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Stuttgart, Vienna, London

Started the new year in Stuttgart (Germany).

Then off to Vienna (Austria) to do some Bodypainting at a Chinese New Year’s Party by AsianNight Vienna, painting the zodiac sign of 2012 – the dragon:

Asian Night Vienna

Posca Test

testing posca brush markers…

Shodo in February 2012

testing new brushes with some shodo in vienna…

Stencils

… and came back to london for a week, met some old friends and saw some cutting edge art galleries during the firstthursdays art event… this inspired me to paint some old vinyl records at the kitsite office, which were still sitting in a corner at the hackspace in london.

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South Germany, November 2011

Some time has passed and i’m still in Germany. What happened?
Since i came back in September to my home country, taking a coach from victoria station carrying only the stuff i had left off all my accumulated personal belongings and started living with my family for a while… time passed quickly and a month was gone soon.

Hanging out at shackspace – the local hackspace where i started teaching graffiti skills to some members and set up an urban art workshop and at the temporary artist residency in my brother’s office nearby i found the perfect little base for planning the next steps.

As travelling needs a budget to keep on moving i started my new events business called YUMEii Events (little pun in japanese: yume=dream / ii=good / yumei=famous) and registered with some german agencies and started working in some jobs… as a stage hand helping to set up light and sound at events like a turkish anniversary party, booths at stuttgart messe fair, a test booth for porsche’s next car show, marlboro merchandise booths in stuttgart’s nightclubs etc.

So, i became something like a roadie now. 😛

Recently i posted a link to a documentary about a the japanese freeter community done by ARTE. I watched it with my brother and we both feel like freeters here in germany.
Just working a bit whenever a job comes in, living a carefree life and dreaming of the next place to visit and doing the same there again. Karōshi (過労死) ? No thank you.

Germany

It’s two weeks now since i left London… time goes by so quickly…
I spent some days with my family recharging my batteries and had lots of conversations about my life in the uk and are dealing now with the situation to be back to my home country again.

Last saturday i did a last minute job as a stage hand at an event of the turkish community in stuttgart who celebrated the 50th anniversary since turkish guest-workers and their families came to live and work in germany. i helped to move sound and light equipment into the building, set up the stage for 3 traditional turkish bands and moved it all out again (until 3am in the next morning.) The line-up and music was rather exotic and not the tracklist i would play or dance to – but it was interesting to hear them perform live.
why not stay open minded… it was a new experience and almost like a day in turkey. 😉

Yesterday i decided to register officially with a new address in Stuttgart and start soon to run a small business organising and helping out at events in germany and making webdesign, flyers etc. to raise some money for the next journeys.

And apart from that i’ll keep on doing my art and music on the side and really need to brush up some skills in FL10, HTML5, CSS3 and Kanji. keep on reminding me and ask for some updates… 😛 i’ll keep on posting here and on twitter.

My next stops are:
Vienna  – planned for November 2011
Berlin – definitely in 2011

Tokyo – End of Dec 2011/Jan 2012
meeting lots of friends and hopefully the tokyo hackspace and peaceboat to help out with some volunteering in tohoku

Taiwan – 2012
Turkey – ?

street art, graff and japan… some inspiration pt. I

i keep on researching about other artist’s artwork inspired by japanese culture – and new artists from japan. here are a few i found quite interesting.

when flipping through the book street knowledge compiled by king adz:

… a quite interesting book, i liked the work featured on the book cover by uk artist hush

like myself, he is into geishas, kanji, graff, tags, streetart, stencils – the whole lot of all the good things a man must like. for me it’s always interesting to see what other artists are coming up with if they are into the same things. good stuff, mr. hush!

browsing a bit more and also found very good work by another artist called copyright .

he did a collab show together with hush in the brick lane gallery and also seems to be into tattooed asian girls and graff like me… quite easy to like both of them! 😉

last but not least a quick update on the busiest graffiti artist from vienna, mr. nychos.

apparently he painted at the graffiti for japan show in bagnolet. respect!

 
photos: (c) by gabriel-b

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browsing a bit further i also found the japanese illustrator yumiko kayukawa.
different style but also quite inspiring!

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also worth mentioning: lady aiko – one of the founding members of faile .

i’ll keep on posting about about this particular topic – as it is one of my favourite.
more to be updated soon…

Day 30 – 9/6/11 – Vienna (Austria)

look at this man… and what he is doing with ordinary fatcaps. wow. A+++

el mac

 

http://elmac.net/

later on in vienna….
someone decided to paint over my piece at esterhazy park yesterday. when my friend cripo went to finish his geisha character he told me about it so i came over to re-paint it again(!) …the 3rd time now! 😛 two other writers from kiel painted next to us and helped out with some background paint and were quite friendly chilled out people to hang out with. 🙂 (pics up soon)

recommended graffbook a-social network platform: streetfiles

after we finished our wall we went with some friends to four bells for some drinks, darts and karaoke… 😛 and went home way too late… but it was fun…

Day 27 – 6/6/11 – Vienna (Austria)

continued the wall i started painting with cripo at esterhazy park yesterday.
i decided to change the layout and paint it all over again. this time i used the character “藝” – the traditional chinese version of “芸” (art) … the same character as in “芸者” (geisha).

ars longa version 2 at esterhazy park vienna

ars longa version 2 at esterhazy park vienna

finished wall to be updated…

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later chilling at Blue Tomato watching the live painting of:

Blue Tomato - Peachbeach / Frau Isa / Nychos / Low Bros / Dxtr / Cone / Vienna 2011

Blue Tomato - Peachbeach / Frau Isa / Nychos / Low Bros / Dxtr / Cone / Vienna 2011 - Photo: Frau Isa

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meeting with old friend M. & C. at MQ for some drinks. one for the road at Shamrock Pub.

Day 26 – 5/6/11 – Vienna (Austria)

painting with cripo at esterhazy park.
i decided to paint a shodo style version of the phrase “ars longa, vita brevis” in japanese.

芸術は長く人生は短し。 【げいじゅつはながくじんせいはみじかし。】

ars longa @ esterhazy park vienna

to be finished tomorrow…

one for the road with C. and M. at Futuregarden