Komposition is a non-profit organization in Tokyo that provides legal walls for artists to paint. Below Bakibaki from Doppel is finishing his piece in Shibuya. They have walls all over. http://komposition.org/
For most people rain means a gloomy day. Here in Portland, rain is a fact of life. It makes us who we are. Puddletown is a group show featuring a bunch of really great artists giving their take on rain. Opens at Compound Gallery Thursday December 4 at 7pm.
I was born deep in the heartland of America. In Indiana that heart beats with corn and basketball, but mine did not. After a stellar career of attending punk shows and playing drums in instantly forgettable bands, I attended art school at Indiana University. I moved to Montana in order to live the utopian wilderness art dream, only to find my neighbor drunk as a skunk throwing rocks at my fence screaming that I was on his land. Then the clouds parted and Portland Oregon appeared. I love this city. Now I make art and curate art shows. I was previously the curator at Moshi Moshi gallery in Portland before becoming the curator at Compound Gallery.
My goal is simple. Seek out great art and let everyone know about it. Bring the artist and the art lover together. Allow the artist to grow and enjoy the rewards.