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Streets: Phlegm (Norway)

Phlegm was recently invited to Norway by Urban Samtidskunst and Galleri Lauritzen to paint a large mural in the old industrial town of Moss. After being forced to take some time off due to neck problems, the Sheffield-based artist created a groundbreaking piece on many levels. The mural was painted on this massive 25x35m wall of an old paper factory that was shut two years ago. The fact that this area having a rebirth with music events, club nights and interesting upcycling studios making new things out of unwanted materials, Phlegm was […]
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Streets: Greg “Craola” Simkins (Los Angeles)

It doesn’t happen often that Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) grabs a spray can, but when he does, he usually creates something exceptional. After not painting walls for quite some time, his newest mural, which he recently finished in Los Angeles, is definitely an example of that. With support from Branded Arts and Graphaids, the LA-based artist took some time off his studio work and upcoming animated I’m Scared: The Movie, in order to create this fantastic piece. Completely figurative, with no letters or other “classic” graffiti elements, the piece […]
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Overtime: July 28 – Aug 3

More stories from the week that ended Aug 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Luis Hernan captures images of wifi signals using Android app and long exposure photography. RIP: Devin Leonardi, who took his own life at the age of 33. RIP: King Robbo, who died at the age of 45 after being in a vegetative state since 2011. RIP: Andrea L. Rich, who passed away at the age of 71 due to acute myeloid leukemia. Residents distraught and angry as militants destroy […]
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Openings: Saner – “La Locura de Un Hombre Desconoido” @ Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de San Luis Potosí

Mexican artist Edgar Nández aka Saner, opened his first museum solo show on June 20th at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Luis Potosí, introducing over 25 new works. Working in different mediums, from ink on paper, to large size murals and animated video, the artist fully embraced this opportunity to introduce his creativity and talent. La Locura de Un Hombre Desconoido or The Madness of A Stranger Man is inspired by his long journey of believing in himself and continuing to pursue his dreams, despite disapproval […]
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Streets: Jeff Soto (Los Angeles) – Part II

As is often the case with public murals when released into the streets, local writers will add their own “opinions” directly onto the works. This is what happened almost immediately to the Jeff Soto (interviewed) wall that was painted in South Central last week (covered) as you can see above. Take a look below he returned to touch up the piece, changing his iconic owl into one of his signature cats in the process… Discuss Jeff Soto here.
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Recap: Interesni Kazki – “Inter Arma Silent Musae” @ Studiocromie

Ukrainian partners in art, AEC and Waone, who form Interesni Kazki (interviewed), recently put on a show entitled Inter Arma Silent Musae (get a closer look at the paintings here) at Studiocromie, the good people behind the Fame Festival. Held in a distinctive space in the small town of Grottaglie, the duo created vibrant and surreal works that mirror the style they are famous for in the streets. Also available will be the print seen directly below – email the gallery (studiocromie@gmail.com) for more details if interested. […]
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Previews: Faile x BÄST – “Deluxx Fluxx Arcade” @ Edinburgh Arts Festival (Scotland)

Summer got you bored? Well Faile and Bast are at it again with their ongoing urban video arcade intervention exhibition - Deluxx Fluxx -this time making it to the Edinburgh Arts Festival. Unveiling August 1st, the Patrick’s & BÄST take their custom programmed & hand crafted arcade games back across the Atlantic for their first ever exhibition in Scotland. From games that challenged us to drop “coke” packages onto boats from a plane to dancing wolves grooving to skaters on a deserted island, even intricate pinball games – it seems that each […]
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Streets: RETNA (Chicago)

For those in Chicago to enjoy Lollapalooza and The Provocateurs opening tonight, make sure you also find time this weekend to take a look at the street art associated with the group exhibition. We already touched on the curator of the show Shepard Fairey and his new mural at Columbia College, but another artist’s work to check out is Los Angeles-based writer RETNA’s (featured) piece at 33 E. Congress for the Wabash Arts Corridor. Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss RETNA here. Discuss this show here.
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Previews: “Inaugural Summer Group Exhibition” @ Kinfolk Wythe

On Friday, August 1st from 7–10pm, Kinfolk Wythe in NYC is hosting an opening reception for the Inaugural Summer Group Exhibition curated by Tim Strazza. Featuring a lineup of abstract artists that includes Amanda Wachob, Brian Willmont, Hense, Kenji Hirata, Lauren Seiden, Matt Mignanelli, Mike Lee, Revok, Russell Tyler and Vizie, the show will bring some fresh contemporary arts from creatives of different backgrounds into one venue. The exhibition is focused on abstraction and the artists’ process, so the pieces chosen range widely in approach, strategy, and technique. With some of artists even […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey (Chicago)

With The Provocateurs set to open tomorrow (July 31st) at Block 37 in Chicago, some of the street artists involved have been hard at work getting up around town, not the least of which was Shepard Fairey, who curated the massive group exhibition. Placed on Wabash & 9th on one of Columbia College’s buildings and entitled We Own The Future, the mural will be a welcome addition to Chi-town’s cityscape. We’ll also bring you a look soon at other artists, including Cleon Peterson, RETNA, and POSE, who […]