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Releases: Tomokazu Matsuyama Monograph

Recently, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) release a new 109 page monograph featuring images of his intensely colorful work. The Japanese artist’s unique artistic language mixes both the figurative and abstract, inspired by Edo period woodblock prints and paintings as well as his experiences growing up in the States. Included also are photos from the Brooklyn-based artist’s studio and documentation of his more recent showings like his sculptures and public art at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered) and his exhibition at Zidoun-Bossuyt Galley in 2015 (covered). Those interested in purchasing the […]

Films: Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence

Following a number of screenings across the US this year, Wall Writers has been released on iTunes. The meticulously researched documentary chronicles the birth of graffiti and explains how working class kids wrote their names as an assertion of their existence and their personal identity, distinct from the political and gang graffiti which preceded the movement. This, along with an accompanying book by the same name, is the latest project by Roger Gastman, who previously co-curated MOCA’s landmark Art in the Streets exhibition (covered) and […]

Upcoming: Junko Mizuno – “Takarabune” @ Nucleus Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Nucleus Gallery will be hosting a new exhibition from Junko Mizuno entitled Takarabune. The solo from the Japanese artist continues her exploration of the pop culture and the spiritual aspects of her country with an emphasis on the Seven Lucky Gods, as referenced by the title of her show. A collection of hand-made head dresses and accessories inspired by Mizuno’s paintings by artist Alston Stephanus will also be on display during the opening. Discus Junko Mizuno here.

Basel Week ’16 / Openings: Wynwood Walls Exhibition

In addition to the new murals (covered) painted at Wynwood Walls for this year’s Basel Week Miami, Goldman Global Arts also opened an exhibition at the Garden House in the complex. The group show featured original paintings and sculptural works from many of the artists who have been involved with Wynwood Walls in the past. Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Basel Week Miami here.

Showing: Ai Weiwei – “Laundromat” @ Deitch Projects

Currently at Deitch Projects in New York through December 23rd, Ai Weiwei has an immersive installation on view entitled Laundromat. Continuing to address the refugee crisis in Europe, the Chinese artist (once a refugee himself) has filled the large space with garments, shoes, and personal effects that he acquired from the refugee camps housing Syrian immigrants near the border of Greece, along with snippets of media coverage and photos he took. The wet and soiled items were left behind in Idomeni as the refugees moved on, at […]

Release: El Mac – “Peyote Blossoms” Print

It’s hard to believe but the Peyote Blossoms print from El Mac is still available from Santo Press. The 13.5″ x 10.5″ image on 17.5″ x 13.5″ paper comes in an edition of 45 and costs $300. The beautiful six color relief print from photopolymer plate and multi-block linocut comes signed and numbered and can be purchased here. Discuss El Mac here.

Releases: Jeff Soto – “Flower Ornaments”

Just in time for Christmas, Jeff Soto (interviewed) has designed some ornaments based on his flower and seeker imagery. Released through Plywerk, each one is $26 each or can be purchased in a set like the flower bundle where each bloom represents a month of the year. Check out all the available options here. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Releases: Aryz – “Death of Beauty” Screenprint

Swamped with Basel Week Miami coverage, we’ve almost missed the release of a new print by the Spanish artist Aryz. His latest self produced and self released print is titled Death of Beauty and we were told only few copies are still left unsold. Though known primarily for his unique large murals, Aryz chose a color pencil study as an image for his latest release. Always up for trying new things, and true to the concept of studies and drawings being the most honest form of […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Descent” Print

On December 10th, starting at 10 am PST, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing a time-limited edition entitled Descent. The image taken from a piece he contributed to SCOPE Miami (covered) featuring the tail of a whale fluking covered in graffiti, a theme he has explored before with graffiti seen in unusual places. The edition will be available for 48 hours only and never sold again. The size is 8 x 10″ with 1″ border and will be priced at $48. Head over here at the appropriate time […]

Showing: Gee Vaucher – “Introspective” @ Firstsite

Gee Vaucher has recently opened an exhibition entitled Introspective at Firstsite in Colchester. This is the first major show of her art in the UK and it spans the last 50 years of the multi-disciplinary artist’s practice. The work from the first half of her career is characterized by searing political satire, which was intended as a force for social change. This included publishing the nihilist newspaper International Anthem and working for the New York Times, where she first started using collage. Her continuing relevance […]