One of our favourite street artists Bordalo II recently spent a few days working on a brand new piece entitled “Grabb It” which features an oversized rabbit built using trash and found materials and layered with tons of spray paint.
On Saturday the 21st of February, Sofles – Graffiti Mapped premiered at Melbourne’s largest cultural festival, White Night Melbourne. Attended by over 500,000 people and running from 7pm – 7am, the festival takes over Melbourne’s CBD for a one night only artistic extravaganza. Much more info, images and video after the jump!
Many months in the making, Sofles – Graffiti Mapped is an innovative step forward for the world of graffiti and technology. Sofles – Graffiti Mapped explores the intrinsic connection between graffiti, street art and technology through a combination of 3D video mapping, traditional street art and graffiti techniques and motion design.
Over 5 stories high, Sofles’ inner city mural is his biggest work to date. Add to that Grant Osborne’s incredibly detailed motion design and a musical score by New Zealand music producer Opiuo, and you have a truly innovative work of art. Visible for one night only, but destined to leave an impression on the city’s skyline Sofles- Graffiti Mapped was one of the most exciting events of the entire White Night Melbourne festival.
Video Shot/Cut: Selina Miles.
Motion Design by Grant Osborne
Creative Director – Shaun Hossack
For the upcoming group show “PROTEST” at M16 Art Space in Canberra, Australian street artist and latest BBB image featuree Fintan Magee created a video work in a Sydney warehouse. For the piece, Magee set up a sculpture created out of wire and newspapers and place it in front of one of his murals and burned it. The significance of the piece is that Magee wanted to speak out against conservative bias in Australia’s news media (the Daily Telegraph), which he says spreads racism, homophobia, and Islamophobia.
Herbert Baglione found an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy in July of 2013. After doing so, Baglione took to the interior of the forgotten building and painted eerie figures on every surface from the walls to the moldering. This disturbingly beautiful ongoing project is named 1000 Shadows. A name more fitting? We think not.