Abdul Vas solo exhibiton
Abdul Vas ACDC Tokyo Ton Ton Game Over

Abdul Vas Ton Ton Game Over ACDC Tokyo

11/14fri - 11/20thu 
※off 11/17 mon

【Opening Reception】11/14 (fri.) 17:00-
【party】11/15 (sat.) 17:00-

at AMP/ Tokyo
produced by BLACKBOX

My productions are an offering to AC/DC. Perhaps I am not close to them physically, but, in my heart I feel the absolute power that they shed upon me. For me, I can sense infinity by dedicating all these pieces to a band that has given everything to rock and roll. They have stood outside all trends and passing fashions, always true to themselves. They’re the greatest of all times and, thanks to them, in the engines of my trucks, you can hear the riffs of their powerful guitars. My desire is that everything should revolve around them directly, but always under the absolute control of their powerful music. I can’t explain this adoration in words—it’s something you have to feel. With regard to Malcolm Young’s legendary Jet Firebird, all I can say is that it is the indestructible core of this obsession called AC/DC=POWER. My truck does not possess a defined sexual condition, but what is obvious is that it is nourished by AC/DC to operate in some instances as musical and sexual governor, travelling around the galaxies handing out rock and roll and anal sex at all times to all people who are prepared to feel this power in their bodies and their souls in the event that they have souls. This sentence could be the best motto for some of my trucks. In my case, the sexuality that I am living has a very different aim from that of this ungovernable machine. What I understand as sexuality is for me a path I walk each day that operates as an emotional link for my development as a person and for establishing relations, fantasies, disappointments, friendships, beliefs, love, attitudes, and many other things, things that can’t always be revealed. As regards my machines, they have different types of sexuality and ways of operating. One of them is to generate orgasms automatically as long as you’re listening to music by people of the standing of Muddy Waters, ZZHill, LaVern Baker, and Little Milton, to mention some of the greatest, all of them protected by AC/DC. For me, it’s a question of hearing music that awakens your sexuality, letting yourself go, and if one day you climb onto one of my trucks, all your desires will be within your grasp! [laughs].

Abdul Vas
Born in Maracay, Venezuela, in 1981, he grew up living between Surinam, Guyana, and Belgium. He studied Fine Arts at EAVRA, Maracay, and later at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. He has created handmade books and zines, photographs, collages, drawings, paintings and murals.

Since 2004, he has realized several solo exhibitions for commercial galleries in Europe and the Americas, and has participated in many group exhibitions. In 2009, he was selected for the Beijing Biennale; in the same year, he exhibited My 57 States AC/DC (Georgetown, Guyana).

Since 2010, he has been working on the project North-American Truckers and AC/DC Power, exhibited at SPACE ART, Sydney (Australia). Abdul Vas lives and works in Amsterdam and Madrid.


マラカイEAVRA、アムステルダムGerrit Rietveld Academieにてファインアートを学ぶ。

2009年、北京ビエンナーレに招待される。同年、"My 57 States AC/DC"を発表。



acdc rock or bust 2014

acdc rock or bust 2014

Due to be released on 28 November 2014 in Australia and on 2 December 2014 elsewhere, Rock or Bust will mark the band's first original recordings since 2008's Black Ice. Rock or Bust will be the band's first album without founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who left the band in 2014 for health reasons. Malcolm's departure was later clarified by the band and their management, saying that Malcolm was officially diagnosed with dementia and will possibly never play again. 

Before the album was officially announced, Brian Johnson admitted that it was difficult to make the album without Malcolm Young. He brought about the idea that the album could be called Man Down, but believed the title felt too negative towards Malcolm's situation and overall health.

In 2015, the band will embark on a world tour to promote Rock or Bust and celebrate the band's 40th anniversaryMalcolm Young will be replaced by his and Angus' nephew, Stevie Young.

The album was recorded at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada with producer Brendan O'Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

The first single "Play Ball" was first used on 27 September 2014 in a trailer for Major League Baseball on TBS postseason coverage, and the single was released on 7 October, the same day as the tracklisting and artwork were revealed. It became available on iTunes for those who pre-ordered the album.

