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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Streets: Bezt (Etam Cru) x Natalia Rak // RAD Napa Project

Bezt from Etam Cru and Natalia Rak recently combined forces to kick off the RAD Napa project (curated by Thinkspace) by creating a new mural entitled Knocking On Heaven’s Door. The Polish artists soldiered through moments of pouring rain in California’s Napa Valley over the course of 12 days to paint their first collaborative wall together. The ongoing multi-year program will see more artists joining in to beautify 1.7 miles of the rail and bike corridor which will become the first art district in the Napa Valley. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Etam […]

Showing: Patrick Martinez – “All Season Portfolio” @ Charlie James Gallery

Currently at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles, Patrick Martinez has a new versatile body of work on display entitled All Season Portfolio. The new pieces presented range from his signature hip hop influenced (now with socially conscious slogans) neon signage to his newer series satirizing Pee Chee Portfolios of our youth, oftentimes replacing the athletes with victims and imagery of police brutality, Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below and visit for yourself before it closes on February 18th. Via ARTnews. Discuss this show here. Discuss Patrick Martinez here.

Overtime: Jan 16 – Jan 22

More stories from the week that ended Jan 22 (click on bolded words for more information): Phaidon writes about Theaster Gates’ show at Regen Projects. RIP: James S. Ackerman, who passed away at the age of 97. RIP: Edward Krasinski, who passed away at the age of 79. RIP: Tony Dunn, who passed away at the age of 57. RIP John Watkiss, who passed away at the age of 55. Pyotr Pavlensky seeks political asylum in France after being accused of sexual assault in Russia. ISIS fighters […]

Preview: Miss Van – ‘Flor de Piel’ @ Victor Lope Arte Comptemporáneo

Miss Van opens a new exhibition next week entitled Flor de Piel at Victor Lope Arte Comptemporáneo in Barcelona. The show includes 20 new works and will be the first in her adopted home city in over 10 years. The title refers to the Spanish idiom which directly translates as ‘like the flower of skin’ but which in actual fact refers to the raw honesty of emotions being brought to the surface and being openly displayed. Last year, the Toulousaine artist staged her first museum […]

Releases: Ernest Zacharevic – “Splash and Burn” Lithograph

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic just announced he will be releasing his self-produced limited edition Splash and Burn on the 20th of January at 3pm GMT via ErnestZacharevic.com. This 11 layer lithograph was produced at the Idem Studio in Paris and each print has been hand finished by the artist. Following his previous work and theme of children at play, the image depicts a young boy with a burning match in hand, atop a rhino folded from an American dollar bill. Further exploring the interaction of kids […]

Releases: Liqen – “Devenire Fetus Granata” Lithograph

Last October, Liqen spent some time in Vicenza, Italy, working on his newest lithograph at Busato Workshop. Working at the same table as Miró, De Chirico and Rafael Alberti did back in the days was quite an experience for an artist fully dedicated to creating traditional artwork. Whether he is working on drawings, paintings, murals, ceramics, or creating limited editions, the Spanish always makes sure he is using the most challenging ways of producing work. Devenire Fetus Granata is part of the series “Behavioval” (Oval Behavior), the idea based on […]

Overtime: Jan 9 – Jan 15

More stories from the week that ended Jan 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Aaron Garber-Maikovska’s 2017 exhibition opens at C L E A R I N G New York. Donald Trump’s promise of Reagan-style tax reforms causes alarm with art collectors and institutions. High profile artists and art critics pledge their support to the rapidly growing #J20 Art Strike movement. Some figures criticize the strike. More on how the art world is reacting to the inauguration. How to prepare for the inauguration with […]

Streets / Recap: Dubai Street Museum

The first phase of the Dubai Street Museum project was recently completed with the participation of 12 international and local artists, producing 16 murals on themes drawn from the UAE’s history and heritage. Organized by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, and Dubai Municipality, this project seeks to highlight the UAE’s unique history, achievements and aspirations through public artworks. Curators Rom Levy and Sanaz Askari invited some well known names from the genre, many of which had a chance to paint in UAE […]

Previews: Patrick Martinez – “All Season Portfolio” @ Charlie James Gallery

All Season Portfolio, a new solo show from Patrick Martinez, is set to open on January 14th at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles. The body of work he has prepared includes his signature hip hop inspired neon signage, his newer series of work satirizing Pee Chee Portfolios of our youth by replacing the athletes with victims and imagery of police brutality, and new mixed media stucco paintings. Take a look at more preview images below… Via LA Taco. Discuss this show here. Discuss Patrick Martinez here.

Releases: VNA #35

Our friends from Very Nearly Almost magazine recently published issue #35, continuing to be a part of one of the important artistic movements in history – street art. Marking 10 years since their humble beginnings as a free black and white zine distributed via D*Face’s StolenSpace Gallery, things have come full circle as they are featuring the infamous London artist on their cover again for the second time. Along with a big feature on one of the icons of UK street art, you can enjoy the skills of Phill Blake, the […]