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Luke Taaffe

Luke was a former resident artist at the infamous World’s End studios in Surry Hills, and has since been busy creating a whole new body and style of work in California. It’s obvious to see the influence these new surroundings have had on his work, and it’s interesting to see him using these Cali style beach themes in more object/sculptural work, like below in his jigsaw puzzled wetsuit blanket.

See more artworks here.

RONE – l’inconnue de la rue

This is probably one of the most exciting shows to happen in Melbourne in a while. RONE is one of the best. That’s it. When it comes to Stencils, Screenprinting, posters, stickers, RONE’s got it covered. This is his first ever solo show. Hopefully we can get down there and see it in person. More info below:

“My recent work has been focused on two styles that I love to work with: the stencilled girls I’ve become known for and the screen-printed posters reminiscent of the designs that originally inspired me to make art. ??L’inconnue de la rue is inspired by the story of L’Inconnue de la Seine, in which the body of an unknown girl was pulled out of the Seine River in Paris. Her peaceful expression added to the mystery surrounding her death.

L’inconnue de la rue (The unknown girl of the street) is my adaption of the story, in which an unknown girl deals with the death of a loved one.

Exploring the juxtaposition between the beauty of my paste-up girls and their natural deterioration on the street led me to use layered and torn billposters as my canvas. The illegibility of the destroyed billposters signifies our inability to focus and make sense of life when faced with mortality.” – RONE

Opening Friday 17th of June at Backwoods Gallery. See more artists here.