Cranio or street art from Sao Paulo

Fabio, a.k.a. Cranio is from São Paulo, Brazil and have been spraying around since 1998.

Still to have a show in the UK, I am sure it is just a matter of time, Cranio is getting more and more attentionI in his native country. Armed with sprays, latex paint, brushes and paint rollers, he leaves his imagination flow and his passion for indigenous art blossom.

Enjoy a selection of some of his works below. The first photograph is his latest work. We love the Brazilian pareo!

See more of Cranio’s street art

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Artists pick from the 2012 London art fair – part2

Here is the second part of our artists pick from the 2012 London Art fair | Read part 1 | Read part 3

Pakpoom Silaphan via Scream
Collage and illustration with marker pen and emulsion
Pakpoom Silaphan via Scream

Pakpoom Silaphan via Scream

Zac Freeman via Woolff gallery
Assemblage on board
Zac Freeman via Woolff gallery

Zac Freeman via Woolff gallery

Fernando Kindelan via Olivier Waltman gallery
Oil on canvas
Fernando Kindelan via Olivier Waltman gallery

Greg Miller via Scream gallery
Collage and acrylics
Greg Miller via Scream gallery

Cubeworks via Woolff gallery
Rubiks cubes
Cubeworks via Woolff gallery

Chris Bushe via Painter and Hall
Oil on canvas
Chris Bushe via Painter and Hall

Dan Baldwin’s new show ‘The Fear Of Letting go’ at Lawrence Alkin gallery

'The Fear Of Letting Go' by Dan Baldwin | Art-PieIn conjunction of Dan Baldwin’s new show, ‘The Fear of Letting go‘, we are offering a copy of the book that the artist is simultaneously releasing.

Entitled ‘The Fear of Letting go’, you will find all the artworks from the show and more. Last but not least, Dan will sign the book!

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About the show

The Fear of Letting Go’ charts a new direction in Dan Baldwin’s creative practice. His approach to making this new work is more structured and, for the first time ever, Baldwin is planning and constructing his paintings, methodically creating links and dialogues between the different media on show.

Following his sell out New York show ‘The End of Innocence’, this latest collection on display will feature new paintings, bronzes, ceramic vases and original works on paper and wood. ‘The Fear of Letting Go’ will be Baldwin’s most autobiographical and intimate body of work to date.

The work on display successfully retains Baldwin’s signature dense and multifaceted aesthetic, as well as continuing and progressing his engagement with bronze sculpture. His obsession with incorporating found objects and sentimental ephemera is still abundantly apparent as he invites the viewer to delve deep into his past, reassessing feelings of nostalgia.

'The Fear Of Letting Go' by Dan Baldwin | Art-Pie

“This new work is a lot to do with memory, childhood and innocence –
most of the new paintings are contained within a room, or an environment. I’ve always said it’s about life and death, but in this body of work it’s more personal…”
Dan Baldwin

Read the interview of Dan Badlwin by Lawrence Alkin gallery –

WHAT- ‘The Fear Of Letting Go’ by Dan Baldwin
WHERE – Lawrence Alkin Gallery, 42 New Compton Street, London, WC2H 8DA
WHEN – 1st October- 14th November, Monday to Saturday 11am –7pm, or by appointment

www.lawrencealkingallery.com

We will pick up the 50th entrant to this competition as the winner!

10 cinemagraphs that will amaze you

You may have seen those before or you may have not. but cinemagraphs, as they are calledare hot right now in the design world, blogs and social media platforms.

We published before about this new type of media which are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Cinemagraphs, which are usually published in an animated GIF format, can give the illusion that the viewer is watching a video.

They are commonly produced by taking a series of photographs or a video recording, and, using image editing software, compositing the photographs or the video frames into a seamless loop of sequential frames.

We browsed the web and put together a collection of 10 awesome cinemagraphs that will amaze you hopefully.

One of the more common cinemagraphs, the pouring visual  or liquid flow are high effective. For example, the pouring wine example below show that there is no imprint left on the glass or change in level from the bottle, the only movement comes from the constant flow of wine.

Cinemagraph | Art-PIe

Cinemagraph | Art-Pie

Cinemagraph | Art-Pie

Another effect used in cinemagraphy is the movement of objects as the first example below shows. You can see the a train from the New York underground Subway network. Without anybody being captured in the entire scene, the train pulls into the station and departs instantly.

Incoming Subway Train

Cinemagraph | Art-Pie

Cinemagraph | Art-Pie

The term “cinemagraph” was coined by U.S. photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, who used the technique to animate their fashion and news photographs beginning in early 2011. The technique of those images existed before, it was e.g. already used for the advertisement of the game Mirror’s Edge back in 2008.

Another common effect in cinemagraphy is applied to humans or animals and can give the viewer a quirky, chilling ot event sometime quite scary output. I’ll let you be the judge of the examples below

Cinemagraph | Art-Pie

Cinemagraph | Art-Pie

Cinemagraph | Art-Pie

Cinemagraph | Art-Pie

A busy summer for Dave White

Dave White | Art-PieGood and warm weather are good things but how about good art shows? Yes that adds to the flavour.

Dave White is a contemporary British Artist who dedicates his work to celebrating popular culture and interpreting emotive issues.

White graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) at Liverpool John Moores University. He has enjoyed success from the inception of his career with selection for the Northern Graduates exhibition at the Royal College of Art in 1994, then exhibiting his initial animals series. A highlight of this period was exhibiting at Sotheby’s London to celebrate the Blue Cross centenary and international art fairs.

