December 01, 2014


A ROTATING COLLECTION OF WORKS FROM ARTISTS WE HAVE EXHIBITED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. BE SURE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE 'NEW WORK' SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE, OR PHONE US TO FIND OUT WHAT'S NEW! 

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A Global Street Art Story: Australia

Vivant et travaillant à Melbourne, le travail de Rone est devenu un élément essentiel du paysage de la ville. En plus d'être l'un des street artists les plus célèbres en Australie, il travaille et expose de plus en plus à l’échelle internationale. Rone a commencé sa carrière en décorant des planches à roulettes et des parcs de skate, avant la formation du collectif Everfresh, groupe qui témoigne de sa transition vers graffiti et le street art. Pendant plus d'une décennie, Rone a peint des visages de femmes dans les ruelles de Melbourne, ainsi que des peintures murales à travers le monde, dans des villes telles que Berlin, Londres, Montréal, Miami, San Francisco, Penang et plus encore.

 

Mural par Rone à Austin, USA; photo par Rone

 

Les murales de Rone produisent un fort effet de juxtaposition. Ses personnages féminins comportent naturellement un calme et une beauté séduisante – ce qui contraste fortement avec les murs rugueux et parfois décrépits qu'ils ornent. De plus, leur élégance gracieuse et sensuelle s’oppose au chaos et à l'agitation du milieu urbain dans lequel ils existent. Tandis que les femmes et les murs qu’elles habitent respirent la perfection dans le présent, les deux seront progressivement désintégrés en raison de la nature éphémère inhérente au street art, ainsi qu’à cause de la temporalité précise qu’évoquent la jeunesse et la beauté.

 

Bien que ces thèmes de la jeunesse et de la beauté soient présents dans le travail de Rone, ils existent aussi à un niveau purement esthétique, donnant de la vie et de la beauté aux quartiers dans lesquels ses murales sont créées. La Galerie Station 16 est très heureuse de lancer cette jolie sérigraphie. Il s’agit d’une œuvre renfermant huit couleurs et qui présente le portrait d’une femme glamour, d'inspiration vintage. La sérigraphie est une édition limitée. Découvrez-la ici!

 

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For the latest edition of our project, A Global Street Art Story, we are excited to announce that Rone is representing Australia. Well-known for his female portraits, particularly the recurring image of “Jane Doe,” Rone has designed a print for Station 16 Gallery that perfectly aligns with his classic style. As seen in his street art and his fine art, Rone’s visceral depictions, consistently cropped to just the face, highlight an intense and piercing gaze of a woman, which has the ability to captivate and haunt the viewer.

 

Living and working in Melbourne, Rone’s work has become a staple of the city’s landscape, and in addition to being one of the most well-known street artist in Australia, he is increasingly working and exhibiting on an international level. Rone began his career by decorating skateboards and skate parks prior to forming the crew Everfresh and transitioning towards graffiti and street art. For more than a decade, Rone has been painting women’s faces in the alleyways of Melbourne, as well as large-scale murals across the globe, such as Berlin, London, Montreal, Miami, San Francisco, Penang, and more.

 

Mural by Rone in Penang; photo by Rone


The murals of Rone produce a strong juxtaposition. His female personas innately carry a calm and alluring beauty - one that starkly contrasts with rough, sometimes decrepit, walls that they adorn. Furthermore, their graceful and sensual elegance opposes the chaos and turmoil of the urban setting in which they exist. While the women and their painted-upon walls exude perfection in the present, both will gradually fade and decay due to the ephemeral nature of street art, as well as the temporality of youth and beauty.

Mural by Rone in London; photo by Rone 

Although such themes are present in Rone’s work, they also exist on a purely aesthetic level, giving life and beauty to the neighborhoods in which they are created.  Station 16 Gallery is incredibly excited to launch this new, beautiful print. The resulting creation is an 8-colour, limited-edition silkscreen print, depicting a glamorous, vintage-inspired portrait of an unnamed woman. Check it out here!


Alexandra Jagodzinski
Alexandra Jagodzinski

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