Tarns One (The one who freaks the funk), has been painting graffiti since 1987. Influenced by the Graffiti phenomena in Sydney and Adelaide during the 80s, Tarns picked up a spray can and hasn’t dropped the can since. He is best known for his ability to perpetually reinvent his style, all the while preserving the more traditional elements of graffiti. This has made him an icon in the Australian graffiti culture. Tarns always comes correct with one of the best can control skills in the game.
Tarns has exhibited in many group shows nationally and internationally, and now announces his FIRST Solo exhibition: ‘TARNS ONE’ - his works will be exhibited at the recently opened gallery ‘THE SPACE’ Currie Street, Adelaide (entry via Burnett St).
This exhibition will show works displaying his impeccable skills with aerosol paint. Tarns continuously stretches the limitless possibilities this art form can be taken. His works are a statement; they feature abstract ideas exploring the relationship of forms and colour with some works derived straight from raw graffiti. His paintings are an explosion of dynamic colours, technical line work and geometric letter forms.
After 27 years of painting graffiti, this exhibition will be a real treat for anyone who has seen Tarns Graffiti Art in the streets, and for those who haven’t you now have the opportunity to see and potentially own a painting of this Australian Aerosol Genius.
Tarns One - First Solo Exhibition on show at - THE SPACE, Currie St (enter from Burnett St) opening on Friday the 28th of November (6-9pm) – 30th of November for 3 days only.TARNS ONE Facebook Event Page
TARNS ONE Facebook Event Page
Cold Krush is always supporting events for the love of Hip hop and all the elements that come with it!..
Sponsored by Cold Krush Store/ Gallery and MTN Australia, The NA crew combined their styles and created an backdrop of pure heat for the Freestyle Session Australian Qualifier - Breaking battles that rocked the Australian Dance Theatre in Hawthorn on Saturday the 13th of September, 2014.
The competition was fierce, and there was so much heat packed into the day. Australia and New Zealand's best breakdancers battled it out for the title to represent the country at the world finals in San Diego, California.
A huge successful event, and wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for 'PoeOne' the organiser and international winner of breakdancing competition just like this one.
Photo Credits: La Fleur
The opening of Grot's first solo exhibition was on Friday night, it was a fantastic night had by all.. It was great to see all those lovely familiar faces, all the new faces coming through Cold Krush and to top it off, the live piece thrown on the back wall by the man himself 'GROTS'.
A massive 'thanks' on behalf of the Team at Cold Krush to all those who made it to the opening night and showing your support. It was fantastic to see such a huge crowd!.. For those who didn't make it, the show will still be up for another 2 weeks so be sure to pop in and check it out.
Here are some pictures taken throughout the night..
He’s a man of many hats; lead singer of a mathcore band ‘A Ghost Orchesta’ and a man who paints the town green when quiet Adelaide goes to sleep. We are excited to announce his first solo exhibtion will open at Cold Krush on Friday, 5th of September (6-9pm). I Sat down with The Dreadful Grots, and asked a few questions to find out what makes this guy tick.
F: When did you start writing?
G: Well I first started doodling on paper and down alleyways in 2001 when it was all fresh to me, but I guess going out of my neighbour hood and trying to get my name up properly would be 2003/2004.
F: What was your inspiration to pick up a can for the first time?
G: Growing up on the B-line side of town and seeing old ‘Sumn’ and ‘Okur’ bangers floating on the line really got my eyes jiggling (these were the only ones I could read before I knew what graffiti pieces properly were. I use to find old scraps of paint hanging around the Lynton tunnel and would use them to my advantage.
F: What Crews do you rep?
G: F1, EG, TGB's yo!
F: Who are your main influences in the Graffiti Game?
G: To myself as a painter are my brothers around me, Vans the Omega, Roger, Ogre, Guids, Sirum, and Okies. They get me Rollin!
F: Do you have a favourite memory to share?
G: Its hard to pin point a "favourite" memory but jesus, every time that wonderful paint hits that boring grey wall is fantastic. Meeting and having the chance to paint with some all time favs does make me jolly!
F: What’s on the horizon?
G: The next big project for me is to push my boundaries a little more each time those pigments hit the wall. I want to make things enjoyable for the non-graffiti eye to freshen up to.
F: What are your other interests?
G: The other side of my life is music. I’m a vocalist in a southern hardcore type band called 'A Ghost Orchestra'. Most hip hop heads probably won't like the sound of it but check it out anyway!
F: Do you have any tips or advice for the up and comers?
G: Be yourself, don't worry what other writers say. Live life on the fresh side!The Dreadful Grots Event Page!
The Dreadful Grots Event Page!
Our in-house Artists Tarns and NME had a rather interesting commission to do last week, 'Stud Adult Book Store' in Holden Hill.
Tarns tricked it up with his fancy script and NME did a funky retro looking character of a man in a suit and also a character of a girl.
Here are some photos of the guys work!Contact Us if you would like a Commission by any of our Featured Artists
Contact Us if you would like a Commission by any of our Featured Artists
On Sunday 22, June the City South Association hosted an Art-Sea Field Day in Field St, Adelaide City.
Field Street is a popular thoroughfare linking Chinatown and the south-west precinct. It is ‘home’ to Angelakis fish processing operations, oyster sales, an Asian grocery, cafes and restaurants, accountants, architects, a travel agent, consultants and lawyers.
Lots of people came along to try stencil or chalk art and watch Adelaide artists Chad Spencer, David Brimer, Donovan Christie, Fletch, Fredsticks, Joshua Smith, OGS, Ryan P, SG1 and Stitchfase transform the road surface with their designs.
Our in-house artist Tarns was contacted on the day to join in on the fun and created a funky little peice with an underwater vibe.
Check out some of the snaps we got during the event..
GROTS, F1 came through recently to add some flavour to our back wall, first he was good enough to drop a mad thowie for Elle from Channel Seven News...Check out the Seven News Report..
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