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Garbage Beauty #Brilliantworks

Posted on July 29, '14 by Alexandra Jagodzinski.

Garbage Beauty, a group of Montreal street artists, recently took part in Brilliant Works, a project established by Vitaminwater. By utilizing unconventional channels, Brilliant Works features various artistic endeavors in order to “make everyday life brilliant.” Garbage Beauty, evident through their name, is doing just that: transforming everyday trash into something beautiful and collectible.

 

Comprised of four artists, Garbage Beauty works with common objects that are literally thrown out and found in the street. Through calligraphy and word play, Garbage Beauty applies clever messages upon their spontaneously found objects.  After transforming the household items into a form of street art, the group leaves the objects where they were found.  By abandoning the art, the transformed object becomes a gift to the public, available to any passerby.

 

While the majority of Garbage Beauty’s work is found on the streets, they have print work available at Station 16 Gallery, which often comments on the distinction between street art and the art that is found in a gallery setting. For example, “The Show is Outside” is a typography piece that ironically highlights that the “real” show is not found in a gallery.  Even though their print work, Garbage Beauty emphasizes the creative power found within everyday objects and moments.

Find more Garbage Beauty prints here

Check out more of what Garbage Beauty is doing through the latest episode of Brilliant Works, created by our friends at Free Agency.

 

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Garbage Beauty, un groupe d’artistes du mouvement street art de Montreal,  a récemment participé à Projet Brillants, un projet a créé par Vitaminwater. En utilisant des méthodes non conventionnels, Projet Brillants présentent diverses activités artistiques afin de "rendre la vie quotidienne brillante." Garage Beauty, évident par leur nom, fait exactement ça: ils transforment les déchets de tous les jours en quelque chose de beau.

Trouvez plus de Garbarge Beauty ici

 

Composé de quatre artistes, Garbage Beauty travaille avec des objets communs trouvés dans la rue. Avec la calligraphie et le jeu de mot, Garbage Beauty inscrit des messages intelligents donnant un nouveau sense et une nouvelle utilité aux objets. Après avoir été transformé, les articles sont laissés où ils ont été trouvés. En abandonnant l'art, il devient un cadeau au public, disponible à tous.

 

 

Bien que la majorité des oeuvres de Garbage Beauty se trouve dans les rues, ils ont aussi des sérigraphies à la Galerie Station 16 qui commentent sur la distinction entre le street art et de l'art qui se trouve en galerie. Par exemple, "The Show is Outside" est un sérigraphie qui souligne ironiquement que le street art “réel” ne se trouve pas en galerie. Dans l’ensemble de leur travail, Garbage Beauté souligne la créativité dans des objets de tous les jours.

 

Découvrez en plus sur Garbage Beauty en visionnant le dernier épisode de Projet Brillant, créé par nos amis chez Free Agency.

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Mathieu Connery: vers une abstraction interactive

Posted on July 23, '14 by Alexandra Jagodzinski.

par Sabrina Desjardins

 

Mathieu Connery retient l’attention avec son style minimaliste abstrait hors du commun. L’artiste, qui faisait partie de la programmation du festival MURAL 2014, a réalisé une œuvre au sol pour l’occasion. Usant d’une approche non-traditionnelle dans le milieu du street art, il diversifie les techniques ainsi que les textures dans ses différentes œuvres tout en conservant le même style, et c’est ce qui, selon lui, constitue sa signature.

 

Le style abstrait de cet artiste montréalais dérive de ses goûts personnels ainsi que de l’évolution de ceux-ci. Mathieu Connery s’adonnait auparavant à la figuration, mais son art s’est peu à peu mué en de l’abstraction. On retrouve tout de même, dans ses œuvres récentes, des éléments figuratifs. La palette de couleurs qu’il appose à ses œuvres se veut très minimaliste et constituée de couleurs primaires, ce qui permet de créer un certain équilibre entre les différentes formes de ses compositions. Il privilégie les motifs géométriques, car il les trouve plus faciles à intégrer à leurs surfaces environnantes. Connery joue beaucoup avec les éléments qui jouxtent l’espace de ses œuvres, il tente le mieux qu’il peut d’assimiler ceux-ci à ses créations. Pour lui, le fait d’inclure les structures de la ville à son art fait beaucoup de sens.

 

Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Ses œuvres occupent l’espace urbain de diverses manières. Par exemple, il réalise des murales, mais il fait également des œuvres qui ornent les trottoirs. En exploitant de cette façon les structures urbaines, l’artiste donne à son oeuvre une dimension des plus interactives, puisque les passants marchent directement sur celle-ci, ils en ont ainsi une vue à vol d’oiseau, ce qui donne lieu à une panoplie d’interprétations. Néanmoins, il ne décide pas d’avance des pièces qui seront destinées à être exposées sur le trottoir : tout dépend de la composition visuelle finale qu’arbore l’oeuvre. Si celle-ci a le potentiel d’être affichée par terre, l’artiste adapte le tout à cet effet. Mathieu Connery tente de faire des projets spéciaux tout en disposant le plus simplement possible les éléments dans l’oeuvre. Il utilise toujours des techniques et des textures visuelles différentes. Par exemple, les pièces qu’il a fait qui ornent les trottoirs sont toutes en trois dimensions, mais cet effet de relief diverge d’œuvre en œuvre. Parfois ce sont simplement des lignes apposées sur le trottoir mais il fait d’autre part de la gravure à même le sol. Ainsi, ses différentes œuvres s’articulent sous deux perspectives : certaines semblent creusées dans le trottoir, tandis que d’autres semblent plutôt bombées.

 

Boulevard Saint-Laurent

L’interaction est très importante dans le processus créatif de l’artiste. Le récit d’une petite anecdote s’impose dans le but de corroborer ce fait. Il y a quelques temps, Mathieu Connery a réalisé une affiche qui présentait deux personnages, dans un panneau publicitaire vacant. Lorsqu’il est revenu sur les lieux, après quelques temps, il a remarqué sur son oeuvre plusieurs « tags » qui avaient été faits par des passants. Il a donc décidé de continuer l’œuvre en incluant ces nouveaux éléments créés. Il a par la suite répété cette expérience à une autre reprise, toujours en créant à partir des traces laissées par les passants. L’art de Mathieu Connery est ainsi constamment alimenté par un profond esprit d’interaction.

 

Boulevard Saint-Laurent

L’artiste a récemment réalisé une sérigraphie pour la galerie Station 16. Celle-ci présente une forme qui s’apparente à un vase, un sablier ou encore à un buste. Il s’agit d’un semblant de combinaison entre deux triangles, deux éléments simples qui, fusionnés, donnent à l’œuvre une signification abstraite. Ces formes sont ensuite balancées par d’autres éléments pour donner un rythme à l’ensemble. Cette sérigraphie arbore un motif de pierre, puisque l’artiste est très intéressé par les textures de marbre et de pierre, c’est ainsi ce qu’il tente d’appliquer à cette œuvre. Éventuellement, Connery a comme projet de transposer cette sérigraphie au sol, mais cela demeure pour l’instant au stade de l’idée.

