Stef Bastián

Project & Collaborations

Stef can’t really sit still.

Here you will find all the artistic projects and collaborations he’s been involved with.

ARCHES PAPERS

A true honor to be admitted in the gallery of one of the best watercolor paper manufacturers in the world. 

www.arches-papers.com

 

WATERCOLOR WEBINAR

Stef teaches the fundamentals of watercolor painting and color harmony in his new webinar. More details in the dedicated section.

 

FOOD BANK

For a low cost donation you can help put an end to global hunger while enjoying video classes by top artists.

 

ESCODA

Stef partnered with the world famous brushmaker Escoda, representing the handcrafted watercolor brushes as brand ambassador.

www.escoda.com

 

VICTORY OF THE WHALE   

TATTOO ART FOR THE OCEAN

Tattoo artists from all over the world have been invited to help raise awareness, in collaboration with Sea Shepherds and the London Tattoo Convention. This book contains the designs they created based on the 200 year anniversary of the victory of a sperm whale, a tale inspiring Herman Melville to write his classic novel Moby Dick.

DESIGN MATTERS 2020

Merging traditional mediums and creative exploration Stef and Delia Vico, in collaboration with TattooDo, joined this year’s DESIGN MATTERS conference in Copenhagen, a community of creative minds who share the same drive for digital design, technology, art and social impact.

www.designmetters.io

@designmattersdk

 

 

FRONT LINE

This year’s charity auction grew even bigger: 300 artists from 30 countries raised money to support front line workers during the Covid pandemic, as always coordinated by Stef Bastiàn.

www.tattoodo.com

 

 

PAINTINGS FOR THE NSW SERVICE

Australia went through a violent season of fires which burned almost 12 million acres of land with heavy losses in animal and human lives. Stef joined a collective of international artists auctioning paintings to raise funds for the NSW Rural Fire Department. Organized by Preternaturalperil this initiative raised and donated 18.000$

Preternaturalperil

 

 

 THE GOOD BOOK VOL.II

After the success of vol. I, Shaun Topper, and Dan Smith come back with a new edition for this revolutionary concept. Stef joined the collective of over 100 of the world’s leading tattoo artists to create a one of a kind reference book. www.capturedtattoo.com

 

 

 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

www.tattoodo.com

 

 

 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 PODCAST

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

 

 

THE MARCH OF MATRYOSHKAS – 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.

www.tattoolife.com

 

 

YOKAI BENTBACKS – AN ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION OF THE BIZZARRE

Some may call them evil spirits or monsters; with tendencies toward mischief and trickery. While others might revere them as Gods; givers of gifts, good luck, and great blessings. The Japanese call them Yōkai. Combining Japanese folklore and a classic American design, the Bentback, Stef represents this colorful world in his new book with a collection of 50 handpainted illustrations, including commentary in both English and Spanish.

www.kintaro-publishing.com

 

 

CAMERA JAPAN FESTIVAL – 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.

www.camerajapan.nl

 

 

´RECLAIM THE DOTS` THE BOOK ATONEMENT BOOKS

Stef participated to this collection of paintings that focuses on Japanese traditional tattooing, with a portion of all sales going to charity.

 

“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.

www.neversleeppublishing.com

 

 

“TATTOOED NEW ORK” – NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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.

 

NEW BOOK COMING SOON

‘INFERNO
A tribute to Dante’s Divine Comedy’

33 paintings illustrating this masterpiece of Italian literature in form of traditional backpieces. Includes full commentary on the historical, mythological and moral background.

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