welcome, be my muse!

Exhibition in Munich: ABC ALLSTARS AND FRIENDS

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on July 1, 2011

ABC ALLSTARS AND FRIENDS
…2. JULY 2011 – 16. JULY 2011

regular exhibition
wednesday.- friday: 14°°-18°°

saturday 14°°-18°° Uhr

@
KIRSCH & CO
Herzog-Wilhelm-Strasse 30
80331 Munich

abc:
won, cowboy 69, shamez, vince, gjeli, sonic, gawky, zope, maroc, crash, cash, case, cpt73, mozart, chromz r.i.p.

friends:
noise, burns, sat one, burns124, rio ryser, zement, rosk, flixn, z-rok, cozmic, cheech, alois, ryse, riko, baks, thrillkiss, zlep, wisk

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Chapeau to burns124 !

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on June 29, 2010

Where do your creative ideas come from?

I guess somewhere from outer space. The ideas are out there and you just have to put your self in the right mood, lower out your antennas and catch some of the ideas that are floating around in space. But enough of that esoteric shit, usually I start with a rough sketch, then I doodle some more with the idea to get to the point and then if I think it will work I’ll make the final drawing or whatever. But sometimes I just start painting e.g. when it comes to graffiti…

When and how did you know that your calling was to be an artist?

Like nearly everybody, I am into drawing since my early childhood… but to be more precise it must have been at the age of 12. I was up late night watching TV, skipping through the channels (back then there were only five!) when I saw the documentary “u-bahn bilder und verrückte beine” (better known as style wars) by accident. I was very impressed and still am up to this date by what I have seen in this film. At least since then I know I wanted to be a graffiti artist.

What’s your muse?

mariuahana, music, time pressure, retro childbook illustrations, potato chips, graffiti, tags, throw-ups, vandalism, my wonderful years crew, friends, drawings from my kids, bikerides, doodels and a delicious “schweinebraten mit semmelkmödel” is always very welcome for some inspiration.

Do you have dreams?

hm… don’t really have one, but when I am long gone, it would be funny to see my stuff hanging in some established museum and people are going to pay millions of billions for some little piece of art which I created 200 years ago. hm I know, some kind of corny vision… sorry…

What do you find most gratifying about the art you create?

I like the process more than the final work. it is a bit like meditation or a mission when it comes to graffiti, because you are totally focused on your work. And of course it feels good when some people like it.

What type of materials do you like to use most?

Wood, because it feels soft  and alive. I don’t like canvases they just suck. Cardboard is good as well because it is cheap and concrete, coz it is patient like paper.

What advice do you have for anyone looking to start a career as an artist?

Don’t do it! Learn a trade like carpenter or something useful.

3 words about you…

one two four

At this point in time are you working on any particular projects you’d like to talk about?

not really, but since the sun is shining again (well, right now I hear rain and thunder outside) and I am in a good mood I’ll give you a little hint: one project is called ‘cardbordica’ so far and it will be all about “typefaces” on cardboard. I will keep you posted

Anything else the world should know?

squares are double hipsters

Thanks to Burns124 for this refreshing interview – keep up the great work!!! All pictures are courtesy of the artist.

loud, bullheaded and very lovable.

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on May 20, 2010

He says he produces his best work on the floor of his apartment and also would not call himself an artist. “I simply wanted to do or create if you like things that last a time. Something you can touch and something that makes people happy or just arouses feelings. That’s how life goes!”

Simple as that, his works seem to be at first sight. “That’s the most gratifying thing about my creation. Everyone is able to like or understand these things, a child as well as a hundred year old… I would say my works transport something positive or funny without being corny or stereotype. It’s all about a certain kind of humor, which is not as childish as it seems at the first look”. In fact, hello floflo’s colorful, stocky animals all deliver a message ranging from funny to ambiguously smart. “I definitely like ink or pencil on paper, as well as working with the computer… it depends what emotions I want to create. And I really love acrylic on wood – wood is the perfect imperfect, awesome!” Talking about wood, he also paints on his discarded and broken skateboard decks. “Skateboarding, the talents of others typography and daily life – as beaten as it sounds” is inspiring to loud, bullheaded but very lovable guy.

Anything else the world should know? “”Kunst ist wo der Hund hin brunzt”, thanks Berni”. Sorry, not translatable into English but so good when it comes to street art.

Banksy tours through Canada

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on May 19, 2010

After the latest piece that was spottet in Los Angeles that was taken down by Doug Christmas within only a few days, three new works of the streetartist have been spotted in Toronto, Canada. What an unconventional tour of promoting the documentary movie “Exit through the Gift Shop“!

MUTO

Posted in art, film, photography by welcomebemymuse on May 12, 2010

Muto is another ambiguous anitmation by street artists Blu, painted on public walls in Buenos Aires and Baden. Music by Andrea Martignoni.

waiting for the Graffomat

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on April 26, 2010

The Graffomat claims to have everything you might need when spraying: masks, gloves, markers and cans…

Sweet idea!

www.graffomat.com

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Women are heroes

Posted in art, photography by welcomebemymuse on April 16, 2010

French photographer and artist J.R. pays tribute to women in his work “WOMEN ARE HEROES” with highlighting their dignity when he puts portraits of their emotional facial expressions up on walls, trains, cars, trucks and roofs of their villages all over the world. He is always working with a 28mm lens, which makes him get as close to the person as possible he makes old women become models for a day in Brazilian favelas, in Africa, Cambodia and India. J.R. gave a promise to the women: to take their stories on a journey around the world – so he exhibited the pictures in Brussels (March 2008) and London and Paris (2009)…  With his artwork popping up like a wildflower, let’s hope that there will be more all over the place…

check http://www.womenareheroes.be/ !

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NEW BANKSY “Guard on Duty” REMOVED!

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on April 15, 2010

Rumors say that Ace Gallery owner Doug Christmas took down the latest Banksy piece spottet in Los Angeles last week… From street art to the gallery, within only a few days… Chapeau!