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Streets: Faith47 (Capetown)

Faith47 recently took part in the #ANOTHERLIGHTUP project in Capetown, whose goal is to “fund the installation of a street light system into one of Cape Town’s more dangerous neighbourhoods and empower individuals with the potential to be active agents in change.” The Capetown-based artist contributed a new mural & installation entitled Harvest. Using very limited by shiny color palette ranging between gold and gray, she painted an image of an African woman with a round emblem behind her. The contrast between the image and the surrounding is […]

Showing: AkaCorleone – “Find Yourself in Chaos” @ Underdogs Gallery

The Underdogs Gallery is Lisbon is currently showing a solo from a young illustrator, graphic designer, and visual artist, AkaCorleone. Otherwise known as Pedro Campiche, the Portuguese artist began as an active writer in Lisbon’s graffiti underworld, and has since started exhibiting his work in 2010. Find Yourself in Chaos is an excellent overview of his current works and ideas. As a versatile young spirit, AkaCorleone has no limitations when it comes to mediums, techniques or formats. Being “self-confessed obsessive with all things graphic and visual,” he […]

Studio Visits / Previews: How & Nosm – “Way Things Are” @ Pace Prints

AM stopped by the How & Nosm studio in NYC around time when the artistic duo was finalizing their preparations with Pace Prints for their collaborative print project. A couple of months later, we are happy to announce the opening of Way Things Are, a long awaited show by these ground breaking graffiti & street artists, on March 7th at Pace Prints on 521 West 26th Street in NYC, with an opening reception held on Thursday March 6th. Brothers Raoul and Davide Perre worked on this show for around seven months at Watanabe Press […]

Armory Week ’14 / Previews: Know Hope for Thinkspace @ Scope

After taking part at this year’s  Pow! Wow! Hawaii (covered), Know Hope is currently in New York City where he is setting up a mini solo show at the Scope Fair from the 6th until 9th of March. Represented by Thinkspace Gallery, the Tel-Aviv based artist will be showing all new body of work entitled ‘hese Traintracks, They Remain, Ungrudged by the Passing Through, along with mini solo show by Amy Sol and couple of other works by artists represented by the gallery. Continuing his ongoing series of cluster works […]

Openings: Ludo – “Fruit of the Doom” @ Jonathan LeVine

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is currently showing the NYC debut solo by the French artist Ludo (interviewed). Titled Fruit of the Doom, the show is built around the idea of displaying the results of the human race’s actions in the natural world. With clever manipulation of familiar brand logos and recognizable imagery, subtle use of slogans and statements, the new works stay true to Ludo’s signature concept of morphing natural and man made elements. Combined with his inspiration by the DIY punk/skate culture from the 90s, which is also […]

Isaac Lin Mural @ Elixr Coffee (Philadelphia)

Elixr Coffee in Philadelphia is continuing their art program by commissioning Isaac Lin to create an indoor mural at their city center location. After Jim Houser painted one back in August (covered), this was the third piece they have commissioned from local creatives. Lin is a versatile artist who painted a wall for the Philadelphia International Airport last year, created one of his images that is strongly influenced by cartoons and calligraphy, as well as his passion for graffiti. This latest effort is entitled New Friends and features his calligraphy-like […]

Previews: Shepard Fairey @ Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

As previously mentioned, Shepard Fairey (featured) is currently in his studio preparing for his upcoming exhibition The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns opening at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art on May 22.  The show will be open during the 2014 Spoleto Festival, and will be putting on display brand new works from Mr. Obey, as well as a collection of prints by Jasper Johns, created between 1982 and 2012. For his first major exhibition in his hometown of Charleston, S.C., the Los […]

Previews: Cyrcle. – “Overthrone! Pooring Reign” @ Stolen Space

After taking part in this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii with a large scale mural (covered), the Cyrcle. crew are now back in their studio finishing up works for their upcoming solo show in London. On the 7th of March, StolenSpace gallery in London will be opening Overthrone! Pooring Reign, showing the duo’s new works that explore their familiar ideas and concepts continuing their efforts to question the extent of power and control over our minds. The LA-based artists are doing so by playing with and reinventing symbols in order to create […]

Previews: JR x NYCB Theatrical Performance

After creating the NYCB’s 2014 Art Series installation (covered), JR is taking the collaboration with New York City Ballet to a new level as a theatrical director. The versatile French artist came up with the idea of creating something on the stage of NYCB while working on his art installation, and the result of that idea is an eight-minute pièce d’occasion, conceived and directed by him. The work will include more than 40 NYCB dancers and guest artist Lil Buck, performing to an original score composed for the New York City Ballet Orchestra […]

Streets: Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch (India)

Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch recently visited India where he created another portrait style mural that he is known for. In order to commemorate the 66th anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, the German artist created a huge portrait of the civil rights icon with the help of Indian artist Anpu Varkey. The wall is located on one of the busiest streets of New Delhi, and reaches a hight of 160 feet, which makes it reportedly the tallest mural in India. It took four long days of work for […]