Kid Acne Call to Arms Zine

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Limited edition Kid Acne 52 page fanzine, comes with a traditional litho print.  Edition of 500 each with a 4 alternative color ways for the cover and 4 alternative designs on the back & hand pulled cover. There are also numerous combinations of postcard sets. In the interest of fairness, these will be selected at random.

These one of a kind gems also come with a set of 4 A5 risograph postcards with a back cover signed, numbered and embossed by Kid Acne himself.KidAcne-Zine7KidAcne-Zine_1

Along with some creepy photos and badass doodles, this is one your collection would be incomplete without.KidAcne-Zine_2KidAcne-Zine_5KidAcne-Zine_4

Head over to the artists bigcartel and scoop a few up for a low price before they’re dunso.

-1xRUN

 

Naturel Returns Just In Time For Scope NYC 2015 With Wild For The Night III

Inner State Gallery & 1xRUN To Exhibit At Scope New York City March 6th – 8th

Inner State Gallery is proud to announce a collection of groundbreaking new works from Lawrence “Naturel” Atoigue, presented alongside an expansive group exhibition curated by 1xRUN for the 2015 Scope International Contemporary Art Show in New York City opening March 6th – 8th.

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Taking place during New York City’s Armory Week, Inner State Gallery will showcase new work from 18 domestic and international artists including Lawrence “Naturel” Atoigue and Berlin-based artist Above, as well as new hand-painted multiples from Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Cope2, Cryptik, Defer, Denial, Doze Green, Eddie Colla, Greg Gossel, Madsteez, Meggs, Nychos, OG Slick, Persue, Ron Zakrin, Ryan McCann and Shark Toof.

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After his sold out exhibition being one of the most talked about shows of Art Basel Miami 2014, Naturel returns with an entirely new body of work featuring 8 new mixed media paintings. “Luxuries” features objects of desire and status, and with that attitude in mind this new series finds Naturel creating his most complex works to date. Each new work blends his signature clean cut triangular geometry with a 3D layering process that gives depth and contrast to each piece.

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With 2015 underway, Naturel has showed no signs of slowing down with a large scale mural at the world’s premiere mural festival POW! WOW! Hawaii, a partnership with Courvoisier and taking home the award for Best T-Shirt Collaboration with designer Jeff Staple at Agenda.

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Last but not least, Inner State Gallery’s fine art publisher 1xRUN takes center stage with a curated group show featuring 18 cutting edge artists from around the globe, each presenting a series of new hand painted multiples. The end result is a collection of paintings, mixed media installations and sculptural works that epitomize the attitude 1xRUN has cultivated with over 1000 editions published since 2010.

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To join the advanced collector preview please email info@innerstategallery.com

-1xRUN

Above Releases His Psychedelic Hand Painted Multiples

1xRUN Thru Interview
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1xRun: Tell us a little bit about these pieces. Were they created solely for this
release or was there an original piece created?

Above: The Psychedelic series were made in conjunction with my recent solo exhibition Remix. All of the Psychedelic series were designed with an emphasis on a sharp visual contrast. It’s similar to ‘Op-art’ (Optical Art) which makes your eyes trip out. It’s an effect that alters your perception as if you were on Psychedelic drugs. Some of the Psychedelic designs I made were featured in Remix, and some of them I created specifically for this series.

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1xRun: Were these pieces part of a recent theme, series or show that you had? If so how did it fit into that given grouping?
Above: This particular ‘Sunset Strip’ design I made with more complexity for my solo exhibition Remix. The Remix exhibition was about interchanging and swapping different cut patterns of the same design, in different colours to achieve the final piece. The Psychedelic series achieves a similar effect but on a more basic style of blocking out colours and allowing the negative space to reveal itself.

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1xRUN: What materials were used to create these pieces with?
Above: I had a laser cutter cut a 16 inch diameter circle out of wood as the base of the piece. Each piece in this series is a unique Hand Painted Multiple (H.P.M.)
I would start each piece with a color palette in mind. I used a variety of latex paint and spray paint to build up the intense coloring seen on the back ground of each work. After the paint was dry I had burned the image into my silkscreen, and printed the black design onto the wooden circle, completing the artwork.

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1xRun: When were these pieces created and how long did they take to complete?
Above: I created these pieces in November, 2014. I created these five pieces all together in a batch that took about 10-12 hours to accomplish.

1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Above: Take a look at the original Sunset Strip works from the Remix show to see how this design looks given different colours.

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1xRun: Why should people buy these pieces?
Above: People should buy these because they have a sharp visual effect. Each piece is unique and is affordable for those who don’t have the budget to purchase the original works.

1xRun: Describe this series in one gut reaction word.
Above: Trippy.

