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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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2012 Recap

Booya! It’s almost over! Even though the world didn't come to an end we will still present you with an inescapable part for the end of the year: Lists! We made a smashing list in 2011 in which we totally predicted the second coming of Jezus Lush and did all kind of other revelations that definitely happened this year. Unfortunately that list seems to be misplaced so you'll just have to take my word for it. As 'best of 20xx' lists...

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  •  22.12.2012
  •  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

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Dilom

Graffiti artist and graphic designer Dilom comes from the beautiful city of Burgas in Bulgaria. Dilom has been creating graffiti since 2001 and has been part of numerous events, festivals, exhibitions and commission jobs around Europe. He is an artist that doesn't mind getting paid for his work: " I actually enjoy painting for money because it combines art and a way of living. But still I must confess that my best works are these done...

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  •  10.12.2012
  •  Arden

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Bernhard Handick

Bernhard Handick is a young German artist and art-director of Shoutout-Magazine. With a German father and a mother from Sri-Lanka, Bernhard grew up in a multi cultural environment which he enjoyed a lot. He's currently studying at the Folkwang university, working on his finals to get his diploma. Bernhard approaches photography as sculpting; arranging a picture like a painter and compose different sounds and layers like a musician. A...

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  •  07.12.2012
  •  Arden

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PlutoDash – Childish Adult

After being locked up in the lab for a while, it's finally there! The long awaited 'Childish Adult' EP by Amsterdam based producer PlutoDash. With full-on focus and dedication PlutoDash has worked hard for his first release since he became an electronic music producer. I have to say the result has been worth the wait. The EP has five delicious tracks which are, track by track, spot-on productions by Plutodash. As icing on the cake the...

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  •  04.12.2012
  •  Arden

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Monokrome Volume 2 – Review

*Sniff*.. Aaaahhh I love the smell of a fresh book, and the book that I have before me might be even fresher than those little pine-trees you hang from your rear-view mirror: Monokrome Volume two – ‘The world’s best graffiti in full kolour’. Created by Robert Whitelock and Aaron Munday, the second edition of Monokrome contains work from artists worldwide: ALERT, AMATIC, ASKE, ASKER, AWOL CREW, AZEK, BATES, CODAK, CAZYAPES CREW,...

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  •  23.10.2012
  •  Arden

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Fame Festival, Grottaglie

Since five years this small Italian town called Grottaglie has become a paradise for street art. There are artworks to be found on big walls and small walls. From artists such as Blu, Conor Harrington, Ericailcane, Os Gemeos, Escif and Vhils. It is Angelo Milano who started to invite artists to paint and to organize a group art show. He calls it Fame Festival. You can refer Fame to the fifteen minutes of fame, but also is it the...

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  •  28.09.2012
  •  Nicole

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Tom French

UK based artist Tom French has been responsible for some of the most jaw-dropping art works I've seen in a while! His skulls, at first look, are beautiful oil paintings. Give them a second look and you'll disocover that there's a whole new level to these skulls which are  actually made up out of people. I think it's this combination of skill, cleverness and emotions that defines the artist Tom French. A combination you'll also find in...

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  •  18.09.2012
  •  Arden