White has continued to reflect popular culture and in 2002 he pioneered the ‘Sneaker Art’ movement with the execution of pop art inspired sneaker portraits. This has led to a long term collaborations with Nike and Brand Jordan.

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Dave White at Lock Studios | Art-Pie

We went to a few shows of this artist over the years such as the “Sold out” show at Lock Studios back in 2013. This was actually the last time we saw the artist’s works in the flesh so we are looking forward to the few London shows he is having during this summer and included all the details below

1. ‘Summer exhibition’ at LOUGHRAN GALLERY
> Summer exhibition – now open with works from Chris Levine, Nick Jeffrey, Douglas Kirkland and many more. Original oil paintings and watercolours by Dave White will be available to view in this exhibition.

Dave White | Art-Pie
Young Elephant X, oil on linen, 40″ x 40″ – 102cm x 102cm by Dave White © 2015

2. ‘Mix’ at LAWRENCE ALKIN GALLERY
> Lawrence Alkin Gallery will hold their Summer Exhibition ‘Mix’ from 9th July to 5th September featuring an array of original work and editions by names such as Damien Hirst, Ben Eine, Warhol, Blek le rat and Banksy.

Dave White will be unveiling two exclusive new oil paintings for this exhibitions

3. ‘Dog Days’ at HANG UP GALLERY
> Hang-Up Gallery are proud to present Dog Days : this season’s most engaging group exhibition showcasing a unique blend of freshly created artworks from 16 of Hang-Up’s leading body of contemporary and urban artists.

State of the art limited edition prints and original releases in various mediums have been created exclusively for the highly anticipated show that will open 24 July 2015.Dave White will unveil a rare Gold Leaf Stag Edition (of 10), a 24 colour silkscreen with a 24 carat gold leaf background.

Dave White | Art-Pie

Stickerbomb skulls

Stickerbomb Skulls | Art-Pie

We were delighted to receive in the postStickerbomb Skulls, the latest stickers book of the superb collaboration between Studio Rarekwai and publishers Laurence King. This book is part of the ever growing Stickerbomb series which includes 5 other similar books : Stickerbomb, Stickerbomb 2, Stickerbomb XL, Stickerbomb Letters and Stickerbomb Monsters.

I do not know for you guys but we like skulls ,we are not some sort of human Predator, no. We just like skulls being used in art and even more in stickers. You can imagine our excitement when we found out that this latest book theme is about… skulls!

This book contains just shy of 190 original and fully peelable from an impressive range of artists from the 5 continents. Here in only a few names for you Dscreet (Vatican city), ITI (Romania), Mr Four Fingers (UK), Plot (France) and SKUL (Singapore)

The Stickerbomb Skulls book has now been released and copies are available to buy online on Amazon (see left) and in major bookstores so grab your today

Stickerbomb Skulls | Art-Pie

Stickerbomb Skulls | Art-Pie

Stickerbomb Skulls | Art-Pie

Stickerbomb Skulls | Art-Pie

The Arrow Above: Portrait of a Street Art Icon

Born in California, Arrow is a world-renowned street artist who has kept his identity a secret. His name was created when he began painting the word ‘Above’ on freight trains as a teenager.

He later shifted to drawing arrows pointing above, which became his trademark.Much of his work is made with these abstract shapes, though he’s also known for art with a social conscience.

Perhaps most controversially, in October 2011 he created a city block-long text mural in Miami which read ‘give a wall street banker enough rope and he will hang himself‘. Above it he suspended an effigy of banker being hanged. He hoped the art would draw further attention to the Occupy Wall Street movement shaking US politics at the time.

Above street art wall street banker enough rope and he will hang himself miami | Art-Pie

In 2012 he visited Spain, a nation in the throes of the Eurozone crisis- when 24% of the population were unemployed. He created a stencil piece showing a queue of people waiting outside an unemployment office along with text announcing the figure, the highest unemployment rate in the world. At the time Spain’s unemployment rate for under-25s was 53%.

In South Africa he created a giant mural to raise awareness about the illegal blood diamond trade. In his very own ‘jewel heist’, he tricked one of the world’s largest jewel exporters into allowing him to paint on the side of one of their buildings. His mural read ‘Diamonds are a woman’s best friend and a man’s worst enemy’. He hadn’t informed the company about the second half of this sentence.

Above street art Diamonds are a woman’s best friend and a man’s worst enemy | Art-Pie

In 2014 he was commissioned by Redbull to design and decorate obstacles for their professional fixed gear BMX competition Ride+Style in San Francisco (pictured below).

Above street art Johannesburg | Art-Pie
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In October 2015 Above went to Johannesburg, South Africa to paint his biggest mural yet, a 33-meter tall piece of work called Incognito.

What’s great about this mural is the way the overlapping arrows create stunning colour combinations.

For Above, this was a crucial part of the work that he wanted to get right:

“My colour selections were predetermined by the relationship of how each colour transforms when laid on top of another.

This was easy, however, in the designing of the mural I had to constantly move colours and shapes to finally get the final colour arrangement you see.”

More pics below of the Incognito mural – click to enlarge

Above street art Incognito Johannesburg | Art-Pie Above street art Incognito Johannesburg | Art-Pie Above street art incognito johannesburg | Art-Pie

Above is still thriving worldwide, creating both pieces both abstract and political.

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Sally Kirschell
https://www.bluehorizonprints.com.au

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