Quick Intro Clip of some London Street Art by Nychos
I walk past these most days and now that I’ve watched the video’s I can’t believe what an amazing talent this man is.
NYCHOS is incredible and his work can be seen in most major cities – just watching his video’s now and the man is a graffiti machine, I still don’t know how he does it. Through Rabbit Eye Movement he has been mentioned on most high-profile art blogs and websites and is definitely one of the most well-known street artists of our generation.
Nychos’ work focussing heavily on dissection, anatomy, skeletons and skulls. His style is instantly recognisable and even if you don’t know the ‘art scene,’ once you’ve seen his work you will know straight away when you’ve seen it again. He is able to create art on a variety of mediums including A3 prints to huge fantastic murals which are cartoon-like in their execution but the level of detail he gets out of a tin of spray paint is mind-boggling.
Even though the main focus of his art is not skulls, what kind of Appreciation Society would we be if we didn’t mention him and give you the chance to see his creations and some great little vids too which show you some process shots.
Skull-A-Day and Street Anatomy have joined forces to bring together the greatest collection of skull art, to celebrate the 3rd Annual Skull Appreciation Day! The resulting exhibition of skull inspired art works co-curated by Noah Scalin and Vanessa Ruiz will be on view at the International Museum of Surgical Science, in Chicago May 31 – August 25, 2013.
In addition to showing their existing work, each artist has been asked to complete a frontal view of a skull in their own style using a template we provided. These skulls will then be split apart (digitally) and combined with other artist’s skulls to create a dynamic and unique collection of skull art prints. Each skull will be comprised of the work of two different artists, one from Skull-A-Day and one from Street Anatomy. At the end of the exhibition the respective skull halves will be brought together allowing them to see each artist’s complete skull piece. To kick it off, Vanessa and Noah have created their own original mash-up for the show poster!
The show opens with a reception at the museum on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 5-9pm.
Don’t forget about the Skull Mail Art portion of our show! It’s a chance to get your skull in our exhibition!
Dead Famous is a series of skull paintings by British-born pop-artist George Ioannou. George’s painting skills first came to light when he launched a collection of paintings which depicted iconic scenes from a number of cult movies.
He now sells originals for around £30000 and his customer base includes the likes of Roman Abramovich, Adele and Theo Paphitis.
This particular series of skull paintings, Dead Famous, depicts a number of skulls from celebrities dead or alive. You should be able to guess each one pretty easily
These skulls were created by Nathan Sawaya AKA The Brick Artist who , as you gathered from the title, creates his sculptures with blocks of humble LEGO. For some reason when I think of LEGO I’m always reminded of how painful they are to step on! These are the only skulls I can see in his gallery though there are pictures of him dressing a skeleton with blue LEGO long pants.
Endless has created another interesting skull print and I’m happy to be able to share it with our society of skull lovers! I’ve also been noticing some of his street art in East London round the Brick Lane, Old Street and Shoreditch areas and would love to see some skulls making a few appearances. Maybe a collaboration with Mr Four Fingers is the trick there? What you say Dave?
Jacky Tsai, a designer who used to work for Alexander McQueen, is currently working on his own fashion line. These decorative floral skulls are stunning and are part of a larger body of work which includes a number of prints, sculptures and drawings.
We’re glad to see you doing your own stuff Jacky. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more skulls from him in the future!
It is said that Lilith was created at the same time as Adam like an equal, unlike Eve who was made from Adams rib. Lilith refused to be subservient to Adam because she was a strong and proud women. God sent angels to capture her and force her back into the garden of Eden. She refused and vowed her revenge. It is said that you can hear Lilith cries at night, in the wind and in the cries of the animals in the dark. Lilith was also thought to mean ‘Owl’.”
Limited Edition of 75
Each one Signed and numbered.
As well as being skull lovers on SAS, we are also skull fiends over at Mr Four Fingers (our illustration conduit). Here are a few pieces we left in the streets of London recently. These are part of a bigger Left and Found series where we leave original pieces strewn about in public areas.
We tend to create these ‘pieces’ on substrates that we have found in the streets. I guess it’s some form up upcyling. I these curved slices of MDF found by a bin somewhere. There are another two that ended up being gifts (I know I know) that I will try get pictures of at some point.
Skull Appreciation Society welcomes Senor Salmes skull illustrations to the fold. This guy has some great linework illustrations and most of the time the are coloured digitally with warm retro-esque feel. The prints are available to buy from his online store on Society 6.