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Openings: “Potse 68” @ Circle Culture Gallery

Berlin’s Circle Culture Gallery recently opened their third gallery space, in addition to its other two venues in Berlin (Mitte and Hamburg). After “twelve years of fusing fine art with pop art and subcultural art,” expansion to a new, 560 sqm former warehouse on Potsdamer Strasse was a logical next step for the gallery. To celebrate this big event, they put together a huge group show featuring works from their impressive list of represented artists such as Katrin Fridriks, Maya Hayuk or Aaron Rose, with the addition of […]

Showing / Releases: HuskMitNavn – “Offline” @ Schaefer Grafisk

Danish artist, graffiti writer and illustrator, HuskMitNavn (RememberMyName in Danish), recently released a book of drawings – Offline. The title of the book is the artist’s response to the trend of our life moving into the online realm, with help of virtual communication and social networks. A book release was held on the 15th November at Schaefer Grafisk in Copenhagen where 92 original drawings featured in a book were exhibited and available. HuskMitNavn spent most of 2013 working on these drawings using heliography aka a direct copy technique with […]

Previews: Finok – “Despacho” @ Smith Galeria

One year since his last solo show at Ruttkowski;68 in Germany, Brazilian artist Finok aka Raphael Sagarra will be presenting his solo show at Smith Galleria in his hometown of Sao Paolo. Opening on the 23rd of November, and on view until 21st of December, Despacho is shaping up to be Finok’s strongest show to date. For this show, the young artist created a complex body of work, including 17 original pieces ranging from canvases, wood panels, installations, Brazilian kites and various objects. Working with different mediums from paper, to canvas, wood panels, scrap wood, […]

Streets: How & Nosm (Lisbon)

Shortly after finishing new series of hand painted mono silkscreens (covered), the NYC-based How & Nosm flew to Portugal to take part in the ongoing Underdogs Project. As announced earlier this year, Raoul and Davide Perre are on a list of participants which also includes Interesni Kazki (covered), Cyrcle (covered), Maismenos, Alex Fakso, Martha Cooper, Vhils & Pixel Pancho. As the first part of their involvement in the project, the twin brothers created a massive mural on a big building in the Alcântara neighborhood of Lisbon. By using their […]

Basel Week Miami ’13 / Preview: Jeremy Geddes @ Jonathan LeVine (Pulse)

It’s that time of year again where our eyes turn towards the festivities coming up in Miami for Art Basel Week (see last year). First up is news from Australian artist Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) who we haven’t heard much from since his sold out solo show at Jonathan LeVine (covered) last year. He just introduced three new pieces he painted for the New York gallery’s booth at Pulse Miami – Ascent, Eoan and Labent – meticulously detailed hyper-realistic oil on board pieces. With these paintings, Geddes is further exploring and developing familiar imagery […]

Streets: Escif (Russia)

Prolific muralist Escif recently visited Russia where he created several simple but striking public pieces. Known for his open commentary on the modern world (especially on the topics of politics and the economy), the Spanish street artist found it an extra challenge this time to create works in such a sensitive environment. Originally invited by the The best city on the Earth festival in Moscow, the artist was straight away confronted with the way things work when his original sketch for the mural was rejected. In […]

Showing: Gaia – “Marshland” @ Rice Gallery

The prolific Baltimore and Brooklyn-based Gaia currently has big installation showing at the Rice University Art Gallery. For this project, the young artist did a series of interviews with people working at the university as well as gathered some information about the history of Houston. Through this research, he created his impression of “Houston’s sprawling urban landscape and increasingly international demographic,” and turned it into reality at the university gallery. By mixing different techniques and mediums, while using multiple layers of different images, he created an ensemble that features meticulously replicated […]

Openings: Thiago Toes – “Celeste” @ OMA Galeria

Brazilian artist Thiago Toes recently opened his solo show Celeste on the 1st of November at OMA Galeria in São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo/Brazil). As a member of legendary Vlok crew together with Finok, Nunca, Ise, Vino, Remio, Os Gemeos, and many others, Thiago is known for his futuristic, geometry based street works that he’s been creating for years. For this show, he prepared both new paintings and sculptural works in which he explored in more detail. Staying true to his recognizable style, his works mix […]

Streets: Curiot (Mexico City)

Curiot recently took part in a new mural project Lienzo Capital in Mexico City. Organized by Museo del Juguete and Insituto de la Juiventud, this project kicked off with the Mexican artist painting a big wall entitled Quetzen-tul con una canica más. Created on the side of a very colorful building with his recognizable imagery influenced by the mysticism of the ancient cultures, the idea of the piece reminds us how small and fragile human life really is, and how impossible it is for humans to […]

Previews: Todd James – “Splash Damage” @ Cooper Cole Gallery

A couple of months after his latest solo show in Madrid, Spain (covered), and few weeks after taking part in Brutal group show in London (covered), American artist Todd James is about to open his next solo show at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto. It’s been two years since his last solo show there, and in the meantime his recognizable style and imagery got a massive recognition worldwide. Splash Damage features new works from his ongoing series of figurative paintings on canvas and paper. Using bright basic colors, the […]