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Showing: Vhils – “Intrínseco” @ Galeria Vera Cortes

Currently in Lisbon, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (interviewed) has a show on view at Galeria Vera Cortes entitled Intrínseco. Continuing his use of unconventional materials and mark-making techniques, the Portuguese artist has prepared eight pieces of work consisting of suspended transparent PVC sheets featuring portraits and visual elements from locales around the world where he has traveled. He further states – “Intrínseco is a reflection on our surface. That which is opaque and that which is transparent. What allows us to see and what allows us to absorb […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’18 / Previews: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

With this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii fast approaching, it’s time to preview the annual associated Exploring The New Contemporary Movement group exhibition (see 2017 & 2016 & 2015 & 2014) curated by Thinkspace. The fifth iteration of the group exhibition will open on February 11th and will once again be held at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, featuring a larger 24″ x 24″ format. Participants for 2018 include Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alvaro Naddeo, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Ausgang, Anthony Clarkson, Bezt, Bordalo II, Brooks Salzwedel, Carl Cashman, Casey Weldon, Christopher Konecki, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker , […]

Upcoming: “Art Is Where The Heart Is” @ Galerie Droste (Paris Popup)

Starting tonight (February 2nd), Galerie Droste will be opening a two part exhibition entitled Art Is Where The Heart Is with volume two opening on February 15th. Heading to Paris (12 rue Commines, 75003) for the showings, the Wuppertal, Germany-based gallery has assembled an interesting list of artists who have made their names on the streets and transitioned to the more traditional art world with the first set of participants more rooted in the graffiti scene and the second set of artists focused on a more figurative mode […]

Streets: Banksy (UK)

Over the weekend, the ever elusive Banksy unveiled a new piece in East Yorkshire in the city of Hull. Stenciled on what looks to be a permanently raised abandoned drawbridge, the image of a boy with a colander helmet can be seen with a cape and sword with the words DRAW THE RAISED BRIDGE! Believed to be a piece with anti-Brexit leanings, the Bristol-based street artist is once again stirring up the pot with placement in a city that predominantly backed the UK leaving the […]

Showing: “Art from the Streets” @ ArtScience Museum (Singapore)

Coinciding with Singapore Art Week, the ArtScience Museum in Singapore just opened the exhibition Art From the Streets (curated by gallerist and author Magda Danysz). Running until the June 3rd,  the show traces 40 years of Street Art, from its countercultural beginnings to its extraordinary rise as a major phenomenon in contemporary art featuring over 200 artworks from international artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Invader, JR, Blek le Rat, Swoon and Vhils among others. The showing reflects the evolution of street art, charting the diverse artistic techniques employed by artists through the […]

Streets: SNIK (Manchester)

After quick stop to Amsterdam to create their contribution for an upcoming street art museum, SNIK traveled up to Manchester to paint their mural for the Cities of Hope project. Battling the unforgivingly cold rain and snow, the art duo successfully completed Serenity, the first piece from their Tributes to Hope series. Designed as a tribute to the suffragettes movement, the mural was painted on a three story building around the corner from Stevenson Square, where over 100 years ago these brave women once gathered defiant. Suffragettes were members of […]

Previews: L’Atlas and Tanc -“Substances”@ Vroom &Varossieau

On the 1st of February, Vroom &Varossieau Urban Contemporary Art in Amsterdam will be presenting the first Dutch show of the collaborative works by French artists L’Atlas and Tanc. After working side by side for more than 15 years, Substances will introduce the unique union of color and contrast, and the juxtaposition of Tanc’s expressive visual language against L’Atlas’ strict structures. On view from the 1st of February until the 17th of March, this exhibition is fully focused on the harmony of their distinctive styles within their collaborative works. Giving […]

Showing: Todd James – “Interior” @ Eighteen gallery

Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen just opened Interior, their first solo show with Todd James, featuring new paintings depicting vibrant indoor spaces. After three exhibitions with the gallery’s “big brother” V1 gallery, the NYC-based artist presented his latest body of work in their clean white cube space in the former meatpacking district, ranging from smaller studies on paper, to massive, billboard size canvases. The entire show developed from earlier where James started incorporating more and more elaborate interior elements around his images. Basing some of the […]

Previews: Todd James – “Interior” @ Eighteen Gallery

On January 19th, Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen will be opening a solo entitled Interior from Todd James. The new body of work from the American artist, otherwise known to his fans as REAS from his history in the New York graffiti scene, will consist of nine large paintings on canvas and eight works on paper. As referenced by the title of the exhibition, the fresh pieces will focus on the NYC-based artist’s take on the rich tradition of interior paintings through his familiar cartoonish imagery that seems […]

Upcoming: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018

Returning to its home base after associated events last year in Washington D.C., Israel, California (Long Beach & San Jose), Worcester (Massachusetts), Guam, Seoul, Kobe, and Taiwan, the POW! WOW! crew will be kicking off the new year in Hawaii with the main festival from February 10th to 18th. Anchored by live mural painting in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, the event also will include a block party alongside the Honolulu Night Market, an exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art, a print show with Detroit-based 1xRun, artist talks, screenings, […]
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