Feature: Danny Martin

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Feature: Danny Martin

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1. Danny Martin
2. Tucson, Arizona
3. been doing drawings since I first watched Voltron….so when I was 4…
4. Im influenced by a lot of creative types…but off the top of my Head: Jack Kirby, Jim Henson, Shawn Kerri, Jim Phillips, Raymond Pettibon, Charles Shultz, Gene Colan, Keith Haring, Pushead, Frank Miller, Jamie Hernandez,and  Milton Caniff
5. I just wanna make enuff images to construct a narrative of subject matter that I think is rad….everything from day of the dead to onsite Urban Landscape portraits to pop culture imagery   is fair game!
6. in the long run…I wanna be doing what Im doing right now, just on a larger scale.
7. dannymartinart.com Danny Martin Flickr

Exclusive print release: Artist HERT uses own blood to subvert parole restrictions

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Exclusive print release: Artist HERT uses own blood to subvert parole restrictions

Carnage NYC is proud to announce the release of a unique edition of screenprints by artist Ian de Beer.

In September of 2010, Ian de Beer, aka HERT, was sentenced to 1-3 years in state penitentiary for graffiti. Regarded by many of his peers as one of the most talented young artists emerging on the East Coast, he now faced severe restrictions. After a year in prison he was moved first to a half-way house and is currently still confined to his hometown in Western New York State. His artistic interests have broadened considerably in recent years, but de Beer’s transition to a professional art career is facing serious hurdles: Under the condition of his parole, de Beer is not allowed to use a wide variety of art materials, including paint and any type of marker or pen, even to create works on paper or canvas.

In order to create this print without these essential tools, de Beer decided to incorporate these restrictions into the artistic process. He manipulated the imagery digitally and commissioned an external printer. Rather than signing the prints in a conventional manner, de Beer chose to tell the story of his arrest with his finger-prints and had a pint of his own blood extracted to use in place of ink. De Beer thus re-focuses the viewer’s attention from the banality of arrest procedures to the existential threat of suffocating restrictions that aim not to reform but solely to punish.

Two-color screenprint and blood on heavy watercolor paper. 18” by 24”. Edition of 50 plus 3 APs. Available via carnagenyc.com on Tuesday, July 22 at noon ET.

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Feature: Stephanie Ng

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Feature: Stephanie Ng

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Name: Stephanie Ng

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Start date: I’ve always been drawing my entire life, but I had my
first art show in Brooklyn in 2011. It was the first time I had
exhibited my work professionally. That show represented the beginning of
an era during which I began to have more respect for my art, and it
will always mean a lot to me. Not only did I sell my first piece, but I
also realized how much support I had, and I finally decided I should
make my art a constant, permanent part of my life.

Influences: I have a soft side for street artists like Banksy and
Shepard Fairey and for photographers like Henry Cartier-Bresson, but I
will always consider classic painters and illustrators as my top
influences. Leonardo da Vinci is my main man.

Effect: I’d like viewers to consider not only the aesthetic of a
piece but also the concept behind it and the execution that led to its
creation. Each of these aspects can be appreciated separately, but they
also create a whole new entity when considered together, and each one
gives us a different perspective through which we can view not only a
piece of art but also life itself.

Long run: I hope to develop several new series and new styles
within the next year, whatever they may be: studies of skulls, patterns,
portraits, whatever next inspires me! I took a bit of a break over the
past several months while trying to come up with new ideas, and I hope
to exhibit my artwork more within the next year.

Links: www.stephaniemng.com 

instagram.com/brixtongun

https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.m.ng.art

A more permeant 228 label!

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A more permeant 228 label!

Ok so July 15th is here and the aluminum label 228′s are available.
There will be a limited edition of 20 that are 1 color(black) hand drawn on silk screened 228 label design on aluminum. Also there will be a full color limited edition available.
So head over to http://www.urbanhangings.com
now to grab em before they are all gone!!!

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Feature: LFS (Looking For Spots)

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Feature: LFS (Looking For Spots)

LFS is short for Looking For Spots. We are a group of dudes from the heart of Jersey who shred on bmx bikes and dedicate a lot of time searching for street spots all over the east coast. Sometimes we find ourselves lurking around in the middle of nowhere farmland towns and in the alleyways of the grimiest hood parts of major cities to find a street spot. We’ve been able to avoid trouble and cops by learning to blend in, work words and pedal fast. Half of us are in our late 20′s and the others can’t buy booze yet. Each one of us has a unique style and we feed off of each others abilities to further our own skill sets. Our riding is not a competition. We seek to inspire others to join our fun, impress each other and above all, to be remembered for what we do.

In the realm of art, people express themselves in many different ways for many different reasons. For us, LFS, it’s to be recognized for our expressions of abilities and attitudes on the BMX bike. We also have developed an eye for rideable spots in urban architecture similar to the ability of graffiti artists to see the perfect spot for a piece. Our skill was developed by taking risks that could cost us our lives. “Damaging” property to enjoy our talents could result in unintended encounters with law enforcement, negatively effecting our credibility in the “real” world. We do what we do to take on the challenges of applying our abilities in different aspects to get the pleasant, short lived high from an adrenaline rush and to claim the fame after conquering a spot.

