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Previews: Know Hope – “Water Takes the Shape of its Container” @ OpenSpace

Shortly after his complex solo show in Tel Aviv (announced), Know Hope flew to Paris to set up his solo show opening on the 11th of April at Openspace Gallery. Water Takes the Shape of its Container will be a French debut for the Israeli artist, where he will be showing a series of his latest poetic works. For this show, Know Hope created mixed media work that feel like memorabilia shadow boxes, capturing stories and emotions. His signature drawings filled with symbolism and sentiment are emphasized with found objects, branches, or other everyday […]

Previews: Carl Cashman “Good Things Come, To Those That Paint” @ Galleri Geo

On April 10th, Carl Cashman will be adding another country and gallery to the list of his solo shows. Gallerie GEO in Bergen, Norway will be showing his latest body of work titled Good Things Come, To Those That Paint. This is the first time, that the artist from Devon will be presenting his geometric-based op art. For this exhibition, he produced a whole new series of works which reuse some of his signature elements and shapes, as well as creating some new ones. True to strict geo shapes and forms, using basic […]

Interviews / Studio Visit: Ryan Hewett

Several weeks before opening his long awaited Europen debut on April 24th with The Unit London, we had a chance to talk with Ryan Hewett and have a peek at his process. His upcoming show is called Untitled and it features a collection of portraits of leading figures from the past and present who have somehow shaped civilization. Not limited to good or bad individuals, this unique body of work includes paintings of revered icons as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln, but also Adolf Hitler, […]

Previews: Ed Templeton – “Synthetic Suburbia” @ Roberts & Tilton

Legendary skateboarder, photographer and artist, Ed Templeton, will be opening his new solo show Synthetic Suburbia on April 25th at Roberts & Tilton. While primarely known as a photographer, this show in Los Angeles will be showing exclusively new paintings and drawings depicting the every day life in his hometown of Huntington Beach. Being inspired by his environment and the peculiarity of it, photographing and documenting both the ordinary and the strange, Templeton grew an obsession with the area over the years. His fixation on this location started when he was a young boy visiting his grandparents and […]

Previews: Revok – “Los Angeles” @ Library Street Collective (LA)

On Friday, April 10th Jason Williams aka Revok will be opening his first solo in Los Angeles, unveiling an entirely new body of work. Titled simply Los Angeles, the exhibition will run from April 10th – April 19th at Library Street Collective’s temporary gallery space in downtown (1242 Palmetto Street). For this exhibition, the artist created a whole new series of complex assemblage works in the style he has developed over the last couple of years. After 25 years of building up a reputation as a prolific and influential […]

Streets: El Mac “Ánimo Sin Fronteras” (El Paso)

Right after finishing his mural in Ciudad Juarez (covered), El Mac crossed over to El Paso and painted another striking portrait piece. Like the Juarense y Poderosa, Ánimo Sin Fronteras is also a homage to people from the US/Mex border region that suffered or lost someone to violence, corruption and injustice in the last near-decade. Ánimo Sin Fronteras (Spirit Without Borders), is created in his signature technique using only aerosol and fatcaps. This unique painting method require a high level of skills and can control, and […]

Streets: Miron Milic (Rijeka)

With a lot of street art these days focusing on size, technique, or the decorative side of the work, it’s refreshing seeing pieces where concept, background, environment, technique and message come together. Such is the newest mural that Croatian artist Miron Milic recently painted in coastal town of Rijeka. Invited to paint in the city as a part of a modern art museum’s project that supports art creation in public, the Zagreb-based artist, painter and illustrator picked an old building in the center of the city as […]

Releases: Case – “The Heat is On” Print

Case is currently in Paris, working on his first fine art lithograph edition at Idem. Releasing through PrintThemAll.com on 27th of March, the print is based on one of the murals he painted in Miami earlier this year. As usual with the German artist, the image features photorealistic hands that are ghost-like, creating a gesture. For the German artist, hands are the most universal thing that is open to interpretation and translation, hence the use of them as the main motif of his work. For the creation of the print, Case painted an […]

Previews: HuskMitNavn – “Morning” @ V1 Gallery

Graffiti writer, painter and illustrator, HuskMitNavn, is opening his solo show, entitled Morning, with the V1 gallery in Copenhagen on March 27th. Known for his witty comic-like work, often ridiculing and commenting on everyday situations, the Danish artist created a whole show themed around mornings and morning rituals. Through his flat visual language, using clean lines and a clear color palette, he immortalized recognizable morning routines into paintings, collages and drawings, creating a refreshing body of work with an original and common theme. Though some of the pieces might appeal […]

Openings: Haroshi – “Wait What” @ HHH gallery

One month after opening his third NYC show (covered), Haroshi had a pre-opening special exhibition at HHH gallery on March 21st in Tokyo. The gallery that was co-founded by Haroshi and Usugrow held host to a group of locals who are engaged in various creative activities, such as book-making, event planning, music-making and filmmaking. While the Japanese artist has previously exhibited many times abroad, this event in his hometown was a great opportunity show off a sculpture created with the support of HUF founder Keith Hufnagel. The main piece on display was a large hand […]