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Upcoming: Katrin Fridriks – “Stendhal Syndrome” @ Circle Culture Gallery

On the 21st of November, Katrin Fridriks will be opening her exhibition with Circle Culture Gallery in Germany. After a successful London show with Lazarides (covered), being included in a big The 20th Century Masterpieces exhibition in Seoul, and taking part at recent Istanbul, Vienna and Paris art fairs, the Icelandic artist is back in Berlin for her first solo there in three years. Titled Stendhal Syndrome after a series of works which are named and inspired by this unusual psychosomatic disorder, the works created for this […]

Upcoming: Etam Cru – “Bedtime Stories” @ Galleria Varsi

Sainer and Bezt, better known as Etam Cru, are opening their first Italian solo show at Galleria Varsi in Rome, tonight, the 30th of October. Titled Bedtime Stories, this show is curated by Marta Gargiulo, and will present new canvases by the young Polish artists as well as several new drawings. Known for their large scale murals (they’re just finishing their latest one on a eight story building in Rome), the artists created mainly big canvases for this show. The duo will continue their usual style of works for this exhibition – surrealist imagery showing […]

Previews: Modernica Chair Group Show @ Soze Gallery

This Saturday, the 1st of November, LA’s Soze Gallery will be opening a group exhibition in collaboration with the Modernica furniture company. The company that keeps the spirit of Modernism movement alive with their products, teamed up with the West Hollywood showspace for an unique charity event. For this show, artists will create custom painted fiberglass shell chairs, made on the original Herman Miller equipment. Differentiating in styles and techniques, participants will present their version of this legendary chair. This unique show will include gallery friends and artists including RETNA, Erin Riley, Aaron […]

Showing: Deiana, Khoury, Lux & Reed for Fertile Ground @ Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California is currently showing Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California, which is an exhibition focused on the “histories and social forces that changed the face of art in—and beyond—the Golden State.” The show includes early influnces by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in San Francisco in the 1930s, all the way to the vibrant new Mission scene from the 1990s through the present, including Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, and Amy Franceschini. The outdoor installations are organized by artist Ruby Neri, and they feature an emerging […]

Showing: Arturb 2014 Group Show @ LAC

Laboratório de Actividades Criativas in Lagos, Portgual, is currently has an group exhibition on view which resulted after their ARTURb 2014 project. For the 4th consecutive year, this art organization invited urban artists from Europe and around, for an artistic residency at their headquarters in an old prison facility with the current edition including Sepe from Poland, Mario Belem from Portugal, Borondo from Spain, Dome from Germany, Aryz from Spain and Pipsqueak from The Netherlands. Each of the artists created public murals in town, as well […]

Openings: Andrew Schoultz “Broken Order” @ Ruttkowski;68

On the 10th of October, Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany opened a new solo show by American artist, Andrew Schoultz. Titled Broken Order, this show includes all new works which introduce a slight new direction for the artist. Aside from his familiar illustrative elements and signature imagery, the new paintings include geo and op art objects, which was further emphasized through a specific install painted in the gallery space. The Los  Angeles-based artist is known for large murals, installations, paintings and drawings, all created using his meticulous line work and heavy layering. […]

Showing: Thomas Canto – “Transparent Landscapes” @ Atelier des Bains

Thomas Canto’s works “transpose his personal vision of his environment on canvas.” Stripping it of any human presence, his lines and dynamic imagery represent unreal architectures of futuristic cities. Giving a lot of attention to the finest detail, and being fond of precision work and pure aesthetics, his work greatly depends on his peculiar technique. With his current solo show at Atelier des Bains in Geneva, the artist is pushing this idea forward, exploring the possibilities of adding another dimension to his work. For the Transparent Landscapes, […]

Recap: MyFinBec Pop Up Show (Berlin)

After their inaugural show at their winery in Sion, Switzerland, the MyFinBec project (introduced) toured around Europe showing the commissioned artworks at pop up shows in Cologne, London, Rome, and now has finally reached Berlin. Featuring  eight original artworks, small scale murals painted on 672 wood wine cases in total, by the likes of  Vhils, Herakut, C215, and Etam Cru, these unique events were a perfect mixture of art and wine tasting. Between October 8th and the 12th, the show stopped by Berlin, where in collaboration with Open […]

Showing: Futura – “Timewarp” @ Schusev State Museum of Architecture

Leonard McGurr, better known as Futura, recently opened a show at Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, exactly 30 years since his first visit to the Soviet Union. Back in 1984, the artist was photographed breakdancing on Moscow’s Red Square, which was a symbolic act during tense Cold War times. Three decades later, Futura is back on the same spot, only few meters away when his Timewarp or ИЗГИБ ВРЕМЕНИ opened to the public on October 14th. Despite a huge amount of work and projects that has already sealed […]

Streets: Banksy (Bristol)

Yesterday, despite a recent hoax alleging his arrest, Banksy revealed his new work on his website – Banksy.co.uk. The piece titled The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum was painted the night before at Dockside Studios in Bristol, but shortly after the reveal it got defaced with a splash of black paint. The pieces is a parody of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring. Using stencil and what seems to be an extinguisher with black paint, the elusive artist created a clever bastardized version incorporating the alarm bell on the […]