Yearly Archives: 2021

How Basquiat and Street Artists Left Their Mark on Hip-Hop Culture


By 1984, 24-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat had already broken into the mainstream art world. But the onetime street artist still couldn’t shake the legacy of his teenage years spent writing graffiti on the streets of New York City — mostly under the moniker of “SAMO” which he often used to critique the commodification of art.

There was really no ambition in it at all,” Basquiat told the interviewer Marc Miller that year in an episode of “ART/new york,” a video series on contemporary art. “It was stuff from a young mind, you know what I mean?

But the artist was not alone in his teenage pursuits: He was part of a constellation of young graffiti artists who used New York City’s streets and subways as their canvases before going on to take both the art world and hip-hop culture by storm. Their works are the subject of “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation,” an exhibition on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through July 25, which charts how Basquiat and 11 other street artists, most of them Black or Latino — Fab 5 Freddy, Lady Pink, Lee Quiñones, Keith Haring, Rammellzee, Toxic, A-One, Kool Koor, ERO, Futura and LA2 — formed the post-graffiti movement in 1980s New York City.

- via The New York Times

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Ortaku – Arhitecturi Onirice


Expozitie solo ORTAKU pe 3 Iulie la Galeria Neagra.

Ortaku este un artist care caută să surprindă necunoscutul atât de cunoscut din viața petrecută în planul oniric.
Lucrările expuse la Galeria Neagră sunt frânturi incipiente ale acestui demers. Tema invită la contemplare în încercarea de a desluși mesajele inconștientului, asemenea unui vis ce trebuie interpretat; de a da sens vieții și de a desluși labirintul minții.

Pare că am parcurs doar o mică parte a acestei aventuri, însă procesul este din ce în ce mai clar acum, că am început să adun tot mai multe lucrări și schițe ce-mi par uneori piese de lego, alteori semne ce le definesc a fi mesaje onirice. Am călătorit mult în ultimii ani, iar caietele de schițe au devenit în aceste momente adevărate capitole pe care le-am transpus mai apoi în diferite lucrări în atelierul din apropiere de Cișmigiu. În ultimii ani am fost constant împins de un imbold de a crea. Cumva, în mintea mea, toate desenele se leagă și chiar dacă uneori îmi par direcții complet diferite consider că fiecare devine mai apoi o parte a unui Gestalt. Deocamdată sunt frânturi dintr-un proces ce va dura probabil o viață.” – Ortaku

ORTAKU solo show : Arhitecturi Onirice, Facebook Event.

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Long Live The Lockdown by The Rebel Bear


Long Live The Lockdown! by Glasgow street muralist The Rebel Bear.
Check out more of The Rebel Bear’s art on Instagram / Wikipedia.

- via Edinburgh News

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Banksy’s Create Escape



Titled “Create Escape” the clip was just posted to the artist’s social media channels and depicts the real-time creation of a stenciled artwork of a prisoner escaping the high, red brick walls of HM Prison Reading (formerly known as Reading Gaol). Unlike the bright studio lights that illuminated Ross’s bucolic landscapes, “Create Escape” captures the frantic yet precise execution of a work done in near darkness by an artist completely governed by police response time.

- via Colossal

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DIY Dot Patterned Sneakers


A simple tutorial on how to make yourself a pair of dot pattern sneaker using fabric markers and stencils. Great for DIY clothing customizations.
Check it out HERE.

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16 years of STENCIL.RO

16 ani alaturi de STENCIL.RO. Multi inainte!

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