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Jay Davies | Native

RVCA is glad to present Native: a short film starring Jay Davies and friends surfing around Western Australia. Enter your email below for a free download of the full film!


KDCD X RVCA | STEVE "ESPO" POWERS

LAST NIGHT WE KICKED OFF OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH KCDC SKATESHOP, CELEBRATING WITH A LAUNCH PARTY FEATURING AN STEVE "ESPO" POWERS ART EXHIBITION. WE'RE HONORED TO PARTNER WITH THIS LEGENDARY SKATESHOP -- KCDC HAS BEEN SUPPORTING THE BROOKLYN, NY SKATE SCENE PROPER, FOR YEARS. OUR IN-STORE COLLABORATION WILL BE RUNNING TIL SUMMER, STOP BY TO CHECK OUT RVCA X KCDC EXCLUSIVES AND ESPO'S ART. SPECIAL THANKS TO AMY GUNTHER, EVERYONE AT KCDC, AND STEVE "ESPO" POWERS.


ANP Artist Defer | Beats by Dre

ANP Artist DEFER BLENDS HIS EXTRAORDINARY ARTISTIC TALENT AND PASSION FOR MUSIC INTO A FNDMNTLS COLORWAY COLLABORATION FOR BEATS BY DRE. IN CELEBRATION OF HIS NEW HEADPHONES, DEFER TAKES YOU THROUGH HIS CREATIVE PROCESS AND RECOUNTS HIS ROOTS WITHIN LOS ANGELES GRAFFITI CULTURE IN THIS INCREDIBLE VIDEO PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY ESTEVAN ORIOL.


KCDC Skate Night at Roughtrade Records NYC

On Valentines Day 2018, we courted KCDC Skateshop for a mini ramp skate jam at Roughtrade Records NYC in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The V-Day festivities included Speed Date a Skater presented by Jenkem Mag, live music by Slasher, and cold ones courtesy of PBR. RVCA Skateboard Advocates Andrew Reynolds, Curren Caples, Kevin "Spanky" Long, and Mark Suciu romanced the ramp for the evening and John Bradford documented the affair. Special thanks to Pat Smith of Coda Skateboards for constructing the mini ramp for this event, Roughtrade Records NYC for hosting us, and KCDC Skateshop for the love affair.


KUSP

Kusp is a collaboration between Ari Browne, Joshua Keogh, and JJ Stanbrook. The exhibition is a composite of finless surfboards, acrylic paintings, video, and 35mm photography.

Our pursuits were purely in the name of progress, not perfection. Whilst adhering to popular performance ideas, the surfboards follow a trajectory far different to other surfboard design.

The surfboards on show are a rarity in that they move away from typical design processes and start to voluntarily move towards exploring the unknown outer precipice or cusp of surfboard design.

Typically in surfboard design function outweighs form. Our aim was to invert this relationship and explore the dynamics that occurs when Form (the appearance of the surfboard) is placed as the priority over function (the performance of the surfboard). Unsurprisingly the resulting surfboard identify firstly as sculptural objects and secondly as surfboards.

Surprisingly however, no quantifiable sacrifice or detriment to performance was apparent. This is due to the clinical approach josh took when shaping the surfboards. Seamlessly harmonising performance and aesthetics. “The boards were well and truly operating in the performance window” Testifies Ari Browne. They all worked amazingly well.” “However,” continues Ari, “My paintings are a different story.”

The paintings strive to inform and embellish the surfboards. They support one another. Hopefully creating a flow of information between surfboard and painting. A relationship where the painting is revealing, and or, concealing something about the surfboard, and vice versa. The paintings are a direct response to the physical appearance of the surfboard, and also the sensations, memories, and feelings experienced whilst ridding them in the Atlantic ocean.

Stanbrook’s short film is a work of art in its own rights. In terms of the show, the short film acts as the glue that binds experience to surfboard, surfboard to place, and painting to surfboard. The film also gave us the opportunity to tell a story of adventure, fun, and of course, lordish behaviour. Stanbrook’s Knack for story telling and humour are at work as he depicts a washed up idiot, Ari Browne, who, plays himself a he minces around the exotic Moroccan coastline. Lastly the film showcases the exceptional performance attributes of the ten finless surfboards.

