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Previews: Erik Olson – “L.A. Paintings” @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

On July 15th, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will be opening L.A. Paintings, solo show by Erik Olson. With this exhibition, Düsseldorf-based artist will be introducing his ongoing project that includes exploration and experimentation with portraiture. Marking the culmination of the series of works that peaked during his recent art residency at The La Brea Residency, the selected pieces portray friends, colleagues as well as people that he has had an interest in. Through these expressive renderings that sometimes only suggest the traditional head and shoulders format, Olsen […]

Previews: Nosego x Drew Leshko x Joseph Martinez @ Thinkspace Gallery

From this Saturday, July 8th until July 29th, Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting a triple solo show exhibition that will include Drew Leshko’s The Only Constant, Joseph Martinez’ Baggage and Nosego’s Ingress. All 3 shows include all new body of works produced especially for this occasion, produced using various mediums and focusing on diverse subjects that occupy each artist. Philadelphia-based artist and muralist, Nosego, otherwise known as Yis Goodwin, will be introducing a new character-driven paintings featuring creature hybrids assembled from animals, cartoons, landscapes, and even architecture. Executed in acrylic with both […]

Streets: Belin (Spain)

Not long after closing his successful solo show in Paris (covered), and prior to starting working on upcoming solo shows in Asia and US, Belin had the opportunity to paint a new mural in Torredonjimeno, near his hometown of Linares in Andalucia, Spain. Continuing his ongoing body of Postneocubism works, the Spanish artist (and a father of 3) composed this harmonious piece titled Amor De Padre (Love Of Father). Using spraypaint, the piece cleverly mixes photo realistic elements that are deconstructed in cubism manner, along with vibrant […]

Recap: Askew One for Galartis x MyFinBec

On June 15th & 16th, Askew One visited Geneva, Switzerland, to participate in a project organized by Galartis auction house and the MyFinBec creative platform. During those two days, the New Zealand-based artist painted a 3 x 2 meter mural on 84 wood wine cases at the showroom for the street art auction that took place June 22. For this project, Askew One sourced local material by ripping sections of old posters off the streets of Geneva. He then reassembled these pieces into a single object that he used […]

Showing: Maxwell McMaster – “Cherish The Day” @ Nucleus Portland

On June 24th, Nucleus Portland opened a solo show by Maxwell McMaster titled Cherish the Day. On view through July 20th, the uplifting show is primarily inspired by those precious moments that remind us that life is beautiful and how each day is a gift. With so much negativity in the world around us and depressing news in the media, the LA-based multidisciplinary artist/designer took another approach to reflect on the events that surround him. Highlighting the pleasurable experiences, both from the past as well as possible future, McMaster […]

Releases: JonOne – “The Fall” Lithograph

John Andrew Perello aka JonOne or Jon156, recently teamed up with and Idem Studio in Paris to produce his latest limited edition. The legendary American graffiti artist chose one of his original paintings which was then reproduced as a vibrant fine art edition printed using 27 colors. Representing how his work has moved from classic graffiti all the way to abstraction, The Fall is a piece features a harmony of colors and the movement. Symbolizing his evolution as an artist, starting with tagging his name around Harlem […]

Showing: David Shrigley @ Skip Gallery

Turner Prize-nominated artist David Shrigley is currently showing a small installation with Skip Gallery in London. The small scale bronze sculpture located at Hoxton Square is pretty much the exact opposite of his giant bronze ‘thumbs up’ sculpture that is now gracing the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square (covered). Skip Gallery is an interesting concept set up by artists Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker as a fresh way of showcasing art in otherwise inaccessible or expensive areas. For their second project, the two collaborated with Shrigley who was delighted with the idea […]

Showing: ELLA & PITR – “Au jour le jour pour toujours” (From day to day, forever) @ Galerie Le Feuvre

Galerie Le Feuvre in Paris recently extended the planned duration of the solo by Ella & Pitr as well as changed most of the works in the show, displaying some unseen pieces in the last few weeks of the exhibition. Au jour le jour pour toujours”(From day to day, forever) consists of a brand new work that the art couple produced in eight month of work and is titled after their personal maxim. This new show marks a slight step away from what the prolific art duo are known […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17: Unlimited

Year after year, Unlimited is further confirming its position as an essential part of Art Basel week in Switzerland. Started as a unique platform that showcases art which transcend the traditional art-fair booths in scale by offering 16,000 square meters of exhibition space for monumental sculptures, video projections, wall paintings, photographic series and performances. This unique concept is becoming more and more popular both with the galleries that want to show the most ambitious projects by their artists, as well as with the visitors that have an […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’17: Volta

Coinciding with the main fair (covered here & here), Volta Basel opened its doors last week through this weekend presenting a selection of galleries included in their 13th edition. 70 international galleries presented a variety of latest works by their artists under Markthalle’s familiar and spacious cupola dome. The organizers pointed out that in a “global society of stress and strife, the possibility of art as means of social change, of balm to misunderstanding and beacon for the marginalized, is a very real and powerful thing.” With […]