Saturday, May 29, 2010
Coming up this week is my latest Graffiti world tour. I have been invited to fly out to Bristol to paint at Upfest 10. This is an internationally renowned Urban Arts Festival, held in the town where BANKSY is from - Bristol. I will be painting with 200 of the worlds finest urban contemporary artists, working in the arts today. The can pressure is on, and I am thoroughly looking forward to it. Yes I will be producing a Photo Book of the whole event, so you guys who cant make it out, will be able to sit back and read about it and view it on your Ipad/Iphone.
Above is what I got to paint last time I was in Bristol OCT 2009, working with Kid Zoom and Vermin.
Monday, May 24, 2010
My latest addition to my IPAD/IPHONE apps, speaks for itself. Featuring artworks by Banksy, Obey, Faile, JMR, MBW and many many more.
Check it out Here
Saturday, May 22, 2010
This presentation was presented by Remo Camerota at Tokyo #71. Uploaded on 1st April 2010Remo takes us through his books on Japanese graffiti on to his upcoming release on Japanese manhole covers which will be titled DrainSpotting, his next book Menko japan and his graphic novel due for release soon - Scar!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Before Drainspotting, I photographed Graffiti Japan, which was my first book published by Mark Batty Publisher New York. It is a study of Graffiti art and Artists from around Japan. Japan has long been a breeding ground for innovative approaches to Western traditions. But, the fanatical embrace with which Japanese artists have welcomed graffiti has made for a form of graffiti wholly apart from its Western origins. Graffiti Japan captures the culturally unique aspects of Japanese street art, providing a most complete look at Japan’s contemporary graffiti scene up until 2009.
I could never have guessed that this first, on-a-whim trip to Japan would result to me moving to Tokyo and befriending the scene’s most prolific and talented artists. The more time I spent with them traveling from city to city, meeting local luminaries, the more photographs I took, the more excited the artists became about helping me delve deeper.
Interviews with KRESS, BELX2, FATE, TENGA, EMAR, SUIKO, QP,SHIZENTOMOTEL, PHIL and many more reveal how these artists define their work as specifically Japanese, musing on everything from replicating the calligraphic intricacies of the Japanese language with spray paint, to foreign influences and national pride. Every single photograph in Graffiti Japan was shot in Japan, featuring anime and manga characters, kanji, sprawling legal murals and illegal hidden spots, all of which comprise this spectacular scene that could not exist in any other country.
You can find the book on Amazon and check out the websites and blogs here.
Graffiti Japan will be coming to IPAD soon.
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May 3rd - Golden week in Japan I was invited to do an installation of my artworks and photography at Rainbow Disco club, Tokyo, Hurami Port. The event went off with over 4000 people dancing their buts off with DJs featuring DJ Harvey.
This is the installation video of the project in collaboration with Skinnipants and Rainbow disco club.
See more of my urban art at www.whitewallstudios.net
Saturday, May 15, 2010
On June the 5th and 6th 2010 I will be painting at UPFEST 10 - In Bristol UK. If you are in the area please stop by and say hi. As well as painting I will be laser tagging the walls and streets of Bristol using software systems and projections.
This video is of the last work I did in Bristol with my Friends, Vermin and Kid Zoom, in November 2009. Upfest will be featuring over 100 Artists from all over the globe. We have been invited to paint at Upfest 2010 , this Graffiti Hotspot, to paint the town RED! Upfest 10 is a charity event and has raised over £10,000 for Nacoa (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) since the festival began and as in previous years, Upfest’10 will raise awareness of and fundraise for the charity.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Coming soon will be a Graffiti Japan IPAD/IPHONE supplement, Bonus and Extra Photographs taken during the book has been released and out takes that did not make the book . Keep up with the ever changing scene in Japan utilizing this new App once available.