Musicdesign: New Artwork for Also by Give Up Art

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Our good friend Stuart Hammersley aka Give Up Art created this superb, minimal design for a collaborative new music project by Appleblim and Second Storey on R&S Records that has been released a while ago. Great signature style by the Hammer, I’d say.
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Fresh New Mural by Stephen ESPO Powers

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Been following the progress of Stephen ESPO Powers’ new mural he painted in Miami Beach just a few weeks ago. He was Poet-in-Residence at The Carlton Hotel, provided with “sweet sweet creative freedom to spray some Espoetry”. Powers is selling a screenprint of the rough composition he made for the mural Looking and Telling for $50. Maybe there are still a few copies left, you better be quick!

“Miami, a destination and destiny. I was working inside the service industrial complex, so a lot of what I wrote was about the everyday life of the hotel, and what people get from the hotel experience. I like that its a box of sin and a place of peace, that its always in a state of change but maintains stability, like the tides a block away.”
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Fresh Art: Michael Bennett

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Artist Michael Bennett creates these beautiful abstract and minimalist paintings. Michael was born in England and currently lives and works in Berlin. He has been working on something with our friends recently – the art publishers Draw A Line.
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Photography: New Issue of Romka Magazine

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Joscha, founder and publisher of Romka Magazine, just sent me the recent issue — #09. Again, it was about time for him to change the format of the mag. The concept remains the same, the various participants are sharing their personal stories behind a favorite photograph, one each. You can order a copy on their website, but the mag is available in every well selected magazine/book store around.
“Romka is a collective photo album in which people from all over the world share the stories behind their most cherished photographs.”
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Preview for Juxtapoz May 2015: Chris Ware

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Our fave magazine Juxtapoz is putting one of our favorite graphic illustrators/artists on their cover for the May 2015 issue: Chris Ware. How cool ist that?!

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Photography and Resin Sculptures by Eric Cahan

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That’s my man! Somebody who’s hanging out for sunrises and sunsets to capture the light and colors during those magic transitions must be on the same page like me. Eric Cahan is a photographer and sculptor based in New York. He titles every work with the time and location of its conception. “My work is meant to capture a moment in nature, asking and empowering the viewer to be fully present, involved, and uplifted. I want the viewer to be drawn in, and be completely absorbed by, rather than separate from, that fleeting moment in time.”

Eric’s liquid glass works are stunning, also check out his incredible prism-like resin sculptures that are made from the same surface material as surfboards. They are kind of like 3D-interpretations of his photographs.
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Geometric Paintings by Daniel Mullen

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Daniel Mullen is a Scottish painter, currently based in Amsterdam. “I make images that deal with space as potential while questioning how this can be represented. […] Contradiction plays an important role.”
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New DRAW A LINE Print by Osif Seiksuh

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Trying to catch up with everything after working on Sergej Vutuc and Rich Jacob’s show at HVW8 Berlin last week. A follow-up post with some images will be online later this week.
In the meantime, the Osif Seiksuh lithograph for our friends from Draw A Line has finally been released. Osif is originally from NY – born and raised – living in Berlin since 1996. He spent most of his time in the streets doing graffiti but gathered all his experience to work in a studio as a painter and sculptor nowadays.
For Draw A Line, he created a lithograph at Tabor Presse in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Watch this short clip and read the artist feature to get more insight. Also you can order his print on the DAL website.
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Andy Rementer’s ‘San Marino Stamps’

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Classic Andy Rementer goodness, a series of stamps about 3D printing for the Republic of San Marino.
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Artist Talk at HVW8 Berlin: Sergej Vutuc in Conversation With Jenne Grabowski

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The Sergej Vutuc & Rich Jacobs show ‘I don’t have to know you to wave to you’ at HVW8 Berlin just opened on March 12th. Jenne Grabowski of JB. Magazine will host an artist talk with Sergej at the gallery space on Linienstr. 161, Berlin.

It will be about the collaborative works of Sergej and Rich, layered experimentations in the darkroom and xerox explorations, putting zine pages behind museum glass and the sociological processes of a zine production.

Zines and art pieces including a special risograph print, that Sergej produced for that show are available for purchase!

