It is crazy to think I have been gone for almost a month. Being on vacation for 20+ days really allowed me to relax and emerge myself in a Balinese lifestyle. Everyday it was like a new layer of stress peeling away from my body and mind. I am slowly recovering from the most horrible case of jet-lag that I could have ever imagined and getting back into my Cali routine and it is crazy to think that just last week I was more than half the world away. I am not sure what "ahh-ha" moments I have came to but I know something is different, just trying to pin point what. I know it will come to me at the right time and amused that I took lots of photographs to remind myself of what inspired me. I thought I would start off with the first part of my trip in Canggu which is a small surf town just above Kuta. It was quite the little hipster town with plenty of waves and things to do. Lots of people told Kilian and I that it was like how Bali used to be before being built up. There is literally construction going on everywhere and in 5 years I can't even imagine what it will be like. Needless to say Bali is a hot spot for surf & yoga travel. The Island of the Gods, scared and a muse to many. Hope you enjoy the pics.
My dear friend Adam Mars in one clever dude. He is defiantly hands down one of my favorite and coolest friends out there. He recently had a show in Los Angles at Gusford Gallery and here are a couple of his paintings that were on display from his show Public Privates . Great conversation starters if you ask me.
This one is made from cupcake sprinkles.... SO COOL! This is Adam's latest
As an avid fan of street art and the LA graffiti scene, I was beyond excited when I heard about the collaboration between LA based artist RETNA and ... ugh.. Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton has been embracing collaborations with artists for quite some time now and this one is just as fabulous perhaps a grip more considering my infatuation with West Coast lifestyle. Check out his amazing scarves below, which are retailing for $875 and are currently sold out online. But that is nothing compared to what his original paintings are going for.
Born in Los Angeles in 1979, artist Retna creates work, blending the use of photography with painted graffiti. This style takes influences from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics as well as Arabic, Hebrew and Asian calligraphy. Combining elements from the past, present and future, Retna’s work is impressive, using text and image to expand the boundaries of painting and confound visual interpretation. His compositions are powerful, fusing various types of media, starting with a precise optic point and improvising quickly to form a final piece.
As part of a collaboration with Louis Vuitton, which also involves pattern design for an upcoming collection of textiles, Retna will paint the facade of the new store the week before the opening. Retna himself explains his artwork’s origins and visual universe, his artistic identity shaped by Californian contemporary street-art and how he found inspiration from Miami Design District’s neighbourhood’s look and feel for this piece. Through this artistic collaboration, Louis Vuitton draws attention to an original creative process and highlights its involvement within the world of Art.
Hope to see you there! xoxo
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Fafi is my favorite. I used to jock on Miss Van, because I was in Barcelona for so long and that is her zone... but then I discovered Fafi, and realized I like her little characters more. They are cuter. Their eyes are are a bit slanted with winged eye lashes, Miss Van's are darkened out. I also really like how her characters are a little ghetto and pornographic at times.
Check out the new sneaks for Adidas on Hypebeast
Continuing her collaborative efforts with the adidas Originals campaign, Parisian artist Fafi will be releasing her third collection this October. The lineup looks to feature five models, with a preview of the first seen here. Utilizing adidas Honey Mid’s, the sneakers take obvious inspiration from Fafi’s world travels and upcoming comic book, which should prove to be another worthy endeavor for the artist.
Here is a little pic of her new comic book! I want it! BAD
On Saturday night, the Lobero Theatre was where it was at! Beware Of The Humans is a clothing line by Joe Beraldo, another 805 hommie that was the main feature of the show, as well as the theme surrounding the event. Joe hand picked a group of talented SB locos to show case their work at the famous theater. See the pics below...
Evol from The Seventh Letter Crew down in Los Angeles came up. This painting/ drawing of the pit bull was probably my favorite. Mad skillz.
Beware Of The Humans clothing on lock deez.
The zombie Pin Up by Ben Kendall. Sicki to the gnar.
I would have to say that this one was the hit of the night, again more works out of talented Ben Kendall. His realism is off the charts. More pictures to come of the live painting...stay tuned.
UK graphic designer/illustrator Hush opened up his solo show, entitled Veiled Beauty, the other day at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition featured a healthy amount of new paintings inspired by graphic-novels, animation, graphic-design, graffiti art, urban art and contemporary painting. Of course the Manga influence is clearly present with his female characters juxtaposed along mixed media layering techniques including spray paint, paper and screen print. Having already sold out shows in Los Angeles and New York, Hush brings his artistic mastery to the city by the bay for a short period. Veiled Beauty will remain open to the public until the 26th of this month.
248 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
It is fun keeping an eye on Shepard. He has blown up so hard in the past 2 years, although he has been blowing up for a long time now... for those of you who are up on your art game know this. I was pretty damn star struck the first time I saw him at an art show in Laguna Beach, the Juxtapoz Factor, where he was DJing, one of his favorite past times.
Yet another amazing collaboration, Lance asked Shepard to do his ad campaign for Live Strong. As if Lance needs more celeb attention,I guess the guy is very deserving and is quite accomplished. Whateves. Hommie is cool.
"Cancer has affected my life like it has millions of others. Both my mom’s sisters died of breast cancer and my mom underwent a double preventative mastectomy because of her genetic predisposition to breast cancer. A good friend of mine, Justin Van Hoy is about to have a bone marrow transplant because of his Leukemia. When Lance Armstrong asked me to participate in his “Stages” art project, and create a mural for the side of the Montalban Theater in Hollywood, I was honored and glad to help the cause. Check out Lance’s foundation at www.livestrong.org.
LA///FIRST LOOK///SHEPARD FAIREY x LANCE ARMSTRONG FOR LIVESTRONG AT NIKE’S MONTALBAN THEATER
Source: Obey Giant