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Posts Tagged ‘Surf Art’

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Alex Kilauano: When surf culture collides with art

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Alex Kilauano kept deflecting our attempts to call him an artist. “I wouldn’t say I’m an artist” he told us more than once. But we kept pushing - probably due to all those years spent at Uni and our obsession with wanting to be cool and edgy. But from where we're sitting, art is a big deal. It makes tangible

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Art Study: 3D printing wave pools with Dennis Harroun

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Dennis Harroun spent the entire pandemic in the desert dreaming up and making wave sculptures to pass the time and retain as much sanity as possible. As a kid he learned to surf on The Big Island before being relocated to Albuquerque New Mexico. So he spent as much time as possible at a local wave pool getting thrashed about

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Art Study: The colorful lines of Tom Veiga

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Citing influences from the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer to the organic forms created by Tarsila do Amaral, the work of Tom Veiga taps a rich Brazilian art heritage. You can see it in his big, bright, colors and simple lines. His work is happy, warm and tropical. And while he often experiments by repurposing wood from old fishing boats into

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A naked look at surfing through the art of DrewToonz

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Surf art is a weird beast. Like a minotaur, half-bull and half-human, it’s often two very separate things that don’t really belong together. The genre of surf art is dominated by two different animals. One is the airbrush flowy Wyland daydream species seen in tropical vacation galleries across the Pacific. And the other is the cartoonish splendor of Andy Davis,

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Turtle and Rick Kane oil painting by Derek West

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How wave pools play into the pop culture art of Derek West

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Derek West was born too early. Maybe. He grew up in a town just half an hour but decades away from Kelly’s Wave in Lemoore. Landlocked and surf-less, his Central Valley upbringing forced him to find stoke elsewhere. “We surfed in the canals around here all the time if we couldn’t get to the beach,” recalls West. “We’d pull each

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Dream wave pool powered by secret underground volcanic vent

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Think differently. The creative mind is as integral a component to wave pool development as engineering chops. Quite often, that spark of surf inspiration happens visually in the form of a scribble on a napkin or a 12-hour sketchbook bender. Next comes the hours of photo rendering. We’ve profiled several artists here on WavePoolMag as well as major players in

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wave pool art by phil roberts

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Take a Little Trip: The rich imagination and wave pool art of Phil Roberts

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Philip Roberts is always in close orbit to surfing’s greatest inventors. Mentored by water park guru Dick Croul (Wild Rivers) he’s brought the trippy ideas of Tom Lochtefeld to life while acting as the grounding cable for Boogie Board inventor Tom Morey. Decades ago Roberts got his start in the surf-art world by painting boards for Floridian legend Mike Tabeling.

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