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  1. Writing on the wall

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... Joyce Siu GRAFFITI IS no longer an underground activity. It has emerged as an element of pop culture seen in dark subways just as often as art galleries and shopping malls. Graffiti artists have even been invited to paint for advertising firms and brand name companies. There are also courses in graffiti and competitions for budding graffiti artists to show off their talent. ...

  2. Graffiti guerillas swap cans for chisels to carve 3D totems

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... the German rural town of Oberursel. Loomit, from the bustling metropolis of Munich, is among the first graffiti artists waging guerilla warfare across German cities. When they met, confrontation ... a movement known as schnitzing- carving wood sculptures of graffiti. Schnitzing- from the German word schnitz meaning carving- takes graffiti from inner city walls and into sculpture parks ...

  3. Graffiti paints itself into a cultural corner

    Posted Oct 15th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... mall windows. Graffiti in Hong Kong has moved into the mainstream- everywhere but on the streets. 'You go out to the streets and the walls are clean of graffiti,' said veteran graffiti artist Chan Kwong-yan, who laments the loss of the art form's edge. Although it is illegal, the 33-year-old, who is better known as rap-singer MC Yan, has been expressing himself ...

  4. Treat for graffiti lovers

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun It's a long way from spray-painting walls in New York to being a commissioned artist flying around the world, but that's what graffiti artist JonOne (John Perello, below) has become. The Harlem-raised street artist is back in Hong Kong thanks to the brand Quiksilver. Until Tuesday, the artist will be working on a large canvas at Festival Walk. Those ...

  5. Wallpaper pioneer sees the writing on the wall

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong Hong Kong graffiti artist Syan says he created wallpaper for companies two years ago, but his works were more commercial gimmicks than art. 'I had written hip-hop greetings like 'Yo, Wotz Up!' in graffiti style for design companies as well as one mobile-phone company,' says the 33-year-old (right) whose real name is Chan Kwok-yan. 'People ...

  6. The writing's on the wall...

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing, NEW YORK Even the graffiti artists are getting older. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have just targeted graffiti vandals for one of the city's 'quality ... paint the town red- and blue and green- when you have just been to an exhibition, in the trendy Chelsea area of Manhattan, featuring 99 pieces of graffiti produced by 31 artists. Attending ...

  7. Andre Saravina

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... such as graffiti done by my friends, but I also have a few Terry Richardson photos.' One things I always carry with me: Wedding ring. Two things to take to a desert island: 'My drawing book ...

  8. Street culture given a mall makeover

    Posted Oct 19th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Celine Sun

    ... to this collection of graffiti design, skateboards, scooters, street ball and BMX paraphernalia are local B-boys such as MC Yan, DJ Tommy and graffiti artist/dancer Jimmy Lam Wing-fai (left), who has ... graffiti designs and graphics, so I can barely feed myself. Yet I would not change my lifestyle for anything.' ...

  9. Let us spray

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... French artist Andre Saraiva has changed the face of graffiti- and today he'll make his mark in Hong Kong, writes Lauren Crothers ANDRE SARAIVA'S fingernails bear the giveaway, multi-coloured specks that show he's been working. But this isn't a typical session for the Paris-based graffiti artist. Today, Saraiva will be hanging from ropes about 12 metres above ...

  10. What's On

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... GRAFFITI ON DISPLAY The works of graffiti artist John Perello, aka JonOne, are on display until September 11 at Festival Walk (Level G) in Kowloon Tong. Born in the Dominican Republic, JonOne grew up in Harlem, New York, where he was exposed to graffiti every day. His colourful paintings were inspired by the images he saw on the streets of the Big Apple. The exhibition also ...




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