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August 12, 2014

 Aakash Nihalani 

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The artistic approach of the New York-based newcomer Aakash Nihalani is minimalist - in the best sense of the word. With radical consequence he has reduced his pictorial language to geometrical forms, lines and planes.
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 Akay 

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Akay, also known as Karl Adam Warrol, is one of the first Swedish graffiti-influenced street artists, and has received international attention. When he quit graffiti, he started his street art project Akayism. Inâ?© theâ?© Akayismâ?© projectâ?© heâ?© hasâ?© doneâ?© artâ?© installations â?©in â?©all â?©kinds â?©of â?©formatsâ?© andâ?© sizes,â?© which â?©haveâ?© been â?©seen â?©in â?©all â?©corners â?©of â?©theâ?© world.â?© Someâ?© ofâ?© theâ?© installationsâ?© haveâ?© beenâ?© collaborationsâ?© withâ?© otherâ?© famousâ?© streetâ?© artist.â?©

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 Albin Ray 

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The works of Albin Ray speak for themselves and for their creator. Implicitly, they must, as little is known of this nomad who moves between Vienna and New York.
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 Aram Bartholl 

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Inâ?© hisâ?© work,â?© theâ?© mediaâ?© artistâ?© Aramâ?© Barthollâ?© examinesâ?© theâ?© relationshipsâ?© betweenâ?© theâ?© networkâ??dataâ??worldâ?© andâ?© ourâ?© everydayâ??lifeâ??space:â?© "Inâ?© whichâ?© formâ?© doesâ?© theâ?© networkâ?? dataâ??worldâ?© manifestâ?© inâ?© ourâ?© everydayâ??lifeâ??space?â?© Whatâ?© flowsâ?© backâ?© fromâ?© cyberspaceâ?© intoâ?© ourâ?© physicalâ?© space?â?© Howâ?© doâ?© digitalâ?© technologiesâ?© influenceâ?© ourâ?© everydayâ?© activities?"â?© Emergingâ?© fromâ?© theseâ?© questions,â?© Barthollâ?© eagerlyâ?© searchesâ?© forâ?© aâ?© humorousâ?© approachâ?© toâ?© theâ?© phenomenaâ?© ofâ?© beingâ?© digital.â?© And,â?© inâ?© thisâ?© way,â?© theâ?© imaginaryâ?© bordersâ?© betweenâ?© theâ?© virtualâ?© andâ?© theâ?© realâ?© areâ?© constantlyâ?© questionedâ?© â??â?© theâ?© mutualâ?© relativityâ?© ofâ?© bothâ?© categoriesâ?© shiftsâ?© intoâ?© theâ?© foreground.â?© Aramâ?© Bartholl'sâ?© worksâ?© haveâ?© hadâ?© internationalâ?© exposureâ?© atâ?© festivalsâ?© such â?©as â?©Ars â?©Electronica â?©Linz, â?©Futuresonic â?©Manchesterâ?© and â?©Transmedialeâ?© Berlin.â?© Sinceâ?© 1995, â?©Aramâ?© Bartholl â?©lives â?©andâ?© works â?©in â?©Berlin.â?©
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 Bastardilla 

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Das Pseudonym der 1981 in Bogota, Kolumbien geborenen KuÌ?nstlerin Bastardilla steht im Spanischen schlicht fuÌ?r "kursiv".
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 Benjamin Gaulon 

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Benjamin Gaulon (born 1979) is an artist whose work focuses on planned obsolescence, consumerism and disposable society. He has previously released work under the name "recyclism".
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 Blu 

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BLU is the pseudonym of an Italian artist who has deliberately decided to conceal his real identity. What little is known about him is that he lives in Bologna and has been active in the street art scene since 1999.
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 Brad Downey 

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The multitude of signs and signal-systems which influence the appearance of and imperceptibly determine our everyday movement in urban environments, serve as the primary material for the Louisville, Kentucky-born artist Brad Downey.
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 Charlie Ahearn 

