Blu is one of those street artists that always makes an effort to create pieces that are socially relevant to the area he is working in (ie Milan and Taranto). Combine this with superior artistic skills, his flair for black humor, and an imagination that knows no limits, it’s no surprise he has become the superstar that he is today. Here we see his newest piece put up in Bogota, Colombia for “Memoria Canalla.” Don’t you love the imagery of a credit card getting a [...]
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This past weekend, WK Interact opened his “amped-up” show “How To Blow Yourself Up” at LA’s Subliminal Projects. Unlike his last show at Jonathan Levine (covered), which focused on giant canvas works, this show centered around the intricately designed urban mechanisms and interactive installations which were handcrafted by WK himself. The show was filled with his signature kinetic energy and even the installations seemed to radiate and pulsate with an tense pressure. Viewers that entered the show are greeted by WK’s version of a police booking [...]
Always one to be on the cutting edge of art, New Image Art Gallery opened their “14 Artists” show last Friday night. The group show was a result of studio visits and correspondence with, you guessed it, 14 different artists. It featured works on all different mediums, from Judith Supine’s signature green, purple, and pink collages on canvas to the Date Farmers’ found materials and drawings, to sculpture, such as Dennis McNetts’s “Wolfbat.” The show included street artists such as Skullphone (who wheatpasted near the [...]
Recently. AM had a chance to catch Shepard Fairey and his crew hard at work in the middle of Times Square for the launch of a special collaboration with Levi’s. In usual bold Obey fashion, the boys set up shop at the heart of the city to build a mural anchored by Shepard’s classic icon with a “pocketed” Levi’s twist. Not surprisingly the mural creation process drew a big crowd of fans and tourists eager to get pictures of Shepard much like his mural creation [...]
Last month, we brought you a hint of what to expect from Hush (interviewed) in “Innocence,” his upcoming solo show at Urban Angel Art Lounge. With the opening reception just days away – the show will be on display from November 12th through December 12th – we are excited to bring you an exclusive preview of this stunning new body of work. Says Hush, “I believe progress is important and always push myself to move forward. The pieces for ‘Innocence’ are a comment on the hentai/manga/pornography scene [...]
An interesting piece from Mark Jenkins has appeared in Moscow… It’s nice to see his tape sculptures continue to evolve and grow. Take at look at some of his previous outdoor work here and here. You can also see more of his work on his website. Via TWBE. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
As we mentioned in a previous article, D*Face (interviewed) is in Los Angeles now for various projects (more on this later). One of the things he’s participating in is the LA Freeswalls – 50,000 sq. ft. of wall space has been set aside in the heart of the arts district in Los Angeles. In this video, you can see him painting a side by side mural reminiscent of the one he did recently in New York when he was in town for his LeVine show (covered). [...]
Remember that live painting session last month in Berlin where Herakut (interviewed) worked on and donated a painting to a hospital? Well, here is some nice video footage of the event. Discuss Herakut here.
We stopped by last night at the Carmichael Gallery to take a look at how the Dan Witz show was shaping up. Entitled “Dark Doings,” Witz opted to base his show around his street work this time around as he is also known for his light infused oil paintings. The show will consist of mostly limited edition pieces (half which are placed in the streets) which also come with a photograph of the piece in it’s urban setting. As evidenced by the piece we highlighted [...]
In anticipation of his coming group show with Logan Hicks at Show & Tell Gallery (previewed), our friend Butterfly met up with C215 aka Christian Guemy to visit his new studio in the neighborhood of Vitry-sur-Seine of Paris. The tour was followed up by a cool street session where C215 worked the neighborhood. The ever creative urban artist stenciled his new surroundings and worked to create pieces representative of his trips from all around the world. More after the jump.