SEE IT | Paintings Get Political in This David Hockney Remix

 

Playing on pop-art sensibilities and physical manipulation, "The Big oil Splash" seeks to familiarize us with vital environmental issues. At its core, Zevs' work is a refreshing example of an artist's potential to shed light on key issues and the possibility of effecting real change. 

November 29, 2016 by Matt Scheffler

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Artist Above Remixes His Signature Arrows With A “Curvy,” Graphic Feeling  


We’ve curated the best of digital age-inspired creativity—from user-generated content, mash-ups, and remixes to collaborations between multi-disciplined makers. 
Above, the prolific—and anonymous—California born, London-based artist loves creating unique works that combine mediums that span from classic spray-painting to video installations. As a part of his two-month residency at the Inner State Gallery’s expansive Motor City studio, Above has put together an upcoming installation titled Remix. “Similar to how a DJ takes a sample of a Motown song and remixes it with a hip hop beat to create a new feeling and sound, my intention for Remix is to take the straight structure of the arrow and remix it with curvaceous wood cuts and contrasting color combinations, all while maintaining the uniformed integrity of the line,” explained Above. And sure enough, the round vinyl-like visual of the pieces have a very street art-meets-music vibe.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Banksy’s Girl with a Pierced Eardrum Remixes Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring


We’ve curated the best of digital age-inspired creativity—from user-generated content, mash-ups, and remixes to collaborations between multi-disciplined makers. 
Banksy’s latest work artist’s Girl With A Pierced Eardrum parodied Johannes Vermeer’s 1665 masterwork Girl With A Pearl EarringNotorious for his satirical street art and subversive epigrams, it’s very much in line with the Banksy’s dark humor to replace the girl’s pearl earring with a burglar alarm box. There’s also a tongue-in-cheek reference to the burger van opposite the mural, with a caption that reads, “Gallery cafe open Monday to Sunday 8am to 2pm.”

MOMENTS | staying relevant on the go

Link up: Artist Anders Giennestad, Heather Huey, Lorde x Hunger Games, Kendrick Lamar Short Film, Artist Laurent Gongora
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1. Norweigan stencil artist Anders Gjennestad painted a shadowy optical illusion on the side of an old school for the Memorie Urbane street art festival in Italy.

MOMENTS | Link up: Kanye West Gems, David Lynch Fashion Designer, Diplo Remixes Lorde’s “Tennis Court”, The Weeknd “King Of The Fall

Staying relevant on the go.

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1. “Carine Roitfeld is the Walt Disney of Tumblr.” – Kanye West
Is there anything more perfect than a Kanye quote? The Fader did everyone a solid and put together a list of the greatest hits from Kanye’s GQ cover story.

MOMENTS | Link up: Malcolm McLaren and Pharrell’s Hat, Calvin Klein x Chief Keef, St. Vincent Covers Nirvana, Street Artist Borondo, Artist Joanne Greenbaum

Staying relevant on the go.
 

1. There’s no escaping Pharrell’s hat. It even has its own parody twitter account.  If you’ve ever wondered about the hat’s origins, Malcolm McLaren wore it first.
McLaren sought “the look of music and the sound of fashion” and brought us Duck Rock, the first album that combined hip-hop, world music and scratching.