We are ready to introduce another artist to you via our Art Focus feature – Joel Rea. The imagery of the Australia-based painter typically includes characters wrestling with forces of nature, often with a surreal effect. Those of you in Sydney can check out his work in person as one of his portraits has been selected for Salon des Refusés with the exhibition running through May 19th at the S.H. Ervin Gallery (National Trust Centre). Otherwise, you can follow his facebook fanpage here or check […]
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As you have seen from our coverage of murals going up all over Berlin, JR (interviewed) was in town for a show. The Wrinkles of the City opened several weeks ago at Galerie Henrik Springmann with photographs, wheatpasted found objects, as well as a rare video installation from the French photograffeur. As you can see above, even one of the models he used for the street work made it to the opening. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Positive-Propaganda. Discuss JR here.
Just hours ago, Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo hosted the opening of KAWS‘ latest solo show entitled Ohh… The exhibition has been a long time coming for the NY-based artist’s fans and collectors in Japan, also home to his OriginalFake store. Along with exploring a slightly different color palette with rectangular pieces, some of his popular tondo paintings were also included in this new body of work. Although his love for SpongeBob is present throughout, the centerpieces of the show saw the return of two […]
Coming up this weekend (May 3rd), Mondopop will be presenting the Suggestivism in Rome at the Casa dell’Architettura / Acquario Romano. The exhibition is curated by Nathan Spoor and is the encore to an amazing show (covered) back in 2011 in Southern California featuring an all-star roster of artists. This time around, another set of great participants have been assembled including Esao Andrews, Mia Araujo, Julian Callos, Cam de Leon, Ron English, Yoko d’Holbachie, Charlie Immer, Kris Lewis, Jason Limon, Chris Mars, Dan May, Jeff […]
We brought you a preview of the Wider than a postcard group exhibition a couple of days back that AM’s Sven Davis is curating at Breeze Block Gallery. Running alongside that will be a solo exhibition by olive47 entitled bonita bonita. The Atlanta-based street artist has painted and pasted her way around the world since 1995, and she aims to bring a visual Garden of Eden to her heavily installation-based exhibition opening on May 2nd. olive47 uses a bold colour pallete alongside symbolism and spirituality […]
Tomorrow night (May 2nd) in Tokyo, KAWS will be opening a new solo show entitled Ohhh… at the Kaikai Kiki Gallery. Combining the rare talents of the New York-based artist in the setting of Japan art god Takashi Murakami’s showspace is sure to lead to a star-packed reception as well as a feeding frenzy among his local fans and those that have flown in for the exhibition. For those who aren’t in town, take a look at some preview images of the work below… Discuss […]
This week’s Rewind feature is headlined by a Fragmentos, a fantastic new film detailing Vhils and his work in Brazil. The footage follows Mr. Farto and his crew as they work on making their imprint on various walls in Rio de Janeiro mixed with a montage of local flavor. Other notable videos include: Jasper Wong x Avant/Garde Diaries – The Simple Beauty of Just Coloring TrustoCorp bombs an abandoned theme park. New Rijksmuseum opening. Tilda Swinton sleeps in a box at MoMA. Samuel Bayer, discusses […]
Continuing his collaboration with Tiny Showcase, Josh Keyes (interviewed) has chosen another image for his current print release – Dawn II. On sale through Tuesday, May 7th, the open timed release edition is available as a framed or unframed version. For his charity, Keyes has chosen to donate $10 dollars from each print sold to the Boston-based Artists For Humanity. Head over here if you are interested. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
It was a night to remember. Last week, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles opened its doors to an extensive survey of Gary Baseman’s career and life entitled The Door Is Always Open. Friends, family, fellow artists, collectors, admirers, and well wishers alike attended to show their respects to the pervasive artist and his illustrious accomplishments. The exhibition paid tribute to the many things the Emmy Award–winning artist has accomplished and created including paintings, illustrations, photographs, textiles, toys, commercial endeavors, sketchbooks, sculptural works, and videos. Even […]
Currently showing at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery through May 4th is Thursday’s Girl from painter Josh Agle, otherwise known as SHAG (interviewed). For his fourth solo exhibition with the Chelsea showspace, the Socal-based painter presents a new body of work inspired by “All Tomorrow’s Parties, the classic Velvet Underground song in which lyrics written by Lou Reed spoke to New York’s downtown art scene found in places such as Warhol’s Factory.” The pieces reflect an aesthetic strongly influenced by mid-century modern design and are rendered in his distinctive style and palette. […]