2019

 

” Tattooers “

A brand new series of short interviews with selected tattooers that are influential for experience, habits, ethics and skills. Delivered in a concise format to inspire by example.

 

The Tattoo Fan club

Stef is back with his new art exhibition aimed at raising money for charity: “The Tattoo Fan Club”. This year the artists are 200 from over 25 countries and the chosen medium is the Uchiwa, a japanese paper fan. 

Beautifully displayed at the 15th anniversary of the London Tattoo Convention, this project raised 37.300$ for “Operation Underground Railroad”, a non-profit fighting child exploitment

https://www.tattoodo.com/a/the-tattoo-fan-club-exhibiting-art-for-charity-14592

 

Hardy Youth- The Mashup

Ever heard of Ed Hardy’s “Mashup” design? With this exhibition Andreas Coenen celebrates one of the most iconic traditional designs, reinterpreted by some of the most skilled tattoo artists today. Stef took part in this project with one of his paintings, which will be displayed in Aachen, London and San Francisco.

 

TATTOO TALES

Stef launched his brand new podcast, a series of interviews recording Tattooing hidden treasure: stories.  Available on iTunes, Youtube, Stitcher, and Spotify.

 

2018

 

The March of The Matryoshkas // Sep 28-30 // London

What do you get when you give 90 of the world’s best tattooists their own set of Russian nesting dolls? A weird, wonderful, and entirely unforgettable collection of hand-painted matryoshki brought to life in ways you cannot imagine. The dolls will be revealed at this year’s London Tattoo Convention before being sold at auction, with all proceeds going to Save the Children.

https://www.tattoolife.com/the-march-of-the-matryoshkas-project/

 

Yōkai Bentbacks – An Illustrated Collection of The Bizarre

Combining two of his loves – the bentback girl, a traditional Western design, and yōkai, a collection of monsters, spirits, and demons that reside within Japanese mythology – Stef’s debut book of watercolour prints deserves a space on every tattoo lover’s bookshelf.

www.kintaro-publishing.com/artists/stef-bastian/

 

Camera Japan Festival // Sep 27-30 // Rotterdam

With his ability to breathe life into yōkai through watercolor, not forgetting to add his own unique twist, Stef’s Yōkai Bentbacks deserves to be seen in person.

Reclaim the dots-The Book // Atonement Books

www.camerajapan.nl/event/exhibition-yokai-bentbacks/

This collection focuses on Japanese traditional tattooing, with a portion of all sales going to charity.

 

2017

 

“Cor Mysterium” // Neversleep Publishing

Featuring almost 200 works of art from some of the world’s best tattooists, Cor Mysterium explores the symbolism behind traditional tattoo designs.

https://neversleeppublishing.com/new-page/

 

“Tattooed New York” // March-May // New York Historical Society // New York

The exhibition documented the origins and ongoing journey of modern tattooing with particular emphasis on New York City as the central cultural nucleus of the tradition.   Stef’s work was one of the 15 chosen by THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, amongst 200, to represent the highest levels of contemporary tattooing.

http://m.nyhistory.org/exhibition/tattooed-new-york

 

Other

 

Tattoo Flash Collective

Head to Tattoo Flash Collective, a small US company with big aspirations to keep the culture of tattoo flash art alive, to pick up one of six (or what the hell, get the set) 11″x14″ flashes by Stef.

www.tattooflashcollective.com/collections/tattoo-flash/stef-bastian

 

Kintaro Publishing

Click the link below to pick up a copy of Yokai Bentbacks as well as other artwork by Stef.

www.kintaro-publishing.com/product/yokai-bentbacks/

 

Mindzai Apparel

Click the link for more of Stef’s work, including a large, high-quality print of Noh Bentback Warrior, from his ongoing series that merges bentback girls and yōkai.

www.mindzaiapparel.net/collections/artist-stef-bastian