A year or so ago we were in sunny Buenos Aires; throwing blue paint everywhere, chatting to the locals and working on a large scale mural for Meeting of Styles. Not a year later we were happy to hear the news that Alex Fakso was to visit the city, and here is a brilliant record of his time there with an insight into this process and attitude to photography and the subjects he chooses.
Fakso is a great photographer, representing a world that we cannot see. An avid capturer of street art in the process, his photos show real life people with real life issues in real life dirty dark tunnels. Let’s just say on his trip to Buenos Aires he didn’t get much sun, instead lied low, stayed dangerous and got on with it.
Having already released a couple of great books on his work, Fakso is storming his way through street art urban culture and telling us how it is. A graffiti writer himself, he claims he is now not telling the stories, but creating the pictures. Part of the reason for his move from street art to photography was due to the way photography captures more attention to detail than the painting on the wall can. Not to mention a photograph is forever, and walls get painted over.
The video below, filmed by Dscreet for Very Nearly Almost, documents Fakso’s trip to Buenos Aires alongside some words about his work. Check it out!
Just over a year ago Endoftheline were invited to the inaugural Argentinian Meeting of Styles graffiti event in sunny Buenos Aires. As you may remember we were lucky to have been presented an incredible blank canvas which was transformed into Probs’ blue washed cowboy masterpiece.
The huge wall certainly paid homage to the giant horse that we had in mind; also we had the pleasure of painting next to talented artist Jaz. The reception we received from the locals was one of enthusiasm and positive community spirit, giving us a huge “welcome!” and a solid “sí, por favor!” for the two weeks that followed.
We continued to explore the city, experiencing a refreshing freedom in our quest for locations to paint our ‘Blue Wall’s’. All the while being humbled by the generous response to the artwork Jim produced.
In a city often known for its crime, corruption and poverty; we couldn’t help but notice the locals seemed anything but affected by this, and instead seemed to simply be making the most of the simple things in life. We didn’t anticipate being able to paint an entire street blue amongst all of this!
A highlight was revisiting joyous childhood television memories in the form of our Thundercats production in collaboration with artists Lean Frizzara, Emy Mariani, Bater, Riccy Riccardo and Martin Ron.
We’re excited to present this video that charts our two week journey through the street of Buenos Aires. Enjoy!
A friend of Endoftheline, graffiti artist Does has been busy working on his most recent body of work: ‘Endless Perspectives’. The work combines painting, video, documentary and travel; as Does visits five cities across the globe over one year. Starting in Amsterdam through to London, Basel, Paris and finally Melbourne. His aim was to incorporate canvasses into mural art pieces, using the colours he personally associates with the city. The result will be shown at his solo exhibition this Friday which will include five video pieces filmed by Stephen Polman, and canvasses from each city.
In the weeks running up to the show a video from each city has been released on the artists Vimeo page. We like the city facts and the art up close – this show is going to be a goodun’!
Does is a founder of the LoveLetters graffiti crew and is most known for his stand out home grown written style and his vibrant colour ways.
SOLO EXHIBITION BY DOES
48 Easey St, Collingwood
Opening night: Friday 5 April, 6 – 10 pm
Show running until Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April, 10 am – 5 pm
The whimsical take on the life and works of the artist is narrated by none other than Tom Waits himself – he has a great voice according to Baldessari. Well worth a watch; we learn that in 1970 Baldessari decides to cremate all the paintings he made between 1953 and 1966 – the ashes can be found hiding amongst his well endowed library. In 1971 he says he ‘will not make any more boring art’. Soon after, a seemingly small detail is discovered; the dot. In one hundred years time, Baldessari speculates that he will be known as “the guy that put dots over peoples faces”.
Watch the video below!
A short video on John Baldessari created by Supermarché for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art and Film Gala
Spraying Bricks is an new online documentary series showcasing street art and culture. This is founder Louis Jensen’s kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the next six months worth of episodes of Spraying Bricks. If you love street art like we do, you’ll see that this is more than a worthy cause. With 8 episodes behind him showcasing live painting and interviews from the likes of Jimmy C, Zomby and Smug to name a few; it is clear that Jensen has a true passion for street art culture. Jensen has studied, filmed, followed and got to know many of our current street artists painting in and around London today. The process and thoughts behind many of the art you see on walls around you is truly fascinating for Jensen, and us at EOTL. You can see the previous episodes HERE.
Show your support for Spraying Bricks by pledging a little or a lot in this kickstarter campaign! Check out the man himself below, who talks about his admirable ambitions…
Reeps One, Beardyman and MC Zani beatbox (and spit) for cancer in their new video in association with the Anthony Nolan charity, to raise awareness in the ways we can help patients in need by joining the register of people who will potentially be able to save a life. The process is simple, and the cause is undoubtedly a worthy one.
The Anthony Nolan charity
Founded in 1973 by Shirley Nolan, the Anthony Nolan charity has created a register of names of people who are willing to donate stem cells (bone marrow) to help those in need who suffer from blood cancer such as leukemia. The charity has come a long way both in numbers on the register and progress within research and facilities. The need for matching donors is ever present, and only half of the people who come to the charity in desperate need of a transplant are able to get one. Fortunately, more and more people are becoming aware of the need for transplants such as these, and the help of others through word of mouth and videos such as the one below……
What you can do
Are you aged between 16 and 30? If so get involved and be someone who can help save a life. The way in which you can help is simple. You complete a short questionnaire online to check that you are eligible, you are sent a package in the post in which you spit into. You send the package back to lab where doctors enter your details onto the register. You wait until a match is made. When a match is made there are two ways in which you can donate stem cells. One is to donate through a vein in your arm, the other is to donating stem cells from bone marrow in the pelvis. More information on this and the Anthony Nolan charity can be found here.
Reeps One, Beardyman and MC Zani beatbox for cancer – VIDEO!
Check out the video – Beardyman says ‘click the link’! Join the register here.
Chinese graffiti artists SINIC, NAN and WHYYY AKA IDT Crew (Industry Definition Transfer) went on an adventure in December 2012 to paint some unexpected and unique buildings – and the result is both high in quality and in altitude. The destination is the highest region on earth, Tibet. The gang start off at Southwest China’s Kunming and traveled over 1,200 miles to get there, and we’re sure the 50 day journey was well worth it – for them and for us here at Endoftheline. IDT crew paint in Tibet in association with Converse.
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