On the run-up to our Semi-Permanent sideshow and after party at the end of this month we’d like to give you a taste of what the artists involved can create. First off is Tokyo based Australian artist Mark Drew. Mark is the co-founder and curator of China Heights gallery and his work revolves around cassette culture, something that supports the theme of the Back and Forth show quite well.
With their installation being currently painted in the gallery, it’s only right we introduce the second artist painting our wall: Beastman! With his graphic style influenced by patterns and lines that occur in nature, he has some amazing work under his belt. No wonder he’s speaking at this year’s Brisbane Semi-Permanent.
Next in our artist intro’s for Back & Forth is Gimiks Born. With a mix of fine art and graffiti with a penchant for collaborations; this ex-pat Kiwi artist’s narrative like art has made it’s way all around the world. Be sure to check out his installation with the final feature artist for this event; Beastman.
In this day and age it’s amazing that someone can remain anonymous. Slurpee Slug is one such person. Based out of Sydney, Slurpee’s recognisable style and strong ‘zine runs mean that there’s a huge following for the Slug’s work. With a piece currently in the works for our Back and Forth show, we can’t wait to see what comes out!
So this is what all the fuss is about. This coming Thursday we’re hosting the official Semi-Permanent sideshow dubbed Back & Forth we’ve got a stellar lineup thanks to the ladies and gents at The Bureau. Be sure to make it if you can!
The second artist we’d like to mention in the upcoming Back and Forth show is Jesse Olsen; a locally based artist whose fine line art sees him create incredibly intricate pieces. Jesse’s work extends seamlessly through illustration, tattooing and graphic design with his signature aesthetic shining through no matter what medium.