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18
Oct

In The Studio – Putos

Putos Melbourne Street Art

Putos has been a long-standing member of the Melbourne graf community as well as an active member of ACM (Art Crush Mob) who lives and breathes graf every second of the day. He can be found all throughout the suburbs of Melbourne, and we reckon it would be safe to say you can’t walk a full block without catching a piece of his work.

His work is incredibly eye-catching, combining traditional graffiti techniques with popping shape and colour, creating a style that is strikingly unique and definitely something he can call his own.  Putos is an expert with blends and tones, having the ability to create electric chaos that almost pops off the wall. His imagination helps create weird and wonderful compositions and imagery, that makes viewers to not always fully understand but most definitely appreciate.  Alright, enough small talk- let’s get chatting…

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11
Oct

Euroa Skate Park – Kitt Bennett

The town of Euroa has teamed up with The Evolve Youth Committee and played host to Juddy Roller and artist Kitt Bennett for a double mural install on the towns skate park and an adjacent music hall over the busy weekend. Kitt worked his magic on the skatepark, giving the aged park a fresh new look as well as hosting a live paint by numbers workshop for the public to get involved.

The install took place during the ‘Show and Shine’ car show exhibition, which is one of the towns most celebrated annual events. The weekend was definitely a busy one, and the town of Euroa surely made the most of it, including the mural work, face painting, food vendors, DJ’s on top of the impressive display of cars over the weekend.

The Paint By Numbers workshop was an incredible success, bringing together the community of all ages to contribute to their new mural, and everyone here at Juddy Roller are so happy we’re able to help contribute to these amazing community events. A massive thanks to our paint sponsor Taubman for their generous support, as always.

04
Oct

In The Studio – Welin

This fortnight we’re super psyched to sit down and chat with Danish Artist Welin, who has lately been lighting up walls all over the world.  Welin has the energy to burn and most certainly directs this into his lively mural work, fusing bright colours with contrasting tones to really make his work come to life, creating super dense pieces that completely absorb your eyes and attention.

Welin obviously also likes to have fun with his work, whether he’s painting celebrities like Action Bronson, including a self-portrait of himself into a wild wild west scene or turning ‘Otto’ from the Simpsons into a zombie, you can’t help but appreciate the kids work!

Welin came through Australia earlier in 2017 and we were lucky enough to include him into the Wall to Wall Festival lineup for 2017, as well as host him on a number of Melbourne projects allowing him to make the most of his trip. We also got the chance to sit down with him- let’s see what he has to say.

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26
Sep

Igniting Kimba – Cam Scale

Silo Art has now spread beyond the Victorian Silo Art Trail, as the small town of Kimba known as the halfway point across Australia has decided to join in on the artistic fun. Cam Scale is the responsible artist, whose name is most certainly appropriate for the job along with his extensive experience with large mural work.

The mural stretches over five and a half Silos, standing proudly at over 60m wide and 25m high, making it one of the biggest silo’s to date, and one of the biggest canvases in the world. An impressive 200L of Taubmans paint were used in the process, covering the overly-large surface area.

The 3-week transformation slowly but surely brought the oversized canvas to life, depicting a young local girl playing in the wheat field, overlooked by the magnificent purple sunset and endless wheat fields which blend into the real thing, creating a never-ending piece of art. These primary themes all being recommendations about what best reflects Kimba and the region after countless community engagements with the township.

The town of Kimba, as well as the surrounding communities, are all extremely excited and proud with their new artwork, really looking forward to the tourism and economic boost it will bring. The silo art for the town is part of a collective project named ‘Igniting Kimba‘, which is utilising art and culture to promote the township, re-igniting its fuse with locals and travellers alike, making it a must stop for anyone passing through the region.

Thanks to Robert Lang for the brilliant photos.

20
Sep

In The Studio – Dvate

Dvate Street Art Mural Melbourne

Dvate is a Melbourne based artist and graphic designer whose position in the street art scene is now well and truely established; covering walls, canvases and is featured in magazines both locally and internationally. Growing up in Melbourne just a stone’s throw from a railway station, he was instantly drawn to the colourful work along the suburban railway lines and has been destined to lead a creative life ever since.

