Last week, Spanish street artist Belin finished a mural on the exterior of the future superclub Space New York. Featuring his surreal vision and caricature like characters, the large wall can be seen from the West Side Highway. Take a look below at some in progress photos as well as some shots of his hybrid winged creatures and other details…
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The prolific Baltimore and Brooklyn-based Gaia currently has big installation showing at the Rice University Art Gallery. For this project, the young artist did a series of interviews with people working at the university as well as gathered some information about the history of Houston. Through this research, he created his impression of “Houston’s sprawling urban landscape and increasingly international demographic,” and turned it into reality at the university gallery. By mixing different techniques and mediums, while using multiple layers of different images, he created an ensemble that features meticulously replicated […]
Recently, Cyrcle. arrived in Hong Kong for their latest exhibition titled Home Is Where Your Heart Is. Presented by Above Second Gallery, this new collection of artworks by the L.A. based collective is the 3rd and final part of the ongoing Capture the Flag series which began earlier this year. As with those previous installments, this recent show focused on the mythology behind the Cowboy & Indian as well the evolving definition of what it means to be American. This was the second time that the duo has teamed […]
Vhils is one of the most innovative artists coming out of Portugal in recent years. So in some regards, it’s not entirely surprising to find him working with cork, which is one of the most exported and environmentally friendly natural materials of the region. His latest work entitled Contraste, created for Portugal Telecom’s data center in Covilhã, highlights not only man’s relationship with the world his ability to create materials that are not only economically prosperous but also sustainable for future generations. And in other Vhils news, have a […]
Opening on Friday, Nov 15, is a solo show by Patrick Martinez at Public Functionary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Buy Now, Cry Later includes eighteen all-new works by the artist, including his signature neon signs and mixed-media paintings. The pieces feature pop-culture, music, and societal subjects that explore the contemporary crises of today. Having first previewed the show in Los Angeles, the Midwest will receive the full-on immersive experience for themselves – the third show ever at Public Functionary. Discuss Patrick Martinez here.
Continuing their mission of supporting socio-political art in urban spaces, Positive-Propaganda has arranged for another public work in Munich. The eye-catching piece from Mark Jenkins (interviewed) features one of his signature tape sculpture mannequins playing a giant game of tic-tac-toe on the facade of the Social Welfare Office in the German city’s Westend. Take a look at more photos below and if you are interested in this series of work, also check out murals from Aryz and KRIPOE. Photo credit: Positive-Propaganda. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
Last month, AM stopped by the original Record Plant in New York to check out the largest outdoor mural to date from Faile (featured). Designed by the Patrick’s and painted by Colossal Media, the massive piece on the side of the building in Hell’s Kitchen features some of the collective’s signature imagery. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Discuss Faile here.
With the special screening of ART4SPACE (covered) for Invader’s fans in New York City last month, you would expect the secretive street artist to also make an appearance. As evidenced by the fresh public works, including the appearance of new video game characters and other pop icons, Invader made the most of his time while in the Big Apple. In addition to a collaboration (seen below) with the legendary NY graffiti artist COST and partner ENX, Invader also had a run-in with the NYPD. Take a look at more photos […]
Brazilian artist Thiago Toes recently opened his solo show Celeste on the 1st of November at OMA Galeria in São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo/Brazil). As a member of legendary Vlok crew together with Finok, Nunca, Ise, Vino, Remio, Os Gemeos, and many others, Thiago is known for his futuristic, geometry based street works that he’s been creating for years. For this show, he prepared both new paintings and sculptural works in which he explored in more detail. Staying true to his recognizable style, his works mix […]
More stories from the week that ended on Nov 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Newly completed piece from James Jean – Enoki II – on three canvases, sized at 72″ x 90″ Nazi-looted art valued at over a billion dollars discovered in Munich apartment during raid. Bavarian authorities handling case under sharp criticism. Family spots their painting on TV and puts in a claim. Knoedler and Company may have knowingly bought fakes. Cornell University to return 10,000 ancient tablets that may have […]