Artist Interview :: GOMER

INTERVIEW WITH :: GOMER INTERVIEWD BY :: ZUZU GOMER is the man with the plan when it comes to the graffiti and street art scene in Austin, Texas. GOMER shares his journey and perspective beginning from the 80’s and onward.  SprATX  :: What’s your name, what you write, what kind of art you create, and when did you start? Gomer :: I write Gomer. I create all kinds of art, I always have. I went to art school for about nine years. For better or for worse, I was able to get my hands into a little bit of everything during that time. The one thing […]

Bradford Maxfield :: The Spirit of Austin

Bradford Maxfield, a “conceptual artist, a multi-dimensional thinker, and an all-around fun-loving, pretty rad-ass dude. A continual learner—always striving to evolve, take risks, and try new things.”  Originally from El Paso, he states, his “heart lies in Austin. El Paso is a little piece of paradise I call my second home. ‘The armpit of Texas,’ as some refer to it, wasn’t such a bad place to grow up and is actually an incredible place for like-minded individuals interested in pursuing art. The sleepy west Texas town spawns creativity like no other and has been an inspiration for many movies, books, and songs, including […]

Pow! Wow! Worcester International Mural Festival

Renowned artists from all corners of the world gathered in Worcester, MA for 10 days with the shared purpose of beautifying the local landscape. These artist took there talents to the walls of Worcester in magnificent feats of passion and creativity, covering walls so big it’s hard to imagine them being covered in paint until you see it with your own eyes. All this was made possible because of POW! WOW! Worldwide, the Worcester Festival Committee, Action! Worcester and their teams of volunteers and various sponsors. SprATX was proud to be one of the sponsors of the first ever POW! WOW! Worcester. POW! WOW! […]

2016 X Games Mural House

  X Games reached out to SprATX earlier this year in hopes of working together to custom build an interactive activation for the 2016 X Games in Austin. Over the course of one week SprATX fabricated a two-story mural house exhibiting 11 local and 3 visiting international artists. Much of the house was painted prior the games, while the large-scale outer walls were painted live throughout the weekend of the event. The structure was a main attraction during X Games, allowing guests to walk through and experience the mural house first-hand, take photos, interact with artists, and grab some shade from the Texas sun. The spectacle of […]

Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley Mural Festival and Las Vegas Adventures

Written by: Molly Maroney SprATX was proud to co-sponsor and attend Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley, (Festival Dates: August 6 -14, 2016) seeing first hand various artists from around the world adorning public spaces with contemporary murals. Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation (MOAH) director, Andi Campognone, welcomed everyone with open arms, hosting gatherings and a block party for everyone to get to know each other. Taking place in conjunction with Pow! Wow! was The New Vanguard, an exhibit at the MOAH curated by Andrew Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery. Featuring works by more than 55 artists from the New […]

Artist Feature :: Brendan the Blob

Written by: Jeffrey From Wobble, Wobble, Wobble. You’re staring at a BRENDAN THE BLOB mural and you can’t quite tell what you’re looking at, but you like it. The work is by Oakland based artist, Brendan Monroe, who is known for his wobbly, abstract landscapes and the fungusy creatures that inhabit them. Born in Santa Monica, and graduating with a BFA honours from the Art Center College of Design, Brendan has worked since adolescence to become internationally renowned. He started off tagging under bridges and drawing zines inspired by the colorful work of artists like Souther Salazar , The Clayton Brothers, and Takashi Murakami, selling […]

SUMMER KICK OFF BASH PARTY

Written by: Jeffrey From It’s hot. You’re in your business casual. You’re not eating a snowcone, drinking free whiskey and listening to music…Let us help you change all of those parts of your life. Come through to our SUMMER KICK OFF BASH this Friday (6/10) from 6pm-10pm to celebrate our new line of apparel, eat free snowcones, sip on some Jameson and dance your friggin’ face off. We’ve stepped it up on all fronts: the new swag is custom embroidered with the SprATX crown, soft as hell, and light enough to actually wear in our hot mouth of a city. […]

Artist Interview :: Mila Sketch

INTERVIEW WITH MILA SKETCH  Written BY GRACE SNIVELY   Last week’s show, The Rover’s Map, was a solo exhibition by local artist Mila Sketch. Born in Russia, Mila developed a love for drawing at a very young age, receiving her first art award at nine years old. After completing art school she went on to experiment with various media projects, ultimately leading to the development of multiple art techniques. Since then her career has greatly progressed, as she is now exhibited worldwide, including in our very own SprATX gallery. The Rover’s Map gave local Austinites a chance to see Mila’s remarkable talent up […]

Artist Interview :: Tony “Anti” Diaz

INTERVIEW WITH :: TONY DIAZ, OWNER OF INDUSTRY PRINT SHOP  INTERVIEWED BY :: ZUZU Tony Diaz was born in January 1980 in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in love with music and fed his obsession with lessons, playing in bands, and listening to records. As he grew older he started to participate in the punk rock scene, enjoying the D.I.Y. aesthetic and the attitude. This new perspective fueled his creative drive leading to his move to Austin, TX, and forming a record label that he would ultimately use to begin his visual art career. The label required design work, and Tony drew on his past making cut […]

Aritst Interview :: Nathan “Sloke” Nordstrom

Interview with NATHAN “SLOKE” NORDSTROM  Interviewed by ZUZU  Tonight’s show, From the Ground Up is an incredibly special gallery showing at SprATX. We’ve partnered with local legend, Sloke One, to bring to life a photographic timeline of the Austin graffiti scene from the 1980’s until today. In honor of this exhibition, we took time to ask Sloke some important questions to get a deeper insight into the history. SprATX :: When did first you start creating art and how did you get into it? Sloke :: I started drawing as a child. I come from a long line of artists in my family. I first started drawing […]