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Johanna Olk | Artist Network Program

JOHANNA IS A FRENCH ARTIST BASED IN GUÉTHARY (FRANCE). STUDYING INDUSTRIAL DESIGN JOHANNA OLK HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ATTRACTED TO OBJECTS AND COMPOSITION WITH A TIMELESS BEAUTY. RESTRICTED TO WHAT IS ESSENTIAL. SHE ENJOYS WHAT IS SIMPLE AND ABLE TO CREATE AN EMOTION. HER WORK AS A DESIGNER THEN AS AN ARTIST IS ALL ABOUT THIS. JOHANNA ENJOYS REPRESENTING THE STRENGH AND THE EMOTION LIVING IN THE ORDINARY. SHE PAINTS GRAPHIC IMAGES PLAYING WITH SIMPLICITY AND THE EVERYDAY LIFE’S MELANCHOLY.


Benjamin JeanJean | Artist Network Program

IT’S HIS PASSION FOR THE UNKNOWN AND THE UNUSUAL THAT MAKES BENJAMIN JJ SUCH A GREAT ARTIST, SURFER, PHOTOGRAPHER AND DESIGNER. DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE SURF AND SKATEBOARD CULTURE, BENJAMIN JJ FOLLOWS LIFE AT HIS OWN PACE ON THE FRENCH ATLANTIC COAST: HE DRIVES A 1965 404 PEUGEOT; LIVES IN AN OLD HOUSE HE RENOVATED HIMSELF, PACKED WITH VINTAGE FURNITURE AND ART PIECES; SURFS ON AN OLD SCHOOL LONGBOARD AND TAKES PICTURES WITH A MEDIUM FORMAT ANALOG CAMERA.

TIME SEEMS TIMELESS FOR HIM


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Roberto Rodriguez | Artist Network Program

ROBERTO RODRÍGUEZ WAS BORN IN 1981 IN AVILÉS (ASTURIAS/SPAIN). EVEN AS A CHILD HE SHOWS INTEREST IN DRAWING AND HIS PARENTS DECIDE TO ENROLL HIM IN A SMALL DRAWING ACADEMY. SURFING AND SKATEBOARDING SHOW HIM THAT CREATIVITY IS SOMETHING THAT HAS NO LIMIT. UNDERGROUND COMICS ALSO SHOWED HIM THAT THERE WAS LIFE BEYOND THE GREAT CLASSICS.



Anywhere Swim | Spring '19

INTRODUCING THE RVCA WOMEN'S 'ANYWEAR' SWIM COLLECTION FOR SPRING '19. RVCA SWIM IS WITHOUT

BOUNDARIES, WITHOUT LIMITS. EQUALLY AT HOME IN THE WATER AND NOWHERE NEAR AT ALL, OUR SWIM

COLLECTION IS DESIGNED FOR ANY GIRL ANYWEAR.

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Zak Noyle | Hyperbeast

HYPEBEAST RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH RVCA ADVOCATE, SURF PHOTOGRAPHER AND WATERMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE ZAK NOYLE TO TALK ABOUT HIS CAREER, AS WELL AS THE RELEASE OF SUN BUM'S LINE OF LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTIBLE FIGURINES COMMEMORATING THE BRAND'S 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. THE COLLECTION MEMORIALIZES PERSONALITIES WHO PURSUE THEIR CRAFTS IN A WAY THAT IS INSPIRING TO OTHERS IN THEIR COMMUNITY. ZAK IS ONE SUCH PERSONALITY AND IS FEATURED AS A 5" VINYL FIGURINE, HOLDING AN AQUATECH IMAGING SOLUTIONS WATER HOUSING, DAFIN FINS AND RVCA WETSUIT.

READ MORE ABOUT THE LIMITED RELEASE AS WELL AS HOW TO GET YOUR OWN "LITTLE ZAK" BELOW.

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Sage Erickson Victorious At Avoca

RVCA SURF AND WOMEN'S ADVOCATE SAGE ERICKSON RECENTLY DOMINATED AT THE VERY FIRST WSL QS3,000 EVENT OF 2019, HELD AT AVOCA BEACH, AUSTRALIA. SAGE WAS THE WOMAN TO BEAT ALL WEEK, ACCORDING TO THE WSL RECAP, AS SHE POSTED SOLID NUMBERS IN EVERY HEAT THAT SHE SURFED. THE FINAL WAS NO DIFFERENT AS SHE DOMINATED WITH A TWO-WAVE COMBINATION OF 17.07 – THE HIGHEST HEAT TOTAL OF THE WOMEN'S DIVISION. HAVING FALLEN OFF THE ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR AT THE END OF 2018, THIS 3000-POINT BOOST WILL GO ALONG WAY TO GETTING HER BACK WHERE SHE BELONGS IN 2020.

PHOTOS COURTESY: WSL / ETHAN SMITH

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Lex Weinstein | Sage Vaughn ECONYL® Collection

WRITTEN BY LEX WEINSTEIN FOR RVCA

RVCA IS SYNONYMOUS WITH ART, CULTURE, AND PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF WHAT IS EXPECTED. OVER THE YEARS IT’S BEEN SO INSPIRING TO SEE THE ARTIST COLLABORATIONS EMERGE IN A WAY THAT IS QUINTESSENTIAL TO THE BRAND’S SOULFUL STYLINGS. SOME OF MY ANP PIECES I’VE HAD SINCE HIGH SCHOOL, NEVER WANTING TO PART WITH MY FAVORITE FUNCTIONAL WORKS OF ART. THE COMBINATION OF LIMITED EDITION, ARTIST’S EFFORTS, AND UNIQUE FEEL CREATE AN EXTRA SPECIAL ELEMENT TO THEIR SURF INSPIRED WEARS THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO HOLD ONTO THEM FOREVER

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Tom Gerrard | In The Studio

TOM GERRARD AND STREET ARTIST AEON. THEIR TWO CAREERS HAVE BEEN EXISTING SIDE BY SIDE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, BOTH EXHIBITING INTERNATIONALLY AND SNAPPED UP BY ART COLLECTORS AROUND THE WORLD. FEW PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE TWO ARTISTS ARE ACTUALLY THE SAME PERSON APPROACHING THE ART WORLD FROM TWO DIFFERENT ANGLES AND WITH TWO DIFFERENT STYLES. TOM GERRARD’S CAREER HAS EXISTED PREDOMINATELY IN GALLERIES IN CITIES SUCH AS LONDON, PARIS, BERLIN, BARCELONA AND LA. HE ALSO HOSTS HIS PODCAST BENCH TALK WHERE HE INTERVIEWS ARTISTS AND CREATIVES ABOUT THEIR CAREERS.

TOM GERRARD SHOWS US AROUND HIS STUDIO AND TALKS ABOUT HIS ART PRACTISE WHILST WORKING ON HIS LATEST COLLECTION WITH RVCA.

VIDEO BY SEAN MCDONALD & CHRIS MURRAY MUSIC 'BLIND EYES' BY PLUTONIC LAB

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