This Saturday (May 25th) marks the return of Eishi Takaoka to Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles for another solo showing. Entitled Waiting, the exhibition will feature the serene floating heads that the Japanese artist has become know for. Each sculpture comprises of carved wood painted with raw mineral pigments and although they display an outwardly calm façade, their bottled-up emotions manifest as outlandish formations that are often seen sprouting from each face.
Black and Blue is an upcoming two-person exhibition featuring Ryan Bubnis and Lucas Irwin. The pair have set themselves the challenge of dealing with a limited colour palette for the artwork within the exhibition which will feature work from a variety of mediums including painting, drawing and sculpture. As well as their own individual works, the pair are also planning to present some collaborative pieces. We’re excited to see how they respond to their self imposed constraints, but the black and blue (and all hues in [...]
Take to the Streets is a street art photography group exhibition featuring Alex Ellison, Cheff031, Delete08, Doug Sherman, HowAboutNo, Ian Cox, Joe Epstein, Mark Rigney, Myriam JC Preston, NoLionsInEngland, and Unusualimage. Many of the names of this committed bunch of snappers will be familiar to followers of the UK graffiti and street art scenes though their dedication to capturing the latest and greatest hitting the streets of London. Regular readers of AM will note that we have featured the work of many of the group over the years [...]
Yesterday saw the opening of Asia’s preeminent art fair, Art Basel Hong Kong, housed in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC). With a strong tilt towards galleries based in the region, the fair boasted over 170 booths with a plethora of worthy art for collectors and fans to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights for us including a huge piece from Mr. (seen above), different versions of the new Murakami sculpts, a section dedicated to Yayoi Kusama sculptures, and much more. The [...]
Last week, we gave you a glimpse of what DAL has been up to in London with a look at one of the murals he has been working on. Turns out there was a total of seven walls ranging from small to massive that the South Africa-based muralist blessed with his signature kinetic imagery. Check out all the photos below, and if interested, DAL has launched a contest for those lucky enough to be in London Town. Contestants are asked to find and snap a pic of each [...]
Tomorrow night (May 23rd) at the OHWOW Gallery in Los Angeles, tattoo and fine artist Scott Campbell will be opening a new solo show entitled Things Get Better. The new series of ink paintings depict his “Frankenguns,” hand-made contraptions built by inmates inside prisons to administer tattoo to each other. This culmination of a personal project he started two years ago took him to the inside of Mexican prisons to learn more about these improvised tools, a true art form that contrasts with superficiality of the contemporary tattoo [...]
After a succesful showing for Takashi Murakami in Los Angeles at Blum & Poe (covered), the renowned Japanese artist has returned to Asia for a solo showing at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong. The show which opened last night includes a selection of paintings & sculptures and was timed nicely to welcome in collectors in town for Art Basel (HK edition). Check out some more photos below… All works by ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photos credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. [...]
Earlier this year, our EU correspondent Henrik Haven headed over to visit Michael Johansson’s studio in Malmø. The Swedish artist was in the midst of preparing for his show Familar Abstractions that just ended at the Vigeland-Museet in Oslo, Norway (more on this soon). Famous for his hued fabricated cube assemblage made from everyday objects, Johansson’s space was understandably organized by careful color coding. Interestingly enough, you can get an idea of his process by seeing the equipment in his studio. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Michael Johansson [...]
International art collective Agents of Change recently opened a group showing at David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech. Entitled Unfolding, the showing brought together Steve More, Derm, Carlos Mare, LX One, Remi Rough and Jaybo. The AoC cast is ever expanding and contains different styles of art brought in by the widely cast influences of the collective group. Unfolding focuses of just six of the whole twelve, and hones down on some of the more angular, geometrically inspired members of the collective. Painting, collage and sculpture combine within [...]
It was hard to miss Kid Acne‘s Oh My Days mural on the side of the Village Underground in London earlier this year. Here at AM we love the Acne sloganeering approach to graffiti and oh happy days that the boy Ackers has just released a screenprint based upon the huge wall. Oh My Days is a 2 colour screenprint, signed numbered and embossed in an edition of 50 and available right now via his shop. Discuss Kid Acne here.