Previous BBB interviewees Bicicleta Sem Freio have been up to a lot of great things these days and focusing on more fine and design work is one of them. The Brazilian group has come out with a number of new rocking pieces that are fresh to death.
We have been on the road down under and our first stop was in Auckland, New Zealand where we got a chance to meet up with the infamous Askew One of the MSK and TMD crews. We had a nice evening checking out his studio and getting a chance to talk to the man himself about a lot of amazing topics. Check out a few images from our trip to his amazing studio in Auckland.
Mike Dargas was born 1983 in Cologne, Germany. Inspiried by Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giga Mike begins to focus on surrealism and realism. His works show the picture of people, painted realistically in oil on canvas. The precise technique gives, like a photography, a snapshot of the moment. The artist studies his motifs with such intensity, that each portrait pictures a profile of increasing intimate closeness. Mike finds his models in his everyday life and is not limited on certain types. He portrays young and old, beautiful and dark, fragile and strong people. They are lost in thoughts, show inner conflicts or transmit a unique and sometimes even holy calmness.
While having spent over a decade in the financial sector, Jason Dussault reconnected with his passion for art while living in the historic Republic of Malta. He now shares his time between New York and his hometown of Vancouver: one of which offers unparalleled variety and vibrancy, the other: a place of natural wonder and beauty, thus creating a perfect balance of influence for him to draw upon. A dichotomized resource of energy that allows Jason to show us the layers of the world through the scope of our youth. Applied in a medium that compels us to understand our true fragility, Jason’s mosaic work becomes a mirror image of life itself.