Supreme recently announced their latest artist collaboration project with none other than famed sculptor Urs Fischer. The Swiss-born artist has elected to use the image of a cigarette, in various states of use, for the latest installment of the streetwear brand’s longstanding artist deck series. This isn’t the first time Fischer has chosen this subject for his art and speaks to his focus on everyday objects and the effects of time. The skate decks will be available in-store and online starting on March 24th. Discuss Urs […]
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Last weekend in Los Angeles, Kohn Gallery hosted the opening of Ryan McGinness second solo with them with a new body of work entitled #metadata. With this new showing, the New York-based artist presented a interesting installation featuring his distance imagery as well as two new series of works – Studio Views and Screen Combines. Firstly, Studio Views takes us into the McGinness’ studio in a way as the new paintings are portrayed as they would be situated in his workspace, sort of like paintings of paintings. Screen […]
The night of the 22nd of March in Hong Kong will see the opening of a new show from Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) at Above Second Gallery. Les Cages is a new body for work from the Montreal-based artists that highlight the struggles women face dealing with society’s unreasonable expectation, a battle that is symbolized by her signature masks that they wear of comic book images. She further states – “Cages is about women trying to find freedom from society’s twisted preconceptions of what a woman should […]
It’s time we do another summary of public art from around the globe with another Street World Roundup feature. Leading things off is an impressive new anamorphic mural from eL Seed that covers almost 50 buildings in the neighborhood of Manshiyat Nasr in Cairo, Egypt. Entitled Perception, the piece from the Tunisian artist tries to clear up some of the misconceptions about the Coptic community of Zaraeeb – read more about the project here. Other notable murals come from Bik Ismo – Puerto Rico, Retna […]
This week’s Art Focus highlights the meticulously detailed drawings of Ben Tolman and his surreal imagery. In some of his work (seen above), the Washington DC-based artist builds urban environments with a god-like eye as the viewer is able to take in the scene from a distance. More recently, he has been rendering some smaller, more abstract pieces that take things into the more improbable realm (seen below). These he has labeled the Sarajevo Drawings – soon to be exhibited at a yet to be disclosed location. Keep you eyes […]
On March 26, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) will be releasing a new print entitled Dreaming of Koholint Island. The image is taken from the painting the locally-based artist contributed to the current 30th anniversary Legend of Zelda group show (covered) in Los Angeles. Starting at 12 noon PST, 250 of these prints will go on sale for $140 unframed and $290 framed, but head over here for more details if you are interested in adding one to your collection. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
The newly formed Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in Brussels will be opening their doors on March 24th (opening postponed to 13th of April at 11 am due to the terrible recent events in Brussels), with an inaugural show entitled City Lights. The exhibition will feature the works of Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Momo, and Faile, and is just the first of many promised events to come featuring a “mix of musical (punk-rock, electro, hip hop, folk), graphical (graphic design, illustration, design), sporting (skateboarding, surfing, extreme sports) artistic (film, […]
On March 23rd, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a new time-limited print (starting 8:00 AM PDT and available for 12 hours only) through his webstore entitled Kali. The image is taken from one of his paintings for his show in Tokyo last year (covered) and features the Japan-based artist’s surreal take on the Hindu goddess of empowerment. The giclee will include a silkscreened pink dot pattern which were hand painted in the original. More details here. Discuss James Jean here.
Earlier this year, Tracey Emin collaborated with her long time friend and jewellery designer Stephen Webster on a new line of wearable art. The 50-piece collection entitled I Promise To Love You is inspired by the British artist’s signature neon art and her sketches of woodland animals of which she states – “I chose the woodland creatures as I wanted to work with the idea of English animals. My ancestors were forest gypsies and I wanted to use this as inspiration.” Take a look at more examples rings, bracelets, earrings, […]
Last weekend, Zevitas Marcus in Los Angeles hosted the opening of a new solo show from Eric Yahnker. Noah’s Yacht features works created from colored pencils and graphite on paper, rendered with the locally-based artist’s continued clever commentary on issues that afflict our society today touching on topics like the current election cycle and police violence. Rounding out the show are various sculptural works, installations, and conceptual pieces all showing his versatility and knowledge of pop culture and the social-political climate, often times intermixing the two. Discuss Eric Yahnker here.