Mark Oblow is the first American artist invited to install the 150ft mural for The WallRide Project in downtown Sao Paolo, Brazil. Stance Socks and filmer Ricki Bedenbaugh capture the interconnectedness we all share through love, family, friends, art, and going skateboarding together with this 4:40 video. Click the link below or the image above.
Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and sponsored for both surfing and skateboarding in the 80’s, Oblow’s creative spark was clear when he picked-up the camera and had his first paid photograph published in Thrasher Magazine by age 14. An acute eye for photography, fashion, graphic design, art and penning poetry daily, a natural trajectory towards utilizing all of his tools to create his own artwork has been a constant thread throughout his life. Drawing inspiration from connections with people, Oblow turned his photographs into multi-layered, multi-media pieces, continuously exploring and expanding and essentially immortalizing the people he photographs into stark and beautiful finished pieces. Published in books by Tom Adler to David Carson with openings in California, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Japan. Oblow currently lives in Southern California.
Todd Francis is part of Saturday, January 24th’s opening at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles for a group in celebration of Seb Carayol‘s book, “Agent Provocateurs.” The opening will be joined by an esteemed list of artists who are featured in the book along with DJ’s Shepard Fairey, Alyasha Owerka-Moore, El Blint and Dimitry Elyashkevich.
If you saw this photo of Pass~Port Pro Callum Paul but still don’t think it was a make, sit tight for the curtains in the latest video edit from Vans VZ/AUS. “The world famous bubbler boy Callum Paul, Jack “Am I still on the team?” Kirk and the emotional artist that is Jimmy “Six Balls” Roche made the Trans-Tasman journey. From New Zealand we had East meets West Jack Fagan who was flown in from Wellington, and then the local boys Elijah Robertson, Nico, Chase Collins and everyone’s favourite, Mikey Bancroft.” Filmed by Haimona Ngata and Bill Bycroft, edited by Bill Bycroft. We think there was even a cameo by Broadcast Wheels rider and New Zealand wanderer Gareth Stehr.
The good folks over at Kinetic Skateboarding (Wilmington, Delaware) will be premiering their new shop video Silk on Saturday, December 13, with parts from Willy Akers, Brannon John, Ronnie Kessner, Mark Del Negro, Joey Pyle, John Devine, Giorgio Tomasetti and John Feist. From laying concrete at DYI spots via the Wilmington Skate Project to organizing contests and clinics for the kids, Kinetic has been a long supporter of the scene here on the East Coast. Looking forward to this one for sure.
Below is a selection of chair and table creations (2004-2014) that will be featured from this exceptional visionary artist, friend and brother from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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