THE REDUX GRAPHIC SERIES
Episode 2 with 123klan's 20th anniversary. 123klan.com
A movie directed by Erwann Lameignère.
Image : Mathias Fennetaux and Erwann Lameignère.
Edit : Maxime Pozzi-Gracia.
Additionnal images : Billy Schon @freshpaintnyc.com and Akuma.
Music : A CITY GAME by Sayem, courtesy of Disque Primeur.
Production : Collectif Combo for REDUX. collectifcombo.com
Thanks to Xavier DeNauw, Jean-Noël Frézal, Scien, Klor, artists and friends. And Montana Colors montanacolors.com
Under the name and entity "123klan", Scien lives and works with Klor for twenty years as graffiti artists, graphic designers and creative conceptors. At this occasion, he made her a surprise birthday in Brooklyn inviting more than 30 artists from all over the world to paint not a wall, but almost a whole block.
This is the story of those two magical days.
Related interview of 123klan on paper in REDUX#40. redux.fr
THE REDUX GRAPHIC SERIES
2e épisode, avec les 20 ans d'123klan. 123klan.com
Sous le nom du collectif 123klan, Scien vit et travaille avec Klor depuis vingt ans en tant que graffeurs, graphistes et concepteurs créatifs. A cette occasion, il lui a organisé un anniversaire surprise à Brooklyn en invitant une trentaine de graffeurs du monde entier à peindre non pas un mur mais pratiquement un quartier entier.
Voici l'histoire de ces deux jours magiques.
Interview d'123klan publiée dans REDUX#40. redux.fr
NOUVELLE DÉCENNIE, NOUVELLE ADRESSE
Galerie d’art Yves Laroche représente l’avant-garde de l’art
contemporain dans le Vieux-Port de Montréal depuis maintenant plus de 19 ans. En concordance avec la sortie de notre calendrier 2010, nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer notre déménagement dans de nouveaux locaux, à partir du 1er mai de cette année.
POUR PLUS D’INFORMATION - YVESLAROCHE.COM
NEW DECADE, NEW LOCATION
Galerie d’art Yves Laroche has been representing avant-garde contemporary art in the Montreal Old Port for over 19 years. Along with the release of our 2010 calendar, we are happy to announce our move to a new gallery space, effective May 1st of this year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION – YVESLAROCHE.COM
Awhile back at our CO Exhibitions space we (both Permanent and Burlesque) had the chance to work with and exhibit Montreal-based graffiti and design duo, 123 Klan. This video recaps the exhibit and includes an interview on how the pair works, plays, and creates together as artists and as a couple.
Information on the past exhibit:
On November 19th Co Exhibitions in Minneapolis held the show Rien Comme Les Autres, featuring work from renowned Montreal graffiti and design collective, 123Klan. The duo exhibited recent art and design work as well as a large-scale mural within CO's 2600sq foot gallery space.
Originally from France, 123Klan is a graffiti collective founded in 1992 by husband and wife duo, Scien & Mrs Klor, alongside members Dean, Sper, Skam and Reso. Inspired by the works of Neville Brody in the mid '90s, the pair found creative ways to mix graffiti and graphic design to convey their personal style through digital media, using a Performa Mac. With what was a logical attempt to transmit their passion via new mediums, 123Klan gave birth to a brand new movement. The current format of 123Klan appeared in 2003 when founders Scien and Klor decided to create their own design studio in order to fulfill the requests of their many clients. In 2007, the studio opened its doors in Montreal.
The 123Klan team specializes in branding and in the creation of logos, character design, art direction, and new strategies, in addition to their first love: graffiti. At the same time, 123Klan launched their in-house brand BANDIT-1$M, which they use as their laboratory. Trends are created, tested and launched on the market in a matter of weeks, constantly updating their expertise on the street culture market.
123Klan's client roster includes: Adidas, Playstation, Microsoft, Sony, Coca Cola, Nike, Pepsi, Wired, ZooYork, Mini Cooper, Lamborghini, and many more.
About Co Exhibitions:
CO is a large scale exhibit space located in Northeast Minneapolis, owned and operated by Burlesque of North America and Permanent Art & Design Group. CO presents thematic multimedia exhibitions in collaboration with artists, designers, and curators. The space includes over 2000 sq. feet, 20+ ft. high walls, mobile walls, and suspendible ceilings. Other resources for exhibitions include screenprinting facilities, artist residencies, and media outreach campaigns.
The name CO was decided with our principles in mind. As a prefix, CO- modifies base words to mean together with or associated with. We approach projects in the same fashion—for each artist, designer, or curator who works with us, we are a resource for development, fabrication, and talent, a dedicated partner in executing their vision. For us, the excitement is in expanding exhibitions so they transform the gallery into an ambitious multimedia spectacle.
Fresque commanditée par Converse All Stars, réalisée par 123 Klan à Montréal, QC, le 15/09/2012 (Scien pose Mr Boom sur cette fresque)
Environ 12h de travail, plus de 5000 photos, 1 timelapse. Enjoy!
Mural done by 123 Klan in Montreal, QC, on 15/09/2012 for Converse All Stars. (note that Scien went for a Mr Boom on this one)
It took about 12h to get the job done, about 5000 pictures were taken for this timelpase. Enjoy!