Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ELEMENT TREE x ART PRIMO Present: "One For The Road" Feat. THEN ONE


I got to link up with my good friend THEN ONE a couple of weeks ago to catch up and kick it and this lead to a session. I cant lie its been a minute as I've been laying low and building towards new goals and opportunities, but when Thenski came into town we both kind of knew this had to happen.
That being said... shout out to THEN ONE for coming through and blessing the Yard Work wall with that crispy style and for always being a solid dude. Also major shout out as always to our supporters ART PRIMO Much love and respect. -Serringe

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ELEMENT TREE Presents: COUNTER


I was able to catch up with my good friend Villainous New York about his brand, vision and most recent business venture "COUNTER." For all of you that are familiar with Gus you know he's always brainstorming and cooking up some new way of going left while everyone goes right and being that I live my life the same way it was only right for me to go pick his brain. Off camera we discussed current politics and the ups and downs of being a hustler that's constantly moving and shaking. I respect Gus' passion for what he does and would like to wish him the best of luck with his current vision. Look him up and make an appointment. Peace and Respect. -SERRINGE

Instagram:
@villainousnewyork
@counter.clothing

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Video: (Cella Dwellas) - The Mystic (Official Video)


Check out the new fire from U.G. titled "The Mystic" off his latest release PORTALS released on Creative Juices Music. Now available for Pre-Orders so get to the site asap! Also major shout out to
Jise One on the visuals and Time Bomb Pics for the digital buttas... You guys murdered that!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Element Tree x Art Primo Present: SER x VERS 718


Shout out to Vers 718 for blessing this video and for hooking up one of the chillest spots I've ever painted at. It was a good time and I look forward to doing it again. Salute! Also major shout out to my good friend Chris T. Ramos for coming through and shooting for The Tree. Much appreciated.
Also shout out to Art Primo for always getting behind the vision. If you're in need of graffiti supplies... hit em up!

Follow them on instagram:
@vers718
@artprimo
@chris_t_ramos

Video: Dont Fence Me In BNF & FEDUP


This is an awesome video from Ironlak.  Good vibes, chill music, murdered trains.... perfect video. Enjoy.

Video: AESOP ROCK - Shrunk (Official Video)


Shout out to Aesop Rock for always presenting the world with fine art. Salute. -Serringe

Get to iTunes and download "The Impossible Kid" ... do yourself the favor.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Element Tree x Art Primo Present: UNDER PRESSURE 2016 (Montreal, Canada)


Much love to Art Primo and Under Pressure for making this trip happen for Element Tree. It was quite the stay even though it rained for the most part. Under Pressure goes down rain or shine. Shout out to all the volunteers and artists that showed up to kick ass. Enjoy.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Video: BEN BOOGZ "Electric Movement (I MORENO... Available Today!)



Check out Ben Boogz debut solo release "I Moreno" now available both physically and digitally at the following link. Enjoy! https://2hungrybros.bandcamp.com/album/i-moreno

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Video: MONOCHROME 023 - SOBEKCIS



Check out this awesome video from the good people over at SprayDaily. This Monochrome series has been around for a while and its just gets better and better. Check this most recent one featuring SOBEKCIS. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Video: Ewok & Mr. Wany


EWOK and MR WANY left the cold of the northern hemisphere to visit the East Coast of Australia in the steaming Summer month of January earlier this year. The two got straight into the heavy-duty stuff – bouncing from wall to wall making jaws drop and eyeballs pop from the northside of Brisbane to 567 King in Newtown, Sydney. Peep cameos from other Ironlak Fam and friends in the mix.

Shot/cut: Gabby Dadgostar. Extra footage: Bigriddimting

Music: Jayteehazard – ‘We do’ & ‘Red Shift’

www.ironlak.com

Friday, July 22, 2016

Video: TASTE (Molotow)


Check out this awesome video by Molotow featuring TASTE.... awesome.

Taste, a classically trained artist hailing from the urbane environment of Denver, rose from the fold of acceptably applied art in the last decade to become one of mid-Americas most dedicated graffiti writers. A frequent traveler of the U.S. and other countries, Taste brings an aggressive and old school style witha new age approach to the craft and continues setting bars for a new generation of graffiti culture. Highly active in both graffiti and hip-hop communities around the country, Taste's crews span from coast to coast consisting of some of graffitis most notable contributers. Presently a freelance artist, Taste works with a variety of clients from Japanese candy companies to American residential art installations. He stays versatile and although comfortably working with most mediums is known for finesse with spray paint. With a commercial painters background, taste continues to stay large in scale and constantly evolves with the pace of graffiti.

