Recently in Croydon, Dotmasters took a couple weeks to finish two murals for the The Croydon Mural Project. Given two walls facing opposite of each other in the South London town, the British artist decided to continue his Toy Town series, first started years ago at Nuart in Stavanger, with a Ragdoll and Astroboy. The pieces seem to be a play on a well known graffiti term and are based on actual toys he owns. Photo credit: Ian Cox & the artist.
Recently to the delight of her fans in the Los Angeles area, Jen Stark painted some of her signature imagery on the facade of PLATFORM, a retail venue opening next year in Culver City. The psychedelic drips of color that are often seen in her mural painting mirror the geometric colors seen in her papercut sculptures, leading to a cohesive aesthetic seen across the versatile artist’s oeuvre. If you look closely, you can see how Stark even weaved her patterns throughout the open window frames. […]
With Miami Art Basel 2015 being just around the corner, the eyes of art community are all moving towards sunny Florida, making it a perfect spot for art events. West Palm Beach is currently hosting the Canvas Outdoor Museum Show, a public art show with featuring the works of 20 artists between November 8th and 22nd, including such names as 2Alas, Bik-ismo Case Maclaim, Cheryl Maeder, Greg Mike, Katja Loher, Kobra, Pastel, Sean Yoro aka Hula, Zeus, etc. Filled with industrial spaces, new high rises, bridges and […]
More stories from the week that ended Nov 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Unorthodox show at the Jewish Museum includes work by Park McArthur, Jamian Juliano-Villani, and others. The 2015 Paris Photo fair has closed early due to recent terrorist attacks in the city. RIP: Ernst Fuchs, who died at the age of 85. RIP: Wojciech Fangor, who died at the age of 92. RIP: Cengiz Çekil, who died at the age of 70. Sotheby’s explains why it had to have the Taubman collection and […]
Last month, Borondo painted a new mural in his native country of Spain for this year’s Open Walls Conference. Situated in Barcelona, the piece entitled Fer Llenya has local significance as it references castells, human towers built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. Take a look at more photos of the wall below and if you are lucky enough to be in the area, the location of the mural can be found here. Discuss Borondo here.
Last month in Mexico City, D*Face (interviewed) painted a mural for All City Canvas entitled Catrina, of course inspired by the “Day of the Dead” celebration. The piece located at Av. Cuauhtémoc 273 in the Roma neighborhood is the last mural of the year for the CC Global Series, made in collaboration with British Council Mexico as part of the Dual Year UKMX 2015. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Francisco Betanzos. Discuss D*Face here.
More stories from the week that ended Nov 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Christopher Y. Lew’s essay on Jared Madere, who currently has an exhibition at the Whitney. Tao Hongjing revealed to actually be French man named Alexandre Ouairy, who pretended to be Chinese. Bosch Research and Conservation Project determines two Bosch works may have been painted by imitators. Arts education in Los Angeles public schools severely lacking. Michael Werner accuses Germany of using controversial legislation to generate revenue from cultural industry. Sokari Douglas Camp sculpture […]
Last month, the POW! WOW! crew completed the first leg of their Asia tour by hitting up Tokyo with live art, installations, and musical performances. The inaugural edition of POW! WOW! Japan featured work from Mark Dean Veca, Case, Colasa, Cook One (seen above), Kamea Hadar, Frankie Cihi, Jay Shogo, Hitotzuki (Kami & Sasu), Luise Ono, Dave Kinsey, Fafi, Ben Horton, Usugrow, Yoshiyasu Tamura, BAKIBAKI, Takizo, and Shizentomotel. As we speak, a new set of artists have moved on to the second part the event – […]
Parasite’s series of Black Things paintings utilize found & existing paintings and prints as a canvas where traditional works are over-painted with brutal new geometries. The original context of the source paintings are changed and subverted with distorted volumes and masses of ‘anti-image’ to create a new vocabulary. Portions of the original image are retained by the Poland-based artist as he plays with our sense of perception – depth and dimension present a renewed allegory that emphasizes unfamiliar details within the framing of the existing image. Equally, his outdoor […]
Last month, Conor Harrington (interviewed) & Franco Fasoli aka JAZ got together to paint a wall in Brazil for the O.bra Festival (also see Titi Freak, Brusk, and INTI x Alexis Diaz). Painted over the course of 10 days in Sao Paulo, the mural measuring 37 m high and 10 m wide featured an interesting composition of two horse and riders rendered in each artist’s characteristic style. The piece references different conflicts in Latin America, the Paraguayan War, and the subjugation of native people. Photo Credit: Martha Cooper, Clarissa Pivetta, and artists. Discuss Conor […]
Coming up on Saturday night (November 7th), Brian Viveros will be presenting a comprehensive new body of work at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Matador, the exhibition sees the Riverside-based artist further refine his imagery with more time-intensive detailing, drawing ideas from Spanish tradition to infuse his work with a consistency referenced by the title of the show. Along with accenting the imagery with fresh palette choices, Viveros has also embellish his femme fatales with a cross-pollination of different concepts and themes seen throughout his oeuvre. The solo from the American […]
Recently in Sao Paulo, Chilean artist INTI combined his talents with Alexis Diaz, who hails from Puerto Rico, to create a new mural. Painted for the O.bra Festival, the wall highlights INTI’s characteristic palette as well as Diaz’s attention to detail to form a pretty interesting collaboration. Set to coincide with the week of ArtRua, the event wasn’t the only thing of interest to us (also see Titi Freak & Brusk). Discuss INTI here. Discuss Alexis Diaz here.