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Showing: “Three” @ DQE

Ruttkowski;68 and Art Is Just a Four Letter Word opened a group show “Three” in Cologne, Germany, at DQE in Heliosstr. The idea of the show is to show the diversities and similarities between three artists from different geographic backgrounds, with three signature styles, united by a common environment – graffiti. Include are works by German artist Hendrik “ECB” Beirkich, who is known for his large scale portraits and sky scraping murals/canvases, Dutch surrealist Super A that loves combining his painting with 3D work, and finally, a true […]

Previews: Miss Van & Ciro Schu – “Room For Cream” & “Makumbia” @ Soze Gallery & Time to Shine Gallery

Legendary Barcelona-based artist Miss Van and Brazilian artist Ciro Schu have spent most of the summer traveling all over the globe creating both indoor and public art together. Although their styles don’t seem similar at first glance, Miss Van’s dreamy female portraits go very well with Ciro Schu’s abstract imagery and cubist shapes, and there are many murals from Brazil to USA to the UK that prove this point. The blend of their styles will result in side-by-side solo shows opening in Los Angeles on the 21st of September. Miss Van’s […]

Release: Ed Templeton X Case Studyo – “LAMP”

Case Studyo from Belgium just released another beautiful limited edition art object. After working with artists such as Todd James, Parra, Steve Powers, HuskMitNavn, Steven Harrington, etc, their newest release is LAMP that they produced in collaboration with Ed Templeton in a limited edition of only 100 pieces. Perfectly timed with the opening of his solo show A Gentle Collison  at Jerome Zodo Contemporary in Milan, on 19th of September (previewed), this two-faced object is now available for order through Case Studyo. With his signature portrait drawings of women shown on both […]

Previews: Aaron Rose – “Cults” @ Circle Culture, Berlin

Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin is opening Cult, a solo show by American artist Aaron Rose, tonight (September 18th). This exhibition will be the last one in their old space at Gipsstraße 11, after which they will move to a new space at Potsdamerstraße 68 in Berlin. Rose is one of the leading names of the modern urban art movement. For ten years, he was owner/director of the legendary Alleged Gallery in New York, and was co-curator of the museum exhibition Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art & Street Culture from 2006-2009, […]

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 […]