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New Book: Sergei Sviatchenko — “Collages”

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I met Ukrainian artist Sergei Sviatchenko a couple of years ago on a magazine conference for indie publishers in Luxembourg. A very prolific and enthusiastic person and artist whose early output was based on collage which still remains central to his practice. He made excursions in abstract painting, photography always was and is a core element in his works. He founded Senko Studio in the early 2000s, a non-profit exhibition space in Viborg, Denmark. He is also running Close Up and Private, an Internet-based photography project dedicated to the visual language of classic style in clothing.

Sergei recently put out a new book with Vienna based publisher schleebrügge editor of which he sent me a copy. “Nice to hear from you, Jenne. I have been working on a book with Rick Poynor, it has been a wonderful journey for me. Partly because I had to go through my archive of the images, partly because of Rick´s knowledge in the world of images and his interest in my work.”

It is the first monograph to focus on the collage output of Sergei Sviatchenko, who still is a leading figure in the contemporary collage world and to quote his other publisher Gestalten from Berlin: “One of the most influential innovators of modern collage.” The book gathers his most significant work from the past decade and shares little seen collages from his early years in the Ukraine. Very good work!
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Photography: Bruce Gilden — Brighton Beach, NY

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Nothing beats the facial expressions of protagonists in Bruce Gilden‘s photographs. The surreal setting, caused by a nasty flash light Gilden is literally shooting into people’s faces, the high contrast and the fast moving, is something that is instantly identifiable in his images. Here is a series he shot in Brighton Beach, NY, a predominantly Russian neighborhood.
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SKATE HEADS — Video Clip from Zenga Bros

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That’s a real fun skate video clip with Vancouver locals, directed by Zenga Bros and produced by Jeff Hamada of Booooooom and FlexFit with tons of good skating and creative obstacles. An exceptional example of how far you still can take it with skateboarding.

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Serena Mitnik-Miller: S W I R L @ Joshua Liner

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Another opening today, far out west across the Atlantic Ocean. Serena Mitnik-Miller, straight out of the fog and beautiful sunsets at Ocean Beach, SF, has a new show at Joshua Liner in New York with all new works, exploring pattern and repetition with just pencils and watercolors.

“Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present S W I R L, an exhibition of new watercolor works on paper by San Francisco-based artist Serena Mitnik-Miller. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery after a year exhibiting both nationally and internationally in California and Japan. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception on Thursday, February 19, 2015.”
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Vivian Maier Exhibition in Berlin

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No big surprise that this would happen some day, but the news a week ago came a bit unexpected that a Vivian Maier exhibition is about to start this week in Berlin. I guess, I don’t have to introduce her as a person with her exceptional story anymore, her body of work she left behind is still as breathtaking as after John Maloof randomly found her legacy of about 150,000 images, negatives and undeveloped film rolls some years ago. About a year ago we interviewed John Maloof during Berlinale. The feature including a presentation of Maier’s work can be found in the current issue of JB.‘Same Space/New Light’

The exhibition is at Willy-Brandt-Haus, Stresemannstr., Berlin-Kreuzberg. Opening on Feb 18th, 2015, 7:30 pm. The show goes until April 12th.

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Show Opening: Julie Oppermann

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Our friend Julie Oppermann, the silent star of our group show is currently residing in sunny LA and created some rad new pieces for her upcoming show at Mark Moore Gallery in LA. The opening is tomorrow, Thursday 19th of February. If you’re out there you should definitely see her mesmerizing work and say hi for us!
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David Maisel: The Lake Project

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Visual artist David Maisel from San Francisco creates large-scaled photographs, capturing the relationships between human culture and natural systems. The Lake Project is a work from around 2002/2003 and includes a monograph published by Nazraeli Press.

The Lake Project comprises images from Owens Lake, the site of a formerly 200 square-mile lake in California on the eastern side of the Sierra Mountains. Beginning in 1913, the Owens River was diverted into the Owens Valley Aqueduct, to bring water to Los Angeles. By 1926, the lake had been depleted, exposing vast mineral flats and transforming a fertile valley into an arid landscape.”
/via Mark Moore Gallery
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Stephen Powers: Commencement Speaker For Hire

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Integrating the art and wise words of Stephen Powers aka ESPO in your life is adding to your sense of humor and serenity. If you don’t do that, you can learn something here. Stephen sent out some advice in a recent newsletter, offering to provide commencement speeches for interested art colleges and universities. ESPO is the best! Read an example:

Hello,
I’m working on a commencement address for the class of 2016, interested Ivy League Universities and Community Colleges get in touch:

If you’re graduating today with an arts degree, today is your first day of business and you have made your first bad business decision of your professional life. Congratulations. Being an artist requires that you make hundreds of bad business decisions throughout your career, student loan debt is great jump on your competitors. If you are graduating with no debt, you’re already lagging in the race to greatness, so go get a beer and start buying records. Now assuming everybody here has experience with making bad business decisions, I’m gonna tell you why bad business is the best art of all.

