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BEN HORTON | RVCA SHIBUYA GALLERY

10月12日(金)から RVCA SHIBUYA 2F GALLERY にて Ben Horton(ベン・ホートン)が来日しエキシビションを開催します。初日の12日(金)は、どなたでも参加できるオープニングパーティーを開催。アーティスト本人も参加予定なのでお見逃しなく。

- PAST TENSE -

今回私がみなさんにご紹介する作品は、過去にあった古いアイディアに自分の中を通り過ぎた新たな考えを差し込んで、違う表現を再構築することを試みました。その結果に現れた色は、灰色でした。しかしその灰色領域の中で私は、過去、現在、未来への新たなる理解と共に出現する、新しい着想を発見しました。 自分の中で常に、何かを追い求め続ける心を持って制作した過去の作品を織り交ぜながら現在の作品とも融合し、19世紀、20世紀中盤の廃材や紙を使用したミックスメディアもあります。皆様に楽しんでいただけると光栄です – Ben Horton


Date & Time
: 10月12日(金) 〜 10月 31日(水)/ 11:00 〜 20:00 
※初日 18 : 30〜 21 : 30 にてどなたでもご参加いただけるレセプションパーティーを開催します
Location : RVCA SHIBUYA 2F (東京都渋谷区神宮前5-27-5 TOLDAビル
Special Thanks : BINTANG BEER


<Ben Horton>

15年以上ものスケーター人生を送っていた彼だが、アーティストとして初めてその名を広めたのは、彼がスケートボードのデッキに描いたグラフィックがきっかけであった。彼の作品のアイディアは写真や彼自身の人生経験から作り出され、そこに描かれる深みや親しみ、そしてどこか懐かしさのあるキャラクターたちの持つ表情や視線はとてもリアルで見るものを不思議な感覚にする。中でも鳥をテーマにすることが多く、彼によって描き出された鳥たちはまるで息吹を吹き込まれたかのような躍動感溢れるものである。そしてまた画材にはこだわらず、アクリル絵の具やペンキ、インク、シャーペンなど身近にある物を使ってあらゆるものに作品を描くといった彼のアートへの開拓はこれからも注目すべきところだ。

[HP] https://benhortonart.com/ [Instagram] @slaveskateboards



On the Edge of A Dream | Ellis Ericson

September 28 RVCA HQ hosted the premiere of Ellis Ericson & Andrew Kidman's surf film, On The Edge of A Dream. Ellis & Kidman have kicked off a USA premiere tour to celebrate the release of their new film. The project

For the past five years, Ellis Ericson and Andrew Kidman have been working with George Greenough on the modern evolution of his Edge Board design.

Ericson and Kidman are both shapers; the book and film chart their journey as they work with Greenough to personalise their own equipment with a design George have been toying around with since the late ‘60s.

Shot in Australia on the North Coast of New South Wales it features the original venues Lennox Head and Angourie where Greenough’s innovative Edge designs were tested in the early ‘70s.


Kevin "Spanky" Long | The Nine Club

Our favourite skateboarding podcast, The Nine Club has longtime RVCA Advocate, Kevin “Spanky” Long on their show. Kevin has been a legendary and storied career in skateboarding for more than 20 years, including being pro for Baker Skateboards for more than a decade. Chris Roberts, Rog, and Kelly dive into Spanky's career and cover tons of awesome stories, ranging from hilarious hijinx to an absolutely terrifying lifethreating experience. Click here to listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts or your favourite Podcast app


Herbie & Dibi Fletcher + Barry McGee MCASB

Barry McGee's SB Mid Summer Intensive at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is winding down and the exhibition will end October 14. Professional surfer and RVCA Advocate Herbie Fletcher produced a short film looking back at the opening weekend. Barry & Herbie surf Rincon and give an inside look at this exhibtion.


