My Rascals

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From the tv series Breaking Bad, Jesse is deep in the underground world of methamphetamine, but his naivety and charming traits(although he is mostly vulgar) push him into the rascal pile. Continue reading “My Rascals”

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Buff Monster

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Buff monster, Originally known as a street artist, . He made a name for himself by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters across Los Angeles, and other far-away places. Over the last fifteen years, he’s worked on an impressive variety of projects.  has done work for Coca-Cola, Converse, Disney, Hello Kitty, Hurley, Kidrobot, Kiehl’s, Mishka, Samsung, Sanrio, Scion, Smart Car, The Standard.5798c6d3c67fde5595242df79fe42289[1]

His work is characterized by happy characters living in brightly-colored bubbly landscapes .I like the way he uses thick to thin lineweights and his characters all have a strong silhouette big eyes and expressive features  . And he often cites heavy metal music, ice cream and Japanese Culture as major influences. In 2012 he created The Melty Misfits; a collection of vintage-style trading cards, complete with wax wrapper.

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The he often uses colour pink, a symbol of confidence, individuality and happiness, is present in everything Buff Monster creates. His art has been published in a variety of magazines, websites, newspapers and books, including Juxtapoz, Paper, Nylon, Cool Hunting, Angeleno, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The New York Times, and many more. He was also featured in Banksy’s movie: Exit Through the Gift Shop. In 2012, after 15 years living and working in Hollywood, he moved to New York City.

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His meticulously executed paintings have been shown in galleries around the world; one painting hangs in the Bristol City Museum as part of their permanent collection. He’s also created a variety of limited edition collectibles including vinyl and resin toys, prints, shirts, stickers and two series of his ambitious trading cards/stickers called The Melty Misfits. 9faccbe3b9b32f02d07c50d910576954[1]buffmonsterpictoplasma10[1]

http://buffmonster.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff_Monster

http://www.artestar.com/buff-monster/

http://allthoseshapes.com/buff-monster_graffiti_street-art/

http://pictoplasma.com/interview/buff-monster-renaissance-ice-cream/

 

Han Hoogerbrugge

Han Hoogerbrugge is a Dutch illustrator born in Rotterdam, where he is still based, and started out as a painter and cartoonist until he found the internet in 1996. who’s main character is himself – or rather, a warped, tweaked and confused reflection of himself. His existentialist views on life in the western world are laced with offbeat humor. His animations are ironic and sarcastic. And his illustrations make interesting social comments that intrigue the mind  Nothing is what is seems in Hoogerbrugge’s universe. But in a strange and contradictory way, that is somewhat of a reassurance…4d6891e8c1d0575c1e839000924ead55[1]

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Sauce(christian Griffiths)

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Is graffiti art or vandalism?, is it unsightly or beautiful? This is a topic of much debate and it is so because it’s subjective to ones opinion. Local artist Christian Griffiths (sauce) does this art for a living and is often subject to discrimination.IMG_2867[1]

Not to long ago  he was DISQUALIFIED at Mural Fest . He was escorted from Mural Park by a police officer after returning to work on his stricken mural.

Mural Fest committee members removed his unfinished work from the site. Controversy has swamped the internationally renowned art festival in its first year run by its new committee after Mr Griffiths was struck from the competition for refusing to solely use paint supplied by the committee. Although they had a hidden agenda, believing sauce was promoting graffiti and the use of aerosol for vandalism.

Mr Griffiths said he had returned to Mural Park yesterday morning to finish his mural when he was approached by a police officer about 11am.

“I don’t care about the competition, I just wanted to finish my art,” Mr Griffiths said.

The Murwillumbah based artist said the officer had told him that if he didn’t remove himself from the competition space he would be charged with failing to comply with a police officer’s direction.IMG_5798[1]

Sauce has an extensive background in aerosol art, which can be seen all over the east coast of Australia, provides him with a deep understanding of public art. Over the past decade, Sauce has worked with clients in both domestic and corporate environments, including local councils. Ainslie Rose, Sauces communications and art development manager has a degree in social science and combines sauces experience with her cultural knowledge. the sauce studio is the perfect choice for public art consultation

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http://thesaucestudio.com/.

http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/the-tweed-area/murwillumbah/attractions/the-sauce-studio

http://mtnaustralia.com.au/blog/sauce-studio/

https://www.facebook.com/TheSauceStudio/

http://creativevillage.com.au/place/the-sauce-studio/

http://www.tweeddailynews.com.au/news/graffiti-studio-a-saucy-outlet-for-art-passion/1960341/

Peter Max

Peter Max has inspired Americans and the world for more than four decades. His one-man museum exhibitions have had record-breaking attendance while also demonstrating how fine art can extend beyond museum walls and enrich non-traditional media, such as a Continental Airlines super jet and a 600 ft. Woodstock stage.

One of the most famous of all living artist’s,Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and an uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations.

Just as Max felt the oncoming impact of the ‘60s underground Cultural Revolution, he also saw the print industry expanding with four-color web presses. To Peter, this print media explosion meant one thing— he could turn his original art works into posters and share them with the youth of America.

A new world of possibilities opened for Max. He created color combinations right on the printing press, utilizing a “split fountain” technique that enabled him to blend colors as they were going through the ink rollers. He lyrically described the process as playing a printing press like an electric piano.

Max’s signature style of cosmic characters, meticulously painted against bold, vibrant colors, were among the most influential graphic sources of the 1960s. Capturing the zeitgeist of the era, Max’s art was often cited by journalists and art critics as the visual counterpart to the music of The Beatles

Peter Max has painted for six U.S. Presidents and his art is on display in Presidential Libraries and in U.S. Embassies.Max has painted our Lady Liberty annually since America’s Bicentennial and in 2000 a collage of his Liberties adorned over 145 million Verizon phone books.

He was named an official artist of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. He has also been Official Artist of 5 Super Bowls, World Cup USA, The World Series, The U.S. Open, The Indy 500, The NYC Marathon and The Kentucky Derbyhas.

http://www.petermax.com/

http://www.artnet.com/artists/peter-max/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Max

https://www.parkwestgallery.com/artist/peter-max

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=peter+max&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm99vc7eTLAhWndKYKHRQyA8sQ_AUIBygB&biw=1920&bih=934

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