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Recap: Rose Beton Festival (Toulouse)

Curated by Tilt, the second edition of the Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse (FR) paid tribute to the graffiti scene. The festival kicked off with an exhibition at Chateau d’Eau featuring the iconic photographs by Martha Cooper  & Henry Chalfont (interviewed) as well as emerging photographer Sylvain Fargot. The Musee des Abattoirs is then taken over with installations by Boris Tellegen (covered), Mist, and Craig Costello while Tilt brought back his Voyage Retour car installation that he created during his recent residency at Jardin Rouge in Marrakech. Legendary  Futura painted over […]
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Openings: Futura – “NEW HORIZONS” @ Library Street Collective

Last weekend, Library Street Collective in Detroit hosting the opening for Futura latest solo show entitled NEW HORIZONS. Along with all new paintings that features some of the graffiti legend’s signature abstract color studies with gyroscopic structures as well as his old school pointman characters, new large-scale pieces were prepared for the outdoor space in BELT Alley for the PUBLIC MATTER series of works. Photo credit:[email protected] & Sal Rodriguez. Discuss Futura here.
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Openings: Miss Van – “El Viento en Mi Pelo” @ CAC Málaga

The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo of Málaga recently opened Miss Van‘s first show at a museum. On 21st of June, the Barcelona-based artist introduced El Viento en Mi Pelo (For The Wind in My Hair), a show overviewing the last three years of her career. Curated by Fernando Francés, the show consists of 39 paintings made in the last three years, some of which are now being shown for the first time. Since starting out with outdoor mural interventions in her hometown of Toulouse two decades ago, the French artist has became […]
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Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Volta 12

The twelfth edition of the Volta Fair in Basel returned to its dome home at Markthalle. As one of the satellite events to the main Art Basel expo (covered – part 1, part 2), the fair featured a selection of galleries and artists that included 68 exhibitors from 20 countries worldwide. Though proudly showing the new and emerging contemporary art names, the venue allowed visitors to also enjoy works by recent Venice Biennale participants or mid-career artists with concurrent or recent major museum solos. We bring your our personal selection […]
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Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Recap: Scope Art Show

Moving closer to its big brother, the Scope Art Show is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Basel at a new location three blocks away from the main fair (covered – part 1, part 2). The new space at Clarahuus includes three floors divided between 85 international exhibitors and 10 breeder program galleries. The international feel of this year’s edition is confirmed with exhibitors hailing from four continents and over twenty countries including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, Iran, Russia, Turkey, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, […]
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Openings: Meghan Howland – “Your Magic Is Real” @ Roq La Rue

Hailing from Portland,Maine, Meghan Howland (pictured left below) made the trek to the Pacific Northwest for her Your Magic Is Real exhibition (on display until July 2nd) at Roq la Rue, which will be one of the last before the gallery closes its doors in September. The exhibition features several colorful oil paintings alongside charcoal drawings on paper. Thick brushstrokes enable the paintings to be resolved from a few feet away as the human form melds with fauna and their surroundings. Subjects emerge from the […]
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Openings: James Bullough – “Breaking Point” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last month, at the same time as Curiot’s immersive showing at Thinkspace Gallery, the Berlin-based James Bullough also presented an all new set of works. Collectively entitled Breaking Point, the new paintings are classic examples of the American artist’s fragmented portraiture. Inspired by “moments in life, good or bad, that hit like a flash, break you down and rearrange your parts, when everything seems to change in an instant,” Bullough’s new pieces feature his levitating characters, rendered with glitchy overlapping segments. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss James Bullough here.
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Openings: Jedediah Voltz – “Somewhere Small” @ Virgil Normal

Back in April, Virgil Normal in Los Angeles hosted a brief showing of miniature “tree” houses from Jedediah Voltz. His whimsical structures embedded in the branches of common household plants (such as succulents) featured a high level of detail to include tiny furniture, pots, rugs, and other accessories. As a creative outlet for his commercial prop making experience, the series of tiny domiciles is obviously a labor of love, something his audience appreciated leading to an almost sold out opening night. Discuss Jedediah Voltz here.
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Openings: 1010 – “Serendipity” @ 10 A.M. ART

10 A.M. ART gallery is currently showing the first Italian show (June 4 – July 2) by 1010 as part of a wider cultural project. Along with displaying his new body of abstract works titled Serendipity, the project also includes a large mural painted on the gallery building at 31 Via Barrili, Milan. The Germany-based street artist has gathered recognition with his effective use of perspective and creating artificial holes or portals. Primarily working in large scale, his murals can be found anywhere from Hawaii, Miami and […]
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Openings: Curiot – “Warped Passage” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On May 28th, Thinkspace Gallery opened a new solo show by Favio Martinez aka Curiot, along with solo shows by James Bullough and UR New York. For his third solo show with the gallery, the Michoacán artist prepared a collection of new paintings, two new digital editions, an adventurous installation, as well as an offsite mural completed for the RFK Schools project with Branded Arts. Warped Passage features one of the gallery’s most intense install takeovers ever as the Curiot painted the walls and floors of the gallery, blending […]
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