KUSP Gallery Opening Reception
RVCA Back Gallery, 30 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Thursday 22nd February, 5pm to 7pm
Thank you to Stone & Wood for the opening night beers.

KUSP Video Premiere
Byron Bay Surf Festival's Sunset Cinema @ Denning Park.
Friday 23rd February, from 7pm

KUSP Portal
There will also be a small Kusp portal (including paintings, photos and a surfboard) on display as part of the Byron Bay Surf Festival's Art Markets at Denning Park.
Saturday 24th February, 9am to 5pm in the shapers area.


Benjamin Jeanjean | Covered Chaos

Presenting COVERED CHAOS, a 5-meter long x 2-meter high mural artwork by global ANP artist Benjamin Jeanjean. On a visit to Berlin’s ever-inspiring neighborhoods, and leveraging BRIGHT trade show and fashion week dynamics; RVCA and Benjamin partnered-up to deliver a live-art execution and impressive work of art to the thousands passing by BRIGHT. Jeanjean continues his exploration grounded in life experience and an interpretation of our world’s challenges.

Video by Yentl Touboul
Music: « Akahito » by Absent Music (words and music by Jan Van den Broeke)


Luke Pelletier 'American Fizzle' | New Image Art Gallery

February 10TH, 2018 was the opening reception for ANP Artist Luke Pelletier's solo show, 'American Fizzle' at New Image Art in Los Angeles, CA. Luke also curated a group show titled, 'Not a Whole Lot Going On', an exhibition featuring 20 different artists and their incredible work. RVCA Advocate Andrea Dosouto attended the show and documented the evening, giving you an inside look at the two exhibitions with her photography. Special thanks to Pabst Blue Ribbon for providing the drinks.

Video by Brandon Jenson || Song 'Detached and Bored' by Luke Pelletier

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Mark Suciu | ADV II Pro Shoe

Mark Suciu released an incredible video part to celebrate the release of his new pro shoe for Adidas. Watch Suciu take his creativity and surgical-like precision to spots that most would deem "us-skateable". Congratulations on your new pro shoe, Mark, very well deserved!


RVCA Trunks | A Trip to the Savage Land

A Trip to the Savage Land

Van tires roll off the pavement a few miles from the coast of mainland Mexico. Modern civilization has long been abandoned, as the search for a rumored beach break begins. The crew drives in on a black sandy trail, passing rundown houses, overgrown palms, and stone-faced Federales, making way through the landscape. They are eager and loose as the whisper of the waves grows closer, summoning a restless edge that calls for a more primal self. Each day starts before sunrise. They drink instant coffee and put together daypacks for the two-mile trek towards the beach. Once the jet-skis are in the water, the sessions begin. Hollow, shore-breaking barrels continue as long as the sun is up, creating a platform for stylish and powerful surfing. Evenings are spent eating locally caught fish and drinking beer from beat-up glass bottles. The need for a trip like this will never go away. Advocates find a fix in these desolate landscapes, feeding off of the raw energy and uncertain safety net that new territory brings. Perspective is gained in a simpler place, as the ongoing search for the Savageland carries on. Visit trunks.rvca.com to view our latest Trunks collection. Video by Blaine Suque, song: Built in Sun by G Night

Trunks


RVCAloha 2017 | Roots of Culture

On Dec 5th, 2017 the Fukumitsu family opened their home to the RVCA tribe for a day of Hawaiian culture and festivities.

Special thanks to: the Fukumitsu Family, Tony & Tammy Moniz, PM Tenore, Lyndie Irons & Rico Jiminez

Video by Change for Balance with additional footage by Brandon, Blaine, and Elliana Moore

Music by: Kaimi Hemorosura, Moses Kahumoku


Fuck Knows || Opening At Monster Children

Late December we where stoked to have a one night installation, "Fuck Knows" from RVCA Special Edition Artists Will Lynes, Nathan Pickering, and Rick ‘Four Eyes’ Vaughan at our good friends over at Monster Children.

Returning to work the following Monday, the Monster Children crew were blessed to find not only the remaining art hanging on the walls awaiting their collection, but the evidence of Four Eyes’ decision to beautify the bathroom walls (If the MC landlord is reading this please direct all complaints to rickvaughan@gmail.com).


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