En outre, l’artiste a fait partie de l’édition 2014 du festival MURAL, qui s’est tenu du 12 au 15 juin prochains à Montréal. Il est l’un des rares porte-étendards de l’art abstrait au sein de ce festival, ce qui a fait de lui un artiste singulier pour l’événement. Il y a réalisé une œuvre au sol, ce qui apporte à celle-ci une dimension interactive hors du commun avec les passants, qui sont interpellés par l’œuvre de façon immersive. Pour Connery, MURAL constitue une tribune pour les artistes de street art, un événement qui favorise les découvertes ainsi que les rencontres de tous genres. Également, l’expérimentation était de mise durant ces trois jours, ce qui est très favorable au type d’art que pratique Mathieu Connery. D’autre part, l’artiste participera, plus tard cet été, au festival « Art in the Open » qui se déroulera au Confederation Centre of the Arts à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Il espère, dans les prochaines années, que le street art prenne d’assaut le Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, ce qui donnerait aux artistes la possibilité de réaliser des œuvres plus expérimentales et ce, dans un cadre institutionnel.

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Mathieu Connery's work naturally commands attention with his minimalist, abstract style. The artist, who took part in the 2014 MURAL festival, created numerous works on the sidewalks of Saint Laurent Boulevard. With a non-traditional approach to street art, he diversifies his techniques and textures while maintaining a cohesive style.

The abstract style of the Montreal artist derives from his personal taste. Although Connery previously worked in figuration, he has gravitated more towards abstraction. Despite the strong abstract quality, traces of figuration are still found in his work.  Due to the ease of integrating geometric patterns into environmental surfaces, he has developed a preferences for such shapes.  Connery incorporates the adjacent elements within his work, making his art an inherent element of the city.

Saint Laurent Boulevard 

His street art manifests in a variety of manners. In addition to traditional murals, his work on sidewalks is an approach that allows for a unique interaction with the viewers. Accordingly, he does not plan the precise composition of each work; rather, he allows for the elements of his environmental landscape to dictate the final outcome. Although he consistently utilizes simply shapes and elements, he aims to incorporate a unique aspect into each project. For example, his sidewalk work may have a three-dimensional quality, or they may appear as an engraving. Nevertheless, he manipulates the perspective, and thus the final product, of each project.

Saint Laurent Boulevard 

The interaction between himself, his art, and others is an essential component to the artistic process. Highlighting this fact is an experience when Connery made a poster featuring two characters in a vacant billboard. When he returned to the scene at a later time, several tags had been made added. He decided to continue the work by assimilating the tags into the work. He repeated this experiment with another cover, always taking inspiration from the traces left by others.

Saint Laurent Boulevard 

 

 

Mathieu Connery recently created an exclusive print for Station 16, available in the gallery and online. Although existing as a two-dimensional print, his work appears to both invert and protrude from the frame. Additionally, a stone-like pattern adorns the center shape, serving as a  reference to his works created on the road.  The asymmetrical, 5-color print has a strong sense of balance, despite the diverse shapes, colors, and textures. 

 

Check it out here.

 

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Instagrafite reaches 1,000,000 followers on Instagram!

Posted on July 16, '14 by Alexandra Jagodzinski.

 This weekend marks an outstanding achievement for our partner Instagrafite: 1,000,000 followers on Instagram! To celebrate, Station 16 Gallery is having a limited-time promotion on our Instragratite t-shirts. For this weekend only, buy one Instagrafite t-shirt online, and get the second one free! Plus, we’ll throw in a bunch of awesome stickers, thanks to our friends at Stickerapp.


Check out the t-shirts here:

http://www.station16gallery.com/Instagrafite

If you are not familiar with the Brazilian organization, Instagrafite is one of the largest online platform for sharing street art from across the world. As a virtual art gallery, Instagrafite aids in networking artists with the market and providing additional artist support, all while also working on their own creative projects. Not to mention, they have a pretty sick Instagram account too. With multiple posts each day, each picture gains tens of thousands of Likes. Instagrafite is placing an international spotlight on the best street art, from both established and emerging artists, and based on their impressive amount of followers, it is clear they are doing something right.


@instagrafite

www.instagrafite.com

www.stickerapp.com
Kevin Ledo-  Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, USA (post from @instagrafite)

 

Cette fin de semaine marque une réalisation exceptionnelle pour notre partenaire Instagrafite: 1.000.000 d’abonnés sur Instagram! Pour fêter ça, la Galerie Station 16 fera une promotion sur les t-shirts Instragratite. Ce samedi et dimanche seulement, achetez un t-shirt Instagrafite en ligne, et obtenez le deuxième gratuitement! De plus, nous incluerons des autocollants, grâce à notre ami Stickerapp.

 

Trouvez les t-shirts ici:

http://www.station16gallery.com/collections/vendors?q=Instagrafite

 

 

 

Enzo & Nio - Montréal, Canada  (photo par @instagrafite)

 

Si vous ne connaissez pas l'organisation brésilienne, Instagrafite est l'une des plus grande plateforme en ligne pour le partage d’art urbain à travers le monde. Telle une galerie d'art virtuelle, Instagrafite aide les artistes à exposer leurs oeuvres et projets créatifs. Nous adorons leur compte Instagram!  Avec plusieurs photos chaque jour, chaque image gagne des dizaines de milliers de “J’aime”. Instagrafite présentent le meilleur de la culture street art, autant d’artistes établis qu’émergents. Vous n’avez qu’à regarder la quantité d'abonnés qu’ils ont pour voir qu'ils font quelque chose de bien!



@instagrafite

www.instagrafite.com

www.stickerapp.com
Rone - Londres, Angleterre (photo par @instagrafite)

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50 Cakes of Gay

Posted on July 09, '14 by Alexandra Jagodzinski.

 

“50 Cakes of Gay” began in Paris during December 2012, after protests broke out in reaction to gay marriage debates. While aggressive actions occurred in the Parisian streets, Kashink produced a visual and public display of support through her spray can by creating a giant mural of a gay couple and their wedding cake. This led to the idea for the “50 Cakes of Gay” mural, which would display a series of wedding cakes in bright hues with her signature playful characters. Kashink aims to promote a positive message surrounding gay marriage and, therefore, willingly creates the murals free of charge. With the project’s roots in France, Kashink has extended the murals to be worldwide, painting her cakes in Los Angeles, Miami, Vienna, Athens, Berlin, Estonia, Morocco, Britain, and now Montreal.

