Archive for July, 2010

compArtment

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

At Wet Paint, we’re pretty much addicted to the stuff and given half a chance we’ll get our hands dirty whenever we can. So, to spice up the launch of compARTment at the Open Market in Brighton this Saturday, we asked some artists to put some work up to mark the occassion. compARTment is a collective of artists, crafts people and social entrepreneurs from the slack space movement in Brighton who are looking to revitalize large empty/disused sites in the city and they asked us to get involved. Headed up by Snub 23, artists including Foundry, Matt Sewell, T.wat and the infamous Luke da Duke (over for a rare visit) got busy and transformed the site before the grand opening and live paint session tomorrow. So if you’re in he neighbourhood we hope to see you there.

In the meantime, this is what compARTment have to say:

Damn we’re excited!
compARTment’s pilot project at the Open Market officially opens on Sat 31st July. Stalls 38 and 39 on the south side of the market. Be there!

Here’s what’s happening on this most auspicious of days:

Live music
Sweet live sounds from POG, The Death of Me and the Ukelele Research & Development Society.

Artists Market
Kicks off at 9am sharpish! The best in affordable art, jewellery and fashion that Brighton has to offer.

Zines yeah Zines!
9am onwards! Including Choose Your Own Adventure, philosophy comics, and The Bedsit Press.

Live Graffiti
It’s all beautiful and legal! Presented by Wet Paint Productions and others.

Elastic Installation by Nic Blair
Co-founding compARTment member Nic Blair will be taking over our exhibition space to create a site specific installation using up to 1km of elastic. Woah!

Snub teaser!

Nic Blair’s elastic art

Graffitmundo on the BBC

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Our good friends at Graffitimundo who promote Buenos Aires street art and graffiti artists from this amazing city, kick off this video on the BBC website covering the Argentinian street art and general art scene. Their amazing street art tour was recently named the number one thing to do (out of 10) with just 36 hours in the city, by the New York Times. If anyone is planning a trip to BA, then Wet Paint highly recommend it! (You can see some pictures HERE) They have received press from ABC News and now the BBC have joined the throng and are extolling the virtues of Argentinian art and covering the surge in interest from European collectors. Well, if anyone out there are interested, Wet Paint still have some original pieces by Run Don’t Walk (pictured), Pum Pum and Gualicho (to name a few) available. Just contact us via the comments link on the blog or directly on: wetpaintproductions@hotmail.com We will send you images, prices and arrange delivery. Wet Paint hope to bring you updates on forthcoming collaborations soon. So stay tuned!

 

Big Box Little Box

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Last Friday saw Glug – a regular creative networking event hosted by Crush and Agency Rush – at Coalition on the seafront. Wet Paint Productions were asked to provide some artists to paint live outside on the beach. Used to the the grand scale of the Paint Box these days, this seemed like a stroll on the beach. So, with the sun still out and the seafront buzzing on a Friday evening we got Vodker, Mishfit, Limbo and The Osh to throw up some work. Fuelled by rum left over from the Brugal campaign and powered by Kobra paint, the guys went to work and had some fun while doing it. Wet Paint would like to thank Rush and Crush for the invite, Darcy for putting up the column, all the beach-goers for their interest and  respect, and of course a huge thanks to the artists for their time and skills. Check out the photos HERE.