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Showing: Artmossphere, Street Art Biennale (Moscow)

On 6th of September, the Artplay Design Center in Moscow was the host to the opening of the Artmossphere Street Art Biennale. This is the first event like this in Russia, and it brings together over 30 artists from all over the world and over 40 Russian artists (like Kislow – seen above). Consisting of shows, lectures, workshops and round table talks, the participants are artists, organizers of street art events and gallery curators. The exhibition includes an indoor portion, presenting work and installations by participating artists, as well as […]
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Rewind: Aug 25 – Sept 7

For our latest Rewind feature, we draw your attention to a video interview with the Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman. Watch footage from her studio as she works as well as talk about balance between showing the beauty of the ocean balanced with the negative effects of climate change, the influence of her mother, and other subjects. Other notable videos include: Vogue Taiwan puts together a film featuring Gary Baseman’s exhibition at MOCA Taipei. Hippopothames by Florentijn Hofman. Exhibition walk-through of Gagosian Gallery’s CLEAR exhibition. Mona Kuhn […]
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Overtime: Sept 1 – Sept 7

More stories from the week that ended Sept 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Totally Thames launches Florentijn Hofman’s first-ever UK commission, HippopoThames. RIP: Thawan Duchanee, who died at the age of 74 due to hepatitis. RIP: Lida Moser, who died at the age of 93. Three charged in the murder of Bilal Berreni, aka Zoo Project, in Detroit. Robert Rauschenberg’s Collection assists in solving decades-old murder case. Thoma Vuille, aka M. Chat, on trial for graffiti, but has much support. Public art has been […]
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Studio Visits: Casey Gray – ‘Of Land & Sea’ @ Circuit 12 Contemporary

We’ve been enthusiastically watching the work of Casey Gray over a number of years, since we first came across his work back in 2009 during Basel Week in Miami. To say his work has progressed since his early stencil compositions is an understatement. Using aerosol paint as his one and only medium, Gray has shifted from the multicoloured stencil explosions we first saw from him through to a level of maturity we’ve not seen elsewhere from a stencil artist. Recent beach portraits and landscapes along with […]
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Streets: Os Gemeos (Vancouver) – Final

After roughly three weeks of intense work, Os Gemeos recently finished their new mural for the Vancouver Biennale (Part I, Part II). The six large silos they painted on Granville Island continues their ongoing series of large murals titled Giants, and is now officially their biggest one to date. Covering the entire 70-foot (21 metre) tall structure, this incredible piece of work is their contribution to Biennale’s strong connection with sculpture. For this non-profit public art project, Octavio and Gustavo Pandolfo have donated a month of their time, right after opening their recent solo […]
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Upcoming: Adam Neate – “Dimensionalism” @ Elms Lester

Today in London, the public opening of Adam Neate’s (interviewed) newest solo at Elms Lester will allow fans of the UK-based artist to see the further evolution of his “dimensional” style. His first selling solo in the England since 2012 (covered) will hopefully include more iterations of his head shot portraits as well as development of his textured and almost sculptural full scale works. Dimensionalism will be on view through October 18th so head over for a look yourself if you are in the area. Discuss Adam Neate […]
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Releases: David Choe – “Snowman Monkey BBQ” Book

Tomorrow (September 5th) at 3:00 pm PST, David Choe (featured) will be releasing a new hardcover book entitled Snowman Monkey BBQ, the same name as his museum show in Mexico last year (covered). Filled with colorful watercolors like those seen at the exhibition, the 266 page book will be released in several packages outlined below. Head over HERE tomorrow to cop yours if you are interested in adding it to your collection or wait for the $60 regular edition book to be released later this […]
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Openings: Mr Jago – ‘New Co-ordinates’ & Poesia – ‘Reflexive’ @ White Walls & Shooting Gallery

If you have more than a passing interest in abstract graffiti, then White Walls and Shooting Gallery’s August double-header would have peaked your interest. Transcend members Mr Jago (seen above) from Bristol in the UK and local boy Poesia (seen below) opened a pair of solo exhibitions respectively entitled New Co-ordinates and Reflexive. Jago’s organic compositions have an ethereal flow, and whilst Poesia’s angular geometric biased work visually couldn’t be more different, both contain a similar dynamism within their work, forged from their pursuit of abstraction of the work […]
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Openings: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – “Mirage of Redemption” @ Galleri Geo

Mehdi Ghadyanloo is known to international street art lovers for the murals he has been painting around Tehran. So far, he has created over 100 surrealistic murals around the city, brightening up the streets with his witty concepts that play with depth and perspective. On August 22nd, he opened a debut show at Galleri GEO in Norway titled Mirage of Redemption. For this exhibition, the Iranian artist prepared a 20 piece series that is “inspired by human life, and traverses both history and race.” Similar to his public […]
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Upcoming: D*Face – “Scars & Stripes” (Los Angeles)

After hitting up Los Angeles in 2011 and earlier this year, British artist D*Face (interviewed) will be bringing his imagery back to Hollywood later this month. Scars & Stripes will open on September 27th at a popup location (315 S. Robertson Blvd) and will feature 30 large scale portraits, sculptures, and installations both inside and outside the gallery space along with two new murals in LA and limited edition prints. The new work will speak to fragility of life and the stereotypes of the “American […]