Vor einigen Monaten, im Februar dieses Jahres, hatte ich hier schon einmal die wunderbaren Arbeiten des in Saarbrücken lebenden Simón Prades vorgestellt. Nun hat er neue Illustrationen auf seiner Behance-Galerie veröffentlicht, die mir alle sehr gut gefallen. Der Künstler liebt es mit analogen Medien zu arbeiten, vor allem mit Tinte, Bleistift und Aquarell, ohne dabei den Computer als Werkzeug zu vergessen um seine Arbeiten zu vervollständigen. In den vergangenen Jahren hat er für zahlreiche prominente Zeitungen, Magazine und Firmen gearbeitet.
“Ghost is sort of a remix album. The process was to create a song and then remix it, and then remix the remix, and then remix that remix.. etc. Each song is the final stage of numerous sequential remixes that don’t appear on the album. I used a lot of reverbs, delays, and tape saturation to obscure sounds as they travelled forwards through the numerous iterations. This process is meant to imitate the way memories erode over time and the name alludes to the traces of past versions that can be heard in the final version.” – Woulg.
Argentinian street artist Hyuro visited Copenhagen in May 2013 to do a piece on a 271 metre long wall. The piece is called “In/between” and exploits the entire length of the long wall.
Hyuro was selected in a competition held by the creative community ArtRebels in cooperation with the Municipality of Copenhagen. Proposals were submitted from all over the world from South America, US, Europe, Russia and Asia. But in the end the jury decided on Hyuro and her proposal ”In / between” as the winner.
“The first album by Ben Lukas Boysen (also known for being the musician behind Hecq), “Gravity” is a deeply personal work in which this highly-praised producer sheds the artifacts of electronic music to compose a solemn and touching album of beauty and depths. Melancholic piano lines, warm analogue sound, tender drums: “Gravity” is only as sad as you want it to be, for it is first a solitary and introvert journey through heights and emotions. Much more than a new beginning: a revealing.”
On the next installment of The Art of Punk, we tear into the art of Crass. From the assaulting black and white photo-realistic paintings of protest, anarchy, and social satire, to their legendary adopted brand and two headed snake and cross symbol. We head up to the Anarchist Book Fair in San Francisco to meet up with Gee Vaucher, and founding Crass member, writer, and activist, Penny Rimbaud. We discuss the art and the lifestyle stemming from the infamous Dial House, where they have lived, worked, and crated their own brand of anarchistic beauty, for more than 3 decades. We have a sit down with artist Scott Campbell, at his own New York tattoo shop, and talk about how the art of Crass, and one single t-shirt created a fork in his own road of life. Owen Thornton talks some shit. Finally we hang out with British graphic designer Dave King – the creator of the infamous snake and cross symbol, and discuss post war England, hippies, punk, graphic design, and more, that led him to the creation of the symbol made legend by Crass.
Created, directed, and Executive Produced by writer/author of ‘Fucked Up + Photocopied’, Bryan Ray Turcotte (Kill Your Idols), and Bo Bushnell (The Western Empire), The Art Of Punk traces the roots of the punk movement and the artists behind the iconic logos of punk bands such as: Black Flag (Raymond Pettibon), The Dead Kennedys (Winston Smith), and Crass (Dave King).