Posts tagged " Street Art "

Finding Order in the Chaotic Abstract Art of Juun Y.

February 29th, 2016 Posted by Abstract, Art, Featured, New York, Paintings, Photography, San Francisco, Street Art No Comment yet

Juun Y states,”A creative mess is preferable to an idle neatness,” which works perfectly to represent the artwork he produces. Even though his work is very abstract and unique, it all makes sense and is wonderful to look at.

Hali Helfgott’s Street Photography Sets Still Life in Motion

December 15th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Los Angeles, Photography No Comment yet

Helfgott’s frontal and contained perspective allows for an angular dimension within the frame, suggesting a life outside of the box. Whatever her subject – skate boarders, shoe buyers, beach bums, selfie takers and subway users all look like their photo was captured just as they were about to turn around or walk away – still life in motion.

The Miraculous Murals of Tristan Eaton

April 7th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

Tristan Eaton, an art director, muralist, graffiti artist and designer for Kidrobot, is one of many artists who make it their mission to eliminate the preconceived notion of art as a form of institutional wall-paper. Like other street artists, Eaton is bringing his work in to the public space, but he does so with a starkingly vibrant style all his own.

Chema Skandal! (Chicago, IL)

February 12th, 2014 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet


Words by Rob Sarwark

As I sit here listening to 1965’s “Scandal Ska” by the legendary Skatalites of Kingston, Jamaica, I can’t help but get nostalgic about a time and a place that I’ve never actually known. But the power of this music lies in its very universality. That said, I can’t help but notice that a considerable proportion of these songs’ uploaders and commentators on YouTube are Spanish-speaking. Indeed, some of the most die-hard ska, rocksteady, and reggae aficionados hail from Spain, Mexico, and Latin America, where millennials have found and maintained a serious affinity for these sounds, their history, and the aesthetics of soul, style, and urban savvy that go along with them. In other words, they’ve made this music and its now half-century-old subculture their own.

Chicago is a long way from Kingston, Jamaica, and almost as far from Mexico City, but these days, and globalization being what it is, it’s hard to say sometimes where one ends and the other begins. Case in point: CHema Skndl, aka Chema Skandal!, Chicago’s resident Mexican mod- and Jamaicana-influenced graphic artist. According to his blog, he describes himself as a “graphic artist and enthusiast of popular music and images of the last century.” His work is a true mash-up of styles with a nevertheless coherent and signature effect. He draws from, among other things, the campy horror of mid-century Mexican lucha libre films, British mod youth subculture, and groovy, Independence-era Jamaican verve. The result is work that lends itself as perfectly to concert posters, t-shirts, and album covers as it does to the walls of the best galleries in Chicago, Mexico City, and Madrid. In addition, his outdoor mural work – examples of which can be seen in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago – capture not only the artist’s playful side, but also his political and poetic voice, with stark proclamations of love and soul in celebration of a bustling city of immigrants.

Check CHema out at his blog and find him quietly sipping a beer in the back of the next “Jamaican Oldies” show in Chicago, where the ska subculture is alive, well, and fully aware of its rich and diverse heritage. They’re lucky to have him.

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Cabaio STNCL (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

August 15th, 2013 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

South of the equator, in cities like Buenos Aires, less of a debate rages as to who owns the streets. It’s much clearer in places like Brazil and Argentina, that fighting the people’s ability to beautify their city is an uphill and impractical climb.

IPaintMyMind Exclusive Interview: Tim Jarosz

August 13th, 2012 Posted by Art, Featured, Interviews No Comment yet

“You know, being from Chicago, how this city can inspire you so easily. I mean the people, culture and architecture are some of the best in the world and that’s why I like to focus my work on this amazing city. I try to highlight what anyone can see everyday just by walking down the street.”

IPMM Exclusive : Pawn Works @ Art Basel 2011

December 20th, 2011 Posted by Art, Events, Featured No Comment yet

Check out our 1st Guest Contributor Feature!!! IPMM welcomes Pawn Works for an Exclusive on Art Basel Miami 2011! The line between the street and the gallery seems to be separated by a thinner wall than ever, and we for one, are damn happy it’s moving in that direction.

Graffiti Fine Art by Jared Levy – Pt 2 : Exclusive Interview

November 28th, 2011 Posted by Featured, Film, Interviews, Photography No Comment yet

“There is no proper direct translation for “Fine Art” in Portuguese.” But we’re talking about Brazil, so that doesn’t surprise us. Get behind filmmaker Jared Levy’s lens in this IPaintMyMind Exclusive Interview…

Graffiti Fine Art by Jared Levy – Pt 1

November 1st, 2011 Posted by Art, Featured, Film, Photography 2 comments

At IPaintMyMind, we’re all about smashing restrictions, labels, divisions – they serve no purpose, especially when it comes to art. Art is about expression, and we don’t give a shit if you fancy white walls or prefer rockin’ over Post No Bills. That being said, we love the prospect of this film.

Shepard Fairey Hits Up Grand Ave in Chicago – Photos

June 18th, 2011 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

Shepard Fairey came to town in towards the end of April, we heard he was up to his normal street art antics, and now we have proof. The only reason this art would be referred to as “antics,” is due to it’s illegality, but if you ask IPMM, we want to see ALL public spaces beautified by artists.