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Art Focus: Atsuko Goto

Continuing our Art Focus series of articles, we now turn your attention to the work of Atsuko Goto. Working with a soft and ethereal touch, the Tokyo-born artist’s imagery draws inspiration from the Shinto religion where divinity manifests itself in multiple forms: rocks, trees, rivers, animals, places, and even people. Created with glue, pigments, gum arabic, Lapis-lazuli on cotton, the hazy and dreamlike nature of her work can be partially attributed to her choice of mediums. Via Hi Fructose. Discuss Atsuko Goto here.
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Streets: SatOne x Roid x Wow123 (Germany)

Toward the end of last year, artists SatOne, Roid and Wow123 come together to work on a epic wall in Bremen, Germany. Entitled World Made of Plastic, the mural was painted as part of “A Dream – Mural Art Project” in Lüssumer Heide 36, Bremen Nord – blending their styles together nicely. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Axel Stock / Graffuturism. Discuss SatOne here. Discuss Roid here.
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Upcoming: Antony Micallef – “Self” @ Lazarides Rathbone

On February 13th (private view on the 12th), the postponed show that we mentioned last year from Antony Micallef will open at Lazarides Rathbone. Now entitled Self, the exhibition will be the first from talented painter with the London showspace since 2012. The new body of work turns his artistic focus on himself with a series of self portraits, something he has done for the last 20 years but it seems never so visceral and honest. Micallef further states – “I’m trying to create a sensual body that emanates […]
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Previews: Ekundayo – “Collective Reflections” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday night, January 31st, Ekundayo (interviewed) returns to Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles for another showing (see 2008, 2010, 2013). Entitled Collective Reflections, the new work body of work draws from his Hawaiian roots and features the beautifully grotesque imagery that he is known for. He explains the new work thusly – “The theme of the show deals with the connections that people have with each-other, the world we live in and our quest for understanding who we are. The central inspiration for this latest […]
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Dan May New Paintings And Prints

Today at noon (Eastern time), Dan May (interviewed) will be releasing some new prints online on his webstore. The limited editions are priced affordably, but for those interested, you can also email him – danmayinfo (at) gmail.com – about buying the original paintings that the images are taken from. As usual, the new work features his whimsical creatures, rendered beautifully utilizing a vivid palette. Discuss Dan May here.
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Streets: Paul Wackers (New York)

For those passing through SoHo in New York, a pretty sweet wall at the James Hotel from Paul Wackers may make it worth your while to stop for a look. Featuring the locally-based artist’s modern take on still life imagery, the wall on the hotel’s Sixth Avenue facade is the first new phase of their #jamespublicart initiative. Wackers further explains – “I wanted to work with the shape of the wall to create a narrative within the piece itself—the same way I would over many pieces within […]
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Videos: Gary Baseman x Coach

If you remember, we shared with you a look back in September at Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) exciting new collaboration from Coach featuring his distinctive imagery. Along with news of his Secret Society showing at Collette (through the 31st), with a special window and imagery dedicated to the new line with Coach, the spring campaign video has also been released. Take a look below… Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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Streets: Invader (Africa)

Prolific street artist Invader recently made his way to Africa to spend some time on the Serengeti in Tanzania. While on the Grumeti Game Reserve, the Paris-based tile specialist found it hard to find places (let alone “streets”) to put his signature mosaic pieces, sometimes resorting to taking photos with his work held up. He did find a few choice locations though so far, even doing a quick collabo with Vhils (filmed) who was traveling with him. Keep your eyes on his Instagram for more updates. Discuss Invader […]
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Releases: Shepard Fairey x Cleon Peterson – “Pattern of Corruption” Prints

Tomorrow, January 27th, at a random time between 10 am and 12 noon PST, a some collaborative prints will be released between Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson. Featuring the Pattern of Corruption used in one of their joint murals in Miami’s Wynwood district (covered), painted during  Basel Week Miami, the striking imagery will be released in 3 different pairs of colorways –  Black/White, Gold/Black and Blue/White. The sets are priced at $120, sized at 18 x 24″, and are in editions of 150. Head over here […]
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LA Art Show ’15: Littletopia

After an overview of this year’s LA Art Show, we now focus in on the Littletopia section (see 2015) of the fair. This year’s edition curated by Noah Antieau featured booths from Thinkspace Gallery, Roq La Rue Gallery, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Spoke Art, Hashimoto Contemporary, Copro Gallery, Ace Gallery , Fifty24mx, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, Estudio Antena, Corey Helford Gallery, Gauntlet Gallery, Sloan Fine Art, and a special exhibit from Art Center College of Design. Greeting attendees at the entrance was a large archway installation from […]