Bad business means saying no when they ask you to change your style. Bad business is not selling out the work you did with the community for commercials. Bad business is not taking the money when you don’t care how it turns out. Bad business is not making the excuse that everybody does it. Bad business is not compromising a little bit.


And if you get a good business opportunity take it, but make it bad business and make it good art. Good business is designing a sneaker for Nike. Bad business is making that sneaker out of clear plastic and covering it with art about wasting money on sneakers. Good business is designing an ice bucket for Absolut and covering it with art about my love of alcohol. I love alcohol. I love it. Good business is fake cool. Bad business is real cool. Be real cool.

When I was your age I had spray paint and an alias, so i wrote “life is short and art is long” on a wall. I’ll do it again today. Try me. Not only is it more true than ever, but Im true as ever. So make a name and art something you can live with, if you do it right its going to live a lot longer than you. Make a name that your friends are happy to hear, your foes angry to see, and the kids in 2099 are writing in laser paint.


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Art Opening: Leo — “Intramission”

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American artist Leo has a show opening in Berlin this Saturday. We met at the book fair and through my work at HVW8 Gallery, and his art looks really promising. Don’t know much about it yet but I am eager to find out this Saturday, 14. Feb 2015 at Superplan in Berlin-Friedrichshain (Markgrafendamm 31), starting at 7 pm.
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Geoff McFetridge: The Sea Rambler

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Geoff McFetridge is an outstanding artist, truly the most favorite at JB. With the help of Patagonia, Geoff turned his 2-D rendering of a dream bike into reality, ready to carry a surfboard, engineered and painted by himself, learning about the whole process of manufacturing a bike.
The Sea Rambler is hanging on the wall at Patagonia store in Cardiff by the Sea, CA where it can be viewed. Or in this short by filmmaker Greg Hunt who documented the project that makes you dream about all your ideas and projects you want to accomplish some day.

Geoff McFetridge /// The Sea Rambler from Farm League on Vimeo.

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‘Bartworks’ by Ken Kagami at Nieves

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We love this new zine by Ken Kagami over at Nieves.
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New Pieces by Boris Tellegen

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New stuff by Boris Tellegen aka Delta Inc. Do I have to say anything about it? Head over to his FB page and check out his stream of images with his most recent work. He has a new show at Backslash Gallery in Paris starting next week.
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Abstract Art: Guy van den Branden

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Early January I went to Antwerp for two days and had the chance to get an idea of the city and see some art. I randomly found the gallery Callewaert-Vanlangendonck while walking through these alleys and little streets of this beautiful city. They currently show works by the Belgian Constructivist Guy van den Branden, an artist with work of complete geometric abstraction, following in the footsteps of Piet Mondrian and Victor Vasarély.
These moments are always inspiring when I explore art that I have only known little about, but is having such a huge impact and appealing totally new. The works on display and the monograph they produced are really impressive and it’s great to meet people putting effort into not forgetting about the value of van den Branden’s art and not letting it disappear.
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Deadbeat Club: ‘Mentally Retired’ Exhibition

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The group show of Deadbeat Club is still running a few more days. If you happen to be way out west, check out Slow Culture LA to see real good photography work by Nolan Hall, Cheryl Dunn, Devin Briggs, Andrea Sonnenberg and others. Our featured artist Ed Templeton (in JB. issue #03), who also contributed a print to our group show, is on the line-up, too.
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Jo Peters: ‘Propeller Island’ Leftovers…

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Our friend Jo Peters made a new video in 2014, one of the sweetest skate flics around, and true Berlin local. He was also part of our group show opening where we had shown exactly his video, Propeller Island. Now he released some leftovers in a short clip. Enjoy!
(Photo: “City traveling with the Propeller boys” © by Jenne Grabowski)

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