Mike Abeliuk the Skate/Snow Artist

Mike Abeliuk

Mike Abeliuk

Over the past the past few years that Mike has worked for Shoreline we have had an on going conversation about Skating and Snowboarding as an art form. My first red neck response of course was BS! It’s just random hits and spins that’s not art. This reaction did have a bit of history behind it, I think the word “art” has come to mean anything, I mean all you have to do these days is poop in a jar, add a carrot and a door knob and call it Pop art. This mindless junk that has been cranked out for the last 40 years has worn out its welcome. Art should be disciplined, orderly, and be highly intelligent.
After seeing this filmed at Sierra at Tahoe I’m convinced that this is true art in its finest form. Mike and Anthony combine Athletes and Cameras to produce really great art work. This kind of imagery should receive higher recognition, but how do you measure such a thing? This kind of creativity will continue to be taken for granted by most who don’t realize that this is art.
The demand to consume these visual works of art have been increased by Youtube, this a good and bad thing for film makers, its great to have a medium to show case the great works but with this medium comes the copy right violation, the justification that action videos should be free. With that mind set soon this form of art work will become impossible to produce.
There is an old stereotype “the starving artist” this was the common pattern that an artist would work his whole life painting works of art, in total poverty. Some never getting recognition while alive. This could be the case too for skate and snowboard artist who struggle to be respected by a generation that demands and steals their artwork with little or no remorse for the artist.

Black Winter – Standard’s 2009-2010 HD Snowboarding Teaser

VAS0-SB710DVD[1]Dropping banger shred flicks on the snowboard community for nearly 20 years, Standard Films has been capturing the essence of all things snowboarding since 1991. With past seasons gems including Paradox and Aesthetica, Standard looks forward to shaking up the scene with their new film Black Winter set to release fall 09.

With a list of shreds including riders like Eric Jackson, Torstein Horgmo, Lonnie Kauk, Chas Guldemond, Andreas Wiig and Mark Landvik, Black Winter will showcase the sports progression with a unique artistic edge.

Always a supporter of timeless snowboarding since the TB days, Snowboarder Magazine is proud to offer their stamp of approval and support to Standard Films. Publisher Chris Engelsman says, We’re stoked to be partnering with Standard to document the best riders in the world; their caliber of riders, film quality and pioneering new zones has raised the level of snowboarding for years

Branching out from their full-length films, Standard is entering the sixth season of production for The Standard Snowboard Show for Fuel TV. Their unique approach to documentation has raised the standards for a televised snowboard series, transcending boundaries between a winters worth of collecting footage and exposing the lifestyles of top riders.

Whether viewing the work of Standard in the form of Black Winter or The Standard Snowboard Show, Standard Films uses their acquired knowledge from their snowboarding past to continue creating innovative films in the future.

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