On November 2, the brand-new 'Volcom Garden' opened in Austin, Texas with an Anthony Lister art takeover. In what has become a destination for music, art, food, and culture for travelers worldwide, Austin, Texas was a natural choice for Volcom to open up a creative and retail space on East 6th street in the heart of Austin’s thriving community.
After a quick trip across the Atlantic from Lister's first show in Barcelona, Spain, he landed in Austin and immediately went to work. On Thursday night, guests found themselves in midst of a “Lister Live” painting, while under strobe light and fog machine, he sketched a live ballerina who held traditional poses. For the art experience, Lister commissioned a mural on the outside of the building: a piece on the main wall inside Volcom Garden and presented 14 unique canvas pieces. In attendance were many well-respected community members and Volcom team riders who were in town to enjoy Austin, Volcom’s new facility, and the Sound on Sound music festival. The timing for these Anthony Lister Happenings was also to celebrate the launch of the Holiday 2016 Lister X Volcom collaboration, an eight piece men’s collection and a four piece women’s collection.
The third and final stop for the Anthony Lister Art Experience is scheduled for November 10 in Mexico City at Casa Picnic. Follow @volcomlatam to stay up to date on this event!
Anthony Lister Art Experience Tour:
RECAP - October 27 - Barcelona, Spain
November 2 - Austin, Texas
November 10 - MXDF, Mexico City
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Born in 1979 in Brisbane, Australia, Anthony Lister began painting on the streets at the age of 17, a location which has endured as a key part of his practice and is influential to his studio work. As one of Australia's most renowned contemporary artists, Lister's work presents us with a grimy fusion of high and lowbrow culture with influences from a number of areas and genres, including street art, expressionism, pop art and contemporary youth culture. Reveling in the "spirituality" and the "heritage" of Western popular culture, he takes this joint legacy and remolds it into something equally alluring and grotesque, a perfect representation of the society he seeks to depict. Taking influence from the dirtier and rough techniques of "Bad" Painting and merging it with the spirit and practices of graffiti art, Lister has embraced an explosive, scratchy, scrawling form of figurative art using a variety of mediums from painting, drawing and installation to film and music. Give Anthony Lister a follow on Instagram @anthonylister for a look at all his latest work.
About Volcom Garden
The Volcom Garden represents the brand's new evolution and creative vision. Designed to bring Volcom’s ‘True To This’ spirit to life in new and exciting ways, the space will eventually be home to an art gallery, live music venue, skate ramp, and an innovative retail experience. It will also function as an inspiration hub for Volcom’s designers and artists worldwide. The project is spearheaded by Volcom's Global Creative Director, Mike Aho, who lives in Austin, and said, “Volcom has an amazing history of supporting people who are passionate about what they do and the Volcom Garden is the perfect way to embody that ideology. It’s also a long-term commitment to Austin and its creative spirit.” The Volcom Garden takes its name from the brand’s iconic 1993 feature film The Garden.
Posted on 11/10/16