I think Gothic Futurism is best described as the Kabbalah of graffiti, the esoteric assignment of defensive, offensive and metaphysical elements to letters within a composition theorized by the brilliantly abstract mind and popularized by the equally charismatic spirit of one late Ramallzee. Who passed away yesterday. This is a good opportunity for everyone to read up on him and his work. Thanks Kano for introducing me to his work so many years ago.
Thanks to @robbarnett for this one. DOPE!
Was reminded of the the remarkably beautiful work of Shinichi Maruyama today. Shinichi was born 1968 in the Nagano Japan and currently resides in NYC.
Recreating the implied movement and use of space found in Japanese calligraphy, by freezing the movement of actual streams of water, flicked with a giant brush through high speed photography with the following results.
Show is still up for another couple of weeks, check NICE here for the details.
Preshow Asahi always calm the nerves
These prints on niceproduce soon
A few highlights from the collection.
‘Friends Close, Enemies Closer’ Mixed media on canvas. 1000mm x 1000mm
‘Reap what you sow’. Mixed media on canvas. 1200mm x 900mm
‘De-robed & De-throned’ Mixed media on black stained wood
‘All Hail the King’ Mixed media on canvas, 760mm x 760mm
Head into Backwoods before the 15th and check it out. The show was a sellout but there are still prints.
James Reka is a young contemporary artist and painter. With influences in pop culture, street art and illustration, Reka creates his own world of mysterious creatures that communicate though colour and movement. He has exhibited and curated numerous shows at galleries including Bus Gallery, Greenwood, China Heights, Federation Square Melbourne, Gorker, Monster Children Gallery and No Vacancy to name a few