 Find out more here: http://www.molotow.com/magazine/the-m...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Video: Samiyam - Earl Sweatshirt - Mirror (Official Video)


Mo Fiyah!!!! Earl Sweatshirt with the dirty gritty buttas. Video by Ruff Mercy.

Element Tree Presents: SoundSoil Episode:2 TAKT x GRAND KEMIST


Peace and respect to the homies TAKT x GRAND KEMIST for allowing me in their dojo to shoot this SoundSoil episode. These two goons roll with the (Sessions At The PM) squad which have been releasing some underground gems for quite sometime now. If you aren't up on them hit your local vinyl diggery and you're more than likely going to run into them. Their project is called "Tantas Cosas." Don't expect to fined the same covers though... you'll see. Enjoy! -Serkse

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Element Tree Presents: Yard Work 2016 Feat. SUE WORKS


Shout out to Sue Works for coming through and doing an ill mash up piece with a Batman Vs. Superman theme. Good Times as always. Check him out at here UB MASSIVE. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Element Tree Presents: EWOK ONE (A Studio Visit)


 Serringe pays a visit to Ewok One's studio. We discuss his art in a chill and relaxed environment while the artists works on a couple of his most recent works. The results are a glimpse into the life of an artist that truly has set out to master his particular style. Enjoy. -Serske

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Element Tree Presents: The Bernie Sanders Mural (Bronx, New York)



Sup Ya'll. This video should have dropped a while back but unfortunately I wasn't able to really get behind it and promote it as my life was going through a bit of a roller coaster at the time. Regardless the artists went all out and it deserves to be seen. That being said..... press play. Also shout out to all the artists involved, shouts to Ket for reaching out and much love and respect to Bernie Sanders its a shame America is so corrupt and dishonest. Salute! -Serringe

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Interview: California Dreaming with BATES

ET: First off… thank for your time. I can only imagine at the moment you're in your last stretch and ready to just enjoy the fruits of your hard work, so I'll make this quick.

ET: What was the spark that set you off to begin your journey as BATES?

BATES: I HAD A FEW NAMES BEFORE I STARTED TO WRITE BATES IN 1986.  WHEN I FIRST TRAVELED TO SWEDEN THEN SPAIN IN 1987, SEEING OTHER STYLES AND SCENES, YOU WANTED TO BOMB, GET UP AND START MAKING A NAME FOR YOURSELF

ET: At what point in time did you decide that this was going to become something you would focus on and turn into a career?

BATES: WAY TOO LATE, I JUST LOVED TO TRAVEL AND WRITE MY NAME. MY PASSION IS I LIKE TO BE CREATIVE. PEOPLE SAID I SHOULD TRY TO MAKE IT MY CAREER.  MY MOTHER WANTED ME TO MAKE MY STUFF ON CANVAS AND HAVE SUCCESS. I FEEL LIKE I OWE HER TO TRY AND THAT'S WHAT I DO NOW!
ET: Was there ever a moment where you realized that you were making the right moves and your art career started to become a reality?

BATES: YES, SOME OF THE FIRST SALES MADE ME REALIZE PEOPLE APPRECIATED AND LOVED WHAT I DID.  ALSO SEEING MY FIRST SOLD CANVAS FROM 1987 REALLY MADE ME THINK THAT I NEEDED TO PUT MY ARTWORK ON CANVAS BUT I DO FEEL NEW IN THE ART WORLD. HAVING A NAME IN THE UNDERGROUND DOESN'T MEAN MUCH IN GALLERIES.

ET: I've noticed your fine arts are completely based and rooted in solid and classic graffiti. What can you tell us about your approach to fine arts?

BATES: I NEVER TOOK A DRAWING LESSON OR HAD ANY ART EDUCATION. I LEARNED FROM PAINTING WITH OTHER WRITERS AROUND THE WORLD. I BELIEVE IN MY ART FORM AND I WANT TO DO THE SAME THING I'VE KNOWN IN THE STREETS, ONLY THING THAT HAS CHANGED IS THE MEDIUM AND SURFACE.