Bernard Plante in front of Kashink's 50 cakes of gay mural

The wall has additional significance for the city as it also celebrates the 30 year anniversary of Fugues, a free gay and lesbian magazine published in Montreal. The mural adorns the outer wall of Fugues’ office building, which is located in the Village, and contains exactly 30 cakes to commemorate the anniversary. Bernard Plante, (known as the Mayor) of Montreal’s Gay Village, saw Kashink’s project as a natural choice for the Village. Her involvement with the recent Mural Festival and her adamant support of gay rights sparked the idea of the mural, leading to its rather spontaneous creation. Plante is very excited about the artistic addition to the Village and loved working with Kashink.


The whimsical mural inhabits the space perfectly. Although the Village is not highly covered in street art, the artistic energy of the neighborhood--from les boules roses above Ste. Catherine, to the painted flower pots along rue Amherst, to the eclectic crowd that walks the streets-- enables Kashink’s mural to thrive in the Village.
 

50 Cakes of Gay from Charles Devoyer on Vimeo.


 

Après sa présence fortement médiatisée le mois dernier lors du Festival Mural, Kashink continue à décorer les rues de Montréal. Au coeur du village, situé sur la rue Amherst et Sainte-Catherine, Kashink a apporté son initiative mondiale «50 Cakes de Gay" à Montréal.

 

“50 Cakes of Gay” a commencé à Paris en Décembre 2012, après que des protestations éclatent en réaction à des débats sur le mariage gay. Alors que les actions agressives avaient lieu dans les rues parisiennes, Kashink a produit à l’aérosol une murale géante d’un couple gay et leur gâteau de mariage. Cela a entraîné l’idée des murales “50 Cakes de Gay," qui affichent des série de gâteaux de mariage dans des couleurs vives avec ses caractères signatures. Kashink vise à promouvoir un message positif pour le mariage gay et, par conséquent, elle crée les murales gratuitement. Avec les racines du projet en France, Kashink a étendu son concept dans le monde entier, peignant ses gâteaux à Los Angeles, Miami, Vienne, Athènes, Berlin, Estonie, Maroc, Grande-Bretagne, et maintenant Montréal.

 

Le mur a une signification supplémentaire pour la ville de Montréal, qui célèbre le trentième anniversaire Fugues, un magazine gay et lesbienne gratuit, publié à Montréal. La murale orne le mur extérieur de l'immeuble de Fugues et contient exactement 30 gâteaux pour commémorer l'anniversaire. Bernard Plante, connu comme étant le Maire du Village Gai de Montréal, a vu le projet de Kashink comme un choix naturel pour le Village. Sa participation avec le Festival Mural et son soutien des droits des homosexuels a suscité l'idée de la murale et sa création plutôt spontanée.

 

La murale de Kashink habite parfaitement l'espace. Bien que le Village n’ait pas beaucoup de street art, de l'énergie artistique du quartier - à partir des boules roses au-dessus de Sainte-Catherine à la foule éclectique qui marche dans les rues - permet à la murale de Kashink de prospérer dans le Village.

 

 

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Murale sur Marie-Anne et Saint-Dominique (Montréal) 

(Article continues in french only)

par Sabrina Desjardins 

 

Les débuts

Il a d’abord peint en s’inspirant fortement du vocabulaire des grands courants artistiques tels que l’impressionnisme, l’hyperréalisme et l’art abstrait. Zilon a fait ses débuts de façon très anonyme, soit en organisant des soirées de dessin dans des édifices abandonnés, qu’il appelait des « antigaleries », où il invitait les gens à venir créer en apportant leurs propres instruments. Il n’y avait aucune règle dans ces soirées intitulées « Cocktails graffitis ». Aussi, il ornait de son art les murs des toilettes de clubs de nuit, des ruelles et des cours d’écoles. C’est au courant des années 1980 que Zilon obtient sa première exposition à la galerie Pepsee. C’est néanmoins lorsque les frères Holders le découvrent, en 1986, que tout décolle vraiment pour l’artiste. Avec l’installation « Zilon means bu$ine$$ », qui décorait le club nouvellement acquis, au coin des rues Milton et Saint-Laurent, par les deux frères Holders, l’engouement du public s’est fait ressentir, la couverture médiatique du travail de l’artiste a ainsi débuté.

 

L’univers Zilonien

Ses personnages aux traits épurés s’avèrent en même temps violents dans leur facture. En effet, la simplicité et la précision des traits de pinceau confèrent aux personnages de Zilon un impact saisissant. Ils sont en quelque sorte devenus l’alter ego de Zilon. Ceux-ci vous regardent avec une patente défiance. Tout comme avec Zilon, on doit appréhender ces personnages avant de parvenir à pénétrer leur bulle.  Leurs yeux en amande arborent un style très manga, malgré que Zilon affirme que cela ne constitue pas une inspiration pour lui. Zilon a toujours incarné cette légende de l’artiste solitaire, bien qu’il aurait volontiers accepté de se joindre à un regroupement si une occasion intéressante s’était présentée à lui. Dans son univers, la musique occupe une place de choix. Celle-ci l’aide à passer à travers les moments difficiles mais est également très importante lorsqu’il crée. Certains types musicaux l’inspirent en regard des couleurs, d’autres des gestes, et ce sont en partie les mélodies qui contribuent à provoquer les élans de sa créativité.

 

 

 

Zilon, nouveau travail à Galerie Station16

 

Récemment, Zilon a participé au festival MURAL, où il a créé une œuvre monumentale aux allures de bande-dessinée. L’artiste aime beaucoup le fait d’avoir à habiller les espaces qu’il peint. L’improvisation est la clé dans son cas : c’est ce qui fait que les formes s’emboîtent et qui parvient à les relier ensemble au final. On peut admirer le travail qu’il a produit pendant le festival au coin des rues Marie-Anne et Saint-Dominique à Montréal.

 

Pour Zilon, le respect artistique est primordial, surtout dans le milieu du street art, puisque l’on sait qu’il est très facile pour tous d’esquisser un graffiti par-dessus une œuvre déjà existante. Ceci est inacceptable pour l’artiste, qui prône le respect urbain. Sa façon unique de faire de l’art, son côté à la fois old school et avant-gardiste ainsi que sa versatilité en font une perle rare dans le milieu de l’art urbain québécois.

 

À suivre…

Prochainement, il exposera à Toronto, au Spoke Club, plus précisément en octobre. Juste avant, il participera à un projet à Paris, au mois de septembre. C’est l’entrée dans une nouvelle ère pour l’artiste, qui est désormais représenté par la galerie Station 16. On parle d’une renaissance, dans le sens où une nouvelle génération d’amateurs de street art aura l’occasion de découvrir son art. Station 16 encadrera l’artiste dans ses idées et ce dernier crois que la galerie lui permettra d’aller plus loin dans son travail. Il assure que son côté plus agressif s’apaisera pour se traduire plus subtilement et de manière plus sophistiquée à travers la maturité qu’il a acquis avec le temps. « Le vieux punk en moi ne meurt pas, il va juste se coucher plus de bonne heure ». Il demeure un artiste des plus authentiques, ce dont il est très fier. Le parcours tumultueux de l’artiste a commencé il y a déjà près de 40 ans, et il n’est pas près de s’achever, il faut donc rester à l’affût de ses prochains projets pour pouvoir entrer dans son univers explosif. 

