All Fresco: Artists 2015

Artists 2015

Askew One

Askew 1

Askew One is considered to be one of the leading figures of graffiti and urban contemporary art from the region of Oceania. His art work is the product of his innovative process, which uses his skills in photography, graphic design, graffiti and traditional painting. It is important for Askew to bring to the forefront, the economic and environmental issues that are currently in place amongst the smaller Pacific nations of Oceania. Askew One is painting Mercury Lane carpark wall facing Canada Street and motorway.

Berst

Berst

Berst is a 29 year old male graffiti artist. His work explores the abstraction of letter shapes through colour and large scale painting but he also creates illustrative works influenced by Maori mythology. As well as his art practice he also holds a Masters in Education and currently studying his PhD in Education at the University of Auckland. Berst is painting 30 Upper Queen Street, cycleway wall by bridge.

Cinzah ‘Seekayem’ Merkens

Cinzah

Cinzah ‘Seekayem’ Merkens is a New Zealand based multidisciplinary artist. He paints from and for his environment, with a strong sense of colour, movement and balance. Exploring themes such as the interrelationship between man and nature, duality, mythology and story telling. Cinzah has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand and Australia, also showing work in group shows, festivals and mural productions in Mexico, North America, Japan, and South East Asia."Cinzah ‘Seekayem’ Merkens painting at Ponsonby Road, Watercare wall near Mobil gas station.

Erin Forsyth

Erin Forsyth

Has produced 10 solo and been in numerous group exhibitions. Her candidly dark illustrations have featured in local and international publications such as King Brown, Lurve, Pulp, Yen & Black magazines. Erin Forsyth painting at 179 K Road, St Kevin’s Arcade stairwell.

Gasp

Gasp

As a kid I was interested in drawing. Later in my rebellious years I was taken by the graffiti art culture and became immersed in it. Through meeting and painting with other artists I’ve gained more knowledge and understanding. Gasp painting at 179 K Road, St Kevin’s Arcade stairwell

Haunt One

Haunt One

Haunt One’s formative years were spent in a converted warehouse on K rd with a prime view of the vegas girl. He has spent the last 10 years honing his graffiti and fine art skills in the streets, studios and flats around the K Rd, Grey Lynn and Ponsonby region.His landscape work has been described as somewhere to lose yourself in, and collectors have been known to find new elements in his paintings that they did not know existed, even after owning works for several years. Painting at Poynton Terrace, church wall facing Myers Park.

Jeremy Shirley

Jeremy Shirley

As well as working as a full time artist completing numerous commissions over the last 20 years including a sculptural installation at the Waikato University Jeremy has worked in various creative roles including art tutor for The Department of Corrections and team leader for the Exhibition team at the Waikato Museum. He has always enjoyed paint applied by various means and painting large scale outdoors for the physicality and the transformational aspect. "Jeremy Shirley painting at Poynton Terrace, side rear of La Gonda building (203 K Road).

Jon Drypnz

Jon Drypnz

Since 2005 Jon Drypnz’s practice has had a focus on exterior wall painting. Drypnz currently conducts himself in a multidisciplinary manner, with a focus on painting; ‘My surroundings influence my exploration of surface and medium. It is a culmination and acceptance of each aspect of my past and understanding of my present surroundings that help define the current direction of my work.’ Jon Drypnz is painting 373 K Road, back of Rising Sun facing motorway.

Owen Dippie

Owen Dippie

Owen Dippie is and internationally recognised artist exploring the universal language of art. "Owen Dippie painting at 30 Upper Queen Street, cycleway wall by bridge

Tanja Jade

Tanja Jade - Bronze

Her formative years were spent drawing crocodlies and avoiding giant falling mangoes and committing her daydreams and nightmares to paper. Her most recent works are in bronze and are located in Beresford Square and outside 234 K Road. Tanja Jade painting at 234 K Road, power box by Lim Chhour.

Trust Me

Trust Me

Street Art Festivals Curator of All Fresco and Graffiato and founding member of The Cut Collective: Ross Liew’s work covers many mediums, from graphics for NZ streetwear label Moneyshot, to exhibiting in New York City. Ross has recenlty been working in Hawaii. Trust Me painting at 179 K Road, St Kevin’s Arcade stairwell.

Xoe Hall

Xoe Hall

Artist of pop-surreal idols, drop outs and dreamers. Muralist of NZ walls and ‘Bus Stop Boutiques’. Customizer of second skins. Glitterist of everything. "Xoë Hall painting at 10 East Street, ADIO wall.

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