Arcadia Blank featured in new book, 'Street Messages'

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Congrats to Dubai’s own Arcadia Blank (@metatronisbored) for being featured in Nicolas Ganz’s new book 'Street Messages', along with 80 other artists from round the world  who work or have worked exclusively or partially with text including Flint, Samo (Basquiat & Al Diaz), Jenny Holzer, Banksy, Ron English, Know Hope and Murad Subay.

Ganz is the author of the classic graffiti documentary 'Graffiti World', and his book features a forward by American photographer and graffiti historian, Jim Prigoff. 'Street Messages' is the first publication that delivers a deep insight into this literary form of expression in the world of global street art and offers a historic background to written messages in public spaces.

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The vast body of information and numerous exclusive quotes and words of wisdom makes 'Street Messages' the first book to shed some light on this as yet undocumented form of street art culture. 'Street Messages' is published by Dokument Press and is available at all good book stores  across Europe and the U.S, and on Amazon.com.

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Arcadia Blank is featured in our limited edition print collection with a series of the artist's own photographs of his street art around the UAE. See our full range available for sale online here.

 

STREETCON, the Urban Art Festival

It's finally here...STREETCON (Street Art Connection) kicks off today and runs until 2 May at Al Ghurair Centre. The urban art festival will bring together art, music and street culture, with over 20 local and international artists involved.

Among the many activities and art installations on offer are regular workshops with Dubai-based street art collective, The Brownmonkeys; a mural wall created by artist Tarsila Schubert; an exhibition of bicycles transformed into artworks; and a moving display of photographs documenting the stray cats of Dubai by artist Jandri Angelo Aguilar.

Not to be missed - Capsule Arts artist Matt Ryder will also be doing some live painting, creating an incredible paint splattered, UV-lit Neon Room! You can see more work by Matt and buy art prints of his work here.

For the full round of events click here, and for regular updates, visit the Facebook event page.

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street con
 

The artists making Arabic calligraphy their own

Tonight from 7pm, a new exhibition of Tunisian-French street artist eL Seed opens at Tashkeel studio hub, showcasing the results of his year-long residency at the creative space. Titled 'Declaration', the exhibition will run until 27 December, and it sees eL Seed take his Arabic calli-graffiti off the walls and into three-dimensions. Talking to Anna Seaman for her recent article for the National, eL Seed says, “This show is a love declaration to calligraphy...It is an ageing art and it deserves to be honoured – this poem perfectly matches that idea.”

Ahead of the opening, here we take a look at some of Capsule Arts' favourite artists creating contemporary Arabic calligraphy, both two and three dimensional...

eL Seed

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elseed combo

Jamal Abdul Rahim

Limited edition prints of Jamal's work are available from Capsule Arts here.

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Jamalcombo
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shezad combo

Khalifa El Shimy

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khal
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sasan combo
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julian combo
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saleh combo
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ghader amer combo