ET: Lets talk "California Dreaming" and your first U.S. gallery exhibition.  How did this come about and what can people expect?

BATES: I CAN THANK RISK WC MSK FOR BELIEVING IN ME AND GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITIES TO SHOWCASE WHATEVER I WANTED.  I BASICALLY HAVE FREE HANDS! RISK IS PART OWNER OF BUCKSHOT GALLERY, AND I'VE KNOWN HIM SINCE 1989, SO THAT'S HOW IT WENT ABOUT.  PEOPLE CAN EXPECT SOME CLASSIC THINGS, EXPERIMENTS AND A NEW DIRECTION OF NEW 2016 ARTWORK ON DISPLAY IN SANTA MONICA, LOS ANGELES, AND BUCKSHOT GALLERY AT PICO BLVD.


ET: What's next for the Great Bates?

BATES: GET MORE INTO FINE LIMITED PRINTS, MORE SHOWS AND TRAVEL

ET: If there was a moment where the entire graffiti culture was listening… what would you say? I ask this question all the time.  Do you have any wise words to a younger generation of writers?

BATES: KNOW YOUR CRAFT. LEARN THE HISTORY AND STUDY THE STYLE MASTERS FROM NYC, MAYBE GET AN OLDER MENTOR WHO CAN SCHOOL YOU.
 
ET: Thank you for your time and best of luck with California Dreaming.  The show pops off tonight so if you're out in Santa Monica... you now officially have something to do tonight. Enjoy.
 

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ELEMENT TREE Presents: IMOK Crew


Shout out to the good homies from IMOK Crew for allowing me to shoot and document this event of complete butteriness. The results were some classic styles from Sekt, Jick and Risk9, an awesome and artistic visual middle finger for the scumbag we all know as Donald Trump and an awesome CBGB inspired burner. To say the least we had some good laughs and the homies burned it down.
Much love and respect. -Serringe

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Video: FECKS - No Stress


Whattagwahn? Been a minute since I put some visual grub in your brains so as the weather clears up... here I come! Check out this super fresh Ironlak video featuring FECKS squashin em with the funky styles. Dope music and some guest goons for that extra video flare. Enjoy and expect more buttas on the way! Salute. Peace and Respect -Serringe

GANE x TEXAS




When it comes to rollers with style... Gane and Texas have it on lock. Though since they came out swinging many have tried to produce comparable work but these two hold it down. They continue to paint some primetime spots and the scale of work just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Here are a few flicks in case you aren't familiar but I'm sure if you drove by one of these you would notice. Much respect to Gane and Texas. Salute. -Serringe

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Video: Graffiti Bombing: Klops


Shout out to KLOPS who's been paying dues heavy and bringing it with style and humor. Graffiti like this is always the best... why be all serious when you can have fun and good laughs about it all. Major salute to KLOPS... keep up the awesome work. -Serringe

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ELEMENT TREE Presents: IMOK 2016

Here's a random adventure with IMOK crew. Shout out to EVAK, CYCLE, RISK 9, EWOK ONE, JICK and MAST for allowing me to capture the moment. Good vibes and good times. Salute!

WALL WRITERS (Graffiti in its innocence)




For more info check out http://wallwritersthemovie.com/

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Element Tree / Art Primo / Eggshell Stickers Present: EARTHLING Episode: 4 Feat. MAST


In this latest episode of EARTHLING we hit the streets of New York to catch up with Mast of TGE, GFR and IMOK crews. We were able to document him doing what he does best and we also got to get a little clarity on his roots, inspirations and what to expect next of the artist.  Much love and respect to MAST for his time and all around good company.

Also much love and respect to our sponsors Art Primo which you should get at for all your graffiti/art supply needs and also check out Eggshell Stickers for slaps that stay up longer than just about any other sticker out there.

Last and definitely not least to the good homie and Element Tree family Thaddeus Rombauer for his skills with a drone camera... your contribution was amazing. Thank you.

Peace and Respect.-Serringe

Friday, January 8, 2016

POSE - Book 1




Check out this awesome book of some limited addition buttas. Get yours while you can at the following link: http://www.hellopose.com/shop/pose-book-1 Peace. -Serringe