After resurfacing in Mexico for his first show in years, David Choe (featured) has switched continents for his next foray in the streets. Along with Choe, this year’s Nuart Festival in Stavenger, Norway also features Martha Cooper, DALeast, ROA, M-City, Faith47, Hush, Vhils, Ernest Zacharevic, C215, Dot Dot Dot, Dotmaster, Strok, Martin Whatson, and Aiko. Although the event officially opens on September 7th, Choe is already in town retracing his steps from 2011, painting new murals for his fans to enjoy.
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Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Martinez was recently asked to work on a project for Playboy’s App. Taking his signature neon work and his urban aesthetic, he built four sets for Miss May 2010 Playmate Kassie Logsdon to interact with. Take a look at some stills and the video below, shot by photographer Jared Ryder, as the creative process was throughly explained by Martinez and footage from the shoot is revealed. Discuss Patrick Martinez here.
On September 7th, nasty Neck Face (interviewed) returns to West Hollywood (see 2012) for a showing at New Image Art. No Mercy For The Weak features new paintings and limited editions from the provocative artist featuring his demon portraits and “extensive study and research” of bar room practices. Also included in the exhibition apparently is an alter to the Night Stalker (Richard Ramirez) who recently died in prison and also happens to be one is Neck Face’s favorite inspirations. Never one to shy away from controversy and black humor, […]
Coming up next at the Corey Helford Gallery is a solo show from Kukula entitled The Adventures Of Raspberry Finn. Opening on September 14th, the exhibition will feature new paintings that draw their inspiration from characters such as Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, but with a twist. They have all been turned into women, and dressed up in clothes by a Russian designer - Ulyana Sergeenko. It has been almost two years since Kukula’s last showing at the Culver City showspace (covered), so stop by if you are in […]
On September 5th, the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland will be opening a group exhibition (curated by Sven Davis) with an interesting premise. Each of the 22 invited international artists were asked to bring along a fellow artist to exhibit alongside them – each producing one 16 x 20″ & one 8 x 8″ artwork. Of course, what we will be looking forward to is also to see how the show will be installed but check out some preview images below (and one of Scott Listfield’s […]
After his first true solo (covered) outside of the United States back in May, Augustine Kofie will be returning Stateside for his next showing. Structurally Sound, opening on September 14th at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco, will feature post-graffiti abstractions from this member of Graffuturism movement. Kofie will be showing alongside Ludo (interviewed) in the project space until October 5th. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
Last month, the Breeze Block Gallery hosted new work from the Bay Area-based Mario Wagner collectively entitled Controlled Spaces. Filling the main space of the Portland Gallery, the new mixed media pieces feature Wagner’s structural landscapes that have a kind of sci-fi and cinematic feel to them, all utilizing a minimalistic palette. From UFO’s, otherworldly imagery, to hooded characters, the work really makes the viewer’s imagination run wild trying to imagine the back stories to the scenarios that are presented. Enjoy the photos below and also take a look […]
It’s time for another Rewind feature where we bring to you some of the videos that caught our eye recently. First up is a artist focus where the Arbor Collective visits Dave Kinsey at his home studio in the Western slopes of the Sierras where we get glimpses of his workspace and paintings. Also overlaid is an insightful interview where he touches on his upbringing, being out on the streets doing street art & graffiti, his use of the color orange, the impact of the internet, the […]
A pretty special show is opening up on September 6th at the Ronchini Gallery in London entitled Dream No Small Dreams. Featuring the work of three artists, Patrick Jacobs (seen above), Thomas Doyle, and Adrien Broom, whose specialties are in the small details of the miniature world, the show promises to be something that must be seen in person if you are in the area. Jacobs (Focus) paints these incredible miniature dioramas that are backlit and directly embedded into the gallery walls. Doyle also works with sculptures with his […]
This Saturday night, the last day of August, the C.A.V.E Gallery in Venice, California will be opening a new show from Tom French (featured). Featuring a series of paintings that followup the skull paintings we enjoy so much, the new faces the UK-based artist has been working on also have more depth than meets the eye on first glance. Take a closer look below at the detail of these Duality paintings and you will see what we mean. Discuss this show here. Discuss Tom French here.