Rooftop Legends sixth anniversary

Marka27 Rimx rooftop legends NYC Rooftop Legends Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary with: Marka27, Don Rimx, Fever, Part One, Smoke, Toofly, Werds, Dmote, Wane, Aplus, Slave, Dr. Revolt, Ces, KR.One, Pesu, QA, Vers & more

Marka27 and Don Rimx

part1action Rooftop Legends Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary with: Marka27, Don Rimx, Fever, Part One, Smoke, Toofly, Werds, Dmote, Wane, Aplus, Slave, Dr. Revolt, Ces, KR.One, Pesu, QA, Vers & more

 

Graffiti pioneer Part One

toofly and werds graffiti rooftop legends NYC Rooftop Legends Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary with: Marka27, Don Rimx, Fever, Part One, Smoke, Toofly, Werds, Dmote, Wane, Aplus, Slave, Dr. Revolt, Ces, KR.One, Pesu, QA, Vers & more

 

Toofly and Werds

shank wane aplus graffiti rooftop legends NYC Rooftop Legends Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary with: Marka27, Don Rimx, Fever, Part One, Smoke, Toofly, Werds, Dmote, Wane, Aplus, Slave, Dr. Revolt, Ces, KR.One, Pesu, QA, Vers & more

 

Style masters Shank aka DmoteWane and Aplus

vers Rooftop Legends Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary with: Marka27, Don Rimx, Fever, Part One, Smoke, Toofly, Werds, Dmote, Wane, Aplus, Slave, Dr. Revolt, Ces, KR.One, Pesu, QA, Vers & more

 

Vers

fever graffiti Rooftop Legends Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary with: Marka27, Don Rimx, Fever, Part One, Smoke, Toofly, Werds, Dmote, Wane, Aplus, Slave, Dr. Revolt, Ces, KR.One, Pesu, QA, Vers & more

Fever

smoke graffiti Rooftop Legends Celebrates Its Sixth Anniversary with: Marka27, Don Rimx, Fever, Part One, Smoke, Toofly, Werds, Dmote, Wane, Aplus, Slave, Dr. Revolt, Ces, KR.One, Pesu, QA, Vers & more

Smoke

The rooftop of the former Seward Park High School on Manhattan’s Lower East Side has evolved into one of NYC’s most enticing graffiti canvases.  Following is a sampling of what we saw this past Sunday as Rooftop Legends, curated by New Design High School dean, Jesse Pais, celebrated its sixth anniversary.

 

 

Photos by Lenny Collado and Tara Murray

May Also Like

Share

Artist Of The Human Form: Eric Van Straaten

 photo De-dibujos-3D-a-esculturas-hiperrealistas2_zps07fd349e.jpg

“According to trendwatchers, 3D-printing is the next big thing: in the near future, every household will own a printer that is capable of printing digital three-dimensional objects into a physical object. In the process that is best known under the name ‘Additive Manufacturing’, a 3D-printer builds up a model layer by layer by selectively hardening liquid or powder.
If this powder is a plaster-like material, a model can be directly printed in full color. The 3D-printing of delicate and colored models is far from being just pushing a button, but requires great technical skills. Therefore only a few specialize in this technique and there is no artist who pushes the boundaries of colorized 3D-prints as far as Eric van Straaten.”

 photo 7834338524_8a237e07a5_h_zpse49db130.jpg

“There is no technique that is capable of achieving such a great degree of hyper(sur)realism as 3D-modeling. At the same time, 3D printing is the only technique with which virtual models can be made actually physically touchable. Physical expressiveness in form and content is the biggest strength of the work of Eric van Straaten: while the sculptures remain to have a certain digital feel to them, the pieces contain a weirdly eroticized corporeality. Balancing on the edge of kitsch, the marzipan-like quality of the material resonates beautifully with the apparent innocence of the scenery.”

 photo 7834339044_589a88f37a_zpsf4580fb9.jpg

 photo angelcage_zpse3ae7ee9.jpg

Eric Van Straaten

Ceasar Cricetidae - front

Smoking hamster - side

Smurfette

” Artistically, I am mainly inspired by depictions of the human form, and especially women, without to much ‘distortion’ or ‘distraction’ in the technique. Therefore my tastes are a bit ‘old fashioned’ or maybe even kitsch. I don’t like to expressive, abstract or conceptual work. As sculptors I really like Bernini and Furienmeister (a kind of Bernini but then in tiny ivory statues). The artist most important for my own development has been Hans Bellmer, a doll maker and painter in the surrealist movement. I like to be ‘drawn in’ by the scenery, and this happens the most powerful in portraits, I think (I also consider my own works to be more portraits than sculptures). Art that works for me, is always multilayered. I like it when at first glance, there appears to be just one (mostly beautiful) ‘truth’, but when you look deeper, there is something else going on at the same time. How greater the artwork is, the bigger the difference between the apparent truth and reality of the whole.” –Eric van Straaten

