release of MALL, Joe Hahn, who apart from his involvement with Linkin Park has also established an impressive repertoire as an artist and painter, will curate an art show to be held at KNOWN GALLERY in Los Angeles, bringing together a collection of artists to interpret the themes of the film through their artwork. Before the launch of the show on September 25, HYPEBEAST spoke with Joe Hahn and artists Bom.K, Ron English and Saber in a roundtable-style discussion to talk about the current state of the art world, the role that MALL played in their pieces, and the messages that they intend to convey through art. If you’re in the area, head down to KNOWN GALLERY to check out the show starting September 25 with the public opening at 7pm.

KNOWN GALLERY
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States

What’s your take on the art world these days, what inspires you currently?

Joe Hahn
The art world has changed dramatically during my lifetime. When I was a kid getting into art, I loved comics, fantasy and graffiti. I was constantly told that the Art World doesn’t consider any of that stuff to be ‘real art.’ In hindsight, the people who said that were closed-minded sheep that shouldn’t be allowed to be anywhere near kids. They are eating those words now. Nowadays, marketing your work is accessible as long as you have a computer and Internet. This has allowed people to share and participate in the arts in any way they desire. I love to follow artists and their progression through their life and career. It takes a lot of courage to be a career artist. It requires you to follow your heart and not to hesitate on your instincts.

Bom.K
I do not really have a clear vision about the art world, but only about the graffiti or street art in galleries. I’ve seen it explode and make a solid step into the galleries and museums in these last 10 years; to finally achieve the recognition it deserves (or close to it). My personal take on this is that there are not enough galleries taking the risk to feature young emerging talents that really deserve the exposure instead of showing the same artists over and over.

Ron English
This is the first time in history that the whole world has been so connected and the new art being created reflects that completely. A lot of prejudices and myopic viewpoints are crumbling fast, and artists are getting to play to an ever-expanding audience.

Saber
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer… who poisoned my tea? My current inspiration is to suppress the pounding knot in my stomach and keep my kids laughing.

Read more of the discussion here: hypebeast.com

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BC Gallery presents The Wall by Da Mental Vaporz

April 30 2014 . 09:15pm

BC Gallery presents The Wall by Da Mental Vaporz

From April 26th to May 31st the well known French street-art collective “Da Mental Vaporz” will hold an exhibition in Berlin under the title “The Wall” which is to be seen at the two gallery spaces of BC Gallery. Matching the title of the show the crew will also design a large scale mural painting next to the S-Bahn station Warschauerstraße, which is going to complete the show by overlooking the whole area. Through this mural design the spectator will have to opportunity to discover the core of the matter of what distinguishes the individual members of the crew as an organic unity. As all of them have already created their very own sophisticated styles which work perfectly well independently, what connects the artists does not lie directly in the content or style they create but more in the fact that they find ways to bring all those diverse parts together, in a balanced tension and create something completely new. Their preferred medium for that fusion is mural painting which makes clear that the title of their upcoming exhibition“The Wall” is not just a hint at the vast mural design which will be part of the show, but also displays the deeper meaning of what really holds the artists together.

Duration of the exhibition:
April 26th to May 31st

Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday
1 pm – 6 pm

About the Collective
The France based artist collective, DMV “Da Mental Vaporz” consists of ten members: Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Iso, Dran, Kan, Lek, Gris1, Jaw and Sowat. The works of these artists can speak for themselves independently, differentiating from each other mostly in medium as in style and technique that which as soon as they are shown in a common context, creates an extraordinarily interesting and thrilling relationship. As can be deduced from the name “Da Mental Vaporz”, which, translated, means “The Vapors of the Psyche” it is for the artists a matter of concern to make the observer aware of the abyss of the personal psyche. This is translated by each individual member of the collective in their own way and leads to a multifaceted wealth of style, which, collectively, puts its mark on the important tides of the art of the 20th century. During a visit to a DMV show or by observing the walls created by them in an urban setting, everything is offered to the beholder, from old school Graffiti to Pop Art and all the way to Surrealism, abstract Expressionism, Cubism and pore Abstraction. As different as these styles seem, the artists are, nevertheless, able, in their commonly created works, to bring together a harmonious symbiosis, which, although marked by tension, remains balanced. Their preferred media are spray cans, acrylic, mixed media. The artists also attempt to bring to life installations that are created in the urban environment (where they create most of their art) into a gallery framework.

