August 28, 2013

Zore: Gettin' Down, Gettin' Up.

Check out this classic video by Brain Killer, of Mario Gonzalez Jr, (a.k.a. Zore) at work on a mural in his studio. Watching him create his signature hand styles with those broad strokes is just mesmerizing...

Artparasites has just published a fantastic interview with Zore that explores his history, his influences and his thoughts on how far graffiti has come in the past 20 years, and where it is headed. Read the interview and find out more about Zore here.

August 17, 2013

Rodrigo Level and Gabriel Kieling mural for SITE...

Rodrigo Level / Gabriel Kieling Chicago 2013

Rodrigo Level and Gabriel Kieling were invited to paint a mural for SITE, an outdoor mural project sponsored by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. SITE was organized by Tristan Hummel and curated by Chicago street artist Don't Fret. The project will feature an eclectic lineup with murals to be completed and unveiled over the coming days.

Level and Kieling's wall is located at 7256 S Exchange street. It is definitely worth the trek down to South Shore to see this in person. Big shout out to our pals at Holiday Exploits! We couldn't have done this project without you!

Rodrigo Level / Gabriel Kieling, Chicago 2013

August 14, 2013

Rad Life, Shitty Camera: Jason Pickleman

We sent out a couple cases of shitty disposable cameras to group of super-talented artists. We didn't give them any guidelines, and only one rule: no dick pics. We had no idea what to expect but we've gotten some gems out of the project. And the pics that aren't gems, well, they're special too... 

We gave a camera to Chicagoan Jason Pickleman. Pickleman is an artist and eye about town who enjoys experimental music and good kerning. In addition he is evidently a master of the disposable camera. We have not altered his photographs in ANY way. This is exactly as they were captured. 

We give you the rad life of Jason Pickleman, through a shitty disposable camera:

August 7, 2013

The Brazilian invasion begins...

The Brazilian invasion has begun with this killer mural collaboration by Brazilians Rodrigo Level and Gabriel Kieling! The mural is located in Chicago's Logan Square, and can be easily viewed from the CTA blue line, near the Milwaukee and Fullerton intersection. 

For the project, Level and Kieling sought to paint something that embodies the essence of their uniquely Brazilian street art. Utilizing a minimal palette and bold graphic sense, the two have created something that boldly stands out from the colorful characters and stylized lettering that fill the Logan Square neighborhood.

Detail shot of Rodrigo Level

Says Level of his work, "For each day a mask, for each day equilibrio (equilibrium). We all wear masks to mold ourselves to the world. I wear a mask, you wear a mask, we all do. This, is a mask." Kieling's says of his piece "We are all living our lives, with the constant weight of carrying the burden of death." 

Detail shot of Gabriel Kieling

Level and Kieling are in Chicago for the premier of their exhibition EQUILIBRIO at Maxwell Colette Gallery.  The show is co-curated by Holiday Exploits who will be releasing prints from the artists. Muito obrigado to Logan Square, Flash and the ABC Crew, and Zore for making this happen.

EQUILÍBRIO opens on Friday, August 09 with a reception from 6pm - 10pm. The exhibition will remain on view through September 14, 2013.