Luschia Porter, an artist whoes work is a marriage between design and the surreal is pitted against’the Dirt’; a street artist with epic finesse wrapped in grunge, battled it out on the stage of Kinselas for the Basel Royal Art Prize last week. Armed with spray paint, permanent markers, brushes and beer, each had three hours to create a work on a wooden board.
Luschia was working with a felt tip marker on the wooden panel- the grains of wood were like a cheese grater to that pen. by the end of the night, there was no pen tip left- just a black numb
‘the Dirt’ was pretty relaxed the entire night. Finished with a hour to spare, took his time and got everything oh-so right
You can go back in time and vote for your choice by plucking a gold token and placing it into one of two jars. There are twelve rounds, twenty-four Sydney based artists and one winner who will fly over to the United States to take part in the next stage of the international battle.
So head on down next Thursday, grab a drink, sit back and watch the art unfold
PS Some of the best fresh made dumplings are in this building. Dinner, cocktails and art. Night out!
Coming back for the Wollongong Wonderwalls for 2013 (and setting the standard) is TRAIT
“Thomas Jackson who reigns from Sydney, Illustrates, paints street murals, & painstakingly creates smaller scale works for exhibitions & galleries. Reconstructing his inspirations from wild life & animals, dilapidated man-made structures & the every day imagery of life. All in an attempt to show the beauty of ‘mans’ ability to use the resources he has at his disposal for his desired structures, dwellings & working environments, Mans disposable nature then discards or forgets about these beautiful eyesores while nature dose not. He creates a magical world of illustrative detail in his paintings. Investing himself into his work is key to his development, & work ethic that is evident in the intricate details from his works” (2013 Thomas Jackson)