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In 1982 Charlie Ahearn directed the hip hop classic movie Wild Style. Yes Yes Y'all 2002 co authored by Charlie Ahearn is an oral history of the first decade of hip hop with many photos by Ahearn.
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 Chris Sugrue 

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Chris Sugrue is an artist and programmer from the United States. Her works experiment with the often magical or illusory possibilities of technology creating fictional worlds that bleed into reality. These software-driven artworks have taken the form of interactive installations, live audio-visual performances, and algorithmic animations.
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There is hardly anyone in Vienna or in the small Styrian community of Semriach, who has not encountered at least a single pictorial or sculptural intervention of Christian Eisenberger.
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 Christian Falsnaes 

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Humorousâ?© quotesâ?© fromâ?© Vienneseâ?© Actionismâ?© asâ?© wellâ?© asâ?© examinationsâ?© ofâ?© theâ?© becomingâ?© ofâ?© theâ?© Austrianâ?© andâ?© internationalâ?© performanceâ?© artâ?© historyâ?© areâ?© foundâ?© throughoutâ?© Christianâ?© Falsnaes' â?©work. â?©Inâ?© hisâ?© performative â?©installations â?©documentary â?©footage â?©oftenâ?© serves â?©as â?©anâ?© annotatedâ?© orâ?© irritatingâ?© framework:â?© "Oftenâ?© timesâ?© Iâ?© mixâ?© contradictoryâ?© imagesâ?© toâ?© createâ?© newâ?© meanings â?©and â?©toâ?© point â?©out â?©the â?©connections â?©that â?©are â?©not â?©obvious."â?©
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 Deep Inc. 

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By scratching on the surface of reality DEEP INC. uncovers new levels of signification in the every day surroundings. DEEP INC. is not inventing, just revealing what is already there. By minimal interventions DEEP INC. challenges common perception patterns - and the transformation of reality. The idea for every intervention emerges from the actual environment sourrounding us all, correlative the implemented materials, methods and techniques are generated site-specificly.
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 Dtagno 

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"In just a few moments, the Berlin-based writer, Dtango creates complex murals, which consist of a single continuous line
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 Ellis Gallagher 

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Ellis Gallagher is known primarily for chalk drawings made by outlining shadows in the streets of New York City. Gallagher was born on September 9, 1973. He is a native New Yorker living in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. Before his chalk drawings he was a graffiti writer, working in NYC mostly.
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 Erwin Wurm 

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Born in 1954, Austrian artist Erwin Wurm has been working over two decades on complex works that can be described by the expansion of the term sculpture. His oeuvre comprises material sculptures, actions, videos, photos, drawings and books. The most influential pieces of work are Wurm's "One Minute Sculptures."
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 Evan Roth 

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Evan Roth is an American artist based in Paris who visualizes, subverts and archives transient and often unseen moments in public space, popular culture and the Internet. 

He applies a hacker philosophy to an art practice that often involves technology, humor and activism. In 2012, Roth was awarded the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.Roth's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC and has been exhibited at various institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Tate, the Fondation Cartier and the front page of Youtube.

Roth is also co-founder of the Graffiti Research Lab and the Free Art & Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab), a web based, open source research and development lab.

To find Roth's work online, just google "bad ass mother fucker".


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 Florian Riviere 

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Florian Rivière is an "urban hacktivist". 

Between 2008 - 2012, he established and led the french collective Democratie Creative that created a series of public interventions within Strasbourg.

Inspired by hacker and DIY cultures. His work focuses on allowing citizens to reclaim their urban environments. He uses raw and found materials in the street to create spontaneous games, furnishings, traps, maps and instructions to divert public space. 

So many urban tactics which show the functionality of sites, and direct action of the user on urban space.


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Founded by the artists James Powderly and Evan Roth, the international network Graffiti Research Lab., is preoccupied with the mission of providing cheap, open-source communication technology to artists, graffiti-writers, communications-guerillas and political activists.
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 Isaac Cordal 

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Isaac Cordal is a Neanderthal from Pontevedra (Spain). Currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. 

