As a graffiti writer, Petro is a name that leads to over 3 decades worth of introduction. Exploding with an original style and personality, the UK raised writer has lacquered a countless amount of work across his home base (and the world), with this distinctive addiction toward graffiti, streaming with influential energy at its tip.
New York has been at city that has always been at the forefront of influence – within a number of significant global subcultures. As the echoes of CBGB’s still ring out across music halls, Warhol’s manipulations of art, with the foot stomping block parties following in the distance.
Petro, a British graffiti writing addict since the mid 80’s, brings his graffiti drenched brain to Le Fix Gallery.
Try as hard as you might, nobody can put their finger on just what art does and means to the world. For some, it is an essential divide between our primitive counterparts, for others, an honest expression that words can’t fathom.
Designing, sculpting, building, sketching, drawing, painting, writing, drawing – these are just some of the verbiage used to describe the applications of a visual artists. Some use the brush to compile their thoughts,
It’s December 2016 and it’s been quite a year to say the least. Iconic musicians have fallen, a combover have won a presidency and ebola already seems like a myth, but with all the bad that goes on, we must always move toward the future and calculate the good.
When people think of visual art, the first response is usually within the use of colour. Whether it’s from a traditional canvas, screen or photograph, an artworks layout of colour has a profound effect on the viewers final perspective, so much so, that it can even make or break shows.
Hiroyasu Tsuri aka TwoOne is a (formerly based) Melbourne street artist, who needs little introduction. Having developed an impressive body of work, that has evolved and been reinterpreted many times of the years, Tsuri work has seen the light of many faces over the last decade or so.
Exhibitions come and go in Melbourne on a bi-weekly pace, all across the city, all all year round. And while there aren’t as many spaces open to displaying some of our best artists, there are still those putting together beautifully crafted bodies of work, for the enjoyment of our all seeing eyes.
Collingwood’s RVCA Corner Gallery has become a creative point of interest in Melbourne, since it’s opening in January of 2014. It’s wide open walls have featured talents from a broad range of artist with shows highlighting some of the best in graffiti, design, painting and even photography, in it’s relatively short timeframe.
Filmmaking bleeds a lot of financial and creative factors, with both providing an extensive history of hits and flops (or thumbs up or thumbs down, for those paying attention). From the producers keen eye on budgets, schedule and staff to the overall efforts put together by set, prop and costume designers, the craft of putting a movie together passes through a lot of hands. Evidently, the responsibility falls into the hands of the mind at the head of the helm,
Tracking down the initial influences of graffiti, is an overwhelmingly impossible task, as music, lifestyle and various forms of visual art, have all played a withstanding influence on the ever expanding culture. While graffiti’s core ethos is directly aligned with the world of hip hop, it’s artistic genesis reaches from a myriad of sources. Originally conceived away from the gallery space, writers were influenced by their surroundings, from the many block parties surrounding New York City to underground culture sinking below them. Graffiti was never taught, rather created, taken and shared by a efficient group of dedicated writers wanting to make it their own. A key influence was found in the work of comic book writer and illustrator, Vaughn Bodē, an incredibly important artist across a number of fields. Through his colourfully mature work, Bodē’s presence has stretched as far as films, tattooing, animation, street art and (if you haven’t caught on yet) graffiti. Distinctly alternative and original, it’s easy to see why the adventures of Cheech Wizard and Cobalt 60 were shared throughout many sprayed painted tunnels around the world. Since passing in 1975, his son Mark has …