 

DJ Zilon

 

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KASHINK : Ornementations Masculines

Posted on June 26, '14 by Station 16.


 

This years Mural Festival (2nd edition!) in Montreal brought in a variety of talent from all over the world. This year Station16 Gallery chose to highlight one of the festivals international artists KASHINK, with the opening of her first Montreal solo exhibit ; "Ornementations Masculines". This show introduces the theme of men and jewellery, trying to blur the stereotypical line of fashion and accessories in gender. All the pieces in the show depict men in colourful headdress and lavish jewellery, that would more typically be associated to the female gender. Kashink is the true depiction of a living artist, she may very well be the offspring of Keith Haring, Salvador Dali & Frida Kahlo... right down to the small moustache she draws onto her lip every morning. She is one of the most diverse artists we've ever featured in the gallery, showcasing large works on canvas, small water-colour paintings, silkscreen, and collage, all the while completing the biggest wall she's ever painted. Her show in Montreal at Station16 Gallery runs until July 3rd. There is also the chance that she will be painting one of her large cakes (from the "50 cakes of gay" series) in the Montreal Village, but as of now its still in the works. More to come! (written by Adam Vieira)

 

photo par THIS IS HERD

 

En plus d’avoir réalisé une gigantesque murale dans le cadre du festival MURAL, s’étant déroulé du 12 au 15 juin 2014, KASHINK fait présentement l’objet d’une exposition solo à la galerie Station 16. L’exposition regroupe des œuvres de grandes, de moyennes et de petites dimensions qui ont intégralement été faites par l’artiste lors de son récent séjour à Montréal. Ses œuvres, telles qu’on peut les observer à la galerie Station 16, arborent fréquemment des éléments organiques tels que des fleurs et des fruits, le tout étant présenté dans des compositions équilibrées et dont les formes s’articulent immanquablement au centre de l’espace. L’exposition solo de l’artiste à la galerie Station 16 propose également deux vases peints par KASHINK, dans lesquels ont été mis des bouquets de fleurs, ceux-ci rappelant brillement les formes affectionnées par l’artiste. On peut aussi admirer plusieurs sérigraphies réalisées par l’artiste dans cette exposition. KASHINK est l’une des rares femmes très actives dans le milieu du street art en France. Elle se démarque par son style très coloré et ses personnages à la double paire d’yeux. On perçoit clairement les influences de différentes cultures à travers son art, ce qui s’explique par le fait qu’elle a beaucoup voyagé dans sa vie. L’artiste est, de surcroît, engagée dans la lutte pour l’acceptation du mariage gay. Elle profite donc de sa notoriété en tant qu’artiste pour appuyer une cause qui lui tient à cœur. "Ornementations masculins" est jusqu'au 3 Juillet à la Galerie Station16. (écrit par Sabrina Desjardins)

 

Water-colour painting from "Ornementations Masculines" / peinture à l'aquarelle 

 

 

Kashink & Station16 silkscreen print, edition of 16. 

 

 

 

Original Painting from "Ornementations Masculines" / peinture originale.

 

 

Kashink with "Kashink Cupcakes" by Sweet Isabelle Desserts, during the VIP opening of "Ornementations Masculins"

 

 

Kashink Mural in progress during Mural Festival. Photo by THIS IS HERD

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True Originals Contest

Posted on June 20, '14 by Station 16.

We’ve teamed up with JACK & JONES Canada on a new and exciting collaboration called 'The Originals Art Contest'. 

JACK & JONES is a Danish denim and menswear fashion brand, that opened retail shops in Canada 5 years ago.  They approached us to be judges for their National Artist Search.

Open to men and women of all ages, the search is for art submissions in various mediums (photo, sketches, graphics, etc) that demonstrate expression and individuality. We are truly searching for the next 'ORIGINAL'.   

This contest is a great platform for new artists to showcase their work. We hope to open opportunities and expose novel and exciting talent.  'The ORIGINALS contest' was launched at the beginning of June, and winds down at the end of next week.

As the contest is coming to an end, we’re excited to go through the submissions from across the country. The lucky winner will have their artwork printed at our silkscreen print shop on 100 JACK & JONES t-shirts, which will be sold exclusively through our online shop. They will also win a $500 JACK & JONES gift card.

It’s not too late to apply,  you may send in your ORIGINAL artwork to marketingcanada@bestseller.com, or visit the JACK & JONES Canada ‘ORIGINALS CONTEST’ app page on Facebook for more information.

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Le Diamantaire : l’art de surprendre

Posted on June 12, '14 by Station 16.

par Sabrina Desjardins

 

Le Diamantaire est un artiste français à surveiller lors du festival MURAL, qui se déroulera de 12 au 15 juin prochains. Il s’agit de sa première présence dans un festival au Canada. L’artiste travaille avec des miroirs, qu’il réutilise en les moulant dans une forme de diamant. Le Diamantaire œuvre dans la sphère de l’installation, en disposant ses miroirs moulés un peu partout sur son passage.

 

Le miroir comme matériau de prédilection

Le Diamantaire utilise comme principal matériau de création le miroir, ce qui est très peu commun, sinon inexistant, dans le milieu du street art. Ce milieu ne regorge pas d’artistes qui font des installations, ce qui ajoute à la singularité de cet artiste. Le Diamantaire affectionne particulièrement la capacité du miroir à réfléchir son environnement, qui varie en fonction des heures de la journée et des saisons. En ajoutant au miroir de l’aérosol coloré, ce qui lui donne son apparence de diamant, l’artiste annihile la possibilité pour les gens de se regarder dedans. Ainsi, le miroir-diamant conserve comme unique fonction de refléter la ville, en s’adaptant aux changements de celle-ci comme un caméléon. Le miroir confère au diamant plus de profondeur, on a donc l’impression d’être devant un monde parallèle qui se dessine à même le mur où l’œuvre est apposée. Pour Le Diamantaire, l’utilisation du miroir casse les codes du graffiti, puisqu’il s’agit d’un symbole et non de lettrage, ce qui rend ses œuvres accessibles à tous, comme elles outrepassent la barrière de la langue.

 

Le diamant : un cadeau qui n’a pas de prix

La récupération de matériaux est très importante pour le processus créatif de l’artiste. Dans la société de consommation dans laquelle nous évoluons, Le Diamantaire tente de prouver qu’il y a moyen de réutiliser ce que les gens jettent et même de revitaliser ces objets en les transformant en bijoux.  En plus de récupérer les miroirs dans la rue, il essaie de faire de même avec tous les éléments dont il a besoin pour travailler. Le fait de garder le côté brut des composantes est primordial à la conservation de l’esprit street de la démarche de l’artiste. Parfois, l’usure du miroir témoigne de son passé, de son histoire, ce qui rend l’œuvre du Diamantaire d’autant plus riche en sens. Il estime donc que son approche artistique, par rapport à celle du graffiti, par exemple, est plus douce, comme elle propose un logo minimaliste qui est reconnaissable universellement. Dans un monde où presque plus rien n’est gratuit, Le Diamantaire aime faire don de son art au public et ce, dans l’esprit du street art : les œuvres de ce vaste mouvement se présentent d’elles-mêmes aux passants, sans que ceux-ci mettent les pieds dans un musée ou une galerie.

