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Polyrythmic Beats - Limited Edition Prints

By Kenor

Auckland, New Zealand

X of Y

"Not many graffiti artists like to paint the streets in the nude. But Kenor is not just any graffiti artist. A self-confessed extraterrestrial, a born performer, Kenor’s organic, kaleidoscopic productions are geometric representations of sound and movement, visual interpretations of music and dance in two-dimensional form. Whilst the production of art must always be understood as a performative act then, Kenor’s images are saturated with this corporeal trace, artefactual remnants of his burning energy. Their multicolored, effervescent hues, their fluid, protean contours, mean we are forced to enter into, to travel into his paintings, to travel within his “abstract architecture”, his architecture “floating in the cosmos”. 

 

Up until 2000, Kenor was focussed on more traditional urban art, obsessed with typography, logos, and textual experimentation. Yet as the Barcelona movement gathered pace, Kenor found himself wrapped up within the changes, forming designs which functioned as “parallel worlds, dreams, hopes, illusions, questions, options and exits”. His urge to transform the city, to counteract the ever encroaching grey with a wealth of colour, has been one which connects these two phases in his career however, an irrepressible urge to “decorate the dead cities”, to make the street a “gallery for everyone”. What thus moves him is the texture of the city, the “boundaries”, the “abandoned, damaged, worn” parts of the street. These sites call him, seduce him, they necessitate repair, resuscitation, reanimation. Kenor has thus become something of a spokesperson (through both his words and images) against the increasing commodification, the greyification of Barcelona, a spokesperson against the new laws which have come to repress so much of the cities previously active street-life. 

Standard Edition - Hold On To What You Got

By Eelus

Brighton, UK

This edition is a very simple image that needs little explanation really. It depicts a young boy tethered to an oversized balloon, but he stands firm and his feet are rooted to the ground. I guess its message is to keep your dreams big, play big, love big, but stay grounded.

I have a huge collection of reference photos, mainly vintage family photos that I find fascinating. Very often I find an image that instantly just sparks an idea, it’s very similar to collage, I see one thing, take it, and add to it, creating something new.

 

This print is a smile for the mind, it’s a simple image with a simple positive message. Sometimes that’s all you need to bring a bit of happiness into your day." - Eelus

Balancing the opposing forces of the humorous and macabre, vivid color and stark monochrome, Eelus’ work brings the beautiful and sometimes caustic realities of the world together. 

 

His central stark figures – often melancholic women – are limned in a riotous display of joyous color, suggesting the entanglement and necessity of light and dark. 

 

Drawing inspiration from pop culture, film, graphic design and art history, his paintings, murals, and screen prints continue to play and provoke. 

 

Eelus has exhibited and painted extensively around the globe alongside the very top names in the contemporary street and urban art scene. 

 

He currently lives in Brighton, UK.

SUMO WRESTLER 3

By Morik

Siberia, Russia

Marat ‘Morik’ Danilyan is a street artist, graphic designer and illustrator from Russia.

Born in 1982 in Novosibirsk, Marat has been interested in drawing since childhood, and studied basic artist skills at the art school for children. He earned his two bachelor’s degrees in philology and economics from the Novosibirsk State University, but has fully dedicated his life to arts. In 1998 with the popularization of the Internet Marat has learned about the hip-hop culture and developed passion for graffiti. As a result he has developed spray painting skills and took a great interest in experimenting with letter shapes.

In his recent works Marat pays great attention to patterns, as well as mixing painting techniques and materials on different surfaces. His versatile art comprises both figurative topics and abstract compositions. Oftentimes in Marat’s works abstract forms are mixed with realism, expressionism and typography elements. In 2011 he established the First Graffiti Agency (FGA) together with Andrey Aber. Within this agency Marat does commercial work both all over Russia and abroad.

THE MASKS WE WEAR

By Caratoes

Hong Kong

Born in Belgium and based in Hong Kong, artist and illustrator Cara To, also known as Caratoes, describes herself as a space designer who increases the beauty and serenity of a place with her artwork and a precise message. Travelling the world and painting, her artistic development led to several shows and commissions for international brands. Her works are featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

Cara To was born in a small village near Gent, Belgium, lived in Amsterdam and worked as a 3D-artist and as a creative at an advertising agency following her graduation from university in Game Design. In 2011, she started painting in the streets of Amsterdam and some years later decided to re-discover her origins by moving to Hong Kong, where she became a full-time artist. Her artwork with a focus on graffiti and murals, spans many mediums and genres and combines tenuous, hypnotic line work with mind-blowing neon colours and characters of mesmerising quality.

Her artwork combines mind-blowing neons with swirling, sensitive linework that have a mesmerizing gestural quality. Cara has worked in many different areas, including animation and game design, and her artwork spans many mediums and genres while retaining a strong recognizable character. Some of her recent projects include hand-made 3D hologram illustrations, paintings that are accented with geometric string-work and GIFs that are nothing if not visual candy. 

Queen Mab - Hand-Painted Prints

By MAB GRAVES

Indianapolis, IN

Mab Graves is a Contemporary Pop-Surrealist artist and illustrator living and painting in a converted 1800’s tavern in a small corner of the dusty American Midwest. 

