Street Artist turned Fine Artist Greg Mike will be painting and curating a visual arts installation at the Counterpoint Music Festival. Greg Mike who is the owner of ABV, Atlanta's contemporary art gallery and creative agency that focuses on street art and pop surrealism will be bringing 10 artists together to paint a installations covering over 1600 sq. ft wall space located on the festival grounds over the 3 day period. Check out all the artists who will be performing live below.
Aaron is a full-time artist living in Augusta / Atlanta GA, where he creates nightmarish and mostly fun art which can be seen on clothing and prints for his brand, CAVITYCOLORS.
A self taught artist, he began his career officially as a full-time artist in 2003, designing merchandise for local bands, but he soon began working on art for national acts and major companies such as Warner Bros and Century Media Records. Drawing and doodling since he could hold a pencil, Aaron is Inspired by horror movie monsters, pop culture and the weirdness surrounding us. He spends his time creating things that exist in an alternate reality where the grotesque and bizarre aren't ashamed to flourish.Website
A native of Atlanta, Brandon Sadler's unique approach illustration and calligraphy has garnered the attention of galleries and media alike culminating in an ever-growing body of work and a place in the contemporary collection of the High Museum. His recent solo exhibitions have brought him praise as one of Atlanta's most prolific artists.
Sadler's aesthetic interests have been informed by his involvement in the American graffiti and street art sub-cultures, which formed the beginnings of his artistic process. The influences of Japanese Ukiyo-e, calligraphy, and other Asian art forms have impacted his aesthetic interests and greatly influenced his unique artistic style. This artistic inquiry has led to the creation of a body of work exhibited in galleries and the public arena, that merges East and West fluidly. Often, the resulting imagery speaks to a universal human condition through a narrative style encrypted with symbolism, text, and decorative elements. By exploring broad themes relating to current societal conditions, I expose man's battle with himself, society, and nature. Sadler's transformation of these cultures illustrates perfectly, the universality of art and its ability to activate the individual and the community. Brandon has shown this to be true with his involvement in public mural projects, arts education, and community outreach.Website
Born and raised in Connecticut, childhood trips to NYC in the mid-'80s exposed Greg Mike to the creative potential of reinventing public spaces through art and design. Always obsessed with the boundless energy and crisp line work of iconic American mid-century cartoons, by his early teens Greg began using the walls of his native state to fuse these two passions together. Mixing the take-no-prisoners bombast of classic NYC street art with the eagle-eyed precision of mass market illustration and animation has been his goal from the beginning. Further inspired by his deep involvement with skate culture and his intersections with the fashion world, he has become known for pieces that incorporate vivid explosions of incandescent color filtered through a Surrealist Pop Art perspective. Populated by gleefully twisted characters, his world is unsettling, mischievous and uniquely captivating.
Greg's first solo collection, "Popstars and Cokeheads," was exhibited in Atlanta, Miami, and San Francisco. Met with rave reviews, the success of "Popstars and Cokeheads" has stoked anticipation for his new solo pieces and collaborations coming in 2012. Still riffing on his established cartoonish elements, his newest work incorporates geometric patterns, shapes and mixed textures. His recent mural in Miami's Wynwood Arts District hints at his evolving aesthetic.
Currently based in Atlanta, GA, Greg is the founder and creative director of ABV, a multi-platform studio specializing in branding, apparel design and visual production. A hub for Atlanta innovators, ABV also functions as a gallery exhibiting artists from around the world, highlighting emerging talents alongside globally recognized names.Website
LAmour Supreme is an artist from Bronx, New York who has a background is architectural design.
