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Narcélio Grud

If you think street art consists out of nothing more than stencils with a witty punch-line, you should have a look at the works of Brazilian artist Narcélio Grud. His work varies from public sound interventions, sculptures and spray-can spirographs, to murals created with discarded materials like fruit or oil. Over the years Narcélio has shared some fantastic video's showing his experiments with various techniques....

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  •  08.03.2014
  •  Arden

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Sicksystems

Let me introduce you to Dmitri Aske, aka Sicksystems, He's a multidisciplinary artist from Moscow, Russia and 'sick' is the appropriate term for his work (in a good way)! With a background as graffiti artist, a healthy interest for typography (not in the last place because his father is a typeface designer) and a love for geometric figures, Sicksystems has been pushing boundaries since he began back in 2000. He's active as illustrator,...

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  •  14.10.2013
  •  Arden

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Monica Hee Eun

"I like it when art gives you a strong blow to the gut" is what Monica Hee Eun says. Well that's just what her work did to me. Big, textured, violent brusshtrokes depicting scenes that would be difficult to explain to your grandparent. Yet it's the taboo and exploring of boundaries (when is art explicit? They're just brush and pencil-strokes after all) that is endlessly intriguing. More than enough reasons to get to know the artist...

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  •  28.09.2013
  •  Arden

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Ron English

It's extremely difficult to find Art these days unless you know where to look. You'd probably go through hours of research in order to find an artist you could actually share a connection with and then buy a piece of art that you'd truly admire. I personally enjoy looking for artists that I know will reward me in my efforts with great artwork but sometimes the Artist isn't too difficult to find because of the things they have painted...

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  •  16.09.2013
  •  George

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Jeremy Fish

So, Jeremy Fish was my most recent victim. I first saw his work when I was about 19 years old and in my skull drawing phase, a phase majority of young illustrators go through probably after or before the eye ball phase. Jeremy's work caught my eye because it was so sharp and bold and I hadn't seen anything like it back then. I usually wouldn't personally class this type of design as art but I believe that art is also defined by who...

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  •  07.09.2013
  •  George

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A ‘Mooiemuur’ Mural in Beirut

Dutch Graffiti artist Roy Valk a.k.a. KARSKI hasn't been properly introduced to yet (even though I have an elaborate interview that needs to be transcribed lying around, any volunteers?) but I couldn't pass up showing you the results of one of his latest projects. As we've collaborated with Roy in the past (CFYE at the Revelry, Graffiti Keuken video) we know that Roy works with a professionalism that is hard to match. It wouldn't...

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  •  09.07.2013
  •  Arden

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George Raggett

George Raggett, what can I tell you about this kid? Really..I don’t know! What I do know is that he’s been an avid CFYE supporter from the get-go, I know he moved from the UK to Germany to live with a gorgeous redhead named Donna. I know he’s one of the funniest people I’ve never met (and I can tell you, there’s a lot of funny people I’ve never met!) and I know he has a very bright future as an illustrator, cartoonist or...

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  •  12.05.2013
  •  Arden

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Laser 3.14

An in-depth interview with the most illusive Street artist of Amsterdam

Born and raised in Amsterdam, it is with right we call artist Laser 3.14 our home-grown hero. The mysterious Laser 3.14 is best known for his poetic graffiti texts that can be found all around Amsterdam. "Fasten your seatbelts, we're going nowhere" or "Orwell dreamed up 1984, we did the rest" are some of Laser's texts that can be read on wooden boards, construction trailers and other less permanent materials on the streets of...

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  •  03.01.2013
  •  Arden

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The Global Street Art Book

"this isn't just about pretty pictures, its also about why the art is so good. "

There's no doubt about it, Lee Bokfin must be one of the most energetic people I've had the honour of getting acquainted with. Last year Lee and I had a quick talk in which he explained his gigantic ambitions to create 'Globalstreetart', the biggest street / art graffiti archive up to date. I'll be the first to admit I was a bit sceptic about the viability of his plans as I know how much dedication something like that would take....

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  •  19.12.2012
  •  Arden

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Matthew Knight – Closet Eccentric

" I think it can be a little confusing for someone looking at the show and trying to make sense of it, which is al right as that's what it was like for me growing up."

Irish artist Matthew Knight is one of the people I've been in contact with for quite a while through CFYE. So when I heard Matthew had a solo exhibition in the Go Gallery, Amsterdam I decided to finally get out of my sweatpants and drag myself towards the Gallery on a rainy Saturday evening, to meet the kind man and have an up-close and personal look at his art. I am absolutely glad I did as it was great to meet Matthew, and maybe even...

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  •  13.12.2012
  •  Arden