NEWS

The new Urban Calligraphy film “Lucid Dream” online now!


“Lucid Dreaming” is an act of rebellion. The dreamer gains control over his actions and thoughts. The subconscious becomes conscious, dreams become a memory.

The Lucid Dreamer is like a magician, imposing willpower and constantly struggling with himself, to master his skills and gain full control of the dream, thus becoming the ruler of the maze instead of a single puppet in the paradox black hole of perception.

In life, in creation, there are times that everything seems pointless and dark. Shadows of doubt are casted upon each and every soul, trying to bring them down and enslave them.

But Simon knows and likes to remind us, that gaining control of your actions, gaining control of your life, these are the first steps of making your dreams come true.

Latest Interview @ D&D Magazine Colombia 2014

Information about the Magazine:

The D&D is an advertising and graphic design magazine, created for  young generatios who want to widen their visual and communicational view.

Featured as front cover with the artwork ” Circle of Life” plus a 10 page Interview. You  can read the online version of the Magazine from page 36 HERE

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Seventh Heaven “Latest Mural” featuring Kraser

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Urban Calligraphy Featured @ Ollie Magazine Japan, JAN 2014 Issue

After a successful Show in Tokyo the last August…We are back again!

Urban Calligraphy / Simon Silaidis
Featured at “Ollie Magazine Japan” JAN 2014 Issue.

Ollie is a magazine for skateboarders. It features articles on skateboarding, art, fashion and music and skateboard culture. A very active street culture magazine with a circulation of 300,000.

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The Unforgiven “Latest Mural”

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Amen – Latest Mural

On the way to proceed my new mural facing my own fears…

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Decipher 3D Code – Latest Project

New Comission work for 3D Graphix Creative Studio.
Urban Calligraphy Simon Silaidis / Brush & Acrylics

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Montana Colors JP Presents Urban Calligraphy Solo Exhibition @ Kojimachi Gallery, Tokyo Japan

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MONTANA COLORS JP
PRESENTS

URBAN CALLIGRAPHY / SIMON SILAIDIS
SOLO EXHIBITION
WWW.URBANCALLIGRAPHY.COM

Opening Party 2013. 8. 10 SAT 17:00 ~ 20:00
麹町画廊 Kojimachi Gallery
2013. 8. 10 SAT ~ 8. 20
3-4-2 Koujimachi Chiyoda Tokyo 102-0083
www.amatokyo.com / tel:03-3221-3953
montanacolors-jp.blogspot.com

Urban Calligraphy。都市部や郊外または農村など様々な環境のなかで行われる、ユニークかつ斬新なカリグラフィースタイルです。

墨やインクを用いて紙の上で行われる古典的なカリグラフィーから脱却を目指すUrban Calligraphyは、その閉鎖的なカリグラフィー社会から飛び出し、ストリートや廃墟など様々な場所で、先人たちが想像もしなかった異るマテリアルを用いて制作を行います。

Simon SilaidisはUrban Calligraphyを代表するアーティストでもあり、彼の文字に対する愛情と関心、そしていままでの旅の経験を生かし、特異な環境へ足を運び続けた事。そういったものが彼に独創的なヴィジョンと、カリグラフィーの新たな表現を探求する決意を与え、自ら見出してきました。

私たちの周り環境を支配する「静寂」や「シンメトリー」といった感覚をSimonはカリグラフィーのスタイルの根源としています。またこれは彼の内部の変化を表現しているとも言えます。一人の人間のビジョンが既存の文化や常識に新しい風を呼び込むことができます。そして彼は自分のヴィジョンを信じ、行動に移しました。

彼のビジョンはカリグラフィーというアートワークを全く新しい角度から輝かせるきっかけを与えました、彼の活動をサポートする人々は今も増え続け、新しいムーブメントを生み出す原因ともなっています。彼の表現や手法は、従来のカリグラフィーの常識を覆すものであり、彼のヴィジョンや技法を批難する人もいますが、多くの人々が彼の作品を目にした後、彼のヴィジョンが大きな流れを生み出すことを信じるようになっています。

 

URBAN CALLIGRAPHY / Simon Silaidis

Urban Calligraphy, as the term suggests is calligraphy under rural, urban and suburban surroundings, it is unique calligraphy that escapes from the ink in to the paper and the boring surroundings of a calligraphy lab and exposes itself in public places, abandoned buildings, the streets and all sorts of surfaces, using materials nobody would think they could be used.

Simon is the man behind Urban Calligraphy, his subsidiary love for letters and his travels in all sorts of crazy places around the world to study calligraphy in its native environment is what gave him the vision and the initiative to explore and embrace this new aspect of calligraphy.

Simon’s vision of a new world of calligraphy based in tranquility and symmetry dominating our surrounding is in fact the inner change he proposes to world. Sometimes, one man’s vision can make a difference and this man’s vision has given the sparkling start to a whole new aspect in art, gave birth to a new movement followed and acknowledged by a growing sum of people. Some may say he is a dreamer but hopefully he is not the only one.

Urban Calligraphy “SKYFALL” Featured at ART Magazin Issue July 2013

ART Magazin Issue July 2013 features “SKYFALL” with a double page tribute.

Art Magazin is a monthly art magazine, founded in November 1979 by Wolf Uecker and is Europe’s No1 Art magazine.
ART is sold by the Hamburg publishing house Gruner + Jahr has a circulation of about 66,000 copies. 80 percent of readers are subscribers.The focus is on contemporary art. and the magazine deals with all directions of art (painting and sculpture, architecture, photography, design, video art, etc.)

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New Mural “Forsaken”

There are things that never want to let go of, people we never want to “Leave Behind”. But keep in mind that letting go isnt the end of the world its the beginning of a new life…

Urban Calligraphy / Simon Silaidis
Brush & Acrylics

Location: Ghost Island

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