He has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, powerful installations and a prolific commercial career in design for companies like Mishka, Nike, G-Shock, and Scion. Influences range from street cultures of New York City, hip hop, hardcore and punk music all the way to 80's and 90's pop culture. He has travelled the world showcasing his work and live painting in places like Tokyo, Stockholm, Berlin and cities across the US. His background in architectural design has given him the ability to conceive his art in 3D not limited to 2D design. He has designed products ranging from custom furniture, jewelry, cars and footwear. Lamour Supreme would like to keep pushing the boundaries of how ordinary objects are perceived and always blending aesthetic form with function.Website
PLF is a freelance artist working and living in Atlanta. With a background in graffiti and street art, he worked as a school teacher for several years after college before deciding to pursue a career in art. He is known for both large scale murals and smaller acrylic paintings. His distinct style is influenced by graffiti lettering, indigenous art forms, tattoos, contemporary graphic design and urban landscapes. PLF has become one of Atlanta's most identifiable artists and he hopes to continue to play a role in the growing Atlanta art scene.Website
Sam Parker was born in 1975 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he spent his formative years learning to draw and paint. He began doing street art in the mind 1980s and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1995 where he began tattooing professional, a career that has continued to this current day. He finished his undergraduate degree in 2004 at Kennesaw State University with a BFA in drawing and painting. He received his MFA in drawing and painting from Georgia State University in May 2012. He continues to work in his Atlanta studio, exhibiting his drawings, painting and sculptures regularly.Website
Skinner is a self-taught artist from Sacramento, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, mighty powerful wall to wall installations and a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80's pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence dungeons and dragons and the heavy metal gods, Skinner's mind is one full of mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. His work has been shown all over the Universe at places like the museum of graphic design in Breta, Netherlands, Japan, Illustrative festival in Berlin, Germany, France and the states from LA to New York and in between..recently participating in the epic suggestivism show at the Grand Central Arts Center. His most recent solo exhibit entitled The Fear You May Know reigned at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco in the summer of 2010. Skinner's work has made known in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose and Beautiful/Decay.Website
Despite being born in the farmlands of the South and raised by the grace of a landscape painter, Trey Moseley still manages to breathe a bit of disorder into all that surounds him. With a beginning as a touring photographer documenting the world of chaos, punk and hardcore music, Trey quickly became fascinated by the surreal. He developed a penchant for exaggerating and distorting the world around him. Fueled by the relentless nature of the human condition and his desire to portray it from his own perspective, he quickly traded in his lens for a paint brush. Trey now lives and creates in Atlanta Georgia.Website
Will Mitchell was born in Austin, Texas in 1986. Mitchell did graffiti until his nation called. He enlisted in the ranks of the U.S. Coast Guard so that he could serve his country without hurting anyone and still join the fight to save lives and danger. After 5 years, his ship was covered in his work and he was a decorated Photo Journalist and Veteran. He makes personal art that consists of various mediums, with an underlying style that haunts each piece. Professionally he works as a sign painter and muralist for hire. He is classically trained in illustration and sculpture and gets most of his expertise in research and practice. Currently he resides in the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta and paints signs and murals, with the intention of giving clients an art that they can participate in, and enjoy.Website
Wolfdog was born and raised by a pack of wild wolves in the deep forests of Madison, Wisconsin. After a 4 year trek south, Wolfdog ended up settling in the Old Fourth Ward district of Atlanta, GA. With a expertise in all art forms visual, Wolfdog spends his time creating new works that push the boundaries of all things creative. From Graphic Design to Fine Art, Wolfdog has worked with over 200+ brands on various projects. When he's not in the cave, Wolfdog lends his creative claws to ABV's design studio or heads out to collect new tattoos.
Spectacle of Collectiveness
Brooklyn based VFX and projection studio, VolvoxLabs will build an immersive environment by creating a 450 sq. feet, 270-degree rear projection system set against the vibrant backdrop of an architectural pavilion to showcase collectiveness and individuality. Art, nature and technology are combined together where singular becomes a collective concept. Custom-created visuals illuminate the three-wall projection at dawn, unleashing organic creatures of the unknown and time travels to places we've only dreamed about. This spectacle of collectiveness serves as a metaphoric tribute to the fundamental existence of life.
CUBE is an interactive light installation created by experiential artist and motion designer, Pablo Gnecco. The installation will be an ethereal light show after sunset each night. The audience is invited to immerse themselves within the installation and create their own patterns. Their bodies will become part of the digital system as they step infront of the infrared cameras with the live feed being projected back into the installation.Website
GEO GARDEN is an installation and lighting showcase created by Mueller Design Lab, in collaboration with Facecandi Lighting Productions. The installation is comprised 500 various cube forms that appear to have risen from the ground, all while pushing grass sections skyward. At night the random geometric forms will glow with palettes of light as festival goers interact within and around the space.