Archive for the ‘Installations’ Category

N.O. Bonzo – Portland, OR

Friday, October 17th, 2014

bonzoPhotographer: Mata-Hush

ASKER Installatioin – Detroit

Friday, March 14th, 2014

AskerInstallation-Detroit
Photographer: Richard Mutt

R.I.P. AKO

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

AKAYO “I hate the police they all can suck my dick

Endless Canvas: How many years have you been doing the art thing? (how many years have you been writing?)
AKO: I’ve been writing since 1994 and creating art pretty much my whole life and doing it for a living since 2006-7 i think..My mom is a artist so i started young.

EC: What graffiti artists influences your work? if you could go into some detail how they helped you out that, would be awesome.
AKO: My influences come from the streets of San Francisco and the Bay area. Revs, King Tie, Kr, Mr. McGee, Felon, Rem, Dug one, King Dream where always big influences in my graffiti. Growing up in the Bay I was exposed to the best graffiti in the world and thats all I saw growing up, we didn’t have internet back then so local graff was it. But my big influences in graf are my folks and friends like Serch UTI RTH, Smear, Rekoil, Otis, Graffia, Musk, Susr, Ceze, Branded, Melo and all the homies..

EC: What influences your work other than graffiti?
AKO: Skateboarding, making films, traveling, life’s ups and downs?

EC: Is beer good or bad?
AKO: Beer is good. I don’t drink much I’m way more of a stoner than dranker but beer is kool. Where the weed at?

EC: When was the last time you paid taxes?
AKO: Last year, I did some stuff for a few companies and had to pay taxes. Taxes suck. They just raised taxes here in california

EC: Rate your love for the police on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest?
AKO: I hate the police they all can suck my dick

EC: Would you call yourself a tagger, bomber, artist or what? And could you give a reason why?
AKO: I just do what I do, I’m not into labels.

EC: On average how many times do you go out and paint in a month?
AKO: I get up everyday I’m alive. For some reason I feel the need to write on something everyday, its apart of everyday routine. When I travel I write alot more cause new cities are awesome and I have to leave my mark.

EC: What era/ region of graffiti do you hold up as the greatest (NYC 80 Subway, 90’s LA, etc……)?
AKO: San Francisco 1990s where my all time favorite, its where I’m from seen and lived in. Some of the best graffiti and most groundbreaking bombing was going down in SF in the 90’s and still to this day. I would have like to seen new york during the subway movement,i bet that shit was sick!

EC: What got you started making art or keeps you making art?
AKO: I enjoy making art and I don’t know what else I would do with myself without art in my life. It has enabled me to travel,work on projects, make stuff I, show my work, pay my bills. I’m still excited about making art and when I’m not excited I’ll stop.

EC: What is your favorite beer?
AKO: hmmm weed.?

EC: Have you done stencils or wheat paste? (if not) Have you ever thought of doing such things?
AKO: I’ve done wheat paste before but never really into that much, I like tagging and painting. Wheat paste and stencils are both great mediums if used correctly.

EC: Do you see a different between what some call “street art” from what some call “ego graff/ tagging”?
AKO: Street art and graffiti have nothing to do with each other in my eyes, different ball game and lets keep it like that. I hate the term “street art”

EC: What is your feelings on the buff?
AKO: Its life we have to learn to live with it and its only getting worse these days it seems. Lately its still all about the streets but I’ve been painting more landmark spot where I know it will take the buff years to get it..?
AKAYO “I hate the police they all can suck my dick”
EC: You can only pick one to save from total destruction.
a. your mom
b. your girlfriend
c. your beer
AKO: my skateboard
EC: Nice try but your still wrong, its always beer.

EC: Could you give a brief history of your graffiti career? or. Could you give a brief history of your local graffiti scene? If you want to answer both that would be awesome.
AKO: I stared in 1994 in the sf bay area been working on the streets here since a young age. Grew up like everyone else who got into graffiti. I got into it from mainly from skateboarding and being a little punk kid looking to do some damage..

EC: Anybody you would like to shout out or give thanks to?
AKO: Everyone who’s supported me in my life journey, my family, My Family RTH, Smear, Serch, Osiris Shoes, All the galleries I work with and support me, 531 Gallery, Danny Warhol, my muse, Two Rabbits Studios, James, Susr, Yoshi, Jdis.

FRANCISCO DE PAJARO “Art is Trash” – London, England

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

FranciscoDePajaro-LondonEngland

Francisco de Pajaro is from Barcelona Spain and began painting on trash in reaction to Barcelona’s more recent laws against street painting.

He’s been getting a lot of attention for the work he put up in London over the summer of 2013.

Ras TERMS – Portland, OR

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

RAS TERMS, PTV, BDS, Portland, Street Art, Graffiti,

OUT OF ORDER

Monday, May 27th, 2013

This weekend we took a trip to view the “OUT OF ORDER” art exhibition that took place in Santa Rosa, CA. The interior of a warehouse was taken over by an eclectic group of Bay Area graffiti and street art artists.

RIOT COPS – Portland, OR

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Meanwhile in Portland…
An anonymous artist has been installing life size riot police around the city.
RIOT COPS - Portland OR.

The left photo is an install in the top floor of the mall which faces the capitol building.

Poem by TOYA – Oakland, CA

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

TOYA, POEM, Street Art, Oakland

BROKE – Occupy Oakland, CA

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

BROKE, PTV, OAKLAND

BROKE, ONE, PTV, STM, Occupy Oakland

Come out and celebrate the spirit of Occupy Oakland together at Snow Park on October 10th, starting at 4 pm. There will be a Chalkupy going on at the corner of 14th and Broadway during the day, and starting at 4pm there will be a community potluck with entertainment at Snow Park!

There will be things such as a slideshow of past events with video as well, an open mic, food, presentations about work that is currently going on in Oakland around such topics as Foreclosure Defense and Anti-Police Brutality and more, and an art space to create banners, signs, and perhaps even the famous shields of Occupy Oakland!

Details are still being worked out; if you are interested in helping plan the event or providing food or entertainment, join the Reunion group at Snow Park Monday and Thursdays at 6pm.

Book Release / Art Show RECAP

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Last night we released our first ever book! We’ve been printing zines for years but the Special Delivery – Portland 2011 Book marks our first ever perfect bound, full color publication!

To celebrate we threw an art show featuring many of the artists that will be taking part in this years Special Delivery – Bay Area 2012 (a large scale graffiti mural exhibit that opens September 8th, 2012).

A diverse crowd of hundreds came through the art show.  We’re used to events not really cracking off until 9-10pm in Oakland, but to our surprise there were people waiting at the door before 7pm.

If you were unable to make it to the release, the new book is now available in our store… www.EndlessCanvas.bigcartel.com

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (ROUGHLY LEFT TO RIGHT: Ras Terms, Upfuck, Cuss, Jeans, Turnip, Ghost Owl)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (Rusted Paint Can by Bella Ciao)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Broke, Dead Eyes, Nina STM, Attica, Broke, Imp, Safety/Dead Eyes Collab, Irot, GATS)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Pobrecito, Edith, Pobrecito, Edith)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ras Terms, Fresh Prince, BVRS, Logo)

WARRIOR HEART – Berkeley, CA

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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Beer is Good Street Art – Oakland, CA

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Punks Thugs and Vandals, PTV, Graffiti, Street Art, Beer is Good, BROKE, Oakland

Hill Billy, Highway Art – Northbay, CA

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Hill Billy, Highway Art, Northbay, Outsider Art

ROA “Seals” – San Francisco, CA

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

ROA "seals" - San Francisco, Ca