Graffiti Art issue 31 (OUT OF STOCK)


This back-to-school 2016 issue features a dossier on textual interventions in public space, highlighting artists Sean Hart, Maisemenos, Rero, Skki© and Spy, as well as Tania Mouraud, Know Hope, John Fekner and Filipo Minelli. Funny, meaningful and committed, these texts call out to passers-by in the street and make them think.

Next, we delve into the world of one of France’s stencil pioneers, Jef Aérosol, who gives us a historic interview on the eve of his solo show at Parisian gallery Laurent Strouk, looking back on his career, his fundamentals and his references.

We then discover the typographic and figurative research of the Portuguese artist Akacorleoneswho expresses himself in public spaces as well as in galleries. His approach to volume, in the form of anamorphic installations or through his exploration of materials such as Plexiglas, makes him one of the emerging artists to watch closely after his second exhibition at Lisbon’s Underdogs gallery.

Italian artist Martina Merlini ‘s work focuses on organic matter, a language inspired by the perfection of forms found in nature. His interview allows us to delve into his thoughts on the artistic process and the value of the notion of collaboration – experiences with artists such as Moneyless, Sten Lex and Tellas.

Then it’s off to Miami, to the studio of artist Alex Yanes, to discover his whimsical, colorful 3D works. A former rider who develops a world of carved wood with multiple references to hip-hop and skate culture. The young Sebas Velasco, who recently graduated from a long art course specializing in painting, presents a work in oil paint that is extremely rich in feeling, and highly influenced by graffiti culture and urban space.

Finally, the second woman artist in this issue, Portugal’s Joana Vasconcelos, displays her appetite for the chic and the grandiloquent through her sculptures in Viana, wool crochet and fabric. His work is inscribed in situ in both exhibition and public spaces, and goes beyond the aesthetic to denounce, even if it means being censored.

In this issue, we also take a look back at some of our favourite exhibitions, including “Vitality and Verve: In the third dimension curated by Thinkspace Gallery at the Long Beach Museum, the solo exhibition of Miss Van at CAC Malaga in Spain, the historic retrospective ofErnest Pignon-Ernest at MAC Nice and “ArtmossphereMoscow’s second street art biennial, bringing together the cream of international artists to present spectacular installations and sculptures.

Graffiti Art also went to meet the artist Add Fuel in his Portuguese studio a few kilometers from Lisbon, where he makes his ceramics. Our “One work, one artist” section introduces you to emerging artists such as Philippe Hérard, Vermibus, Marc C. Woehr and Jon Fox.

In other news, Zevs takes on the heritage of the Château de Vincennes and Xavier Niel’s Ecole 42 hosts a street art museum.

Finally, our new diary gives you access to 45 exhibitions selected by the editorial team not to be missed in galleries and museums this summer and autumn.

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