Best Of 2015

Best Art Bromance: Bask & Tes One

Best Art Bromance

Muralists, contemporary artists and friends, artists Ales Bask Hostomsky and Leon Bedore go back to the 1990s, when they were comic book nerds and teenage graffiti artists. In hardware stores, they would sneakily switch out nozzles on spray paint from other aerosol cans to enhance the precision of their masterpieces on “The Clearwater Wall” — once gifted to young street artists by a landowner near the city’s Frisbee golf course. They reunited for the opening reception of Pound and a Bear Hug at CASS gallery in South Tampa earlier this year. Named after the artists’ very first exhibition together in 2005 at the now-defunct Covivant in Seminole Heights, both artists created new works for the show and later worked in separate but simpatico capacities on the SHINE Mural Festival.