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Showing: Antony Micallef – “Raw Intent” @ Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong)

Pearl Lam Gallery is currently hosting a solo show by Antony Micallef (interviewed) at its Hong Kong Pedder Building space. Raw Intent includes an all new body of work created using oil with beeswax that “explore the relationships of the mechanics of artistic intent, representation, and the use of paint as a material for expressing emotions.” After international success since he placed second in the BP Portrait Award 2000, and exhibitions at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria; the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland; The […]
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Introducing: Google’s Data Center Mural Project

With numerous street art/mural festivals being organized around the world, with the idea of bringing the finest street art to city centers and beautifying the urban area, Google recently took a slightly different approach to the concept with their Data Center Mural Project. The idea of this massive program is to beautify their large data centers around the globe and connect them with the people that drive and walk past them. Whether it’s sharing photos, searching the web, or translating languages, billions of requests are sent to these […]
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Streets: Pastel (Manila)

Francisco Diaz aka Pastel recently spent some time in Manila, Philippines, participating in the 2nd edition of the Art BGC Mural Festival, creating one of his largest floral murals to date. Titled Calamansi and Sampaguita, the piece is based on ancient local traditions, depicting the plants that have a local symbolism. Calamansi is a plant used during funerals as way of purify the body, while the national flower, Sampaguita, represents humility and reverence, and it’s the flower that young kids sell on the streets just to survive. Enlarging his illustrative […]
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Openings: “Mint Julep” @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

As part of their pre-summer program, Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan recently opened a group show titled Mint Julep. Featuring works by Maya Hayuk,  Cleon Peterson, Revok, and  Francesco Igory Deiana, the exhibition opened on May 18th and will stay on view through July 22nd. The idea of this show was to mix artists and their diverse styles into a fresh, attractive installation, similar to a Mint Julep cocktail, made by mixing bourbon, ice, sugar and mint into a refreshing drink. Viewers got to see Hayuk’s colorful, layered weave paintings that balance between tradition, psychedelic, strict […]
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Previews: Jaime Molina & Adrian Landon Brooks @ Andenken gallery

Amsterdam’s Andeken gallery is making final preparations for TWO solo shows opening on June 11th – Jaime Molina will be presenting a new body of work titled Desolation Slang, and Adrian Landon Brooks will introduce Miracle Worker. These will be Dutch debut solos for two American artists. Though working in different mediums and creating different forms of art, both artists use found materials and a neofolk aesthetic in their gallery and illustrative work. The Colorado-based Molina is known for his sculptures made from reclaimed wood and salvaged nails which he often uses as […]
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Streets: Seth Globepainter (China)

Back in March and April, Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter spent another couple of weeks traveling and painting around the Fengjing and Shanghai area in China. After two trips in 2014 and 2015 (covered here and here), the Paris-based artist returned to create more work influenced by the local tradition, culture, social and economic situation, as well as the setting he was working in. Whether by choosing the color palette, working within a certain format or by creating an image that extends the found situation, the produced works show […]
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Showing: “Between The Lines” @ The Mine

The Mine, a contemporary art space based in Al Quoz (Dubai’s industrial art district) is currently showing Between The Lines (through June 8th), a group show curated by Rom Levy. Featuring works by Andrew Schoultz, Kenton Parker, RETNA, Andrew Faris, Paul Insect, BAST, eL Seed, Jenny Sharaf and Word to Mother, this showcase is the debut presentation of their work in the region for most of the artists included. This show was organized as a response to the noise of today’s overly decorative urban art scene, giving a chance for […]
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Streets: Anders Gjennestad aka STRØK (Paris)

One month ahead of his upcoming solo show with Mathgoth Gallery, Anders Gjennestad aka STRØK visited Paris and painted his largest mural to date. After two days of work, THE Norwegian artist completed this 25 meters high piece that nicely presents his recognizable style. Depicting four break dancers in midst of their performance, this mural was like most his work – based on the photos the artist took himself. For this piece, he created realistic stencils from photographs, showing only the person and its shadow. Always playing […]
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Previews: Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope) – “The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue” @ Die Kunstagentin

On May 26th, Die Kunstagentin gallery in Cologne, Germany will be opening a solo show by Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope. The Tel-Aviv-based artist will be showing a new body of work and a large site-specific installation collectively titled The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue. Continuing his series that speaks of borders, patriotism and natural identity, eternally sensitive questions in his homeland, the new exhibition is hugely influenced by the current refugee crisis. As seen on the preview photos we just received, Yekutieli is using his familiar imagery to […]
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Showing: Emily Mae Smith – “Honest Espionage” @ Mary Mary Gallery

Mary Mary Gallery in Glasgow is currently showing Honest Espionage, a solo show by Emily Mae Smith. Opened on April 8th and staying on view through May 28th, this is probably most important presentation by the Brooklyn-based artist since her last solo in NYC or being included in Unrealism, organized by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian during Basel Week Miami 2015 (covered). The exhibition consists of a new oils on linen featuring Smith’s mix of divergent styles and visual elements. Though initially captivating due to their clean, graphic feel, it’s the variety […]
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