 

MURAL et Centropolis

On pourra contempler plusieurs de ses œuvres durant ces quatre jours du festival MURAL. MURAL s’avère à être, pour l’artiste, l’occasion de faire de nouvelles rencontres avec d’autres artistes ainsi que celle de se faire connaître au Canada, en plus de lui permettre de faire des expérimentations sur le plan artistique. Vous aurez aussi l’occasion de rencontrer l’artiste le 14 juin prochain puisqu'il sera à Centropolis à Laval pour un projet artistique. « Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer cette collaboration avec le Diamantaire car elle s’aligne entièrement avec notre volonté de démocratiser l’art, explique Karine Rodrigue, directrice marketing de Centropolis.  L’art de rue, par sa gratuité est accessible à tous et chacun et permet de donner une valeur ajoutée à un environnement urbain comme le nôtre. De plus, Centropolis soutient le procédé du Diamantaire qui n’utilise que des pièces recyclées pour travailler. Ce sont des initiatives écoresponsables comme celles-ci que nous souhaitons encourager. »

Le Diamantaire orchestrera une chasse au trésor comprenant douze diamants à Centropolis ainsi qu’une installation au Spa Orazio. L’artiste, qui souhaite garder l’anonymat, a exprimé son enthousiasme à exposer à Centropolis: « l’art de rue c’est un petit peu comme donner vie à des bâtiments en les sublimant, en leur donnant de l’éclat et de la couleur, je suis heureux d’apporter ma touche créative à Centropolis » explique le Diamantaire. Une carte interactive « chasse aux trésors » sera disponible à la Galerie Station 16 de Montréal où le Diamantaire exposera cet automne. Après MURAL, les œuvres du Diamantaire feront l’objet d’une exposition solo à la galerie Station 16. Par la suite, l’artiste exposera à Paris dès le mois de septembre prochain, ainsi qu’à Zurich en décembre.

En ce qui concerne l’avenir du street art, Le Diamantaire souhaite qu’il demeure des plus créatifs et qu’il continue d’étonner, puisque c’est l’effet de surprise que procurent les œuvres urbaines que l’artiste préfère au sein de ce mouvement. Pour lui, le street art est une passion dont les artistes font cadeaux aux gens, il faut donc l’apprécier à sa juste valeur. 

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A Global Street Art Story : SPAIN

Posted on June 06, '14 by Station 16.

Representing Spain is the ever optimistic PEZ (meaning "fish" in spanish). PEZ started painting in 1999 on the outskirts of Barcelona, now his murals (both legal & illegal) can be seen all over the world, with his largest concentration still in Barcelona. He began writing the letters PEZ (“Fish” in English) just because he found a way to mix the letters while depicting the shape of a fish. He was looking for a signature or graffiti tag and do something a bit different to other graffiti writers.

We reached out to PEZ a year back, and touched base with him again while we were in Miami this year for Art Basel. It didn't take long for him to throw his natural enthusiasm into our global print project to represent his home of Spain. His early introduction of caricature into the Barcelona graffiti scene, makes him an important name in street art movement. 

We're proud to present PEZ's print for our first "Global street art story" release. The print goes on sale on Saturday June 7th at 3pm, here on station16shop.com

 

 

Pez has travelled through South America (Caracas, Bogota and Lima), Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei), America (NY, LA, Portland) and Europe (UK, Spain, Hamburg/Germany, Paris/France, etc.).

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Street Artist DAIN Brings Glamour & Graffiti To Your Walls

Posted on June 02, '14 by Station 16.

Whose day doesn't instantly become much better when you spot a DAIN piece of art on the street?  Mine improves greatly and I become very happy!  It's that simple.  If you've lived in the city for any length of time you've seen his iconic, beautiful, Hollywood-esque style images, especially around NYC areas of Soho, Tribeca and Williamsburg.  The art-beauty-fashion-like mix filled with collage and bright colors can be spotted a block away.  Today’s his art has been featured in galleries worldwide, including New York, Chicago, Miami, Portland, Montreal, Paris and London.

Imagine my happiness when asked if I wanted to interview DAIN:  I was honored to meet and speak with him about his art, process and whatever else I could learn about the elusive artist.  

 

 

Born in Brooklyn, New York, DAIN combines glamour and grit brilliantly.  He features iconic black and white headshots of actresses from the past to present such as favorites Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn to Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham and Adele with collage from a variety of media (advertisements, fashion magazines and found images.)   Next comes vibrant spray paint and most recently, painted backgrounds.  Throughout his practice, DAIN manages to balance fine art, contemporary and street art.

 

First, for the many people trying to find you on Instagram or Facebook, they won't.   Do you think you'll ever partake in social media?

Probably not, I like it the way it is.

 

You realize you have a huge following and most people use the Dain hastag (#dain) to share your work with other fans via Instagram.  What do you think about your loyal fans who constantly seek out your work on the streets?

I'm always amazed and a little shocked by it.  I really enjoy their photographs.

 

You were born and raised in Brooklyn.  How did growing up in New York influence your art?

Growing up in New York City is like no other place in the world and I love everything from the sights to the smells and of course the culture and diversity.  Graffiti used to be huge when I was young and now, still is, it has always been a big influence.

 

As a child you were inspired by graffiti and starting writing yourself.   Now, you are known for your "street art" images.  When did you start doing work in the street?

Yes, I started tagging at a young grade-school age and began wheatpasting around 2007.  I owned a T-shirt, silkscreen type business about ten years ago and had a few friends working on the streets.  I became very intrigued and started exploring wheatpasting then began to join them.  I definitely like to evolve and try new processes and mediums.

 

I for one, run out to see and photograph your work the minute I see something new has gone up.  I want to get a great shot before it's tagged on.  Does the tagging annoy you?

No! Not at all. On the contrary I only expect it to stay up a short time. If it lasts a month, that's huge.  I actually like when it's written on… doesn't bother me at all!  I don't like it to stay up to long.

 

What is it like wheatpasting your art on the street to then showing your work in galleries like Station 16, Folioleaf and Avant Gallery?

I love showing work in galleries and hope to do more exhibits in the upcoming future.  The show at Avant Gallery in Miami a couple years back was wonderful.  Whether it be Madison Avenue, Brooklyn or Montreal, I would like to explore a variety of gallery atmospheres who feature not just street art but contemporary as well.  I would like to show again in Europe.

