Arkitip, Inc., 5 March 2014, 11:01 AM
Thank you all for making it out to our latest HIGH MATH exhibition at Slow Culture Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
Aaron De La Cruz, Andre Razo, Aryo Toh Djojo, Atiba Jefferson, Aurélien Débat, Ben Sanders, Daniel Frost, Daniel Kent, Eric McHenry, Erin D Garcia, Giacomo Bagnara, Hassan Rahim, Jamal Gunn Becker, Jay Howell, Kevin Lyons, Kyle De Lotto, Maia Ruth Lee, Mark Whalen, Michael Leon, Peter Sutherland, Stacey Rozich, Ted Parker, Todd St. John.
The exhibition is on view until 28 March 2014.
Gallery hours Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 6:00PM PST.
Slow Culture Gallery
5906 N Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042 USA
Made possible with generous support from Altamont.
Arkitip, Inc., 23 July 2013, 11:48 AM
We are proud to announce our 59th printed issue edition around Jason Baffa’s new surf film titled; Bella Vita. The film chronicles surfer, environmentalist and artist, Chris Del Moro on a pilgrimage back to his homeland of Italy along with friends and fellow surfers, revealing all the beauty of the country and of life that they encounter on the way.
For the first time in our long publishing history, we are going to produce an issue edition to coincide with the release of a film. The Arkitip issue edition will celebrate the beauty of this film in print as well as revealing the back story of how it came about. Along with featuring some of Del Moro’s art, we will delve into behind the scenes photography in the making of the film to tell the story. To aid the telling of this story, visuals will include exclusive storyboards, sketches, unseen video stills, and essays by the creatives behind this unique production.
- Arkitip, Inc., 23 July 2013, 11:48 AM
Arkitip, Inc., 11 February 2014, 17:31 PM
It is both an unexpected, yet completely organic partnership. Birkenstock reflect the roots and quality that 55DSL prides itself in, while our support of emerging artists resonates with 55DLS’s commitment to helping upcoming talents have a loudspeaker for their art.
Andrea Rosso of 55DSL himself has deep admiration for Birkenstock, describing the brand as “iconic”.
“I’ve been wearing Birkenstock for years and have always admired their timeless styling and the high quality craftsmanship that is so evident in each pair. Bringing Arkitip into the fold was a natural choice, as I admire their support of young emerging artists. I look forward to seeing what the final result is!“
The video was shot during the process of painting the large scale mural, capturing the paint that was organically applied simultaneously to the Birkenstock sandals. Similar to what we do with the Chronicles, this video will give the viewer a closer look at the process, inspirations and direct provenance of the product created by the artist.
Aaron made the trip from the streets of San Francisco to the hills of northern Italy to hand paint a large scale mural at the 55DSL HQ in Breganze. The Birkenstocks were lined up underneath the 50ft artwork where during the process of painting, intentionally directed flecks and drips directly from the paintbrush customized each sandal with organic white patterns — ensuring that each pair produced is a one off part of this limited edition run. In his own words, De La Cruz describes the project as:
“…one big happy family affair to work with Arkitip, 55DSL and Birkenstock. This is a very exciting and inspirational challenge; I am excited to simultaneously create a mural while having the excess paint create a design of their own on the sandals.”
You can read an interview with Andrea Rosso & Aaron De La Cruz on Collaborating with Birkenstock and Arkitip.
The Aaron De La Cruz for 55DSL + Birkenstock Monterey Sandal will be accompanied by a sweatshirt and a tee shirt featuring black-on-black patterns mirroring the mural’s design.
We hope you appreciate the results, thank you for the support.
- Arkitip, Inc., 11 February 2014, 17:31 PM
Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 4 March 2014, 11:42 AM
One of my favorite ceramist Giovanni De Simone, born in 1930, opened his studio in Palermo, Sicily soon after the end of World War II. He had worked and studied for a while under the direction of Pablo Picasso and Picasso’s influence remained with him until he died in 1991.
The De Simone factory closed its doors for good in September of 2008. One of Giovanni’s daughters Susanna had created her own limited production studio some years earlier and it still continues to operate.
It is rumored that the company closed because of the USA ban on its importation due to a belief that its products contained lead and cadmium. The company had fought the Food and Drug Administration’s allegations for years but never were successful. Many of De Simone’s shipments to the USA were confiscated when they arrived via sea shipments.
- Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 4 March 2014, 11:42 AM