With just over two weeks to go until our show at this year’s Vans Wängl Tängl kicks off, we’re really pleased to announce that Ed Templeton, Danny Wainwright, Tim Karpinski, Danny Larsen and Tristan Huber will be exhibiting their work.
They’ll join Corey Smith, Fos, French, Schoph and Blaise Rosenthal to complete what we’re pretty sure is one of the most progressive line-up of board sports art ever gathered together. Our show will kick off with an opening party at the resort’s renowned Europahaus gallery space on Tuesday 20th March, and will be open to everybody until Friday 23rd March.
The latest five artists announced are
Ed Templeton is a skateboarding legend and artist from Huntington Beach, California. He is best known for founding Toy Machine in 1993, a company known for releasing board graphics, adverts and films that have always taken skating in a new creative direction. Away from skateboarding, Ed came to real prominence in the mainstream art world with the publication of his photography book Teenage Smokers in 2001. Today, he is renowned as a painter, film-maker and photographer, and manages to maintain a prodigious creative output across each of these disciplines while continuing to work as head of Toy Machine.
Karpinski got his first break creating graphics for his childhood friend Danny Kass’s first pro model. The pair soon teamed up to launch glove company Grenade, with Tim in the chair as creative director. Today, Karpinski lives in Portland where he is art director of Gnu Snowboards and runs the Together Gallery. His solo shows have included exhibitions in Vancouver, Miami, San Francisco and London.
A pro skater, skate-shop owner, artist and designer from Bristol, and one of the UK’s most famous skateboarding exports. An interest in graffiti and street art introduced him to painting at an early age. Recent years have seen Danny’s art move further from their graffiti origins and take a more abstract route,
with a move to Barcelona in 2009 closely followed by the first highly acclaimed gallery show of his work.
Pro snowboarder and artist Danny Larsen is from Oslo in Norway. His stylish and creative riding is well known globally, and has been showcased in the renowned Pirates movies for the last five seasons. At the same time, his artwork has been steadily attracting more and more attention, particularly through it’s use on board graphics and t-shirts, and in exhibitions such as the recent Art on Snow.
Tristan Huber is a 24 year old illustrator and graphic designer from Austria. As a skater, his work has been influenced by board graphics and other elements of skate culture, particularly flyers and posters from the hardcore music scene, which continue to be a staple part of his output. Tristan’s work was the basis for this year’s Wängl Tängl artwork and design.