ONE FIFTY EXHIBITION | TMD TIMES | BROTOGRAPHY
I went along to TMD HQ in Onehunga to hang with the crew, watch THE RAID REDEMPTION and shoot the breeze with Elz, Elz and Gaz regarding their upcoming show this Saturday. From the works on display all I can tell you is this show is going to be freaking awesome - affordable AWESOME art from three talented fullahs - TOO CHOICE!
From their Tumblr site “http://onefiftyexhibition.tumblr.com/”
“Top local artists (and members of world-renown graffiti crew TMD) Askew One, Elliot Francis Stewart (Deus) and Gary Silipa (Ryze) are holding a trio-exhibition that takes the ʻONE FIFTYʼ title to the extreme. The exhibition theme runs exclusively around the number ONE FIFTY. There will be ONE FIFTY pieces of art exhibited; each piece will be ONE FIFTYmm x ONE FIFTYmm; each item costs ONE FIFTY dollars; doors open at ONE FIFTY pm on Saturday 15 September at ONE FIFTY four, Ponsonby Rd, Auckland; exhibition runs for ONE FIFTY minutes (end time 4.20pm); and only the first ONE FIFTY entrants will be allowed through the door! There will also be ONE FIFTY beers and ONE FIFTY glasses of wine for guests, plus ONE FIFTY mini chocolate cupcakes (available for ONE FIFTY [$1.50] each).
Itʼs a rare treat to have artists of this calibre exhibiting affordable works around such an exciting and novel concept. While ASKEW ONE multi-tasks in video making, publishing and graphic design, heʼs always pushing the boundaries amongst his NZ contemporaries to strive for international-level recognition in graffiti, canvas painting and large-scale public murals.
For ELLIOT FRANCIS STEWART, this show marks the return of a true inner city icon. Having taken a hiatus from exhibiting a significant body of work for the past five years, Elliot is definitely one of the most talented illustrators in Grey Lynn - he may even be the best in the world.
GARY SILIPA is a fine example of an artist starting out in a conventional ʻUniversity graduate/working classʼ mold to please normal thinking society, to breaking free in 2011 and chasing a passion for better ʻselfcompleteʼ living. Silipaʼs work portrays life-stories, challenges and personal successes to keep him going and true to his path in life.
Wellington exhibition coming soon!
For any enquiries, email Olivia Laita at firstname.lastname@example.org.”