 

New DAIN silkscreen print by Station16 printshop. 

 

Can you tell us about your process from beginning to end: from the found pieces to collage to painting?  How does it all come together? 

I generally use black and white photographs of pieces that speak to me, that I just find and like.  Many are Hollywood icons and many I don't even know who the model is.   I particularly like Adele and Twiggy, and also just finding that one anonymous piece that jumps out at me.   It's in the eyes; which is what first grabs me.   I don't have a rhyme or reason to the collaged pieces, they just speak to me and putting those together takes most time.   Once I have my foundation image down I begin choosing colors, painting and layering spray paint.  Collage is the foundation; from there it gets easier.  I'm also concentrating much more on painting now, evolving my pieces.  I really just love that old Hollywood glam look from the 40's and 50's, especially the fashion, when women dressed iconic and beautifully.  They didn't show much skin and didn't have to.  You'll notice my pieces are tasteful and the women are not revealing.   I like mixing the fashion of men's suiting with a beautiful face for example.  Women were beautiful with their clothes on and classic films and images made you think.  You had to use your imagination.

 

What inspires your work?

A great found image of inner beauty and class.  Plus to me, it's all in the eyes and lips and it doesn't matter as much what she is wearing.  And, I enjoy a normal figure with chic clothing.  The eyes say it all and inspire me!  The rest comes together around that.

 

Since the fist time I saw your work years ago, I felt fashion influence...

Kind of, and I like exploring classic, iconic fashion in my work.

 

The circle and drips around one eye are almost like a trademark on many of your pieces, can you tell us about that? 

No, it's just something I like.

 

The work you've done in 2014 seems to be even more evolved, can you tell us about the new pieces?

The new work, I feel is, yes, more evolved and I'm using much more color and backgrounds.  Before it may have been more collage, black and white and some color on a white surface. Now I'm really focusing more on painting.  I feel I'm just now scratching the surface. I'm just now getting started.  I look forward to see how this direction will evolve and what’s going to come next.  It's exciting.

 

How do you know when a piece is done?  

It must have perfect balance. And now, since I'm focused on color and painting, I continue to add…  It's not done until the last minute and I like the last minute deadline.

 

Are there any artists, street or contemporary that you particularly admire?

I couldn't name just one, all of them.  I enjoy seeing work on the street, in the galleries and museums when I can.

 

How do you spend your spare time?

With my family, we love to travel as well.

 

Where do you see yourself in 1, 5, or 10 years? 

I want to do more shows, create fun and enjoyable pieces and possibly do something with fashion. You never know.  I will continue to do work that doesn't burn me out, but that's enjoyable.

 

DAIn (above) DeeDee (below)

 

By Leanna Valente – www.artandfashionsalon.blogspot.com

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Instagrafite Artists

Posted on May 17, '14 by Station 16.

 

Instagrafite

 Instagrafite is the biggest collaborative street art gallery in the world, since 2011, with a social media following with approximately 1 million followers on Instagram. Based in Brazil, Instagrafite promotes and creates innovative projects related to street art, through the use of their online platforms.

For updates on their latest and upcoming projects, follow them on Instagram, RUA, a street art course, or Markr, a mobile app that helps locate street art.

http://instagrafite.com/

@instagrafite

http://perestroika.com.br/2014/cursos/rua/

http://markrart.com/

 

 

Felipe Yung aka FLIP

FLIP is one of the most famous Brazilian street artists São Paulo.

He is one of the first graffiti writers in Brazil to draw characters without letters in the streets and to work with posters and stickers. His art is influenced by Brazilian urban culture, tags and pixação, and Japanese calligraphy (Shodo), print (Ukiyo-e),

and camouflage.

@flipon

 

Rimon Guimarães aka Rimon

Rimon is a self-taught artist from Curitiba, Brazil, who has managed to quickly make a name for himself on the international contemporary art scene. His works are a combination of drawing, performing, video art and street art. His artwork references his childhood, indian and african influences.

http://rimondo.tumblr.com/

@rimonguimaraes

 

Acidum Project

Acidum Project was create by an couple, from Fortaleza (CE) - Brazil, Robézio Marqs and Terezadequinta. Experimenting is the key piece to their urban art. They use a mix of

techniques in their characters such as painting, paste up, stencils, and even audio visual

http://grupoacidum.art.br/

@acidumproject

 

Nando Sperb

 

Nando Sperb is from Pelotas (RS), Brazil and has experience in advertising and graphic design, and has worked for more than 7 years as an interactive art director.

Amongst his many art styles, graffiti has proven to be his specialty, and incorporating underground urban culture with digital illustration. Inequalities, manifestos and city life are the three key elements in his art.

http://nandosperb.tumblr.com/

@nandosperb

 


Arlin Cristiano aka ARLIN

Arlin has been painting since 2000 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His style has originated from the relationship with his dad, woodworker; and his professional experience as a Web and graphic designer, that allowed for him to work with digital illustration.

http://cargocollective.com/arlingraff/

@arlin_graff

 

 

 

Thales Fernando aka POMB

One of the new generation’s Brazilian artists, Thales aka POMB is a graphic designer that became aware of his talents as a street artist in 2002.Originally from Brasilia, Brazil

he has travelled the world, from Buenos Aires, to his current home, Barcelona.

http://cargocollective.com/thalesfernando

@pomb_

 

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INSTAGRAFITE X STATION16

Posted on May 12, '14 by Station 16.

 

We first met the instagrafite team last June during the first edition of MURAL (the Montreal mural festival). Since then, we've known that both our creative teams needed to work together to continue pushing art in the streets, and find a way to shorten the 7000km (4300 miles) between our cities! So, beginning May 13th at 2pm EST Station16shop.com will releasing a collection of collaborative Instagrafite products! We'll be launching 3 instagrafite t-shirts and 6 silkscreen prints from Brazilian street artists, closely selected by Instagrafite! These artists include Felipe Yung (aka FLIP), Rimon Guimarães (aka Rimon), Acidum ProjectNando Sperb, Arlin Cristiano (aka ARLIN), and Thales Fernando (aka POMB). In our next blog we'll be looking closely at the work of each of these artists, and introducing them and their new prints! 

 

Arlin (standing in front of his recent mural in Sao Paulo) 

 

You can follow instagrafite on instagram (@instagrafite), check out their street art course RUA (based in brazil) or Markr (a new app recognizing art in the street). 

 

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123 Klan

Posted on May 05, '14 by Station 16.

123 Klan is a graffiti duo named Scien & Klor. Originally from France, they came together in 1992 and have dominated the graffiti scene ever since. This man & wife couple now live in Montreal, where they continue to work on some of the most impressive contacts coming thru this city. They also continue to travel, creating some beautiful murals in the process. Recently they returned from painting in L.A. alongside Dabs & Myla (another creative couple), they also participated in this years pow-wow Hawaii. 

