Posts Tagged ‘Miami’
OG street art legend and master of the lost art of sign painting Stephen Powers (aka: ESPO) wrapped up his biggest work in Miami yet last month when his massive new mural on the Carlton Hotel in South Beach was unveiled. Wrapping the three story building from top to bottom, Powers' work completely covers the hotel in his trademark catchphrases, bits of Beat-style Read More
For his newest installation, the prophetically-titled Welcome to the Future at Miami's Locust Projects, NYC-based Daniel Arsham has transformed the gallery into an excavation site, digging a trench in the gallery’s poured concrete floor that now holds Read More
Supertouch buddy Chor Boogie & Trek Six's giant Boombox mural in Miami is straight-up incredible...
Flashback Friday Edition: Completed in December 2012 at Art Basel in Miami's Design district, this street art collab between ultra-Frenchies JR and Mr Andre saw the pair creating some of the most fun graffiti in ages and gave JR a much needed break from his more serious endeavors of saving the world with art. And it's still going strong today... Read More
Street Artist Anthony Lister put the finishing touches on new piece in Miami this week paying very cool homage to Brasilian street art legends Os Gemeos and their trademark Balaclava wearing square-headed characters. It also made for a nice inadvertent Pussy Riot tribute as well... Read More
Josh Hartnett with Scott Campbell on opening nite...
Supertouch's own tattooing god and master of low culture SCOTT CAMPBELL brought the thunder to Miami this weekend when his "Make it Rain" show opened this weekend at AL MORAN's venerable O.H.W.O.W. GALLERY where A-listers JOSH HARTNETT and SERENA WILLIAMS rolled in to show their support. The proprietor of New York's most premiere tattoo studio (that also doubles as an artist's social club and illegal shooting range), Campbell brings the full scope of his authentic inkslinging influences to his first major solo show and the results have "wow factor" to spare. The highlight of the diverse collection of work are a series of laser-cut dollar bill pieces that feature imagery cut deeply into stacks of 100 single dollar bills with shockingly precise—and aesthetically pleasing—results. Equally impressive are Campbell's beautiful monochrome ink paintings of tattoo-themed imagery. The real showstoppers, however, were the artist's "implements of death" pieces which consisted of an actual ice pick, box cutter, and broken bottle all etched with decorative filigree, dipped in 24k gold and inlaid with rubies, garnets and sapphires. The results are killer bling—literally. Topping it all off, was the pièce de résistance: a real granite headstone that read "Wish You Were Here." HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Supertouch's own resident tattoo genius SCOTT CAMPBELL will be unveiling his first major American solo show on April 11th when "Make it Rain" opens its doors at O.H.W.O.W. GALLERY in Miami. A bona fide artist-of-all-trades, Campbell will be showcasing his unique aesthetic via sculptures, paintings, drawings and photography, a sneek peek of which we see here today.
Scott Campbell was born and raised in a fishing camp, perched alongside a muddy bayou in rural Louisiana. With a clever knack for drawing and a fondness of stories, he began his career by doing illustration and assistant editing. Curiosity soon led him to experiment with tattooing and his immediate mastery of the art was undeniable. After a subsequent 18-month stint in Spain honing his craft, he packed up his skills and his tattoo machines and traveled for the next 5 years taking inspiration from the art and folklore of tattoo cultures all over the world.
In 2004, he opened Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Since then, it has grown to be the East Coast's premier tattoo shop with a devout following of celebrity clientele. Campbell has the taken the blue collar grit and lore of tattoo culture and extracted a visual language and wit that are supremely refined and deliberate. He has an uncanny ability to tell a story with any medium, flesh or otherwise.
Recently, Campbell has been featured in group exhibitions at the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre in Greece, the Massimo Carasi gallery in Milan, Italy, Colette in France, Moeller Snow Gallery in New York, and O.H.W.O.W. in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach.
Stay tuned to Supertouch for full coverage of opening nite and for all residents of the 305, don't sleep...
With the most inspirational name in the art world, AL MORAN's vanguard O.H.W.O.W. GALLERY is bringing serious heat to the Miami art scene. Celebrating the lengthy interconnectedness of the tropical city with sister metropolis NYC, their current exhibition, "Better History" takes a look at Manhattan’s storied art legacy, presenting the next generation of youngbloods alongside some legendary veterans in a wide array of media. Guest curated by New York’s NICK POE and the SEVEN ELEVEN GALLERY, the show’s exhaustive roster is a knockout, and includes Tim Barber, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Sebastian Black, Max Bode, Scott Campbell, Eneas Capalbo, Sarah Charlesworth, Francesco Clemente, Billy Copley, Patricia Cronin, Lance De Los Reyes, India Donaldson, Lena Dunham, Judith Hudson, Fab 5 Freddy, Francesco Galetto, India Donaldson, Alex Kalman, Maira Kalman, Tibor Kalman, Mel Kendrick, Victor Kerlow, Barney Kulock, Eva Lewitt, Judith Linhares, Troy Lumpkin, Alex Massouras, Michael McClard, Thomas McDonnell, Harry McNally, Casey Neistat, Van Neistat, Deniz Ozuygur, Peter Passuntino, Grear Patterson, Paolo Pelosini, Nick Poe, Nico Ponce De Leon Dios, Paula Poons, Steve Powers, Alex Rickard, Alexis Rockman, Theo Rosenblum, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Kenny Scharf, Laurie Simmons, Gordon Stevenson, Billly Sullivan, Jon Waite and Robert Waltzer. On view through April 11, the show should be considered required viewing for sunbathing art lovers in need of a downtown fix. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Miami’s punk contingent went sleepless last week while the KILL YOUR IDOLS/PUNK IS EVERYTHING installation, sponsored by CONVERSE, “with love,” shook ART BASEL. A poignant tribute to the lasting vitality of underground punk culture, the exhibition was curated by author, artist, and punk historian BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE, whose books “Fucked Up and Photocopied” and the newly-published “Punk is Dead, Punk is Everything” are virtual textbooks of punk art over the years. Classic punk flyer imagery from Turcotte’s books formed the foundation of the exhibition’s visuals (and the exhibition’s tear-away wallpaper) and was augmented by a show of original photographs by lenswoman EILEEN POLK who captured early visions of everyone from the Dead Boys and The Clash, to The Misfits and The Ramones, in her 30+ year career. Nightly entertainment in the form of live music by punk upstarts like THE BRUTAL KNIGHTS, MATT & KIM, NODZZZ, CAUSTIC CHRIST, SEX/VID, and HEX DISPENSERS, to name a few kept the crowd sweaty till morning, while old school Chuck Taylor product tosses kept everyone’s feet on the ground. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Sculpture of all kinds, big & small, took center stage at this year's ART BASEL with amazing offerings seemingly around every corner. The work of young LA artist JULIAN HOEBER, however, kept us coming back for more. His recent "bullet hole" series of bronze busts has us mesmerized, along with Japanese Pop Art master TAKASHI MURAKAMI who recently ponied up $15K for Hoeber's bullet ridden self-portrait bust. Expect big things from Julian on the horizon. HAVE A LOOK: Read More