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Previews: Thierry Noir – “Jazz” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Legendary Berlin-based artist, Thierry Noir, is currently in London, setting up his upcoming show Jazz with Howard Griffin Gallery. The artist who painted miles and miles of the notorious Berlin wall during its most turbulent history, is creating an extensive show that will include canvases, installations and sculptures, all influenced by the vibrant world of jazz, and will open on the 25th of June. When the French-born artist moved to Berlin in the 80s, he also moved to the capital of alternative music at that time – […]

Showing: Alex Senna – “Tempo” @ Tag Gallery (São Paulo)

Brazilian artist Alex Senna has been painting his black and white characters all over the São Paulo for years. Engaging viewers in everyday scenarios that they can relate to, his pieces easily found their way into the hearts of his fellow citizens. These days, he is showing his work in a form of an art show that is now on view at Tag gallery. Tempo is a retrospective exhibition that is covers the last five years of Senna’s works – which involves mixing the visual language of graffiti and […]

Venice Biennale ’15 / Showing: Personal Structures / Crossing Borders

As one of the collateral shows of the Venice Bienalle 2015, Personal Structures / Crossing Borders, organized by the European Cultural Centre, opened at two locations in Venice on the 9th of May. Hosted at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora, over 100 artworks created by 100 participating artists from around 50 different countries was presented to the general public. The idea of this immense group show was to showcase different views and outlooks on the concepts Time, Space and Existence. Featuring both works by established and well known artists, […]

Streets: SpY (Bilbao)

SpY recently revealed a clever interactive piece he created in Bilbao. The Spanish artist, who is known for altering the urban environment through his work, once again took a different direction from classic street art with this stand out conceptual work. Working in the very central part of Bilbao, he created the word “Crisis” using 1000€ in 2 cent coins. The currency were glued to the walls and left there for residents to interact with the piece. Although almost worthless when taken out of the context or as a whole in […]

Previews: Amanda Marie – “Good Story” @ The Quin

On June 18th, The Quin hotel in NYC will be opening a Good Story, a solo exhibition by Amanda Marie. For her first big show in NYC, MANDO is creating a narrative that feels like a mid-twentieth century Little Golden Books children’s story. Though playful and cheerful at first glance with children characters at play, her works usually have a certain twist to them which adds a nice tension to her pieces. Utilizing stencils as her primary form of mark-making, the American artist has been developing her visual language for […]

Openings: James Reka – “Olympvs” @ Avantgarden Gallery

On June 4th, Avantgarden Gallery in Milan opened OLYMPVS, a solo show by James Reka, that will stay on view until THE 10th of July. For this event, the Berlin-based artist created a coherent body of work that mirrors the aesthetics of ancient Greek culture. Showing the typical imagery of that period, through his almost abstract visual language, Reka created an interesting mixture of old and new. Using his strict geo shapes along with spraypaint transparency and solid fill ins, the artist depicts recognizable architectural elements such as arches and […]

Showing: Parra – “Salut” @ Alice Gallery

Alice Gallery in Brussels recently opened Salut, the first Belgium solo show by artist, designer, and illustrator, Parra. The show features a new body of work that includes drawings, paintings, and a large sculpture titled Give Up. With the fresh collection of works, Parra has gone back to mixing his signature lettering along with recognizable female figures. Curvaceous and naked, these blue ladies with beak faces are engaged in bizarre, often sexual activities. With lots of flat humor and double meanings, the Dutch artist’s imagery is both harmonious and […]

Openings: Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch – “Waiting” @ Ruttkowski;68

Waiting is Hendrik ‘ECB’ Beikirch’s third exhibition with Ruttkowski:68 gallery which opened on the 5th of June. Famous for his portraiture work, the exhibition features renderings of people he encountered in his numerous trips around the world. Through his works, Beikirch seeks to capture a person’s “aura,” making them immortal in the process. No matter if he works on a massive murals covering skyscrapers, or draws in his sketchbook, his works are black & white and focused on transforming people from the anonymous to the iconic. His characters are […]

Openings: Gris1 & Kan – “Humanity” @ Atelier des Bains

Urban art lovers in Geneva, Switzerland, are currently enjoying the original works by two of the members of the infamous French graffiti crew DMV.  Humanity, curated by Nicolas Couturieux, is a two men show featuring Kan and Gris1 that opened on the 28th of May at Atelier des Bains. With both artists attending the opening, the show featured five large canvases from each, plus large murals painted inside and outside of the space – a celebration of urban art at its purest. Quite original in their visual languages as well as […]

Releases: Seth Globepainter – “Enter The Vortex” Print

After painting murals literally all over the globe and opening a couple successful gallery shows recently, Seth Globepainter, is releasing his 1st lithograph edition. Enter The Vortex is an image that the artist introduced at his recent Paris solo show (covered), then painted as a mural during his recent trip in China (covered), and is now being released through Print Them All. The French globetrotter and artist recently spent a couple of days working on this release Idem studio in Paris, transferring his signature work to a new medium. The image is a […]