Einträge von Anne Scherer

Juxtapoz about Evol’s „UNREAL ESTATE“

Swoon’s project, “Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea,” features seven boats including this steam-powered paddleboat.

Three loud blasts from a steam whistle screamed out as the rain drizzled on the riverbank here. And the fleet of seven eclectic handmade ships slowly moved away.

Only minutes before their launching, on Friday around noon, a group of people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, was still preparing for the voyage down the Hudson River. In between bites of jelly doughnuts, the crew, dressed in hipster hillbilly chic, hustled to clean up pieces of scrap metal and ready the boats. In the middle stood the artist known as Swoon in a bright yellow rain poncho and jeans.

DRAW A LINE BLOG: „Elimination of Possibilities“ – Interview with Smash137

Adrian Falkner lives and works in Basel, Switzerland. The Swiss artist is also known under the name Smash137. He has travelled the world as a graffiti writer for many years. Seven years ago, Falkner started to work as a contemporary artist, establishing and creating an identity expanding his graffiti-activities. He has successfully proven that it is possible to prosper in the art world as the artist Falkner was and as the one he has become. This mirrors when one looks at the list of international galleries that exhibited his works, for instance Library Street Collective, Detroit, LeFeurve, Paris, and Die Kunstagentin, Cologne.

Julia Benz worked together with Goethe Institut and Editude Pictures on a project in Sudan: Yalla! Khartoum 2014

The project series “Yalla!” wants to foster cultural exchange between German and Sudanese youth cultures & arts and furthermore establish a forum to give young people the chance to express themselves through artistic and creative activities. Sudan is mostly represented negatively in the international media which only focuses on conflict zones. “Yalla!” aims to change the representation of Sudan in the media through a vivid cooperation and the promotion of local cultural scenes.

Die Schweizer Illustrierte über Smash137: Vom illegalen Sprayer zum etablierten Künstler

Sein Name – ein «hingeknalltes» Feuerwerk. SMASH137 ist der erfolgreichste Graffiti-Künstler der Schweiz. Früher sprühte Adrian Falkner anonym, wurde verurteilt. Heute stellt er in Galerien und Museen aus.

Smash137 trägt einen karierten Kapuzenpulli im Holzfällerstil und Sneakers von Nike – die typische «Uniform» der Graffiti-Sprayer. Die Bedeutung seines Namens stellt der erfolgreichste Sprayer der Schweiz längst im luxuriösen Atelier in Basel unter Beweis. Hinschmettern, zerstören, krachen lassen. Mit Pinsel malt er fette Striche auf die Leinwand. Die zackigen Zeichen werden mit Ölkreide ergänzt und mit schwarzer Farbe aus der Dose übersprüht.

Art-Sheep’s Artist of the Day: Evol

Swoon’s project, “Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea,” features seven boats including this steam-powered paddleboat.

Three loud blasts from a steam whistle screamed out as the rain drizzled on the riverbank here. And the fleet of seven eclectic handmade ships slowly moved away.

Only minutes before their launching, on Friday around noon, a group of people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, was still preparing for the voyage down the Hudson River. In between bites of jelly doughnuts, the crew, dressed in hipster hillbilly chic, hustled to clean up pieces of scrap metal and ready the boats. In the middle stood the artist known as Swoon in a bright yellow rain poncho and jeans.