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Streets: Ludo (San Francisco)

French artist Ludo (interviewed) was recently in the US, visiting and working on both coasts. The artist arrived to New York City to take part in the 10 Years of Wooster Collective show (covered), as well as work on a new print (seen below) he is releasing with Paper Monster. Ludo spent a couple of days in Faile studio working on this hand finished edition that will available mid September. After that he flew to San Francisco, where he finalized his upcoming solo show at White Walls, opening on […]

Preview: David Choe – “Snowman Monkey BBQ” @ Museo Universitario del Chopo

American artist David Choe (featured) has spent the last several weeks working on his exhibition opening August 17th at the Museo Universitario del Chopo. This is his first big solo show after four years of “falling deep into addiction, heartbreak, rejoicing, discovery, recovery, hallucinogenics, worship and ignorant idiotic prophecies,” so there is a lot he wanted to create and share. From the title Snowman Monkey BBQ, which takes inspiration from the words that Chinese gamblers scream in casinos, to painting with Pedro Friedeberg, this show is 100% driven by […]

Jim Houser Mural @ Elixr Coffee (Philadelphia)

Philly-based painter, Jim Houser, recently worked on an indoors mural at Elixr Coffee in Philadelphia, as a part of their art program. While his works are showing in couple of group shows at the moment, Jim worked on his piece for couple of days, painting an image based on a small family portrait that is hanging in his son’s room. Using his signature palette of colors, and straight, very graphic lines and imagery, the piece has three birds in a peaceful, loving hug. Elixr plans to commission two indoor and […]

Opening: Carl Cashman – ‘Every Time I Close My Eyes, All I See Is This’ @ Breeze Block Gallery

British painter Carl Cashman opened his debut solo show Every Time I close My Eyes, All I See Is This at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, OR (previewed) on August 1st. The show was a massive success for the young artist, and out of 42 pieces he prepared for this show, only one is left unsold at the moment of writing this article. His strongest body of work so far was obviously working well with a much wider audience besides local art lovers, because  the day after the opening only 7 […]

Francesco Igory Deiana Installation at RVCA (SF)

Francesco Igory Deiana (featured) recently finished an installation in the window of RVCA on Haight St in SF. Using wood and spray paint, he built a structure using his recognizable geo elements painted with bright neon red and orange color with dark cloudy stains over them. With a such distinctive setup, the San Francisco-based artist definitely managed to get the store window more noticeable on this famous, already very bright and colorful street. Due to the size of the installation and the time limitations, Deiana couldn’t work […]

Streets: Liqen (Vodnjan, Croatia)

Spanish artist Liqen was recently in Vodnjan, Croatia where he painted a new colorful surreal mural for Boombarstick Festival. Even though he had some difficulties with the wall he was assigned, and later with his back pain, he managed to finish another rich and beautiful image on the main street of this cute small town. Made entirely with a brush and acrylic paint, this large scale street painting shows a psychedelic image, which is a part of a dream he actually had on his 1st night in Croatia. […]

Preview: Dabs Myla – “San Francisco is For Lovers” @ White Walls

After traveling around Europe for the first part of the summer (covered), LA-based Aussie art couple, Dabs Myla, are planning a quick trip up north for the set up and opening of their newest project. San Francisco is For Lovers, their upcoming solo opening on the 17th of August at White Walls Gallery in SF, is more of “an intimate installation” than just a show. With pieces for the installation being produced using their recognizable cartoon style while utilizing limited a color palette, symbols, and characters, […]

Openings: “Out With The Old” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

Out With The Old group exhibition opened on Saturday, August 3rd at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, showing new works by some of the most active and currently sought after graffiti, street, urban and contemporary artists such as Jim Houser, AJ Fosik, Augustine Kofie, Alex Lucas, Cleon Peterson, Dabs Myla, Dave Kinsey, Pose, Sam Friedman, Hacer, Revok, Tristan Eaton, Vizie, and many more. Putting together such a comprehensive show was a lot of work for the organizers, but all the effort was worth it in terms of helping to […]

Streets: Phlegm (Poland)

British muralist and illustrator, Phlegm, recently spent a couple days in the Polish capital, Warsaw, working on a new mural for the Street Art Doping festival. Once again, he got assigned an interesting wall by the organizers, with several different sized windows and parts of the plaster missing. Instead of covering these up, the Sheffield-based artist fully used the surface with all its given elements and created this mural based on the map of the world. Painting in close to 40 °C heat, Phlegm created an […]

Streets: DALeast (Rochester, NY)

Chinese artist DALeast (interviewed), was back in Rochester, NY, last week. Almost exactly one year since last time he visited the city (covered), he once again left a recognizable mural for the Wall Therapy festival. This time, he worked on a big 6 meters high wall by 30 meters long approximately, and created an image that fits beautifully with his dynamic 3D style. This image of an eagle taking off and picking up the wave, while the boat that is almost capsized by it looks like it’s […]