When husband and wife art/design duo Jason and Sharon Gale (Quite British Accent) began working together, someone told them that sport had no place in art. Rather than take heed, the couple produce all their work using the visual vocabulary of sporting culture. Their latest collection, exhibited recently at Core at Nolias Gallery, includes a series of textile slogans appliquéd onto vintage football shirts. The work satirises the sport-in-art argument and likens popular culture heroes to sporting heroes.
Moscow street artist Pasha, who is said to be known in Russia as the “Russian Banksy”, has recently passed away at the tender age of 29. He was buried by his immediate family last Friday. Follow the link for a lengthy tribute on BuzzFeed.
Sergio Albiac creates visual imagery to articulate his thoughts about the beauty, contradictions and emotion of the act of living. Albiac’s work revolves around the interior worlds we create in our minds and the tensions that arise when confronted to our realities. The illusion of control in a world much governed by randomness and the elusive nature of emotions are also recurring ideas in his work. This series entitled “You Are Not In The News” utilizes newspapers to collage everyday peoples portraits within the materials to create a very ironic statement.
For this week’s edition of Writing Wednesday we’ve got a newcomer and dear old friend, Warren Haas, who sent us over a treat to read. Normally a photographer for us here at BBB, Mr. Haas comes through with a short story entitled “I Woke Up In Burnaby”. He obviously gets the photo credit as well.
I woke up in Burnaby
I saw a ceiling. I forgot where I was. I looked around and remembered I was at the university. But I forgot why. I looked at my watch, it was 8:30. For some reason I hopped right up and made a B-line for the bus stop. Without really noticing. I was still drunk.
I caught the bus as soon as I got there, and I almost fell over as I walked on. I laughed to the bus driver. I rode the bus to the loop and then headed to McDonald’s. Then I went back to the bus stop to wait for my bus. The bus was there and the driver was sitting inside. But it was 10 minutes before the bus was scheduled to leave so the driver decided she wasn’t going to let us on.
This irked me and an old man who was also waiting for the bus. We started talking about the weather. To be honest I couldn’t understand half of what he said because I was still drunk and I think he was too.
We started talking about how nice it was that they let us wait outside when it’s raining. And then we traded sarcasm about the seriousness of letting passengers on the bus too early. The old man started to get very impatient. He was staring intently at the driver, who was busy consuming her own McDonald’s.
Finally she opened the doors, but the old man held me back from getting on and said to the driver, “Wow. Wait. Are you sure we can get on? Is it really ok?”
He then boarded the bus behind me and we took separate seats. But then he turned to me one last time and said,
New York- JANUARY 25, 2013. Just announced! In addition to the live musical talent of Nima Yamini, Kid Mess, ILLE and Imanos on Saturday January 26, 2013, will be an Art Exhibit featuring Hanksy and Matthew Rowean from 10:00PM-12:00AM. Presented by AvenueA Soundcheck and taking place at the Aksel Loft in Tribeca New York, the evening will kick off with an Art Exhibit followed by the sounds of Trap in Tribeca.
NEKST MSK was an incredible artist, prolific bomber and obviously great friend and because of that so many people from around the world have created tribute pieces for the passing of their friend. via 12ozProphet
We here can’t explain how big of an influence NEKST has been on us throughout our graffiti careers. He went so damn hard and was an unbelievable talent. A true king. Respects to his family and friends.