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Showing: Okuda – “AsiAfricalism” @ Kallenbach gallery

From the 1st of April through the 1st of May, Okuda San Miguel will be showing his AsiAfricalism solo show at Kallenbach gallery in Amsterdam. Inspired by the exoticism of individuals that the Spanish artist has met during his journeys, unusual portraits mixed with his recognizable vibrant visual language dominate the showcase. AsiAfricalism includes one sculptural piece, series of four abstract works and five portraits packed with the patterns, bright colors and sharp shapes Okuda has been known for. By using geometry and playing with formats, the street artist creates surrealist imagery that […]
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Releases: Ludo – “Palynology” Print

We just received some interesting news from Ludo (interviewed) about the launch of his online store and a new edition release. On April 20th at 6pm Paris Time (CET), he will be releasing his new hand finished screen print Palynology or Police Bee through EnjoyTheViolence.com. The image that was first introduced as a large wall piece in Katowice, Poland in 2012 was inspired by the actual use of bees by the police, more precisely, the study of the pollen for special investigations. In his signature style, Ludo’s […]
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Previews: Mike Davis – “Ghosts From The Future” @ Copro Gallery

Opening on May 7th, Ghosts From The Future will be Mike Davis’ second showing at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. Painting in the style of the Netherlandish Flemish Primitives such as Bosch, Bruegel and van Eyck, the San Francisco-based artist brings a modern twist to the surreal imagery with unexpected elements and symbology. Take a look at more preview images below…
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Openings: “Moleskin V” @ Spoke Art

Earlier this month, Spoke Art in San Francisco hosted the opening of Moleskin V. Curated by gallery owner Ken Harman and Sydney-based artist Rod Luff, the fifth edition of the group show featured artists Bagger43, Brandon Boyd, Lindsey Carr, Kim Cogan, J.A.W. Cooper, Camilla D’Errico, Nicolas Delort, Cannon Dill, Hollis Dunlap, Jeremy Enecio, Valentin Fischer, Jayde Fish, Vanessa Foley, Reinier Gamboa, Greg Gandy, Alex Garant, Jessica Hess, Brandon Holt, Stella Im Hultberg, Mary Iverson, Miles Johnston, Justin “Coro” Kaufman, Hope Kroll, So Youn Lee Sergio Lopez, Travis Louie, Alex Louisa, […]
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Previews: Jedediah Voltz – “Somewhere Small” @ Virgil Normal

This Saturday (April 23rd), Jedediah Voltz will be opening a show at Virgil Normal in Los Angeles that highlights his special skill of creating miniature “tree” houses wrapped around common household plants like succulents. Drawing on his commercial prop making experience, his pieces for Somewhere Small are whimsical tiny habitats that include tiny furniture, pots, rugs, and other accessories that you would see in a dwelling. He further states – “Building miniatures for stop motion always leaves me with a huge bin of scrap balsa, basswood, and various […]
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Showing: Danny van Ryswyk – “Tender Loving Darkness” @ Roq La Rue

Now showing until the end of the month at Roq La Rue, Danny van Ryswyk’s Tender Loving Darkness is a showcase in cutting edge technology and the painting techniques of yore. Ryswyk uses a 3D computer program to render his creations digitally. The digital render is then 3D printed into something than can be physically painted. Antique bases and glass domes house each piece, connecting the past and present even further. Also, over a dozen digital prints line the walls of the gallery and you […]
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Upcoming: Greg Simkins – “Beyond Shadows” @ KP Projects // MKG & Launch LA

Continuing his long term collaboration with KP Projects // MKG, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be opening his latest exhibition at the West Hollywood gallery on May 21st. The upstairs area where Launch LA is located will also share the solo show and have the Los Angeles-based artist’s works on display. Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new body will include surreal paintings (like the one seen above) as well as his letter based “drip script” pieces along with some new paintings of his favorite switchblade Stab E. Mack. Discuss Greg […]
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Releases: Scott Scheidly – “Mao Zedong” Print

Just this morning, Hashimoto Contemporary released another print from Scott Scheidly from his pink series of paintings where he pokes fun at dictators & masculine characters from pop culture. Mao Zedong is produced in an edition of 30, costs $200, and comes with an ornate pink frame. Head over here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Scott Scheidly here.
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Previews: Kazuki Takamatsu – “Decoration Armament” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On April 23rd, Corey Helford Gallery will be hosting a new solo from Kazuki Takamatsu entitled Decoration Armament. This will be the Japanese artist’s third showing with the gallery in Los Angeles and will feature his depth map pieces created through his unique process that starts digitally and ends hand painted. Always dealing with ideas of death, spirituality, and the younger generation, his surreal images are beautiful to behold with complex layers that seem to glow. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Kazuki Takamatsu here.
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Word To Mother Tattoo Sessions (Bay Area)

British artist Word to Mother (interviewed) is currently in Oakland getting ready for his part in the Better Habits show featuring work from him and his friends David Bray and Lauren Napolitano opening soon (May 14th) at Athen B. Gallery. While in town, he is offering his tattooing skills to his fans so for those interested, email [email protected] Discuss Word To Mother here.