Peeta (not to be confused with the animal rights group) recently completed a large indoor mural at the Saddler’s Wells Theatre in London. I became a fan of Peeta from the first piece of his that I saw. The way that he bends perception between two and three dimensions is pretty fantastic. For this installation, since he was obviously commissioned and limited placement-wise, I don’t think that the full impact of his work really comes through. It is pretty dope, just the same.
Stopped by a pretty fantastic art opening last night at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. It was an exhibit showing the collaboration between JR and Jose Parla that went up recently in Cuba. The project is titled “Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba.” The show featured large format prints of photos that were taken of the pieces in Cuba. My favorite, is below.
They also installed a large mural on the side of the gallery (below)
Definitely worth checking out.
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011
The Wrinkles of the City, Havana
JR / José Parlá
May 7 – July 12
One of my favorite artists, El Mac, is opening a solo show later this week in Denmark at the Galerie Wolfsen. He posted a preview on his blog, including the image above. I love the idea of painting a chromatic negative. Ideas like that one, coupled with his incredible style, are what I like so much about his work. Check over here for the details on the show.
London’s The Outsiders Space is currently showing an exhibit by Pete Hawkins entitled ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ Juxtapoz posted a preview of the work, this week. I’m a fan. Check out the full set over here.
Behind Closed Doors
Through May 25, 2013
Photo cred: Butterfly
I’m a fan of most things that Tom Ford does. Additionally, I’m kind of a fiend for outerwear (esp. jackets). So, it is no real surprise that I’m so keen on this new yacht parka that is a part of Tom Ford’s S/S ’13 collection. I want the gingham one. I also wouldn’t mind having a yacht to wear it on, hehe.
Shepard Fairey wrote an interesting note on his blog this week about skateboarding. He asserted that skateboarding had taught him resilience. I had never thought about things in those terms. But thinking back about how many times I wrecked myself trying to stomp a new trick, it seems very logical that the determination, perseverance and resilience from that era in life had something to do with shaping the present version of me. Here is what Fairey had to say about the photo above:
My friend Jason Filipow found this shot of me from the summer of ’88 on the internet. We don’t know who took the photo, but it is from a spot called the Junkyard, an abandoned concrete slab on Sullivan’s Island South Carolina. The Junkyard was a really fun spot where we built a bunch of ramps as we were able to buy or “acquire” wood. I remember clearly that I was riding an S.M.A Rocco Division Jesse Martinez with OJ Team Rider wheels and independent trucks. I learned to ollie boardslide handrails on that setup. We had a great crew that skated The Junkyard almost daily, including Jason Filipow, Alfred Hawkins(who can be seen at the right edge of the frame), David Stowe, and Kevin Taylor. I’m still friends with all of them, and they are all successful artists and designers. The creativity and rebellion of skateboarding shaped who we’ve become profoundly. I’m teaching my daughter to skate now. I was reminded of another valuable thing skateboarding helped me with after I slammed on my tail bone skating with my daughter today… resilience! Skateboarding taught me to cope with pain and keep going.