Video: The Yok & Sheryo in Indonesia

After their recent travels around the world, they landed in Yok’s home town of Perth to open ‘Nasty Goreng’. A duo solo show with some extra pieces from various friends including Fecks, Ayres, Hosae and Amok Island. The exhibition consisted of a heap of new paintings, batik works, a surf shack and large scale sculptures which were made on their travels.

To see all of the artwork, visit the Turner Galleries website. Or for more, visit The Yok or Sheryo.

The Yok Sheryo

The Yok Sheryo

The Yok Sheryo

The Yok Sheryo

The Yok Sheryo

The Yok Sheryo

Photos: Daek William x Belasyse

Daek William recently completed a huge acrylic on board artwork for bar Belasyse Perth. ‘Her secret world of oddities’ took 12 days to create, entirely with brush. Showcasing Daek’s ability to switch between large scale aerosol works on the street to intricate detailed brush work. This impressive mix of tiny detail across such a large scale is a must see. For more Daek follow on instagram.com/daekwilliam




Outside: Kyle Hughes-Odgers x DMG Architects

Kyle Hughes-Odgers recently collaborated with DMG architects on a massive public art project and installation at 1006 Hay Street Perth, Australia.
Kyle was commissioned to create the artwork for a large scale stainless steel perforated screen for a newly complete 12 story building, designed and built by DMG architects. The artwork wraps the entire base of the building and into the nearby laneway. 40m in total width and 6m at the highest point – this huge project is the artist’s largest public artwork to date. Photos courtesy DMG construction.

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Photos: Daek William “Welcome To The World Of”

Last Month in Perth saw the opening of Daek William’s major solo outing “Welcome To The World Of…” at the beautiful Linton & Kay space on St George’s Terrace. Returning to his home town after a long stint in New York, Daek showed off a huge selection of both large and tiny-scale works. A lot of outside the box thinking from this guy as usual – with scratch and sniff paintings, hypercolours, and works with with robotic moving parts adding a pretty amazing interactive element to the show. Check out some photos from the opening below:

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Outside: Amok Island – underwater typography art

It’s not realllllly classified as “outside”, more half outside, semi-submerged…

Amok Island has been slowly but surely working on a project in Western Australia over the course of the year, where he built and constructed concrete letters, then positioned them in various spots in the ocean. Over time the letters have decayed and become part of the ocean floor. Awesome idea and great photos. More from Amok here.

Amok Island

Amok Island

Amok Island

Amok Island

Amok Island

Amok Island

Amok Island

Amok Island

Amok Island

Daek William – Solo Exhibition

After complete dedication to creating a piece of work in a public space, a street-artist walks away knowing that it will often be short-lived and eventually will be destroyed.
It is this carefree, changeable environment that makes bringing works into a gallery setting particularly significant for Brooklyn based street-artist Daek William, who will show a selection of works at Linton & Kay Galleries from the 2nd of July with the support from Robert Oatley Vineyards,The Butcher Shop and Creative Crops.
Welcome to the world of… reveals the life experiences of Australian-born Daek William, from his nostalgic youth saturated with American pop culture through to the highly technological world that we live in today.
“My interests are infinite, and therefore this body of work cannot by pinpointed to one select theme, but rather an appreciation for what is in this monstrous world we live in.”
From a life of working on the street, Daek William has different ideals to the majority of artists in a gallery setting, encouraging the viewers to interact with his works.
“Contrary to the belief that art work is too precious to touch, with my frivolous attitude from working on the street, I encourage viewers to feel and experience my works. This interaction is as important as my artwork itself.”
A recurring theme throughout Daek William’s work is a composite origami mesh of illustrative articles, photorealistic portraits and child hood nostalgia.
“My work projects into the world, to a community, to the people, to the inspired and the admired. My work is a beautiful object for your eyes to enjoy.”
With a belief that everything has been done before, but not by himself, Daek William will present his world and a new twist on exhibiting in a gallery setting.

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Video: Kyle Hughes Odgers install at Turner Galleries – Perth

Kyle Hughes Odgers opens his show tomorrow night in Perth. Titled “A thousand lights from a hundred skies“, this show looks to be an incredible body of work (from what we’ve seen on his instagram account AND this video). Check out the process video of Kyle painting a feature wall inside the gallery. More info on Kyle and the show here.

A THOUSAND LIGHTS FROM A HUNDRED SKIES from Chad Peacock on Vimeo.

Kyle Hughes Odgers

Sean Morris and Paper Mountain present LET’S GO, MAGIC WEIRDOS – INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITION – PERTH

Featuring:
Stevie Gee (UK) Jon Boam (UK) James Unsworth (UK) Manuel Donada (Spain) John Malta (USA) Michael C. Hsiung (USA) Luke Pelletier (USA) Ambird (USA) Eric McHenry (USA) Mariana Moyses (Brazil) Sheryo (Singapore) Ican Harem (Indonesia) Ryan Ady Putra (Indonesia) Cammy Yo (Japan) The Yok (Australia) Ghostpatrol (Australia) Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Australia) Eveline Tarunadjaja (Australia) Mel Stringer (Australia) Evie Cahir (Australia) Calliope Bridge (Australia) Cheeks (Australia) Yohyo (Australia) Sean Morris (Australia)

NORTHBRIDGE, W.A. – Paper Mountain is pleased to present “Let’s Go, Magic Weirdos” a group exhibition featuring contemporary artists from 5 continents, curated by Sean Morris.

Please join us for the exhibition opening on Thursday October 25, 2012 from 6pm-9pm, at Paper Mountain: 267 William Street, Northbridge WA.

Perth artist Sean Morris has assembled a selection of 23 of his contemporaries from around the world; to take part in one of the most exciting group shows held in Western Australia in recent years. “Let’s Go, Magic Weirdos” sets out to harness, cage and present to the city a collection of exciting new work unleashed by crazed and beating minds from across the globe.

While the work of the “Magic Weirdos” encompasses a range of artistic styles, each artist involved shares what Morris calls a “defiant, fearless approach to art making.” Regardless of physical location; together they inhabit a world where rules are made for breaking, and the paradox of conventional art is thrown out of the window.

The line-up includes Melbourne folk-art legend Ghostpatrol, prolific New York-based street artists Sheryo and The Yok, London illustrators Stevie Gee, Jon Boam and James Unsworth, LA skate artists Michael C.Hsiung and Eric McHenry, New York comics renegade John Malta, Indonesian punk-rock illustrators Ican Harem and Ryan Ady Putra, and Perth’s finest all-rounder Kyle Hughes-Odgers.

New work by these phenomenal names will sit alongside the creations of Australian illustrators Mel Stringer, Eveline Tarunadjaja & Evie Cahir, the sci-fi influenced artwork of Madrid’s Manuel Donada, beautifully strange drawings from Brazil’s Mariana Moyses and California’s Ambird, paintings by North-Carolina native Luke Pelletier, and contributions from young local talents Yohyo, Cheeks and Calliope Bridge. Finally, there will be new works from the mind behind this madness, Sean Morris.

This show is sitting on the precipice of an art movement ready to explode. Come down to Perth’s newest and most exciting artist run gallery, located in the heart of Northbridge, to pick yourself up a piece of work while you can. Take a breath, grab a drink, and step into the world of the artistic rule-breaker, the rebel, the weirdo.

Let’s Go, Magic Weirdos!