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Openings: Vhils – “Dissonance’ @ Lazarides (London)

After showing at Lisbon’s Electricity Museum / EDP Foundation (covered) and in Paris (covered) over the last year, multidisciplinary Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils returned to London for a new solo entitled Dissonance at Lazarides Rathbone. Running until April 23rd, the exhibition reflects on how various factors in the contemporary urbanized world shapes its inhabitants, while personal identities are vanishing under the visual noise and surrounding clutter. Reflecting this, the subjects being portrayed in the pieces disappear through multiple layering of billboards and stratification on metal and wood. Check out images from the opening below. Photo credit: Butterfly. […]
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POW! WOW! / SXSW ’15: Recap

Constantly expanding their brand of street art inspired fun based in Hawaii, POW! WOW!’s latest adventure takes them to a satellite event at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Local artists like Mouf, Truth, Ana Maria and Lucas Aoki alongside international talents like Rone, Yoskay Yamamoto, Meggs, Ron English, Kamea Hadar, Jasper Wong, Jeffrey Gess, Tatiana Saurez and Risk transformed the walls on Red River Street, Barton Springs Road, Ceasar Chavez Street and Fruth Street during a six day painting process (with help from SprATX, Flexfit, Knockaround, […]
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Releases: Case – “The Heat is On” Print

Case is currently in Paris, working on his first fine art lithograph edition at Idem. Releasing through PrintThemAll.com on 27th of March, the print is based on one of the murals he painted in Miami earlier this year. As usual with the German artist, the image features photorealistic hands that are ghost-like, creating a gesture. For the German artist, hands are the most universal thing that is open to interpretation and translation, hence the use of them as the main motif of his work. For the creation of the print, Case painted an […]
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Previews: HuskMitNavn – “Morning” @ V1 Gallery

Graffiti writer, painter and illustrator, HuskMitNavn, is opening his solo show, entitled Morning, with the V1 gallery in Copenhagen on March 27th. Known for his witty comic-like work, often ridiculing and commenting on everyday situations, the Danish artist created a whole show themed around mornings and morning rituals. Through his flat visual language, using clean lines and a clear color palette, he immortalized recognizable morning routines into paintings, collages and drawings, creating a refreshing body of work with an original and common theme. Though some of the pieces might appeal […]
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Showing: Nick Walker – ‘Vicious Beauty’ @ Galerie Brugier-Rigail

UK artist Nick Walker (interviewed) is currently showing a new body of work entitled Vicious Beauty at Galerie Brugier-Rigail in Paris. Running until April 4th, the British artist’s  first solo exhibition in the French capital features his signature Vandal character and little girls with balaclava in various situations as well as hints of new directions he will be further exploring. Photo credit: TofArt. Discuss Nick Walker here.
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Openings: Seth Globepainter – “Walking on a Dream” @ Itinerrance Gallery

According to the photos and info we received from Paris, the opening of Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter’s solo show Walking on a Dream at Itinerrance Gallery on March 20th was a huge success. Known in his homeland both as an artist but also as a TV host of the popular show Les Nouveaux Explorateurs (The New Explorers), the Paris-based artist has a huge following that wanted to witness his artwork in person especially since he doesn’t do gallery shows that often. For this exhibition, Seth produced around 20 canvases featuring his recognizable imagery […]
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Previews: Augustine Kofie – “OFF/GRID” @ David Bloch Gallery

On March 27, David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech will continue their program of introducing relevant international urban artists to the Morroco with a solo exhibition OFF/GRID by Augustine Kofie (featured). For this show, LA-based artist will collaborate with local craftsmen to produce “work that merges established Moroccan artistic traditions with his own brand of American contemporary expression.” The title of the show refers to the features that his work have been known for – the juxtaposition and the synthesis of styles, tones and shapes, and the tension between these visual elements. While seemingly very strict […]
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Previews: Vhils – “Dissonance” @ Lazarides Rathbone

On March 27th (private view on the 26th), Lazarides Rathbone will be opening a new solo from the Lisbon-based Vhils (filmed), his first there since 2012. Creating pieces with his special form of mark-making that mirrors his techniques on the streets, the artist otherwise known as Alexandre Farto will be presenting new compositions comprised of wood, billboard, metal and Styrofoam dioramas. Thematically based on the dilution of personal identity due to the oversaturation of by the realities of today’s society – profuse visual stimuli, mass media, […]
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Streets: Pejac (Santander)

After a few quiet months interrupted with occasional drawings shared through his Facebook page, Pejac is back with another street piece in his hometown of Santander entitled New Order. As the title indicates, the mural symbolizes a different setup or view of things, or a drastic change that can bring brighter future. Staying true to his recognizable technique and approach, the Spanish artist created another striking original work using some of his recurring imagery. With minimal intervention on the wall, he created an effective illusion of […]
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Overtime: March 16 – March 22

More stories from the week that ended March 22 (click on bolded words for more information): NY home formerly owned by Halston and designed by Paul Rudolph goes on the market for $40mil. Nineteen people killed by terrorists during attack at National Bardo Museum in Tunisia. Extra police assigned to NY’s most popular museums in a direct response to the attack. Helge Achenbach sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of fraud. Robert Durst’s family’s connection to the art world. American officials […]
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