21 Jul 2013 Posted by Katy McDowall For 23 years, Nate Nordstrom , or , has been creating art with spray paint in Austin – everything from tags on train cars to expansive wall murals and custom designs on pricey Louis Vuitton handbags.
The four elements of Hip Hop culture – DJs, MCs, breakdancing, and graffiti – will wreak a vibrant alchemy this Saturday at Blue Genie Art Industries as Rachel Koper and Nate Nordstrom present this year’s incarnation of the annual EMERGE. Koper: I’m calling it “We’re Gettin’ the Band Back Together.”
We recently reached out to Nathan “Sloke” Nordstrom to chat about the upcoming release of Bomb It 2, the global graffiti documentary by award-winning filmmaker & author Jon Reiss. Along with unexplored areas of the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Australia, Austin is one of the street art scenes explored in the new doc.
Nate is a graffiti artist who’s been painting murals and canvases for over 20 years. He’s born in raised in Austin but has painted graffiti all over the world.
It’s been painted over so many times that the 40-foot-long cinder block wall has accumulated thick, colorful layers of paint, visible along the wall’s corner edges.
Our journey wouldn’t be complete without a screening in Texas! BOMB IT 2 will be coming to Austin, TX for a screening at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on . Sloke One, a Austin-based artist who’s also featured in BOMB IT 2, will join us for what promises to be an exciting night of film and graffiti.
“Kings of the Lone Star,” believed to be the first exhibition ever to cover the history of Texas graffiti art, opens this weekend at M Squared Gallery.
5Pointz Reclaimed at Brooklyn Reclaimed with: Meres One, Ben Angotti, Toofly, Sloke, Amuze, Topaz, Poet, Demer, Kenji, Jerms and more
5Pointz lives! Its spirit has been revived on the grounds of Brooklyn Reclaimed, a Bushwick-based company that specializes in the design and construction of handcrafted furniture fashioned from reclaimed wood. On our visit to Brooklyn Reclaimed earlier this week, we caught a glimpse of some completed works and many in progress.
Though demolition has begun on the building, the spirit of 5 Pointz was alive in Brooklyn yesterday, as a group of artists gathered to paint a 911 tribute wall, as they did each year at the famed Queens graffiti landmark.
Following a series of graffiti taggings in recent months, businesses, street artists and Austin police are discussing ways to restore a 40-year-old mural that was defaced last week. Graffiti was first noticed on the mural – located in the Renaissance Market area near Guadalupe and 23rd Street. – on Jan.
Daily MTN American writers Sloke, Rei, Haste and Jaber are currently visitng Barcelona for their upcoming expo titled ‘ Aliens’ in Montana Gallery. They also coincided with Eseon from Salamanca and basque writer Bonim which lives in Sevilla, who also came to visit the Catalan capital to enjoy its summer vibes.
Accustomed to European graffiti and graffiti from both coasts of the United States, we have had the opportunity to interview and meet a writer from Texas who sheds some light on the scene in his own state. Sloke One visited during the last days of July and this is what he told us.
From the Streets to Texas Heat: Graffiti Artists from the Lone Star State Invade the Crewest Gallery
6 years ago In the world of graffiti, the battle on the streets has transcended East vs. West. Graffiti artist Sloke points to a painting scrawled with thick, interlaced letters woven across the canvas. “That’s what we call the East Coast style,” he says before pointing to another painting busy with crosshatched lines and figures twisting like freeway off-ramps.
Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique Presents: “Pieced Together” All Texas Graffiti Art Show Opening Reception Saturday, August 15th, 2009 7pm to 11pm Aerosol Warfare Gallery has the privilege to host the final leg of Texas’ first traveling graffiti art exhibition.