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Abundantly creative is perhaps the best way to describe Vhils, a young Portuguese artist who constantly innovates with new techniques and approaches to his art.I've long been a supporter of his work - and was lucky enough to be able to invite him Cans Festival...

Thanks to Terence Jones exhibitions officer at Leeds College of Art for organising a show of Choque Cultural prints at the college. He sent me a few snaps of the prints in situ and they look great...

Two artists who have consistently excited me over the years are Nunca and Blu. Nunca was one of the artists we featured in Graffiti Brasil and while we were working on the book (in 2004) both myself, Caleb and Lost Art thought him the artist...

This post comes a little late - Hugo Kaagman's book Stencil King was published in November 2009 by Lebowski Publishers. I was honoured to be asked to write the introduction to it. I first got to know Kaagman's work on an art college trip to Amsterdam...

Both Sam3 and Ericailcane have recently completed some brilliant stop motion animations.The first Nadadores a ceramic animation by Sam3/2010, is an earth poem filmed in Murcia's outskirts.It is the first time I've ever seen an artist animating ceramics! To do this he had to...

Having become interested in Chicha posters recently I stumbled across a Peruvian Street artist called Faber who uses these posters as a backdrop to his work.A great use of found surfaces and colour contrasts for this emotive subject....

The most wonderful artist's book of last year has to be Ericailcane's Potente di Fuoco. The idea is so simple but just brilliant. Twenty years after he had drawn them Ericailcane's parents showed him his first drawings featuring both creatures from this earth and fantastic...

Sam3's new stop motion is a triumph of low-fi. One of those films you wished you had made yourself - but of course you didn't so hats off to Sam.I'm huge fan of all of  Sam3's work - he has a great commitment to his...

Although Choque Cultural's new 'Acervo' space has been open for a while. Baixo Ribeiro, the gallery director has posted a film giving us a flying visit around the space and the show at MASP. The new space, not too far from the old one which...

This month's Creative Review Magazine (Jaunary 2010) features an article about the Chica poster culture of Peru. These posters are screenprinted with fluorescent colours typically with a strong black background. The designs are drafted by hand and with extraordinary skill, each layer of colour is...