Here are a couple of paintings the machine has made.
Here are a couple of paintings the machine has made.
Portrait of Queen Lili’uokalani, the last reigning monarch of Hawai’i
‘Ma Uka to Ma Kai’ – from mountain to the ocean
In 2007 Miami graffiti artist Jona Cerwinske was asked to come up with a creative painting for this $240k machine. The car was actually done in sharpie markers on the paint and then finished with a clear coat for protection. It took about 2 weeks total.
This is the ‘The Sharpie Lamborghini Story’
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar, to embrace the new, to realize there is refuge in the adventurous and exciting. For in movement there is life and in change there is power. For Brett David, after the unfortunate passing of his father Irv David in January 2007, and his immediate transformation from heir to dealer principal of an automobile empire, he became fueled by an overwhelming desire to make a statement in the automotive industry.
Placed at the mercy of the non believers and a handful of skeptics, the 19 year old CEO and newly appointed owner embraced the reigns encompassing his automotive realm, and began to seek refuge in the unique situation he was given. Honoring his father and showing his employees that even through adversity and hardships the dealer would survive Brett David began to craft the idea of an extreme Lamborghini. A vehicle so distinctive that would reflect youth, ingenuity, and hope for the future.
Brett contracted local Miami graffiti artist Jona Cerwinske who has completed works for artists such as Lenny Kravitz and Swiss Beatz, to create something intriguing, turning a classic vehicle into something iconic. Brett began arming Cerwinske with memories of his father, the dealership, and his aspirations for the future inspiring him to generate a mobile masterpiece drawn completely free hand with no preconceived idea of what the car would transform into using a sharpie marker.
After two weeks of Cerwinske camping out in the Prestige Imports showroom, the result was an awe-inspiring piece of mobile performance art combining raw inspiration and artistic genius with an incredible estimated $240,000 canvas that only the truly courageous would dare attempt. The Sharpie Lamborghini represents onward movement and the drive to move forward into the future, a message clearly reflected by the strategically placed drawn arrows all pointing forward in the design.
Since the Sharpie Lamborghini?s debut in 2007, Brett David & his Lamborghini Miami dealership have continuously gained national and international attention. The Sharpie Lamborghini has graced the covers of magazines, been featured on every media outlet including hundreds of postings on the internet, and has appeared at several events. Through everything the vehicle has never lost its appeal, gaining new fans everyday of its existence.
The Sharpie Lamborghini proves that with courage to release the familiar and embracement of a new situation even out of adversity, what is adventurous and exciting is worth the risk. One act of courage can create a catalyst for great things to occur, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Cars are not the only ‘boys toys’ that Jona has put his pen to, hes done sail boats to motorcycle helmuts have a look at his work on the side of this 1927 Steinway & Sons baby grand piano
The above short montage video gives a tasty introduction to some of the bodypaint creations produceb by multi award winning and internationally published artist, Paul Roustan.
Paul is kept very busy creating airbrushed bodypaintings for corporate, private, television, and nightclub events worldwide, including clients Playboy, Bacardi, Tupperware, Absolut, and more. His work has also been featured in fashion shows, parades, photographic workshops, and magazines.
ISTHISTHEFUTURE will continue to feature new works from Paul, meanwhile take a look at some of his sites for more of his designs
For 16 whole days, morning to night, five highly determined Montreal-based artists (who make up the artist run collective A’shop) worked on a graffiti mural of a Mother Nature-esque Madonna or a modern-day version of ‘Notre-Dame-de-Grace‘ Inspired by Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Muchain.
Writers ‘Fluke’, ‘Dodo’, ‘Antoine’, ‘Bruno’ and ‘Guillaume’ put in over 2 weeks of their own time and sweat, and over 500 cans in over 50 different colors to paint this beauty that now graces the corner of this borough.
“Our Lady of Grace” English for “Notre-Dame-de-Grâce” (N.D.G) is the name of a residential neighborhood of Montreal located in the city’s west-end, where the mural was painted. They decided to bring this fictional character to life so that this borough could have an iconic symbol of its own.
Here are a few pictures taken at different stages during the painting.
For more photos and other projects visit A’shops website
About the video : DesignWars Team is proud to present its second project in series, the “Divine Beauty”. The artist “Insane51” suddenly is waked up by an odd dream, finding himself clueless and literally landed on a deserted place. Covered by lots of useless stuff and scrap papers, he gets up finding near him some spray cans, but also a unique item, a draft drawing. Instantly the power within rises, ordering him to represent it immediately. Picking up the first spray can, Insane51 is teleported to a journey that we invite you to watch. (Video shot,directed and edited by SECTIONGRAPHIX) (Music by Daft Punk -Flynn Lives (Tron soundtrack))
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BOOMBOX WALL by Ske and Rek – San Juan, Puerto Rico
We dont have much background to mr Rek apart from he comes from from Puerto Rico as does Ske. Ske started painting over 30 years ago and now paints all around the world including many collaborations with the Terrible T-Kid from NYC ( see and example below).
Not only does SKE paint some fantastic walls but he also produces a lot of lifestyle/graff doc videos under the name of ‘Skeven Spielberg’. Check out his YouTube Channel which feature many heavy latin american funk soundtracks, enjoy.
Terrible tkid & the amazing ske
Gael “Paum” Ricci a.k.a ‘Sarin’ is a french graffiti/street artist who has been exploring the new graffiti school, bombing abstract pieces and pursuing a new kind of graffuturism on canvas.
Paum also draws and creates some pretty bewildering surreal art ( check out these graphites on A3 paper)
paints on canvas
Surreal jazzy song 120x80cm
NAPO toile 100x70cm
For more surreal and graffuturism art by ‘Paum’ check out / paumsarin.wordpress.com
Over recent weeks images of Cosmo Sarson’s ‘Breakdancing Jesus’ painting has circulated like wildfire over Graffiti pages and facebook (here) (and here). We thought it would be a good idea to introduce Cosmo and some of his work.
Cosmo comes from London and grew up in the 80′s doing graffiti and breakdancing as a kid. His interest in painting led him to study fine art at The Byam Shaw School of Art . After gaining his degree he later applied his learning’s to his graffiti knowledge.
ISTHISTHEFUTURE caught up with Cosmo twice last year when he came to down to Bristol for the ‘Upfest Street Festival ‘and later the ‘See No Evil’ project.
‘See No Evil’ project – Bristol – Aug 2012
Breakdancing Jesus Oil on Canvas 6’ x 4’
Cosmo’s Street Art pieces can be seen by some as a little controversial as he likes to paint quite powerful images of police and rioters, something which during 2011 seemed to be a sign of the times.
Upfest, Bristol 2011 -Cosmo under attack from his own art !
As well as having his work displayed in places such as the Saatchi gallery, Cosmo has done a lot of work painting scenery for the film industry, including graffiti works featured in ‘Children of Men’, ‘Harry Brown’ and the forthcoming Brad Pitt Zombie movie ‘World War Z‘ due for release at the end of 2012.
Cosmo has just released a Limited edition run ‘Breakdancing Jesus ‘ – 100 x A2 Giclee Prints and 50 x (20″ x 30″) Giclee on 300gsm German Etching paper. – all signed and numbered by the artist. This is the first time this print has been made available.
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Available from Cosmos website www.cosmosarson.com
(looking at the popularity of the image I would be quick!)