The graffiti artist Blu has done this amazing stop start animation called Big Bang Big Boom that seems to take over the whole town. He’s certainly ambitious with the theme.
Lucy McLaughlan is a favorite artist of mine and has an exhibition on at the moment at Lazarides in London – wish I could make it.
She has great fluid lines that seem like they could go on forever. The style of her work is so distingtive, her earlier stuff was suggestive of the 70’s Op art scene but most of this new stuff seems to go well and beyond that into something new. For one, she has moved on from the monchromatic into warmer, earthier browns. But really the big leaps are in how she moves beyond the confines of a 4 borders s you can see from this awesome TACIT video below:
Originally uploaded by Floydthebarber88
These photo’s are so fresh. The colours are extraordinary – i guess it must be with some industrial sized sparkler. It looks a better version of the opening scene from Terminator 2. She calls it light painting and she reckons the prints are for sale.
Check out the rest of her stuff
The Age has Banksy’s first interview which is pretty funny.
He say’s: ”Making a film isn’t as much fun as it looks. I spent a year in a small, windowless room watching footage of sweaty vandals falling off ladders over and over again,” he says. ”If I make another film it’ll be called something like Kate Moss Undressingand maybe then I’d take more interest in the camera angles.”
So the premier is at the Acmi cinema on the 6th of June at 2pm. Then from 5pm there’s a bunch of graffiti artists gathering around signing some Melbourne street art book, which could just be seen as signing their signatures.
Pictures On Walls have 300 free tickets to go see Exit Through the Gift Shop, the graffiti art movie. The link is here
The ‘computer’ will randomly allocate who gets them. This must be the same random ‘computer’ that allocates Banksy prints on their site. They have such high demand that you can no longer just buy them when they come up.
They have a nice disclaimer on the email:
“Please note: This offer does not include travel expenses, overnight accommodation in a hotel of your choice and £500 spending money.
The film has a fifteen certificate.”
Described variously as ‘The World’s first street art disaster movie’ and ‘a cautionary modern fairy tale . . . with bolt cutters’ Exit Through the Shop is debuting at the Sundance Flim Festival. Supposedly it see’s banksy’s first silverscreen appearance, but he could just as easily be fucking with us.
From his publicict comes this quote:
“Ladies and gentlemen, and publicists:
Trying to make a movie which truly conveys the raw thrill and expressive power of art is very difficult. So we haven’t bothered. Instead, this is simply an everyday tale of life, longing, and mindless vandalism. Everything you are about to see is true, especially the bit where we all lie.
Thanks for coming, please don’t give away the ending on Twitter. And please, don’t try copying any of this stuff at home, wait until you get to work.”
See the trailer on his website: BanksyFilm
When is graffiti no graffiti. When its authorised and done by the council. Japan has this respect for superheros you just dont get anywhere else. Can you imagine London councils painting Fat Slags over public toilets or the US spray painting XKCD sencils onto New York subway walls. Not likely.