You would never guess from Hula's teenage affinity for tagging abandoned couches in his hometown on Oahu, Hawaii that he would someday become the thriving Brooklyn-based visual artist that he is today. With a background in fine art, twenty-six year old Hula has returned to his street art roots in his latest series of murals that draw on inspiration from the ocean and the island culture of which he grew up. Using unexpected mediums like abandoned urban walls and broken surfboards, Hula’s murals are truly bringing the sea to street.
We are very excited about our buddy Hula’s incredible work and will be updating his profile with upcoming shows and new projects.
Check out his latest work at:
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Apostrophe is a Brooklyn based art gallery and performance space that unifies an emerging generation of artists and musicians searching for Nirvana, nevermind…
Founded by brothers Sei and Ki Smith, in the fall of 2012, Apostrophe is an energy that often takes form in the shape of art openings and musical performances. This energy is also known to pulsate through the subwoofers at underground dance parties! It is most commonly found in the hearts and minds of the youth and the deranged, and in utero.
Apostrophe’s Subway Show on June 19th 2015, was a group art show held on the Kosciusko J train platform in Bushwick. The show featured 8 artists working on the same sized canvas with the same color restrictions (black & white plus one color of the artist’s choice).
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Raised on surf/skate art and comics, and influenced by the likes of Jim Phillips and Todd Mcfarlane, Steiner began spray painting walls during middle school in the 90's. After traveling and formal art training he returned to his street art roots.
All over Bushwick, his three-eyed creatures can be spotted and range from bears to tigers to mutant blobs, all which are brightly painted with toxic smoke patterned backgrounds. Reminiscent of the Toxic Avenger they show mans effect on nature and its manipulation of the environment.
After 7 years in Brooklyn, he now resides Echo Park, LA but still comes back to paint from time to time and has upcoming projects in New Zealand. As Steiner is also a part of Secret Handshake screen printing shop in Bushwick, you can grab some of his killer designs here at this website:
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Photo taken by Jacqueline Hadel
David Murphy started shaping surfboards made entirely from wood in 2006. What started as a hobby quickly progressed into a full time job and company, Imaginary Surf Co. was born. The boards are super durable, unique and completely eco friendly as even the wood scraps are composted in local NYC gardens. Sourcing reclaimed redwood and cedar from NYC water towers and paulownia grown on the eastern seaboard, David shapes each board by hand in his Bedstuy studio. You can check out his innovative boards on display at Patagonia Surf Bowery, Lost Weekend in the LES, and grab one online at:
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While watching these guys rock out a sweaty second floor warehouse at midnight, you can’t help think of sun drenched days spent out at Rockaway Beach. Wild Yaks have been putting out surf-tinged rock from Brooklyn since 2009. At high energy shows where dancing and singing are as contagious as the good vibes flowing through the room, members Robert Bryn, Martin Cartagena, Jose Aybar tear up the stage with an unrestrained fury. Balancing gritty chords with ultra clean guitar solos and sing-along chorus’ that make every song your new summer jam.
If you haven’t already, check out their album A Million Years, a classic that is always in rotation on our playlist here at Sky High.
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