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Streets / Recap: The Crystal Ship (Belgium)

From the 26th of March until the 10th of April, the Belgian coastal city of Ostend hosted The Crystal Ship festival on its streets. Better known for their beer festival, the town instead gifted their public space to world-renowned artists to create works through the city. Besides the pieces we have already shared with you from ROA & 1010, seen here are also large scale murals on large facades (Fintan Magee, Cyrcle, Agostino Iacurci, Franco Fasoli, Faith 47, Elian, Pixel Pancho), murals on industrial buildings (Guido Van Helten), a piece on […]
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Previews: Lucas Price – “Tender Buttons” @ Protein

After a successful solo show with Lazarides last year (covered), Lucas Price (featured) is getting ready to open a very special pop-up show on the 12th and 13th of May at Protein in East London. Tender Buttons is his largest project to date which consists exclusively of oil paintings of buttons. The artist whose career spans from the streets of London, to a Master’s Degree at the Royal College of Art, and all the way to Tate Museum, recently finished a new series of works. As a […]
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Streets: Guido van Helten (Chernobyl)

Guido van Helten recently visited a restricted area in Ukraine and painted a mural inside disused and unfinished Chernobyl Reactor 5. As a part of the ongoing ArtUnitedUs project, curated by Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva, Waone Interesni Kazki, and Ilya Sagaidak, the work commemorates the 30th anniversary of the world’s biggest nuclear catastrophe that happened on April 26, 1986. Known for massive photo realistic figurative murals, the Australian artist re-created a photograph taken by renowned photojournalist Igor Kostin during the disaster. Being the first to document the consequences of […]
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Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “Macrocosm” @ Lazarides

After a showing in Berlin (covered) in 2014 and joining the 56th International Venice Biennale Arte (covered) in 2015, Katrin Fridriks will be showing soon at Lazarides Rathbone. For her second solo with the London gallery (opening in May), the Icelandic abstract and conceptual artist will be presenting a different version of one of her most recognizable pieces – Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome – Gene&Ethics Master Prism. Entitled Macrocosm, the exhibition is focused on the Fridriks’ exploration of the correspondences between the two dimensions – macro and microcosm. By allowing […]
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Streets: Os Gemeos (Milan) – Part II

As previously reported, Os Gemeos recently spent some time in Milan, working on the first intervention in a new program by Pirelli’s HangarBicocca – Outside the Cube. Curated by Cedar Lewisohn, this project is dedicated to street art and related forms of art connected to the urban setting and public contexts, and the twins had the honor to open it with a large mural installation entitled Efêmero (ephemeral). Aside from their undisputed graffiti and fine art world reputation, the Brazilian artists have been steadily confirming their mural art cred with […]
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Streets: Pejac @ Al-Hussein Refugee Camp (Jordan)

After spending months locked in his Barcelona studio working on an upcoming London solo show, Pejac recently flew to Middle East to create more thought provoking work. Always ready to tackle sensitive subjects in a subtle yet powerful way, his first stop was Al-Hussein, a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. Originally established back in 1948 as a result of the Arab-Israeli war, the camp provided shelter to the refugees who fled or were expelled during the Palestinian exodus. Almost 70 year since its opening, […]
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Previews: How & Nosm – “In Between” @ Library Street Collective

From April 23rd until June 12th, Library Street Collective in Detroit will be showing In Between, a solo exhibition by How & Nosm. The show includes 12 new large paintings on canvas, and for the first time, more than 30 process pencil drawings, as well as new mural that’s being painted right now in central Detroit. Members of the legendary graffiti crew Tats Cru as well as recognized contemporary artists, twin brothers Raoul (How) and Davide (Nosm) Perre, are examining the struggle for balance with this new body of work. Able to work […]
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Previews: Harland Miller – “Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There)” @ Blain|Southern

For his first solo show in Germany, Harland Miller is coming back to Berlin, a city where he first encountered paintings that use text as an integral part of their composition in the mid 80’s. Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There) at Blain|Southern includes new large-scale paintings that incorporate his own designs, as well as some classics from the famous Penguin Books series. Some of the new over three meter high paintings are inspired by the abstract geometrical covers of popular psychology books of the 60s […]
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Showing: Okuda – “AsiAfricalism” @ Kallenbach gallery

From the 1st of April through the 1st of May, Okuda San Miguel will be showing his AsiAfricalism solo show at Kallenbach gallery in Amsterdam. Inspired by the exoticism of individuals that the Spanish artist has met during his journeys, unusual portraits mixed with his recognizable vibrant visual language dominate the showcase. AsiAfricalism includes one sculptural piece, series of four abstract works and five portraits packed with the patterns, bright colors and sharp shapes Okuda has been known for. By using geometry and playing with formats, the street artist creates surrealist imagery that […]
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Releases: Ludo – “Palynology” Print

We just received some interesting news from Ludo (interviewed) about the launch of his online store and a new edition release. On April 20th at 6pm Paris Time (CET), he will be releasing his new hand finished screen print Palynology or Police Bee through EnjoyTheViolence.com. The image that was first introduced as a large wall piece in Katowice, Poland in 2012 was inspired by the actual use of bees by the police, more precisely, the study of the pollen for special investigations. In his signature style, Ludo’s […]
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