Brick Art – live and direct / perspectives

Online tutorials and workshops

Unfortunately my full-time engagement in arts and education IRL has been hit by the shutdown, which is quite sad in many ways.

Now, after some time of thinking and tinkering, I started developing new ideas and concepts. Luckily a few of my project partners in the arts and education field gave me options to develop new formats. One first project is a short simple tutorial upon creating abstract, structural pictures with Brick Art. It has been broadcasted at facebook. Many thanks to the educational team of the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, Germany and their program CITY ATELIER (Studio) digital.

The tutorial will be in german.

Another one will be a webinar with a focus on interaction coming soon.


FUTURE VIEW and participation

Alongside these projects some ideas come to my mind, of how to proceed with my mission to spread creativity and teach individual artistic approaches.

Now I am considering to make more tutorials and to offer workshops with artistic approaches and encourage developing ones own ideas.

My thoughts lead me to consider platforms and content, as well as reaching the interested audience and what forms of support are legit. Actually I’m considering to use the patreon platform for this enterprise.

Now, if you have similar thoughts in this direction, I’d be happy to to be in touch with you, either directly by mail (info[at]cole-blaq[dot]com) or in the comments at the social media pages. This will help developing this idea and bringing it live.

If you want, you can also sign-in for a future mailing list with information regarding the project. Just send me a mail with the subject ‘Mailing list Brick Art’.

Thank you for your interest

-Cole

 

 

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El Groupo [the gathering]

Presenting a small series of spray can characters I built over the last few months.

They’re all in midi scale compared to the 1:1 Inside the Spraycan series. Further down you can find the single interpretations.

To celebrate the series and to share my art work as a hard copy I have released an edition of 20 of the Ethereal Being. Each piece comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.  One piece will be available for 100€. Your support will help me and my family in this uncertain lockdown situation. All planned creative workshops have been cancelled.

If you are interested shoot me a mail.

There is also a chance to get a piece for free, check my instagram account for details.

Ethereal Being

 Tales from the Crypt

Top Gear

Deity

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Metatrain

Meta is one of the rare Street Artists in my city who’s work is absolutely original. He inittiated a spontaneous project, after finding a book with pictures of trains in a pile of rubbish on the streets. He forwarded all of the countless fantastic images of real and model trains to many of his Graffiti and Street Art colleagues. I was lucky to be able to pick a train from the book and the SNCF Jouef BB 26000 locomotive immediately caught my attention with the vision of a brick-ified version. The project sat on my desk for about two years before recently I managed to make my version.

I concentrated on the basic shape, the color scheme and some distinct details. As just copying something in existence does not attract me, I decided to implement two twists. First of all I wanted to break the train while keeping the shape. Secondary I included my alias into the sides of the trains, referring to Graffiti and the expression bombing a train.

The blueprint (Original image courtesy to Bernard Canet / Jouef)

And a WIP shot of the sketch and the forged side wall.

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Bugsy and Malone

They always appear as a team.

 

Welcome the newest members of the metallic family.

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Titanite sq-01

Something Cyberpunk/Anime/GitS inspired with a heavy dash of titanium metallic.

Btw it’s Marchikoma, the time to show the iconic robot class some love.

 

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Peel Session

Ever tried to peel a brick to see what is inside or if it is eatable?

This is the result of my efforts ><

week #6

Peel Session

2020

7,4 x 10 x 7,7 cm

plastic bricks

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Packmann 850

A concept from 2013, now with fresh photos and a full gallery.

Construction mech, fully articulated, the radome is for counterweight balance. Be it a gravity generator, engine and energy container packed with sensoric equipment.

2013 Post on Flickr with comments

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Jigabachi / w Instructions

Your support from the previous project, the Alakuneda Think Tank, encouraged me to make a brick-i-fied rendition of the Jigabachi seen at the Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. II animated series alongside the building instructions.

Type: Assault helicopter

Class: aerial robotics weapons platform, semi autonomous pilot/AI controlled

Estimated real life size: TBD

Manufacturer: Kenbishi Industries

Weapons:

  • retractable minigun
  • 2 independently controlled machine guns at the front
  • 2 attachable rocket launchers with 4 rockets each
  • 2 attachable grenade launchers with 8 batteries each

The model features

  • an openable cockpit including an AI controlling array
  • retractable landing gear
  • fully retractable abdomen with minigun
  • the head and the abdomen have seperated articluation joints
  • moveable rotorblade
  • de/attachable weapons under the winglets
  • a stand

– Instructions –

The model, including the stand, contains of 789 parts. All parts should be widespread available, no rare parts as far as I can oversee.

The 59-paged high-quality instructions are for sale and available on demand, just shoot me a [mail].

And a little peak into the process and the quality you can expect.

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Gore Lordz Pt. 4

Part four of our collaboration series

When we arrived at the Aeromigos Jam we expected a huge collabo wall with many artists. So it was with the little difference that my mate Niklas and me hat a 7meter high wall and mostly just a ladder and just a day time. Therefore we used the night and painted until dawn and short after continued.

The spirit of the Jam was great, positive vibrations with many other great artists. Much respect to the Aeromigos boys for organizing and inviting us!

Work-in-Progress

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