We are back with the 16th instalment of our digital publication for your viewing pleasure featuring an all-star line up of features such as interviews from Bicicleta Sem Freio, Neist, Caleb Neelon, Chris Dyer, Christian Guemy, Matt W. Moore, Soten, Anthony Lister, Trav (MSK) and Ron English and an amazing recap of Art Basel Miami 2014 via Beast from Visual Orgasm. Click the image below or HERE to read.
French street artist Blek Le Rat is known as the father of stencil graffiti, a name he has earned through years of spray painting unforgettable figures on walls across the globe. In the early ’80s, Blek became one of the first street artists in Paris, known for his iconic rat stencil. His stencil technique has since been adopted by some of the biggest names in graffiti and street art today, including Brooklyn-based brothers Icy and Sot as well as Banksy. In fact, Banksy once said, “Every time I think I’ve painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek le Rat has done it as well, only 20 years earlier.”
In the video interview conducted by Complex Magazine, Blek names Banksy as one of the contemporary artists he admires along with Shepard Fairey and Swoon. He also talks about what drives him to paint the streets at night, the origin of his graffiti name, and the hardships artists working in his medium face. Follow Blek through the subways and street corners of New York in the video above.
We are back again for our 14th instalment of our magazine with a legendary line up of interviews from graffiti & fine-artist such as SABER [MSK/AWR], OGRE [MOAS], GRIS ONE, MR. WANY, Alex Senna, Greg Gossel, Jaybo Monk & a recap of NXNE Art Festival 2014. Click on the picture below or the link HERE to read the full issue.