Peace Punk Artshow

White Lab

168 paseo de la Castellana,
Madrid, Spain

Friday, 10th of May

From 7 pm

RSVP

Free entry

Volcom presents Truly Peace Punk art show on May 10th in Madrid featuring the works of Elzo Durt, Mario Duplantier and Bill Noir. An evening with the European artists featured in the Spring 19 Volcom collection, live art from Bill Noir, live music from The Shrine, surprises, drinks and good times in the capital of Spain.

 

BILL NOIR

Collagist, pinhole photographer, silk-screen printer, Super 8 filmmaker, and some sort of an obsessive collector, Bill Noir explores and spreads his interest in the image via self-publishing within «mékanik copulaire». His collages are the results of wandering. The combination between research, salvage, the collection of singular images and books, and the time devoted to classification and clearing, the organized «disorder» which characterizes the space of creation. It is the attraction for the image as object which drives his desire to stick. 2Oth century’s printed surfaces, period noble scraps, are an endless source of wonder. A true cornucopia of textures, colors, hues and sizes, the images that populate these ancient books and magazines offer a generous palette to the composer of collages. Thus, it is by associating, combining, confronting images of various origins, that the meaning and the composition is responsible for making the gesture of the collage a brutal act, engaged, the scream that arises from the sleepy journals, the message underlying which travels through the collective unconscious.

Collagist, pinhole photographer, silk-screen printer, Super 8 filmmaker, and some sort of an obsessive collector, Bill Noir explores and spreads his interest in the image via self-publishing within «mékanik copulaire». His collages are the results of wandering. The combination between research, salvage, the collection of singular images and books, and the time devoted to classification and clearing, the organized «disorder» which characterizes the space of creation. It is the attraction for the image as object which drives his desire to stick. 2Oth century’s printed surfaces, period noble scraps, are an endless source of wonder. A true cornucopia of textures, colors, hues and sizes, the images that populate these ancient books and magazines offer a generous palette to the composer of collages. Thus, it is by associating, combining, confronting images of various origins, that the meaning and the composition is responsible for making the gesture of the collage a brutal act, engaged, the scream that arises from the sleepy journals, the message underlying which travels through the collective unconscious.

MARIO DUPLANTIER

Mario Duplantier was born in 1981 and grew up in a family where arts has always played a significant part. He has developed his drawing, painting and music skills in an environment of freedom and creativity. In 1996, Mario and his brother created the well-known metal band named Gojira. Traveling all around the world with Gojira he decided to transform each trip into a real painting and drawing session. The artistic raw material that came out of these trips became very crucial to him, that’s why it has turned into a daily activity. Unconsciously, Mario creates random surrealistic paintings made of hybrid characters, strange animals that tell stories that are sometimes surreal but can also be scary and heart shaking. Glycerol, Chinese ink, garbage and old paintings are his favorite tools to freely express his apparently naive allegories of the contemporary world.

Mario Duplantier was born in 1981 and grew up in a family where arts has always played a significant part. He has developed his drawing, painting and music skills in an environment of freedom and creativity. In 1996, Mario and his brother created the well-known metal band named Gojira. Traveling all around the world with Gojira he decided to transform each trip into a real painting and drawing session. The artistic raw material that came out of these trips became very crucial to him, that’s why it has turned into a daily activity. Unconsciously, Mario creates random surrealistic paintings made of hybrid characters, strange animals that tell stories that are sometimes surreal but can also be scary and heart shaking. Glycerol, Chinese ink, garbage and old paintings are his favorite tools to freely express his apparently naive allegories of the contemporary world.

Elzo Durt

 

Elzo Durt was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1980. After his skate and punk fed teenage years, he graduated in 2003 in graphic design from the ERG – School of Graphic Research in Brussels – and began to flood Belgium with psychedelic and punkoids images. He opened his own gallery – Plin Tub’ – in Brussels in 2004, as well as his publishing company. It was also at that time that he managed Recyclart’s graphic communication, the center of Brussels’ underground culture. He then became artistic director of Voxer magazine until 2006. Little by little, he defined his own path, creating album covers and posters for many bands and labels – Thee Oh Sees, Frustration, La Femme, Le Prince Harry, Magnetix, Jack of Heart, just to name a few –. The happily morbid universe of Elzo is now available on magazine covers, festival posters, album covers, but also in newspapers like Le Monde. With his silkscreen printed works, he traveled all over Europe, even crossing the Atlantic to exhibit in the United States. Jack of all trades, Elzo and his parisian mate Froos, launched their own label, Teenage Menopause Records, back in 2011. They released the records of, among others, JC Satan, Scorpion Violente or Prince Harry. The perfect opportunity for him to practice his favorite activities: album covers, but also organizing gigs and of course, party hard.