World leading calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas breaks fashion frontiers with his new capsule collection made in collaboration with Saint-Petersburg Fashion Store “DLT” (formal store of Russian Empire Guards Society, 1908-1916). For this case, Pokras, famous for his love to huge scales, live-painted a 30sq meters of denim and cloth during the fully packed event. The concept of collection lays in the intersection of ready-made thing, brush strokes, the work of artist and the high tempo of modern time. No doubts exclusive hoodies and cardigans are going to be sold out in a few hours today. To show the connection with a place, in his case - Saint-Petersburg, Pokras denied online sales for this collection. But world-wide fan base can still purchase his merch on @pokrasofficial
The new record was set within the framework of collaboration with Lokomotiv football club — the artist painted the square in front of RZD Arena (team’s home ground in Cherkizovo) in red and green — the reigningchampions’ club colors. The painting covers the area of 11,000 square meters.
The choice of location for the new art object was deliberate. Back in the Soviet days Cherkizovsky Parkused to bring art and sport together. The Stalinets stadium built here in 1935, was lavishly decorated with sculptures. The most famous among them was, perhaps, “The girl with an Oar” by Romuald Iodko — its four-meter copy printed on a 3D printer this simmer was painted by Pokras Lampas for Gorky Park. The new stadium built on the site of Stalinets has become a well-known arena for not just football games but also for first rate entertainment, art performances and concerts, it is used for shooting episodes about football.
According to Pokras Lampas, his new artwork brings together sport and art, taking up such topics as pushing the limits and conquering new peaks. As usual, Pokras encrypts a hidden message in his massive calligraffiti to be found and revealed by the audience. A shining example of profound symbolism and powerful meaning to be recognized is the installation “18 words about Vasily Vereshchagin” at the entrance to the New Tretyakov Gallery. The art object nearby RZD Arena has been no exception, as it implies a new slogan of Locomotiv which is “We go our (own) way”.
We are creating a New Visual Culture. We are the future.
We are the creators of a new visual culture. We are the future.
The mural «Д ¥ Ā Л И З М» (Dualism) has appeared on the inner wall of the WYNWOOD design hotel at the very heart of St. Petersburg. The artist’s lecture will take a place there on August 2, 2018.
Lampas’s work «Д ¥ Ā Л И З М» is a Manifesto, dedicated to the duality of the perception of contemporary art. Its text in two languages, helping the viewer to explore both differences between alphabets and cultural references in the forms of letters, and combining them into the context of calligraphy of the future. Dualism also reflects in the choice of color: the left part of the work is closer to the original range of the facade, while the right part is more contrast. Together they form the complete picture. The text itself is a Manifesto of Millennials with the values of past generations, made by borrowing the forms of letters from western and eastern, ancient and modern calligraphy. «Д ¥ Ā Л И З М» is the largest mural by Pokras Lampas in St.Petersburg — it covers an area of more than 250 square meters.
One of the most brightest representatives of contemporary calligraphy, the founder of a new artistic movement — Calligrafuturism – Pokras Lampas combines work on art projects around the world with exhibitions, street art performances and festivals. He creates large-scale compositions in the urban environment and interior, constantly experimenting with the forms and possibilities of fonts. In recent years Pokras Lampas was a member of the street art
projects, solo and group exhibitions in Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, China, South Korea and UAE, and among his clients you can find brands such as: Lamborghini, FENDI, Dries van Noten, Nike, Pirelli, Yves Saint Laurent and AlfaBank
Artist Joshua Vides making real-life objects appear as simple, black and white sketches. His ongoing experiments in Op Art went crazy when you see Air Jordan 1s, basketball hoops, street signs embellished in white paint with black sharpie lines drawn by hand. For Joshua’s next illusion, he took over The Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles, California last week to present his new exhibit titled “Reality to Idea.”
To present their recent fragrance for men YSL Beauté asked the renowned Russian calligraphy master Pokras Lampas to set a performance during their Moscow leg of the international Y campaign. The challenge was not new for Pokras - 2 Hours, 5 Meters "Y" letter and 1 Artist in made his own epic #calligrafuturism manner
"Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean work together to create large installations based around phrases and logos that are part of the common lexicon. Casually used terms like “all good” and the shrug emoji take on larger-than-life dimensions in the duo’s three dimensional versions, which are suspended from cables, integrated into chain link fences, toted in truck beds, and painted alongside graffiti. Wheatley and Dean have partnered with music festivals, fashion brands, and the creative house Justkids to install their work. Up next, the artists will be embarking on a trip to Mexico to create new paintings in rural areas." via Colossal
Chubby Hearts Over London is a design project conceived by Anya Hindmarch as a love letter to London and supported by the Mayor of London, the British Fashion Council and the City of Westminster.
