With his exhibition at the University of Arizona’s Joseph Gross Gallery already open to the public (we’ll bring you photos of the opening reception coming up on August 30th), Josh Keyes (interviewed) is already working on his next showing. Hopefully, this painting from a new studio shot will be part of the upcoming show in Seattle as it already has hard core Keyes fans salivating at a resurrection of some of his most iconic “treadmill” imagery (some examples below). His show with John Brophy opens at Roq […]
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Over the weekend, the C.A.V.E. Gallery hosted the opening reception for Kid Acne’s (interviewed) newest solo entitled Stand & Deliver. The UK-based artist brought a selection of work to the Venice showspace featuring his “stabby women,” some of which was set against a backdrop of a patterned motif seen frequently in his street work. Rounding out the show was a series of customized spray cans as well as a outdoor mural. He’ll be working on some other walls around the LA area so keep your eyes peeled. Photo credit: Richard […]
It looks like Escif was caught up with the Euro 2012 fever that had his home country in its grip as he painted this piece entitled The Rescue leading up to the final. After Spain was crowned the UEFA champion, the street artist turned his attention to more serious topics with a mural (seen below) dealing with the cuts the country has had implement as it becomes increasingly mired in the financial crisis of Europe. Discuss Escif here.
South Africa-based DAL East has been busy traveling recently. His new whale mural C is the focus of our latest Streets: World Roundup feature and was put up Melun, France. You’ll also see a mural from his partner in crime and wife Faith47 from the same town as well as a kinetic multi-part piece from Dal from Nambia in our summary below. Other notable walls from this week includes work from Shida – Poland (source), Sten & Lex – France, Broken Fingaz – Austria, Escif – […]
As protests mount in Japan over the decision to restart two nuclear reactors at the Oi power plant, Yoshitomo Nara has granted permission (via twitter) to his fans to make use of his NO NUKES girl image in support of the movement. The Japanese artist has said he wouldn’t mind photocopies of the piece from his 1998 book Slash with a Knife” and actually, a hi-res version has been made available here for download. Via Giant Robot. Discuss Yoshitomo Nara here.
Last week in New York, the Joshua Liner Gallery played host to artist and tattoo specialist Shawn Barber’s (interviewed) new solo – Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series. The new body of work features portraits of notables in the body inking subculture (many of them the painter’s close friends) as well works featuring various selections of tattoo paraphernalia. You can see the LA-based Barber posing in front of the showstopper, a 6 x 9 foot full body turnaround triptych of the legendary Shige. Discuss this show here. Discuss Shawn Barber here.
Opening on July 4th, America’s Independence Day, Letters From America at Black Rat Projects will bring work from US artists SABER, RISK, Ron English, and TrustoCorp to the UK. The show was curated by Corey Helford Gallery who also brought most of them over to also participate in the London Pleasure Gardens project (covered). In particular, MSK affiliated SABER’s work for the show will be especially poignant with the inclusion of his first rendering (entitled Flag of the National Heath Services) of the Union Jack, flag of […]
Legendary artist David Lynch recently got together with Dom Pérignon for a collaborative project. The American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician, and actor designed some limited versions of the Champagne brand’s bottles along with the packaging featuring the theme of flickering lights. The process was documented on a short film seen below, but you can also see some of the photos and an interview here. More videos of the week: Mike Leavitt was added as part of the ongoing ArtTalk series. John Baldessari explain his views of the internet’s impact […]
A new artist here to AM this week for our Art Focus feature is also opening a show tonight, June 30th, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Fulvio di Piazza is a Sicilian artist who specializes in surreal oil paintings, a selection of which, entitled Ashes to Ashes, will be on display at the New York showspace in his first solo exhibition in the United States. His current imagery includes fantastical volcanic landscapes with floating islands and re-shaped land masses forming heads & creatures, among other things – […]
Versatile artist David Ellis recently turned the Pearl Street Triangle, a pedestrian plaza in Brooklyn, into a canvas for his a new mural. Entitled simply PST, the new piece which took six days to complete depicts an artist being held up by two large hands. The project funded by DUMBO developer Two Trees Management is a reference to the Ground Zero space filled with water while the uplifting hands show that we can pull ourselves up. Photo credit: Front image (Two Trees), other images (Gabriel Adderley) […]