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Streets: Thierry Noir (London)

After a successful LA debut show last month (covered), Thierry Noir was back in London working on an important commission for the German Embassy for the 25th anniversary of the “Fall of the Wall” in collaboration with Howard Griffin Gallery. The French artist painted his signature portraits on the wall in front of the embassy as well as indoors – the same iconic imagery he was painting between 1984 and 1989 over the existing notorious Berlin wall. Back then, his work was act of rebellion, trying to ridicule the […]

Showing: “Egregore” @ Galerie d’art Yves Laroche

As their closing exhibition for the year, Galerie d’art Yves Laroche in Montreal opened a huge group show titled Égrégore.  Presenting works by 50 mostly lowbrow & pop surrealism artists, the gallery opened the show on October 30 and will keep it on view all the way until December 20th. The term Égrégore symbolizes a collective consciousness, a result of powerful emotional desires, and in this particular case, it’s a reflection of how powerful the sum of various parts can be. In other words, the gallery owner and curator, Yves Laroche, […]

Pejac For Sushisamba Restaurant (London)

We recently received these exclusive shots of Pejac working on an indoor mural in London. Titled Entelequia (entelechy), this beautiful symbolic piece was commissioned by the Sushisamba restaurant for their Heron Tower private entrance. the new image mixes elements of his previous work – cherry blossom flowers from his recent image and sold out print release Sepukku (covered), with a girl on a swing, one of the images he used to paint on windows. The finished large piece features a girl sitting on a swing that is tied to itself, […]

Releases: Jeremy Geddes – “Hypostasis” Print

Six months after the initial announcement, Jeremy Geddes decided to go ahead with a new timed release for the Hypostasis print. Made after an original painting that was shown at the Juxtapoz Magazine 20th anniversary show (covered), as a part of his Cosmonaut series, the image is a sequel or a revisited version of his iconic Red Cosmonaut piece. Like White Cosmonaut and Redemption, or Ascent and Adrift, these images have different emotional cores and show different stages of the same story. The size of this giclee print is 61cm x 64cm, […]

Releases: VNA magazine #28

Tireless crew behind the VNA magazine, recently rounded up another issue packed with the freshest and most important urban and street art from around the world. Issue #28 cover artist is Mike Giant with his monochrome illustrations and tattoo-inspired scribblings. The mag also took a look at Insa’s career to date, from his childhood bedroom posters to his very latest app release – a,  ‘GIF-ITI’. Other headlines include a world first interview with the entire Da Mental Vaporz crew, legendary French graffiti crew. They gathered Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Dran, […]

Recap: Esao Andrews – “Epilogues” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Jonathan LeVine Gallery recently closed a successful solo show by Esao Andrews titled Epilogues. Being his second show with the gallery, the paintings continue and revisit the imagery from his previous exhibition and form a coherent body of work when taken together. Burnt hot air balloons, fabric patterns, flocks of crows, snakes, are just some of the recurring elements that can be noticed in more than one painting. The main focus of these pieces was the ongoing narrative in Andrew’s work, and a challenge to give some sort […]

Showing: Alëxone Dizac – “Banana Spleen” @ David Bloch Gallery

Alëxone Dizac’s Banana Spleen, an impressive solo show at David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech recently opened, turning the gallery space into a small section of his surrealist universe. With a strong base in graffiti, the French artist is further exploring the possibilities of his imagery and style by presenting works on fabrics, papers, and even traditional Moroccan handicrafts. The imagery used in his work include numerous layers of strange and familiar characters and animals that Alexone has been painting for years. Working with bright colors, being […]

Showing: Barry McGee / Clare Rojas @ Alessandra Bonomo Gallery

Artist couple Barry McGee and Clare Rojas are currently having a joint show at Alessandra Bonomo gallery in Rome. The exhibition consists of a variety of new works created and installed exclusively for the gallery’s space, including paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptural objects. Rojas continues to transform her figurative imagery, often inspired by Eastern European, Amish or Native American tradition, into a series of sharp geometrical forms. For his part, McGee presents his usual scope of styles, ranging from minimalist interventions on found objects to sculptures […]

Previews: Above – “Remix” @ Inner State Gallery

One of the legends of the early street art movement, Above (interviewed), is currently in Detroit, almost at the end of his two months residency with Inner State Gallery. The photos we just received show some game changing new works he’s been creating for his solo show Remix, opening on the 21st of November in the Motor City. Due to his strong engagement with street work and busy travel schedule, this will be his first US solo show in the last five years. After 15+ years of creating public art in 100+ cities and 60+ […]

Openings: “Paper Party 2” @ Richard & Le Feuvre Gallery

Freshly opened Richard & Le Feuvre Gallery in Geneve, Switzerland, introduced their work to the local art lovers with an inaugural group show titled Paper Party 2. Combining works by eleven artists from five different countries, this large show featured about 50 original works on paper that will stay on view until the end of the year. For this exhibition, the gallery brought together artists that they consider as some of the more interesting that contemporary urban art can offer at the moment. Ranging in styles, the […]