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Frieze Art Fair ’13 : Highlights (London) – Part 2

Frieze London is one of the world’s leading art fairs and this year it took place from the 17th – 20th of October in Regent’s Park. For its 11th edition, the fair hosted 152 galleries which attracted around 70,000 during the six days of the opening of both Frieze London and Frieze Masters. To enhance visitor experience at Frieze London, capacity was reduced this year, and for the first time, tickets sold out every day. Showing both artworks by the world’s biggest names in contemporary art, along with […]

Showing: 2501 x Ozmo – “Preto e Branco” @ Tag and Juice

Tag and Juice Gallery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently opened Preto e Branco (Black and White), a show by 2501 (Jacopo Ceccarelli) and Ozmo (Gionata Gesi) from Italy. Opened on 2nd of October, the title of the show comes from the main colors that both artists use when creating their work. While the palette utilized is exactly the same, the actual works are quite diverse due to their different styles – the fine line work of 2501, and realistic portraits of religious figures of Ozmo. While visually very different, both […]

Openings: Moniker Art Fair / The Other Art Fair (London)

Moniker Art Fair, one of the events on the week’s busy schedule in London, opened with a private view on the 17th of October. Sharing a venue with Other Art Fair, these two events attracted a huge mass of art collectors, enthusiast, gallery owners and artists. In a relaxed atmosphere, the crowd was able to enjoy some works from the street and urban art movement. Presenting both young and emerging artists, alongside some established and names, these two fairs were a great opportunity for young […]

Art Focus: Miron Milic

Miron Milic is a Croatian artist, illustrator and designer, recently started getting a lot of attention with his big illustrative outdoor murals. These large scale works are logical sequel to his previous work and practice. By drawing and painting everything that exists, from animals, nature, landscapes to items or people, Miron spent most of his life showing the world around him through his own artistic filter. Focused on human existence and the ways we interact with the world around us, creating art is his way of finding […]

Openings: Daniel Arsham – “#recollections” @ Pippy Houldsworth

New York based artist and archaeologist of the future, Daniel Arsham, opened his first solo show in London at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery on October 14th. Only two days after opening #tomorrowspast show in Amsterdam, at Ron Mandos Gallery, the young American artist opened #recollections in British capital, after which he will be opening shows at Singapore and Hong Kong. This particular show featured none sculptural works done in his familiar style and technique – by using reformed materials such as shattered glass as well as […]

Showing: Jimmy C – “The Riot Series” @ Pure Evil

Pure Evil Gallery in London recently opened a solo show The Riot Series by Australian artist Jimmy C. Known among London urban and street art lovers through his murals that can be found scattered around the city, the artist introduced the series of works made during and after the London riots in 2011. Created with his recognizable “drip paintings” or “scribble paintings” technique, the large pieces show the strong elements and moments from those couple of hectic days on the street. The artist was directly […]

Openings: “Brutal” Group Show (London)

Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory, joined their forces to bring an exceptional group show to art lovers at the peak of London art week. Brutal is an annual off-site exhibition set up in the abandoned office building the middle of Temple area in Central London. Private view of this large show was held on Monday, 14th of October, and the showcased works and installations impressed the crowd that came to witness a sensory feast only suitable for the brave and forward thinking. Spread in a large space where business […]

Showing: Francesco Igory Deiana – “Free Fall” @ The Popular Workshop

The Popular Workshop in San Francisco opened The Fall, a solo show by Francesco Igory Deiana on the 27th of September. The Italian born artist created a new body of work continuing and evolving his imagery and concepts. Using wide range of different mediums and techniques, he prepared different kinds of pieces from smaller drawings, paintings, prints or photographs, to sculptures and large size installation. With this diversity and collage of different works, Deiana is trying to show that his work does and doesn’t have a strict […]

Showing: Pete Fowler – “Theme From Boat Weirdos” @ The Book Club

Pete Fowler recently opened a solo show at the infamous The Book Club in London. Titled Theme From Boat Weirdos, the show features new paintings and drawings as well as the site specific installation/mural, as a sequel to his previous solo show at Outlaws Yacht Club in Leeds earlier in the year. Often inspired by music, folklore, myths, psychedelia and the supernatural, Fowler prepared a whole series of acrylic portraits of his ocean related bohemes for the show ranging from ex-rock stars, beach bums and other weirdos that are living on the […]

Showing: STRARTA Art Fair 2013 @ Saatchi Gallery (London)

The inaugural edition of STRARTA fair was opened this weekend at Saatchi Gallery, at the very beginning of London art week. This new art fair was “conceived to provide a new world-class event for participating galleries, artists and visitors.” Aside from the high quality art fair, the event also features couple of separate sections and happenings, such as the Art Wars show (seen above), museum quality curated shows, and installations on the top floor of the gallery space, as well as art related talks and discussions. The […]