It isn’t often enough that graffiti artists stand up for the work that is being destroyed in the street and the people being put behind bars for using the streets as a platform to get their message across.
Saber – renowned artist from LA, stands up for the arts and protests the ‘No Tolerance’ rule that plagues our cities. He as well as many others believe that the arts as well as the non-profit organisations that support them should be backed by government. As he says “The non-profit organisations generate $135 billion in economical activity annually as well as 4.1 million jobs. The Government generate $22.3 billion in revenue annually. The arts create & funds jobs.” Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has stated that he would eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected.
Saber has made a number of influential statements supporting his message such as plastering words across the skies with a fleet of skywriters and now at his new exhibition in Norway he demonstrates the ‘No Tolerance’ rule by destroying his own artwork, buffing over the entire piece.
See the video from the Norway Exhibtion for Nuart 2012
See also Saber’s website here on how you can help the protest.
Some of our favourite artists from the french crew DMV (Da Mental Vaporz) who we were lucky enough to work with at the MOS 2010 are coming to East London! Woop Woop!
Curated by ANV, Butterfly & the Opera Gallery, ‘Urban Masters’ show opens next week on the 9th November to the public. This exhibition is going to be unreal! Expect some awesome talent in the form of Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Zeus as well as our faves the DMV featuring Blo, Gris, Jaw, Brusk, Kan and Bom.k.
So get your sweet booties on down to the Opera Gallery, London, from 9th – 18th November! See ya there!
Probs, Zadok & Spore hit up Stockwell with this new festive piece for Halloween. Probs recreates an Ayami Kojima inspired Gabriel Belmont from Castlevania while Zadok gives us another sick smoke & skulls piece alongside Spore’s fluorescent touches of text. All together = wow!
Photos by 303DB – Thanks dude!
We’ve been seeing a lot of this guys recently. From his work on the street, in the Futurism 2.0 exhibition, at our White Canvas Project exhibition and more – but finally, close friend of EOTL is bringing us his solo exhibition! Entitled ‘Blackatelier’ Sheone shows us a range of work that gives us a little insight into his ongoing aesthetic journeys. He says “In graffiti you have to be prepared to walk away from your works. What is important is committing to a moment and the experience of making the works.This latest show captures fragments of these journeys, externalised private moments, experience translated into permanance.”
Sheone’s work is a movement, a step away from the idiocies of street art and his latest collection is no different. His rapid lines and over-sprayed motions make his work immediately recognisable and is renowned worldwide. He has travelled from Hong Kong, New York, Tokyo, Paris and now resides in Spain but we lucky people will be able to view his solo show from the 26th October at the Ar-tel Gallery in Bristol.
The show will open at 6pm and will be open daily until the 17th November at Art-el, The College, Marksbury Road, Bristol BS3 5JJ.
All photos taken from Sheone’s web page.
EndoftheLine, alongside Supreme Being, hosted a week long event at a warehouse space on Great Eastern Street ‘The White Canvas Project Exhibition”. The exhibition was part of Supreme Being’s ongoing project that rejects the traditions of confining artists to a blank canvas and pushes the idea of decorating household items as well as collectibles and other vintage scraps.Read more