Dvate’s incredible talent is displayed through his incorporation of intense street compositions, amazingly realistic imagery and masterful graphic designs. Weaving these all together in a one-man collaboration piece after piece sets Dvate apart from what you would expect to achieve with multiple artists.

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07
Sep

In The Studio – Jason Parker

Jason Parker is an artist originally from New Zealand that luckily for us, now calls Melbourne home. Although Jason primarily works in oils, he can often be found using and incorporating mediums such as aerosol, acrylic, pen and watercolour into his mix. He’s an incredibly humble, soft spoken man who allows his artworks to speak volumes.

His figurative style whose subjects often occupy a space not completely of this world being a recurring narrative in a majority of Jason’s work. He has traditionally worked across canvas, but has since then started moving his work outdoors and onto the streets. It’s interesting to see him bring this energy, along with his melting pot of aesthetics and influences and see it brought to life on a wall or large scale surface.

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23
Aug

In The Studio – Resio

Resio Street Art

Meet Resio. He is a promising street artist making his way through the Melbourne streets and graffiti scene one piece at a time. He’s a youthful dude with what seems like decades of experience and Juddy Roller has had the pleasure of working with him on a handful of projects now. This happy-go-lucky kinda guy is already painting with all the big names and not only is he keeping up, but also pushing through and making a name for himself.

His incredible talent is displayed through his incorporation of complex compositions, realistic imagery and masterful graf pieces. Weaving these all together in a one man collaboration piece after piece sets Resio apart from what you’d expect to achieve with multiple artists.

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17
Aug

Fargo And Co – Rosie Woods

Need an excuse to see some amazing art, while sipping a delicious beverage? Of course you don’t, but, Luckily for you, Rosie Woods has added her finishing touches to her huge mural within the recently opened cocktail bar Fargo And Co. The large scale mural covers a huge surface on the beautiful upstairs area, adding to the contemporary flair of this impressive venue.

Rosie shows incredible skill and tidy attention to detail with this red lipped beauty, which greets you on the first floor as you exit the stairs. This project was incredibly fun to be apart of, and we love working with the locals, new or old!

If you wish to see the mural in person (or just want an excuse to have a drink), the bank-themed bar set inside the heritage Swan Street State Bank is located at 216 Swan Street in Richmond.

09
Aug

In The Studio – Makatron

Mike Makatron- The creative all rounder who works with an endless variety of mixed media on walls, canvas and paper as well as anything else he can get his hands on at the time. Although Mike is primarily known for being a painter and illustrator, every time we chat he always seems to have a new artistic adventure on the go.

As an active member of Everfresh Studio since 2006, Mike has exhibited extensively through Australia as well as been apart of group shows in Brazil, Japan, Miami and New York. He has also displayed his artworks within private and public collections locally and abroad, including acquisitions by the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

His work is preoccupied with the interface between man, beast and machine. Presenting a visual riot that stimulates the eyes and mind. Mike’s art conveys an imperative message to those confined in the concrete jungle to stay connected to the animal within them that lives in the natural world.

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26
Jul

In The Studio – Cam Scale

Cam Scale Interview Street Art Mural

Cam Scale is a Melbourne based artist whose practice extends from large scale mural-work and graffiti to digital and canvas based art. He works with several mediums but sticks mostly to aerosol, oil and acrylic.

Cam was born and bred in Sydney but has spent the past 10 years immersing himself within the Melbourne art and graf’ scene. He has since linked with Juddy Roller and we have had the pleasure of collaborating together on many successful occasions.

His work explores the complexities and characteristics of an individual or subject always capturing what surrounds him in a raw and emotive way as he combines contemporary art with a street based approach. His humble and friendly attitude makes him a highly likeable human, and his artwork only reinforces this. Let’s see what the man has to say.

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