Dabs & Myla alongside Scien and Klor (123 Klan).

 

On Thursday May 8th, Station16 Gallery will be presenting 123 Klan's first solo show. We are very excited to be presenting this highly anticipated show, not only because of the huge talent behind these graffiti legends, but also because we are more than just the venue for this exhibit! Station16 print-shop is the official printer for 123 Klan's popular clothing brand Bandit-ism (or Bandit-1$M), and we'll have a number of t-shirts, caps and hoodies from this collection available at the gallery. There will also be a number of framed silkscreen prints, original drawings and paintings on display. We look forward to having you all!

Please RSVP at info@station16.ca or call us at 514-849-8016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Make Me Care - ALAN GANEV

Posted on April 09, '14 by Station 16.

This Friday, Station 16 Gallery opens it's latest show "Make Me Care", by collage artist Alan Ganev.  Make Me Care is an exhibition for which Ganev re-appropriated and deconstructed found imagery from previous Life magazine editions (1950's-60's) to capture, in simple visual compositions, the complexity of feelings and emotions attached to meaningful personal experiences. 

Ganev's large scale collages set him apart from most other artists in this genre. By pasting his images both on the street and in decayed buildings, he has transformed vintage advertisement into an anti-advertising campagin. "These images were born from pop culture, but their relation to any consumer product is purposely forgotten, their “smile for the camera” expressions are removed, and their new body language is the only one responsible for delivering the story..." says Ganev.

 

Ganev has exhibited collaboratively at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Costa Rica Museum of Contemporary Art and Design and the Contemporary Art Center of Quito. His passion for mural work and public art has also guided the artist to work on projects with EN MASSE in New York City during Armory Arts Week and Miami during Art Basel. In addition, he is an active member of the International WEIRD collage group, exhibiting in cities such as Berlin, Lima, Los Angeles, New York, Montréal, Quito and San Jose.

 

This is Herd, created this conceptual video to give insight to the artist's thoughts and process.

 

réZin wine has also created a contest in collaboration with Station16 & Make Me Care, giving you the opportunity to win a choice bottle of wine, along with a limited edition silkscreen print by Alan Ganev. Click the link for details! 

Make Me Care will run from April 11th - April 21st at Station16 Gallery. The show will launch a new silkscreen print and several works on wood. 

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Introducing Enzo and Nio

Posted on April 04, '14 by Station 16.
Station 16 Gallery has been a longtime supporter of Enzo & Nio, printing Magritte (Ceci nest pas use bombe) back in 2012. We’ve since presented their Idols and launched a tremendously successful Alarm Pull edition variant for Fountain Art Fair. Today, we would like to introduce you to Magda Coccinella, the person behind the Brooklyn duo’s social media.
 
I'm responsible for their facebook page, twitter and tumblr. I also search blogs, Instagram and the Internet in general on a mostly daily basis for any E and N related news. I think it was late 2010 when Enzo ( a long time friend) decreed that I would be their social media minion. Back then I was pretty ignorant of the street art and graffiti world so it was a steep learning curve to say the least… like that time I ended up chatting to Futura on Flickr with no clue who he was. Oh the shame. So, why would they choose someone so ignorant of the streets, do I hear you ask? Well Enzo says he chose me because he trusted me, I'm organized and because he knew I'd be dedicated (translation: I'm good at nagging). 
I haven't known Nio for as long and I think he was a little apprehensive at first but I'm pretty sure I've won him over now. 
 
Anyway! Fast forward to 2014 and I'm street art addicted to the point of road tripping or flying to other cities around New Zealand to attend street art festivals. Did I mention I live in New Zealand? The fact that I can do all this from so far away is pretty amazing. Isn't the Internet grand? The  bonus of doing all this for Enzo and Nio is that I've discovered the work of some amazing street artists from New Zealand and around the world. I've also made a lot of virtual friends half a world away. Thanks Enzo. (he made me write that)
So who are Enzo and Nio? They're long time friends, and one night over drinks (and other nefarious activities) 'Enzo and Nio' - street artists came to be. Ever since they've been adorning the streets with their art which is a peculiar mix of humor, shock, thought provoking beauty and revolutionary thinking. Anything goes. They don't just stick to one particular style, or one particular medium. Stickers, wheatpastes, stencils you name it, they do it. Just two guys, doing what they want on the street. They dislike being pigeon holed or tied down to any one style. Why limit yourself though, when there are so many avenues of creativity to rush headlong down, shouting and laughing? 
 
From playful messages such as "We might be your dads" or "Enzo and Nio fucked Justin Bieber" to the haunting Future Now Idols to the cynical and political Uncle Sham and the Film The Police series...you just never know what they're going to do next. A couple of my favourites are Bomba and the Future Now Idols. The Idols freak me out a little, they're such a powerful, disturbing contrast. 
 
Thanks to their own hard work, and that of some friends, they've managed to get up in quite a few places worldwide - such as Barcelona, Montreal, Reykjavik, New Zealand, Australia, Costa Rica, Mexico - as well as all over NYC and many other states in the US.
 
2014 is shaping up to be their biggest year yet. They're a secretive pair so they don't like broadcasting events or happenings until they're almost doing them but keep an eye out for them. They could pop up in your neighbourhood any day now! 
 
You can find out more about them on their website: enzoandnio.com 
Follow them on twitter and Instagram @enzoandnio 

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OUTDOOR GALLERY

Posted on March 28, '14 by Station 16.

Yoav Litvin is a psychologist, scientist, writer and photographer living in New York City. Yoav has recently come out with a beautiful book on the contemporary street art and graffiti movement in NYC titled Outdoor Gallery – New York City, published by Gingko Press. His book features several of the artists showcased by Station 16 Gallery, such as Dain, Elle Deadsex, Enzo & Nio, Gilf! and LNY. 

 

work by DAIN

 

Yoav, why did you write the book Outdoor Gallery – New York City?

It started as a simple realization… Although I lived in one of the most glorious cities in the world, I felt trapped in my own private cocoon, sadly unfamiliar with so much of the wonder that goes on around me. As a curious person, I simply needed more. Then… I got injured. During a squash game, my friend swung his racket and planted it in my face, full force! The results were 15 stitches over my eye, a herniated disc in my neck and a medicine cabinet chock-full of painkillers. So…. I arrived at the natural conclusion that instead of staying at home and feeling sorry for myself, I’d adopt a new weekend activity: I’d simply pick a direction, North, South, East or West (or any combo), exit my building and walk. And so it began! Every weekend I ventured on my solitary walks. Sometimes I chose to head North to the graffiti-rich Bronx, others I’d zigzag across the varied neighborhoods within Manhattan while others I’d stroll across the bridges to Queens and Brooklyn. Nowadays these strolls easily span three boroughs and reach 15-20 miles, all on foot. During my walks I began to notice lots of beautiful artwork on the streets. With the kind help of others in the street art community I learned the identities of the artists I particularly liked. From there the book idea just lifted off!

