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Streets: Mark Jenkins (Cologne)

American street artist Mark Jenkins (interviewed) recently visited Cologne in Germany where he created some new work for CityLeaks Festival at Ruttkowski;68 Gallery atelier. With a help of his collaborator, Sandra Fernandez, the artist created six new, site specific works that were than placed to different locations around town. From shop windows to shop counters, from balconies to rooftops, Jenkins’ creatures are now gracing the public space of the city. which matches perfectly with his statement – “If the city was a body, my artworks were like herpes – the body attacks […]

Streets: Phlegm (USA)

After participating in couple of street art festivals all over Europe, British muralist and artist Phlegm recently visited the East Coast of US. During his visit, he painted three huge murals, each quite different than the others, but all so recognizable and unique. The first one he did was in collaboration with the Bushwick Collective, on Troutman Street in Brooklyn. This image shows a huge giraffe that birds are using as a hideout from poachers that are catching them. Existing tags on the building were cleverly […]

Previews: Dan Witz – “Public and Confidential” @ Wunderkammern

Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome is launching their international project Public and Confidential on Sept 28th with the opening of a solo show by Brooklyn based artist, Dan Witz. Referring to the phrase often used to classify secret documents, the idea is to explore the works of artists that are active both in public and private spheres. The project will span through 2013-2014, an will include other artists such as Rero (Paris), Agostino Iacurci (Rome/Nuremberg), Aakash Nihalani (New York City), and Jef Aerosol (Paris). Dan Witz has been one of the pioneers […]

Releases: Haroshi x Uniful Limited Edition Skateboards

On September 5th, Japanese artist Haroshi (featured) introduced his limited edition skateboard decks released through Japanese skateboarding company Uniful. Thug For Life in the Shibuya district of Tokyo was packed with people that were interested in this release that instantly became hit in Asia. Along with the signed and numbered decks, the artist introduced a new sculpture that was made especially for this event. The concept behind the piece are shaking hands, a world wide symbol of connection between people. As much as skateboarding is a world […]

Releases: Mark Dean Veca – “20 Years” Book

LA based artist Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) recently released a new book 20 Years Works through Zero+ Publishing. Along with the book release the artist opened a solo show at Western Project on September 7th, presenting a selection of works from the new hardcover book, and the official book launch and signing is scheduled for September 14, at 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the same venue. This deluxe over-sized coffee table book shows the evolution of Veca’s work and style from its beginnings in the 90s to his […]

Previews: Ed Templeton – “A Gentle Collison” @ Jerome Zodo Contemporary

Three years after his first Italian solo show at MAN, the Art Museum in Nuoro (Sardinia), and six months since his last European solo show at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerpen, Belgium, Ed Templeton is back in Europe, opening a solo show at Jerome Zodo Contemporary in Milan, Italy. A Gentle Collision is opening on Sept 19th, and the artist prepared a wide range of works for the show, from photographs, to paintings, silkscreens, drawings and sculptural works. Templeton became popular as a professional skateboarder back in the 90s. Living […]

Showing: Tauba Auerbach @ STANDARD (OSLO)

As previously announced, Tauba Auerbach recently opened a solo show at STANDARD (OSLO). Showing a whole new body of work that includes installation works, sculptural pieces, and canvases, the American artist worked with a wide range of materials from granite, sand, glass, resin, opal, to plywood and woven fabric. Pushing her known concepts to a new level, and introducing new ideas and creations, this is Auerbach’s 3rd show in Norway. We have some photos below of the exhibition that is on view until until September 28th, courtesy of the artist and […]

Showing: Askew One “Entropy” @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

New Zealand artist Askew is currently showing at the Inner State Gallery in Detroit. For Entropy, the artist created a new coherent body of work using splatters, expressive strokes, and bright colors on a black background. Over 80 paintings of different sizes were created with acrylic and spray paint on plexi glass or glass. The images are mostly portraits and abstract explosion looking pieces done a technique that is strongly influenced by his graffiti background. Due to his signature style, his portraits are much more dynamic & […]

Previews: Ludo – “Destructionis Hostis Vespa” @ White Walls

Ludo (interviewed) is opening a solo show at White Walls in San Francisco on September 14. The title of the show is Destructionis Hostis Vespa, which is a name of the creature around which the entire show is centered. He also created a sculpture of this mechasect cross between a combat airplane and a wasp, which will be displayed in the middle of the room. Made with resin and spray paint in an edition of 3 and measuring 8.5″ x 2″ x 4.5″, this is the French artist’s first sculptural […]

Preview: Tauba Auerbach @ STANDARD (OSLO)

American artist Tauba Auerbach is opening a solo show on Friday, August 30 at STANDARD (OSLO), Norway. After recently exhibiting in Brussel, Malmö, and Bergen, the artist is showing in Europe again. This is her third solo exhibition at STANDARD (OSLO) as a part of their ongoing program of cultural exchange between Norwegian and international artists. The new body of work includes new sculptures and paintings in which the artist is experimenting and playing with patterns, textures and dimensions, constantly testing and pushing the limitations of […]