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The Senseless Drawing Bot

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 7, 2011
In order to explore the relationship between technology and art, So Kanno and Takahiro Yamaguchi created the Senseless Drawing Bot – a self-propelling device that sprays linework using the concept of the double pendulum. Based on the dynamism o...

POSE x KC Ortiz – Whitewash Show Preview

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 1, 2011
On Saturday, November 19, graffiti artist POSE and photojournalist KC Ortiz will unveil “Whitewash” – their second exhibition at Known Gallery in Los Angeles, and their most cohesive to date. For POSE, “Whitewash” refere...

3rd Estria Invitiational Battle @ The Honolulu Academy of Arts

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 1, 2011
Providing young and talented artists with an appropriate outlet, as opposed to their local cityscape, the Estria Invitational collects graffiti artists from near and far and allows them to battle it out within creative quarters. Early in September, t...

Faile @ Bowery & Houston NYC

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 28, 2011
Artist collective Faile has contributed a creative touch to the famed wall on the corner of Bowery and Houston in New York. The large scale piece adds some color to the busy intersection, incorporating a very eclectic motif with layered pieces that i...

Complex: The 25 Greatest LA Graffiti Writers

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 26, 2011
Complex magazine has been known to put out top lists from everything to Nas’s best songs to top Asian porn stars of all time. This time, they enlist revered graffiti artist Revok to compile this list of “The 25 Greatest LA Graffiti Writer...

Art in the Streets: Retna: Creating The Unconventional

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 13, 2011
“Art in the Streets” is a collaborative celebration of the arts through Cadillac and The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles, California. The project resulted in the installation of three public murals by renowned artists, includin...

The Seventh Letter: Revok, Rime & Roids Cross Country (Video)

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 10, 2011
Watch as the MSK/Seventh Letter trio of Revok (LA), Rime (LA/NY) and Roids (UK) create the gallery work for their now widely successful Perserverance showing, before setting out cross country to deliver the work to LA’s Known Gallery. Along the...

Blu @ Tudela Avant-Garde Urbano Festival, Spain

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 29, 2011
Having last been seen in Valencia, Italian artist Blu has traveled north to partake in Avant-Garde Urbano in the small town of Tudela de Navarra. More and more quaint cities across Europe have been using world-renowned street artists and their work a...

SABER: Plane Skywriting Over Los Angeles City Hall

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 19, 2011
There’s “getting up” and then there’s GETTING UP. MSK/AWR has taken to the skies above Los Angeles City Hall this afternoon in a not so subtle “how you like them apples” at District Attorney, Carmen Trutanich....

Prime and Estria: Na’au Pono Interview

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 19, 2011
Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. Some are decked out in skintight spandex suits while others have the uncanny ability to hit home runs. Along the spectrum, there are also those that defy social injustice by sitting at the front of buses and thos...

RIME & ROIDS. “DETROIT TO LOS ANGELES” Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 15, 2011
The PERSEVERANCE art event at LA’s Known Gallery was truly a sight to behold.  Featuring original work from alliterative masterminds Revok, Rime and Roids, the show featured flavor drawn from the City of Angels, Jersey and London.  De...

Kidult Vandalizes Louis Vuitton Paris

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2011
Following to his recent Hermes hooliganism, Kidult continues to invade another luxury store on his native soil. This time, the notorious graffiti artist marked the facade of a Louis Vuitton shop at Saint-Germain-des-Prés district in Paris using a pai...

Risk & Retna vs. The City of Santa Monica Controversy

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 12, 2011
A four-story house covered in Graffiti by artists Risk & Retna is causing ire among residents in Santa Monica, California, and reigniting the now 30-year-old battle to legitimize graffiti as art. The multicolored mural was commissioned by the hom...

Collabo Arts: Poesia vs Kofie

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 9, 2011
Here is a time-lapse video of some highly detailed and intricate graffiti art designed and executed by artists Poesia and Kofie. The piece, by Collabo Arts, highlights the vision and skill one needs to possess in order to pull of such an impressive p...

Style Wars 2 “Parody” Trailer

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 31, 2011
The original Style Wars by Henry Chalfant has been a cornerstone of graffiti documentation since its official debut in 1984. Since the original, there has been much talk about a new updated release that modernizes some of the people and themes discus...