KEMS Vision Quest

March 21 2017 . 01:29am

Vision Quest is the first instalment of an ongoing collaborative video series by American graffiti writer KEMS (@allchrome) and Los Angeles based photographer Kingston (@kingstonphoto). The series documents the search and activation of wasted spaces.

In the search for abandoned spots to explore and paint, KEMS discovered abandoned lines of trains out in the desert. Loading up with a stack of Lak Chrome spray paint and a large a-frame ladder, he trekked through the arid landscape to find a discontinued double-decker passenger train – potentially from the 60s or 70s. While the dates are uncertain, in tracing the history of the cars, they were used to convey people from Mexico to San Diego – at one point, this model was used in Chicago.

These adventures brought back the sense of discovery that graffiti originally gave him. In reflection, KEMS says that it seems people were at these locations one day and gone the next. Leaving him to question – “why did people abandon this place?”

Photos from these lurks will be featured in an upcoming zine and accompanied by a special edition Reload by Ironlak spray can. More details to be announced.

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EWOK MSK – Ironlak Studio

January 14 2017 . 07:38pm

American artist EWOK (MSK, HM, Ironlak Family) creates a vibrant illustration at the Ironlak Studio in Brisbane, Australia. Ironlak Pump Action Paint Markers were used to create all the outlines and finer details – with Sugar Artists’ Acrylic spray paint putting down the background fades and base layers through a series of hand cut paper stencils. An interesting insight into EWOK’s process in the studio and techniques he uses to create unique yet iterative works on paper.

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An Ironlak Studio creation © 2016

Shot/ cut: Gabby Dadgostar
Music: Jayteehazard – ‘Cold Blue’
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The Future is not what is used to be

October 18 2016 . 04:17am

The Future is not what is used to be

“An uncompromising satire of mass distraction, narcissism and the hidden machine lurking in plain sight.”

Seminal streetwear brand Anarchic Adjustment celebrates its 30 year anniversary revival with a defiant art show at the Seventh Letter Gallery 346 N Fairfax ave Los Angeles CA 90036

Thursday Oct 20th. Opening 7:00pm

web: anarchic-art.com

insta:@anarchic_art

twitter:@anarchic__art

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Kaid Ashton: L.A. Skies

May 01 2016 . 02:21am

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RIPNDIP POP UP SHOP and GALLERY

March 05 2016 . 08:51am

 

RIPNDIP POP UP SHOP and GALLERY
Opening reception: March 4, 2016
Open:  March 4 – 21, 2016

Extraterrestrial feline friendly label RIPNDIP surprised the streetwear capital of the world that is Farfaix Avenue by opening up a surprise one-of-a-kind art gallery and retail pop-up to launch their renaissance themed spring 2016 line. The whimsical collection includes nods to famous works by artists Dali, Rodin and Michelangelo, replacing the original works with venerable characters Lord Nermal and We Out Here Alien. RIPNDIP converted Known Gallery’s bright and lofty space into a installation art exhibit, where the brand icons come to life in statues, animatronics, furniture, and traditional paintings. LA industry types celebrated the opening with two nights of open bar festivities where the furry and green creatures themselves made an appearance as well as social media savage Lil Mayo. The pop-up is located at 441 N. Fairfax Avenue and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until March 21st.

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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