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New Digrent Release: “High Life for the Soul”

Posted in Walls by BLDG on July 31, 2009

The BLDG will be releasing a new print by Digrent entitled, “High Life for the Soul” Digrent states that this adapted Warhol classic “juxtaposes a time when tomato soup was what nourished people and got them through to today’s times where people turn to a new source of nourishment and alcohol sales have sky rocketed during this time of recession.” Digrent’s work has been shown worldwide and is most recently focusing on producing more prints.

The piece is a 4-color, 18”x24” edition of 100 ($75). Signed & Numbered by the artist. The print will be released on August 3rd exclusively from The BLDG (www.BLDGrefuge.com)

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Matt Haber – Color mixing

Posted in Walls by BLDG on July 30, 2009

Our next print is shaping up to be an 9 or 10 color print. It’s going to be printed on a Stonehenge 100% cotton rag paper. This piece is more in the new brow/modern art genre and less in the urban art arena… All we can say is that The BLDG is a melting pot. Anyway, we’re really excited about this print and this artist, Matt Haber, in general. So excited, that we *might* have to try to get Matt in the gallery at some point to show some work.

We will be releasing the preview of this print next week… until then… color mixing process shots

Artist :: Andrew Schoultz

Posted in Walls by BLDG on July 29, 2009

I think it’s important that from time to time we highlight some artists that we’re really diggin’… we can’t forget to mention flat out great work!

ANDREW SCHOULTZ

I’ll start this out by saying the same thing I used to say when I wrote for an indie music magazine… I’m not a writer or professional critic… I’m just callin’ it like I see it.

I ran across Andrew Schoultz’s work the other day by way of a well-known gallery, Jonathan Levine Andrew did a show there a couple years back.

Andrew’s subject matter encompasses forts, castles, rafts, elephants, knights, war-horses and the like. There’s something about the way he uses lines, dotted lines, wavy lines, colored lines to send signal-like messages from subject to subject in his paintings. You can read an entire emotion simply by the composition of a one of the first things you learn to draw as a child, a line.

To me Andrew’s paintings are paintings of emotions and the visual subjects are merely backdrops… he could paint alligators, racecars, paddle boats and ballet slippers and his line work would tell the same story.

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Friend-Pimp: No New Enemies

Posted in Walls by BLDG on July 28, 2009

“Friend-Pimp” is just that, it’s where we pimp one of our friends.

We kick it off with a great site called No New Enemies

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No New Enemies is an international network of artists, activists, academics and passionate people aiming to support free expression, outsider arts and collaboration. Based on the other side of the pond in the UK, they support/review/inform about art, graffiti, urban art, installation, gallery shows and more. They’ve got some great interviews as well. A GREAT resource for all things happening in the global art world.

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The NEW BLDG

Posted in Walls by BLDG on July 27, 2009

After a lot of blood, sweat and tears (mostly just sweat though…) we’ve launched our official BLDG website.

You can check it out here

www.BLDGrefuge.com

You’ll be able to see what’s happening at the gallery, buy prints from some of our artists and be updated on anything and everything BLDG related (i.e. new print releases, upcoming shows, pop up shows, etc.) First bit of news is, the gallery will have its grand opening this October with an amazing international artist… you WON’T want to miss it, trust me.

Next Up: Matt Haber

Posted in Walls by BLDG on July 24, 2009

There are two types of people in the world, those who know Matt Haber’s work and those who don’t… you should really try to be part of the former group. The first time I saw Matt’s work I was immediately taken back to my childhood and the ornate childrens’ books my parents used to read to me. The first time I talked to Matt about his work he said that he was drawn to early 1900’s illustration and things with a vintage hand made quality… I think it shows.

We are gearing up to print a piece with Matt next week, and I for one am really excited about it. Until then, I’ll leave you with a few images from Matt’s Collection… make some time to go see the rest of his work here (www.mrhaber.net)

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New Destroy & Rebuild on the rack

Posted in Walls by BLDG on July 23, 2009

Our third print with Destroy & Rebuild is drying on the racks as I type. I think this one is my personal favorite of the three.

Enjoy!

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Keith Neltner + Bad Veins + The BLDG

Posted in Walls by BLDG on July 7, 2009

Our friends Bad Veins recently got signed to Dangerbird Records. Very cool.

Our friend Keith Neltner designed a poster for them. Very cool as well.

Naturally, we printed it for them. Also, very cool.

Brazilian Artist Fefe Talavera: Mama Quilla

Posted in Walls by BLDG on July 3, 2009

At long last, the 1st print from the phenomenal Brazilian street artist turned modern artist, Fefe Talavera is finished and will be available soon through The BLDG Editions. We’ll make sure to let you know when you can purchase it… until then, photos…

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