Earlier this year, our EU correspondent Henrik Haven headed over to visit Michael Johansson’s studio in Malmø. The Swedish artist was in the midst of preparing for his show Familar Abstractions that just ended at the Vigeland-Museet in Oslo, Norway (more on this soon). Famous for his hued fabricated cube assemblage made from everyday objects, Johansson’s space was understandably organized by careful color coding. Interestingly enough, you can get an idea of his process by seeing the equipment in his studio. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Michael Johansson [...]
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Earlier this year, artist, animator, and graphic designer Geoff McFetridge visited Minneapolis to speak at the Insights Design Lecture Series 2013 at the Walker Art Center. While there, he also worked on a filmstrip style massive wraparound mural featuring his minimalistic imagery. Watch the video below as he talks about the construction fence installation as well as enjoy some footage of the project. Via Walker Art Center & Juxtapoz. Discuss Geoff McFetridge here.
This week’s Rewind’s top video focuses on Anish Kapoor and his current show in Berlin at Martin-Gropius-Bau. Along with footage of his first comprehensive showing in the city, an insightful interview with the artist is included. Some other videos worth of attention include: Voina Wanted banner hung off London Tower Bridge. Leo Villareal releasing an edition of his The Bay Lights piece. Ai Weiwei cuts hair during dinner. Taylor Mead’s final fifteen minutes. Reactions from actual neighbors from Arne Svenson’s photographs. Benedikt Taschen talks with Sebastião [...]
More stories from the week ended May 19: New Yorkers upset over neighbor Arne Svenson’s photos taken through windows for art exhibit. Chinese authorities begin demolishing ancient capital of Lhasa to transform city into a tourist destination. Construction company destroys one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids to extract crushed rock for project. RIP: Thomas M. Messer, longtime director of the Guggenheim Museum, who died at the age of 93. British police interrupt stunt by Voina on London Tower Bridge. Activists occupy Budapest’s Ludwig Museum protesting the [...]
After giving you an overview of Escif’s work recently, we have another mural to share with you from the Spanish street muralist. Entitled The Enlightened Vandalism, the massive wall is located in Villarreal and features a masked figure engaging in various illegal activities and acrobatic maneuvers in a repeating composition that is often characteristic of Escif’s work. Take a further look at the sweet details below… Discuss Escif here.
Last we heard, Hush (interviewed) was in Melbourne for a solo showing in May of 2012 (covered). Fast forward a year and this time he will be opening an exhibition tomorrow night at the Corey Helford Gallery. While here, he just finished a mural at the Branded Arts Building featuring his East meets West urban aesthetic. We’ll have more about the show soon, but for now, take a look at more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Hush here.
Andrew Schoultz recently painted this mural in San Francisco on the side of Pop’s Bar on 24th and York Stree in the Mission District. The Victorian style structure was reinvigorated with the locally-based artist’s kinetic imagery including some of the motifs that appear commonly in his work – horses, bricks, telephone poles, and more. As you can see, the work navigated around the various architectural components as well as incorporated some existing graffiti. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.
As we previously shared with you, El Mac is currently in Denmark for a show that opened tonight at Galerie Wolfsen. Along with an impressive array of new paintings created with his signature spray technique, the LA-based street muralist also gifted the city of Aalborg with a new public piece to enjoy. Take a the full image below as well as some in-progress photos. Photo credit: Lone Allen (via Graffuturism). Discuss El Mac here.
South Africa-based DAL and his wife Faith47 have been busy painting murals nonstop since they arrived in London several weeks ago. Our photographer on scene, Butterfly, caught up with the prolific artist as he worked on one of his walls near Brick Lane. This new piece features two large beasts fighting it out, rendered in his signature kinetic style. Check out some more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss DAL here.
Ryan De La Hoz has been grabbing our eye over the last couple of years and appreciation of his artwork has been building momentum rapidly recently. His current solo exhibition What New Mystery Is This? is showing at RVCA in San Francisco, and is accompanied by new window displays in the SF space by other artists we admire - Bill McRight and Ben Venom. Ryan’s work utilizes cut paper and found imagery with exquisitely detailed ink linework to create a wonderful blend of Op-Art fused with geometric assemblages. [...]