Tattoos now have mass appeal, but beyond the mainstream, a new tattoo underground has developed. It is as innovative, diverse, inspiring, and controversial as the motifs it creates. Forever is a stunning documentation of this dynamic current scene.
New work updates from Toko, and it seems there is a lot more to come. Established in 2002 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2006, permanently operating out of Sydney, Australia, Toko’s creative output can be appreciated through an extensive portfolio of work realized for both national and international clients in a diverse range of fields.
New film from Kai Neville coming soon.
Issue 11 of Elephant Magazine is out now – Another restless issue moving from the uses of bad painting as a conceptual tool to the complete mastery of the medium, witnessed in the twilit studio of Michaël Borremans. We see the threads of Chiharu Shiota’s highly evocative and emotional installations, plus the thousands of knots that form Jacob Hashimoto’s vast flying kites. Meanwhile, we study the aesthetics of video-art through works of William Lamson, Oliver Michaels and Alexandra Hughes (to name a few). Travel in time and space, from Penelope Slinger’s adventures in the swinging London of the 1960s, to the impact of 9/11 in post-Soviet Russia as anatomized by the work of cult figure Pavel Pepperstein. Finally, we offer a luminous snapshot of recession-hit Barcelona as an art city today (through works and words of visual artists like Javier Pérez, Samuel Salcedo, Martí Guixé and Alex Trochut.)