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1xRun: Where else can people find you?
Above: WebsiteInstagram@abovestudio

­Click here to view more original artwork from Above’s solo exhibition “Remix.” ­

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Sarah Joncas Returns With “Shadowboxer”

1xRUN Thru Interview
Shadowboxer by Sarah Joncas

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?
Sarah Joncas: I created the original in 2014 for my solo show “Snake in the Grass” that opened at the Subtext Gallery. The entirety of the show had a film noir kind of style and a lot of focus on the use of light and shadow to create narrative. I had had a reference image I took of myself many years ago that I always wanted to paint up, but never quite found the inspiration or place for it. When I started building the body of work for ‘Snake in the Grass’, she (or I, I should say) just fit in nicely. The self portrait had a fun, kitschy kind of noir humor about it. The title came from a Fiona Apple song that also tied in well to the themes of relationships and betrayal I was playing with at the time. The original has sold, however.

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1xRUN: What materials did you use to create this piece?
Sarah Joncas: Oil paint on canvas.

1xRun: When was the piece created?
Sarah Joncas: June 2014.

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1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Sarah Joncas: I had a reference image I took of myself many years ago. I had lost my sketchbook that day and had nothing to paint on, so I started using myself as a model in some kitschy noir-like photo shoot. I always liked the photo and wanted to paint it up, but it wasn’t until this show came around that I found a proper place for the image. Though I’m not at all as dramatic, violent, or angry as the painting displays (quite the opposite), it was a lot of fun to role play that kind of revengeful character! I’ve always said painting is kind of my quiet/shy way of acting… I like to paint narratives and covey them in a way that touches emotions and stirs up thought, kind of like a film might.

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1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Sarah Joncas: A few months. The process is long due to drying times of the oil paint. I start with a layer in acrylic and work many months of oil over top to get the rendering and smoothness I like.

1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Sarah Joncas: Well, despite many people thinking my work is self portraiture or that my girls resemble me, this piece is in fact a self portrait, haha.

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1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Sarah Joncas:
If they like the image, it’s a great quality print at a great price!

1xRun: Describe the print in one gut reaction word.
Sarah Joncas: Well, because it’s from my perspective “Humourous”

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1xRun: Where can we find you?
Sarah Joncas: Instagram @sarah_joncas – FacebookWebsiteEtsyTwitter

-1xRUN

Tre Packard Founder of PangeaSeed

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Tre Packard is the founder of a revolutionary non-profit Ocean conservation project PangeaSeed. Also the originator of a movement he coined as “activism”, a process that involves world famous artists prints and putting the profits from sales back into Ocean research, protection and conservation projects that dive deeper than what meets the surface.

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Tre comes from a back ground of skateboarding, heavy metal and the art that surrounded that world.  Below is a short video captured in Maimi Art Basel last year at Wynwood that we collaborated on.  Part of his SeaWalls mural festival traveling the world exposing artists and the world to the devastating effects humans and industry have taken on the sea life and the beautiful waters we need to protect before the underwater worlds become extinct. Stay tuned in the next week for a full length in depth interview with Tre.  From his humble beginnings to his current home base on Oahu, Hawaii.

Learn more about Tre and how to donate here

Words & photos by Mr. Popso

-1xRUN

 

1xRUN Featured Artist Doze Green at POW!WOW! Hawaii 2015

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To say that Doze Green had a few hurdles to leap while painting in Oahu for POW!WOW! 2015 would be an insane oversight. First and foremost the wall stands at over 60 feet long and over 20 feet tall. One man on a Skyjack lift with 4 days and a mess of paint to gather his wits and knock out a piece Hawaii will never forget.

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Parking violations, an angry business owner and a few nights of rain were just a handful setbacks for the O.G. that’s now spawned a painting career spanning over 30 years.  Not to mention once every writer, painter & artist old and new alike heard Doze was in town, they jumped at the opportunity to meet him and maybe catch a few stories.

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Amongst all the bullshit that artists still face when they paint a legal wall, Mr. Green stood up and knocked it out down to the last hour before he jumped on a plane back to California.  With the help from some of the Gods he painted perhaps. It’s a wall we hope at 1xRUN that POW!WOW! and the owner will not be painting over any time soon. Some walls are just meant to stay up and I firmly believe this one will stand the test of time.

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Stay tuned in the next few weeks for a full length video shot by Mike Popso & Colin Day featuring a book of knowledge from Doze Green, Slick and many other artists commenting on the old days and where the movement of public art is heading.

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Words by Mr. Popso

Photos by Pietro Truba, Mike Popso & Colin Day

-1xRUN

Ewok Debuts With Mischief!

1xRUN Thru Interview
Mischief! by Ewok

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece?
Ewok: I love graffiti, and I hate police. This is a humorous look at the tension between the two.

