#Art I love

January 21, 2013

On Saturday night, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting 19 Karen to see a sneak preview of Johnny Romeo’s new exhibition GRINDHOUSE before it heads off to Porter Contemporary in New York (February 21 – March 30 2013).

It’s an incredible exhibtion by a very talented Australian pop artist. His inspiration for the collection is Grindhouse/Exploitation Cinema and in keeping with this theme the artworks feature bold colours, lots of guns, high-octane cars and plenty of women.

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(Ghetto Super Star)

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(Death Stare)

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(Smoke House)

(Images all via 19 Karen website)

Graffiti has often maligned as a means of artistic expression, possibly because of the fact that the public domain is the artist’s canvas.

When you look at it, though its just like any other artform really. For example, not every artist is going to create something that appeals to everyone, everywhere and the subject matter itself can be confronting at times.

Graffiti art is often political although it’s also full of beauty and humour, like this street art (below) found in Leipzig, Germany.

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(Image via www.streetartutopia.com)

I’m a huge fan of Melbourne-based artist Rone who has created some stunning works.

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(Image via r-o-n-e.com)

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(Image via r-o-n-e.com)

Australia has more than it’s fair share of amazing graffiti artists, below are some incredible artworks that I found in my home town (Surfers Paradise to be exact).

Sadly, I don’t know the names of the talented artists who created these pieces though.

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When you’re next out in your neighbourhood make sure you look out for street art, you’ll see there’s a lot to be admired in the work that these talented artists create for us all to see.

READ IT, NEED IT, LOVE IT!

January 4, 2013

Thank you so much to Interiors Stockholm (igottsallskap.com) for their very kind words!

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