Archive for August 25, 2014

Artists of the moment…….Street Artist Collective Mentalgassi


Mentalgassi is a street art collective based out of Berlin, Germany that consists of three people. The group met whilst in their mid teens and experimented with writing graffiti at that time.

Mentalgassi is their chosen name. A favorite idea of the group was to go for a walk. Mentalgassi is supposed to mean that we take our mind for a walk.

Their signature work is to take a black and white photograph, enlarge, and then glue it to a highly visible public location. The first work of this style was produced in 2007.  This also led to a series in which U-Bahn ticket validator machines had a person’s face with the mouth open to take the ticket. The group is full of very creative and unique ideas:




In this clip we view a great idea! Heads on ballons! What a great idea and also well done on the execution of this project:

In this clip we view a Mentalgassi version of a flag. Their concept using paint, graphic design, and many layers of sweat!

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of Mentalgassi:


Artist of the moment……..Kelly Robinson…….2,000 posts!



Kelly Robinson is a young Canadian artist representing the Nuxalk nation. Kelly Robinson was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada in the year 1981. The artist is a prolific carver and jewelry maker.

Kelly Robinson attended the Native Education College located in Vancouver, British Columbia where he studied jewelry making.

Price range information: Works range from $250 to $5,000. Small pendants and jewelry items can be found for a few hundred dollars. The wooden carved masks are on the upper end of his price range.

His family heritage reflects both the Nuxalk and Nuu-chah-nulth nations.

The artist was motivated and inspired to be an artist by his uncle, Alvin Mack, a world renown master carver and also a jewelry artist.

The artist is excited to be at the beginning of what looks to be a great artistic career. He is thankful for the help and knowledge that is available to him. A very gracious and humble artist whose best years are definitely ahead of him! He began as a painter, but now makes a lot of jewelry using the graphic design. It will be interesting to see what mediums he learns next!

This entry is post number 2,000! I look forward to the next 1,000 posts and hope we can continue learning a great deal.