Another action packed day working with the team on the 2nd Project M here in Berlin, where top street artists from around the world meet at the space and fill the large windows with their work. See post: Project M. 1 - Berlin. This time features R.O.N.E (exterior wall), Ron English, Know Hope, Crajes, Klone Yourself, Sandra Chevrier, Strok, Lucy Mclauchlan, David Shillinglaw, Eric Jones.
Inside the project:
..and back outside:
I was invited to my first Sketch Circle night in Berlin where you meet in a small Berlin bar every wednesday with other artists (mainly graf heads) and just sketch, listen to tunes and drink beer.
Here’s my first Sketch Circle sketch:
Boards without Borders is a great initiative that I came across when painting at the S.A.M graffiti jam at YAAM (see previous post here) where this non-profit group will sell the skate decks adorned with artworks to raise funds to build a skate park in India. (Mission statement below)
I joined forces with old skool legend graffiti artist Dejoe to make this black and white minimal line-work skateboard deck for the cause. To see both designs upright – my design is on the top right and Dejoe’s is bottom right.
Here is their mission statement:
“Boards without Borders” is a creative and social skateboarding and boardsports non-profit association. The association engages young people through sports, and offers cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment opportunities.
The students come from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. They develop skills in different styles of boardsports civic responsibility, multimedia, and creative arts. The students themselves decide what they want to learn; we connect them with a safe space and opportunities for them to develop the skills that they consider important.
In the end of 2013 our first skatepark will be built in Khajuraho which is located 650 km Southeast of New Delhi in India. We also working on a surf park in Berlin.
New York artist David Hochbaum moved into the Strychnin Gallery for a week to install his show Nephelococcygia. All about the process this artist gets stuck in while we wonder if he ever had a 1st nights sleep there. Extremely hard working, David presents a piece of his world for you to step into and walk around.
Here’s a video where I interview (imprompto) the artist about his new show. This is a pretty embarrassing one for me as I had to talk to David on camera, but I put it up in case you’d like to meet the artist:
Another lovely busy week installing a new show – ALL (MY) STARS – Strychnin Gallery’s 10 Year Anniversary show.
Floor to ceiling inventory featuring:
David Hochbaum, Mandy Tsung, Pisa 73, Monika Viktoria, Naomi Nowak, Alaric Hammond, ABCNT, Colin Burns, Allen Douglas, Mimi S., Hsiao Ron Cheng, Miss Mindy, Miss Van, Archer Dougherty, Kristen Ferrell, Chris Dean, Dilka Bear, Liz McGrath, Nomi Chi, David Stoupakis, Marina Bychkova, Virginie Ropars, Sophie Bastien, Wee Flowers, Redd Walitzki, Chris Collins, CarolinaToscano, Daniel Van Nes, Raf Veulemans, Miraschi, Ocoze, Cliff Wallace, Skeleton Heart, Seymour, Bethany Marchman, Christian Rothenhagen, Christine Polis, Doktor A., Elena and Ekaterina Popovy, Fancois Escalmel, Luisa Catucci, Benjamin Vierling, Jon Jaylo, Lisa Mei Ling Fong, Yosuke Ueno, Chet Zar, Seiko Kato, Lydia Dekker, Erica Rose Levine, Kris Kuksi, Sonya Fu, Brian Horton, Adam Oehlers, Yoko D’Holbachie, Scott Holloway, Monique Ligons, Greg Haberny, Elmer Presslee, Mark Ryden, Scott Radke, Bijoux, Katya Tal, BORIS+NATASCHA, David Thierree, Marcus Poston, Chris von Steiner, Nathalie Shau, Jason Limon, Marco Rea, Niark1, Chris Brett, Carisa Swenson, Richard Kirk, Hara Katziki, Nanami Cowdroy, Nick Sheehy, Sean Pierce, Ver Mar, Saturno Butto’, Annie Bertram, Heather Gargon, Jbak, Meredith Dittmar, Kathryn Carr, Eliza Bolli, Akiza, Virginia Mori, Leila Ataya, Robert Tirado, Nom Kinnear King, Forgotten Hearts, Chris Guarino, Citron Rouge, Kasey Tararuj, Maria Rubinke, Wolfgang Petrick, Lola, Scott Hove, Fernanda Veron, Squp, Ben Godi, Duma, Louis Fleischauer, ELLE, Sit, Reka One & many more…
IN THE VAULT:
Strychnin Galerie will be unveiling Marco Mazzoni’s and Saturno Butto’s latest series of works. A beautiful selection of studies, drawings and illustrations. Small in size, big in excecution.
Photos of opening night – HERE
This was a great buzz to be a part of this project where 10 artists came together for the day and covered large windows with their impressive artwork – RekaOne joined us too and painted the wall at the entrance door, making it 11 artists in total.
I have moved to Berlin in the hope of finding work in the creative field (like so many other people here) and have started by interning at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, after meeting gallery director Yasha Young – www.strychnin.com and http://yashayoung.com – in New York at Ron English’s bbq birthday at his house and studio in Beacon, summer 2011.
I arrived in Berlin Friday night and started work at the galley on the Monday, where we started the full-on week of installing (creatively choosing and coordinating what work and where/how we hang it) a show in the 3 rooms at the gallery in Friedrichshain. Here are some photos I took during the install up to opening night.
Every year RHA hold the Annual Exhibition, and this year is the 183rd one.
I visit RHA and as many of the Visual Art Graduation Shows as I can each year at the art colleges in Dublin – This year I made it to NCAD, DIT and IADT.
Some of my favourites this year:
RHA 183rd Annual Exhibition 2013
Dublin Visual Art Grad Shows 2013:
I love watching artist interview videos, and with access to artists, I thought it would be fun to make some myself. I’m interested in the working life of artists. How, where and when they work in studio or elsewhere and how they can make a life from their work. Here are my first attempts – very amateur I agree, but I’m working on it…