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Streets: Wes21 x ONUR – “Big Catch” (Denmark)

Invited in by Galleri KIRK for their Out in the Open project, Wes21 x ONUR painted a massive mural in Aalborg, Denmark entitled Big Catch. The two Swiss artists have been collaborating on murals for a while now and this surreal piece that turns the prey and predator narrative around certainly shows how well their skills mesh together. Look for artists Conor Harrington, Faith47, Robert Proch & Sepe, Guido van Helten, Aryz, and the Etam Crew to make their mark before the event is over…
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Upcoming: “MONOCHROME” @ HHH Gallery

This Saturday night, June 13th, the HHH Gallery in Tokyo will be hosting a new group exhibition entitled MONOCHROME. Curated by Usugrow, one of the co-founders of the gallery along with Haroshi, the show will include pieces from Aaron Horkey, Mike Giant, SHOHEI, Kyotaro (seen above), Toshikazu Nozaka, Ozabu, Sadam, and Usugrow. The work will be created with pencils, mechanical pencils, black markers, ink pens, ink brushes, and everyday ballpoint pens, and although complex, will be monochromic as referenced by the title of the show. A zine […]
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Openings: Casey Weldon – “Tropefiend” @ Spoke Art

Last weekend, Spoke Art in San Francisco welcomed back Casey Weldon (featured) for a third solo show at their space entitled Tropefiend. Using a vibrant retro color palette, the Seattle-based artist’s paintings feature his unique points of view, oftentimes surreal and filled with dark humor. He further explains the new body of work – “I think on one hand, the color palette I work with has been gradually getting darker, and I was getting really into recreating the glowing and reflecting colors of bright lights. The subject matter has been […]
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Showing: Lisa Yuskavage @ David Zwirner

David Zwirner in New York is currently showing recent paintings and pastels from Lisa Yuskavage at their 533 West 19th Street location. Inspired by hippies and her experiences growing up in the 70s, the locally-based painter has produced a vibrant new body of work that for the first time includes men in her portraiture. Known for her intensely hued renderings of nude voluptuous women, Yuskavage provocative new work does not disappoint, especially her larger pieces that seem to be set in a fantasy world. Head over for […]
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Showing: Jenny Morgan – “All We Have Is Now” @ Driscoll Babcock Galleries

Currently at Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York, All We Have Is Now is on display from Jenny Morgan. The series of paintings utilizing vivid oversaturated colors are striking in their raw honesty and emotive value. Based thematically on her thoughts on life, death, and rebirth, the new work shows the NYC-based artist skills while deftly alternating between stark portraiture and surreal imagery. Photo credit: NYCArtventures & Driscoll Babcock Galleries, portrait shot by @plusgallery. Discuss Jenny Morgan here.
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Streets / Recap: ALT!rove Festival 2015 (Italy)

After sharing one of the first murals painted for this year’s ALT!rove – Street Art Festival from Clemens Behr, it’s now time to give you a recap of the event. The theme of the public arts program for this year was abstraction and the curatorial staff did a good job choosing the right artists for the job. The second edition of the festival, held in Cataranzo, Italy, featured work from 108, Alberonero, Giorgio Bartocci, Ciredz (seen above), Erosie, Graphic Surgery, Sabgliato, Sten & Lex and Tellas along […]
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Upcoming: Josh Keyes @ Antler Gallery

On July 30th, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be returning to the Antler Gallery in Portland for another showing (see 2014). If this glimpse into the new body of work is any indication, the locally-based artist has further refined his new aesthetic that takes his imagery all the way to the edge of the panels he paints on. This new 12 x 18″ piece is entitled Quake, and has us excited to see the fresh set of works when the exhibition opens. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Rewind: Mar 19 – Jun 7

It’s time for another Rewind feature where we share some art related videos that might have slipped past you the last few months. First up is a video from Birdman documenting Miss Van and her friends Dan Quintana, Victor Castillo, and Esao Andrews paintings the facade of an an old cinema costume shop usually closed to the public on Fairfax Boulevard in Los Angeles. Particularly interesting is the quality of murals (photos here) that were created seeing as Miss Van is the only one who […]
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Releases: Tomoo Gokita x Case Studyo – “A Bathing Beauty” Sculpture

Taking a painting from his show at Mary Boone Gallery last year (covered), Tomoo Gokita has brought the faceless beauty he created to life with the help of Case Studyo. Entitled A Bathing Beauty like the painting, the new bronze sculpture will be released tomorrow through their website in two colorways – white & black. The very limited edition (8 + 3 AP’s) will come in a silkscreened wooden box and include a signed and numbered certificate from the Japanese artist. Discuss Tomoo Gokita here.
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Streets: JR (Istanbul)

Last week, JR (interviewed) completed the latest installment of his ongoing project The Wrinkles Of The City in Turkey. The series which has seen the French artist paste up large scale photographs of the older citizens of various cities has already taken him to Cartagena, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Cuba, and Berlin since 2008. Take a look below as JR and his team navigated the vibrant streets of Istanbul as well skillfully worked with the architectural elements they encountered. Discuss JR here.