The second single, "Rock or Bust" will be officially released on 19 November, along with the song's official video, which was filmed in front of 500 fans in London on 4 October. The song leaked by accident when it was uploaded to the AC/DC YouTube account instead of "Play Ball".

Info: http://www.acdc.com/es/rockorbust

On the Edge, 2014 is the third collaboration between artist Abdul Vas and Factum Arte.

Abdul Vas acdc on the edge Tokyo Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas acdc on the edge Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas acdc on the edge Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas Gerard Huerta Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas acdc Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas acdc 2014

Abdul Vas acdc Rocks Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas acdc on the edge Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas acdc on the edge Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas Mike Fraser Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas Gerard Huerta Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas acdc Kippenland Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas on the edge Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas acdc on the edge Preteen Gallery

Abdul Vas acdc on the edge Mike Fraser Preteen Gallery

"The audience for this project is quite diverse, there are contemporary art collectors who love my work in general but there is a lot of interest from hardcore AC/DC fans who, of course, know about my work and my devotion for AC/DC.” – Abdul Vas

It is a flight case inspired in the world tour 'The Razors Edge 1990-91' of the Australian rock group AC/DC.
The flight case is a plywood suitcase covered in black PVC with metal details. It has a silkscreened Abdul Vas' logo on the top, designed by Gerard Huerta. It includes: an interview to Mike Fraser, 23 stickers, a poster, a Chicken AC/DC lasercut wood stamp with a nickel-plated steel handle, a 40 page book about Kippenland and a T-shirt.

Edition of 40 numbered copies, with an authenticity certificate.
This project has been produced by Gerardo Contreras at Preteen Gallery.

INFO: http://www.factum-arte.com/pag/619/On-the-Edge--2014

Abdul Vas She is a Rainbow

Abdul Vas “She's A Rainbow” 2014
mixed media, 24 x 30.5 cm / 9.4 x 12 inches (collage)

Abdul Vas' work recurrently addresses desire, but less often of sex and postsexuality per se, in large part because postsexuality in Vas' view is largely tantamount with a craving-assembly that leads unswervingly to the concept of ‘no sexes' and polysexuality. Abdul Vas opposes a psychoanalytic thesis regarding postsexuality. Postsexuality floods the social-artistic field, and the sexuality of the distinctive psyche and its libidinal speculations epitomize an ordinary impasse, concentrating and sequestration of collective desire.

When Abdul Vas speaks of the libido of craving-contraptions, the spatial dislocation of the body, and the postsex-will of the itinerant individual, he talks about libido to designate the unlocalized energy of craving contraptions, but the mutations of this energy are never desexualizations or sublimations. All stages of craving-assembly – invention per se, recording, and consumption/ consummation – happen within a single territory of postsexual discourse. The pertinent opposition within this domain is not between the individual and the social, but between the molar and the molecular, the molar being the territorializing permutations of control that constrain craving- assembly, the molecular the deterritorializing assemblages of craving – assembly's proliferating, disrupting networks and contours of rapture.

Text by Gerardo Contreras

PROJECT ROOMS Curated By Octavio Zaya:
Jota Castro (Perú) de Galería Umberto Di Marino (Nápoles, Italia); Nicole Franchy (Perú) de Jacobo Karpio Galería (San José, Costa Rica); Andrés Marroquín (Perú) de Revolver Galería (Lima, Perú); Cecilia Paredes (Perú) de Galería Isabel Aninat (Santiago, Chile); Santiago Roose (Perú) de 80m2 / Livia Benavides (Lima, Perú); Abdul Vas (Belgium) de Preteen+Spanking (México DF, México / Sydney, Australia)…

Abdul Vas Preteen Gallery

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BRIAN JOHNSON Says AC/DC Will Enter Studio In May
Abdul Vas ACDC Gerard Huerta

Legendary Anglo-Australian hard rockers AC/DC will enter a studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in May, presumably to begin recording their first new material since 2008's “Black Ice” album. In addition, the band will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year by playing 40 shows around the world.

