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Art Focus: Nunzio Paci

This weekend, our Art Focus feature is on Nunzio Paci, an Italy-based artist whose series of new works highlights his fascination with human anatomy as well as the man-nature relationship. The first five paintings seen below belong to a set that is devoted to the Baroque masters and will be on display at Art Stage Singapore with gallery Officine dell’Immagine from January 21 – 24. Discuss Nunzio Paci here.

Update: James Jean // Year Of The Monkey

After working with Apple on promoting the new Apple Pencil and iPad Pro with some amazing digital artwork, James Jean (interviewed) recently revealed a new Year of the Monkey piece to his fans (seen below). With Chinese New Year coming up in about a month, the monkey must have been on his mind as he also collaborated with Beats By Dre on a new similarly themed design for their Solo 2 wireless headphones. For those in Shanghai, Jean will also be making an appearance at the Pudong Apple […]

Showing: Alex Israel @ The Huntington

Currently at The Huntington in Los Angeles, a selection of works from Alex Israel has been inserted throughout the the historic institution’s European art collection. The intriguing mix of new and old brings to mind exhibitions in the past like KAWS at the PAFA or like the turns Koons, Murakami, and Kapoor took at Versailles. For the exhibition, the locally-based artist has carefully and seamlessly placed 16 paintings and sculptures as well as two site-specific murals throughout the gallery’s two stories, contrasting his references to the cult of celebrity […]

Streets: El Mac (San Diego)

After returning from a trip to Cambodia where he painted a few murals (covered) along with his Igloo Hong brothers, El Mac decided to work on a project a little closer to home. His latest public arts contribution was created over the holidays at UC San Diego, another portrait piece featuring his distinctive ripple effect. You can watch a couple short videos here and here to get a glimpse at his technique. Photo credit: Eric Heights. Discuss El Mac here.

Previews: “Lápiz, papel o Tijera” @ Plastic Murs

Later this month, January 30th, Plastic Murs in Valencia, Spain will be opening up a group show entitled Lápiz, papel o Tijera. The medium of choice will be graphite on paper with contributions from 30 artists – Adonna Khare, Alesia Ianneti, Amandine Urruty, Ana Juan, Chamo San (seen above), Crajes, Craww, Dan May, Dulk, Enric Sant, Gabi de la Merced, Ivana Flores, Linnea Strid, Mab Graves, Nicofey, Nicomi Nix Turner, Manu Iranzo, Mohamed Lghacham, Oliver Flores, Paolo Pedroni, Rubenimichi, Sara Sanz, Seven Moods, Sicioldr, Simona Candini, Twee […]

Previews: Allison Schulnik – “Hoof” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Set to open January 9th at Mark Moore Gallery, Hoof will be Allison Schulnik’s fourth solo with the Culver City-based showspace. Featuring a series of paintings and sculptures, the new body of work from the Los Angeles-based artist further expands her fascination with the “misfits, outcasts, and the misunderstood” into the mythological realm to include portraits of creatures such as centaurs & unicorns. Her thick impasto pieces are heavily textured and a natural extension to the claymation work seen in her amazing videos which are what drew our […]

Releases: Naturel // 1xRUN – Star Wars Print Series

Recently, Lawrence “Naturel” Atoigue released a series of prints through 1xRUN inspired by his love for Star Wars. First up was a new Guernica x Star Wars mash up artwork (seen above) for a new track from legendary producer Timbaland and Illmind. This new print is now available along with other similarly themed editions that he has been making available here. He states – “Like many Star Wars fans eagerly awaiting the next installment of the Star Wars Saga, I took the last few weeks and caught up on all […]

Previews: Sam Friedman & Josh Sperling – “From the Cradle to the Grave” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tomorrow night (January 7th) at the Joshua Liner Gallery, a joint exhibition from Sam Friedman & Josh Sperling will open its doors to the public. Friedman will be be presenting his abstractions inspired by the natural world, continuing his series of grayscale works which we quite like, along with introducing some more hued paintings. In contrast to this, Sperling will be contributing some canvas pieces that are almost like sculptures with his layered plywood technique as well as a wall installation. The title of the show, From the […]

Previews: Li Hongbo – “Textbooks” @ Klein Sun Gallery

Tomorrow night (January 7th) in New York, the Klein Sun will be hosting a new solo in their south gallery from Li Hongbo entitled Textbooks. The new body of work from the Beijing-based artist builds on his previous exhibition there (see 2014) with a new immersive installation built from binder clips, textbooks, and classroom materials. The Chinese artist known for his kinetic book sculptures will be further exploring the “influence of education in society, debating historical distortion and propaganda woven into classroom lessons across America and China” with […]

Previews: Interesni Kazki – “Sacred Gravitation” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday night (January 9th), Interesni Kazki (interviewed) will be opening their solo show at the 529 West 20th Street location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled Sacred Gravitation, the new body of work will feature both paintings and drawings from the Ukrainian duo that highlight their mystical and Dali-esque imagery, something that makes their street murals distinctive and unique. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Interesni Kazki here.