Earlier this month (June 1-8), the Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival kicked things off with new work from Nychos. The Vienna-based street muralist brought his cartoonish anatomical aesthetic to Denmark and painted a series of works on billboards & walls, ranging from painterly techniques to graffiti. Other artists scheduled to make appearances include Blade, John Howard, Horphe, Ken Sortais, Christian Dinesen, and Anders Reventlov Larsen. Check out more photos of Nychos’ work below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Nychos here.
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While in town for her show in Copenhagen (covered), Hyuro also spent time working on a massive new mural over 270 meters long. Spending about two weeks painting her progressive imagery featuring an elk making a transformation as it trots through a forest, the long piece is a gift to her fans in the Danish capital. Take a more detailed and extensive look in the photo set below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Hyuro here.
After a recent showing in Los Angeles (covered), Paul Wackers will be taking his contemporary still life paintings up north for an exhibition at Narwhal Projects, opening on June 13th. Almost Somewhere will be the Brooklyn-based artist’s first showcase at the Toronto gallery and will continue his representations of domestic collections of objects and plants in his unique way. Wacker’s imagery include of geometric & abstract elements and is richly textured & layered, a result of his technique that often times include multiple components that are created separately before assemblage. […]
Coming later this week, the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong will be curating a group exhibition featuring Vhils, Cyrcle, Meggs, Rone, Cannonball Press, Victor Ash, and Beastman. With some artists already in town doing their part (see Vhils above and below) and more artists scheduled to arrive soon, the show hosted in an empty building owned by Swire Properties (13th Floor, Somerset House, Taikoo Place, Island East) is taking shape as we speak, which speaks to its title – Work In Progress. It will be […]
As most in the art world knows, Basel Week Switzerland is underway. While not everyone can make the two hour trek over to check what looks to be an epic showing from KAWS, you should stop by SCOPE after checking out the main fair. Thinkspace Gallery is featuring seductive new paintings from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) at their booth in a mini-solo. Check out some more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
After coming in as the runner-up for TIME magazine’s Person of the Year in 2011, things of come full circle for Ai Weiwei. The latest issue of the magazine features an illustration from the Chinese artist – activist with the title “The World According To China” overlaid on an oversized map of China compared to the globe created from old money symbols and flowers of prosperity. Take a look at the video below as the outspoken artist explains the work. Discuss Ai Weiwei here.
With Art Basel opening next week in Switzerland, the art world is gearing up for another round of festivities after barely recovering from the Hong Kong version. One of the associated shows that we are looking forward to is KAWS’ GISWIL at More Gallery. Along a massive wooden companions with “Pinocchio noses,” paintings from the American artist will also be on display. The exhibition runs through August 26th so don’t miss this if you are in the area. Photos via the artist. Discuss KAW here.
Tonight in San Francisco, the Shooting Gallery will be presented all new works from the Seattle-based Yumiko Kayukawa. Entitled Madness, this will be the Japanese artist’s eighth solo the gallery and will feature her acrylic and ink paintings on canvas detailing the adventures of the characters and their animal companions. Check out more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Yumiko Kayukawa here.
Tonight in Seattle, the Roq La Rue Gallery will be unveiling a new group show entitled Otherworld. The exhibition features a strong list of participants who will be interpreting the title with their own visual language. Artists include Martin Wittfooth, Chris Berens, John Brophy, Peter Ferguson, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Casey Curran, Madeline Von Foerster, Tom Bagshaw, Kris Lewis, Glenn Barr, Ryan Heshka, Jean Labourdette (Turf One), Dan Quintana, Derek Nobbs, Jessica McCourt, Chie Yoshii, and Josh Keyes (seen above), who looks to be continuing to explore new territory not confined […]
It takes a couple of looks to comprehend William Hundley’s photography. He has been shooting his Entoptic Phenomena series of work since 2006 and wowing viewers with the floating fabric objects presented within his urban landscapes. Hundley’s work is composed completely within the camera – he uses zero post production or photoshop trickery within his images. We’ve followed his work for a number of years and always wondered how he captures his unique images, so we asked him a few questions about his process. He has […]