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Streets: Jeff Soto (Los Angeles)

While prepping for his solo (more on this later) opening at KP Projects / MKG later this month, Jeff Soto (interviewed) recently found time to paint a mural just down the street from the Los Angeles showspace. Featuring one of his signature owls, the piece located on La Brea and West 1st Street will greet attendees when the show opens on June 26th. Take a look at more detailed and in-progress shots below… Photo credit: Jordan Ahern. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
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Streets: Pejac (Seoul)

After recently visiting Hong Kong (covered), Pejac recently stopped in Seoul while continuing his Asian tour. Seeing as this was his first time in the country, the Spanish artist used this opportunity to leave his mark around the South Korean capital. Armed with only a brush and a cup of paint, he created some more window works in his hotel room, as well as two street pieces influenced by the land and culture he’s in. Icarus is an image Pejac introduced a while ago in the form of […]
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Streets: El Mac – “Nuestra Gente” (Phoenix)

Some of El Mac’s most breathtaking murals are collaboration with graffiti artists where his ethereal portraiture is overlaid against a background of urban letterforms. Nuestra Gente, created earlier this year in Phoenix, Arizona, certainly fits the bill when he collaborated with local legends Mando Rascón & Pablo Luna. The background designs seen around the face were painted by Rascón and the outer images on the ends of the mural were laid down by Luna. Created in downtown on Van Buren Street, the sublime wall near where the Los Angeles-based artist […]
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Overtime: June 8 – June 14

More stories from the week that ended June 14 (click on bolded words for more information): Artsy looks at the Eve Fowler show at Mier Gallery. RIP: Alan Bond, who died at the age of 77 following heart surgery. Man stabbed in the neck in the gardens of Art Institute of Chicago. Egyptian temple of Karnak site of attempted terrorist attack. Heritige sites Great Dam of Marib and Al-Qahira castle in Yemen damaged by Saudi airstrikes. Zwelethu Mthethwa’s trial begins as he pleads not guilty to murder. Kosovo […]
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Streets: SpY (Bilbao)

SpY recently revealed a clever interactive piece he created in Bilbao. The Spanish artist, who is known for altering the urban environment through his work, once again took a different direction from classic street art with this stand out conceptual work. Working in the very central part of Bilbao, he created the word “Crisis” using 1000€ in 2 cent coins. The currency were glued to the walls and left there for residents to interact with the piece. Although almost worthless when taken out of the context or as a whole in […]
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Streets: Nate Frizzell for artBGC ONE (Manila)

A couple weeks ago, Nate Frizzell (interviewed) travelled to the Phillipines to take part in the artBGC ONE Festival. Despite not being a prolific muralist, the Los Angeles-based artist still was able to make his mark painting across the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) with his distinctive imagery of children at play. Curated by LeBasse Projects, and held in conjunction with the Bonifacio Arts Foundation (BAFI), the event also saw artists other international artists like FAILE, CYRCLE, AkaCORLEONE, Kristin Farr, Drew Merritt and Filipino artists Egg Fiasco and Anjo Bolarda join in […]
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Interviews / Studio Visits: Kai & Sunny – “The Matter Of Time” @ 886 Geary Gallery

Tomorrow night (June 13th) in San Francisco, artists and designers Kai & Sunny will be putting on a show at the 886 Geary Gallery entitled The Matter Of Time. The London-based duo are known for their stylized representations of nature where their subjects are broken down in to geometric shapes and elements. Featuring color applied with ballpoint pen to their typically black & white imagery in this new body of work, the pieces deal with the passage of time. We recently sat down for a Q&A session […]
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Previews / Interviews: House Warming @ Athen B. Gallery

This Saturday sees a new gallery in the city of Oakland open its doors with a group exhibition entitled House Warming. When Athen B. Gallery first announced its arrival on the scene last month with an open letter to artists and the community it sits within, we were intrigued. The inaugural group show features Aubrey Learner, Brett Flanigan, Caleb Hahne, Cannon Dill, Dan Hampe, David Bray, Eric Bailey, ESK, Ian Johnson, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Katherine Rutter, Lauren Napolitano, Lauren YS, Martina Merlini, Meryl Pataky (detail of her neon […]
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Streets: Wes21 x ONUR – “Big Catch” (Denmark)

Invited in by Galleri KIRK for their Out in the Open project, Wes21 x ONUR painted a massive mural in Aalborg, Denmark entitled Big Catch. The two Swiss artists have been collaborating on murals for a while now and this surreal piece that turns the prey and predator narrative around certainly shows how well their skills mesh together. Look for artists Conor Harrington, Faith47, Robert Proch & Sepe, Guido van Helten, Aryz, and the Etam Crew to make their mark before the event is over…
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Streets / Recap: ALT!rove Festival 2015 (Italy)

After sharing one of the first murals painted for this year’s ALT!rove – Street Art Festival from Clemens Behr, it’s now time to give you a recap of the event. The theme of the public arts program for this year was abstraction and the curatorial staff did a good job choosing the right artists for the job. The second edition of the festival, held in Cataranzo, Italy, featured work from 108, Alberonero, Giorgio Bartocci, Ciredz (seen above), Erosie, Graphic Surgery, Sabgliato, Sten & Lex and Tellas along […]