The news of AC/DC‘s recording and touring plans was revealed earlier today (Friday, February 14) by the band's lead singer, Brian Johnson, during a surprise phone call he gave to Andy Preston of the 98.7 The Gater radio station in West Palm Beach, Florida (hear audio below).

Asked if AC/DC is planning to do anything this year, Johnson told Preston: “Well, you'll be the first one to know, really, because we've been denying anything, 'cause we weren't sure. One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn't like to say anything, and we're very private about things like this, so we didn't wanna say anything. And he's a very proud man. But I think we'll be going into the studio in May in Vancouver. Which means, we should be getting ready. ”It's been 40 years of the band's existence, so I think we're gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, like I said, we'll have to go out, even though we're getting a bit long in the tooth. [laughs]“ He added: “You know what?! It's been four years [since we last went out on the road], and I'm really looking forward to it.”

During a January 2012 appearance on “The Cowhead Show”, the American radio program hosted by Mike “Cowhead” Calta, Johnson revealed that health issues were affecting one of his bandmates, which may have put new album plans temporarily on hold. “One of the boys is a little sick and I can't say anything, but he's getting better,” Brian said. “He's doing wonderful. Full recovery fully expected.”

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams told BackstageAxxess.com in a March 2013 interview that guitarists Malcolm and Angus Young were writing songs for the band's next album. But Williams said that at the time that there was still a long way to go, explaining, ” [There is] nothing in the works right now [as far as recording]. We're still getting over the last tour, so we're just hanging out and doing stuff. The guys are writing material and when they've got some stuff together, they'll give us a holler.”

Asked how the band's creative process works, Williams said, “[Angus and Malcolm] get a bunch of ideas together. Some are more together than others — and then we'll all hit the studio or a little rehearsal room and we'll kick it around with a producer. And then we get in a studio and record, and that's kind of how it runs.” ”Black Ice” was followed by a nearly two-year world tour.

Malcolm Young told Classic Rock magazine in 2012, “I've been doing some jamming on some song ideas but I do that all the time, as do the rest of the band . . . I think we need a couple of years to recuperate and work on it a bit more.”

Regarding AC/DC‘s plans to tour in support of the upcoming CD, Brian told the Bay Area rock station 107.7 The Bone in a June 2012 interview: “Well, I think it wouldn't be like the last one. That was two years. I mean, that was just nuts. We were just fragged when we finished [that one]. I mean, it took about three weeks to get over it. But it was so much fun, though. For guys our age at the time, to tour the world to sellout audiences everywhere, it gives you a good feeling. And the great thing was to look out into the audiences and have a look at the generations of people… I mean, it was unbelievable… Kids there that were 7-8 [years old], teenagers…”

Johnson also spoke about how AC/DC decides which recording and touring projects to take on, telling 107.7 The Bone: “We're just a bunch of pals from the projects, still. Even though we've done well, we still have the same roots that we stick by that we did when we had nothing, basically. And that's the work ethic. And it has to be right for the boys to do anything. When we're sitting down and [we're talking about], ‘Can we do this? We're not gonna be a pale shadow of our former selves?' We'll talk about it and make sure that we've all got it. We're just five pieces of a card, and if one of us is not really [able to perform at 100 percent], the whole thing would just collapse, I think.”


AC/DC Fan and Artist Abdul Vas Talks About His Favorite Brand and Karma
Abdul Vas ACDC Patticcas

Known for his aggressive creative style that combines American symbolism with his Venezuelan heritage, Abdul Vas is equally renown for his zealot-like love for AC/DC. With the epic-scale energy and masculinity embodied by the American cowboy culture so prevalent in his paintings, it should come as no surprise that he would likewise choose to spread the gospel of the iconic rock band through his art. His first book For Those About to Power was a compilation of his work inspired by them that quickly sold out in Australia and earned him recognition with AC/DC’s devoted fan-base. We recently got the chance to sit down with him and hear about his art and his obsession.



