Jonathan Guthmann is an Australian artist currently based in Melbourne.
He predominantly works in the fields of painting, drawing and printing that extends multiple generations into his family history originating from the upper parts of Bavaria, Germany.
"My father migrated to Australia in 1958, and I was born in Sydney, 1980. He being an artist himself, so far back as I can recall there was always the presence of art in my life. In some respects it is something that has always come somewhat naturally to me, something I’ve just always done, having begun to “create” at about the age of 7. I started out with graphite drawing and continued to use this as my sole medium until my later teenage years when I began to branch out into the use of other mediums. Today these include oil paints, oil pastels, pigmented inks, graphite, pen."
"Because my art has conveyed so many different things at different times over the years, to describe the nature of my work as an artist is somewhat difficult. In one sense it is simply the visual aspect of my personal search for self-understanding, but it is also much more than that. My work also is a personal attempt to address the great, perennial and ubiquitous questions that life offers us, such as all those which pertain to God or some “Great Other”, questions pertaining to life beyond death, the existence, nature, origins and future of the human soul, the enigma of suffering, and the uncharted world of the human subconscious."
"For this reason, particularly with work created within the last seven years or so, one will often find it saturated with archetypical imagery, and with esoteric, metaphysical, mythical and religious iconography. My imagery borrows heavily from the worlds of the esoteric and mythical because the forms, ideas and symbols with which they are embedded describe man’s relentless quest to find and to create meaning for himself. Symbols, particularly those we find in these “systems” describe his attempt to address and to comprehend the great mysteries of nature and of being."Jonathan Guthmann's website
Jonathan Guthmann's website
New2 began painting in Australia in the early 1980s. He is an early member of the Da Mad Artists (DMA) crew who were prominent figures in Melbourne's seminal train writing movement.
New2 is still painting on walls, trains and also investigates other areas of his creative field, utilizing paper collage, ceramic versions of his lettering, and wooden sculptures. He has exhibited in both group and solo shows in Australia, United States and Europe.
Whilst his outdoor wall pieces are visually modern and progressive, his work respects the ongoing tradition of letter writing.
New2 is currently working on paper collages for upcoming U.S. shows, exploring techniques to hand print an upcoming book of his artwork and writing material for his most recent band.New2's Blog Link!
New2's Blog Link!
Mankitya also known as 3rd degree, is a 22 year old Aboriginal Dot Painter/Graffiti artist from the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.
He has been painting this style of art since 2009. His graffiti is Heavily influenced by his Aboriginal roots.Mankitya's Facebook Page!
Mankitya's Facebook Page!
Omar is an artist from Adelaide, South Australia.
He started painting in 2001, discovering his love for graffiti whilst skateboarding daily through Honeysuckle Lane in Prospect. There he was exposed to an array from Adelaide’s finest.
You will find Omar pieces on the Outer Harbour line mostly around the Bowden/Brompton area.
His major influences are crews such as TDC, RCF, and FYC.
Masika TDC started his love for graffiti after he started breaking in 1982. In 1983 he met another breaker from Gawler who was also was getting up and peiced in the north of Adelaide on the Gawler line. Masika was living in the Riverland at the time (Country SA) and stayed with his new breaker/writer friend for a couple of weeks. During this time he was introduced to a Young but highly influential writer called Xta-c. He showed Masika the ropes, and Masika fell in love straight away and has been painting ever since.
Masika joined the crew 'TDC' in 1989 after moving to Adelaide from Berri. One of Masika's influences for his artwork, to this day, is surrealism and artist Salvador Dali after being told his work looked very surreal in nature from fellow crew member Perish.
Masika started tattooing in 1998 and has just opened a studio in Blackwood, South Australia. Other than tattooing his studio offers different kind of art related services, murals, paintings, illustration and much more.
His greatest influences in graffiti would be Ces fx. Kab TDC. Punch Wca. and Hex from LA.Keystone Creative Facebook Page!
Keystone Creative Facebook Page!
Sirum is from Melbourne, Australia. He started painting in '96 but it wasn't until '98 that he decided to take graffiti on a serious note.
Sirum quickly became addicted to the letter form and thus it became the most important aspect in his works - not technique but style. Ten years later nothing has changed - he's still a slave to the letter. He is also apart of the Ironlak family.Sirum's Website!
Fleur is an artist from Adelaide, South Australia.
She was first inspired by noticing Tense 73A tags in the area she grew up in, and pieces by Tarns RCF and the Nasty Arts Crew. Also riding the Outer Harbour and Belair Train lines, watching Style Wars, and checking out the latest burners at Sturt Creek (Adelaide’s largest legal wall).
At 17, Fleur finally picked up the can for the first time and was surprised at how well she could control it. A trip to Melbourne followed, which changed everything when she had her first taste of hitting steel.
Nowadays she spends her time furthering her artistic flair by undertaking studies at Adelaide University and working part time as one of the team at Cold Krush Store/Gallery. She also writes with her crew ‘Overdue Funk’.Fleur's Artwork Link!
Fleur's Artwork Link!
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