Monthly Archives: September 2011
Sup chicklettes, so today I happened upon one of my favorite artists new blog posts and I have to say I am truly astounded.
Artist OverUnder got some of his friends together and produced a line peace for living walls in Albany. Here is what he had to say about the piece
Two days after returning from Living Walls Atlanta we were off to Albany for Living Walls the remix. We arrived early this time and were fortunate enough to set up shop in the Marketplace Gallery. Under the great hosting of the Contompasis brothers we had the time and resources to take on more than just a mural or a painting; We took on the city. And from our many street conversations the residents were inquisitive first and appreciative last. Although there was one reoccurring complaint. And that was, ‘why can’t you do another one on my building?’
photo gallery after the break! Apparently it took a few weeks to complete. But first a couple examples of his work
If you look back at this history of Ives Street Art you might see a disturbing pattern, no Sunday updates! In an attempt to break that trend I thought I would hit you guys with some stuff. (I honestly have no idea if there have been Sunday updates, I made that up because I was too lazy to come up with a theme that would fit all this knowledge I am about to drop on you).
Some new Space Invader! This guy sure is active. This is in Brasil.
More after the break, along with some
So I cannot be sure of the exact subject of this piece, but I can make a pretty good guess. If you want to talk about politically charged street art, exhibit A. I would say this most likely has to do with the child limit laws in China that only allow family’s to have only 1 child. Because of this, girls that are born to struggling family’s are often considered a burden and worthless because they will not be able to provide to the family like a young boy can (child labor, ect). According to wikipedia “A spokesperson of the Committee on the One-Child Policy has said that approximately 35.9% of China’s population is currently subject to the one-child restriction.” So of the 1,339,724,852 people living in china, that’s %19 of the world mind you, about %35 of them are allowed just one child.
To me this poster is about that %35 percent taking responsibility for the children they bring into this world. Can you blame them for being putt in a society where men are valued more, and parents become dependent on their children to live? I cannot. But where I take issue are the stories you hear of dumpster babies, or infant murders because of this. To me, this peace hits home on one of the principals of street art and art in general. Traditional art used to be the most powerful medium of artistic expression and societal criticism. Well street art has now taken that torch, and pieces like this remind me why.
This video needs no words. But ill give you some anyway.
Arrested Motion filmmaker Carlos Gonzalez follows Portuguese-born artist Vhils as he completes his latest work on the streets of Venice, California. This particular piece was done in conjunction with the “European Bailout Show” at the Post No Bills showspace and located just on the side of the gallery. Watch as the process unfolds…
Pretty much what the title says.
More after the Break Continue reading
Nike has launched campaign supporting Michael J Fox and his Parkinson’s foundation (first Curb now Nike? Big year for J Fox). And so here are 4 pretty awesome videos about the project, 3 of them after the break. Do I like the shoe? sort of. The lights? more of a novelty. But I would consider getting some for the cause.
check it. the best vid is last