COSMIC FLUSH AT MAGDA DANYSZ LONDON

Here’s clip and some images with a brief explanation of the artwork currently being exhibited at the Magda Danysz Gallery London as part of the Gamma Proforma Cosmic Flush exhibition.

The work that I do with the Lego ‘Letter Racers’ is the combined result of years of study and analysis of symbology and language structure from its roots throughout history until modern graffiti, including an apprenticeship with New York artist, The Rammellzee. I create these alphabetical letter sculptures with Lego as my chosen medium because I feel the Lego system is synonymous and illustrative of language, how we build words and sentences is by joining individual parts to piece together a whole concept. In addition, fairly advanced working mechanisms and geometry can be configured into the letter structure with Lego, the result is an independently functional 3D symbol in a state of motion and dynamic flux. This concept through both physics and metaphysics represents an evolution of the alphabet into more streamlined symbols and an attempt to correct historic manipulations to confine and redirect the alphabet…”

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PRESS RELEASE: COSMIC FLUSH EXHIBITION (LONDON)

The “Cosmic Flush” Exhibition, celebrating the life and work of the legendary Rammellzee.

10-22 December 2015 at Magda Danysz Gallery, London.

Featuring works from Futura, Doze Green, Ian Kuali’i, Delta, sheOne, Augustine Kofie, Poesia, Toxic, Dr.Zulu, Will Barras, Divine Styler, Mr Len, Edan, Beans and more.

Rammellzee passed away in 2010, but before he left us he recorded his magnum opus, entitled “Cosmic Flush” with producer Jonah Mociun. The carefully curated collection of unreleased breakcore and speed metal-influenced rap tracks is a future relic finally seeing the light of day with credit to London record label Gamma Proforma. The Cosmic Flush series becomes an important addition to the legacy that is the late great Rammellzee and an extension to his complex “Gothic Futurist” philosophy and unique vision.

There are 7 core tracks, each reinterpreted and remixed by various influential visual and audio artists. The exhibition is a comprehensive collection of the entire record series and original artworks, tribute paintings, prints and sculptures.

In addition, a special edition hardcover catalogue featuring all of the artworks is available to order here.

Cosmic Flush opens this Thursday 10th December, 6pm at Magda Danysz Gallery, 61 Charlotte St, London. W1 (DJ Food will be performing an all Rammellzee set for Solid Steel Radio on the opening night.)

RSVP via the FACEBOOK event page to attend on the opening night.

Otherwise RSVP to info@gammaproforma.com

More press info the Wire Magazine: http://www.thewire.co.uk/news/39540/rammellzee-exhibition-in-london


EGG SHELL STICKERS Prescribed by DR.Z

Hong Kong based graffiti & sticker supply company EGG SHELL STICKERS in collaboration with DR.Z to produce this limited edition blank pill sticker pack…”Prescribed by DRxZ”

For purchase enquiries mail eggshellstickers@gmail.com or contact@drzulu.com

Also available from Graff City UK: https://www.graff-city.com/product_info.php?products_id=3344


PRESS RELEASE: ENJOY x DR.Z RACING JERSEY

Cape Town based cycle & fitness brand ENJOY has collaborated with internationally renown artist/designer DR.Z to bring you a limited edition BMX inspired racing jersey.

The garment boasts 15 piece construction for ultimate performance and comfort. With Flow Poly body and Micropore mesh back, lower sleeves and side panels for maximum breathe-ability. It includes a built in key/stash pouch, a micro-fiber sunglasses wipe and chafe resistant collar.

This highly coveted item will launch exclusively at Smith & Abrahams store on Saturday 11 April 2014 and thereafter available from selected cycle retailers.

All inquiries to: contact@drzulu.com

photo credits: Byron Geduld

ENJOY x DR.Z Racing Jersey/ Launching soon @smithabrahams

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Mail & Guardian interview with DR.Z

Mainstream news media channel Mail & Guardian interview as part of the coverage at the Ayashisa Amateki “KICKSTART15” sneaker design expo in Pretoria:


Ayashisa Amateki KICKSTART15 Event Recap

On Saturday 7th March, Pretoria’s 012Central and Ayashisa Amateki was host to SA’s first local sneaker design expo “KICKSTART15.” featuring local talent ranging from local grass-roots to global commercial projects. I was invited to showcase all of my production sneaker designs to date…here are some snaps from the event:


Ayashisa Amateki KICKSTART15 Event

If you’re in Pretoria this Saturday (7th March ‘15), I will be at the “Ayashisa Amateki” ‪‎KICKSTART15‬ sneaker event to showcase all my production sneaker projects to date. So check it! I will be posting some live images from the event on my twitter account so stay tuned here:

www.twitter.com/drxzvlv
www.twitter.com/Ayashisaamateki


DR.Z NOZZLE CAPSULE MOSAIC

This mosaic artwork of the DR.Z capsule icon is constructed of 600 individual spray-paint nozzles and is now available to purchase by special order only.

dimensions: 800x400mm

Price Enquires email: contact@drzulu.com


Sneaker Freaker visits South Africa

In November last year, adidas Originals brought the Sneaker Freaker magazine crew out to South Africa to research a story on SA sneaker culture. I hung out with Woody and was interviewed along with a few other local authority’s on the topic…this is the final result:

Purchase issue #32 from Shelflife Store or order online here: http://shop.sneakerfreaker.com/products/issue-32


ENJOYDR.Z

DROPPING SOON. stay tuned…


Dr.Z featured GQ (October 14)

A small mention with Dr.Z and the New Balance “City of Gold” collaboration in GQ magazine (South African edition/ October 2014 issue).


Dr.Z featured in Size Magazine (China)

The August issue of the popular Chinese sneaker & culture publication Size Magazine featured a massive 4 page artist profile and full length interview with Dr.Z…

Follow Dr.Z on Weibo China here: http://weibo.com/drzulu
and follow Size Weibo here: http://weibo.com/newsize


Dr.Z Interview on Don’t Party

Check out the mini-interview about the 2BOP VS DR.Z collaboration on the SA culture site Don’t Party.

Link here: http://www.dontparty.co.za/fashion/interviews-fashion/dr-zulu-interview-2bop-darkphase-launch-part-02/


2BOP vs DR.Z launch at Smith & Abrahams

On Saturday 12 July the 2BOP vs DR.Z “Game Over” Capsule collaboration launched in-store at Smith & Abrahams. There was free coffee and pastries available to the first 50 people through the door and a live BigSpace 6 hour dj set, but the main event of the day was a “Shinobi” arcade competition with the high-score winner walking away with a 2BOP vs DR.Z hamper and an original Dr.Z canvas. Congratulations to Wouter Schreuders for out battling everyone to claim first prize!

The full collection is now available at: Smith&Abrahams, 103 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, CT.


2BOP vs DR.Z Capsule Collection now available

The 2BOP vs DR.Z “Game Over” capsule collection is now available from Smith & Abrahams. The capsule is a part of 2Bop’s “Darkphase” 10 year anniversary range and features a “Shinobi” arcade game graphic theme comprising a long sleeve sweater, a black and white t-shirt, a beanie and a balaclava.


Sweater

Black T-Shirt

White T-Shirt

“Game Over” Beanie

“Game Over” Balaclava

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