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Art Focus: Josh Jefferson

After years of flirting with art while primarily being a sax player, Josh Jefferson finally switched to painting in 2012 after attending the School of the Museum of the Fine Arts in Boston. These days he is actively painting different conceptualizations of the human face, ranging from stickman, doodle-based ones to recognizable single brushstroke portraits. Being fairly young in terms of years of creating, Josh’s work explores the different ways of representing a human face or even just a shape, through different mediums and concepts. In […]

Showing: Remed – “Plenium” @ David Bloch Gallery

David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech is currently hosting a third solo show from Remed. Plenium opened on December 23rd, consisting of a vibrant series of canvas, drawings and sculptures inspired by Spanish artist’s latest trips around the world. Constantly inspired by Moroccan culture and its distinctive elements, this body of work strongly relies on the conjunction of geometry and calligraphy. Using the flow and the energy of the line along with the vibrancy of his limited color palette, Remed is seeking a harmonic and mathematic purity with his work. Though […]

Releases: Addam Yekutieli – “The Confidant” (Gold Edition)

Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope recently released a new edition of self produced, hand-crafted necklaces titled The Confidant featuring his iconic bird symbol as a pendant. This was the first release of this kind that the Israeli artist has ever done, and the result is a lovely piece of jewelry wrapped in unique, carefully designed packaging. Each necklace set is entirely hand-crafted in his studio and by collaborators – from the silversmithing to create the molds, hand-finishing the pendents, to the hand printed boxes and the drawings […]

Update: solidARTy.org (III)

After hosting couple of successful fundraising auctions, solidarty.org is back with another fund raising effort. On the 28th of December, they will be having a charity sale of previously unsold work along with newly donated pieces by world renowned urban and contemporary artists. The project was started in November 2015 with an idea to provide artists a platform through which they could sell their work for charity donations. With collectors making payments directly to the AreYouSyrious organization, 100% of the proceeds were put into helping […]

Showing: Thomas Canto – “Illusory Perspectives” @ Centre Georges Pompidou

Thomas Canto recently introduced his latest big project, the Illusory Perspectives installation at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. This large installation continues his series of futuristic aesthetics-oriented works which combine urban and geometrical elements in an eclectic abstract form. Mixing painted patterns with actual objects and a grid of both lines and threads installed in the space, the French artist creates a multidimensional work that plays with observers’ perspectives. Taking city and urban landscapes as an endless inspiration, his work plays with light and its effects on surroundings. In this manner, […]

Openings: Mark Ryden – “Cámara de las Maravilla” @ CAC Malaga

Last week, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga) in Spain hosted the first museum retrospective from Mark Ryden (interviewed) entitled Cámara de las Maryville. For those who have seen the exhibition, it certainly has been a House of Wonders with the plethora of small and large-format canvases, drawings, dioramas and sculptures on display for all to enjoy. The show will be on view until the 5th of March so head over for a look yourself if you are in the area, or enjoy more photos below… Discuss Mark […]

Releases: Aryz – “Death of Beauty” Screenprint

Swamped with Basel Week Miami coverage, we’ve almost missed the release of a new print by the Spanish artist Aryz. His latest self produced and self released print is titled Death of Beauty and we were told only few copies are still left unsold. Though known primarily for his unique large murals, Aryz chose a color pencil study as an image for his latest release. Always up for trying new things, and true to the concept of studies and drawings being the most honest form of […]

Recap: Nuart Street Art Buses

The hardworking creatives behind the Nuart Festival recently took another step forward towards rebranding their hometown of Stavanger from the “Oil Capital of Norway” to the world’s first “Art City”. After successfully organizing a major annual street art event for the past 16 consecutive years, they just finalized another original public art project. Working as curators with the city to commission the world’s first curated series of Street Art buses, they have produced eight buses that feature works by artists such as Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), Add Fuel (Portugal), Martin […]

Recap: The Hard Rock Stadium Murals (Miami)

After Goldman Global Arts turned Wynwood into one of the world’s street art capitals with Wynwood Walls and other programs, CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick joined forces with Miami Dolphins team owner Stephen Ross, organizing and curating a mural project as a part of the recent stadium rebranding program. Over the course of several months, a select group of international artists were invited to secretly paint Hard Rock Stadium, helping to create one of the most unique collections of such work worldwide. Using the immense structure as their canvas or […]

Showing: Dustin Yellin – “10Parts” @ Grimm Gallery

Coinciding with the Amsterdam Art Weekend, Grimm Gallery opened Dustin Yellin’s show 10Parts on November 25th. With a twenty-foot long modular glass landscape across ten panels as the showpiece, this is the American artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and will stay on view through the 7th of January. Yellin has been known for creating effective “three dimensional collages or two dimensional sculptures.” By cutting out images from magazines and placing them between glass plates, he achieves a striking effect of depth, but also creates sort […]