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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Previews: Tom French – “Trascend” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

One week ahead of his upcoming solo show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London, we got a peek at the new work that Tom French created for the show. Transcend is an entirely new set of paintings that will be on view at the gallery from April 22nd until May 21st. Evolving from his Duality series, the new paintings continue to incorporate figurative elements and the artist’s signature use of illusion. Stepping more towards abstraction, the new work can be interpreted on multiple levels. From close up details consisting of representational figurative elements, to […]

Streets: INO (Athens)

INO recently painted this large mural titled Snowblind in his hometown of Athens. Commissioned for the Public Information Campaign for Hepatitis C, the street artist produced a large figurative piece in his signature black & white style. Working without projectors and using his own mapping system, the Greek artist painted a faceless man blinded with the pursuit of money. By adding a light blue section in the shape of the human liver, INO is addressing the fact that 200,000 Greeks suffer from hepatitis C, but only 4% know it. Using a […]

Recap: Eron @ Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani (Rome)

On the 9th of April, the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani held an event they called Streets Art / 30 years of writing graffiti and street art in comparison, giving an overview of the movement through the testimony of artists in Italy. Along with lectures and conversations, one of the main parts of the event was live painting by Eron, organized in the lobby of the institute. As an artist that regularly includes the surrounding environment in the context of his work, as well as touches social issues, he created a homage to […]

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

Pieter Janssen aka Parra will be returning to Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany for his second solo with the gallery. Three years since And wait for something to happen (covered), the Dutch artist will be opening I Can’t Look At Your Face Anymore on April 15th. The new body of work he created for this showcase is built as a response to the narcissism of selfies and the creation of edited selves in today’s social media. The artist, designer, illustrator and skateboard brand owner is pushing his visual language further with these […]

Showing: Michael De Feo – “The Fashion Pages” @ The Garage

On April 8th, The Garage in Amsterdam opened a solo show by Michael De Feo, otherwise known as “The Flower Guy.” The artist that has received worldwide recognition with the iconic flowers that he’s been painting for nearly 25 years will be introducing a new body of work entitled The Fashion Pages. This new selection of work marks a significant turn in the career of one of street art’s pioneers. Stepping away from his signature symbol, but staying within the same idyllic symbolism, these new pieces evolved from his recent takeovers of the […]

Showing: Felipe Pantone – “Data Smog” @ Lebenson Gallery

After a successful SF solo show (covered), Felipe Pantone recently opened another solo with Lebenson Gallery in Paris. On view through May 9th, Data Smog is a brand new body of work featuring his ultra-modern style, which is influenced by technology and science. Pantone’s progressive approach is a product of his long efforts to create graffiti that will stand out among the jungle of advertising and commercial signs. Fighting this global visual pollution, he created a methodology that fuses bold elements of graphic design with highly evolved geometric shapes and abstract hi-tech […]

Streets: Os Gemeos x JR (Paris)

The Brazilian brothers Os Gemeos are currently in Europe, working on a couple of different projects. Their first stop was in Paris where they collaborated with a long time friend and fellow artist/photographer, JR (interviewed), creating an installation in the tunnels of the Palais de Tokyo. During their stay at the French capital, the twins spent three days creating works for the ongoing Lasco Project curated by Hugo Vitrani. Similar to their NYC collaborations a few months ago (covered), once again they mixed JR’s photography -based pasteups with their signature yellow characters, producing […]