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Previews: Os Gemeos @ Museu Casa do Pontal

On Saturday, the 31st of January, Museu Casa do Pontal will be inaugurating new work by Brazilian artists Os Gemeos. Created exclusively for this institution, the twins’ first permanent installation will be entitled The Bunker. The activities will begin in the afternoon at the Municipal Theatre, in Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, with an open conversation with artists Gustavo & Otavio Pandolfo, mediated by curators Paul Portela and Angela Mascelani, followed by the installation reveal and a live concert by Siba. The work created for the museum is focused on honoring Brazilian folk art and the […]
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Previews: Dave Kinsey – “Ashes To Ashes” @ Die Kunstagentin

Die Kunstagentin in Cologne, Germany will be opening a solo by Dave Kinsey on the 5th of February.. Titled Ashes To Ashes, the exhibition continues the body of work which was recently presented at the Cushion of Memory show (covered) in Detroit and expresses “the personal impacts of his surroundings and his examination of the relationship between human and nature.” With his new paintings, the former designer artist is taking an abstract direction, while still preferring figurative works. Living in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains obviously influenced his work […]
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Openings: Todd James – “Pump Pump” @ Alice Gallery

Almost exactly four years since his last solo at the Alice Gallery in Brussels, Todd James aka Reas, is back with his second show titled Pump Pump. Focused on his twisted vision of American hedonistic life style and values, the body of work includes large canvas pieces as well as series of smaller pieces on paper. While exploring the theme of American stereotypes, shown through the lives of curvy nude blondes, the NY-based artist mixes leisurely scenes with video game elements and heavy metal iconography. This […]
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Upcoming: Borondo – “Animal” @ Rex Romae

On the 5th of February, Rex Romae will open a London solo by the versatile and prolific artist, Gonzalo Borondo. Set up at the London Newcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, Animal is shaping up to be his most ambitious display to date that will be on view through the 26th of February. The focus of the show is on “the conflict between our innate animal instincts and our present lives, which are coated with the dependence of technology and our fear for the unknown.” Through his […]
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Previews: Spazuk – “Récidive” @ Galerie C.O.A

On the 26th of January, Galerie C.O.A in Montral will be opening Récidive, a solo show by the “fire painter” Spazuk. The distinctive technique he uses is called fumage, which allows him to use the flame of a candle or torch as a “paintbrush” to create his paintings with trails of soot. He later manipulates these trails by using various needles, razors, and makeshift bird feather pens, which result in incredibly detailed black and white works on canvas, panel or paper. The softness and fragility of his medium […]
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Streets: Seth Globepainter (China)

Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter spent the last few weeks of 2014 travelling and painting around China. Familiar with the country and the culture after visiting several times in the past, the French artist and world explorer was able to leave his mark around different areas of Shanghai. Always trying to connect his work with local culture, symbols and familiar elements, his dreamy characters got a Chinese makeover during this trip. Painted wearing recognizable uniforms and clothing, familiar hairstyles, or surrounded with Chinese text, his emotive works subtly […]
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Streets: Insa (Brazil)

While there are some street artists who are not happy with the fact that their work is being taken from the streets and shared online, Insa has took a completely different approach to this phenomenon. He combined his Photoshop skills and graphic design experience, and came up with an original idea of creating public works designed specifically for viewing online. A few years ago he started creating gif-iti’s, works that are painted and shot in several different layers, which combined result in a smooth animation. After creating these works […]
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Streets: Ludo (Amsterdam)

Ludo (interviewed) recently spent a few days in Amsterdam, leaving his mark around the city and its canals. Pasting mostly skull based pieces, the Paris-based artist left some familiar images as well as introduced few new concepts. As seen in the photos, the works were done around the Jordaan neighborhood of the city, an area already known for great street art. From iconic Faile images, large The London Police murals, to Space Invaders, this old part of the of the capital is now richer which these works by Ludo. […]
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Showing: Jamie Sneider “Surface of Venus” @ Neochrome

Along with Nick Farhi’s solo (covered), Neochrome Gallery is currently showing another show, Surface of Venus by Jamie Sneider, her first in Europe. With a MFA in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in NY, BFA from New York University, and two well received solo exhibitions stateside, this over-the-pond show is a new landmark for the Boston-born artist. Similar to her exhibition at Thierry Goldberg Gallery back in May 2014, this show is focused on her process based, abstract paintings. The title for the new […]
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Showing: Nick Farhi – “FILA: Falling In Love Again” @ Neochrome

Neochrome Gallery in Turin, Italy, recently opened the first solo show in Europe by American contemporary artist Nick Farhi. The show title FILA: Falling In Love Again, can be seen as kind of a humorous nod to famous Italian sport gear brand that is featured on two of the works, but even more, a reference to his romanticized subject matter. For this exhibition, New York-based painter showed a vast range of different works, highlighting his talent and versatility. Using oils as his basic and primary technique, […]
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