 

A self-taught artist, her work is inspired deeply by fairy tales and old classic literature. She adores narrative.  She blames this on her parents who unrelentingly read aloud to her and her three sisters as small, impressionable children. 

 

Mab’s passion for creation has been an overwhelming obsession since she could grip a crayon, at about the age of 6 months. She spent her childhood and teen years adoring graphite and pen mediums (but being very suspicious of paints) until she discovered painting in early 2009, and then it was all over.  She currently lives, works and dreams in Indianapolis, IN.

The Traveler

By Cinzah Seekayem

Auckland, New Zealand

Cinzah Seekayem is an Auckland based Artist / Illustrator / Professional Mess maker. 

 

He works in a diverse practice which ranges from intricate drawings through to digital illustration and large scale mural works. He works in a quirky illustrative style mainly focussing on character based art. 

 

Cinzah draws directly from his own imagination exploring themes such as childhood nostalgia, daydreaming, nature, travel and studies of slightly deranged city folk. Often exploring intricate pattern making, the relationships between man and nature, and balance between ultimate chaos and harmony. His characters become a reinterpretation of life around him. 

 

Cinzah's works are held in private collections in New York and Berlin and have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions and mural productions throughout New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South East Asia and America.

Travel to Paint

By NYCHOS

Vienna, Austria

Nychos is an illustrator, Urban Art and Graffiti artist who became known with his street concept RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT (REM) 10 years ago. The icon of the movement is a white rabbit, which has been breeding since then and has been popping up in the streets all over the globe for the past decade. This is exactly what Nychos strives for – he travels the world to spread his art and his REM concept. 

 

Over the past years Nychos was accompanied by filmmaker Christian Fischer who recorded these journeys to create a full lenght movie. ”The Deepest Depths Of The Burrow” is a documentary about art, lifestyle and subculture. The movie captures the experiences of Nychos and other members of RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT within the last several years. Exceeding the Austrian scene, they flew from Berlin to San Francisco to Copenhagen to Hawaii and many more places to visit artists who all provide a unique view into their (street) culture – They lead Nychos through the streets of their home cities and show them the deepest depths of their burrows. ”Travel to paint, paint to travel” is the motto,which runs like a golden thread throughout the entire movie. Words, which catch the spirit of RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT. ”The Deepest Depths Of The Burrow” shows images which highlight the contrasts between Urban Art and Graffiti from various angles and captures the mutual passion for Urban Art in an unique way.

ROCK NYC

Bobby Hill

New York, New York

X of Y

Bobby Hill (b. 1973), is the New York based visual artist whose career started as an illustrator. He began painting on canvas in 2008 after returning to the US from his first trip overseas,. His recent canvases combine ripped NYC billboard posters with elements of abstract expressionism, pop imagery and graffiti... to create what he calls “The Bhillboards Collection.” 

His work has been commissioned by Coca Cola, Nike, XXL Magazine, Slam Magazine, The Source Magazine and The James Luxury Hotels. He has also been featured in Mass Appeal Magazine, Gen Art, Max Fish, The Grey Worldwide Gallery, The Art Directors Club, a number of events in Chelsea, Soho, Williamsburg, Bushwick NYC and several galleries in Europe. He briefly founded his own brand of bOB hiLL t-shirts and has sold countless artworks to various celebrity buyers. 

Since then, he toured Europe in Spring 2012 (Barcelona, Copenhagen and Freiburg Germany), was the featured artist at The James Royal Palm Hotel in South Beach during Art Basel Miami 2012, sold out two print editions on 1xrun.com and did two art events in Beverly Hills during Oscar week 2013. In addition, he collaborated with the home décor store CB2 for a limited edition print release, which also sold out. Based on this success, he dedicated 2014 to expanding the amount of retailers that carry his prints. Currently, he is sold at 20–25 retail home décor and gift shops.

 

NYC - Pigeon

Bobby Hill

New York, New York

X of Y

Bobby Hill (b. 1973), is the New York based visual artist whose career started as an illustrator. He began painting on canvas in 2008 after returning to the US from his first trip overseas,. His recent canvases combine ripped NYC billboard posters with elements of abstract expressionism, pop imagery and graffiti... to create what he calls “The Bhillboards Collection.” 

His work has been commissioned by Coca Cola, Nike, XXL Magazine, Slam Magazine, The Source Magazine and The James Luxury Hotels. He has also been featured in Mass Appeal Magazine, Gen Art, Max Fish, The Grey Worldwide Gallery, The Art Directors Club, a number of events in Chelsea, Soho, Williamsburg, Bushwick NYC and several galleries in Europe. He briefly founded his own brand of bOB hiLL t-shirts and has sold countless artworks to various celebrity buyers. 

Since then, he toured Europe in Spring 2012 (Barcelona, Copenhagen and Freiburg Germany), was the featured artist at The James Royal Palm Hotel in South Beach during Art Basel Miami 2012, sold out two print editions on 1xrun.com and did two art events in Beverly Hills during Oscar week 2013. In addition, he collaborated with the home décor store CB2 for a limited edition print release, which also sold out. Based on this success, he dedicated 2014 to expanding the amount of retailers that carry his prints. Currently, he is sold at 20–25 retail home décor and gift shops.

 

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