A Vancouver Street artist with nothing better to do with his time.
Dede is a Tel-Aviv-based conceptual artist who utilizes various mediums to communicate within the public arena. He has been displaying his art on the streets of Tel-Aviv and other cities worldwide since 2006.
A self-proclaimed ‘urban tourist’, Dede strolls through the dynamic urban environment, complementing it with creations that focus on the absurdity of the urban existence. Dede’s creations aim to promote reexamination of personal and societal conventions. His art revolves around issues of identity, belonging, loneliness, alienation, and the consequent desire to escape reality, either physically or spiritually.
In papercutting, I expand upon a historical lineage that arises from Germany, Japan and China. My pieces imbue this art form with a modern narrative and unexpected images. I first illustrate the piece, then painstakingly cut out each line with a knife - in effect, "carving" the paper to illuminate the work. Audiences are often surprised to realize that the entire piece is cut from one single, unified piece of paper.
To terrorise the powers that be, the tokoloshe emerges from obscurity. It reminds South Africans, young and old, that freedom and justice remain elusive unless we are willing to fight for it.
I liked this work for its directness, its fresh approach to representation, its desire to communicate with absolutely anyone. I became very interested in the neo-expressionists' attempt to create an image of a universal, unspecified person. I experimented with faceless characters in a number of comic strips and also tried my hand at stencils and graffiti. I still consider myself to be a neo-expressionist comic book artist.
L.E.T. (aka Les Enfants Terribles) one of the first German Street Artists (since 1992), and to this day he is active in the street shaping the image of his home city of Dusseldorf. His motives are sprayed on paper and then pasted as “Cutouts” in the world.
“I let my work speak for itself. But dreams can inspire me and I am particularly interested in people who spread love and joy…”
My practice deals with paradox and its reconciliation through a transcending act or form. Focusing on the contradictions of the human spirit and the society we have built, I work with the conflict between desire and fulfillment, vulnerability and courage, futility and possibility.
Arthur Bryce Chisholm is an artist born in the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nevada. Bryce has painted in nearly every medium there is from oil, acrylic, water color, spray paint and basically anything he can get his hands on. He likes to paint… a lot, and he will do it on just about any surface he can get a hold of. Stencils have been his latest passion. Designing and cutting out a stencil is a long, finger wrenching process that is so rewarding in the end. Using stencils, spray paint, and acrylic to create intricate paintings with vibrant colors is what fills his current body of work.