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Streets: Etam Cru (LA)

After a successful sold out Los Angeles debut show with Thinkspace Gallery (covered), Sainer & Bezt aka Etam Cru rounded up their visit to the Southland with another signature, bigger than life mural. Produced by Thinkspace Gallery and Branded Arts, the new piece from the Polish duo is entitled Mr. Rooster and is located on the corner of 8th and Wall in the downtown Flower District. For this project, the two street artists beautified a large six story facade with a striking image of a boy with a big rooster on his […]

Upcoming: KAWS @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

From the 6th of February until the 12th of June 2016, Yorkshire Sculpture Park will be hosting the first UK museum exhibition by KAWS. The show will include new large, bright, graphic canvases at their expansive Longside Gallery and a series of monumental companion sculptures which will be exhibited around the historically designed landscape of YSP. The NYC-based artist recently visited a factory in Maastricht, The Netherlands, where his towering wooden sculptures are being produced. Teaser shots from his Instagram look very promising so this might be the right time for fans to […]

Showing: Jan Kalab – “Tension” @ BC Gallery

As we previously reported, BC Gallery in Berlin is currently hosting a solo by Jan Kalab (interviewed) which features a new series of round canvases and a large sculptural piece. Here is the followup with photos from the exhibition entitled Tension, which will stay on view until the 23rd of January. With a title referencing the structure of the works presented, the show includes works from the Czech artist’s most successful series. These minimalist pieces that experiment with the border line between geometrically perfect and organically unpredictable have been getting […]

Streets: Lukasz Berger aka Cekas (Lodz, Poland)

Lukasz Berger aka CekasOne was recently invited by Lodz Murals to add his contribution to their impressive collection of public installations and murals around the city. After following after works by such world renowned artists such as Os Gemeos, Aryz, Dal East, Alexis Diaz, Borondo and many more, the Polish artist took a fresh, completely different approach to creating his piece. Instead of choosing from a selection of available walls, Berger had a firm concept and the form of the wall he was looking for. The […]

Openings: Etam Cru – “Galimatias” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last Saturday, Thinkspace Gallery opened the long awaited LA debut of the Polish street art duo, Etam Cru. Entitled Galimatias, the new body of work from Bezt & Sainer consists of canvas, linen, wood and paper pieces painted with acrylic, graphite, ink, and spraypaint. A full house and an abundance of red dots proved the anticipation of this show was well deserved. The title of the show comes French word for “gibberish” or “nonsense.” This relates to artists’ tendency to create works that carry no deeper meaning or symbolism, made strictly for their aesthetic value and left to […]

Streets: Ino (Fortaleza)

Fortaleza in Brazil recently hosted the second edition of Festival Concreto, an urban and street art festival. As one of the 70+ international and local artists, Ino created the biggest piece of the event titled Heaven and Hell on Earth. The Greek muralist worked on a 40m high building located in the heart of the city, producing the biggest mural in the whole of Fortaleza. Through his recognizable visual language based on the use of fat caps, he painted an image of a kid sitting on earth and sending […]

Projects: Okuda – “Kaos Temple” (Spain)

Okuda just wrapped up one of his biggest and most impressive projects to date – Kaos Temple. The Spanish artist, who has been painting recognizable colorful murals everywhere from India, to South Africa to the peaks of Swiss alps, recently had the opportunity to work on the entire interior of an ancient temple located in Llanera (Asturias). The allegedly cursed church aka Damned Church was converted by the collective Church Brigade into a Skate Church skate park three years ago. Impressed by the place and the entire atmosphere, Okuda decided to fill […]

Previews: “Artistes à la une” (Front Page Artists) @ Le Palais de Tokyo

This weekend, from December 12-13, popular French daily paper Libération and will be hosting the Artistes à la une (Front Page Artists) event at Le Palais de Tokyo in Paris. This exhibition will include some of their most famous covers revisited by more than forty artists. After the recent unfortunate events that have hit France, this show is a symbol of the commitment of the artistic community in the name of freedom of speech and information. By revisiting the most iconic Libération’s front pages, each artist […]

Previews: Etam Cru – “Galimatias” @ Thinkspace Gallery

One of the shows we have been looking forward to this year is opening this Saturday, December 12th at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Galimatias will be the first US show for Polish artists Sainer & Bezt, better known as Etam Cru. This two are best known for the large murals they’ve been painting worldwide, which regularly get praised by art lovers as well as their artist friends. Aside from presenting the new body of work, the duo will also be releasing new prints as well as painting a six story high mural in Downtown LA as a part of […]

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Recap: Untitled

Another strong satellite fair seen during this year’s Basel Week Miami was certainly Untitled. Showing a diverse selection of contemporary works, the roster included 119 international galleries, not-for-profit exhibition spaces and institutions from over 20 countries. From familiar and well established names to young, new emerging talents from around the globe, the fair included paintings, installations, sculptures as well as performance art pieces. Aside from classic works by Barry Mcgee, Claire Rojas, Jen Stark, Daniel Arsham or Ed Moses, Untitled introduced us to some new names and fresh […]