Heineken The Spot’s Digital Art Battle features sparring creativity + Questlove

The New York Times is investigating a sudden rise in graffiti. Army of Banksy copycats? Recession-inspired rebellion? Or, just the absurd spans of urban and industrial whitespace? I go with #3. Tomorrow night, Heineken is adding even more inventory, except the walls are small, and the canvas is digital. The Spot’s digital art battle pits four pairs of Latino creatives against each other in what promises to produce bursts of creativity not seen since Rupert Murdoch got pressed for the truth.

Remezcla, curators of The Spot, picked eight New York City artists, and they’ll each have half an hour to work. Meanwhile, DJs will be spinning, drinks will be flowing, and no one will be wondering what the art means. AEON + Rimx vs. Frederico Frum + Buttsup vs. CERN + Marthalicia vs. Miopuma + Rage Johnson. Remembering those names seems just as hard as creating beautiful art under pressure, and on a Wacom Intuos tablet, but the artists aren’t phased.

Marthalicia says she’s done it before, and Miopuma is more worried getting some great products together to put on sale. She says she’s bringing a sexy mood to Openhouse Gallery, and based on her work (go down), we know she’s telling the truth. Check out the original art created by The Spot’s multimedia samurai in preparation for the final showdown tomorrow. The brushes come out starting at 7 pm, and Questlove will be DJing starting at 9 pm. BAM! RSVP here.

Greg Spielberg | July 19 2011
greg@openhousegallery.org

Heineken The Spot: Frederico Frum will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Frederico Frum will be at Heineken + Remezcla The Spot digital art battle

Heineken The Spot: Frederico Frum will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Frederico Frum

Heineken The Spot: Frederico Frum will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Frederico Frum

Heineken The Spot: Frederico Frum will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Frederico Frum

Heineken The Spot: Buttsup will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Buttsup will partner with Frederico Frum at Heineken + Remezcla The Spot digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery

Heineken The Spot: Buttsup will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Buttsup likely to cause nightmares for the competition.

Heineken The Spot: Buttsup will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Here’s what’ll happen if you don’t vote for team Frum-Buttsup at the Heineken + Remezcla The Spot digital art battle.

Heineken The Spot: AEON will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

AEON will partner with RINX at Heineken + Remezcla The Spot digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery

Heineken The Spot: AEON will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

AEON defying gravity

Heineken The Spot: AEON will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

AEON rolls with the Animal Planet Collective. No relation to the TV station.

Heineken The Spot: AEON will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

AEON tagging the walls down under.

Heineken The Spot: RIMX will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

RINX: Read the tag.

Heineken The Spot: RIMX will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Rinx’s art at Boco in Brooklyn.

Heineken The Spot: CERN will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

CERN and Marthalicia will partner at Heineken + Remezcla The Spot digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery.

Heineken The Spot: CERN will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

CERN

Heineken The Spot: CERN will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

CERN

Heineken The Spot: Marthalicia will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Marthalicia’s Baby Boy.

Heineken The Spot: Marthalicia will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Marthalicia + CERN pair up at The Spot digital art battle.

Heineken The Spot: Marthalicia will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

@#$#@*#& — Wait, what? “Say what one more time!!” Marthalicia painted Samuel L and many others at Sundance.

Heineken The Spot: Miopuma will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Miopuma moonlights as a face painter and will partner with Rage Johnson at Heineken + Remezcla The Spot digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery.

Heineken The Spot: Miopuma will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Miopuma says she’s gonna bring a sexy mood. Gracias.

Heineken The Spot: Miopuma will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Miopuma

Heineken The Spot: Rage Johnson will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Johnson – All the Rage at the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery.

Heineken The Spot: Rage Johnson will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Rage + Miopuna are teaming up at the Openhouse Gallery digital art battle pop up.

Heineken The Spot: Rage Johnson will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Rage, better know as Scott.

Heineken The Spot: Rage Johnson will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Heineken The Spot: Rage Johnson will compete in the digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery the New York pop-up space

Last picture, fella. Come to Heineken + Remezcla The Spot digital art battle at Openhouse Gallery.

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