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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 […]

Streets / Recap: 352walls (Gainesville)

Back in November of 2015, the city of Gainesville coordinated the beginning of 352walls (The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative project). Curated by Iryna Kanishcheva, the first edition of the event was recently completed while producing 11 murals by internationally recognized artists, plus 10 murals by local artists and a bunch of electrical boxes interventions throughout the Floridian city’s downtown. Some of the murals produced include a three step deconstruction of another mural previously done in Argentina by Franco Fasoli Jaz; a repetitive modular abstract piece by Elian Chali; the What Are the Aesthetics of Reinvestment […]

Previews: Paul Insect – “It’s Only A Dream” @ Allouche Gallery (London Popup)

Only few days before the opening of a long awaited London solo by Paul Insect, we got a nice peek at the artist’s studio while he was adding final touches to the new pieces. Presented by Allouche Gallery, the pop-up show will open on the 9th of April and will stay on view for 6 days at a yet undisclosed location in East London. The British artist started working on this new body of work right after doing his part for the Dismaland project (covered), creating 30 signature […]

Showing: David Shrigley – “Drawings and Paintings” @ Stephen Friedman

In a year when his gigantic thumb-up piece Really Good will be revealed on top of the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, David Shrigley is actively showing in galleries as well. Simultaneously with his Berlin drawings show (covered), he recently opened his Drawings and Paintings exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. From the 18th of March until the 20th of April, the gallery is showing their eighth solo with acclaimed British artist. For this showcase, the Glasgow-based artist created a new body of work using acrylic paint and oil stick […]

Releases: Kaws x Uniqlo Collection

Recently, Nigo announced that KAWS will be designing Uniqlo’s UT line for spring. The new collection, scheduled to be on sale April 22nd, will consist of 12 T-shirts with the Brooklyn-based artist’s imagery. By the first look, they are everything KAWS fans would hope for. The Companions, X’s, gloves, eyes and Chums, all rendered with the American artist’s recognizable line work, have found their way on to the backs and fronts of the tees. With the release date almost here, we’re excited to soon see the rest of […]

Showing: David Shrigley – “Song For The Rat” @ BQ gallery

From 11th of March until 16th of April, BQ gallery in Berlin will be showing a solo exhibition by David Shrigley. Song For The Rat includes a series of signature drawings, as well as a single neon work, similar to the ones he did before for his two prior shows with the gallery. Primarily known to a wider public for his newspaper cartoons, books and animations, Shrigley created an array of pencil on paper drawings for the show. Depicting absurd situations of everyday life and taking banal objects for subjects of artworks, the pieces are easy […]

Streets: Rustam Qbic (Kiev, Ukraine)

Previously seen as an ink drawing and oil on canvas piece, the “Labyrinth” image from Rustam Qbic recently took form as a large mural in Kiev, Ukraine, officially marking the beginning of the Art United Us project. Aiming to become the biggest urban art project (engaging 200 artists through mural art) while spreading the message of peace on Earth, the event is scheduled to take place in Ukraine and around the globe over the course of the next 2 years. Showing a mythical looking character hovering over a maze of buildings, this new […]

Showing: “Hawaii SWIM 5.0″ @ New Image Art

Less than one year after their debut show SWIM 1 (covered), curators Yarrow Slaps from San Francisco and Auguste Somers of Los Angeles opened the next edition of their successful group show on March 18th. Hawaii SWIM 5.0 will be staying on view at New Image Art until April 9th. This showcase includes paintings, drawings and photos from a diverse lineup of 33 vibrant contemporary artists. From small works of savaged material to elaborate oil works, the show aims to show the wide range of interest of young contemporary creatives. Mostly relating to […]

Showing: Gregory Thielker – “Between Here and Now” @ Castor Gallery

Castor Gallery in New York is currently running the last week of a solo show by Gregory Thielker. Between Here and Now features eight original hyperrealist works and a video installation showing examples of his Under the Unminding Sky or “windshield paintings” series that he’s been working on for the last decade or so. The body of work includes large oil works and several pencil drawings/studies illustrating different environments seen through a rain covered windshield. While hyperrealist at their core, the paintings feel almost abstract due to the unusual subject […]

Showing: Adam Neate – “Heroes” @ Elms Lesters Painting Rooms

Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in London are currently showing a small selection of new dimensional surface paintings on canvas by Adam Neate (interviewed). Heroes is an informal selection of new works created with a new approach that artist is currently developing. The new pieces present his experiments with the dimensional surfaces on the canvas itself. After creating 3D dimensional paintings for years, the London-based artist challenged himself to capture the essence of those works by utilizing the contrast between matte, gloss and textured paints. Reducing the different techniques and mediums he […]