This summer Pablo Aravena shot a film of SheOne and myself painting an abandoned ceramics factory near Barcelona. You’ll probably recognize a few of the pieces, now you get to see some more of the context.
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MOCAtv posted a walk through of the Underbelly Project in NYC. Keep your eyes open at 1:44 and If You See Something Say Something.
The Wallflowers exhibition at the Carhartt Gallery is up for one more week until April 28th, 2012.
A video of the recent Del Mural’ Art exhibition. I highly recommend turning the sound off. Most annoying music. Ever.
The exhibition stays on view through June 1, 2012 and is located in the Espai Mercé Sala at the Diagonal metro stop in Barcelona. Entrance at C/ Rosselló and Rambla de Catalunya.
2012 Molta Merda (2012 Lots of Shit)
spotted in Barcelona
‘Five Years’ is a typographical study of five of the major news headlines in the US between 2005-10. As time passes, the immediate impact of such events fades away, quickly replaced by the next big thing. Regardless of our collective amnesia these events did happen and continue to resonate throughout global consciousness. These headlines are the subject matter for this work.
The soundtrack is recorded from the noises of the streets outside the studio in Barcelona where the painting was created. This juxtaposes the immediate subject matter of the painting with the actual surroundings of where it was painted, just as the reality of the American news events often juxtapose themselves starkly against the reality of the rest of world. The soundtrack refers to process. A painter in Barcelona may be as influenced by the American headlines perhaps as greatly as he is by his environment. Media and physical relation are bound in a manner that is both undeniable and difficult to quantify.
This relationship forms the basis of the work as the headlines and sounds change and influence each other.
-text by Harlan Levey
Edited by Max Chamberlain
Special Thanks to Hans Hansen
created as part of the Polo Jeans Art Stars project
’10 Days’ is a study of news headlines taken from the BBC News Online between May 6-15th, 2009.
The painting is acrylic paint on two wooden panels, in total measuring 234x170cm.
The painting was created during a residency at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria. Since the process behind the painting is really what the piece is about this time lapse video fills in what seeing the painting alone simply can’t.
I’m happy to be able to finally present the video and have the painting installed outdoors at the MuseumQuartier this Friday, Nov. 20th.
To accompany this we’ll be finding some visible places to project the video around the city leading up to the opening. Keep your eyes open.