All That Malarky

With his signature “no outline”, colourful characters, Malarky has been slowly redecorating the grey security shutters of East London since 2010. Mark Rigney tracked him down. Mark Rigney – You come from an illustration and skateboarding background, could you tell us how you got interested in Street Art? Malarky – I started making hand made…

Graphic Surgery

Graphic Surgery was set up by is an Amsterdam collective set up by Erris Hugens and Gysbert Zijlstra. Their visual output combines hard- edged abstraction with influences of Dutch modernism and graffiti from the past, present and future. Interview by Eko from Ekosystem. Eko – Can you tell me about some of your influences? EH&GZ…

LA LAW

On September 19th, 2011, Los Angeles residents were treated to skywritten messages such as “Art is not a crime” and “End the mural moratorium”. They were a PR stunt and political action by Saber, one of LA’s most renowned graffiti artists. RJ Rushmore reports. While LA was once known as the mural capital of the…

Muralissimo

The street-art festival Muralissimo was launched in Kiev in 2010, and since then a number of murals from international artists have been appearing all around the city. The facades of buildings have not been covered with anything of this kind since the ‘good old’ Soviet days; in fact, the notion of art in public spaces…

Rum Shebeen are David Ashby (Vocals), Matt Allchin (Guitar), James McCool (Keyboards), Bob Doyle (Bass Guitar) and Bobby Hewitt (Drums). After graduating from Camberwell College of Arts they all unfortunately had to get proper jobs, but soon “got fed up with photocopiers.” The splashes of paint on their clothes reveal they haven’t given up on…

Modern Toss

“Modern Toss is a British series of cartoon booklets and books aimed at adults, and at television series based on them. It is the creation of Mick Bunnage and Jon Link; their company is called Modern Toss Ltd, also going under the name ‘*hitflap’ (apparently a euphemism for ‘shitflap’). The cartoons feature low-quality drawing, offensive…

Off Modern

Off Modern is an artist collective consisting of William Hunt, Johnny Pinchard, Tom Harrad, Felix Petty and Yuri Pattison. They curate art and music events, run a web magazine, publish ‘zines and also make their own art. Maksymilion Fus Mickiewicz met them to find out how they find the time. “On Guy Fawkes Night we…

Orbitecture

Pim Conradi is a sage and a legend. He’s invented his own architectural movement, Orbitecture. Here he reflects on the ’60sProvo movement, Haight Ashbury and The Spanish Civil War. The conversation took place in Pim’s former studio at the recently closed Area 10 art space. Can you start by explaining your concept of Orbitecture? Whereas…

Sculptering

Professional mountain climber and upcoming artist Daniel Dutton shares the experience of his up close and personal conquests of art history What is Sculptering? I wanted to explore sculpture in a way that went beyond looking at it. Henry Moore talked about the appreciation of sculpture as dependent on your ability to respond to its dimensions;…