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Andrew Pommier | Artist Network Program

Andrew Pommier is a lad who has always loved painting and drawing. Art school (in the Renaissance world of Florence, Italy where which brought forth the galloping wonders of experience he had never tired) allowed him to escape the small Canadian mining city he grew up in. Art has given him the opportunity to explore many places in the world; showing internationally with solo shows both in New York, USA and Sydney, Australia, as well as being in many group shows that have been either close to home or across an ocean or two.

His art mixes the polish and rawness of the creative process. Left exposed are the rough pencil lines referencing sketches from his steadfast companion" his sketchbook. The hurried daily records are then contrasted with deftly polished lines in paint, which contain the result of a darkly humorous reflection of the ironic collision between the constructed world of man and the natural world. The last four years have been spent living in Vancouver, and when not engrossed in a dark studio he can be found on his bike laying down wicked long skids on its eastside streets.

*click to view the Andrew Pommier Artist Network Program collection

Video by Jordan Mayfield

Photos by Jim Diehl


Matty Matheson | Welcome to the Family

"It is our honor that we announce Matty Matheson to our family of Advocates & Artists. The Balance of Opposites runs through everything RVCA does — deeply rooted in and passionate about the arts and active pursuits. From our Advocates to the Artist Network Program (ANP) we’re inspired by a culture of creativity. Our mission is to recognize and celebrate these Advocates through our platform. Welcome to the RVCA Family, Matty" - PM Tenore


Alex Knost Bonzer | RVCA Surf

Alex Knost pays homage to The Campbell Bros and their revolutionary surfboard design, the Bonzer. The Bonzer was the first standardized tri-fin surfboard created in 1970 by Malcolm and Duncan Campbell. Over the past year, Knost's friendship with the Campbell Bro's has become a catalyst for several retrospective art exhibitions, exclusive clothing collections, and custom shaped boards. We are honored to commemorate the Campbell Brothers and their forward-thinking surfboard designs with this RVCA x Campbell Bros collection. View the full collection of trunks, tees & more here: RVCA X Campbell Brothers.


Moments At Home | Charles Collet

Having spent 20 years skateboarding, a decade of which included pro status, CharlesCollet recently found himself questioning the next steps in his career. Having always shown a keen passion for woodworking, Charles spent the last year studying the art of marquetry in his hometown of Grenoble. Having moved west to Bordeaux upon graduating, we caught up with Charles in his humble new abode to discuss life, skateboarding and his new found love for craftsmanship.

Credits:

Filmed & edited by Robin Pailler

Music:Charles Collet


RVCA SPORT | NYC

Last month RVCA took over New York City with a series of events centred around RVCA NYC and the Now & Then: Beautiful Losers Exhibition. Our VA Sport Advocates represented their pillar of the brand and hosted our RVCA Family & Friends with many private + public events at local New York establishments including Overthrow Boxing Club, The Dogpound Gym, Superare Fight Club and Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We're thankful to be invited into these communities in New York and to have the opportunity to have hosted the following events:

Overthrow Boxing Club workout with their founders Joey Goodwin + Alicia Napolean and VA Advocate Jason Parillo

The Art of Breath coursework with Brian McKenzie at Dogpound Gym

Superare Fightshop in Lower East Side, NY autograph signing with BJ Penn

Mendes Bros + BJ Penn BJJ seminar at Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


RVCANYC | SKATE

From August 21-27 our Skate Advocates, Andrew Reynolds, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Curren Caples, Nestor Judkins, Zach Allen, and Kader Sylla joined the RVCA family in New York City for a number of events, centred around the gallery exhibition "Now & Then: Beautiful Losers, Alleged Gallery, and 90's Lower East Side". During the week RVCA Skate was out in the city, they held 2 different events with our favourite NY skateshop, KCDC. On August 22 there was an Ed Templeton photo show at KCDC Skateshop in Brooklyn, NY and on August 25th we hosted a BBQ/skate jam at the Pump Track Park in Brooklyn.

Special thanks to Amy Gunther and her team at KCDC for hosting us in NYC - it was an incredible week.


On the Edge of a Dream

Join us at RVCA HQ on September 28 for the premiere of Ellis Ericson's "On The Edge of a Dream". RSVP here

For the past five yearsEllisEricson and Andrew Kidman have been working with George Greenough on the modern evolution of his Edge Board design.

Ericson and Kidman are both shapers; the book and film charts their journey as they work with Greenough to personalise their own equipment with a design George has been toying around with since the late ‘60s.

Shot in Australia on the North Coast of New South Wales it features the original venues Lennox Head and Angourie where Greenough’s innovative Edge designs were tested in the early ‘70s.

Duration: 53 mins.


Damage Frito | Alex & Ellis

RVCA Advocates Alex Knost & Ellis Ericson journey south of the boarder in search of uncrowded line-ups, cold beers & warm waves. With a few unorthodox shapes in hand... here's what they found. Photos by Delon Bone, video by Jimmy Jazz James, song by White Fence.


Damage Frito | Alex & Ellis

For Californian surfers, Mexico is always a blip on the radar, providing an easy escape from many the overcrowded lineup. In “Damage Frito”, RVCA Advocates Alex Knost & Ellis Ericson pack up the van and head south of the border to find a mixed bag of right pointbreaks, some playful, many exciting. From gliding across slow, Malibu-esque walls to threading through fast, hollow sections, the unique lines drawn by both surfers is very pleasing to the eyes. As they trade waves and swap boards, our only thought is that we wish we were there. Photos by Delon Bone, video by Jimmy Jazz James, song by White Fence.


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