Urban Scrawl: The Written Word in Street Art, by Lou Chamberlin
Lou Chamberlin does it again. The prolific stencil art writer and photographer brings our attention to the written word in street art around the world in this beautiful new volume published by Hardie Grant Travel.
“Much resistance art is anonymous, for obvious reasons. This holds true for four of the five messages in this pages, all of which react to the international human rights issue of the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. Melbourne artist Drasko’s multi-layered stencil at left was sprayed in responde to the Australian government’s stance on non-acceptance of asylum seekers arriving by sea.” p124
The Melbourne Critique, by Jessie Lewis
By 2050, the global community could see an added 2.5 billion people entering already densely-built environments. In this mess of concrete, steel and glass, it can sometimes be true that these environments could be seen as bereft of true life force and an imagination, becoming simply lonely wind tunnels with disconnected communities extended up into the sky. In recent years, and with pride here in Melbourne, like a radical dandelion sprouting from a crack in this black of the asphalt, street artists have turned these once black streets into places of political protest, social commentary and complete whim. Drasko Boljevic is an urban Melbourne artist whose name is hot on the lips of many. Infamously causing controversy not so long ago, one of his works was removed from an inner city location.
Coming soon to Off The Kerb is Boljevic’s latest exhibition. He spoke with The Melbourne Critique about impermanency, future desire, and how his approach and appeal transcend artistic genre. Read full article
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Many Ninjas* will be making their way to The Kerb Friday 20th of October 2017: Chief stencil cutter / toy maker Akemi ito and 3D shadow master Drasko with their ‘Hard Boiled Wonderland & The End of The World’ exhibition. Read full article
Toorak Times by Brad Whitehouse
The world that lives under our feet and around us and always in a part, right in front of us appear as the images for Melbourne artist, Drasko Boljevic’s stencil 3D paintings at the Arts Town 2015 of Stonnington City Council. Arts Town 2015 is currently exhibiting numerous local artists presenting a story of the community at the Chapel off Chapel Gallery.
Drasko’s works are not necessarily eye level immediate or as expected in a gallery space but rather are displayed as carpets on the floor… Read full article