Interview D'Abdul Vas, Artiste Contemporain Fan D'AC/DC
Abdul Vas ACDC Chicken

Abdul Vas est le fan-né pour narrer la vie d’AC/DC

Est-ce du fanatisme? Pourquoi donc autant de fascination?

Je prends beaucoup de plaisir à relater la vie de ces Demi-Dieux. Ils sont pour moi des incroyables légendes vivantes et je ne puis laisser filer cette opportunité. Il est vrai, que je me considère chanceux ; car la fascination que j’éprouve pour AC/DC est le catalysant même, de toutes les idées artistiques qui effleurent mon esprit. Sur ce point, je suis conscient que la vie m’a donnée cette occasion unique dans son genre.



Airbourne Spanish Tour 2013 – Barcelona

November 19 @ 10:00 pm
Airbourne Spanish Tour 2013

When the opportunity to collaborate with Airbourne’s Spanish tour presented itself, I immediately said yes for various obvious reasons…
Firstly, the invitation came from Rockzone and Spanking Projects. That is, from people who a dear to me and therefore natural that I accept it. Secondly, my immediate thought was that Airbourne is such a great band of rock n’ roll; with awesome AC/DC influences! For this reason, I can only feel proud of the fact that my small contribution – will help the creative spirit of AC/DC to linger around forever more…






El CEART de Fuenlabrada en colaboración con el CAAM de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria presenta la exposición ON PAINTING

AC/DC's 40th year anniversary as a band 2013

Abdul Vas Mural

Abdul Vas Mural

Abdul Vas Mural

Abdul Vas Mural

Abdul Vas Mural

Mural: técnica: óleo, senok, pen on wall.
330cm x 870cm

El CEART de Fuenlabrada en colaboración con el CAAM de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria presenta la exposición ON PAINTING [Prácticas pictóricas actuales... más allá de la pintura o más acá]

Museográficamente, la exposición ocupa todo el espacio interior de la sede principal del Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente y acoge relevantes obras pictóricas en préstamo de importantes colecciones privadas e institucionales, procedentes del contexto pictórico iberoamericano. Incluye además seis intervenciones creadas de forma expresa para la muestra.

ON PAINTING [Prácticas pictóricas actuales... más allá de la pintura o más acá] es un ambicioso proyecto expositivo y de reflexión en el que “se concibe la pintura, más que como un género del arte, como una metodología o como un lenguaje. Se manifiesta como una muestra sobre lo pictórico, que entiende la pintura, más que como soporte, como uso lingüístico o como tema sobre el que el arte indaga”, Omar Pascual Castillo.

La propuesta expositiva se adentra en las últimas dos décadas del contexto iberoamericano, territorio en el que la pintura ha primado como lenguaje y género artístico, y se articula en torno a cuatro líneas ideo estéticas generales desde las que se abordan los cambios programáticos en las prácticas pictóricas desde finales de siglo XX hasta inicios del actual. Estas cuatro líneas en torno a los cuales se ha planteado y organizado la museografía de la exposición son: ‘Splash Color and Materials: Nuevas experiencias abstractas’; ‘Amargo sabor, la Náusea: El retorno de la Pintura Ácida’; ‘Post Hispanic Narratives: Nueva narratividad en la Era de la Imagen’ y ‘Tutto Revoluto… Del Neobarroco a la Era de la Promiscuidad’. Bajo estos cuatro epígrafes se aglutina la obra de todos los artistas que participan en esta muestra internacional, procedentes de Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Haití, México, Perú, Puerto Rico, Surinán, Venezuela y España, así como invitados de Filipinas , Bélgica y Estados Unidos.

Artistas presentes: Manuel Ocampo, Ángela de la Cruz, Arturo Herrera, Hernan Bas, Kehinde Wiley , Dzine, Adriana Varejâo o Guillermo Kuitca, Abdul, Vas, Federico Herrero...

