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Streets: Sebas Velasco (Rijeka, Croatia)

Sebas Velasco recently painted a new mural in the old town of Croatian harbor city of Rijeka. Blending his expressive painterly style with the aged building and its unusual architecture, he created a narrative dedicated to the workers of the city. Invited in by the local Museum of Contemporary Art, the Spanish artist contributed to their ongoing program of creating public works in order to revitalize quiet and forgotten parts of the city. As a busy harbor and railroad intersection, Rijeka has always long been an industrial […]
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Releases: Paco Pomet – “Habia Una Vez (Once Upon a Time)” Print

Award winning printer Christian M. Walter recently released a new limited edition by Spanish artist Paco Pomet whose work often touching on environmental issues and human behavior. For this project, the Andalucian painter chose Habia Una Vez (Once Upon a Time), a painting that was included in last year’s Dismaland event by Banksy (covered) and kept by him for his personal collection. The image is a great example of Pomet’s work, that is inspired by 19th and 20th century photography, and uses historical references in order to point out […]
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Releases: Elian Chali – “Hábitat” Book

Argentinian artist Elian Chali recently released his book entitled Hábitat. The softcover publication was released in edition of 1000 and it includes 208 pages with photographs, three essays and a foreword written by Martha Cooper (interviewed). In a conceptual sense, the book is a look over a city from the point of view of a regular person. Stepping away from the focus on art, the publication gives the reader a chance to experience the public artwork as they would in real life – by chance and/or […]
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Openings: Pejac – “Law of the Weakest” (London Popup)

On Thursday, July 21st, Pejac revealed his long awaited London solo show for a private viewing. Installed as a popup at the Londonewcastle Project Space on Redchurch Street, Law of the Weakest included around 30 pieces created in the last couple of months exclusively for this event. The visitors entered the main part of the show through a dark room in which a large ball pit was placed. Looking ordinary at first, on closer examination, a shark fin could be seen emerging out of the colorful balls, adding tension to a usual place […]
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Installs: Ai WeiWei “F Lotus”, Vienna

In his continuing effort to raise awareness about the refugee crisis, Ai Weiwei recently installed a new piece at Vienna’s Belvedere Palace as a part of his first solo exhibition in Austria, translocation – transformation . Titled F Lotus the piece consists of 201 rings with 5 life jackets on each, floating like lotus flowers and forming a big letter F. After installing 14,000 jackets on the columns Konzerthaus Berlin of in Berlin in February (covered), the Chinese artist once again wanted to bring attention to what is happening on the shores of EU. […]
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Releases: Finok – “Afogando Mágoas (Drowning Sorrows)” Print

A few days ago, Raphael Sagarra aka Finok self-released his latest limited edition. Combining giclee and silkscreen, the Brazilian artist produced Afogando Mágoas (Drowning Sorrows) in an edition of 140 + 20 AP’s. The image is a classic example of Finok’s signature works – using dominating green tones, he mixed traditional elements from Brazilian folk art with his playful graffiti-based characters. Depicting a bottle with a face drowning inside surrounded by 5 golden suns, the edition was created on Hahnemuhle 188g  cotton paper measuring 35 cm x 25 cm (13.7 x 9.8 inches approx), and is […]
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Recap: Seth – “Range Ta Chabre” @ Teatro India (999 Contemporary)

As previously reported, on the 7th of July, after two months of participating in 999 Foundation’s Artist Resistance Residency in Rome, Seth aka Julien Malland opened his solo show entitled Range Ta Chambre (Clean Up Your Room). Placed in an abandoned soap factory, the exhibition turned out to be quite an experience. Without any canvases being on display, the event was focused on exploring the abandoned factory in effort to revitalize it as a future social and creative hub. The entry and “only” room included an incomplete installation created with colorful waste from around […]
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Showing: Taylor McKimens – “Swapping Paint” @ Dio Horia

Athens’ Dio Horia gallery recently hosted Taylor McKimens in their one month long residency program where he created a whole new series of paintings that are currently on view. Swapping Paint continues his recent Stoic Youth show (covered), which also explored his take on Hellenistic art. Utilizing the figurative part of his imagery as a repeating theme, the NY-based artist focused instead on the background, colorways, patterns, and the surrounding abstract elements. Combining old and the new in technique, medium, and style, the work on display break the boundaries of collage, painting and drawing. Wanting authentic […]
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Streets: Sebas Velasco (Kiev)

Week after week, new murals are being painted all around Kiev as a part of the ongoing ArtUnitedUs festival curated by Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva and Waone Interesni Kazki. Sebas Velasco was one of the artists that recently visited the Ukrainian capital and left his mark on its urban landscape. For this piece, Spanish artist picked a selection of his personal photographs showing different images of the city featuring night lights, graffiti, typography and architecture, as well as a portrait of a friendly local that invited […]
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Releases: Franco “Jaz” Fasoli – “Untitled” Bronze Sculpture

Last month, Francisco “Jaz” Fasoli revealed the first piece in a series of upcoming bronze sculpture editions. Sculpted by the artist himself, the untitled sculpt was produced in Barcelona in a limited edition of only 8 pieces. Although well known for his large figurative murals depicting hybrid creatures, this is the first time the Argentina-born artist has created a 3D piece. In his recognizable large-scale murals that are somewhat influenced by the political graffiti from the urban landscape of Buenos Aires, Fasoli often paints part man, part beast characters in […]
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