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Preview / Giveaway: Nils Müller “Vandals” Book Release

German photographer Nils Müller recently published his second book titled Vandals with the official release on the May 1st, which will be followed by a gallery show at Ruttkowski68 (Cologne, Germany) opening on May 24th. Similar to his last book Blütezeit, published back in 2008, this latest volume covers the rarely exposed lives of urban vandals, and is released in regular and limited edition (limited to 500 signed copies now available for pre-order). Being a graffiti writer himself, Nils started using his camera solely for a documenting purpose only, but it didn’t take long until he […]

Preview: Brendan Monroe – “Melting Into the Floor” @ Richard Heller Gallery

Oakland based artist, Brendan Monroe (interviewed), is opening an exhibition at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica on May 18. After having solos in Switzerland, France, and Canada, this will be Monroe’s first show in the LA area in a long time (see 2009). This time around, he prepared number of acrylic paintings on paper, as well as some exceptionally well crafted sculptures in wood, mostly using very abstract, figurative images and elements. His work always had recognizable abstract segments that play with the idea of texture and state of matter, but pieces for […]

Preview: Diana Al-Hadid & Medardo Rosso @ Workshop, Venice

After 18 months in the making, Gallery Workshop in Venice, Italy, is opening a very special show on the May 30th, showing new works by Diana Al-Hadid, and some classic pieces from Medardo Rosso, in collaboration with the Museo Medardo Rosso and Marianne Boesky Gallery. Diana Al-Hadid is a Syrian born sculptor that is currently living and working in New York. She has been showing in big galleries and museums all over the globe, and for this show, she wanted to exhibit her pieces alongside Medardo Rosso’s work, which was […]

Streets: Escif (Valencia)

Spanish muralist and street artist, Escif, was very active in his hometown of Valencia in Spain the last couple of months. Famous for his clever, direct and punchy commentaries on modern society, capitalism, consumerism, economy and politics (especially current situation in Spain and European Union), the artist shared couple of his recent street works online via StreetAgainst.com. Focused on wide range of different subjects, the pieces are all showcased with his signature, recognizable style – a simple, almost innocent looking image that is hiding a […]

Studio Visit: Francesco Igory Deiana

The San Francisco-based artist from Milan, Italy, Francesco Igory Deiana, welcomed us in his studio in Mission area of The City shortly after coming back from Boston where he helped Barry McGee setting up his big retrospective at the ICA in Boston. With his big European solo show in Germany last year behind him, and couple of other projects being ticked off the list, Deiana is currently working on a new body of work for couple of new events and projects, while spending most of his free time with his […]

Openings: Aryz – “Style Is The Limit” @ Fifty24SF

Spanish “wall painter” Aryz (pronounced ar-eez), opened his 1st US solo show last Friday at Fifty24SF in San Francisco. The young artist is mostly known for the large scale murals he has been painting from Europe through the US to Central and South America. His recognizable soft colors, subtle lines, transparent & “jelly” feeling character and objects, have enhanced many abandoned factories & big walls and has gained him a lot of popularity & respect among urban and street art fans. Titled Style is The Limit, the show […]

Previews / Installations: Aryz – “Style Is The Limit” @ Fifty24SF

Spanish muralist and artist, Aryz, has been busy setting up his first US solo, Style Is The Limit at Fifty24SF in San Francisco. The artist spent the entire last week installing the show, painting the gallery space, hand-picking the frames and hanging his work, and we have some sneak preview snaps of what the visitors will see. The show is opening this Friday, 19th of April, and is mostly featuring studies of his larger scale works, a wooden sculpture, and at least two big scale paintings […]

Streets: Interesni Kazki (Croatia)

After recently working in different parts of India and South Africa, AEC (one half of Ukrainian street art duo Interesni Kazki) has now passed by Croatia, where he worked on a large scale acrylic painting titled Glad tidings in a small old town of Vodnjan. The mural was painted as an opening piece for the upcoming Boombarstick Festival that will be happening there this summer. Once again, an incredible imagination was showcased with another surreal image filled with imaginary, fairy tale characters, using a signature palette of bright colors along […]

Studio Visits: Haroshi

Only two weeks after his trip to Mexico, where he revealed a trophy that was commissioned by Nike for their big Tampa Pro skateboarding contest, Japanese artist and passionate skateboard lover, Haroshi, welcomed us in his studio in Tokyo. Even though he’s a world wide recognized artist, whose shows are regularly selling out and has major skateboard related companies struggling to commission him to do work for them, his studio is not much more than a “skateboarder’s lair.” There are posters, cutouts and photographs of […]

Showing: Marion Peck – “Animals” @ Michael Kohn Projects

Through April 27th, Michael Kohn Gallery’s new project space (dubbed Michael Kohn Projects) at 7270 Beverly Blvd will have a Marion Peck solo on display. Featuring eleven new works entitled simply Animals, the show has the LA-based painter continuing her surreal rendering of anthropomorphized creatures. Head over if you have a chance yourself, but if not, check out some of our photos below… Photo credit: saL for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Marion Peck here.