Tonight in Los Angeles, the multidisciplinary work of Patrick Martinez will be on display at New Image Art.Â FORBIDDEN FRUIT will be the locally-based artist’s first solo in two years and the first with the gallery.Â Known for his neon pieces that take inspiration from hip hop, graffiti, andÂ perspectives of minority culture, Martinez has created a body of work that includes pieces that combine his signature technique with sculpture and painting. Head over to Opening Ceremony to learn more about the show from the interview they conducted. […]
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Kicking off the second edition of theÂ ALT!rove street art festival this year (from 30th April to 9th May) is Clemens Behr with an impressive new mural. This year’s theme is “Abstractism – space>place” and will also feature work fromÂ 108, Alberonero, Giorgio Bartocci, Ciredz, Erosie, Graphic Surgery, Sbagliato, Sten Lex and Tellas. In addition to painting walls in Catanzaro, Italy, each artist will participate in a group show atÂ Casa ALT!rove along with others likeÂ 2501, Martina Merlini, Moneyless, and Domenico Romeo. Photo credit: Angelo Jaroszuk Bogasz.
Later this month (April 25th),Â Deth P. SunÂ will be opening another show (see 2013) at Brooklyn’s Grumpy Bert entitled Being and Nothingness. The solo exhibition will feature more of his whimsical acrylic on wood paintings based on the adventures of his signature cat-like character, along with plays with text, rounded out by lush supplemental paintings.Â Take a look at some preview images belowâ€¦ Discuss Deth P. Sun here.
Showing through April 11th at the Hin Bus Depot in Penang, Malaysia is Different Strokes, a group show curated by Giancarlo Petrucci of Graffiti Prints. The exhibition includes contributions fromÂ Ernest Zacharevic, Sandra Chevrier, Icy and Sot, Martin Whatson, Beejoir, Alexface, BON, Snik, Nafir, Sabek, Levalet, Roamcouch, and Gabriel Pitcher. Seen below are photos from the gallery space as well as a look at the collaborative process between Zacharevic and Whatson. Photo credit:Â Henrik Haven. DiscussÂ Ernest ZacharevicÂ here.
With this year’sÂ POW! WOW! HawaiiÂ (more coverageÂ here)Â behind us, here is a look back in video form of some of what took place. Directed byÂ Mikey Inouye, the main recap video seen below features footage and interviews with the artists which encapsulated nicely what the event was about. Also included below are some related videos of this year’s event. Discuss POW! WOW! HawaiiÂ here.
On April 25th, Aryz will be opening a pop up show in Los Angeles (1340 E. 6th St.) from 8-10 pm entitledÂ PARALâ€˘LEL. The exhibition from the Barcelona-based muralist will feature the most extensive collection of indoor works to date. Divided into two rooms, the work in one will be a traditionally hung set of paintings while the other space promises to consist of a “high-energy onslaught of expressive works.” ThisÂ separation plays on the title of the show, and refers to the non-intersecting parts and contradictions […]
This Saturday night (April 11th) at Honor FraserÂ in Los Angeles,Â Tomoo GokitaÂ will be unveiling a new solo show entitledÂ BĂ©same Mucho. The exhibition appears to build on the monochromatic series seen in New York (covered) earlier this year composed ofÂ black and white gouache canvases featuring his distinct form of obscured portraiture. Not only will there be individual focused paintings, but also large scale group compositions (like the one seen above) from the Tokyo-based artist. Discuss Tomoo Gokita here.
After making his mark in Hawaii for POW! WOW!, Ernest ZacharevicÂ traveled across the Pacific to spend some time in Los Angeles. While there, he worked on a mural in Culver City (Â 3201 La Cienega Ave) on a building along withÂ Nosego and Hueman, which was organized by Branded Arts. Featured a tattered Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs living out of a shopping cart, the new piece features theÂ Lithuanian artist’s dry wit as well as his signature incorporation of found three-dimensional elements to his work. Discuss […]
Last month, a group of friends got together to work on the walls of a costume shop on Fairfax Ave in West Hollywood. The project saw a street art legend in Miss Van teaming up with fellow artists who may not share the same experience getting up in the public arena but who feature the same surrealist vision in their artwork. Dan Quintana, Victor Castillo, and Esao Andrews more than held their own with the French artist, while also taking time to try on some […]
Working on a massive new project in Western Australia, Phlegm has painted over four 36 meter high grain silos near theÂ Wheatbelt town ofÂ Northam forÂ PUBLIC 2015, arranged by FORM. Working 10 hours a day for two weeks straight, the prolific British street artist left his mark with a series of impossible flying machines (inspired by the area’s Â iconic hot air balloons) and his signature characters rendered beautifully in his usual manner. Four of the other CBH Group silos at their Avon site to the right were […]