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Streets: Aryz (Spain)

Given free reign at the Cultural Forum in Carballo in the community of Galicia in northwest Spain, Aryz painted his imagery on three large adjacent walls despite only having 10 days to complete the task. Two of the murals featured his more figurative work while the other was covered with looks to be a disassembled car. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Aryz here.
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Upcoming: “Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei” @ National Gallery of Victoria

Coming up in December of this year, an interesting pairing of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei will open at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne before traveling to Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum in June of 2016. Surveying the careers of two of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the exhibition will feature over 300 works, including immersive installations and a wide representation of painting, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media. Most intriguing will be their goal of exploring the parallels and intersections between […]
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Previews: Edwin Ushiro – “The Study of Life as Things” @ Giant Robot 2

This Saturday, July 18th, at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles, Edwin Ushiro (interviewed) will be unveiling new works for his latest solo entitled The Study of Life as Things. Most of the drawings are 8.5″ x 11″ and done with graphite, ink and ballpoint pens, tools the locally-based artist used during his intermediate school days. Making this choice draws Ushiro deeper into the nostalgia that is evident is his work, a look back at the memories from his days growing up on the islands of Hawaii. Discuss Edwin […]
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Art Focus: Lisa Ericson

Painter Josh Keyes (interviewed) recently clued us in to the work of his wife Lisa Ericson by posting some of her work on various social media. We were especially drawn to a series she calls Mouserflies, for obvious reasons as you can see from the surreal hybrids seen here. For those interested in more from the Portland-based artist, you can see work from her as well as Keyes in the Unfathomable group show currently on view at The Piranha Shop, curated by Antler Gallery. Discuss Lisa Ericson here.
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Upcoming: PUSH – “Remember To Forget” @ Known Gallery

Fresh off painting a mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach, PUSH got right back to work on his solo opening on July 11th at Known Gallery. Remember To Forget will just be the latest showing with the Los Angeles gallery through the years and once again highlight the MSK-affiliated writer’s signature geometric-form based imagery. Take a look at a teaser video here and make plans to check out the show tomorrow night if you are interested… Photo credit: Brent Broza. Discuss PUSH here.
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Upcoming: Axel Void – “Sehnsucht” @ BC Gallery

Next Thursday, July 16th, BC Gallery in Berlin will be opening a solo show from Axel Void entitled Sehnsucht. The collective name of the new series of paintings and videos by the Miami-based artist comes from the German noun translated as longing, yearning, or craving or in a wider sense a type of “intensely missing” but is more complex than simply those terms. Seeing as the term is used in psychology, it’s certainly appropriate when referenced with Void’s provocative imagery, which features a dark tone which is not […]
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Shepard Fairey Arrested In Los Angeles

News broke yesterday that Shepard Fairey (featured) was arrested in Los Angeles as he returned from Europe where he just opened an exhibition at the CAC Malaga (more on this later). He was charged with a felony after he allegedly vandalized Detroit properties while in town for his showing at the Library Street Collective (covered). He has since been released but will have to face charges at a later date of “defacing” 14 different locations in the city, in contrast to legal murals like the one seen above on the water […]
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Openings: Ian Francis – “The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Continuing his long collaboration with Lazarides, Ian Francis (featured) recently returned to London for the opening of his new show at the gallery’s flagship Rathbone Place location. The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer consists of new series of mixed media works that explore the coexistence of beauty and destruction in society today, rendered in the British artist’s signature mix of abstract and photorealistic techniques utilizing oil, ink, acrylic, graphite and charcoal. Along with some complex, dream-like pieces that reference blurred realities, Francis also had some monochromatic paintings that were more focused on […]
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Previews: Naoto Hattori – “Genesis” @ Copro Gallery

On July 18th, Naoto Hattori will be opening a new show at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles, the site of many previous exhibitions from the Japanese artist in the past. For this particular showing, the gifted painter has narrowed his focus to a series of surreal portraits rendered meticulously with amazing detail. Take a look at some more preview images below… Discuss Naoto Hattori here.
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Streets: Deih (Istanbul)

Take a look at this sweet comic-inspired wall painted by Deih recently for the Mural Istanbul festival. The character rendered beautifully in vibrant colors by the Spanish artist seems to be doing something of cosmic significance. Other artists scheduled to take part in the event include Aryz, Canavar, Cins, Esk Reyn, Kristy, Levi, Nuka, Qbic, and Wicx. Take a look at more detailed images and in-progress shots below…