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Showing: Katrin Fridriks – “Stendhal Syndrome” @ Circle Culture Gallery

Katrin Fridriks recently rounded up a successful year with an solo exhibition at Circle Culture in Berlin. Opened on the 21st of November, Stendhal Syndrome is the most challenging show that Icelandic abstract conceptual artist has put together to date. Showing mostly large works, dominated by five major installations measuring up to 5 m in length (Space Molecule Syndrome triptych), the exhibition is actually a preview of the big projects coming up for the artist in 2015. For example, the title piece of the show, Perception of the […]
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Releases: Escif – “Elsewhere” Book

After a couple of months in the making, Escif just launched an Indiegogo campaign, raising funds for his upcoming book release. Elsewhere is a hardcover book that is set to be released in February 2015, in an edition of 1000 pieces, each hand-finished and signed. The book will be focused on his last five years – from mandatory murals and interventions around the world, to sketches, drawings, ideas, feelings, recipes, deep secrets and everyday life thoughts. There will be 300 full color pages printed on papers of […]
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Previews: “No + de 30″ Group Show @ SC Gallery

SC Gallery in Bilbao, Spain is opening a small group exhibition entitled No + de 30 which will introduce new works by young urban artists Aryz, Axel Void and Sebas Velasco. Even though all of the artists have their roots in graffiti and street art, each of them produces significantly different studio works. Focused on transferring the imperfections and spontaneity of sketching and drawing into bigger scale pieces, Aryz will be showing drawings he has been developing lately. On other hand, Axel Void and Sebas Velasco will be introducing works that use classic […]
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Releases: Ludo – “344” Print

We just received these images from Idem Studio in Paris showing Ludo (interviewed) adding final touches to his upcoming lithograph (edition of 99), set to be released Thursday, 11th of December with PrintThemAll studio. The title is 344, and is one of the butterflies he introduced at his recent London solo at Lazarides (covered). With the title of the recent show, Chaos Theory, in mind, referring to the global situation and human influence on nature & environment, the French artist picked an image representing the butterfly effect. Using his signature black and […]
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Interviews: Lala Abaddon

Lala Abaddon is a New York-based artist that is getting more and more attention with her unique woven prints. After showing her works in several group shows, having them included in charity art auctions and achieving great results, she is now fully focused on her upcoming solo show at Castor Gallery in NYC in March 2015. So, while most of art world was focused to Miami, we visited her studio, saw some of the large works she is working on, witnessed how much patience and passion […]
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Streets: Daan Botlek (India)

Daan Botlek recently spent few weeks in India, traveling and painting. During his stay in Mumbai, he took part in the local St+Art India Festival and created this effective piece on a local elementary school. As usual in his work, he worked in the architectural elements of the building, making the mural blend with the space. Using a limited color palette, and several very effective depth perception tricks, he painted this unique piece – Continental Drift. The title comes from a local passerby who commented that the image reminds him of […]
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Releases: JR Print

French photographer and artist JR will be releasing a new lithograph print via Social-Animals.net on Tuesday, the 9th of December. The lithograph was produced at Idem Studio in Paris, and features one of the images taken during his recent Women Are Heroes project in Port of Le Havre, France (covered). Building on his successful collaboration with the NYC ballet earlier this year (covered), the print shows a ballerina sitting in a stack of iron containers. Charlotte Ranson, from the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, featured on this image, […]
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Showing: Kaws – “Permanent Vacation” @ Eden Rock Gallery

While the eyes of the art loving community worldwide were recently anchored to the events at Basel Week Miami, Brian Donnely aka KAWS picked an even more tropical surrounding for his latest exhibition. In collaboration with Galerie Perrotin and Art Saint Barth, the Brooklyn-based artist opened Permanent Vacation on November 26th, at Eden Rock Gallery at Eden Rock – St Barths hotel in the Caribbean. Presenting six new paintings, the show includes five black and white works from his Man’s Best Friend series of Charles […]
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Showing: 2501 / Francesco Igory Deiana – “Involving Doubts” @ D406

Gallery D406 in Modena, Italy, opened a two man show by 2501 and Francesco Igory Deiana on November 22nd titled Involving Doubts. While sharing similar ideas, concepts and even elements of their visual languages, their abstract works are significantly different. It’s these similarities however that make their pieces work so well together, and it’s these crucial differences that make their styles complement each other. Both artist mostly work with black paint, have a strong focus on the line work and use just one other bright color […]
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Releases: Sid Vaga x Maya Hayuk – “The Pilar Project”

One of the releases coinciding with Basel Week Miami is this wicked project between Maya Hayuk and DJ / producer Sid Vaga. The idea behind this release was that “the best collaborations come from two voices that create a third, unique voice.” Known for creating art that is inspired by the neon lights and party culture, this is not the first time Hayuk has mixed art with music. The Brooklyn-based artist created an exclusive, limited edition record sleeve from her recently released and sold out silkscreen edition Multiverses #2. “The idea for this collaboration […]
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