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Spaces: The KAWS Studio

Followers of KAWS and his pop culture infused abstractions have always been impressed with his clean lifework and impeccable attention to detail. Taking a look at his Brooklyn studio, designed by Wonderwall in 2013, one can see similarities in the street turned contemporary artist’s taste in architecture. The light-infused and wide open work space will definitely come in handy as he prepares for his show in Los Angeles, coming up in a couple months. Via Hypebeast. Discuss KAWS here.
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Streets: D*Face (Hong Kong)

During our time in Hong Kong for Basel HK, one of the outdoor treats we saw were the works of British artist D*Face (interviewed). Although he was only in town for a few weeks to installing his exhibition at Above Second Gallery (covered), it’s astonishing how the artist managed to fit in time for some work on the streets in the bustling city where East meets West. Oh, did we mention that it was pouring rain almost every day during the trip? Quite a feat in the […]
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Studio Visits: Faile – “Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom” @ Gallery Ernst Hilger

A month ago, AM stopped by the Brooklyn studio space of Faile to catch a glimpse of their upcoming show at Gallery Ernst Hilger which opens tomorrow, July 2nd in Austria. Entitled Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom, this fresh body of work continues to push the boundaries defined by the collective. The show focuses on the pure imaginative energy that comes from childhood fantasies – stories and themes such as racing stock cars and flying rocket ships to realms filled with unicorns and beasts. Diverse in technique and mediums, this […]
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Streets: Aryz (Spain)

Master muralist Aryz was recently in Granollers, Spain, where he spent more than two weeks working on this impressive new mural. Titled Priape and Dememter, the piece shows two Greek gods symbolizing fertility and nature. Slightly more realistic than the work we are used to from the Spanish artist, the imagery featured the mythological beings rendered with Spanish features. Dark haired, and with Demeter wearing a floral dress, they could be seen as Spanish countryside people instead of gods. Either way, this majestic image of […]
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Streets / World Tour: Jeff Soto (Bordeaux, France)

Southern California native, Jeff Soto (interviewed), recently traveled to Bordeaux, France where he had a chance to work on several art-related projects. First up is this wall he painted for the Darwin project and Spacejunk, his fourth mural in France (also see Lyon here & here). The Riverside-based artist took care to incorporate local graffiti into his mural featuring some old school imagery, expertly painting on the difficult corrugated siding. In the back, he also took 20 mins to do some quick lettering, getting back to […]
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Overtime: June 23 – June 29

More stories from the week that ended June 29 (click on bolded words for more information): The Fifth Season group show opens at James Cohan Gallery. It includes Matthew Brandt, Pierre Huyghe, and others. RIP: Jennifer Wynne Reeves dies at the age of 51 due to brain cancer. RIP: Claude Simard, co-founder of Jack Shainman Gallery, who died unexpectedly. Helge Achenbach arrested due to fraud allegations. Nelson Saiers steps down as chief investment officer of Saiers Capital LLC to pursue a career as an artist. American […]
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Interviews: Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani, whose artistic career took off after he picked up a roll of florescent tape and started creating geometrical interventions in the streets, recently released a series of photos documenting his latest series entitled Landline. AM put some questions to the Brooklyn-based artist about the new work among other things. Read his answers below as well as enjoy some shots of his latest efforts on the streets of NYC. Arrested Motion (AM): Can you tell our readers a little bit about your background, personally and in […]
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Streets: Ernest Zacharevic (Malaysia)

Ernest Zacharevic recently did a month long art residency in Ipoh, Malaysia. During his stay in town, the Lithuanian born artist created several beautiful murals blending his works with old, worn out walls. With the new work, he focused on local people and their way of life, most noticeable in the Never Mine piece. Painted with black paint only and featuring the local landscape with people working in the fields, this effort was accepted extremely well by the locals. Along with his signature imagery showing kids at play, and […]
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Overtime: June 16 – June 22

More stories from the week that ended June 22 (click on bolded words for more information): A review of Franz West’s show at the Hepworth. RIP: Ultra Violet, who died at the age of 78 due to cancer. Heritage sues Christie’s for $60mil. over handbag personnel and trade secrets. Brad Pitt and Peter Capaldi leading efforts to raise £20mil. to restore fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art building. Finnish people unhappy with the possibility and feasibility study of Helsinki Guggenheim. More MOCANoMi drama between the board […]
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Streets: Phlegm (Malmo)

After visiting South hemisphere (covered), Phlegm is back in Europe and back to painting more exceptional murals. Recently he visited Sweden, and took part in the ongoing Artscape festival happening in Malmö. Being up for challenges, London-based artist took on creating a new piece on this tall narrow wall, despite all its architectural elements standing in the way of allowing a clean surface to work on. By cleverly using its form, and these elements, he created this effective piece. Painting only with black and white color, and […]
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