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Basel Week Miami ’15 // Previews: Christian Rex van Minnen // Poulsen Gallery @ PULSE

Another artist whose work we’ve been following for some time, Christian Rex van Minnen (featured), will be introducing his newest work during Basel Week Miami. Showing with Gallery Poulsen from Copenhagen, the NY-based artist prepared two large pieces for this event along with other artists represented by the gallery including Aaron Johnson, Mi Ju, Mu Pan, William Powhida, Jean-Pierre Roy, and Nicola Verlato. Both pieces from van Minnen, Grotto with Nietzsche and Anal (top) and Deez Mothafuckin Chakraz!, are oil paintings on linen, measuring 72 x 48″. One is a classic van […]

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Previews: Jeff Gillette // Copro Gallery @ SCOPE

Some 10 days before the official start of Basel Week Miami in Florida, Copro Gallery has introduced two new works by Jeff Gillette, created exclusively for this occasion. The originator of Dismayland concept (covered), created two paintings influenced by his recent participation in Banksy’s Dismaland (covered). The first piece titled Dismaland Castle depicets a post-apocalyptic Dismaland setting. With the infamous torn down Disney castle in the center, WSM seaside in the back, and the entire area being covered with rubbish and slum-like constructions, it looks like a bad case future scenario to say […]

Showing: Pedro Matos & Hubert Marot “Where There’s Something Hiding Beneath The Surface” @ Bid Project Gallery

Bid Project Gallery in Milan currently has a two man show on display featuring new works by French artist Hubert Marot and Portuguese artist Pedro Matos. Where There’s Something Hiding Beneath The Surface opened on November 3rd and will include works by the two contemporary artists in two separate spaces of the gallery until November 30th. Marot’s works are the results of various photo development and printing experiments. Transforming the fundamental principles of photography, he plays with shapes, cuts, borrowed prints, fake collages, overlaps, color flows, and more, […]

Previews: Tony Curanaj – “Echoes and Endeavors” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

After months of teasing his fans with mind-boggling process photos via his Instagram, Tony Curanaj will be opening his solo show with Joshua Liner Gallery on Thursday, November 19. Titled Echoes and Endeavors, the show will feature 18 new works including new oil paintings and works on paper. Known for his impeccable technical skills and dedication to Trompe L’oeil technique, his striking hyper realistic works are literally “deceiving the eye” of the observer. Inspired by traditional still life paintings and portraiture, his works are often paired with personal experiences and appreciation for […]

Streets: 2Alas & Herakut & Pastel // Canvas Outdoor Museum Show (Florida)

With Miami Art Basel 2015 being just around the corner, the eyes of art community are all moving towards sunny Florida, making it a perfect spot for art events. West Palm Beach is currently hosting the Canvas Outdoor Museum Show, a public art show with featuring the works of 20 artists between November 8th and 22nd, including such names as 2Alas, Bik-ismo Case Maclaim, Cheryl Maeder, Greg Mike, Katja Loher, Kobra, Pastel, Sean Yoro aka Hula, Zeus, etc. Filled with industrial spaces, new high rises, bridges and […]

Je Suis Paris

In the aftermath of the horrible attacks that happened on Friday 13th in Paris, the art community once again responded with what it does best – transferring the emotions and messages in an original visual form. Whether they are French or not, they all have some sort of special connection with the “capital of the arts.“ From Danish master of paper drawings and folds, Huskmitnavn (top photo), Paris-based Seth Globepainter who painted one of his kid characters writing Parisian motto “Fluctuat nec mergitur (Tossed but not sunk)”, to legendary mastermind behind the Obey […]

Showing: Rodrigo Branco – “Efígie” @ Homegrown Galeria

We have been following Rodrigo Branco for a while now, and after seeing him paint a lovely portrait mural in the Swiss alps recently (covered), it’s great to see him having a solo show at Homegrown Galeria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Opened on 8th of October, Efígie (effigy) includes seven signature portrait pieces created for this show using mixed mediums such a acrylic and spray paint on canvas. This series is an ode to times passed when portraits and busts represented the soul of the person. Both expressive and almost abstract […]
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Previews: Carl Cashman & Liam Snootle – “Neo Geo” @ Gauntlet Gallery

On the 7th of November, Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco will be opening two geometrically inclined exhibitions curated by their guest curator Sven Davis. Neo Geo is a two-person exhibition featuring Carl Cashman and Liam Snootle in the gallery 1 space, along with BlackThings, is a solo exhibition by Parasite in gallery 2. For this show, Cashman created a new body of work in two parts – one is a further exploration of his geo-based concepts, this time mixing abstract backgrounds and geometrical shapes and patterns, with the other playing with […]

Upcoming: Barry McGee – “China Boo” @ Ratio 3

Half a year since his last show with Todd James at V1 gallery in Copenhagen (covered), Barry McGee will opening a China Boo at Ratio 3 in San Francisco. The last time he showed with the gallery was back in 2008 with a exhibition entitled A Moment for Reflection: New Work by Lydia Fong. As per usual with the Bay Area-based artist, there is very limited pre-info available about this event, but it seems that he is also curating another group show that will include works by a large group of international friends and artists. […]

Releases: Miaz Brothers – “Lady T” & “Old Master #11″ @ Lazarides Editions

After a successful show with the Lazarides Rathbone in May this year (covered), the Miaz Brothers are set to release two limited edition prints with Lazarides Editions. Based on the pieces shown at the Dematerialized: A New Contemporary Vision show, Lady T and Old Master #11 were recently recently produced and signed by the Italian artists. Previously only available as large-format spray painted canvases, these radical takes on classic portraiture were meticulously recreated over the past year at the Lazarides Editions print studio in London. The end products are archival pigment prints on […]
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