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Previews: Vhils – “Debris” @ HOCA Foundation

HOCA Foundation will be opening Debris tonight, the first solo exhibition by Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (filmed) in Hong Kong. This multi-site initiative will include an intervention on one of the city-state’s iconic trams as well as on the streets, and an elaborate exhibition at Pier 4. Known for works that reflect on present-day urban societies across the globe and the people who form them, the Portuguese artist has always been looking for new ways and mediums to create works. From carving wood or paper, jack hammering the facades of buildings, […]

Preview: Meguru Yamaguchi – “Unknown Scorcher” @ HHH Gallery

After a six month break, HHH gallery in Tokyo will be opening its doors again on the 21st of March. Coinciding with the start of the local sakura season, their first show in 2016 will be Unknown Scorcher, an exhibition from Meguru Yamaguchi (featured). This will be the first solo for the NY-based Japanese artist in which he will be presenting a new set of works – Out Of Bound. After breaking through the borders of a canvas and classic painting formats with previous works, the new series takes this concept even further. Showing […]

Recap: Barry McGee @ MC06 // Monster Children

Barry McGee has always been known for doing things the unconventional way – from mediums used to installing and organizing shows, he keeps finding new ways to do the unexpected. His recent RVCA–supported show in Sydney, on the 17th of March, at Sydney’s Monster Children Magazine’s MC06 space was an example of that. Back for a show in Australia after an 11 year absence, Barry setup a one night event that lasted for two hours sharp. This time, there was no large installations, flipped vans, big clusters of smaller works or any of the […]

Streets: Waone / Interesni Kazki (Varkala, India)

Not long after the duo’s US debut show (covered), Interesni Kazki’s Waone flew to Varkala, India, where he painted his first black and white mural. The Ukrainian artist, known for his surreal public works, colorful paintings, and elaborate drawings, was able to fulfill his goal of creating a B&W mural, resulting in this striking wall being painted on a local rooftop with the help of his family and friends. Waone fell in love with the lines of rare engravings when he visited the library at the St. Ottilien Abbey in Germany back […]

Previews: Barry McGee @ MC06, Monster Children, Sydney

Eleven years since his last Australian solo show, Barry McGee returns “down under” for a one night event. In conjunction with RVCA, this Thursday night, the 17th of March, Sydney’s Monster Children magazine will be opening (and closing) his exclusive solo show at their exhibition space MC06 in Camperdown. For this show, McGee will be exhibiting an extremely limited edition display of new works, including a series of painted surfboards and smaller works on paper. All the pieces on display will be on sale that night with a percentage of profits […]

Releases: KAWS – “Man’s Best Friend” Print Set

Pace Prints just announced their newest print release with KAWS. Man’s Best Friend is a monumental set of 10 black and white screenprints, similar to the installation shown at his 2014 show at Honor Fraser Gallery (covered). Based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, the prints are KAWS’ take on the popular cartoon. By combining macro views of lines that comprise of the forms of Snoopy, Woodstock and friends, along with his signature XX, the Brooklyn-based artist created appealing abstract images. Five prints are produced in a “regular” black on white colorway, and five are negatives, like […]

Previews: Jan Kaláb “Pulso Cromático” @ Fabien Castanier Gallery

Jan Kalab (interviewed) is continuing to present his unique works around the world. After events in Miami, Prague and Berlin, he is currently in Colombia where he will be opening Pulso Cromático at Fabien Castanier Gallery in Bogota, on March 17th. For this show, he prepared a new body of work introducing his continuing experiments with geo shapes – mainly circles. Playing with one of the most basic and perfect shapes, he is using it as a focal element of his abstract paintings, applying it as the format of his custom shaped pieces and even deconstructing the classic canvas […]

Showing: Brian Willmont – “Chaos and Wild Again” @ Vicori + Mo

Victori + Mo gallery in New York is currently showing Chaos and Wild Again by local artist Brian Willmont. Along with working with him on a solo exhibition, the gallery also recently successfully introduced his work with a booth at the Volta Art Fair during Armory Week in New York. The new work is based on combining the aspects of trompe l’oeil and airbrush in a unique style of graphic abstraction. This concept culminates with a wallpaper installation in which two canvas works are incorporated. The combination of the two styles is accomplished with stencils prepared […]

Streets: Blu Buffing His Own Murals In Bologna

After buffing his murals in Berlin back in December 2015, protesting against gentrification of the area, Blu just started erasing all of his murals in Bologna. Backed up by his friends from the XM24 and Crash collectives, many murals were destroyed over night and more are being deleted today. The reason for such drastic action is an upcoming show Street Art: Banksy & Co. – L’Arte allo Stato Urbano, opening on the 18th of March in his hometown. Promoted by the most important bank foundation in town […]

Openings: “PDFW” @ Slow Culture

Last month Slow Culture moved from LA’s Highland Park to Chinatown, and on March 4th, they opened the PDFW: Performance. Drawing. Film. Writing. group show by THE DFW crew. Curated by Barry Mcgee and made possible with support from Obey and Vans, the show marks a new phase for the secret international art club that is DFW. Established as an art gallery, Slow Culture’s new space is meant to provide artists with a workspace and studio to help foster new projects, workshops, and installations. With their general idea being to present everything from visual artists to musicians […]