May Also Like

Share

REVOK + POSE Paint Houston/Bowery Wall

 

New York city has another public art contribution on view at the famed Bowery/Houston wall. West coast heavy weights, Revok and Pose orchestrated a mass overhaul with their crew leading up to the opening of the artist’s show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery, ‘Uphill Both Ways’. There was an undeniable buzz amongst on-lookers as the wall came to life, positive vibes at the scene and black books were exchanging hands. This crew was unstoppable even under the pressures of uncomfortable conditions set forth by mother nature. There was no halting this project which was completed in a matter of days.

 

 

All photography: Kelly Salih

 

May Also Like

Share

“Nobody Likes Leonardo” Fanzine By Rich T

 

12oz-nobody-likes-leonardo

“Nobody Likes Leonardo” Fanzine By Rich T

Continue reading

May Also Like

Share

NYC Street Art On Store Shutters

Zam graffiti at Welling Court NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

Zam Art at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

phetus graffiti on Brooklyn shutter NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

 

Phetus in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

wisher914 graffiti on NYC shutter. NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

 

Wisher914 at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Fumero action street art on Shutter NYC NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

 

Fumero in NoLita

kosby art on Welling Court shutter NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

 

Kosby at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Kenji Takabayashi art on welling court shutter NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

 

Kenji Takabayashi at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

 

shery and the yok street art on NYC shutter NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

 

Sheryo and the Yok in Manhattan’s Little Italy

hef graffition welling court shutter NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

 

Hef atWelling Court in Astoria, Queens

Joseph Meloy on Welling court shutter1 NYC Shutters – Part V: Kenji Takabayashi, Kosby, Zam Art, Sheryo & the Yok, Phetus, Hef, Joseph Meloy, Fumero and Wisher914

 

Joseph Meloy at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

 

Photos by Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

May Also Like

Share

Weird,Cute And Twisted Creatures By David Chung

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Like a sledgehammer to your funny bone, The Chung!! uses his unique brand of off-beat humor to examine the inevitable misfortunes and disappointments that accompany all of our lives and finds a glimmering ray of light therein. His work reminds us to step back, stop taking ourselves so seriously, and use the moment to laugh at our failures, because after all, feeling sorry for ourselves never got anyone anywhere.

the chung 04

David Chung, affectionately known as The Chung!!, lives in Los Angeles yet works out of some dark, strange corner of the human imagination that the rest of us generally knows to stay away from. His artwork, filled with humor and awkwardness, is a sort of catharsis for the moments of humiliation which inevitably stain all of our lives.

the chung 03

The Chung!! has shown in galleries all over Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and parts of Europe. He currently works full time during the day as a Background Designer for Nickelodeon and a fine artist by night.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Check Out David Chung, a.k.a The Chung!!

May Also Like

Share

POSE X REVOK ART EXHIBITION AT THE JONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY

Roger Gastman, co-author of The History of American Graffiti, has just curated the two-person exhibition Uphill Both Ways, featuring art by graffiti artists Pose and Revok. In addition to the exhibition at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Chicago-based Pose and Detroit-based Revok are also collaborating on a large-scale mural on Houston and Bowery streets in New York City.

Uphill Both Ways is inspired by the work of late graffiti artist NEKST. The exhibition recounts the challenges Pose and Revok have dealt with in the legal sector and a general theme of human struggle that seems to run through the body of work by each artist. Both Pose and Revok are members of world-renowned graffiti crew Mad Society Kings (MSK), as well as West Coast arts collective The Seventh Letter. While there are many similarities apparent between the two artists, Pose and Revok are stylistically and technically very different in many ways. Pose’s work generally alludes to pop and comic art, skateboarding, advertising, graphic arts, collage, sign painting, and graffiti. Pose strives to paint the human condition as he sees it. Revok’s art creates abstract geometric patterns with vibrant colors, and does so through the use of found materials such as pieces from abandoned homes, schools, businesses, and churches in order to revive and reinterpret the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the people from whom these found-bits have been sampled.

Uphill Both Ways opens on Saturday June 29th at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, with a reception to be held from 7-9pm. The show will be open for viewing from June 29th-July 27th 2013.

 

May Also Like

Share

Comic Book In Progress By Soon Studio

Soon is a studio based in Wetteren, Belgium that creates visual identities in combination with photography. Most of their work is hand crafted and afterwards transformed into a digital image.

Can check out this comic book in progress at http://www.coming-soon.be/

 

May Also Like

Share