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Showing: Mike Lee – “Happier Together”

Up until 23rd of December, Amala Gallery in Tokyo will be showing the first international show by Mike Lee. The works on view were painted exclusively for this exhibition and are meant to be representations of his positive outlook on everyday life. After successful solo shows in LA and Portland earleir this year, the NY-based artist focused on producing a small body of work for his Japan debut show, Happier Together. Taking the local love and appreciation of cartoon and manga culture as a starting point, Lee […]

Previews: “Ronde de Nuit” @ Adda&Taxie

Four young contemporary urban artists – Sebas Velasco (Spain), Francisco Bosoletti (Argentina), Spok (Spain) and Luis Gómez (Venezuela), will be showing their distinctive works at Adda&Taxie in Paris from December 9th until January 27th. The show will continue the efforts of the gallery owners Anna Dimitrova and Valeriane Mondot, to breathe a fresh life onto the Parisian art scene by showing works by young international artists. The exhibition Ronde de Nuit (Night Round) takes the title of Rembrandt’s masterpiece, both for the chiaroscuro present in the […]

Releases: Pejac – “Desprestigio”

Pejac recently announced his first ever sculptural edition based on a piece that was exhibited earlier this year at his A Forest show in Venice (covered). For this release, the Spanish artist created a complex production process that involved different techniques and mediums, challenging both himself personally and the idea of an editioned art piece. Desprestigio is his commentary on the catastrophic consequences of the sinking of oil tanker MV Prestige in November 2002 in Galicia, Spain. The spill polluted thousands of kilometers of coastline and more than one […]

Releases: Ernest Zacharevic – “No Fly Zone” Print

On the 2nd of December, Ernest Zacharevic will be releasing his latest self-produced fine art edition, No Fly Zone, a hand finished 21 layer silkscreen print. The image is based on an original canvas that will be available via Sotheby’s first ever dedicated street art auction in Hong Kong, and will also feature works from José Parla, Vhils, and Invader to name a few. The image depicts one of Zacharevic’s signature young boy characters, portrayed in the middle of playing. Dressed up as a vintage aviator, he is holding […]

Studio Visits / Previews: Sainer (Etam Cru)

Several weeks ago we got to visit the studio of Sainer, one of two members of the infamous Etam Cru from Poland. We wanted to check out the groundbreaking new body of work for his upcoming Paris show opening on the 2nd of December at Openspace Gallery, as well as to hear what else the street art duo is up to these days. Some two months after his partner Bezt had a solo show in NYC (covered), Sainer will be opening what is shaping up to be his […]

Showing: Elian Chali – “Molestia” @ BC Gallery

Elian Chali currently has a solo show on display at BC Gallery in Berlin where he is presenting his latest body of abstract work. With these new pieces, the Argentinian artist is exploring the limitations and possibilities of minimalism by playing with formats, shapes, vivid colors and even the method of presenting his work. With Molestia, Chali has set strict limitations for his practice and work process, taking the minimalist approach to new heights. Mixing organic and geo-based shapes with vibrant primarily colors, and playing with multiple […]

Previews: Igor Taritaš – “Alienated Space” @ Tales of Art

Croatian artist Igor Taritaš will be opening a solo with a new gallery, Tales Of Art, in Imola, Italy, on November 25th. For Alienated Space, the young artist created a new series of distinctive acrylic paintings that explore the notion of space through play with architecture and light. For his show earlier this year in Zagreb, Croatia (covered), Taritaš painted a series of works which portray somewhat sumptuous, almost kitschy concepts of luxurious life spaces. Illuminated with dimmed, indeterminate light, the pieces are both glorifying the palatial […]

Streets: Escif (Europe)

Spanish artist Escif was very active in the last couple of months, travelling around Europe and creating new public works inspired by the local issues and history. Often criticizing aspect of human activity, or choices made by part of population, his pieces balance between conceptual interventions, large illustrations and classic murals. Back in October Escif finished one of his larges pieces to date, on the 100m long back wall of the Modern Art Museum in Valencia (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern—IVAM). Marking the opening of a new outdoor […]

Previews: Mike Lee – “Happier Together” @ Amala Gallery

Amala Gallery in Tokyo is wrapping up this year with the first international solo show by Mike Lee. After two successful solo shows earlier this year, the NY-based artist painted a small series of new oils titled Happier Together. Over the last couple of years, Lee has been developing recognizable visual language that is strongly influenced by his professional career as the digital media professional. After working mostly with pencils and creating detailed images that portrayed peculiar spaces and characters interacting with them, he recently […]

Interviews: Mary Iverson

On  Saturday November 11th, Amsterdam’s Andenken gallery will be hosting a double solo show by American Artists, Scott Albrecht and Mary Iverson (featured) at their new location in an old anatomy building in Oosterpark in Amsterdam. Our friend, artist, and gallery owner, Hyland Mather, got to chat with Iverson about the upcoming show and the background of the new body of work specifically created for this showcase: Hyland Mather: Mary, the new work for ‘Correspondence’ contains some wonderful pieces where the source material is photos from the Netherlands. You’re […]