Teleport Hotel presents: The Street Art event participants!
Just a little less than two weeks before the kick-off of the first Teleport Street Art event in Amsterdam. Two days of creativity, graffiti workshops, live DJ, free mojito’s and some of Amsterdams most talented street artists decorating our hotel rooms with beautiful pieces. You might be wondering who those artists are? What characterizes their unique styles? What does their actual work look like? For those who can’t wait for the event and want to know all about our participating artists here is a small round up with cool info and pictures! But before we start introducing them, we would like to share a bit more about the two organisations that we have been teaming up with to make this event happen.
Amsterdam Street Art
One of the features that unites most of the artists that will be sharing their new pieces with Teleport guests is them being part of the Amsterdam Street Art organisation. ASA’s primary goal is to promote street art and to provide a platform for talented artists. Today ASA represents over 400 artists and helps them to connect to the right projects and art collectors. They have also built a huge online fan base and reaching over 1.2 million people every week through their social media channels when showcasing the latest and most inspiring street art.
Another organisation that is closely connected to the event is AllTourNative. For almost a year we have already been working together by offering free bike tours every day to our guests and educating them about street art in Amsterdam. During the event we will have extra tours throughout the day. The AllTourNative tour guides are very passionate about street art and know exactly where to find the best hidden pieces in the city. Some of the guides are street artists themselves and we are proud to have Alexxx participating in our event!
During the event we will have 9 artists decorating our rooms and the amazing part is that we will be able to watch them up close when they are working on their latest creations.
The creative mind of SjemBakkus expresses itself with so many little details in his artwork that they compile an extraordinary and recognizable style. His art is witty, playful and complex, making you think outside the box and get a different perspective. SjemBakkus dares you to question reality and invites for a dive into the imaginary world of fantasy. His open-minded spirit helped SjemBakkus to stand out with his graffiti at Miami Art Basel and Exhibition Go Gallery. Let’s see what nice details he will bring to the walls of Teleport Hotel next week.
What started with the first graffiti written word “BASIC” turned into brave and colorful style of SKET185. He skillfully combines old school with new school, contrasts bright characters with profound shading, thick lines with fine shapes. SKET185 collaborated with Amsterdam Street Art when opening a pop-up shop uniting a large community of artists. His cartoony characters make the walls of Amsterdam alive, so what would he do to the walls of Teleport.
This artist from Amsterdam started doing graffiti in 1996. IVES.one is also co-founder and creative director of the ASA organisation. IVES.one started to showcase his work in 2000 during “GRAFFITI OF THE WALL” in Almere. From 2005 he started to combine freehand skills with stencils and ever since has exhibited all around the world with his work.
DOTSY has a very unique style and is recognized easily throughout the city. It is no surprise that the colorful work of this artists is characterized by a cartoony style, lots of robots, pipes, machinery, dots and cactus spines. This work is something you have to see for yourself to be able fully understand the above description!
Hero is a very colorful character from Amsterdam that got into street art not that long ago but also an artists that gained a lot of fame in a very short time. Together with Ottograph they colored the tiles of Wijdesteeg in the center of Amsterdam conquering the hearts of both tourists and locals with their joyful work. Hero is also famous for his puzzle stencils that despite the lost alley of Wijdesteeg luckily still can be found throughout the city of Amsterdam. During the last month Hero has been working on the pavement in front of Teleport that should be finished by the start of the event!
When it comes to combination of illustrations, photography, street culture and scanned images-Beazarility has mastered his technique and presents stunning pieces to the public. He’s the one who designed the Gay Pride Boat for the municipality of Amsterdam, had his art on display in the galleries of Hollywood and Stedelijk Museum. Lots of Beazarility’s pieces are devoted to Amsterdam, which is also reflected by his two clothing brands. Teleport guests can expect a mix of stencils, Amsterdam symbols and creativity next week from this talented artist.
Franki5 Fingers has been connected with Teleport Hotels since the very beginning and responsible for all the beautiful artwork in the hotel so far. Franki5 Fingers had the honor of decorating the first wall in one of our rooms! For those who got curious about our lovely home artist must see his introduction video on our Facebook page!
Work from PRESSONE is very easy to recognize as well. His characteristic cartoony figure with big eyes and a stitched mouth can be found all over the city on walls, doors, signs, containers and on construction sites. PRESSONE not only works with graffiti but does a lot of stickers with the same signature cartoony figure as well.
Alexxx is more of a graffiti historian than anything else. As such, he has documented the ‘artification’ of the culture for the University of Amsterdam, organized projects with the EU on how to use spraycan art to help young refugees with integration, and managed several big urban art projects. Furthermore, he has given countless urban art tours for Alltournative Amsterdam – the number one tour company in the world! As a graffiti art historian, most of his work from his ‘field experience’ days are out there for you to stumble upon, but as an recognized artist, he has painted for the Canvas Hotel, Magneet Festival, Urban Heartbeats, and more. He fuses traditional graffiti funk with the iconic imagery from our postmodern times. Alexxx will paint a triple threat of funky T’s for the Teleport Hotel on Sunday November 27th.
For those who got excited, want to participate in the workshop and watch all our artists while working on their room pieces shouldn’t hesitate any longer and sign up on our Facebook page! We can’t wait till the 27th and 28th of November, can you? :)
Photo credits: globalstreetart.com and amsterdamstreetart.com
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