The mystery of NemO’s (@whoisnemos)

NemO’s is a super talented and mysterious Italian artist. He has a unique style and a special social sensibility that makes him one of my favorites muralists.

His work is divided into essential and graphic images, with a social message and made up characters that carry out poetic and surreal actions like characters in who knows which fairy tale. He uses different techniques on his murals, from traditional acrylic and spray to recycled paper stick on the wall replacing the color by the paper’s texture.

“I started to realize that drawings are very powerful because they are universal and this way you can defeat the language barrier.” – NemO’s

NemO’s masterpieces  are around the world! Below you can find a selection of my preferred murals.

“BEFORE and AFTER” is his latest work. It’s a new project on the interaction of people and time on a drawing

“NemO’s piece of art “Before and After” shifts the consideration and the use of Street Art, focusing on the interaction of the audience and the friction of time. NemO’S, on one hand, works site specific like other artists, and on the other hand experiments and carries out an innovative technique. After the first layer of paint, NemO’S covers the surface with a layer of glue and then places pieces of newspaper, covering the image that is underneath. On top of the layers of newspaper he adds a second illustration (clothes, skin, casings and different details ecc.). This way the artist dresses the first image with volatile clothing that is destined to detach in time and endure the people passing by! The artistic and technical innovation lays in the cohesion of the pieces of newspaper (that the artist recycles from daily newspapers), until these come unstuck and reveal new meanings connected to the drawing, leaving the audience floored and actually including the audience in the creation of the new image. With the consideration and the realization of NemO’S process Street Art shifts from being a mere visual reality to one with aspects regarding participation and tactile effects. This way as time goes by and a random audience passes by, in some way interacting, the piece of art is completed, one that had only just began with the hands of the artist. NemO’S fresh new idea lays in the use of this technique that, like a drawer of secrets, needs intuition, collaboration, consideration and that satisfies the sixth sense: curiosity”

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For more information about this artist, visit his webpage and find out whoisnemos?

This Goddess of Art really got Talent – Kseniya Simonova

Yesterday night my boyfriend showed me an incredible video about a sand animation. I decided to do some research on the artist and discovered #Kseniya #Simonova (@kseniyasimonova) This lady is the 2009 winner of the TV contest Ukraine’s Got Talent. She is a performance artist in sand animation and a philanthropist. I think her work is incredible and very original!

Sand performance was suggested by her husband. Initially, Simonova was unsure, but she decided to try it in the absence of other viable options to improve their financial situation. When tests with beach and river sands proved both unsuitable, Simonova’s husband began researching better options on the internet. He sold his printing equipment to buy 3 kilograms of expensive volcanic sand.
Simonova began experimenting with the medium at night, after serving as a full-time mother throughout the day. She found it challenging, but persisted in spite of early impulses to give up. Physically grueling, the art form required her standing for long periods of time and also required her to retrain her vision to adapt to the unique medium.

The sand story Kseniya presented live on TV was an eight minute story of a young couple separated by the war. She was hoping to get some exposure as an artist, but it became much more. The audience was moved to tears. As soon as she finished her performance, applause erupted and she received a standing ovation. Check her performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=518XP8prwZo

This Goddess of Art has more than 200 sand animations but in this opportunity I would like to introduce to you one of my favorites “Beautiful Morocco”

POSE and REVOK – Uphill Both Ways (@JLeVineGallery)

Jonathan Levine gallery presented an exhibition titled Uphill Both Ways in NY

It is a two-person exhibition curated by Roger Gastman, featuring new works by Chicago-based artist Pose and Detroit-based artist Revok. In conjunction with their first show in New York, the artists also collaborated on a large-scale mural on the famed Goldman Properties wall located on Houston and Bowery streets, in lower Manhattan.

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Although style, medium and techniques vary between the two artists, their work is strongly connected from a conceptual standpoint.
Pose’s works reference disparate sources—pop and comic art, skateboard and advertising graphics, collage, sign painting and graffiti. Painting portraits of the human condition, he re-appropriates the visual language of the street and overwhelming experience of consumer culture to convey a broad spectrum of emotions—pain, triumph, joy, fear, love and loss. His fragmented imagery is intended to disarm pretense, making the work universally accessible and open to interpretation. Revok creates abstract geometric panels with vibrant colors and striking patterns using found materials sourced from abandoned homes, schools, businesses and churches—sampling bits and pieces of people’s lives, hopes, dreams and aspirations—reinterpreted through rich layers of history, decay and age-worn patina.

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This new video by Sam Lipman-Stern catches up with the two artists as they explain the similarities in their creative process and their inspiration for this exhibition.

The Official Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2013 Video Is Finally Here

POW! WOW! HAWAII 2013 from POW! WOW! Hawaii on Vimeo.

POW! WOW! Hawaii is considered by some to be the island’s largest and most expansive gathering of cultural minds. The event which has taken over the once sleepy area of Kaka’ako in Honolulu has welcomed approximately 100 artists to the area in a widespread beautification and education on the world of street art and the process of creativity. Originally founded several years back in Hong Kong, POW! WOW! was brought to Hawaii in hopes of offering a more hands-on approach to exploring art and engaging the community. This year’s artists include Faith47, DAL, Dabs Myla, Askew, Mark Bode, 123KLAN, Rone, Meggs, Yoskay Yamamoto, SLICK, Woes Martin, Roid, Shark Toof, Jeff Soto, Hannah Stouffer, Apex, Poesia and many more. Aside from a local and global roster of artists each plying their trade diligently around the area, several educational initiatives and events have also been put in place including live panel discussions, free art and music schools for the youth, musical events as well as the culmination of the eight day event through a massive block party.

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An Instagram short film

Instagram is an incredible resource for all kinds of images. Thomas Jullien wanted to create structure out of this chaos. The result is a crowd source short-film that shows the endless possibilities of social media.
The video consists of 852 different pictures, from 852 different instagram users.

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