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Previews: Mr Jago – “NIL” @ Unit London

After numerous exhibitions around the world, Mr Jago is about to present NIL at Unit London on October 22nd, his first with the gallery. For this show, the Bristol-based artist created a whole new body of work using oil for the first time, along with acrylic and spray paint. His explosive new works are a result of years of evolving artistically from the droid-like figures all the way to abstract takes on traditional landscape painting. In general, the paintings are a balance between chaos and harmony, hope and despair, with Jago […]

Streets: Herakut / Project 256 (Paris)

Project 256 is a unique non-commercial campaign that launched several days ago in Paris. By combining street art and digital technology, the innovative project aims to ease some of the suffering of people that call those same streets their home. The concept of this campaign is based on creating a portrait of a homeless person in the public space. The artist then adds a unique QR code next to the work, which leads to a video of an interview with the homeless person as well as […]

Previews: Know Hope – “Empathy” @ Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

On Friday, October 16 (6-8pm), Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in New York will be opening the first solo exhibition with the gallery by Know Hope aka Addam Yekutieli. Empathy will be featuring the works by the Israeli artist from his ongoing project previously seen in Tel Aviv (covered). The newest series by the street artist and poet includes a number of text-based photographic diptychs. They show site-specific outdoor textual pieces along with images of people bearing hand poked tattoos of the works, essentially creating parallels between political situations and emotional conditions. The idea of this project is to […]

Previews: Bom.K – “L’imprévisible Imaginaire” @ Moniker Art Fair 2015

This year’s Moniker Art Fair 2015 in London will be hosting the premiere UK solo exhibition of Bom.K, organized by MYA gallery. L’imprévisible Imaginaire will include the newest paintings by one of the founding members of the DMV crew. The French artist, who developed a very recognizable style through his outdoor works, has been producing studio works for the last decade. Focusing on the darker side of urban reality, madness, life in the peripheral suburbs, social exclusion, fear and hate, his work is like the unwanted voice of his generation. […]

Showing: Taylor McKimens – “Stoic Youth” @ The Hole

This is the last week The Hole in NYC is hosting Taylor McKimens’ solo show with over 20 paintings of different sizes and shapes, all being portraits of two imaginary people. Closing on October 14th with an official catalog release and signing from 6-8pm, Stoic Youth has been on view for a full month. Six months since his last showing in his hometown (covered), McKimens introduced an exclusive body of work produced especially for this occasion. All the pieces exhibited feature heads of a male and female figure, […]

Showing: Todd James – “Fly Like The Wind” @ Nanzuka Gallery

Almost precisely one year since his debut show with the gallery, Todd James recently returned to Tokyo for his latest solo with Nanzuka Gallery titled Fly Like The Wind. The exhibition that opened on the 3rd of October and will stay on view until the 14th of November includes 10 mostly large canvases and 8 works on paper as well as a limited edition plush toy based on his Tit Wizard character. For his second show with the gallery, the NYC-based artist painted a new body of work which further evolves his […]

Recap: Ludo x Rero Installation (Bogota)

French artists and studio mates, Ludo and Rero, were recently visiting Colombia during the ArtBo Artfair week in Bogota. They were invited to create a collaborative installation at a 500 year old historical site where they incorporated their work into a colonial patio. Inspired by Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts, Don Miguel Ruiz, and the famous the Toltec guides to personal freedom known as The Four Agreements, the work was separated into four independent sections. Following the architecture of the location, each wall represents a reflection or reinterpretation of the aforementioned beliefs […]

Showing: Finok – “Sorrir e Chorar” @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

Galleria Patricia Armocida is currently showing the Italian debut show of young Brazilian artist Raphael Sagarra aka Finok. Sorrir e Chorar looks like his most accomplished exhibition to date, including various styles of works that show his seemingly endless creativity and diversity. Through his previous shows, the São Paulo-based artist was working with different mediums to blend his imagery with different familiar and mostly traditional objects. Rebuilding a traditional Brazilian Botecco bar or reusing children toys such as Pipas and Baloes, he always found a great way to apply his aesthetics with existing concepts. In his […]

Previews: Evan Hecox – “Terrain” @ Andenken Gallery

On October 2nd, Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam will be showing Terrain, a solo show by Evan Hecox. With this new body of work, the Denver-based artist is experimenting with more abstract forms and imagery as well as different mediums including acrylic paint, ink, gouache, collage to watercolor or colored pencil. The pieces are loosely based on the flags, so the artist is referring to them as such with titles like Community Flag or Desert Flag. By reusing the same geometric elements in multiple works, he is playing with the relationship […]

Showing: Pablo Delgado – “Opens Tomorrow Morning” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

One year since his last show with the gallery, Pablo Delgado is back in London with Opens Tomorrow Morning currently showing at Howard Griffin Gallery. For this conceptual show, the Mexican artist created a fictional gallery within the walls of the existing space. In his work, Delgado is often focused on reducing his work to its smallest expression, often employing the use of negative space, light, and shadow, while inviting the viewer to interact with the works. In order to emphasize the engagement of the observer, the concept of this […]