With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians finding his sculptures on the street. Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution.  With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being.

Men and women are suspended and isolated in a motion or pose that can take on multiple meanings. The sympathetic figures are easy to relate to and to laugh with. They present fragments in which the nature, still present, maintains encouraging symptoms of survival. The precariousness of these anonymous statuettes, at the height of the sole of the passers, represents the nomadic remainders of an imperfect construction of our society. These small sculptures contemplate the demolition and reconstruction of everything around us. They catch the attention of the absurdity of our existence.

Isaac Cordal is sympathetic toward his little people and you can empathise with their situations, their leisure time, their waiting for buses and even their more tragic moments such as accidental death, suicide or family funerals. The sculptures can be found in gutters, on top of buildings, on top of bus shelters; in many unusual and unlikely places.

Herbert Achternbusch ( Germany)


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 Ivan Argote 

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Ivan Argote was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He holds an MFA from the Paris Fine Art School (ENSBA).

Chock-full of inventiveness and humor with a rebellious twist, Ivan Argote's work comments on the ways we traditionally regard art, by shifting the focus from the visual work to very particular actions that question the behaviors we assume within society's parameters of what is acceptable.
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 JR 

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His work mixes Art and Act, talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit. After he found a camera in the Paris subway, he did a tour of European Street Art, tracking the people who communicate messages via the walls. In 2006, he achieved Portrait of a generation, portraits of the suburban "thugs" that he posted, in huge formats, in the bourgeois districts of Paris. This illegal project became "official" when the Paris City Hall wrapped its building with JR's photos. In 2007, with Marco, he did Face 2 Face, the biggest illegal photo exhibition ever. JR posted huge portraits of Israelis and Palestinians face to face in eight Palestinian and Israeli cities, and on the both sides of the Security fence / Separation wall. In 2008, he embarked for a long international trip for Women are Heroes, a project in which he underlines the dignity of women who are often the targets of conflicts. JR creates "Pervasive Art" that spreads uninvited on the buildings of the slums around Paris, on the walls in the Middle-East, on the broken bridges in Africa or the favelas in Brazil.
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 James Powderly 

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The artist labels himself "a maverick hobbyist dabbling at the fringes of robotics, chemistry, writing, pyrotechnics, graffiti, art, tattoos and rock n roll."
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For over four decades, John Fekner's street interventions has been involved with the general public, being among the first to expand the arts outside the walls of museums and galleries.
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 Know Hope 

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Know Hope is internationally known for his poetic and often melancholic artworks, which pertain to the precarious nature of human existence and revolve around the world of feelings connected with the human predicament. In this context one finds in his work the recurring motifs of hearts and hour-glasses, suggesting the fragile and easily broken nature of existence.
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 Leopold Kessler 

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Leopold Kessler, modern artist born in Munich. In his artworks he is exploring the limit between public and private space. He is making small interventions in space. They are sometimes hard to notice but very accurate and site-specific. He lives and works in Vienna. In 2003 he graduated Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and in 2004 Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
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 Mark Jenkins 

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The American artist, Mark Jenkins (b. 1970) is predominantly working with the profane material of packing tape, he employs to take casts of his body and everyday objects, such as children's playthings.
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 Marlene Hausegger 

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Marlene Hausegger is infiltrating public space in very subtle ways. Her interventions, which you can certainly call them, as they always relate to existing structures that are lying outside our daily perception, are shaped by a surgical, revealing gaze that moves those repressed places back into our consciousness. Relations in meaning that we take for granted are starting to waver through this form of interventionism, which works through the mechanisms of adjustment, emphasis, accentuation, and reinterpretation. With the simplest means like adhesive tape, chalk, or simple objects she adds a new function or meaning to the respective places. Her manifestations in public space are of temporary character, of an anti-monumental demeanor, disappearing over time like ephemeral traces. Only through documentation via the photographic medium they experience the duration befitting them.
Andreas Krištof (translated)

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