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1xRun: Was these piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had? If so how did it fit into that given grouping?
Ewok: The theme is part of my overall 20-something year old love affair with graffiti. It’s part of my evolving perspective on it going from being a secret hobby/identity to being a viable means of self expression and quasi-making a living.

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1xRUN: What materials were used to create this piece with?
Ewok: Micron drafting pens, Sharpies and Photoshop.

1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Ewok: Just from my imagination I guess. I recently started putting a top-hat on my throw-up ‘E’, and then the E kind of evolved into a character. From there the character started being in all these graffiti-type scenarios, so I figured what better way to show that than having him being chased by some hideous pig/cop character.

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1xRun: How long did this piece take to complete?
Ewok: The drawings I worked on over 2 or 3 days and then a lot of computer fuckery that took way too long. I don’t know, a handful of days.

1xRun: What do you feel is unique about this piece?
Ewok: I don’t know. Maybe how the characters are kind of superimposed on this sort of generic urban graffiti backdrop. I like utilizing random graffiti in these kinds of pieces. The stuff you see that isn’t really aspiring to be ‘graffiti’ graffiti, but more civilian scrawling on shit. I love seeing ‘Metallica’ and ‘2-Pac’ unironically written on walls. That kind of blue-collar pointless graffiti is pure and innocent. I always wonder what motivates someone to do all of the things necessary to go write 2-Pac on a wall.

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1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Ewok: Because if they don’t buy it, then the terrorists really have won.

1xRun: Describe these piece in one gut reaction word.
Ewok: FuckThePolice.

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1xRun: Where else can people find you?
Ewok: Instagram@ewokmskhm – Tumblr

-1xRUN

Streets: Artist Shida Goin’ to Town in Italy

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Australian artist Shida has been getting busy on the streets of Italy these past few weeks.  Leaving his signature characters from the freezing Alps of northern Italy all the way down to Palermo, Sicily.  Shida’s work can be seen all over the globe in mostly illegal spots.  But over the last few years he’s stepped up his game and blasted a few 5-10 story high rises that you won’t forget.

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Shida has a remarkable eye for keeping things loose when they need to be.

 

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As well as using the space around him to his advantage.

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-1xRUN

Pics by Shida

Words by: Popso

David Lyle Debuts With All Aboard

1xRUN Thru Interview
All Aboard by David Lyle

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, was it created solely for this release or was there an original piece created?
David Lyle: This piece is titled “All Aboard” and is a painting I made to be part of a new body of work titled “Everyone’s a Critic.” The original painting is still available.

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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?
David Lyle: This painting is part of my current show titled ‘Everyone’s a critic.” This series presents a caustic commentary on the art world and what mystifies the public about the art world – art that is not made by the artists’ themselves, money as an end game, art-speak, etc.

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1xRUN: What materials were used to create this piece with?
David Lyle: The painting is done with only black paint on a white gessoed wood panel.

1xRun: When was the piece created?
David Lyle: This painting was done in the past few months.

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1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
David Lyle: I would like to highlight the fact that you can see this painting along with the others in the show “Everyone’s A Critic” live at Lyons Wier Gallery in NYC at 542 west 24th street up until March 14.

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1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
David Lyle: The idea behind this piece is basically about the acceptance and commercialization of graffiti. Where in the past, graffiti was looked at as an illegal eyesore to the public and now it is adorned and used in the main steam media, sold as fine art and used for commercial purposes.

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1xRun: How long did the piece take to complete?
David Lyle: This painting took me around two to three weeks to make.

1xRun: What do you feel is unique about this piece?
David Lyle: I think what is unique about this piece and all of my work is the fact that I use only black paint to make my paintings. Along with my sociopolitical views on things going on in and around my life.

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1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
David Lyle: I think people should buy this piece if they can connect with my satirical commentaries and also can appreciate my process of making the paintings by only using black paint.

1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
David Lyle: Truth.

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1xRun: Where else can people find you?
David Lyle: WebsiteInstagram@davidlylepaintings – Lyons Wier GalleryEastmen CollectiveTumblr

-1xRUN

Naturel’s “Pussy Had Me Dead” at The Unit London

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Washington D.C. based artist Naturel exploded on the art scene last year with his hip hop, still life, geometric paintings.  He’s been a staple for 1xRUN with a stream of prints that sell out instantly. Along with his debut work that turned every head at Scope Miami 2014 that passed by.  Naturel is a freshmen in the art world but a veteran to to the realness. Peep the pair of Yeezy 2’s!

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“Pussy had me Dead” is currently on display at The Unit Gallery in the heart of London.  I guarantee you won’t want to miss the opportunity to view his work in person. If you happen to be in the neighborhood swing by and pick up what I’m putting down.

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-1xRUN

By: Mike Popso