ON PAINTING [Prácticas pictóricas actuales... más allá de la pintura o más acá]

Comisario: Omar-Pascual Castillo

Del 5 de septiembre al 27 de octubre de 2013
C/ Leganés, 51- 28945 Fuenlabrada-Madrid

"Down and Dirty" from the album "Maximum Rock'n'Roll" by the rock band '77 upcoming the 14th October 2013

Abdul Vas 77 Maximum RnR

Abdul Vas 77 Maximum RnR


'77 Debuts New Song and Cover Art for “Maximum Rock n' Roll”
77 Abdul Vas

Spanish hard rock bruisers '77 have debuted the first track off their upcoming third full-length album, Maximum Rock n' Roll . The song, entitled “Down and Dirty,” is streaming now at this location .

'77 had the following to say regarding Maximum Rock n' Roll: “We obviously wrote music in typical '77 fashion such as ‘Down and Dirty' or ‘Stay away from Water,' tunes that will make you bang your head and raise your fist in the air while singing the choruses. Once more we recorded live in the studio, supervised by Fred Estby this time behind the mics and mixing desk, and we are really happy with the sound we got: no tricks, no FX; just Maximum Rock and Roll played as loud as possible”

The band has also unveiled the cover art, designed by artist and AC/DC enthusiast Abdul Vas , for Maximum Rock n' Roll .


1. Maximum Rock n' Roll
2. Don't You Scream
3. Down and Dirty
4. Highway Rebel
5. Jazz It Up
6. Stay Away From Water
7. You Bore Me
8. Take Me or Leave Me
9. Virtually Good
10. 16 Year-Old King

Maximum Rock n' Roll was recorded at Gutterview Recorders, in Stockholm from the 17th to the 28th of March and was produced by Fred Estby and Nicke Andersson. The album was mastered by Hoffe at Cosmos Mastering, Stockholm. Maximum Rock n' Roll is set for a fall 2013 North American release.








Rock Barbacoa Abdul Vas For Those About to Power


13.00 h.
- Barbacoa en la terraza del bar Ceferino (Pasaje interior C/Pamplona 88). Barcelona

16.00 h.
– Presentación de libro de Abdul Vas en Rocksound Bar (C/Almogávers 116). Barcelona

16.05 h.
– Concierto exclusivo de '77 en Rocksound Bar (C/Almogávers 116). Barcelona

* Invitación para 2 personas *
** Confirma tu asistencia antes del 3 de junio a **




Abdul Vas For Those About to Power Cover

A Conversation with Octavio Zaya

OCTAVIO ZAYA: When did you first draw a Navistar truck? What made you do it? Was it the first time you got interested in trucks or had you already drawn or painted others?

ABDUL VAS: I think it was in 2002, when I again saw the movie that I had forgotten, “Maximum Overdrive”, by Stephen King. In it, the trucks wanted to take complete control over Planet Earth. What motivated me was that the International Navistars had been used on some of AC/DC's tours to transport their stages in America, and that AC/DC had provided the sound track for the movie. Everything fell into place to get me obsessed with these trucks, and to make the first Navistar controlled by AC/DC.

O.Z.: The film was also the first and only one that King had directed. As you know, it was based on one of his first stories, "Trucks", and it was nominated for the "Worst Director" award in 1987, and then in 1988 for "Best Picture" at the International Fantasy Film Awards. Now it's a cult film with unconditional fans, as I suppose you are. From what you say, do you think that the trucks you drew always had anthropomorphic elements and the ability to operate as independent beings? Or were you obsessed by the possibility of working out situations or scenes of power and desire controlled by AC/DC? In other words, do you regard the trucks as simple projections of AC/DC? Aside from being Stephen King's favorite group, it hardly needs saying that the band's presence in your work is well beyond prominent.

A.V.: Yes, the film was harshly treated by the critics. Not even AC/DC's American “Who Made Who” world tour did justice to it, though the film helped the tour to sell out in record time, and the tour made more fans familiar with the film—thanks to the powerful single Who Made Who. I'm a huge fan of Trucks—for me it was a gateway to absolute power! [...]

Read more: www.acdcstage.com & www.tfeditores.com

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