Starting on Valentine's Day and continuing throughout London Fashion Week, giant chubby heart balloons will be suspended over (and sometimes squashed within) London landmarks as a declaration of love to the city. The balloons will disappear each evening and appear again in a different location the next day.
P.s. This might remind "Red Ball" project by Kurt Perschke to some of you
Talented artist we follow for ages Matt W. Moore shared his latest project done later last year at Art Basel Miami 2017. It is a 1st Chapter of a special collaboration with Remi Martin that lead to basketball court design during the art fair at 'The W' South Beach Miami.
Perm-based Russian street artist Aleksey Ilkaev better known as ilkaif and was quite famous locally for his significant "sad face" graffiti he placed around the town since 2011. The story of his "sad faces" based on Ural's poetics and romanticised harshness of life in the region.
"For the last few months, New Yorkers have been treated to an unexpected sight during their daily commutes as random trash cans around the city have been converted into overflowing bouquets of colourful flowers. The temporary installations dubbed “Flower Flashes” are the idea of floral designer Lewis Miller Design who utilise a mixture of post-event flowers and fresh stock to create the displays on street corners or around statues, reminding us somewhat of Geoffroy Mottart’s installations in Brussels. You can see more of Lewis Miller’s work on Instagram. " via Colossal
Dmitri Aske, a multidisciplinary Russian artist, has had a large solo show in Moscow RuArts Gallery. The exhibition entitled Through The Mist, which lasted from November, 2 till December, 2, included 24 plywood relieves created in the artist’s unique technique and 4 middle-sized plywood sculptures. Dmitri had worked on the series for nine months.
According to the artist, the title of the show describes the life of modern people who try to find their own way wandering through the informational mist. The characters of all the artworks exist in the state of uncertainty, doubts, second thoughts, anxiety concerning past and future, which lies behind the white noise of our digital age.
Dmitri Aske is a versatile Moscow artist and one of the main figures behind the Russian urban contemporary art movement. He started his career in 2000 from writing graffiti, later moving to graphic design and illustration. In mid-2000s, Dmitri had collaborated with Nike, Reebok, PlayStation, and the like making different art objects and graphics. He also used to be an Edior-in-Chief of one of the first Russian graffiti magazines and a co-founder of a street wear brand. Since 2015, Aske has dedicated himself full-time to art, creating plywood tile relieves, sculptures, and painting murals. In 2016, according to the InArt research, he was named 4th by the sum of auction sales among the young Russian artists. Apart from working in the studio, Dmitri runs an online magazine vltramarine.ru, as well as gives lectures on graffiti and street art.
Photography: Denis Bychkovskiy / @denbych
France-based street artist Mantra has been unveiling a series of trompe l’oeil murals that convert the facades of commercial and residential buildings into larger-than-life butterfly display cases in Spain, Austria, France, and Bogota. Seen here are a few pieces from the last year, but you can explore a bit more on Facebook
Polish artist, BEZT (Etam Cru) has a show opening on Saturday in New York at SPOKE NYC, curated by Los Angeles-based gallery, Thinkspace. “Beautiful Mistakes” showcases BEZT ‘s melancholic storytelling through a series of paintings and drawings. He’s largely known for his massive murals painted with Sainer, the other half of the Etam Cru duo, so it’s only fitting that in addition to the exhibition, BEZT will be painting his first mural in New York City.
“Beautiful Mistakes” – a solo show by BEZT (Etam Cru)
Opening Reception: October 21st, 6 – 10 pm
On view: October 21st – November 5th, 2017
SPOKE NYC – 210 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002
Yekaterinburg based street art team Stenograffia ain't happy with abandoned Soviet cars left by their owners all around the city. Having no regrets but spray cans and spare hands they decided to "cut off" old clutters from the streets in the way every designer will approve.
"French design and photography agency Ill-Studio and fashion brand Pigalle have redesigned and repainted the Paris Duperré basketball court, with support from Nike. The court is squeezed between buildings in a Parisian suburb on Rue Duperré, and became internationally renowned in its previous guise, painted in graphical blocks of primary colours."