 

work by ELSOL25, ROYCE, and BISHOP203

 

What are you trying to convey with Outdoor Gallery?

During my walks I felt a deep appreciation both for the artwork itself, and toward the artists who put in the effort to display it publicly and for free. “Street art” has become so popular and the community so “trendy” and I didn’t want to just be a fan. I wanted to contribute in some way. I felt the best way I could do so was to use my skills to document this incredible time point in the history of New York City. The more I strolled around, the more I literally felt I was walking in a gallery! Hence the name I chose for the book: Outdoor Gallery – New York City.

 

Tell us about the book launch you curated.

I wanted to create an event for the NYC street art and graf communities to celebrate the book and all those involved. My goal was to bring together as many people who share my passion and appreciation of the art. For this, with the help of Royce Bannon and Bishop203 I curated a show that showcased original artwork from artists featured in Outdoor Gallery. In addition, Dega Films debuted several films, including one with Stikki Peaches. The launch was voted number 1 event in NYC for that weekend with a line out the door that stretched for over a block! I felt very humbled and fortunate for the turnout. Artists were signing books for fans all night long.

 

 MoMa Shop in NYC

Where can we find the book?

So far the book’s been picked up by a number of major retailers including museum shops in NYC (at the MoMA and Guggenheim museum shops) and others (Strand Books, Zakka in BK). It is also available for preorder on Amazon.com.

 

What’re your plans?

I have lots of plans and ideas! These include working with friends that share my passion- including Station 16! I’m also launching my own website. Good things are ahead!

 

For more info on Outdoor Gallery – New York City, please see:

The book’s FaceBook account: https://www.facebook.com/OutdoorGalleryNYC

The book’s Instagram account: http://instagram.com/outdoorgallerynyc

Yoav’s personal account: http://instagram.com/nookyelur

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Current Exhibition - EnMasse FULL CIRCLE

Posted on March 22, '14 by Station 16.

photo by sebastienroy.ca

Photo by sebastienroy.ca

 

Station 16 Gallery invites you to celebrate EN MASSE's 5th anniversary with the opening of FULL CIRCLE, presenting a new body of work including paintings, prints and sculpture. The En Masse team will also work directly on the walls of the gallery, and do what they do best! For pictures from the opening night, visit our FACEBOOK page. 

 

Photo by sebastienroy.ca

 

This show includes Station 16's largest silkscreen print to date, a 36x36 inch edition of 16, where each piece is unique. The center of each print has been filled in by hand from an EnMasse artist. These prints, along with a smaller version of the original 'donut' is now available on our site.

 

For inquiries on original paintings, or framing options : info@station16.ca or 514-849-8016

 

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FULL CIRCLE

Posted on March 11, '14 by Station 16.

On March 20th at 6pm, Station 16 Gallery invites you to celebrate EN MASSE's 5th anniversary with the opening of FULL CIRCLE, presenting a new body of work including paintings, prints and sculpture. The En Masse team will also work directly on the walls of the gallery, and do what they do best! 

This exhibition brings the Montreal members of the EnMasse project together and back into the gallery setting after many years of travelling and Mural creation. We will be exhibiting a body of new paintings from this team, along with a 36 x 36 inch limited edition silkscreen print. The centre of each of those prints will contain a hand drawn element from 16 of the Montreal EnMasse Artists. This is the largest print Station16 has released to date, and a great opportunity to acquire an original EnMasse work on paper! 


Station 16 would like to thank the following artists for their participation: Cheryl Voisine, Mc Baldassari, Olivier Bonnard, Tyler Rautman, Jason Wasserman, Raph Dorke, Dave Todaro, David Samson, Andy, Ghostpocket, Katie Green, Julien Deragon, Peter Ferguson, Jonathan Roberge, Kevin Ledo, Rupert Bottenberg, Carlos Santos, Jeremy Shantz, Michael Shantz, Antoine Gaumont & Dan Buller. We look forward to celebrating with you on March 20th!

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Célébrant le 5e anniversaire du projet EN MASSE, la Galerie Station 16 est heureuse d’annoncer l’exposition FULL CIRCLE illustrant une toute nouvelle série de travaux sur bois, toile et papier. D’imposantes œuvres murales y seront aussi à l’honneur. 

Nous vous invitons à l’ouverture de FULL CIRCLE jeudi le 20 mars à compter de 18h00. L’exposition se déroulera jusqu’au 4 avril, 2014. 

Station 16 tient à remercier les artistes suivants pour leur participation: Cheryl Voisine, Mc Baldassari, Olivier Bonnard, Tyler Rautman, Jason Wasserman, Raph Dorke, Dave Todaro, David Samson, Andy, Ghostpocket, Katie Green, Julien Deragon, Peter Ferguson, Jonathan Roberge, Kevin Ledo, Rupert Bottenberg, Carlos Santos, Jeremy Shantz, Michael Shantz, Antoine Gaumont & Dan Buller.

Il est maintenant temps, après avoir voyager autant, de célébrer à nouveau tous ensemble.

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New Products

Posted on March 01, '14 by Station 16.

WHATISADAM 'Maple Sizzurp phase2' 

Armory Week is around the corner, and as we prepare to head to the Big Apple with an entire new collection of work, we can't leave without releasing some new products for all you folks who will not be attending Fountain Fair (Booth C-201) in New York City. Launching this Thursday at NOON, we have an assortment of new prints that will also be on display at Fountain. Starting with WHATISADAM's newest Maple Sizzurp print! This Thursday we are releasing the next phase of this print, a slow degradation of his classic image. Along with this release includes Mathieu Connery's first edition with us, his use of abstraction in the street art scene vaguely stirs up nostalgic memories of 8-bit and rarely goes unnoticed. We'll also be releasing three new prints from NYC artists DAIN, ENZO & NIO, & GILF. Keep an eye on our site for these new releases.    

DAIN "Sunglasses"

Mathieu Connery

 

GILF 'Evolve'

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Armoury Week 2014

Posted on February 11, '14 by Station 16.

March is right around the corner, which for us means our yearly trip to the big apple for another year of Armoury Week! From March 7th - 9th, Station16 will be returning to New York City and presenting works at Fountain Fair for the third year in a row! Armoury Week always brings us a fresh look at what others are doing, and any reason to visit NYC is a good one!

 

 

Besides using this trip to touch base with some of our New York based artists, we'll also be showcasing a new series for the first time ever. We've contacted all of our artists, and requested an original 16 x 16 inch art piece (above left: OMEN, above right: LABRONA) specifically to be shown at Fountain Fair this year! This will make for a really clean and diverse presentation. If you've been following our instagram or Facebook, then you've been getting a few teaser's of what to come on this wall. We'll also be traveling with a bunch of new prints never before shown. If you're in NYC on those dates, be sure to drop by and say hi! For the rest, keep checking out our instagram for what's happening at Armoury week 2014. 

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