Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Talented Jeremy Geddes

Jeremy Geddes: The Street - for fans of JG's work that happen to be in New York- watch out for his show at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in 2012. Ripe will for sure!!

Jonathan LeVine Gallery @

529 West 20th Street, 9th floorNew York, NY 10011

Thursday, December 9, 2010

MJC Portfolio Update

Ripe Member & Co_Director Marcus Jan Csomor Recently updated his Motion Portfolio.

Paying Homage to the Extra-Terrestrial, Helmet Headed, CyberPunk, Frenchtastic, Duo.

DAFT PUNK.......


ENJOY http://www.marcusjancsomor.com

Lake Eucanbine

The Beauty Of The Bine, Seen Through Contextual, Hyper String, Flip Flops

Thank You Julian

Thank you Julian, you say it as it is

But according to some governments, that is not on!

In this day and age, it is more common for those governments to freely feed their public the crap that they dish out, day in and day out.

As freedom of speech and information is not to be tolerated! Understand?

When it comes to information, we may be guilty of letting our governments lead us down a blindfolded path, and if we do not demand free-dom of dissemination - if we allow governments to dictate to us the content of what we should be informed about, we may well be guilty of self stupidity.

We should be so lucky! It is not often that we are privy to the kind of detailed factual information about the comings and goings of governments, full of facts and embellishment free of the government media press releases.

Now Julian Assange is being hunted down by governments that simply want to shut him up ... the question is – why? And why is Australia included in that?

Assange is an Australian citizen, the internet is a vehicle for information dissemination, and it seems even more incredible that the Australian government, under the guise of Julia Gillard and Robert McClelland, want to have Assange’s passport canceled! What, for publishing information, on the internet?

In Australia, and not that long ago, the former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and his office were accused of leaking a document on Iraq war whistleblower; and now federal MP Andrew Wilkie to conservative columnist Andrew Bolt? [1]So, Mr Downer and his staff, and Mr Bolt for that matter, should also have had their passports cancelled if they were all proven to have been involved in a leak of a sensitive document!

I love and enjoy the freedom of speech and freedom of information afforded to everyone in Australia under our democratic system. The day this is no longer available, I might as well immigrate to Russia.

[1] http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/41736.html

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gottfried Helnwein

Ripe has just stumbled across the official website of Gottfried Helnwein and now we are breathless.... the sheer technical skill and talent = Mind Boggling.

A serious recommendation is for you to check out his mixed media (acrylic,oil) works 'The Murmur of Innocents' the hauntingly provocative works are thoroughly mesmerising and deadly beautiful. Ripe totes covets the perceptive, poignant work of Gottfried Helnwein.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Peking duK

Rueben Styles and Adam Hyde

Take two young lads, add a pinch of the habits of nocturnal creatures, and a dash of passion for turntables and you’ve got the ingredients that make up Canberra DJ duo, Peking duK.

Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles have been fueling the Canberra nightlife’s energy since January this year and have already supported a number of artists including DJ Falcon, The Ashton Shuffle and recently played with Raw City Rukus at the Foreshore Festival.

Check out these talented youngsters as they present Young Blood this Friday 3rd December at Academy Nightclub.

Be there. It’ll be bangin. And Ripe doesn’t just mean the bass.


Hiroshige Fukhara - Japan

From “Still in the depths of night” Hiroshige Fukuhara 2010

From “the night became starless” Hiroshige Fukuhara

Emerging after an eight year absence from the art world, Japanese artist, Hiroshige Fukuhara, recently exhibited at the Ai Kowada Gallery in Tokyo, with a solo exhibition entitled Binary. He presented two collections of works entitled The night becomes starless and Still in the depths of the night.

These hauntingly beautiful works highlight Fukuhara’s main question when creating these pieces: what exists and what doesn’t?

Take some time to view his work at: http://www.aikowadagallery.com/web_e/site.cgi?mode=main;newno=9

And for some insight into the artist and his vision, read this interview with Fukuhara on Art Radar Asia: http://artradarjournal.com/2010/08/19/japanese-artist-hiroshige-fukuhara-reappears-after-8-year-absence-%E2%80%93-art-radar-interview/

Monday, November 29, 2010

Kevin Tran // Open Studio

Open Studio, an Exhibition by Kevin Tran is now on at

Mils Gallery :: 15 Randle Street :: Surry Hills :: Sydney.

Runs from Thursday 25th November from 6 – 9pm and runs through to Sunday 5th of December.

Kevin's new exhibition "Open Studio" is a collection of new & existing works..

Kevin's work has the ability to insight an emotional response to the intangible world of Animalia that exist in his imagination.

Kevin Tran // RipeCollective Member .... Brilliance; in NewWave - Digital Progressive Art.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Illustrator Hilit Shefer

Illustrator Hilit Shefer moves between edgy fashion illustration and the more sublime urban impressions. Since graduating from Bezalel academy of arts in 2003 she has worked for most of the major publications in israel, mostly Yediot Achronot. She has also illustrated varuies advertising, fashion and book projects. Ripe loves the old school glam and 50s Hollywood aesthetic Hilit brings to her work! CHECK IT

Tropical Toxic

Two brothers -

Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka dazzle us with their talent and skill , seriously. Asaf has worked with editorial illustration since 1995 and for the last 4 years he has been teaching illustration and comics at Shenkar college of Engineering and Design, living in Tel-Aviv.

Tomer is an illustrator and a cartoonist based in New York City. A collaboration (on so many levels) between the two brothers - Tropical Toxic show cases their amazing ability to unite creatively and blow our minds. Check it!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Desert Lovers

Here in the nation’s capital, when it (finally) heats up, the city is like a desert. Dry heat. Warm breeze. No beach. Brown grass and oasis-like green oaks scattered around the suburbs. Suddenly bodies are tanned and faces come to life; the city comes alive. And everybody knows if there’s an orange sun in the sky, the bushfires have come.

This country is the driest inhabited continent in the world. And oddly in summer, when the temperatures soar, the effortlessly cool nature of Australians oozes out.

Desert dwellers unite - but only during the week.

On Saturday I’m busting outta here and hitting up Bondi.

1st: http://models.com/models/kendra-spears

2nd: http://www.transit-port.net/Galleries/Portfolio/pages/Canberra%20Bushfires.htm

3rd: private collection

4th: private collection