Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Video: WP Gallery Presents: DISTORT "The Crusades" (Oct. 17, 2015)



Here you go everyone! The first of 3 videos to come for Distort's latest solo show  "The Crusades." I've been watching his work develop for the past few months and I must say that it is some top notch next level art. His approach to fine arts and graffiti are like nothing I've ever seen before. Everything has a meaning and every image in many ways is a part of his life, inspirations and a reflection of the world we live in today. I will confidently say that I believe Distort is one of a kind and on his way to be one of the greatest artists of our time. I highly recommend this show to everyone and hope to see all of you there.

Also I'd like to give all the props in the world to Evan over at WP Gallery for his support for artists like Distort, Ntel, Mr Mustart and Clarence Rich. He's been introducing these guys work along with many others and taking the risks needed to make shows like "The Crusades" happen. I salute him and everything he's done for the artists I support.

WP Gallery Presents: DISTORT "The Crusades" A Solo Exhibition by Artist Distort Oct. 17, 2015
1611 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
Mezzanine Level www.worksonpaper.biz
Shot / Edited By Serringe of www.theelementtree.com
www.distoart.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Element Tree Presents: 5IVER



Major shout out to 5IVER and his work. Not only is he young and hungry but he's burning it down in a very short period of time. I could see this youngster being a monster in the next couple of years. Keep your eyes on his work and if you don't, no worries... I'm sure it will smack you right in the face and get your attention. Peace and Respect to this young blood on the rise. -Serringe

Monday, July 20, 2015

Coming Soon! Doc Reevez "Problematic" Prod by 2 Hungry Bros



For what feels like the passed year I've been avoiding hearing any cuts from this project. Doc Reevez and Ben Boogz have been offering me opportunities to give em a listen and I've refused every time. I figured Ill just wait till it drops and hear it when everyone one else does. This way I can experience the project in full effect. It was tough but now here comes the goodies.

This Problematic sneak peak into "Recipe For Disaster" sounds bananas! I cant wait to hear this collabo. As many of you know 2 Hungry Bros have quite the distinctive sound. In past projects you can here how their production draws out new flows and ideas from an artist. This had me wondering
how Doc Reevez may have connected to the music, but now hearing Problematic its exactly what I imagined. Raw concepts and lyrics accompanied by wild deliveries and vocal fluctuations.... amazing. Cant wait to hear the rest.

 Doc Reevez & 2 Hungry Bros " Recipe For Disaster " LP drops August 4th on Already Dead Tapes http://alreadydeadtapes.com/

Salutes to Doc Reevez, Ben Boogz and Deep... you guys kill it.

SNOWSTORM Volume:1 The Art and Life of Carmelo "Snow" Sigona

http://www.artofsnowone.com/store/p2/%2A%2APRE-ORDER%2A%2A_Snowstorm%3A_The_Art_and_Life_of_Carmelo_%22Snow%22_Sigona_-_Volume_1.html
As a kid first discovering graffiti in the late 80's and early 90's there were only two writers that caught my attention and introduced me to the possibilities of spray paint through art that popped up over night... Snow was one of them. I once had the opportunity to hang out with Snow in his home/dojo and based on my experience I can imagine what's in this book. Snow is a genius not just with paint but with words and overall philosophy. I have a huge respect for him and his history and that's why I believe we should all have this book in our knowledge libraries. Its because of Snow that I just don't jump to cutting your head off like I used to.... Now I let you know I have Hanz┼Ź sword on my person... The rest is up to you. Salutes to my big brother Snow! 

Info:
The inspirations and struggles of the infamous New Jersey graffiti artist Snow. This volume showcases some of Snow's earliest works, his brushes with the law, his travels, and his humble beginnings as a professional artist. Catch a glimpse of some of his rare and never-before-seen images!

Check out www.artofsnowone.com Peace and Respect. -Serringe

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Video: Have A Nice Night



Philly hands, Ultra Wides and night footage... perfect. Peace and Respect to all who got down on this.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Video: Cannibal Ox - "Harlem Knights"


Kaboom! First of all till this very day Cannibal Ox's The Cold Vein stands as one of the most original and ground breaking hip hop releases of all time... In my opinion of course. Since then I've been waiting for the follow up thinking... damn that Cold Vein album is going to be hard to match, but then  Blade of the Ronin drops and I immediately thought wow these guys did it. A solid follow up that can almost give you chills during your first listen. So to all my hip hop heads, if you haven't picked up Blade of The Ronin.... do that now.

Now lets talk Harlem Knights. Not only is this song amazing but this video is about as simple as they come except it works perfectly based on the title of the song. Watch this video to get a feel for a night out in Harlem and just the overall New York vibe at night. As a videographer myself I enjoyed the visual marriage with the music... straight up solid.

Show these killas some love, push play and get your download on. Peace and Respect. -Serringe

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Element Tree / Art Primo Present: Yard Work Feat. DISTORT



Distort came through with a reality check on this latest Yard Work video. -Serringe

instagram: @serringe, @distoart @artprimo
www.distoart.com
www.artprimo.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Element Tree Presents ZESO


 
 
Major shout out to the amazing talent that is ZESO.  I've been shooting artist for 5 years now and ZESO has to be on the list of artists that have completely blown me away with skills. He's produced some really awesome large scale murals in New York that you have to hunt down and check out... seriously. Anyway, we had a blast collaborating  at the Bridge Skate Park in Bayonne, NJ... Shout out to the homie Ant! Peace and Respect. -Serringe
 
For more information on ZESO check out www.zesoart.com
Instagram: @zesoner

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Element Tree Presents: ROCKIN IT SUCKAS 2015 (Bridgeport, CT)






A few months ago I was lucky enough to document this awesome event in R.I.S. Crew history out in Bridgeport, CT. I found myself pulling up to a Wendy's parking lot confused on where exactly these guys were going to be painting. Eventually I made a phone call and got brought to an empty hidden parking lot which revealed the massive wall that writers Mone, Giz, Detox, Kite, Miro, Ket and Cro seemed eager to get there hands on. Watching these guys rock some black books and pieces was something else. I played the cut quietly just listening to awesome stories of the golden years while watching some vets of the game producing pieces that can keep up with the modern graffiti world via some classic and timeless styles. Ket had even mentioned to me that him and Miro hadn't painted together since 1988 so I was happy to have documented that history. The results speak for themselves. Enjoy. -Serringe

Video: Portrait of a Brooklyn Hustler: Jazzsoon


I stumbled upon this awesome video featuring the one and only Jazzsoon. I've personally met this multi talented, energetic and just overall one of a kind character that is Jazzsoon and this video represents him well. Check him out and definitely check out those beats.... dudes a killa. -Serringe

Info: The portrait of Jazzsoon: Collector. Hustler. Brooklyn Native. Living for the weekends. ‘Jazzsoon’ is a short about a Brooklyn hustler who lives for the wknds. Artist and filmmaker Ivan Cash met with a Brooklyn resident named Jazzsoon and found him to be a character so fascinating the made him the subject of his own documentary short,“Jazzsoon: Portrait of a Brooklyn Hustler.” Jazzsoon is a Park Slope “hustler” who proselytizes his notion of “living life on the weekends.” You gotta live your life on the weekends, you know what I’m sayin’? Fuckin’ steak and shrimp on the weekends, you know what I’m sayin’?