Out on the Lower East Side of New York, a new mural has taken form after some hard work by Chinese artist DALeast (interviewed). Featuring a beautiful image of a bird in flight (similar to a piece he painted in Hawaii last year), the wall painted with the South Africa-based artist’s signature kinetic style is the initial volley leading up to his solo opening on September 4th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd St. location). It looks as though the new body of work […]
After sharing with you a new mural that Titi Freak painted in Rio de Janeiro for Seido Restaurant a couple of months ago, we now have for you some of his public art for you. Featuring something that appears frequently in his work, Koi fish, the Brazilian artist once again draws from his his Japanese heritage to gift this street in Sao Paulo with his imagery. Take a look at some more detail shots below… Discuss Titi Freak here.
Although it has only been several days since we first reported on the start of a massive new 3D mural that Os Gemeos are working on for the Vancouver Biennale, twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo have already made huge progress on this project. Painting six large silos located on Granville Island, the Brazilian artists are working their way very fast through their biggest public work to date. Aside for their playful and endless imagination, they are famous for their speed while not sacrificing detail work. Being able to work as one, completing […]
With the return of our Streets: World Roundup feature, we first want to bring your attention to a new mural from Blu in Sardinia, Italy. The wall he painted once again showed his skills with large-scale imagery while working around architectural features of his surface. Also, the upside down toy soldiers are consistent with the Italian street artist’s penchant for politically charged public works. Other worthy walls come from Ernest Zacharevic – US, Satone – Germany, Seth – Puerto Rico, Bordalo II – Portugal (source), […]
A feature on Brendan Monroe (interviewed) kicks off this edition of Rewind. The video is the first from an ongoing artist series – Friends of Werehaus. take a behind the scenes look at the work of the versatile Oakland-based artist as well as here him talk about aspects of his practice, imagery, and art. Other notable videos: Os Gemeos in conversation with the Vancouver Biennale. Clayton Brothers talk about their new work and show. Outtakes from Amy Poehler’s Old Navy commercial. Teaser for Neckface show at […]
Pejac (introduced) recently visited Paris and left a several new pieces scattered around the city. We just got these images of the last three pieces he did there, and even though quite different in their concept and style, they are examples of his wittiness and talent. Using just a basic color palette (mostly black and white) with minimal intervention onthe surface he is painting on, the Spanish artist achieves strong pieces both aesthetically and conceptually. The first piece is called Exit to Surrealism, and it’s a nice […]
More stories form the week that ended Aug 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Olafur Eliasson puts riverbed installation in his Louisiana Museum of Modern Art show in Denmark. RIP: Ger van Elk, who died at the age of 73. Paul Yore pleads not guilty to creating & possessing child exploitation material in creation of an art installation. Judge hears court challenge to Cooper Union’s tuition plan. Ron Perelman subpoena demands Gagosian and the Mugrabis provide info about all transactions since 2010. Louise […]
Another artist who traveled to Tunisia for the Djerbahood Project (coverage here) was the Brooklyn-based Swoon (interviewed). She joined the long list of artists invited by Galerie Itinerrance to beautify the North African island. Working with her distinctive imagery and the village architecture, she certainly put up some compelling pieces for the locals to enjoy. After putting in her time on this project, she returned home to learn that she was nominated for the Smithsonian Biennial James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Photo credit: Aline Deschamps / Galerie Galerie […]
El Mac was finally able to leave the States for the first big mural project he has done out of the country since having struggled with health issues as of late. Thankfully, it looks like he has recovered nicely with his skills intact from the looks of this stunning piece that was commissioned by Eventscape in Toronto. The wall adjacent to the Gardiner Expressway was executed in collaboration with Montreal’s STARE and Toronto’s KWEST, who contributed on the background. Discuss El Mac here.
Os Gemeos are currently in Vancouver working on an impressive outdoor project organized by the Vancouver Biennale. Painting six large silos, on the full 360 degree surface covering 23,500 square feet (7,162 square metres), this is going to be their biggest mural to date, and their first one in Canada. With this project, the twins are joining the impressive roster of international artists including Ai Weiwei, Andy Goldsworthy, Vik Muniz and Jonathan Borofsky in transforming Vancouver into an open air museum for the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale. Located on Granville Island alongside […]
Continuing our tour of the amazingly extensive street art festival (coverage here) put on by Galerie Itinerrance in Tunisia, we now turn our attention to Phlegm. Creating a series of small murals on abandoned structures, the UK-based artist played around with the architectural elements and painted appropriately placed windows and doors for his signature characters to interact with. The end result are some of our favorite pieces yet for the Djerbahood Project. Discuss Phlegm here.
More stories from the week that ended Aug 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito’s images from his White Cube show. RIP: Richard D. Marshall, who died unexpectedly at the age of 67. RIP: Edward Leffingwell, who died at the age of 72 due to cardiac arrest. Molly Crabapple sneaks into Guggenheim Abu Dhabi site to interview workers and expose poor conditions. Chapman Brothers Piggyback piece at Rome’s MAXXI censored and removed for being paedopornographic. Jayme McLellan fired as instructor at the […]