Posts Tagged ‘melbourne’

Artists of the moment………Street Artists Husband and Wife Dabs and Myla




Dabs and Myla are one of few husband and wife street artist teams. The couple grew up in Australia, both spent much time living in Melbourne.

In this clip we short bio on the couple:

Dabs and Myla are now based out of Los Angeles, California after relocating to the city in 2009.

Here we check out a mural painted by the duo for Christmas:

Below a link to the website of the duo:

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Recently the couple was chosen to design the logo for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards Logo.

Whats great about this duo is that they have loads of fun when they create! One can’t help but smile at some of their cartoon compositions.




Artist of the moment……….James Reka



James Reka is a contemporary Australian illustrator and painter. The artist was inspired by the graffiti and street art he saw growing up in Melbourne, Australia. Reka is a self-taught artist.

Below a great interview with James Reka in 2015:

Reka is based out of Berlin, Germany.

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Below a link to the website of the James Reka:

In this clip we view another interview with the artist discussing a large mural he painted in San Francisco. This clip is from 2013:

Of the many artists profiled here Reka reminds me of Barry McGee. Both artists create characters which are very animated and full of life. Its also great to see the face and figure with such abstract shapes.



Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Kaffeine



Kaff-eine is a fantastic street artist based out of Melbourne, Australia. Kaffeine is renown for her illustrations and murals featuring figures and/ or  animals acting as humans similar to the styles of John Tennial and Ericailcane.

In this clip a time lapse of the artist at work on a current project with garbage pickers from Manila. In her work she likes to use her animal creatures in lieu of people. Kaff-eine uses these creatures to tell stories about issues from poverty to domestic abuse:

The artist enjoys drawing and painting ears and horns. Kaff-eine enjoys adding a human side to to her creatures. For her its one of the great aspects of the creative process.

In this clip we watch as the artist gives a brief demonstration of her creative process:

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Below a link to the website of Kaff-eine. Its not updated very often:

Kaff-eine is a wonderful artist who is outstanding at painting surrealist works.




Artist of the moment…….Street Artist Adnate


Adnate is a wonderful street artist from Australia renown for his work with portraits. His main medium is spray paint. Adnate is based out of Melbourne, Australia.

When he began as an artist Adnate produced graffiti. He became great at using letters in his art, but after ten years decided to try something new and different and started to paint portraits.

Adnate is also part of the street artist collective AWOL.

In this clip we view Adnate at work on a piece of art:

The artist also creates works on canvas. These works are made with spray paint and acrylic paint.

A link to the website of street artist Adnate:

Adnate has shown his work in galleries since 2006.

I love the very large murals created by this artist. His use of color is extraordinary!


Artist of the moment……..Michael Staniak



Michael Staniak is a wonderful contemporary artist who reminds one of colorists painters and artists including Mark Rothko. In fact his paintings are similar to Rothko’s work, but contain much more variety in surface.

Michael Staniak was born in Melbourne, Australia in the year 1982. The artist attended college and graduate school  in Melbourne earning a M.F.A. from the Victorian College of the Arts.

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In this clip we visit a show from 2014:

In this clip a brief interview with the artist telling us why he paints:

What a great artist!



Artist of the moment……….Street Artist Be Free

Be Free is one of the many exciting street artist from the city of Melbourne, Australia. Be Free uses stencils and also collage materials in creating her art.

Be Free is known for pouring buckets and drips of paint.

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I enjoy the artist’s use of black and white and color imagery.

Below we see some works by Be Free from the street:

Some of my favorite women street artists include my favorite Swoon. She uses art to help people, such as rebuilding Haiti. Excellent drawing and painting skills and she uses wheatpaste’s for much of her work. Another awesome artist is Faith47, both have already been profiled here and are worth checking out!


Artist of the moment……..Street Artist Rone

Rone is a fantastic street artist from Australia who is renowned for his paintings of people. Rone was born in Australia in the year 1980.

Rone has his favorite subject matter which includes skateboarding and video games.

In this clip we view a show from 2011 that featured Rone and other artists painting live! Other artists are featured but Rone is shown painting using a stencil on canvas at 40 seconds into the clip:

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Rone works in the field of graphics design.

Like my favorite street artist Swoon, Rone also uses wheatpastes when he doesn’t have to paint images. He works in the daytime as his work is very detailed and he prefers to work in full light. The artist also uses stencils in his work.

In this clip an interview with the artist:

Another highly successful street artist!