About the show
The title of the show “The Wall” explains in one word the most passionate part of most urban contemporary artist today. The public wall space has been a platform to all different kinds of art forms for decades now. From Harring and Basquiat to Banksy and Kaws, thanks to diversity and quality the “Graffiti” or “Mural” art form has well established itself in the contemporary art scene. For the DMV big murals are a way to express their collective creativity and have enough room for each artist to bring in his personal style without getting cramped or overloaded.

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DA MENTAL VAPORZ | The Wall at BC GALLERY in Berlin, Germany

April 24 2014 . 08:05pm

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DA MENTAL VAPORZ | The Wall

BC Gallery | Libauerstr 14, 10245 Berlin
Opening Saturday April 26th at 6 pm
Exhibition runs from April 26th until May 31st

Suben Art Management is proud to announce its latest collaboration with BC Gallery:

From April 26th to May 31st the well known French street-art collective “Da Mental Vaporz” will hold an exhibition in Berlin under the title “The Wall” which is to be seen at the two gallery spaces of BC Gallery.

Matching the title of the show the crew will also design a large scale mural painting next to the S-Bahn station Warschauerstraße, which is going to complete the show by overlooking the whole area. Through this mural design the spectator will have to opportunity to discover the core of the matter of what distinguishes the individual members of the crew as an organic unity.

As all of them have already created their very own sophisticated styles which work perfectly well independently, what connects the artists does not lie directly in the content or style they create but more in the fact that they find ways to bring all those diverse parts together, in a balanced tension and create something completely new. Their preferred medium for that fusion is mural painting which makes clear that the title of their upcoming exhibition“The Wall” is not just a hint at the vast mural design which will be part of the show, but also displays the deeper meaning of what really holds the artists together.

About the Collective

The France based artist collective, DMV “Da Mental Vaporz” consists of ten members: Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Iso, Dran, Kan, Lek, Gris1, Jaw and Sowat. The works of these artists can speak for themselves independently, differentiating from each other mostly in medium as in style and technique that which as soon as they are shown in a common context, creates an extraordinarily interesting and thrilling relationship. As can be deduced from the name “Da Mental Vaporz”, which, translated, means “The Vapors of the Psyche” it is for the artists a matter of concern to make the observer aware of the abyss of the personal psyche. This is translated by each individual member of the collective in their own way and leads to a multifaceted wealth of style, which, collectively, puts its mark on the important tides of the art of the 20th century. During a visit to a DMV show or by observing the walls created by them in an urban setting, everything is offered to the beholder, from old school Graffiti to Pop Art and all the way to Surrealism, abstract Expressionism, Cubism and pore Abstraction. As different as these styles seem, the artists are, nevertheless, able, in their commonly created works, to bring together a harmonious symbiosis, which, although marked by tension, remains balanced. Their preferred media are spray cans, acrylic, mixed media. The artists also attempt to bring to life installations that are created in the urban environment (where they create most of their art) into a gallery framework.

About the Show

The title of the show “The Wall” explains in one word the most passionate part of most urban contemporary artist today. The public wall space has been a platform to all different kinds of art forms for decades now. From Harring and Basquiat to Banksy and Kaws, thanks to diversity and quality the “Graffiti” or “Mural” art form has well established itself in the contemporary art scene. For the DMV big murals are a way to express their collective creativity and have enough room for each artist to bring in his personal style without getting cramped or overloaded.

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BOM.K | Confusions

January 24 2014 . 08:36pm

Photos by: _emjay_ / emjay323.tumblr.com

BOM.K CONFUSIONS
On view: January 11 – 25, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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