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Mark Oblow + RVCA | IT'S A LOVE THING

RVCA Global advocate Mark Oblow visited Europe early July with his solo show « It’s A Love Thing », showcasing his latest art and unleashing his great energy to connect with people.

From Berlin’s BRIGHT XXV trade show where Mark connected with the RVCA family and fashion week visitors, to San Sebastian’s iconic surf boutique PUKAS where the artist spread the love with tens of consumers and local community influencers ; it was a great overall connection with a various profiles and locations.


With deep people’s connections around his art, Mark Oblow brought his talent to further elevate how RVCA remains true to its original founding philosphy : support artists and help them be themselves thru their artistic expression.


The Thrill is Back | Malibu

Summer is here and the Thrill is Back! This episode featuring Herbie Fletcher and friends at the California classic, first point Malibu.


Andrew Reynolds The Nine Club

RVCA Advocate Andrew Reynolds discusses growing up in Florida, his first sponsor G&S, riding for Birdhouse, how much he got paid for being in Tony Hawks Pro Skater, running Baker Skateboards, frontside flips, winning Maloof Money Cup, madness, how he got on RVCA, winning Thrasher’s Skater of The Year, Baker 4 video project and much more...


Grant Noble at Blackies

Rad clip of Grant Noble at Blackies via Mollusk Surf Shop and Jack Coleman.


STEFAN KOCEV | RVCA PLATFORM

THIS MONTH'S RVCA PLATFORM TEE FEATURES THE WORK OF STEFAN KOCEV. KOCEV IS A PHOTOGRAPHER, SURFER, AND BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BLACK BELT FROM VENICE, CALIFORNIA. KNOWN BEST FOR HIS BLACK AND WHITE ETHEREAL PHOTOGRAPHY, KOCEV HAS MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN THE SPACES WERE FASHION, SURFING, AND MARTIAL ARTS MEET. HIS SUBJECT MATTER RANGES FROM DESMOND TUTU AND RICKSON GRACIE TO GREAT WHITE SHARKS. WHEN NOT BEHIND THE CAMERA, YOU CAN FIND STEFAN HELPING PEOPLE FIGHTING ADDICTION; HE BELIEVES "EVERYTHING GOOD IN THIS LIFE COMES FROM HELPING EACH OTHER."

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Native Premier | RVCA HQ

RVCA was glad to host the west coast premier of Jay Davies new short film, Native, right here at the RVCA HQ in Costa Mesa! PHotos from the evening by Delon Isaacs.


Free Jazz Vein Screening

Thanks to everyone who came out last week at the RVCA HQ for a screening of Tin Ojeda's newest film, Free Jazz Vein. Photos from a fun evening by Delon Isaacs.


San Sebastian Single Fin Classic IV – A Community Moment

San Sebastian’s famous beach of Gros was the stage to an amazing community moment for the 4th Single Fin Classic by HAWAII & RVCA.

A gathering of renowned log competitors, amateur talents and local legends, the fourth edition was blessed with clean 2ft (0.6 to 0.8m) waves allowing the 60+ field of competitors to deliver authentic classic surfing.

From RVCA advocate and event youngest surfer Jules Lepecheux (Biarritz, FRA), 15, turning heads with his natural style, to winner Clovis Donizetti (Biarritz, FRA) unleashing his custom nose-ride perfection… It was a day of fun, proper performance and style, a showing of beautiful wave vessels from the San Sebastian surfing community, led by finalists Josean Lizarraga, Gon Garmendia and Gabi Malone. With a few beers, local tapas, typical warm-welcome energy from the Basque hosts, the 4th edition of the San Sebastian Single Fin Classic delivered a unique enjoyable mix and went beyond expectations. Hats off to the HAWAII DONOSTIA staff and founders, RVCA family and all surfers… @rvcasurf @rvca @hawaiidonostia #balanceofopposites

FINAL RESULTS

1- Clovis Donizetti (FRA)

2-Nathan Sadoun (FRA)

3-Corentin Clech (FRA)

4-Gabi Malone(EUK)

5-Joe Davies (UK)

6-Gon Garmendia (EUK)

7-Josean Lizarraga (EUK)


All photos by RVCA/@benpotier


Oblow+Rvca "ITS A LOVE THING" @BrightXXV

The Art Area of BRIGHT XXV will host a very special and exclusive show this very summer, with RVCA and two of its celebrated advocates, about to turn the area into the RVCA ART ROOM. Aptly titled “It’s A Love Thing“, this show features the renowned b/w photography of creative genius Mark Oblow, which is accompanied by the free-floating artwork of Charles Collet and held together by an installation of the enigmatic VHS Crew. If you’re in need of a group hug and won’t mind some art to mingle in the mix - don’t look any further. @lodownmag @rvca_europe @rvca @artistnetworkprogram

USEFUL INFORMATION

DATE / July 4, 4PM Launch moment

LOCATION / @BrightXXV, RVCA Art Room


MARK OBLOW : short bio

Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and relocated to California in the 90s, Mark Oblow’s first photo ads were published in Thrasher Magazine when he was still in the 9th grade - so, yeah, it’s a safe bet to state that his influence on skateboarding culture as we know it is a rather prominent one. The last twenty years saw him to be an integral part of shaping the identity of youth culture with his unique sense for photography, design and artwork. A fact that his countless features in various publications and books, solo- and group shows and his very own lifestyle brand MOBLOW easily underlines.

// markoblow.com


CHARLES COLLET : short bio

To call Grenoble-born skateboarding talent Charles Collet an urban nomad doesn’t quite nail it, really. He simply loves to travel. And as long as there’s a couch to crush, a spot to shred, a tune to play, a friend to talk to and a party to visit, it actually doesn’t matter too much which town he’ll call his temporary home next. And this curiosity and passion for unknown paths surely reflects through his unique artwork as well.


VHS CREW : short bio

The enigmatic VHS CREW is a single-handed collective deriving from the lesser known branches of 80s surf culture, a surrogate of free will manifested on videotapes which are a long time lost. Their work brings back the vibe that has been killed by blind consumerism, plastic bottles and the bombs of the Bush administration. Their noble aim is to save your fucking soul - and yours, too. They have no website, no Facebook and you can’t google them.



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