Studio Visits: STASH | “Cap Indicates Color” at ATMOS’ Sports Lab

February 09 2014 . 10:11pm

Arrested Motion recently had the pleasure of visiting a legend in the New York Graffiti scene – STASH. Long known for his bold outlines and clean shapes, the bomber is in Tokyo for a fresh exhibition. Entitled Cap Indicates Color, the new series of works explores some of the iconic spray cap motif & splatter that he made popular in with his visual language. This show opens at ATMOS’ Sports Lab Feb 9th at 7:30pm with the artist in attendance.

It was a trip down memory lane for us as we caught some of his most iconic collaborations with the fashion and vinyl industry’s biggest names. Not to mention, he has one of the most extensive collections of spray paint spanning over four decades. The show sets up an upcoming Los Angeles exhibition later this year with Known Gallery. Until then check out an inside look into Stash’s laboratory.

For more information visit: arrestedmotion.com

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PUSH | OUT OF LINE opens February 8, 2014 at Known Gallery

February 07 2014 . 07:53am

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PUSH | OUT OF LINE
Opening reception February 8, 2014 | 8-11pm
On view: February 8 – 22, 2014

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

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Designboom interviews Alex Brewer, better known as HENSE

January 11 2014 . 12:56am

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DB: please could you tell us briefly about your background?
AB: I’m a contemporary visual artist with a focus primarily on public art, painting, sculpture and site-specific installation work. I’ve been creating paintings and drawings ever since I was very young. my parents had a background in interior design and architecture and they also studied art in college which I think contributed to my wanting to be creative early on. they pushed public television and reading and I remember being inspired by the things I would see on PBS or read in a book. a also really liked the illustrations I saw in children’s books that we had around the house growing up. I didn’t really start thinking about having a career in art until high school. in 1992 I discovered graffiti and I basically through myself into the world of working outdoors and on multiple surfaces. I studied art at virginia commonwealth university briefly and dropped out to peruse my work in the street. in 2000 I got a job working at an art publishing company which had an in house art studio full of all the materials I would need to experiment with. I worked for the company for several years developing works for them and for myself, while simultaneously going out to paint the streets at night. I learned about scale and working outdoors through exterior street work and I learned about painting and developing my studio practice by working with the company. I always took on my own projects or exhibitions on the side and got to a point of being busy enough to shift my focus entirely to having my own studio.

To read the full article please visit: www.designboom.com
For further acquaintance on the artist visit: hensethename.com

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Previews: Bom.K – “Confusions” at Known Gallery

January 07 2014 . 11:31pm

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French graffiti artist Bom.k will be having his first solo show stateside called Confusions at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. Having exhibited with the DMV crew in Spain, Denmark, Australia, UK and following the success of his last solo show in France, Bom.k is taking the US by storm. Mastering the spray can with an incredible dexterity and intricate details, he depicts a gritty universe with his monstrous yet captivating creatures. Confusions opens on the 11th of January.
Covered by: arrestedmotion.com

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Recap | Revok – Made in Detroit MOCA Book Release & Signing

January 07 2014 . 10:57pm

REVOK  signing copies of his book, Revok: Made in Detroit, documenting works from the past two years in Motor City after his departure from his native Los Angeles. The book’s inspired by exploration of the Detroit and his pieces are representational of Detroit’s landscape, assembling rhythmic pieces from salvaged finds. Limited to 200 copies, each cover unique, sprayed by the artist in store.

Photos by: www.brozaphoto.com

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