In our world of BMX, there are many unwritten rules that we all should follow to allow for the integrity of the sport to hold strong. Just like a graffiti artist can’t use a tag name someone else has already claimed, a rider can’t film the same trick on the same setup as someone else and call it theirs. A one-up, which is doing the same trick with an added combo, is like painting right over someone else’s art. The rules, the codes we follow, are passed on through the generations, but it’s becoming tougher with the growing popularity of our sport. Its up to the OG’s to keep it real and the youths to pay attention.

Jeff Ludwig,
LEED Green Assoc.

Chris Marshall Photo Captions

Dan Diehl- Dan is the crew originator alongside Jeff and Doroba. Here Dan holds onto to the seat of his bike with one hand and jumps from the staircase into the embankment below. As seen in the LFS DIG BMX article.

Dope- I’ve always felt that shitty areas have a strange beauty to them. Coincidently shitty areas usually also have the best spots to ride.

Doroba- Late night missions to spots are sometimes the only way they can be ridden hassle free. Doroba takes advantage with this 1am double peg grind. As seen in the LFS DIG BMX article.

Jeff With Glasses (Jeff Ludwig)- JWG gets it in before the Demolition teams come through to this Abandoned Stadium Hubba ledge.

Jeff With Glasses Portrait- The texture and natural lighting of this burned out room in the stadium made for an excellent portrait studio.

LFS Guard- While out riding in of course a rather unsavory area an armed security guard came out to kick us out. We ended up talking to him and his sun about bike riding and got the info of when they weren’t open so we could go back undisturbed.

Mike Kleisler- The young pistol of the group Mikey K fires out a gap over the sidewalk block into the tight storm door

Nut Sack Ankle- Rolled ankles, Bone deep pedal gashes to the shins, and broken fingers are all common injuries that BMX riders will inevitably endure. Most just tape, wrap, or rig injuries so the next day can still be enjoyed pedaling around

NYC- A great thing about Street riding is being able to see things at times most don’t. On the way home from a late night midtown mission I couldn’t pass up a photo of this bone wall

SmallFry- BMXers tend to be an optimistic bunch. After Hurricane Sandy this upturned sidewalk would make most people just see destruction. Smallfry see only a great a new spot to take advantage of with this Tailwhip.

Special- A super close fence, scraping handle bars, and a psychotic face is all Special needs to get things done.

Steve Kool- X-up grinds are a dangerous affair especially when done on a rail so close to the wall. Steve shows no fear and rides away after the first go on a trick you would never want to try twice.

Trenton

LFS instagram

RIP DG NWC

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RIP DG NWC

I remember the first time I saw DG do colors on the highway on Staten Island. It was really awesome to see because for years there was nothing that stood out on the highways. It was even better to see him do it over and over again after every time they buffed it. I unfortunately didn’t know him but I definitely knew his work. RIP DG NWC
Piece by Rime and Giz

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Photo by Bishop203

This Thursday!

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This Thursday!

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Feature: R2F

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Feature: R2F

Name: R2F // Road2Failure // 2 On A Skateboard // RtwoF

Crews: TTYL, Jr. Prom, TCFW, OS Boys, 33

Location: Philadelphia… for now.

Start Date: I started out doing tiny tags & stickers by the name R2F in 2007

Influence: I’m influenced by a lot of things like.. fast weird grindcore, highfiving people, the word “toy”, hip hop, walking around, laying in bed, the internet, graffiti in weird places, eating snacks, & being able to use whatever i can to put my name some place and stuff. Some writers/ Artists that influence me are… UFO907, Droid907, Adam Void, Fishglue, Spain, Cancer Carl, Pezo, ORFN, Barry McGee, UnderWaterPirates, Cash4, & plenty of others that i could list for hours… but of course the real inspirations are the entire TTYL family ;)

Effect: I’m not really sure how to answer this.. but i guess the effect i want to have on others is to show them its okay to paint/create things that are weird without having to worry about the macho tough guy bullshit that this “community” usually tries to push on people. Everyone needs to just have fun and get funky…../// The effect i want to have on myself is that i want to keep proving to myself that what i feel & create is actually okay…I want to keep proving to myself i dont need drugs or alcohol when i have access to much funner things like liquid hip hop in a spray can.

Long Run: i am going to keep doing my thing until i can physically do my thing no more. No one is going to put me down enough to make me want to stop, i’ve already put a good amount of my life into this so stopping anytime soon would be just sad // :( //  In the future i’m really looking forward to meeting more artists that influence me and i look forward to making more friends out of this weird adventure. Stay Cool.

photos by R2F and JEPH

ChrisRWK interview with Street Art NYC

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ChrisRWK interview with Street Art NYC

This week Street Art NYC posted a brand new interview with ChrisRWK. If you want to find out more about him and his background and some upcoming projects like the label he designed for Wat-aah! and the show that goes along with it in Chicago later this month then definitely go take a look and read.

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Carnage Grilled III!

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Carnage Grilled III!

Carnage just released the third issue of Gilled and it’s definite for any zine collection.
It features 126 doors! Here’s some more details: Edition of 600 numbered copies, 92 pages, full color, large format, perfect bound.
And some images from it

Carnage

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There’s also a limited edition Tshirt with Now Your Cool. Take a look and pick both up!