We love following the adventures of our Fordistas, past and present. Argentine artist Elian, who brought us a breathtaking and colorful duo collaboration with Pastel last month as part of the Fordistas Residency Program, has been working on a mural in Queretaro, Mexico as covered on Street Art News this week. We’re stoked to see his vision spreading further across the globe.
If you missed Elian’s show MATERIA PRIMA here in South Florida, check out photos from the exhibition here.
We’ve been looking forward to this show all year and after catching a sneak peek last week, we have a good feeling you’ll understand why.
Join us this Saturday September 13th at 7pm for a chance to get your hands on one of 75 limited-edition prints by artist Jaz (Franco Fasoli) during his opening show for FIESTA CONTROL.
Can’t wait to hang this one up:
100% of proceeds will benefit The League Against Cancer / La Liga Contra el Cancer.
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Artist Zaria Forman discusses the inspiration behind her giant pastel drawings of icebergs and ocean waves. Absolutely dreamy.
We caught up with Argentine artist Jaz (Franco Fasoli) as he put the finishing touches on his upcoming show FIESTA CONTROL. As the 5th artist to be featured in this year’s Fordistas Residency Program, Jaz will surprise audiences by experimenting with a new medium altogether: paper collage.
“I have wanted to try this for a while. I’ve always been a painter but I wanted to try a completely different technique and method than what my hands are used to,” explains Jaz.
FIESTA CONTROL will feature six pieces composed entirely out of carefully hand-cut construction paper requiring meticulous layering and plenty of patience.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the YoAmo305 Gallery in Wynwood.
For art enthusiasts, forgers are regarded with a strange mix of disdain and curiosity. Why do they do it? How do they do it? And better yet - how do they get away with it?
In the new documentary, Art and Craft, we get a peek into the mind of one of the most prolific art forgers in history - Mark Landis. Over the years, Landis has tricked over 60 museums in 20 states into believing his replicas are the real deal. But why isn’t he behind bars? Well technically, he has yet to commit a crime. Indeed, Landis (who has been diagnosed as schizophrenic), has never profited from his replicas. Instead, he prefers the quiet thrill of pretending to be a philanthropist who generously donates rare pieces.
Art and Craft opens next month in a select number of theaters.
Watch trailer here: http://youtu.be/tudaAQ8VOBQ
“These are the central concepts of my artistic essence. The transformation of motives therefore is a clearing of reality through optical reduction and refraction of contents. In this way it allows each observer an exempt view on the essential marrow. In this connection my process follows strictly the etymological translation of the word kaleidoscope, which has its roots in the greek language and means ‘to see beautiful forms’.” -Boris Draschoff, Berlin, Germany