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Streets: Bezt (Poland)

After many international projects and murals, Bezt from Etam Cru recently got a chance to paint a mural in his homeland. The result is this peaceful yet intriguing piece titled Blue Monday in Bielsko Biała, in the south of Poland. Choosing a very limited color palette, mostly consisting of different shades of blues and purples, the Polish artist painted this four story tall image of a woman carrying a lush flower pot for the “oBBraz miasta # 4” project organized by the Bielska Gallery Foundation and Bielsko BWA Gallery. […]

Streets: Isaac Cordal // Nuart RAD (Norway)

Only a month ahead of the 17th edition of Nuart Festival in Stavanger, the Nuart team announced their latest public art project – Nuart RAD (River Arts District), which kicked off in Oslo last week with Isaac Cordal. Through this project, the team will be exploring the socio-economic and racial dividing line between east and west of the city by curating a series of public artworks along the length of the Akerselva river. To start things off, they chose to present the miniature works from the Spanish artist […]

Streets: Sebas Velasco x Iñigo Sesma, Bol (Croatia)

Spanish artists Sebas Velasco & Iñigo Sesma, recently took part in the refreshing Graffiti Na Gradele festival on the scenic island of Brac in Croaita. The two San Sebastian-based friends and studio mates painted a new collaborative piece titled Yugoslav riviera at the children park on the edge of the local harbor. Though fine art painters rather than street artists, Velasco and Sesma enjoy working in the urban environment and translating their painterly approach on a bigger scale in public. Coming without any preparation or sketches, […]

Releases: Pavement Licker 2003 – 2017 Book

Back in early 2000’s, when the internet was young, art blogs had not been invented and social networks weren’t even a concept yet. At this time, graphic artist James-Lee Duffy and writer Josh Jones came up with an idea to create a platform for alternative artists and writers to be published. Art zine Pavement Licker was first released in 2003 and it was a chance for young artists to share their vision with a wide audience interested in such works. The list of contributors included countless young, unpublished artists to internationally-known […]

Releases: Adam Neate – “Women” 2D Dimensional Handmade Multiple

Several months after the debut of handmade multiple PORTRAIT no.1 (covered), Adam Neate (interviewed) has just released a new edition in collaboration with Elm Lesters Painting Rooms. Following their philosophy of producing high end products that utilize the variety of techniques and the highest standard of materials to produce a striking edition of classic Neate portraits, Women is another impressive release that meticulously replicates the British artist’s unique aesthetics. Packed in a clean, black lidded  ‘frame’ box, the piece depicts a vibrant composition of five abstract women figures. The dimensional aspect of thismulti-layered piece […]

Upcoming: Nuart Stavanger 2017

It was only few months ago we were reporting from the inaugural Nuart Aberdeen (covered) and now it’s time for the main event in Norway. The people behind the longest lasting and respected urban/street art festival have just released info about the 17th edition of Nuart will be taking place in Stavanger from the 31st of August until the 3rd of September, with their indoor exhibition at Tou Scene staying on view through 15th of October. An initiative that placed the Norwegian oil capital permanently […]

Previews: Simon Shepherd – “†unsubscribed” (London)

From July 20th – 23rd at 15 Bateman Street in London W1D 3AQ, Simon Shepherd will be showcasing his latest sculptural and two dimensional works. †unsubscribed is a followup of his 2015 London debut and features of two distinct bodies of new work. The main idea of the exhibition is to explore decay in an perfection and upgrade obsessed world. Shown both through pieces that represent the idea of creating the “perfect” body or perfect image, as well as pieces that symbolize emotions that follow such actions, †unsubscribed questions the relationship between progress […]

Releases: Pejac – “Scattercrow” Print

Pejac will be releasing a new limited edition on Friday 14th at 6PM CEST (12PM EDT) via his official website. Scattercrow is a lithograph featuring one of his earlier images (first painted back in 2010). For this release, the Barcelona-based artist picked the old-fashioned process of lithograph stone printing in order to achieve an as direct and as unchanged of a image reproduction. Painting directly on a limestone block, using traditional tools and chemicals, he once again created the image of a scarecrow that is dissolving into […]

Previews: Erik Olson – “L.A. Paintings” @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

On July 15th, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will be opening L.A. Paintings, solo show by Erik Olson. With this exhibition, Düsseldorf-based artist will be introducing his ongoing project that includes exploration and experimentation with portraiture. Marking the culmination of the series of works that peaked during his recent art residency at The La Brea Residency, the selected pieces portray friends, colleagues as well as people that he has had an interest in. Through these expressive renderings that sometimes only suggest the traditional head and shoulders format, Olsen […]

Previews: Nosego x Drew Leshko x Joseph Martinez @ Thinkspace Gallery

From this Saturday, July 8th until July 29th, Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting a triple solo show exhibition that will include Drew Leshko’s The Only Constant, Joseph Martinez’ Baggage and Nosego’s Ingress. All 3 shows include all new body of works produced especially for this occasion, produced using various mediums and focusing on diverse subjects that occupy each artist. Philadelphia-based artist and muralist, Nosego, otherwise known as Yis Goodwin, will be introducing a new character-driven paintings featuring creature hybrids assembled from animals, cartoons, landscapes, and even architecture. Executed in acrylic with both […]
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