All in Kevin Joseph O'Hara
Scaf_Oner is fast becoming one of the worlds foremost grafetti artists. His work is amusing, carefully crafted and above all, spectactular. Based somewhere in france, he began spray painting grafetti in abandoned buildings, a vandal, anonymous. However, with the advent of social media came new forums from where Scaf_Oner could bring his work to the attention of the public. It was not his intention to be ‘well known’ and even now prefers to be semi-hidden when appearing in his own work. However, a talent this incredible cannot remain in the shadows and with some 27.5k followers on instagram, Scaf_Oner is a street art pioneer, the peoples vandal.
Tanja Babic is causing quite the stir in the world of abstract art. Having exhibited her work all over the world she came to my attention on instagram and along with her 22.6k followers, I too was a fan. Graduating from the University of Belgrade with an MA in fine art under Professor Zoran Vuković and an active member of the association of fine artists of Serbia, Tanja is looking forward to her next exhibition in La Artcore in Los Angeles, California in April of 2019. Abstract art can be a mystery to some as the familiarity with the realism of the subject matter is blended, mixed and distorted beyond recognition on the cavas leaving the viewer lost and detached from the artists work. However, abstract painting is the extreme expression of human emotion and thus to love and understand it, you must see and feel the artists work with your heart: ‘My work is filled with emotions, and I want the viewer to feel them too.’
Picture yourself in a 15th Century Church somewhere in France, Lovely Rita is listening to music, the classics, dreaming of tangerine tress and marmalade skies. The colours in her mind slowly and deliberately swimming together to form the geometric shapes that will come together, revealing her muse in painted stained-glass sanctity. Rita’s paintings are wonderous and otherworldly, what was her creative process? The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes.
Alexander Van Glitch makes me feel uncomfortable. Where most artists are concerned with conventional beauty, Van Glitch is pulling, ever so slightly and delicately, at the pools of imperfections in the human condition.
The ‘Glitch’, the ‘Distortion’ in his work, reflecting at his audience their own concealed data corruptions. Intrigued, I reached out to Alexander Van Glitch, he wants to ‘scratch under surface’ of human life. I wanted to scratch under the surface of his.
Instagram is a strange place. Drowning in the soulless narcissism of body perfect imagery lie hidden some truly remarkable artists. These maverick indie painters can often have thousands of followers and yet remain completely unknown to the masses, their talent gasping for air under the weight of a billion Dorian Grey’s.
However, through the insta-mist one can find an exceptional shining talent and with this discovery in hand, I set about contacting L.E.C.R.I, to find out more about his work, his story and what inspires Max Savidan A.K.A L.E.C.R.I.