Austin Brady Debuts With Where Fawn Once Lay

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Where Fawn Once Lay by Austin Brady

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece was it created solely for this release or was there an original piece created?
Austin Brady: The print is of a work titled “Where Fawn Once Lay” and it is part of a larger series I did while at my residency with Redbull House of Art.

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1xRun: Was this piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had? If so how did it fit into that given grouping?
Austin Brady: The overall theme that I was trying to accomplish with the series was to mask and reveal simultaneously. Each portrait in the series comes down to a fairly simple equation: one part of my personal mythologies, one part my relationship to the subject, and one part archetype. “Where Fawn Once Lay” happens to be about romantic love and ones normal fears and worries when romantic love meets lifestyle assimilation.

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1xRUN: What materials were used to create this piece with?
Austin Brady: The original work is a combination of collage, painting, and drawing on panels made of birch and pine.

1xRun: When was the piece created?
Austin Brady: The original work was created between May and August of 2014 while working on the rest of the pieces in the series.

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1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Austin Brady: The title came about when I started to really plan my future with someone, who is also the subject in the portrait. It’s terrifying and wonderful and sometimes you don’t know which one of those feelings you are experiencing at any given time. I recalled laying in a field with the the girl in the portrait a few years ago while we were in Grand Rapids, Michigan for my aunts wedding. We came across patches of grass pressed down from sleeping deer and we decided to do the same. It just seemed like an appropriate parallel to me. Execution of the piece however, was much harder for me. I was a bit obsessed with getting this one just right, and trying to find the right images to sum up a relationship with someone that you are so very close to is damn near impossible.

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1xRun: What do you feel is unique about this piece?
Austin Brady: Out of the series, this is the only piece that really has external bodies. In most of the works, all the parts are fully anchored onto the figure, this one has insects flying around her head. I wanted it to be slightly panicked, but ultimately dreamlike.

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1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Austin Brady: It’s the first one in the series I started and the last one I finished.

1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
Austin Brady: Honest.

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1xRun: Where else can people find you?
Austin Brady: WebsiteInstagram@motorcitywolves – Facebook

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NEW “ABC #3” ZINE FROM THE FLOP BOXXX

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If you’ve never visited the deep world of photo zines that is The Flop Box, you need to get your priorities straight.  Theres an amazing archive and review section that should keep you busy for hours. The latest publication is a new alphabet zine titled ABC Vol#3 in a series that has yet to disappoint. Each copy is: 28 pages, 8.5” x 5.5” high quality black and white printing, hand numbered, hand screen-printed cover, various Egg Shell stickers included. A large edition of 400, will go fast so pick your up today. Don’t Sleep.

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Buy your copy here

More photos and tom foolery @theflopboxxx 

INSA’s Space Gif-Iti

Insa has officially gone out of this world to create the world’s largest animated GIF in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The giant animated artwork – the most ambitious of its kind ever attempted – was painted on the ground in Rio in four stages, over four days, and measured a total of 57,515m2 (made up of four images measuring 14,379m2 each), with all the action captured in our film.

See more of Insa’s Gif-Iti here

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“We Have A Dream” Opening at Inner State Gallery

Saturday night January 24th at Inner State Gallery was a display of Detroit artists like you’ve never seen before.  With over 40 works from local artists the gallery work was just as beautifully diverse as the crown and the music. An array of paintings, sculpture & top notch photography inspired from MLK’s  famous ” I have a Dream” speech. Curated by Roula David & available for purchase here at 1xRUN.com as well as Inner State Gallery.

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Cash For Your Warhol Debutes with CFYW Next Crash

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CFYW Next Crash by Cash For Your Warhol

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is the original still for sale? Was it created solely for this release or was there an original piece created?
Cash For Your Warhol: This was created for this release. This is only the third print on paper we have made in 6 years.

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1xRun: Was this piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had? If so how did it fit into that given grouping?
Cash For Your Warhol: This piece reflects our fascination with similar signage that litters our landscape, and which were the inspiration for the project itself. Some of them have been reproduced in this print, although they are little more abstract in the way they are layered.

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1xRun: When was the piece created?
Cash For Your Warhol: We began to create this last fall in collaboration with printmaker James Weinberg. It was an improvisation that lasted several weeks.

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1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Cash For Your Warhol: The print includes traditional CFYW signage, but it also includes 4 or 5 other signs I have collected over time that advertise things like tattoo removal and life insurance for diabetics. You can see them if you look at it long enough, but I feel it works even if you can’t.

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1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Cash For Your Warhol: I have been collecting these plastic (Coroplast) advertising signs for years, imagining integrating them into my project at some point. I have some other ideas on how this will be developed, but I really like the way this first stab at it has turned out.

