Category Archives: Street Art

Juxtapoz interview Over Under, Radical and Tip Toe in anticipation of ‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Over Under on the streets of NY - © Jaime Rojo

To help introduce art lovers to some of the Street Artists in the upcoming show “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories”, Thinkspace arranged to have Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo of Brooklyn Street Art connect with a number of the artists in the exhibit so they could take part in the “Back Talk” interview series made popular by the good folks at Juxtapoz. Many thanks to Juxtapoz for running this series of interviews and to Steven and Jaime for all the hard work putting them together and for writing the beautiful introductory paragraphs that accompany each interview.

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Over Under (work pictured above) here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-overunder

Radical! on the streets of NY - © Jaime Rojo

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Radical here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-radical

Tip Toe on the streets of NY - © Jaime Rojo

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Tip Toe here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-tiptoe

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace

Opening at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, CA on Friday, August 12th 6-10pm

Take a ‘sneak peek’ at the show here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627092032178/

www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/
www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.cavegallery.net

Juxtapoz interview Hellbent, Adam Void, Ema, and Hargo in anticipation of ‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Hargo on the streets of NY - © Jaime Rojo

To help introduce art lovers to some of the Street Artists in the upcoming show “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories”, Thinkspace arranged to have Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo of Brooklyn Street Art connect with a number of the artists in the exhibit so they could take part in the “Back Talk” interview series made popular by the good folks at Juxtapoz. Many thanks to Juxtapoz for running this series of interviews and to Steven and Jaime for all the hard work putting them together and for writing the beautiful introductory paragraphs that accompany each interview.

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Hargo (work pictured above) here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-hargo

Hellbent on the streets of NY - © Jaime Rojo

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Hellbent here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-hellbent

Ema on the streets of NY - © Jaime Rojo

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Ema here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-ema

Adam Void on the streets of New York - © Jaime Rojo

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Adam Void here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-adam-void

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace

Opening at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, CA on Friday, August 12th 6-10pm

Take a ‘sneak peek’ at the show here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627092032178/

www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/
www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.cavegallery.net

Anthony Lister in Venice / ‘Street Art Saved My Life’ opens in one week!

Anthony Lister in Venice - © Patrick Iaconis

Anthony Lister has been in LA for the past week gifting us with some amazing street works around his recent show at HVW8. Everywhere from West Hollywood to Venice to downtown, Lister was busy during his brief stay. Coincidently enough his visit was just a couple weeks before our big show with the folks from Brooklyn Street Art that will feature his work.

In the week ahead watch for pieces popping up around the Venice area from the likes of Hellbent, El Sol 25, Adam Void, Creepy, Tip Toe, Gilf!, Hargo, Clown Soldier, Ludo and NohJColey. Look for pics to be posted in the coming week over at Brooklyn Street Art and here on Sour Harvest.

Be sure to also check out the wall Lister did in downtown LA as part of the ‘LA Freewalls Project’ over on BSA here.

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Curated by Brooklyn Street Art in collaboration with Thinkspace

Fri, August 12th 6-10PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice / 310.428.6387
(On view through Sept. 4th)
www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/
www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.cavegallery.net

Sneak peek at ‘Street Art Saved My Life’ – opening August 12th at C.A.V.E.

White Cocoa 'Patron Saint of Rusto' - colored pencil and acrylic on matte board - 18x12 inches when opened (2011)

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace

Opening at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, CA on Friday, August 12th 6-10pm

More details, ‘Back Talk’ interviews from Juxtapoz, and sneak peeks to follow

Take a further ‘sneak peek’ here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627092032178/

Full show details here: http://mim.io/692a11

www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/
www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.cavegallery.net

Juxtapoz interview White Cocoa and Kid Acne in anticipation of ‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

White Cocoa on the streets of NY - © Jaime Rojo

To help introduce art lovers to some of the Street Artists in the upcoming show “Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories”, Thinkspace arranged to have Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo of Brooklyn Street Art connect with a number of the artists in the exhibit so they could take part in the “Back Talk” interview series made popular by the good folks at Juxtapoz. Many thanks to Juxtapoz for running this series of interviews and to Steven and Jaime for all the hard work putting them together and for writing the beautiful introductory paragraphs that accompany each interview.

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with White Cocoa (art pictured above) here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-white-cocoa

Kid Acne on the streets of New York - © Jaime Rojo

Check out the full ‘Back Talk’ interview with Kid Acne (art pictured above) here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Current/back-talk-a-conversation-with-kid-acne

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace

Opening at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, CA on Friday, August 12th 6-10pm

More details, interviews, and sneak peeks coming soon!

www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/
www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.cavegallery.net

Pedro Matos’ debut U.S. solo show coming up next month at Shooting Gallery in SF

The work of Pedro Matos

The works featured in “Ephemera” are the newest iteration of Pedro Matos’ masterful oil-on-canvas explorations, featuring a complex layering of texture, pattern and portraiture. He collects inspiration from a variety of sources, and photographs people, places, and aesthetic details to pull from for his finished works. Matos’ new canvases are a result of the piling-up of things he is drawn to, torn-up, remixed, and given the appearance of ripped paper – set to mimic the aesthetic of worn, shredded posters pasted to the side of a building. Through this visual language, Matos hopes to pull the viewer into a conversation surrounding impermanence, and the constant shifting of social, political, moral, cultural and aesthetic ideas.

His investigation of life’s ephemeral nature has led him to create a body of work that vividly juxtaposes beauty with decay, something he encounters daily in contemporary urban spaces. The patterning he utilizes in these works comes directly from traditional Portuguese designs, layered with advertisements from the street, rendered meticulously in bright oil paint.

Underneath it all, Matos works with portraiture based on subjects that lie outside of what popular culture craves: instead of models, celebrities or cultural icons, he works to represent the kind of people he regularly encounters. Family members, people that are a part of his immediate community, personalities encountered out in the streets, and other subjects that fall in this same vein. The forgotten, the overlooked, the underappreciated members of society all take precedence here, where the slick transience of advertising culture fails to do anything more than fade away with very little time.

About the artist:
Pedro Matos was born in 1989 in Santarém, Portugal and started painting at the age of 16, inspired by his immersion in graffiti, skateboarding and street culture. Pedro went on to pursue a formal education in painting and art history, which brought him to study at Central Saint Martins in London, and Ar. Co in Lisbon. Matos has exhibited works internationally, with previous shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portugal, Spain and London. He currently lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.

“Ephemera”
New Works by Pedro Matos

Opening Reception: September 3rd 7-11 pm

Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA
www.shootinggallerysf.com

Look for Pedro Matos‘ debut Los Angeles solo show next spring with us here at Thinkspacemore details announced soon on that one!

Sneak peek at ‘Street Art Saved My Life’ – opening August 12th at C.A.V.E.

LUDO 'Greed Is The New Color' - 40x50 inches - ink and watercolor on paper (2011)

‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace

Opening at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, CA on Friday, August 12th 6-10pm

More details, ‘Back Talk’ interviews from Juxtapoz, and sneak peeks to follow

Take a further ‘sneak peek’ here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627092032178/

Full show details here: http://mim.io/692a11

www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/
www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.cavegallery.net