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Showing: Miaz Brothers – “Timeless” @ Fabien Castanier Gallery (Bogota)

Fabien Castanier Gallery recently marked the grand opening of the gallery’s second location in Bogotá, Colombia, with a solo exhibition by the Miaz Brothers. Timeless is an extension of the artists’ Antimatter Series which features a series of new pieces showcasing the artists’ unique form of portraiture. From portraits of their friends, their dearly departed (Ghosts), philosophers, fashionable female Japanese adolescents (Kawaii), and figures from the era of the English Restoration and the Renaissance (Masters), the Antimatter Series is a unique take on conventional portraits. This particular exhibition includes two installments of the series – […]

Recap: Escif – “Greetings From Molotov” @ PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art

It’s been six years since the last time Escif had a solo show and the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia recently closed his latest one, Greetings From Molotov. Including drawings, installations, conceptual pieces, hidden works and messages, as well as signature wall paintings, the show was definitely the kind of setup one would expect from prolific and unique Valencia-based artist. After years of painting murals around the world, numerous wall paintings in his hometown of Valencia, painting many watercolor drawings that comment on the social and […]

Previews: KAWS – “Permanent Vacation II” @ Eden Rock Gallery

On November 28th, KAWS will be returning to the Eden Rock Gallery at the Eden Rock – St Barths hotel in St. Barths for a another showing (see 2014). Presented by Galerie Perrotin and Art Saint Barth, Permanent Vacation II will be bringing the New York-based artist’s distinctive to the Caribbean for the second year in a row. Where would you rather be this time of year, relaxing in Saint Barthélemy with a side helping of art or enjoying one of art world’s biggest events of the year in Miami? Or maybe both? Discuss […]

Showing: Matzu / Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Somewhere Here” @ Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery

Last week in Luxembourg, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) presented new works entitled Somewhere Here at Zidoun-Bossuyt Galley. The Japanese artist’s new solo included a series of vibrant new paintings as well as steel sculptures created in monochromatic gold and silver. The New York-based Matsuyama’s characters were both rendered against complex “deco-florative” patterns in irregularly shaped canvases set in striking contrast against the white walls as well as were seen in a more minimalistic outline in sculptural form both inside and outside the gallery space. Take a look at more installation photos below… Discuss Matzu here.

Streets: DALeast // Urban Xchange (Penang)

You may already seen the mural we shared with you yesterday painted by Sabek for Urban Xchange in Penang, so here is a followup on another artist who painted a piece for the event. The image of the phoenix can be seen soaring up on a wall near the Hin Bus Depot, created with bundles of kinetic wires, a technique that is signature to the work of DALeast (interviewed). What is interesting is the Chinese artist using a red palette this time, perhaps referencing how the the mythologic bird rises from the ashes. […]

Basel Week Miami ’15 // Previews: Christian Rex van Minnen // Poulsen Gallery @ PULSE

Another artist whose work we’ve been following for some time, Christian Rex van Minnen (featured), will be introducing his newest work during Basel Week Miami. Showing with Gallery Poulsen from Copenhagen, the NY-based artist prepared two large pieces for this event along with other artists represented by the gallery including Aaron Johnson, Mi Ju, Mu Pan, William Powhida, Jean-Pierre Roy, and Nicola Verlato. Both pieces from van Minnen, Grotto with Nietzsche and Anal (top) and Deez Mothafuckin Chakraz!, are oil paintings on linen, measuring 72 x 48″. One is a classic van […]

Openings: James Jean – “Zugzwang” @ Hidari Zingaro

Earlier this month, as a part of GEISAI∞infinity project curated by Takashi Murakami, James Jean (interviewed) opened up a solo show at Kaikai Kiki’s Hidari Zingaro in Tokyo. Entitled Zugzwang, the new body of work highlighted some of the American artist’s imaginative imagery in a large scale form that mirrored his moleskin sketches that we have come to love. Along with these figurative gems created in a blue hue and accented with red and pink, Jean also contributed a more painterly triptych that dominated the room. Photo credit: Ksn. Discuss this show here. Discuss James Jean here.

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Previews: Jeff Gillette // Copro Gallery @ SCOPE

Some 10 days before the official start of Basel Week Miami in Florida, Copro Gallery has introduced two new works by Jeff Gillette, created exclusively for this occasion. The originator of Dismayland concept (covered), created two paintings influenced by his recent participation in Banksy’s Dismaland (covered). The first piece titled Dismaland Castle depicets a post-apocalyptic Dismaland setting. With the infamous torn down Disney castle in the center, WSM seaside in the back, and the entire area being covered with rubbish and slum-like constructions, it looks like a bad case future scenario to say […]

Upcoming: Patrick Martinez – “The Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat” @ New Image Art

Tonight at New Image Art in Los Angeles, the Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat: Sports In Contemporary Art group show will be opening. Curated by Patrick Martinez, the exhibition will feature a diverse range of sculpture, drawings, paintings, and photography from him as well as Gregory Bojorquez, Hiro Kurata, Mark Mulroney, Shizu Saldamando, Patrick Martinez, Andrew Schoultz, Vincent Valdez, and Mario Ybarra Jr. The chosen theme highlights parallels between sports and the pursuit of artistic endeavors, such as the drive, talent, and passion needed […]

Openings: Jeremy Fish – “O Glorious City” @ San Francisco City Hall

It’s always a treat to attend Jeremy Fish (featured) openings. This particular opening was truly special as well. When we arrived at City Hall, an hour before the opening, there was already a long line of the locally-based artist’s devotees. As we walked past the line, we noticed Fish tattoos, t-shirt, hoodies, hats and one guy even had limited edition Fish leather shoes! San Francisco mayor, Ed Lee, declared November 19th as the official Jeremy Fish day. Why didn’t this happen sooner? We cannot think of one other […]
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