Luke Ramsey is a self-taught Canadian artist and co-founder of “Islands Fold”, an artist residence (Pender Island, Canada) which promotes and specifically supports creativity and art production. Luke’s work is characterized as organized chaos. He is inspired by many artists he’s collaborated with like Jon Boam and EKTA. He is influenced by the likes of Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee. His work has been exhibited in art galleries around the globe. Although he prefers media print and public art he doesn’t consider his work as graffiti, “I like street art, because it’s a different way to express yourself. It seems less about ego and more about connecting with the audience”.
One of his more famous work is “Giant Transition”, a big mural painted in the Howard Building Society, Edmonto, Canada, in collaboration with Josh Holinaty. Although it just seems a squiggle shaped person, it actually has a good story about consumerism and transition from destruction to a world in harmony with nature. The mural won an Award of Excellence in 2011 from The City of Edmonton, and a National Urban Design Medal in 2012 from The Royal Canadian Institute of Canada. Recently he made the Japandroids poster for the Polaris Prize 2012 Short List Nominees and collaborated illustrating for the sci-fi book “The Where, The Why and The How”.
“When one feeds their soul, they can feed many. Don’t give up.” – Mear One
The following statement is one of a few words from Mear One that opens this eight minute visual and sound time-lapse project headed by Mear One, producer Roger L. Griffith and electronic extraordinaire Daedelus. Mear One is one of the most important street artists to us from the endless amount of inspiration his works stand for and the type of knowledge he is spreading through his networks and art. He is an artist who has never been afraid to walk out on the edge and really define something new for the art world and the consciousness of the 20th and now 21st century. The musical pairing of Daedelus creates the perfect setting for the visuals to really activate. I love when film, art and music come together on this level.
From Mear One | http://www.mearone.com/
This marks the most complex of the year long mural tour of MEAR ONE. Keeping in line with the stream of thought carried throughout the subject matter of each mural, Humanity Vs. the Machine is an homage to the individuals who stand in resistance to authority, oppression, and slavery inflicted on the human soul.
Produced by: Roger L. Griffith
Original Music by: Daedelus
Originally posted by Street Art Utopia | www.streetartutopia.com/
Color in Motion Vol 134
“Bush with Obama Mask”
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Mural at Refuge, Portland OR