SURREAL CHILDHOOD MEMORIES BY ALICE WELLINGER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Austria-based artist Alice Wellinger creates surreal imagery that deals with the troubles of daily life and of childhood memories. Her realistic approach to these figures and accompanying subjects has a eerie effect—it’s as if they actually exist, but in a way that’s similar to a vivid dream. While her editorial illustrations are colorful, with conceptual ideas, her personal work, dealing with everything from gender to the relationship between humanity and nature, is ironic and dark.

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WORLD’S MOST EPIC BEARDS FROM 2015

by Ariadna Zierold

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The 2015 World Beard And Moustache Championships, held in the town of Leogang in the Austrian mountains, is back with more epic beards and moustaches to marvel at. Over 300 bearded and moustachioed men from 20 different countries descended on this small alpine town to strut their stuff.

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Contestants compete in 18 categories across three divisions; Moustaches, Partial Beards and Full Beards. Each category features three prizes for the best facial hair.

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Revisiting recent works by spanish muralist ARYZ

Barcelona based artist, ARYZ, world renown for his elegant murals of gargantuan proportion has recently completed his third mural of this year. Standing at least 13 stories high, the new mural titled ‘Príap i Demèter‘ is in Granollers, Catalunya.

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His previous mural before that titled ‘Tempus fugit‘ was installed in Lagos, Portugal, where a lonesome skeleton takes pose with his floating camera:
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Before Lagos, Aryz was in Linz, Austria with another gigantic mural, ‘Overprotection‘ jealously mad dogging  the city river.
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We anticipate more beautiful murals to come, equally ambitious and elegant.  We’re keeping an eye out in anticipation of his next move. To be continued.
All photos via http://www.aryz.es

‘Street Anatomy’ by NYCHOS at Fifty24SF Gallery runs until June 15th

Last month, NYCHOS opened his first solo show on the west coast: STREET ANATOMY at Fifty24SF Gallery.  The San Francisco show garnered an enthusiastic crowd of supporters and fans who are amped by the Rabbit Eye Movement and the Lords Crew.  If you missed the opening, the show goes on until June 15th. Visit www.fifty24sf.com for more information and make an appointment to check out new works by the world renown master muralist.

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Upper Playground x Nychos releases new designs for STREET ANATOMY at Fifty24SF Gallery opening Friday, April 18th!

Just in time for the opening of his solo show STREET ANATOMY at Fifty24SF Gallery, Austrian muralist and founder of the Rabbit Eye Movement,  Nychos, releases 2 new designs with Upper Playground.

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MANSQUID was the first “X-Ray Drawing” Nychos ever attempted to do. He says ” I thought it would be funny to add bones since squids don’t have bones and I also enjoyed adding a human element to it as well.”

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HUMAN EXPLOSION is based on his recent work, more exemplary of the new murals in SF. “There’s not much to say about the exploding human, except that it’s much easier show the entire human by using an exploded view and while doing this you might as well add some motion to make it look like an actual exploding human.”

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Day 2 of Nychos: First mural since his return to San Francisco

Famed Austrian muralist Nychos completes his first wall since his return to San Francisco for a solo show at Fifty24Sf Gallery, set to open on Friday, April 18th, 2014. The mural made possible by @wallspace with the generous support of Montana Cans and Fifty24sf Gallery, stands on the corner of Haight and Ashbury. Check out his work in progress and be sure to mark your calendars for his show!

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Nychos mural made possible by  Montana Cans x Fifty24SF Gallery for @wallspace

Photos via @upperplayground IG

NYCHOS: New San Francisco Mural in Progress Today Part 2

Rabbit Eye Movement co-founder, Nychos in #beastmode knocks out another anatomical explosion on a wall located at the corner of Haight and Ashbury Street.  Racing against time and light he shaped the mural in record time.  Almost finished, just final touches remain when he gets back at it tomorrow.  To be continued…upperplayground-nychos-sf-anatomy-fifty24sf-012

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Photos via @upperplayground IG

 

NYCHOS: New San Francisco Mural in Progress Today Part 1

Austrian street artist, NYCHOS of the Rabbit Eye Movement takes a break from his preparation for his solo show STREET ANATOMY at Fifty24SF Gallery later this month to whip up his first mural since being back in San Francisco. Made possible by the good folks of @Wallspace x Montana Cans and our Fifty24SF Gallery, the mural is currently in progress on Haight and Ashbury close to our Upper Playground shop on Fillmore. More photos to come:

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