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Previews: Marco Mazzoni – “Monism” @ Galeri Benoni

Galeri Benoni in Copenhagen will be opening a solo show by Marco Mazzoni on May 13th. The Italian artist famous for his peculiar color pencil drawings on Moleskine paper will be introducing a new body of work titled Monism. The new pieces explore the negative aspects of collectivity and social evolution. Aware of the constant change that modifies our world and our lives, the Italian artist critically looks back towards a famous quote by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa from his novel Gattopardo – “If we want […]

Showing: Parra – “I can’t look at your face anymore” @ Ruttkowski;68

Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany is currently showing I can’t look at your face anymore, a solo by Pieter Janssen aka Parra. For his second exhibition with the gallery, the Dutch artist, illustrator and designer created an all new body of work consisting of canvases, sculptures and objects. Inspired by the phenomenon of selfies and the creation of edited selves in social media, the pieces in the show are focused on obscuring the face. This idea is noticeable on all the works produced for the show – canvas characters are hiding behind each other […]

Releases: Pejac – “Wound” Print

After returning from an inspiring trip to Jordan (covered), Pejac spent the last couple days finalizing his upcoming print release, Wound. Showing an ice breaker leaving a bloody scar as it roams the frozen ocean, it’s one of the works by the Spanish artist that speaks to major environmental issues. Through a minimalist approach, using a limited color palette and lots of negative space to accent the message, Pejac created an emotive image that speaks volumes. Symbolizing the irreparable damage to the environment caused by human behavior, Wound is one of […]

Streets: Saner (Morocco)

Along with with 23 other artisst, Saner was recently in Rabat, participating in the local Jidar Urban Art Festival. During his visit, the Mexican artist painted a vibrant figurative mural on the streets of Morocco’s capital. Known for works that are strongly inspired by the Latin and South American tradition and history, Saner modified one of his familiar characters to fit the new environment. The bright colored image depicts a masked man serving tea in a traditional Moroccan way. By mixing the local head scarf and robe, along with characteristic […]

Previews: Axel Void – “Nobody” @ Athen B. Gallery

On May 7th, Athen B. Gallery will host a pop-up solo by Axel Void. Titled Nobody, the exhibition will open at 222 Broadway St. in Downtown Oakland at 7pm. The Miami-born artist, whose real name is Alejandro Hugo Dorda Meys has been known for dark, often figurative works that mixes text, classical painting and drawing. Meys also creates large murals on the street, which like his gallery work, regularly addresses social issues and the everyday problems of regular people while pointing out injustice and cruelty. Following that path, the show is based on life of Alvie […]

Previews: “Between The Lines” @ The Mine

The trend of artists and galleries introducing their work in Dubai continues with an upcoming urban contemporary group show opening at The Mine on May 11th. Curated by Rom Levy, Between The Lines will include works by Andrew Schoultz, Kenton Parker (seen above), RETNA, Andrew Faris, Paul Insect, BAST, eL Seed, Jenny Sharaf and Word to Mother. The idea of this showcase is to confront today’s overly decorative art scene and return it back to where it all began – the line. This purest and simplest form of visual expression […]

Openings: Harland Miller – “Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There)” @ Blain|Southern

On the 30th of April, Blain|Southern in Berlin officially opened Harland Miller’s show Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There). As previously announced, his first solo in Germany included an all new body of work that incorporate his own designs, as well as a selection of the classic pieces from the infamous Penguin Books series. The high-ceilinged space at Potsdamer Straße was the perfect setting to present these large works, some measuring over three meters high. Divided in two main parts on two levels, the ground floor included new pieces […]

Streets: Pejac (Azraq Camp / Amman, Jordan)

After recently creating new works in the Al-Hussein Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan (covered), Pejac continued travelling around Arab kingdom while creating more refugee focused works. Reviewed here are the pieces the Spanish artist painted in Azraq Camp and on the streets of Amman. The piece painted in Amman was inspired directly by Jordan’s ongoing hospitality and acceptance towards others. In times when EU countries are putting barbed wire on their borders, the fact that a country of 9,5 million inhabitants is currently providing shelter to 2 million Palestinians, 1.4 million Syrian refugees and thousands of […]

Showing: George Condo – “Entrance to the Void” @ Sprüth Magers (Los Angeles)

Sprüth Magers Gallery in Los Angeles is currently showing Entrance to the Void, a solo by George Condo. On view from the 20th of April until the 11th of June, the exhibition includes a new body of work by the “pioneer of the international revival of figurative painting.” Revisiting diverse styles that he has used in the past, the show from the NYC-based artist is a comprehensive summary of his progressive stance toward painting. Through individual paintings that represent different visual languages, Condo uses references to his own practice and […]

Updated: solidARTy.org (II)

We recently got an update from solidARTy.org that they are started another round of charity art auctions on their website. The project launched back in November by auctioning artworks donated by artists, galleries and studios, with 100% of the proceeds going to AreYouSyrious.org organization. So far they have raised over €20,000 for the cause and are now continuing their efforts by offering more original and rare, editioned work by world renowned street, urban and contemporary artists. Along with some of the pieces that didn’t sell previously, the […]