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Hells Half Acre

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by wallkandy


From the Lazarides Website:-

The labyrinth of tunnels beneath Waterloo station will be converted into a large-scale evocation of Dante’s Inferno.  Visitors will explore a unique interpretation of the nine circles of hell through the vision of your very favorite Laz artists plus additional contributions from outside the normal roster including: Conor Harrington, Vhils, George Osodi, Antony Micallef, Doug Foster, Todd James, Paul Insect, Mark Jenkins, Boogie, Ian Francis, Polly Morgan, Jonathan Yeo, Zak Ové and many more.

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LAzarides ‘EuroTrash’ – Gallery Photos

Posted in Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2010 by wallkandy

After spending a hectic week out in Los Angeles documenting the set-up of LAzarides EuroTrash show both inside the gallery and out on the streets, I realised tonight that I hadn’t yet posted anything about the finished show, mostly due to a combination of jet-lag and there being so much work to do in the gallery to get the show ready for the opening that evening, I simply didn’t have enough time to take pictures before the crowds arrived.

More images and details after the jump.

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EuroTrash Work in Progress Day 2

Posted in Art, News, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2010 by wallkandy

I’ve been a little quiet on the blog for the last couple of days due to travel but now Wallkandy is in Los Angeles to visit friends and also document the next installment of LAzarides coming together.

Vhils is working hard in the gallery space right now & Conor Harrington will be doing a wall in fixed wheel central later today.

Here are a few teaser of the space & work so far with more after the jump & check back tomorrow for how the outside walls are doing.

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JR & Vhils finish their LA Walls

Posted in Shows, Events & Venues, Street Art with tags , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by wallkandy

JR and Vhils have been working in LA for the last few days & here we see the result of their labours.

JR & Vhils Work in Progress

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , on May 28, 2010 by wallkandy

Vhils and JR are in Los Angeles & well under way decorating some pretty huge walls with their trademark styles.  It’s great to see these two artists collaborating on this scale.

Many more images after the Jump.

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EuroTrash – Group Show

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2010 by wallkandy

A Group Show Featuring the Artwork of JR, Conor Harrington, Antony Micallef & Vhils

Words from the press release

Lazarides LA is proud to introduce, EuroTrash: a stellar line up of some of the hottest European artists around.

Immortalizing the individual in monumental proportions is what these exciting artists do best. Using the overlooked, misunderstood and mundane elements of our everyday, each artist captures our attention with their distinctive style and alternative approach. Sharing a vested interest in their individual and collective surroundings and society, they poetically express a desire for universal appreciation.

Hailing from France, JR will bring his unsurpassable unique vision to Beverley Hills. Immersing himself within cultures where struggle and conflict are rife, he presents his monochromatic photographs, often over 20 feet high on unconventional exhibiting arena’s to highlight humanist matters that are often overlooked.

Cork born painter Conor Harrington goes against the grain of the fast pace of graffiti art preferring to opt for the slower process of oil painting yet never forgetting his street roots. Interested in opposing elements, illusion of power and the emotional side of masculinity, soldiers and conquerors exist within colourful abstracted landscapes.

London based Antony Micallef’s energetic work both celebrates and despises contemporary society. The world portrayed by Micallef is one of contradictions as Barbie becomes the Virgin Mary adorned with a Chanel necklace and cutesy paraphernalia, Angel’s wield guns and Soldiers wear flower power printed uniforms.

Portuguese artist Vhils aka Alexandre Farto is the youngest artist on Lazarides books. Working with manipulating surfaces, whether it is the brick façade of buildings with masonry equipment or layered fly posters that he peels away, he transforms these varying planes to reveal mystifying, striking portraits that explore a cities dimensions.

Exhibition Opens to the Public: Wednesday June 9, 2010
Exhibition Runs: June 9 –  June 27, 2010
Location: 320 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210 (open daily Noon-8pm)

The images above are for illustration purposes only, you can find many more photographs from previous shows here

Vhils Gets Busy in Italy

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , on May 22, 2010 by wallkandy

Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils has been busy in Italy during the long lead up to the Fame Festival this coming September.

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