One of the highlights of this year’s Nuart Festival is surely the completion of the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, just outside of Stavanger. Created by French artists Ella & Pitr along with a crew of some 30 volunteers, the 21,000 square meter mural was completed before the festival officially started. Painted on a rooftop of the Block Berge Bygg building, this project was the first in a three-year relationship between the festival and the company. It was slated to take two weeks to complete, but […]
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As part of the 2015 Nuart Festival, Canadian painter Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) created the inaugural mural for The Aftenblad Wall in Stavanger, Norway. Festival 2015. The wall is a partnership between Nuart and the Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper, and will provide selected Norwegian and international artists with a prominent public space on which to display their art. For the first rendition of the wall—and Chevrier’s first ever outdoor mural—Chevrier created a work entitled “La Cage Pres du Ciel (The Cage Close to the Sky),” which consists of […]
After seeing Pryce Lee unveil a diverse body of work in Italy earlier this year (covered), we look in anticipation at his upcoming exhibition Ceasefire at The Garage. Situated in a 17th century carriage house in the canals of Amsterdam, the gallery will kick off their their new season of shows, “The Salon Sessions,” with new pieces from the UK-based artist including his iconic mirror-based works. For those in the area and interested, the show opens September 25th. Discuss Pryce Lee here.
Tomorrow night, September 5th, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) will be opening a solo show at Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles. Created while in town, the new body of work cleverly entitled Still Life will feature a series of site-specific installations including “three-dimensional canvases, incorporated taxidermy, a human birdhouse and anthropomorphic stringed instruments.” By working with sculptural forms that makes the viewer question what is real and what is not, the American artist is able to bring successfully what makes his street art so intriguing into the indoor […]
In a little over a week’s time, Thinkspace Gallery will be opening up an epic joint exhibition from Esao Andrews, Aaron Horkey, and Joao Ruas entitled The Gilded Age. With such gifted artists showing together, each has pushed the others to create some of their best output yet. For his part, Andrews has painted a series of works that his fans will be sure to love featuring some of his trademark use of a kaleidoscope of colors, haunting landscapes, and gothic surreal imagery. Take a look at more preview images below and […]
In what was without a doubt one of the most unique works of “street art” AM has ever experienced, Dutch conceptual public artist Harmen de Hoop contributed to the Nuart Festival a performance piece, entitled Permanent Education. The performance held on the streets of Stavanger consisted of a site specific lecture by Jan Uboe, professor of statistics and mathematics with the Norwegian School of Economics, on the theory behind stock option pricing. The complex topic was chosen because of its relevance to the recent global financial […]
After highlighting a mural from Deih for the UpNorth Festival in the small village of Sulitjelma in Northern Norway, we now have a recap of the entire event for you. The festival was curated and organized by anonymous Norwegian artist Stein together with Trond Solstad and also featured the work of Borondo (seen above), Sabek, M-City, DotDotDot, StayOne and Stein. Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
Starting on September 19th, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach will be opening their doors on Something Over El Arco Iris: Chicano Landscapes; 1971 – 2015, an exhibition that features work from Southern California-based Chicano artists. The roster includes a selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media works and rare studies from Carlos Almaraz, Yolanda González, Gronk, Wayne Alaniz Healy, Ramses Noriega, Frank Romero, Jamex and Einar de la Torre, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Shizu Saldamando, Roberto Gutíerrez, Jose Ramirez, and Ana Serrano. In addition, […]
AM has arrived in Stavanger on Norway’s western coast to experience firsthand the city’s annual celebration of street art that is the Nuart Festival. Despite the jet-lag, we hit the streets to get a first look at some of the murals that have already been completed and others that are still in process. It didn’t take long to find some amazing street pieces. Close by the hotel (and actually on the hotel), we located two by Norway’s own Martin Whatson, each combining detailed black and […]
Hard to believe, but on September 12th, the tenth annual BLAB Show will open at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. This year’s exhibition will feature work from Ryan Heshka, Natalia Fabia, Femke Hiemstra (seen above), Travis Louie, SHAG, Jana Brike, Lola Gil, Matt Dangler, Olivia, John Brophy, Andy Kehoe, Marc Burckhardt, Joanne Nam, Dan May, Shaun Berke, Chet Zar, Travis Lampe, Owen Smith, Cathie Bleck, Chris Peters, Brendan Danielsson, Chris Buzelli, Tim O’Brien, Tin, Jessica Joslin, Jared Joslin, Greg Clarke, Craig Larotonda, Yoko D’Holbachie, Matthew Schommer, Chris […]