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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.

Openings: Hendrik Beikirch / ECB – “Transsib – Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides” @ Ruttkowski;68

German artist Hendrik Beikirch / ECB recently opened his solo show “Transsib – Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides” @ Ruttkowski;68 Gallery in Cologne, Germany on 5th of April (previewed). Along with works on canvas that he prepared exclusive for this occasion, the artist introduced himself with a big scale mural he did in Cologne. Again, the main motif of his works are portraits of random people he encountered and met during his world travels. All done using his signature medium of India ink, acrylic paint, and spray paint, […]

Preview: Hendrik Beikirch / ECB – “Transsib – Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides” @ Ruttkowski;68

German artist and muralist, Hendrik Beikirch aka ECB, is opening his 2nd solo show with Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne, Germany, on 5th of April. Two years after his last solo show, ECB is back to Cologne with an exhibition simply described/titled “Transsib – Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides”. As fans of his work might know, portraits that tell a story are signature motif both in his large-scale murals, and canvase works. Instead of illustrating famous people, he draws attention to those who have a […]

Openings: Marco Mazzoni – “Il Ricordo è Un Consolatore Molesto”@ Galleria Patricia Armocida

Italian artist and illustrator Marco Mazzoni opened a solo show last night with Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan, Italy. As we mentioned in the preview for this show, this is Marco’s 1st solo show in a city where he has been working and living in for years. Along with medium-scale colored pencil paper drawings, moleskin paper drawings, and a site-specific installation that was announced for this show, the artist had another three mini moleskine books exhibited with three drawings that matched the theme and the spirit of this show. […]

Upcoming: Katrin Fridriks @ Art13 (London)

Iceland born artist Katrin Fridriks will have a solo show during Art13 art fair in London from the 1st until 3rd of March 2013. Circle Culture Gallery will be showing her newest body of work at booth H4 of Olympia Grand Hall, London. Fridriks is currently living and working between Luxembourg and Paris, and for this solo show she prepared different kinds of works that she will be exposing. The new works include perspective studies of the Stendahl Syndrome, Crayons, and Gene & Ethics series, her signature works that […]
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