For one week in June, ABSOLUT turned a whole block in Williamsburg completely white, making it an open canvas for artists. The following week, an impressive roster of emerging artists, including: Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe, Ara Dymond, KATSU, Aurora Halal, OLEK, Andrew Kuo, Valerie Hegarty, Ryan McNamara, turned the block into an interactive outdoor exhibition. This was Open Canvas NYC, and now ABSOLUT is looking to transform San Francisco. Watch the video below! From August 24-31st ABSOLUT will transform Divisadero St. between Hayes and Grove. Artists (21+) can submit an image of their artwork and a 150-word description of how they would transform a white wall for a chance to win a trip to SF and have their art come to life in the next Open Canvas! Enter the contest . This post was sponsored by ABSOLUT® VODKA ENJOY WITH ABSOLUT RESPONSIBILITY® ABSOLUT® VODKA. PRODUCT OF SWEDEN. 40% ALC./VOL. DISTILLED FROM GRAIN. ©2013 IMPORTED BY ABSOLUT SPIRITS CO., NEW YORK, NY.
Introducing the world’s largest marker, created by the good guys at Everfresh. Amazing! They also sent me over their beautiful new book, I’ll have it up on the site shortly (also amazing).
You may have seen these drawing videos circulating the Internet! Stefan’s 3D drawings are so striking it’s hard to fathom how he’s been able to master this technique and make it look so simple. We created a little compilation of some of his most mind-bending drawings and asked him a few questions about creating them. Watch the video above and read the short interview below! Jeff Hamada: I know that you were originally born in Russia and are now living in Germany, can you describe in a little bit more detail where you are right now? Stefan Pabst: I was born in Russia in Western Siberia and moved to Germany with my parents when I was 15 years old. I now live in Minden (North-West Germany) with my family where I work in my studio. Jeff Hamada: Do your videos represent the entire process for creating these works or are there segments that are left out? I would imagine there is some reference imagery involved? Stefan Pabst: Some of the paintings take several hours. I leave out anything from mixing colours, to taking breaks. Basically, anything that makes the video run more smoothly and without disturbances. Sometimes I forget to crop out a scene,…
“A Thousand Souls”, photos by Brooklyn-based photographer Maciek Jasik. More photos below.