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NuArt ’15 / Releases: 15th Anniversary Boxset

This year’s NuArt Festival was certainly a special one – their 15th year running – which means it must be one of the longest running street art events in the world. You can enjoy all our coverage here, but if you want to own a part of history, the good people behind the festival have released a 15th Anniversary Boxset. Featuring signed screenprints from 15 artists including Bortusk Leer, Jamie Reid, Dotdotdot, Isaac Cordal, Martha Cooper, Futura (seen above), Fra Biancoshock, Martin Whatson (hand-finished), Icy & Sot, Ella & Pitr, […]
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Openings: Nychos – “Translucent Fear” @ Kolly Gallery

A couple weeks ago, Translucent Fear, a new solo show from Nychos, opened at the Kolly Gallery in Zurich. The title of the exhibition references a new technique the Austrian artist has developed to continue his anatomical renderings by adding a layer of translucent skin to his subjects. Applied to both portraits as well as fierce creatures in combat, the x-ray vision of prolific street artist was in full effect in this new body of work. Discuss Nychos here.

Streets: Aryz (Malaga)

Maus Malaga project recently added a new piece to their collection of public artworks and murals. Last week, Aryz visited the city to paint a large mural on the seven story wall of a local Bahia Malaga hotel in the SOHO art district of the city. The Spanish artist spent seven days painting this large detailed piece that continues the more abstract direction he has been working on lately. Staying true to his goal to create massive scale works in the manner of his smaller drawings and sketches, […]

Previews: Isaac Cordal – “Urban Inertia” @ C.O.A. Gallery

C.O.A. Gallery in Montreal will be opening a solo show by Isaac Cordal on October 29th. The Spanish artist is currently adding final touches to Urban Inertia, an installation that will continue the public interventions he has been working on around the city in the last few weeks. Cordal is known for his small cement, now resin, sculptures that he places in cracks in the walls, puddles, sidewalks, rooftops, and other nooks and crannies in the urban environment. These small character based installations often symbolize the suicidal spiral of […]

Streets: Thiago Toes (Minsk)

Belarus capital, Minsk, recently hosted the Vulica Brasil festival of Brasilian-Belarus street art. Along with Os Gemeos (covered), another artist from their infamous Vlok crew was invited to participate in the event – Thiago Toes. Straight from his month long art residency in Germany, the São Paulo-based artist visited Minsk and created one of his biggest murals to date. The piece titled To Risk is the End and the Beginning of Everything was painted on a main building of National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and it’s a classic […]

Streets: ABOVE – “Incognito” (Johannesburg)

Earlier this month, ABOVE (interviewed) was in South Africa painting a mural he has entitled Incognito for the City Of Gold Festival. Measuring 33 meters tall and 17 meters wide, the wall took six full days to paint and utilized over 20 colors. Located in Jeppestown, piece featuring the American artist’s iconic arrow imagery and can even be seen from the M1 freeway framed by the iconic Johannesburg skyline. Photo credit: Cale Waddacor. Discuss ABOVE here.

Openings: JR – “Crossing” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Crossing, a solo featuring all new works from JR (interviewed) opened up on all three levels of Lazarides Rathbone in London a couple weeks ago. Consisting of large format photographs of his art from the streets, pasted wood pieces, color prints, as well as his signature wood mounted monochromatic paper pieces, the exhibition focuses in on two of the French photographer’s recent series of works – Les Bosquets and Unframed Ellis Island. Attendees also had the opportunity to watch his latest film which featured Robert De Niro – Ellis. Photos via the gallery. Discuss JR […]

Previews: Ludovic Vernhet (Ludo) – “Duality” @ Castor Gallery

Almost three months after participating in one of Castor Gallery’s group show and releasing a limited edition print with them, Ludovic Vernhet aka Ludo (interviewed) is back in NYC for his solo with the gallery. Titled Duality, the show features new canvas and sculptural works focused on artist’s eternal inspiration source – the duality of life. Taking the Renaissance still life portrait as his basic composition ideal, he created new works that combine natural elements along with man-made, mechanical, and often weaponized parts. Using a slightly different process for this […]

Openings: Dabs Myla – “Before and Further” Popup (Los Angeles)

A couple weeks ago, Dabs Myla opened up an ambitious new exhibition at the Modernica factory property in Los Angeles entitled Before and Further. The title is appropriate as the artistic duo took things to the next level with an immersive installation featuring paintings, sculptures, ceramics, lighting, customized furniture, as well as murals covering the entire facade of the building. Take a look at some photos and make plans to visit before it closes on November 15th. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Dabs Myla here.

Previews: Tristan Eaton – “Legacy” @ Subliminal Projects

On November 7th, Library Street Collective will be presenting a show from Tristan Eaton at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles. The prolific American artist has been busy as of late painting murals on the streets but has set aside time to prepare for Legacy, his first solo in the United States in nearly a decade. The concept behind the show is quite personal, consisting of mixed-media paintings and fabricated metal print works inspired by audio interviews conducted by Eaton of nearly a dozen people who played a pivotal […]