First Amendment caught up with interdisciplinary artist, Erik Bender, in his Oakland studio and had him break down the processes and reconcilement of ideologies for his latest series of 2D and 3D works in “REAL ICKY,” opening up this weekend. Read more after the jump!
For her upcoming solo exhibition, “Some Sort of Disrepair,” Stacey Rozich reflects on the paths that have brought her to the present as well as the blocks she’s overcome to reveal an authentic creative trajectory highlighted by her masterful and familiar painting techniques. Read more after the jump!
In anticipation of Henry Fey’s latest installation-based work, “Potholes,” we asked the Los Angeles-based artist for a glimpse into his process, his thoughts on the value of nostalgia in a scroll-happy digital era, and how he has reconciled his own overconsumption of imagery. More after the jump!
We sat down with the San Francisco-based artist to discuss his signature processes, his most recent creative endeavors, and billboards for local lawyers. Learn more after the jump.
http://www.widewalls.ch/pemex-and-klops-1am-gallery-san-francisco/ Last week we stopped by Pemex's studio to check out the last few steps for his duo show with Klops, "Get With The Program". Thanks Widewalls.ch for covering the studio visit! See the pair's finished work at the opening reception at our downtown San Francisco gallery, this Thursday, March 2nd, from 7-10pm. To request a catalog preview: firstname.lastname@example.org.
https://vimeo.com/201481297 Last Monday, the New Jersey Hip Hop Icons The Artifacts came down to our Oakland Generator space for an awesome Black Book Session, in-depth interview, and Q & A with the crowd. The Artifacts were note for being some of the first graffiti artists to speak to the element of graffiti on the mic with their classic song "Wrongside of the tracks." Here is our In-depth discussion with them.
Kopsky's "Leader of Ramen's Dissection Studies", on display at 1AM gallery now! French artist Kopsky traces his beginnings back to the suburbs of Paris, where he was born and raised under the artistic influence of his painter father. Though always surrounded by art, Kopsy discovered spray paint in the mid 90’s and began to explore its many applications and benefits. In addition to learning graffiti the “classic b-boy way,” Kopsky started studying art and moved to the Mediterranean coast. Since then, he continues to experiment with different styles of street [...]
AMUSE 126 is best known as one of the most prolific graffiti artists to come out of Chicago. With works ranging from simple tags and throws to giant pieces and murals, it seems like AMUSE 126 can do just about anything. With over 15 years of experience, this self taught artist has grown in the graffiti world with constant work as well as perfecting his abstract style, continuously taking chances and trying new things. AMUSE 126 will be a part of our upcoming show CMYK opening June 4th from 630-930pm. For media related inquiries [...]
Bay area artist Lily Black has lived more lives than your average. Although Lily refrains from calling himself an “artist”, he certainly has been creating things for profit for a long time. From selling props to costume stores at the young age of 12, to making record art for heavy metal bands like Autopsy, assembling H&R Block offices, doing graphic design, and being a slave for Sony, Lily would preferably do just about anything if he can do it with his hands, especially if it involves a paint brush or a pencil. [...]
1AM: The phrase “Liquid Hymn” implies almost a religious or spiritual relationship with nature. Is that how you view your relationship with the natural world? Jeff Weis: A hymn is a song of joy or praise usually used in a religious context, but I meant it more as an analogy. My working process is like a song of joy and it’s sung for nature instead of religion. Implied in the word hymn is that you are reaching out to an idea that can’t respond directly to you. 1AM: In an ideal world, [...]