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Recap: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018

A couple months ago, the 2018 edition of the POW! WOW! Hawaii was held on the island of Oahu, a week long annual event that celebrates culture, music and art. As always, the focus for us is the action that happens on the streets of Kaka’ako as local and international artists gather to paint live murals. Visiting participants this year included WHOLE9 (seen above), Bounce, Daniel Arsham, Dulk, Faile, Horishow, Icy and Sot, James Bullough, Kelly Tunstall, Laurence Vallieres, Lauren YS, OG Slick, Ricky Watts, Royyal dog, Sam Yong, Sandra Chevrier, Sean […]

Upcoming: Nuart Aberdeen 2018

We are only few days away from the second edition of Nuart Aberdeen not only officially taking over the streets of the Granite City, but also its conference halls, cinemas, bars, clubs, etc. And while the first artists are already busy creating their newest public works (as seen on Nuart Aberdeen’s Instagram), the AM team is getting ready for their annual trip and will be reporting from the scene as well as participating in some of the events. Aside from beautifying the streets of Aberdeen, Nuart will be […]

Showing: Seth Globepainter – “Like Child’s Play” @ MoCA Shanghai

Continuing to cultivate his longstanding love for Chinese culture and interest in working in China, Seth Globepainter opened up a show at MoCA Shanghai last month entitled Like Child’s Play. As referenced by the title, the exhibition is centered around the French artist’s signature child characters featuring paintings, wall murals, clever installations, sculptural pieces, and photos of the 17 murals he painted in the surrounding city of children playing with iconic Chinese toys. While innocent on the surface, Seth’s works often touch on series issues as […]

Overtime: April 2 – 8

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): John Baldessari gets the greatest accolade of them all – a guest turn on The Simpsons. Banksy guest stars, sort of, on the latest episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley. Good grief, Charlie Brown! You’re graffiti? Frick Collection, with fourth expansion plan, crosses its fingers again. Berkshire Museum sell-off approved by top Massachusetts court, ending a lengthy legal battle. 314 rare books stolen from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library. A massive new cultural center funded […]

Previews: ProjectArt – “My Kid Could Do That” @ Underground Museum

Your favorite artist was once a kid, spending her or his free time in recess and after-school doodling and crafting away, dreaming of one day becoming the successful artist that they have grown to become. Some of them even had proud parents that kept their childhood work or had the foresight to keep their grade and high school masterpieces. This week at The Underground Museum in Los Angeles, you have the rare opportunity to view these rare works by such well-known now-adults, including Barry McGee, […]

Streets: Pejac – (New York) – Part II

After sharing one of the pieces yesterday that Pejac painted while in New York recently, we now have photos of the other brilliant piece he created in Bushwick (27 Scott Ave). Entitled Fossil, the mural really shows off the skills of the Spanish artist in creating optical illusions. Merely by adding shadow effects and by accentuating selected existing bricks on the wall in Brooklyn, he was able to construct the ghostly memory of a tree, referencing how parts of nature are gradually going extinct with […]

Streets: KAWS – “BFF” Statue (Los Angeles)

While in Asia for back to back openings in Japan (covered) and Hong Kong (covered), KAWS also had a project he was working on in Los Angeles. Rising up high in its new home in Silicone Beach, the Brooklyn-based artist’s newest sculptural BFF statue now stands tall in front of a parking structure in Playa Vista. With this piece joining a recent one at the Hamad International Airport in Qatar and a permanent sculpture in Texas, we suspect his fans around the world will begin seeing more and more […]

Streets: Pejac – (New York) – Part I

Recently visiting New York City for the first time, Pejac took the opportunity to paint a couple murals that spoke to the city’s environmental impact, an issue that often plays a key role in his work. One of these was entitled Inner Strength (located at 2 Henry St), a elegant piece in Chinatown that makes effective use of the existing roll down shutter doors. By painting some of the reoccurring imagery in his work (cherry blossom and flocks of birds) bursting through in an illusory manner, the Spanish artist […]

Showing: Belin – “Fazes” @ Amanda Wei Gallery

Following up on the introduction of his Postneocubism body of work in Paris last June (covered), Miguel Ángel Belinchón aka Belin recently opened his Asian debut show with Amanda Wei Gallery in Hong Kong. Fazes features a new series of canvases done in the Spanish artist’s signature style, along with new pieces introducing more drawing-based, abstract pieces. As one of the more well-known hyper-realistic graffiti artists, Belin started composing postneocubism works after visiting Picasso’s museum in Malaga. Deconstructing his subjects into sections of meticulously rendered features, he creates vibrant compositions […]

Overtime: March 26 – April 1

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Hong Kong’s Most Important Gallery District Is in a Brand New 26-Story Skyscraper. How Art Basel Hong Kong Became an Essential Stop on the Global Fair Circuit. 10 of the Most Eye-Opening Artworks at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. Another Look Inside KAWS’ Galerie Perrotin Exhibition in Hong Kong. A Look Inside Wolfgang Tillmans’ Exhibition in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, Team Gallery’s Jose Freire Says Goodbye to Art Fairs—What He’s Going […]
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