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Studio Visit: Luke Chueh

This Friday night, art toy boutique and gallery Rotofugi will be hosting the unveiling of new works from Luke Chueh (interviewed) in a show entitled I Am Your Plaything. AM stopped by the LA-based artist’s studio (dubbed the Shedio 2.0) to check out the paintings headed out to Chicago for the opening. The work he showed us centered around his clever and often times self-deprecating humor all with plenty of inside jokes to go around for toy collectors out there – from the frustrations and joys of blind boxing to digs […]

Streets: Augustine Kofie (Venice, California)

The Los Angeles-based Augustine Kofie (featured) recently headed down to work on a new mural installation at the Amplify Campus in Venice, California. The project featured a wraparound of his abstract urban aesthetic on the building, leaving a fresh public art spot for people in the area to admire. Photo credit: Todd Mazer (via Graffuturism). Discuss Augustine Kofie here.

Studio Visits: Steve “ESPO” Powers – “A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures” (Part II)

In the second part of our visit to Steve “ESPO” Powers’ (featured) ICY cool studio, we give you an up close preview of the works in his upcoming colossal show. As noted in our previous overview of ESPO’s Brooklyn laboratories, A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures at Joshua Liner Gallery will be his first NYC solo over seven years. ESPO and his team of dedicated craftsmen have put together a series of large yet intricate compositions of his iconic signage & graffiti hybrid style. Condensing the signature […]

Overtime: Aug 27 – Sept 2

Overtime stories of the week: Tate Modern considers Liberate Tate’s wind turbine given to museum during art performance for its collection. RIP: Malcolm Browne – photographer who took iconic burning monk protest photograph passes away at 81. Broad Foundation makes $1.5 million payment to MOCA after controversial delay. The dramatic story about Jackson Pollock’s last canvas. Gallery Gevik has three valuable paintings stolen after thieves smash the gallery’s windows with a car jack. The Wall Street Journal on the current state of the bustling Islamic […]

Upcoming: A&C Shop @ HVW8

Art fans in Los Angeles tonight (7-10pm) may want to check out the opening of A&C Shop at the HVW8 Gallery. The conceptual project space is a presentation of Art & Council’s varied creative interests featuring a collection of artwork, prints, objects, books, merchandise, and more from artists you have seen here on AM including Cleon Peterson, Jason Jaworski, Jay Howell, Kelsey Brookes, Tim Biskup, Tofer Chin, among others. Of note, Craig Costello a.k.a “Krink” has created a site specific mural (seen in progress above) on the […]

Fame Fest ’12: Interesni Kazki

Artistic duos in the street art scene don’t often work on their own, but Interesni Kazki has done so on multiple occasions. This is exactly what happened for this year’s Fame Festival, as AEC left his brother and headed over to Grottaglie to get up on his own. Despite some setbacks, the little town in Italy now has some mural love from the Ukraine. Discuss Fame Festival here. Discuss Interesni Kazki here.

Streets: Tanker Mural Collaboration (Copenhagen)

Artists Simon Hjermind Jensen, Theis Wendt, Anders Schmidt and Silas Inoue recently completed a pretty sweet collaboration mural in Odinsgade, Copenhagen featuring a giant tanker. Utilizing architectural elements like the chimney as well as existing graffiti, the grounded ship is a striking addition to the capital of Denmark. Take a look at more details as well as a wider view below…

Creative Process: Jeff Depner

  Moving on from our recent studio view, and drilling further down into the creative process of the artists involved in the upcoming Space//Form exhibition, we now bring you an insight to how the above piece entitled “Soft- Serve” was created by Vancouver based artist Jeff Depner. Jeff worked on one of the identical 10×10 inch panels that were supplied to all of the artists for the exhibition by Ampersand. The artwork underwent many layers of transition before the final form was arrived at, and we wanted to share the way he […]

Studio Visit: Jeff Soto – “Decay and Overgrowth” @ Jonathan LeVine

A week from Saturday, New Yorkers will feast their eyes on the lush new work of Jeff Soto (interviewed). On a night not soon to be forgotten by art fans in the Big Apple, the Riverside-based will be unveiling new paintings collectively entitled Decay and Overgrowth alongside solos from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) and Judith Supine as well. For Jeff, this show is a continuation of the themes seen in his last NY exhibition – Life Cycle as he deals with the ideas of family, birth, death, growth, and more. Included in the […]

Streets: World Roundup (Aug 20 – 26)

The summary of last week’s street activity is headlined by this new mural from Aaron Martin (aka Angry Woebots) in Hawaii. The piece which is located in the kaka’ako district at the UFC Gym (BJ Penn) in Honolulu was painted in preparation for the upcoming POW WOW event. Just so you know, some of the names for next year include new and returning artists like Meggs, Flying Fortress, Dabs Myla, Faith47, DAL, Herakut, Dalek, Yoskay Yamamoto, Nychos, ROID and more! Other notable walls come form […]