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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part III)

French artist Ludo (interviewed) is still in Bangkok, finding out new things about the Thai people and the culture and placing his pieces on the streets. Since his work is focused on modified and morphed flora and fauna, he had to create a special piece for his temporary hometown. His received inspiration after finding out about the local’s obsession with the strongly aromatic durian fruit. He was also visiting a local Thai box club, and pasted one of his pineapple pieces around the corner from it, as well […]
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Upcoming: D*Face – “Honestly Dishonest” @ Above Second

On May 16th, Coates & Scarry will be presenting new works from D*Face (interviewed) at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong. Set to open during the week of Art Basel, Honestly Dishonest will feature 18 new pieces from the UK-based street artist which speak to society’s increasing appetite for information. Assembling imagery that mimics the snippets of commercial output that barrages our minds every day, the reconstructed pieces form something new. Discuss D*Face here.
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Overtime: April 28 – May 4

More stories from the week that ended May 4 (click on the bolded words for more information): WSJ looks at a day in the life with Dan Colen as he prepares for this Brant Foundation show. At least 20 are killed in Syria after the finishing touches were put on children’s art exhibition. Ai Weiwei removed from Shanghai show about history of Chinese contemporary art due to governmental pressure. The artist also denounces sci-fi Kickstarter film that used his name and image to promote the […]
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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part II)

We just heard back from Ludo, (interviewed) who is still in Bangkok putting up works around the Thai capital and shooting a video for his upcoming solo show in the UK, all while fighting the hot humid weather. Last time we heard from him (covered), he started to get a better feel of the city and realized how many interesting spots there are. Even government and royal family-related buildings being strictly off limits, he is having a hard time deciding which walls to place his works on. The armed […]
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Showing: O.Two – ‘Phosphene Smoke’ @ Gamma Transport Division, Edinburgh

Gamma Transport Division has been bringing a healthy mix of  graffiti-based exhibitions over recent months to the city of Edinburgh. Their latest show features London-based artist O.Two, also known as James Carey. Described as” a collection of works drawing on themes of delinquency, obsession, and exclusion,” Phosphene Smoke features a new selection of canvases utilizing his unique blend of typographical sloganeering and abstract color fields. It’s always satisfying to see graffiti artists being able make make the tough transition from large scale outdoor work to smaller-scaled gallery […]
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Previews: Case – “Power of Movement” @ Galerie m|u|c|a

Saturday night, May 3rd, m|u|c|a (Munich Urban and Contemporary Art) will be presenting a new show from Case. Entitled Power of Movement, the exhibition features two repeating motifs – hands & pigeons, also often seen in the German street artist’s public works. As a master of the spray can and a member of the Maclaim crew, known for their photorealistic technique, you can expect some great pieces from Case that deal with how his chosen symbols for this exhibition relate to freedom, power, and politics. Discuss Case […]
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Openings: Da Mental Vaporz – “The Wall” @ BC Gallery

French art collective and graffiti crew, Da Mental Vaporz aka DMV recently opened their show on the 26th of May at BC Gallery. Along with creating two new murals together (covered), the crew members worked & collaborated on canvases & panels for the show entitled The Wall, as well as built a DMV version of the legendary Checkpoint Charlie inside the gallery space. As much as the artists like creating huge murals on which each of them can show their style and vision, their work for the exhibition was built in […]
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Streets: WK Interact @ Sint-Niklaas (Belgium)

WK Interact (featured) recently visited Belgium to participate in the Independent Arts Festival in Sint-Niklaas. Showcasing his talents of visual motion for the lucky passerby’s, the French-born & Brooklyn-based artist created a massive 22 by 9 meters at the Stadsschouwburg Stad. If you think this beautiful public work of art is angelic, just wait until he actually returns to finish up the left part of the piece… stayed tuned for the completed mural. Until then enjoy a look below. Pictures via artist. Discuss WK Interact […]
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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part I)

Ludo (interviewed) recently took off for Asia for the first time, and is currently in Thailand where he is experiencing the bustling and chaotic life in Bangkok. Along with undergoing the eclectic mix of new things and experiencing life outside the references and markers he grew up with, he is also creating some new street work in Thai capital. As elsewhere in the world he worked, locals are having hard time understanding the idea of pasting up posters that don’t advertise any brands. This kind of view raises […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Apr 14 – Apr 27)

This week’s edition of Streets: World Roundup brings us new street and public artworks from all over the globe. From a miniature piece (pictured) by Pablo Delgado (photo  by Marcus Peel), a London-based Mexican street artist who has been creating some new small works around British capital as an introduction for his upcoming solo show, to an enormous giant piece by Ella & Pitr in Santiago, Chile. From the deserts of West Australia, all the way to The Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, and couple of cities around […]