January 29, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Title: Symbiotic
Medium: Mural – Acrylic & Water Based Paint
Size: 27meters x 15meters
Year: 2014
Location: Penang, Malaysia

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Finished – Its quite beautiful when you have a situation that makes you so uncomfortable – so you dwell and dwell and think about it. You calculate in your head the possibilities and how you are going to pull it off. For large scale Muralism I generally always use MTN 94s – so having this mural due to it’s Historic Nature – Natural Water Based Paints were the only option. Terrifying… for me a bit — but also a chance to push and try something new. To paint and be messy and let colors mix as they flow down the wall. To let the wall paint itself and be in a natural state.

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Thank you Gabija Grusaite for scaring the shit out of me with this, and thank you for letting me rise above to paint this. Much love.

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Incredibly good artist taking part:
Don John
Elle
Ernest Zacharevic
Rone
Tankpetrol
Vexta
Antanas Dubra
Bibichun
Donald, Black
Fauzan, Jojo
Kenji Chai
Mr. Toll
SKLO
Thank you to Hin Bus Depot & Urban Nation for making this happen.

January 19, 2015 - 7:15 am

Title: Wizard Birds
Medium: Mural – Spraypaint
Size: 4.5meters x 4meters
Year: 2014
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Collaboration with Kenji Chai

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One of the incredible artist here in Penang I had the fortune and honor to meet, hear talk about his work and be able to paint with.

January 12, 2015 - 4:44 pm

Title: Untitled
Medium: Mural – Spraypaint
Size: 3.5meters x 1.6meters
Year: 2014
Location: Tokyo, Japan

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Thanks to Sarah, Kenny and the nice folks at Design Festa Gallery for letting me paint at their central gallery in Harajuku.

A bit of free painting and fun times hanging out with Teung Chang, Nozomi, Andrea and the rest of the gang.

January 05, 2015 - 10:17 am

Title: Ghost
Medium: Mural – Spraypaint
Size: 7meters x 2.5meters
Year: 2014
Location: Penang, Malaysia

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Homeless man down the street from Hin Bus Art Depot – inspirationally fitting to the beauty of the wall. There and a part of the overall structure with details and history – but sadly relatively un-noticed.

December 29, 2014 - 9:04 am

Title: Sato San
Medium: Mural – Spraypaint
Size: 4meters x 3meters
Year: 2014
Location: Penang, Malaysia

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xchange = the possibilities of learning from and showing = a two way road. Words are hard to find at this moment to express my happiness. Taking part here in Penang during this Art Festival has been incredible. To be with friends, to see folks I have not seen in over a year, and be able to meet new friends and lovely people.

Final piece of of Sato San, really cool dude I met in Tokyo that owns and runs an antique shop. Welcome to Penang.

Incredibly good artist taking part:
Don John
Elle
Ernest Zacharevic
Rone
Tankpetrol
Vexta
Antanas Dubra
Bibichun
Donald, Black
Fauzan, Jojo
Kenji Chai
Mr. Toll
SKLO

Thank you to Hin Bus Depot & Urban Nation for making this happen.

December 22, 2014 - 10:30 am

Title: Our Grace
Medium: Mural – Spraypaint
Size: 4meters x 2.5meters
Year: 2014
Location: Tokyo, Japan

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A bit of humanity, sharing within a public forum. Working with the love and passion of Misha Louy inspiring photography. It is a bit of all us – with well sounded reason of what can give us all hope to be better to ourselves and those in our lives. That is community – that is life.

Thank you to Masao W. and Sato for all your support and help. Much Love.

My grandfather explained to me the difference in my generation and his and why we have lost our grace. In his, if you lost money you were ok, if your health was at risk you may lose a little (except if you die) but if you lose your good nature and character you lost everything. Now, if you lose your character it’s no biggie, if your health is a risk you may lose a little BUT if you lose your money you lose everything.” — Misha Louy

December 13, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Title: Inside Katsumata
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 8m x 3.6m
Year: 2014
Found in Tokyo, Japan.

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Finished – Collaboration with Andrea Wan. Had the pleasure and honor to travel with this amazing lady to Tokyo to work on a collaboration, adventure all-around good times. Big smiles alongside with ingrained happy memories. Thank you Andrea for traveling with me and making this super nice painting together.

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November 11, 2014 - 4:15 am

Title: The Fisherman & The Fish
Medium: Mural – Acrylic and Spraypaint
Size: 40meters x12meters
Year: 2014
Location: MOST Art Festival – Moscow, Russia

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Based on a Historical Folklore from Russia, Alexander Pushkin’s “The Fisherman & The Fish,” written beautifully in 1833. The mural is a symbol of the responsibility we all share to be environmentally sound in our decisions to not take from nature to the point of turmoil and nothingness. The Fisherman’s Wife is painted into the sea with five shades of blue getting darker and darker based on her demands of Greed.

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Historically, very little actions were taking to oversee the Environment during the 1800s. It was a concept relatively unknown – but the fore-shadowing of it was written clearly in this Folklore. Relevant to our current time and conditions of our Oceans, Forrest and Planet.

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This compiled with our natural tendency towards being greedy and asking for more and more. Current issues with the Advances and Aggression Russia is currently undertaking in Ukraine and Crimea combined with Neo-Fascists creating a dark-undertone for the Sovereignty of Ukraine – nearly a 100 year cycle from events in the past. Within this greed for power and consumption it directly affects the people in senseless killing, murder and human suffering.

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I hope this mural will give people the chance to step back and create intelligent dialogue to discuss these things with proper action that will give us all peace of mind and our independence.

Thank you to Ivan and Daria for all your support to help this mural come to life. Sergio, and the folks that helped and supported to make this happen.

Much love and thank you,
– addison

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November 02, 2014 - 7:10 am

It is not very often you have the opportunity to work on an Art Project that has a real effect on people and their community. “Colors of my Home” is a social project working with different Roma Families living in Berlin, focusing on the children that live there. Use art as a means to create dialogue and discussion to bring them together. It was a pleasure to interact with the kids like Adi and the rest of them.

Had the great honor to paint and collaborate with some very talented artist, BLO, Tankpetrol, DeerBLN, Yoh Nagao, AWK, Wesr & Paola Delfin.

Thanks to the support of Urban Nation for putting this project together – effective means for real-time change.

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Finished – Collaboration with Paola, Yoh and I. Photo Credit: by Yoh Nagao

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Adi Being a Color Theory Master

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In Progress – Yoh. Photo Credit: by Christian Rothenhagen

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In Progress – Wesr. Photo Credit: by Christian Rothenhagen

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Kids Drawing on DeerBLN Artwork. Photo Credit: by Christian Rothenhagen

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In Progress – Tankpetrol. Photo Credit: by Christian Rothenhagen

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Finished – AWK. Photo Credit: by Christian Rothenhagen

October 02, 2014 - 4:46 pm

Paper Color: White – Matt
Ink Color: Icy Gray, Winter Blue, Mauve, Lilac Purple, Black, Frozen Blue
Edition: 50
Size: 70cm by 50cm
Weight: 300g/m2

Available for Sale: Buy Me

Printed at Le Raclet Studio – Huge Thank you to Bera for all your help and support to make this print happen.

Based on Photography by Andrea Lavezzaro: lavezzaro.com

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