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1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Cash For Your Warhol: Including the design, it took about a month.

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1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Cash For Your Warhol: This is only my third print, but the first one that merges my work with advertising from other companies that are, theoretically, legitimate business practices.

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1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Cash For Your Warhol: The colors are beautiful in the way we have blended them, but the print succeeds in the way it is layered. We hope it will look different to the viewer each time you look at it.

1xRun: Describe this print in one gut reaction word.
Cash For Your Warhol: Pop.

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1xRun: Social Media links
Cash For Your Warhol: TwitterInstagram @cfyw – Facebook

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Tead & Malt’s European Spraycation

Detroit born & bred artists Tead & Malt take on Amsterdam for 5 restless nights in this fast paced & hectic video. Hitting up everything from production pieces to freight lines The throw-down twins went all out as usual. Enjoy!

Check out our Run page to purchase work from Tead’s Acid City Series dropping today at 12 p.m EST

See more of work from @Malt & @Tead

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Persue Returns with Catnap

“The ChangeMakers are Detroit 5th graders working to “Be the Change” in their city by collaborating with street artist Bunny Kitty on a mural. The Plymouth Educational Center ChangeMakers are a group of 5th grade students in Detroit.  Our school year is divided into three parts: Be the change in your own life, be the change in someone else’s life, and finally … BE THE CHANGE IN THE CITY OF DETROIT!  In this process we hope to inspire others to take ownership of their surroundings.

Last year we beautified a park next to our school [Forest Park]… this year we are continuing to work on Forest Park, and in addition, we are creating a MASSIVE mural on the old, abandoned Juvenile Detention Center wall across the street from our school.  For the mural we will be partnering with world renowned street artist Dave Persue [Bunny Kitty], 1xRun and Inner State Gallery. We hope the mural will create positive energy in our community… it’s also an opportunity for us [5th grade students!] to take charge with our vision for Detroit.”

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Read more about the ChangeMakers here.

 1xRun: Where can we find you?
Persue: Instagram @persue1 – Facebook

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Nawer Returns with Unforseen

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Unforeseen by Nawer

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece? Is the original still available?
Nawer: It’s a part of my new series of artwork from the 2014 special for group show in Lazarides Gallery . The original artwork is still available in Lazarides.

1xRun: Was these piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Nawer:
Its part of 3 artworks I did for this group show ‘JEDNAKOWO RÓŻNI’ in Lazarides.

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1xRUN: What materials were used to create this piece with?
Nawer: Mixmedia, acrylic, and spray paint on canvas.

1xRun: When was this piece created?
Nawer:  This piece was created at the end of 2014.

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1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Nawer: PERFECTION is what haunts me. It beguiles my imagination and disturbs my sleep. It introduces a dissonance into my perception of reality. The worst thing about perfection is that it is unattainable and that I will never achieve it. The best you can do is trying to approach it. For that reason BEYOND PERFECTION is an attempt at escaping IT; taking a look beyond it and immersing yourself in the space other than this possessed by the unattainable. This is where I was trying to find the matter and inspiration for the series. I employed COLOR and SPACE. My aim was to help the recipients find DEPTH because depth allows to escape PERFECTION. During this journey I was searching for new materials which would match my emotions and which, with their natural forms, would deny PERFECTION. Concrete seemed an ideal pick. It is commonly associated with metropolitan urban spaces having a significant impact on the way SPACE is perceived and experienced. At first sight concrete seems flawless but once you take a closer look at its texture you know how far it is from the goddamned PERFECTION.

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The works have their own code, coloring and rhythm. These function together as a whole and are intended to operate as a series of impulses and impressions; they are meant to stimulate and intensify the impressions. They form a complete collection of sensations. The choice of materials was not accidental. It is supposed to take the recipients to a space they are fully familiar with but of its crucial influence on their life they may not know. We live next door to PERFECTION but are never able to touch it.

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1xRun: How long did this piece take to complete?
Nawer: This piece took about one week

1xRun: What do you feel is unique about this piece?
Nawer: I think that the fresh color palette and some really small details make this piece unique.

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1xRun: Describe these piece in one gut reaction word.
Nawer: Incidental.

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1xRun: As we start a new year, tells us a bit about some of your favorite moments from 2014.
Nawer: I love to collaborate with other artist so for me best moments form 2014 was walls I did with Augustine Kofie in Krakow, Eindhoven wit SatOne, Washington with Reka, and many others!

(See photos from the wall with Kofie here)

1xRun: What are your plans for 2015? Any big shows or events coming up that you’d like to share?
Nawer: My next stop is my solo show in Tokyo at the end of February.

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1xRun: Where can we find you?
Nawer: Instagram @n_nawer – FacebookBehance

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