Renowned Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, whose work we last saw at a Tate Modern retrospective in 2012 (covered), will be showing in Los Angeles next month. Working typically with grainy black & white images that display the cultural changes in the Land of the Rising Sun after World War II, Moriyama’s work was influential in shaping how the world perceived Japan in the 1960s and onwards. The opening reception for the exhibition, which brings together a selection of pieces that span his career, is scheduled for July 12th […]
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One of the satellite fairs during Basel Week Switzerland is the always quality SCOPE Art Fair. Although, this venue lacks the blue-chip luster of the main event (covered), we always find many familiar faces and intriguing works at this fair. Take a look at an overview of what was offered in the photos below… Photo credit: Andrew Hosner for Arrested Motion.
NYC nonprofit art space Art in General currently has an excellent exhibition by Letha Wilson, entitled Landmarks and Monuments. The show consists mostly of Wilson’s photo-based sculptures—many of which were created and installed specifically for the site. In the center of the gallery, a floor-to-ceiling photograph of a moonrise curves around one of the space’s support columns. On one side of the room, an image of a tree is pressed into the drywall with a two-by-four. And across, a Southwestern landscape is installed over a window, […]
The Hole gallery in New York continues it’s run of great shows. This one is a group exhibition titled Extraction and it’s focus on new approaches in abstract painting. This showcase features an expansive list of artists such as Ara Peterson, Chris Johanson, Cory Arcangel, Gerhard Richter, Kadar Brock, Mark Flood, Peter Sutherland, Sam Moyer, Wade Guyton, Xylor Jane to name a few and aims to show how this current generation of artists’ take on conveying the non-figurative. Check out this excellent show below.
We’ve all heard of street art tours. Their very existence as a tourist attraction shows just how big street art has become over recent years and how wide its appeal has grown. Whilst many view some of the street art tours as parasitic, our friend NoLionsInEngland has something completely different to offer for the budding street art photographer. NoLions has been at it for years and has put in some serious hours documenting London’s ever changing graffiti and street art landscape. You may well be familiar with […]
It takes a couple of looks to comprehend William Hundley’s photography. He has been shooting his Entoptic Phenomena series of work since 2006 and wowing viewers with the floating fabric objects presented within his urban landscapes. Hundley’s work is composed completely within the camera – he uses zero post production or photoshop trickery within his images. We’ve followed his work for a number of years and always wondered how he captures his unique images, so we asked him a few questions about his process. He has […]
When you first realize that the subject matter within Jim Kazanjian’s work doesn’t actually exist, you may at first be relieved that such precarious looking locations aren’t out there. Your next thought may well be “just how the hell does he do that”? Kazanjian works in photography, but is not a photographer. His tools include the internet for sourcing his library of over 25,000 high resolution images and Photoshop to assemble his impossible architecture compositions. He describes his creative process as hyper-collage. He has a two-person […]
Former graffiti artist and self-taught photographer Nils Müller opened his solo show at Ruttkowski;68 Gallery in Cologne, Germany, last Friday, the 24th of June. The show followed up his recently released book Vandals and it was the official release of the limited edition of the book as well(we are still giving away one copy of these HERE). The exhibition consisted of large photographs from the book, showcasing the risky and rarely seen side of graffiti culture in its most genuine form – train bombing. Müller traveled the globe following different […]
Take to the Streets is a street art photography group exhibition featuring Alex Ellison, Cheff031, Delete08, Doug Sherman, HowAboutNo, Ian Cox, Joeppo, Mark Rigney, Myriam JC Preston, NoLionsInEngland, and Unusualimage. Many of the names of this committed bunch of snappers will be familiar to followers of the UK graffiti and street art scenes though their dedication to capturing the latest and greatest hitting the streets of London. Regular readers of AM will note that we have featured the work of many of the group over the years too, […]
Yesterday saw the opening of Asia’s preeminent art fair, Art Basel Hong Kong, housed in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC). With a strong tilt towards galleries based in the region, the fair boasted over 170 booths with a plethora of worthy art for collectors and fans to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights for us including a huge piece from Mr. (seen above), different versions of the new Murakami sculpts, a section dedicated to Yayoi Kusama sculptures, and much more. The […]