Infamous JeanClaude Returns to Sweden

After the success of his first international show in 2011 in Uppsala, Sweden, Infamous JeanClaude has returned to collaborate again with Swedish artist Amara Por Dios and to show new works, this time in Stockholm. His show, "Insomnia Hut: I'll Sleep Tomorrow," opens this Friday at Skank Street Wear Boutique, where Amara has previously painted murals and shown her work. 

In Uppsala at Amara Por Dios' Studio
Studio Time in Uppsala
Infamous JeanClaude: Stay Champion 2013, Sweden
Amara Por Dios Mural in Skank's Stockholm Store

Amara Por Dios Mural in the Skank Dressing Room
Gamla Brogatan 23
111 20 Stockholm
Tel: 08-673 73 70

Friday, April 6th
5:00pm - 11:00pm

For inquiries about available art work, please contact

Amara Por Dios Stockholm Solo Show

 Amara Por Dios has been creating new works for her upcoming solo show at Skank Street Wear Boutique in Stockholm. She's always in beast mode, so it's nice to see a reflection of all her hard work at one time, in one place. If you're in the Stockholm area, support Amara on March 15th for the opening of her show.

Gamla Brogatan 23
111 20 Stockholm
Tel: 08-673 73 70

 Friday, March 15th
4:00pm - 8:00pm

For inquiries about available art work, please contact

Bearden Middle School Sessions

For the 2011 - 2012 School Year, we had to privilege of working with some local middle school students in Knoxville, TN. Michael Weineinger, a native New Yorker, and now an art teacher at Bearden Middle School, has been teaching his students about contemporary art, street art, and graffiti. He invited us to BMS for some collaborative projects that proved to be valuable for all parties involved.

In Fall 2011, Lifted Lab gave presentations at Bearden Middle School to 6th and 7th grade art students about modern day artists. We talked about Bigfoot, Infamous JeanClaude, Grifter, Zach Widgren, Berk Visual, Lifter Baron, and other young creatives. Students got to see a powerpoint presentation about the work of these artists, and collaborative projects they produce. We explored the idea of making a career from art, and encouraged kids to follow their creativity. 

Students began working on a project about cultural diversity in September. They were given the assignment to create a mask from  layers of colored paper that represents a unique culture from another part of the world. After completing this project, a handful of the masks would be selected for an art show in downtown Knoxville hosted by Lifted Lab. The art show was titled "These Funky Masks" and took place in November of 2011.

In Spring of 2012, Lifted Lab returned to BMS for an evening themed around New York City. We set up a workshop table for kids, parents, grandparents to stop by and see art, prints, toys, apparel, books, and stickers by Lifted Lab artists and New York artists that we're inspired by. Kids learned about the origins of graffiti and how to practice bubble letters and hand styles. 

Shout out to Michael Weininger for the opportunity to put all of this together and big up to all the inspiring, talented kids following their creativity at BMS.

Amara Por Dios Solo Show

AMARA POR DIOS is opening her new show this weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden. We've been keeping tabs on her progress, hustle, and development of style this year and are anticipating seeing this show come together. The colors and characters have truly been popping in her recent work-in- progress photos. This will be her first solo show of the year and opens officially Saturday, June 9 at Urban Artroom.

Photo: Amara Muñoz

Photo: Amara Muñoz

Photo: Amara Muñoz

Photo: Amara Muñoz

Amara Por Dios New Art

After connecting with Swedish artist Amara Por Dios at the Soulful Madness show, we've decided to keep tabs. "Up-and-coming" is an understatement, because this chick is guaranteed to blow UP!

She's got everything going for her: a few shows under her belt, a style of painting and illustration becoming more defined each day, clothing line in the works, designs for Flying Lotus, and creative drive that is determining her future as a M.O.B.  We see many beautiful things on the horizon for you, Amara!

Tomorrow Amara will feature some new pieces in an all-female art show opening in Gothenburg, Sweden at the Urban Artroom. We're looking forward to seeing the new new and we hope to work with Amara in the US this year!

Soulful Madness Photos

Soulful Madness opened with a record-breaking crowd this weekend in Uppsala. This traditional Swedish town has never seen a contemporary art show quite like this before, and people are really digging it. 

This was also the first time for Galleri Diana to have a live DJ at an opening, so the vibe was extra lively as people flowed in, drinks poured out, and pieces were bought up! 

Infamous JeanClaude received a warm welcome for his first international show, and Amara Por Dios proved to be a local favorite. Both artists exhibited pieces showing growth into their unique, yet complimentary styles of illustration and painting. 

The show remains on display at Galleri Diana until December 17. Congrats Amara and G! 

More pix on Facebooger

Coming soon: Lifted Lab Podcast: Volume 1 with interviews from both artists.

Keep on keepin' up!


 We are very excited to be supporting Infamous JeanClaude for his first international art show, taking place in Uppsala, Sweden this Saturday. Since beginning our relationship with Infamous JeanClaude, he has excelled from recent SCAD graduate to a well-traveled, prolific up-and-comer whose skills encompass illustration, fine art, graphic design, typography, and more. 

The "Soulful Maddness" show is a collaboration between Charlotte-based Infamous JeanClaude and emerging Swedish illustrator and painter, Amara Por Dios. The two artists connected through Twitter earlier this year and have been exchanging ideas for this exhibit since.

Together, their vibrant, urban-inspired pieces will create a bold, yet warm environment full of playful symbolism and characters that reflect our generation's perspective. This will be the first collaboration and meeting between the two artists.

Step inside as worlds collide.

"Soulful Madness"
 New Work from Infamous JeanClaude and Amara Por Dios
 December 3 - December 17, 2011 
 Galleri Diana  
Sysslomansgatan 9  
75311 Uppsala, Sweden 

Opening Reception with Artists:  
December 3, 2011 from 2:00 - 8:00 pm 
Live DJ and Refreshments

Artist Links:

Infamous JeanClaude: Road To Sweden

One of the biggest announcements of 2011 came to us recently: INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE will be showing in his first international gallery this December. Galleri Diana in Upsalla, Sweden will be hosting the "Soulful Madness" exhibit as their final show in 2011, which will be a collaboration between German artist, Amara Por Dios, and Infamous JeanClaude.

Amara Por Dios is a PYT BAMF. Her colorful characters and aerosol Aztec-esque creations will be well-suited counterparts to Infamous JeanClaude's urban illustrative symbolism. We anticipate the "Soulful Madness" show to be full of fun, high energy pieces. Future fresh and positively funky, y'all. Amara, we can't wait to meet you, mama! Keep crushing. Check her blog to see recent pictures from Art In The Streets, an International graffiti and street art festival held in Stockholm.


To raise funds for travel expenses and art work shipping costs, Infamous JeanClaude has opened a Kickstarter page where supporters can contribute donations that go directly to helping this art show come together. Until October 22, the page will remain up with intentions of raising the $3,000 goal mark. The Kickstarter website only donates the funds for the project if the goal amount is reached. So, please, help us reach our goal and spread the Lifted Lab movement overseas.

Please stay tuned in for more details to be announced about our journey. Announcements for some "Road To Sweden" fund raising events happening in New York City and the Southeast will be made this week. 

"Soulful Madness" 
December 3 - 17, 2011 
Galleri Diana 
Sysslomansgatan 9 75311 Uppsala, Sweden