Another week, another Streets: World Roundup. For this edition, our headlining mural is from the Los Angeles-based Andrew Hem (interviewed). This latest piece located on the rooftops of Koreatown features a break dancing character painted with a background that is meant to blend in with the sky under certain conditions. Other worthy walls come from Case x Lazoo – Brazil, Mister Thoms – Italy (source), Escif – Spain, Masz – Poland (source), Hyuro – Spain, