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Openings: Herakut – “Happy Doubt Day” @ Gallery Springmann.Varol

German collaborative artists Herakut (interviewed) opened their show “Happy Doubt Day” (previewed) recently at Galerie Springmann.Varol. Along with paintings utilizing their signature mix of photorealistic and graffiti elements, the duo also introduced sculptural pieces that translated their paintings fantastically into 3D form. Also wowing the crowd was a large immersive installation. More photos after the jump…

Streets: D*Face skate ramp

Last weekend, AM got the call from D*Face that he was up to some mischief in London, so hopped on the train to go and see what his latest project involved. Remember we showed you the pool D*Face painted in LA last year? What we got was a similarily was great piece of pop-street art fusion here in the UK. D was recently commissioned by skate company REAL to create the artwork for three of it’s riders – Brock, Busenitz and Ramondetta – new signature […]

Showing: Armsrock – “Drawn Towards The Present” @ Signal Gallery

Danish artist Armsrock (interviewed) opened his solo show “Drawn Towards The Present” with London’s Signal Gallery last week. Ever willing to push the boundaries and try out something new, Armsrock filled the gallery with huge charcoal pieces on rice paper, suspended around the gallery with thin wire trace. The work is viewable from either front or rear due to the delicacy and translucency of the paper – the pieces nearest to the window being especially effective as you can observe the world going by through […]

Live Painting: ProjectRoom with Jaybo, Remi/Rough & Juice 126

London’s first Projectroom event took place last night, with out-of-town organiser Jaybo inviting locals Remi/Rough and Juice 126 to collaborate in a live painting event. The three artists each took a canvas to start work on individually – Remi and Jaybo working directly on the wall and Juice getting all primeval by working barefoot on the floor. As the evening progressed the three dipped in and out of the each others canvas’ leaving 3 pretty unique and well composed collaboration pieces. Expect more collaborative painting from […]

Video: Barry McGee @ Oakland Museum of California

You may remember when we brought you some pics from the Oakland Museum of California, where Barry McGee was commissioned for an installation piece. Well, now comes a timelapse video of that all coming together along with some interviews with the curators who arranged everything. Discuss Barry McGee here.

Previews: LACMA Saturday – Justin Bua “Urban Art Studio” & Gary Baseman “Giggle & Pop

The LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is stretching its horizons and holding two very cool free events this Saturday, June 12th. The first is Justin Bua’s “Urban Art Studio” where he will be be showcasing his historic hip hop based art and holding an afternoon of events with some interviews and performances with artists such as Camille Rose Garcia, Mear One, Mix Master Mike, Flea and The Wiggles. On another front also sponsored by the LACMA, Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) will be presenting his […]

On Tour: Mark Warren Jacques & Seth Neefus – “Free Life Centre”

Free Life Centre is a touring art installation and performance space conceived and constructed by artists Mark Warren Jacques (interviewed) and Seth Neefus. Last year, the friends and co-owners of Together Gallery (along with fellow artists Timothy Karpinski and David Wien), decided to put out a call for funding for the project, which was answered by friends and supporters. Now, the show is ready to go on the road, with a send–off party last week in Portland ahead of the first stop in Seattle, Wa. […]

Setup / Preview: Herakut @ Gallery Springmann.Varol

According to our friends at Galerie Springmann.Varol, the street art tandem of Hera and Akut are already on site setting up their new show opening June 11th. Not only will the exhibition feature fantastic paintings from  Herakut (interviewed), it looks as though there will be some exquisite sculptural work as well, bringing to life the creatures and imagery from their canvases. More pics after the jump…

Justin Richel Install @ Center for Maine Contemporary Art

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art recently opened their juried Biennial exhibition where the participating 41 artists were chosen from 654 entries. One of these distinguished artists was none other than painter and sculptor Justin Richel. We particularly enjoy his pieces that deal with the precarious balance of stacks and clusters of sweets, furniture, birds and whatever items he sees fit to throw into the mix. Along these lines, he recently release pictures of the large wall painting he installed for the CMCA entitled “Whirling […]

Preview / Installation: Mike Stilkey “Reminiscent” @ Hurley Space Gallery

The brand spanking new Hurley )( Space Gallery opens its doors this weekend in Costa Mesa, Ca. Long time supporters of the arts, Hurley have appointed Annie Adjchavanich, past director of Billy Shire Fine Arts, as the gallery’s curator. The inaugural exhibition features Mike Stilkey (interviewed), fresh from his wonderful centre-piece installation in the UK at Corey Helford Gallery’s museum show “Art from the New World” exhibition, with a new exhibition entitled “Reminiscent”. Small scale book sculptures will accompany Stilkey’s biggest book installation yet…. 5,000 recycled […]