Vive l’homme ARTIST CALL OUT

Rick By Myles Bennell

Lust For Life Tattoo is proud to be presenting Vive L’Homme, our annual male artist exhibition. After the success of last years inaugural male only show, Vive L’Homme has now solidified itself permanently within our yearly calendar of annual exhibitions to showcase and celebrate the work of male artist from local, national and international spheres.

This year we invite all male artists to submit works based on current influences creatively driving their art. This exhibition will involve a wide range of mediums so please submit traditional forms of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, leatherwork, jewellery or modern styles of craft, graphic design, comic book and anything in between.

Please send your name and contact details with an image of your submissions no larger than 1mb.
All work must be no bigger than 1.5m wide x 3m high
All work must be for sale
All work must be of a professional gallery standard ready to hang with drings attached
No wet work
$35 entry cost (can submit multiple pieces).
Submissions need to be emailed to –
DEADLINE: 5pm Monday the 7th of September.

The successfully selected works need to dropped off at the gallery on Sunday 13th of September
Launch of the exhibition will be Thursday the 17th September and will show until The 25th October

Note: We have limited spaces for sculptural works. Be sure to include specific size details of sculptural works submitted.

Thanks for submitting.

Incomplete Thought by Robert Chalender

Incomplete thought

Lust For Life Tattoo proudly presents Incomplete Thought
a solo exhibition by Robert Chalender
Opening on Thursday 6th of August
On show until the 31st of August.

Incomplete Thought is a striking look into the mind and politics of Bleeding Kansas artist Robert Chalender.

Owner of Strait Jacket Press, Robert set up shop in Fortitude Valley two years ago, it is in this studio on Brunswick, St. where Robert tends to vent his frustration about the world onto canvas.

Born and raised into what is termed as the Heartland of America, Robert’s Midwestern mind and historical conceptions about ‘Americana’, creatively enable him to produce works of art that touch on the consumerist, hedonistic and fame focus of today‘s popular America and beyond.

By perfecting a multilayer technique using segments of recognizable popular classic and contemporary images, then seamlessly integrating text, these medium to massive scale pieces confront the audience and question the role of Mass Media and Fame in today’s society.

Robert’s work is often at times a puzzle, and feels almost incomplete, as if the canvas he is using to communicate his message is too small dimensionally, for his thought to be communicated definitively.

The exhibition will include these montages and many of his limited edition screen prints.