Brooklyn artist Julia Chiang recently unveiled a new body of work at New York’s Fuse Gallery. Entitled In And Out And In Between, this latest grouping created seem to be a confluence of styles which Julia has worked on previously. These new paintings are also hanging sculptures which combines Julia’s painted “drops” and hand crafted ceramic works. This unique three dimensional creation gives her flatly painted drops a sense of active movement reminiscent of Claymation. Combine this with Julia’s engaging color choices, this made for [...]
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Get excited if you’re in Spain at the moment as Turkish-born German collector Selim Varol has taken his impressive collection to the Contemporary Art Center of Malaga. Traveling from Dusseldorf (covered) to Malaga, At Home I’m A Tourist is a massive exhibition of over 15,000 works highlighting many of the artists featured on AM regularly including Banksy, KAWS, ZEVS, Shepard Fairey, Audrey Kawasaki, FUTURA, JR, Josh Keyes, and Faile to name just a few. If you’re fortunate enough to be in Spain in the next few months be sure [...]
Our friends at TrustoCorp are back to their old tricks again. Known for their street interventions and “reverse shoplifting” (here & here), the collective is once again visiting stores and placing their products into the natural shopping environment. But, this time they’ve enlisted some help from some other artists. First up is a collaboration with Shepard Fairey where the new flavor of Trusto Cereal is the “OBEY” flavor – which combines their own signature tongue-and-cheek artwork with Shep’s classic Andre The Giant imagery. Expect little touches [...]
A little while back, AM attended the opening for WK Interact’s mid-career survey at Jonathan LeVine’s pop-up outpost. Entitled WK 360 (previewed), this all-inclusive exhibition collected artwork from the past 25 years by the notable French-born & New York-based street artist’s storied career. From indoor to outdoor, WK has always fascinated us with two aspects of his art. The first is his ability to capture the kinetic energy through his motion driven works and the the second is his intricate and equally creative street “contraptions” that are [...]
Tonight, Saturday March 23rd, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery will debut a new body of work by SF-based photorealist painter Jessica Hess. The two person show, also featuring Tara Smith, is entitled “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” and looks to be a great pairing between Hess’ deceivingly photo-realistic graffiti covered vehicles and Smith’s wonderfully washed out urban abstractions. Longtime readers will remember Hess’ last two person show a couple years ago with Kevin Cyr at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco (covered), AM looking forward to [...]
Little known fact: sometimes between the large scale murals by invited artists, the prominent Bowery & Houston wall also hosts temporary tribute projects in the interim such as the one held for Dash Snow after his passing in 2010 (covered). Prior to the mural Crash created recently (here & here), another tribute came up for legendary photographer Martha Cooper, a woman who has definitely left her mark on the Graffiti & Street Art scene over the past few decades. She’s also been the official photographer for [...]
Erik Parker recently launch an brand new series with Pace Prints. Entitled Upswing Dub Project, the Brooklyn-based painter held his inaugural exhibition with the famed print gallery. Working for months to create this unique body of monoprints at Pace’s Brooklyn studios (featured), Erik fused some old and new concepts for this exhibition, and created some visual gems that kept our eyes constantly amused. From hip-hop and pop amalgamations to still life compositions utilizing black-light reactive inks to compliment his psychedelic painting style, Erik shows us [...]
Earlier this month, Spoke Art debuted Natural Harmony, a four person exhibit at their San Francisco gallery space. With AM friends and favorites such as Mandy Tsung (see her contribution to last year’s Spot Challenge here), Roland Tamayo (seen here), Ruel Pascual and Allison Reimold, the show presents a diverse range of figurative, representational and illustrative works. Natural Harmony will be on view until March 30th, view opening night photos below. Photos courtesy of Berlin Tomas
Earlier this week, we gave you a behind the scenes look of street artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured), as he worked the renowned Bowery & Houston wall. With the help of Tats Cru member BIO assisting on the cans, Mr. Matos powered through this fresh composition featuring the iconic cartoon character Popeye. Maybe a possible nod to Jeff Koons? Regardless, it’s impressive to see Crash turn his concept sketch on paper into a large scale reality.
This Thursday, Cuban-American artist José Parlá will unveil a new body of work in Japan. Entitled Prose, this solo exhibition will be held at Tokyo’s Yuka Tsuruno Gallery. This fresh series of paintings, in the words of Mr. Parlá, will focus on the “stream of consciousness – a rhythmic structure that carries the energy and poetic painting body in flux with dance – defined by memory brought into action in its own moment – imbedded in an improvisational blend of performance – founded on research and observation [...]