Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Faced with far too many restrictions in official club venues party organisers are looking to the freedom of the underground scene in Dubai where they can do what they like, how they like. The Villa 47 Project is part of this movement, gathering together Dubai's graffiti heads, DJ's, B-boys, and party people in one place to express themselves and throw down anyway they like. Stay tuned for more installments as this gathers momentum.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Last weekend I did a live piece for the launch of YSL's new fragrance Belle D'Opium. The event included a fashion show, live music and much theatrics with a swish crowd and mountains (lireally) of double-decker macarons from french favourites Ladurée.
Here are some pictures of the piece at the event which I completed in just under an hour...it measures 2m x 2m...
...and the ad for the perfume, starring Mélanie Thierry and shot by Romain Gavras with music by Nitin Sawhney. Just for ambience.
I've posted enough about the RL Polo Jeans Art Stars project so I'm happy to say that the star is finally on it's way to London to join the other 51 stars in an exhibition at the Philips de Pury auction house. I'll be joining the star and some of the other artists in London at the beginning of December so if any other artists want to do some throw-ups or collaborate while I'm down- get in touch!
For now here are some pictures taken at the Dubai launch event for the project. UBIK and I customised a miniature star that was raffled away and people came down for live music, nibbles and to check out the project.
The lovely peeps at PUMA have named me a brand ambassador, and along with 15 others from the fields of art, music, design and fashion, we've each designed a customised sneaker for them.
A couple of weeks ago we attended an atelier session where we had to choose from over 1000 components to create our designs before they were sent off to Germany for manufacturing.
Now the shoes have landed in Dubai and we had a photoshoot to document them before the big launch. I won't reveal the designs just yet but here's a sneak peek behind the scenes!
We also had the lovely Simon Pegg hanging out with us at the studio looking in on our antics with the white perspex box which was our main prop for the shoot.
Check out our video too!