OPENING JULY 12th. Hiroyasu Tsuri describes his work as “psychological portraits and metaphorical landscapes”; subconscious observations and inverted dreams represented with an earthy expressionism. Hiroyasu gained his fame on the streets under the name TwoOne. His alter ego has dominated the Australian landscape over the past decade, earning him a reputation as one of Australia’s [...]
“I work in philosophical portraits and metaphorical landscapes” – Hiroyasu Tsuri is his Melbourne studio 2013 ] by Eric Ronald.
The inside of TwoOne’s Melbourne studio leading up to his July exhibition at Backwoods Gallery.
OPENING FRIDAY 19th of MAY 6-10pm UNTIL SUNDAY 5th of APRIL AT BACKWOODS GALLERY The inherent desire for order over chaos – for categories and labels – is rife in the art world, and as a result, street art is often condensed into subgenres. Shida’s art is testament to the fact that you cannot and [...]
One of Australias leading young street artists, Shida repainted the facade of Melbourne’s 1000 £ Bend over the weekend. A notoriously difficult spot to paint, which he pulled off with style. This is the first in a series of walls that Shida will be painting around Melbourne leading up to the exhibition of the latest [...]
A fierce new collection of work from SLICER, founding member of Melbourne’s AWOL CREW. Exploring the surrealist’s concept of automatism combined with a vandalistic approach in ‘action paintings’ on canvas, torn paper and burnt wood. The result is a powerful subconscious landscape; a psychic flash of urban texture and decay expressed in ink, paint and [...]
Opening 15th March A fierce new collection of work from SLICER, founding member of Melbourne’s AWOL CREW. Exploring the surrealist’s concept of automatism combined with a vandalistic approach in ‘action paintings’ on canvas, torn paper and burnt wood. The result is a powerful subconscious landscape; a psychic flash of urban texture and decay expressed in ink, paint [...]
“Tachyglossus Aculeatus” ECHIDNA mural by street artist ROA in the Backwoods. Following his exhibition at Backwoods Gallery. Photos thanks to Dean Sunshine –
Photos of the installation and artwork by Belgium street artist ROA at Backwoods Gallery during December 2012.
From Friday the 14th until the 30th of September, Backwoods Gallery is a presenting Seven Samurai a unique and insightful collection of new work by one of Australia’s leading street artists, TwoOne. A true masterpiece, be it painting, music or cinema, invites its audience into a hidden universe of symbolism, calling for the exploration of its nuanced [...]
Leading up to “Decorating The Apocalypse” by Fred Fowler, Backwoods Gallery has released a limited edition hand coloured etching. $80 unframed. And available online. As one of the original members of the 7EvilMen, Fred Fowler has left an indelible mark on the Australian underground scene over the past decade. Breaking from street work to study fine [...]
Meggs launched Truth in Myth at WhiteWalls San Francisco last week, shots from his opening care of Arrested Motion. Meggs will be launching the Australian end of Truth in Myth at Backwoods on the 10th of October. Click here for more info.
Studio visit with Rone leading up to his exhibition titled, Fall From Grace at Backwoods Gallery. Fall from Grace explores the idea of personal change through the rise and fall of a modern heroine, utilising the textures of hand painted signage, torn bill posters and deteriorating walls to symbolise the evolution of his lead character; how [...]
Found this great joinup of TwoOne’s recent mural in Collingwood, just around the corner from Backwoods. TwoOne is presenting his exhibition Seven Samurai at Backwoods in September.
REKA ’10 years Retrospective’ print, the classic post up character from yesteryear screen printed over a hand finished aerosol tag. “Mr Grims” (2002 – 2012) * Hand Finished 2 colour screen-print. * 560 x 760 mm * each edition has unique characteristics. * Acid-free 300gsm Fabriano paper * signed and numbered. * Edition of only 25. * $250
After a ten year career defacing the streets and gallery walls of Melbourne, Reka is packing up, moving overseas and having one last hurrah. He will be holding an open studio for one night only, displaying a new body of work exclusively painted on found objects. Using spray cans and rusted metal found from walking [...]
After all these years of badness Lush has decided to found a charity aimed at helping those of us who are less fortunate, Toys. Please visit his website and view the heart renching video sponsorship appeal. Pass it on to your friends, co-workers, loved ones and even to your pets. Help to save these toys lives and visit www.LUSHSUCKS.com [...]
Thank you to everyone who came down to the opening night of “Cosmic Scale and The Super Future” by Ghostpatrol on Friday. Here are some photos from the opening, you can find more on the exhibition page here, or on our Facebook event gallery here. The exhibition will be up until the 3rd. Be sure [...]
The universe is a head-caving behemoth; an undefinable entity whose eternal expansion into the emptiness of space is too vast for a species aware of its magnitude yet too caught up in the minutiae of their own existence to contemplate, much less comprehend. Melbourne artist Ghostpatrol doesn’t claim to have the answer to its secrets, [...]