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Anne Barlinckhoff x Laser 3.14

Conceptual / documentary photographer Anne Barlinckhoff is a young, raw and energetic talent based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For her latest series she worked together with one of my favourite and most elusive street artists in Amsterdam: Laser 3.14. The poetic writings of Laser are to be found all over the city and his solo-shows never cease to amaze. But even though he’s very present in Amsterdam, few get to know Laser’s true...

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  •  15.04.2012
  •  Arden

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Above – Blood diamond

World-citizen and international street-artist Above never fails to get our attention. Over the years we came to learn that Above is far more than the arrow pointing upwards; he also points his arrows at the crazy mishaps taking place on this globe, and on a global scale. During his current stay in South-Africa he has made a point on blood-diamonds... and how! He hijacked a 100 meter wall from a diamond trading center telling them he'd...

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  •  12.04.2012
  •  Arden

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MTO – Douce France

Berlin based, French bred graffiti artist MTO has published an old series in the lights of the French elections of 2012. These paintings that should’ve been part of a larger series never saw the light of day due to a collaboration halt. The topics are as relevant as ever though. Police brutality against Roma’s is not unheard of in France, and actually has been an active target point of Amnesty international....

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  •  09.04.2012
  •  Arden

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Florian Riviere – Urban hacktivist

You have to love today’s generation. Growing up with daily site hacks and ddos attacks by anon and other groups, we all know we can take matters into our own hands with ease. So why not apply this to real-time situations and our urban environment? That’s what Florian Riviere must’ve thought when he first started altering our environment. Inspired by hackers and video-games Florian reinvests in the streets and reclaims the urban...

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  •  08.04.2012
  •  Arden

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Corinne Vionnet – Photo Opportunities

When I first saw this series of Corinne Vionnet I thought it was consisted by paintings. It was a big surprise when, checking more carefully, I found out that these incredible images are, in reality, photographs. This fact changed my whole perception of the work, bringing me ideas of how we can be affected by places. In this case, touristic places. Vionnet used the photographic technique to make us think, artistically....

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  •  06.04.2012
  •  Ana

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C215 – Prophets

Christian Guemy aka C215 never fails to impress with his new leaps through art. His newest exhibition, ‘Prophets’ takes place in a sacred 17th century Parisian church: Saint-Louis de la Salpétrière. In his own words the show calls for ‘religious tolerance and oecumenism (a movement promoting union between religions)’. But it's not the message that is exciting to me; it’s the work and the location that take it to the next...

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  •  23.03.2012
  •  Arden

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10 years of Lastplak

The infamous Lastplak collective has been making the streets a better place for over ten years! To celebrate, the team of artists have released a book with ten years of Lastplak. The book perfectly illustrates how immensely productive this Rotterdam based team of artist has been: 320 pages covering from 2001 up to 2011! All the different members have a long history in graffiti and / or other art forms and they all bring a different...

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  •  22.03.2012
  •  Arden

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Terry O’Neill Reworked at Rook & Raven

The name Terry O' Neill might ring a bell with you all. The legendary celebrity photographer has had everyone who was anyone in the 60's and 70's in front of his camera. Brigitte Bardot, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Audrey Hepburne, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood and many more iconic names have been immortalized by Terry, resulting in picturs that are at least as iconic and familair as the models. The Rook & Raven Gallery in...

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  •  12.03.2012
  •  Arden

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A small catch-up with A1one

Mad love for our friend A1one! The artist from Tehran, Iran is a pioneer in Persian graffiti and street art. He’s a true mixed media artist and creates work from ‘traditional’ graffiti, calligraphy / caligraffiti to stickers and stencils. His style seems to be a unique combination of heritage, isolation and skills. Since the last time we had an interview with A1one we’ve had the honour to meet him in person during his tour...

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  •  04.03.2012
  •  Arden

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Timothy Cheng – Slow walking

Hong Kong based photographer Timothy Cheng never leaves the house without his camera. Living in a city renowned for its expansive skyline and a population of over seven million people must be a sort of paradise for every street photographer. Cheng began his street photography in 2007 and never stopped shooting....

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  •  03.03.2012
  •  Kaymir