Kelsey Brookes Exhibition | Fibonacci Waveforms and Capsid Symmetries

September 29th marked the opening reception of ANP artist Kelsey Brookes exhibition at Quint Gallery, titled "Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries" in San Diego, California. Kelsey Brookes has been making sculptures for most of 2018. "It's been an eye-opening experience and a mostly enjoyable process."The show's title (noted as a mouthful by the Kelsey) Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries" features vibrant, colourful sculptures made/painted using mathematics and science. Inspired by the Italian mathematician, Fibonacci , considered to be "the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages". Fibonacci is most notable for creating the Fibonacci Sequence. "The order goes as follows: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 and on to infinity. Each number is the sum of the previous two. This series of numbers is known as the Fibonacci numbers or the Fibonacci sequence. The ratio between the numbers (1.618034) is frequently called the golden ratio or golden number." - How Stuff Works

"The famous Fibonacci sequence has captivated mathematicians, artists (like Kelsey Brookes), designers, and scientists for centuries. Also known as the Golden Ratio, its ubiquity and astounding functionality in nature suggest its importance as a fundamental characteristic of the Universe." - Gizmodo

If you're not familiar with Kelsey Brookes, his art and the Artist Network Program, check out his bio and more here.

More about this exhibition from the artist himself, "Viruses can be organized using many different features, for my upcoming show at Quint Gallery. I am focusing in on a broad morphological classification system usgin capsid symmetry as a starting point to create these paintings/scupltures. My past career as a microbiologist really coming in handy a decade later. You really never know here life will take you, do you?"

To celebrate the opening reception of Kelsey's exhibition, we've released a new RVCA Platform t-shirt (image below)


Moments At Home | Charles Collet

Having spent 20 years skateboarding, a decade of which included pro status, CharlesCollet recently found himself questioning the next steps in his career. Having always shown a keen passion for woodworking, Charles spent the last year studying the art of marquetry in his hometown of Grenoble. Having moved west to Bordeaux upon graduating, we caught up with Charles in his humble new abode to discuss life, skateboarding and his new found love for craftsmanship.

Credits:

Filmed & edited by Robin Pailler

Music:Charles Collet


Zoe McDougall | Surf

Witness Advocate Zoe McDougall rip at home in a dreamy state on the North Shore of Oahu in a new short film by Cory Gehr.

Music Hey Kids by Molina

Videographers:

- Cory Gehr
- Chad Christensen
- Zac Ramos
- Tyler Rock / Freesurf Magazine


Ryo Sejiri | Welcome to the Family

日本を代表するトップスケートボーダー瀬尻稜。現在21歳。5歳の時にスケートボードと出会い、11歳にしてAJSA (日本スケートボード協会) 年間チャンピオンを史上最年少で果たすと、3年連続 (2010~2012) で年間優勝を獲得。 その後、世界のコンテストと活躍の場を広げ、フランス、チェコ、カナダ、中国、そして昨年の日本と、世界各都市で開催された世界大会で5度の優勝経験を持 つ。ELEMENTを始め、Red Bull、OAKLEY、EMERICA等のトップブランドからサポートを受け、これまでの自身のパート映像作品に、THOMAS FILM『MONSTER CRUISE』(2015)、ELEMENT『NEW WORLD ELEMENT』(2016)、ELEMENT『FAR EAST FLOW』(2018) をリリースし、大きな注目を集めている。2018年秋、新たにRVCAよりアパレルのサポートが決定した。


RVCA SPORT | NYC

Last month RVCA took over New York City with a series of events centred around RVCA NYC and the Now & Then: Beautiful Losers Exhibition. Our VA Sport Advocates represented their pillar of the brand and hosted our RVCA Family & Friends with many private + public events at local New York establishments including Overthrow Boxing Club, The Dogpound Gym, Superare Fight Club and Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We're thankful to be invited into these communities in New York and to have the opportunity to have hosted the following events:

Overthrow Boxing Club workout with their founders Joey Goodwin + Alicia Napolean and VA Advocate Jason Parillo

The Art of Breath coursework with Brian McKenzie at Dogpound Gym

Superare Fightshop in Lower East Side, NY autograph signing with BJ Penn

Mendes Bros + BJ Penn BJJ seminar at Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


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