Channel 4’s Street Summer – “a season of programmes celebrating contemporary urban art forms” – is fast approaching and so are the Wet Paint commissions across the cities of Brighton, Manchester and the UK’s second capital, Birmingham. Next week will see the winning entries go up with the help of Req, Faunagraphic and Ventsa respectively. To view all the regional winning entries go to the Don’t Panic website HERE and anyone wanting to follow Street Summer on Facebook should hit this link: http://www.facebook.com/streetsummer The season will include films on spoken word and rap, street dance, a Hip Hop documentary called How Hip Hop Changed the World, as well as what looks to be an amazing film by viral film-makers and Mike Christie, the director of extreme sport documentary Jump London, called Concrete Circus which brings together the world’s hottest names in the urban sports scene. The season will also screen the television premiere of Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop. More intriguing though is Graffiti Wars – a film given over to the on-going and very public feud between (Team) Robbo and Banksy as well as graffiti writers and ‘street artists’ in general. Ironically, the street art competition has sparked it’s own controversy within the scene. But that’s another story for another day…
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Another artist Wet Paint Productions have worked with is the incredible Smug out of Glasgow and he is Channel 4’s Street Summer competition judge for Scotland . This guy is taking photo-realism to another level and in this film gives you some insight into the scene and what it is he is looking for in a competition winner.
For all the information on how to enter and work with the likes of Smug follow this link: http://www.dontpaniconline.com/street_summer/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org We will send you images, prices and arrange delivery. Wet Paint hope to bring you updates on forthcoming collaborations soon. So stay tuned!
For more than 25 years Remi/Rough’s evolving and unique brand of graffiti has been breaking boundaries and blowing domes. With his feet firmly planted in the grass routes of the 80s UK graff scene, Remi’s work lead him into the abstract Ikonoklast movement of the 90s and in 2008, and alongside Blek Le Rat, he was invited to talk on the underground history of UK graffiti at Tate Modern. Among a truly varied client base he has also been a visual consultant for Red Bull and Nike. Since his debut art show in 1989, Remi has gone on to exhibit throughout London, Paris, Perth, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Berlin, Hamburg, Strasbourg, Edinburgh and Ibiza. And now he can add Brighton to the list! Remi will be going big over the TB&TC weekend so to see a true master in action make sure you’re in Church Street on Saturday 8 May. Click HERE to read an interview from last year with Dazed Digital.com.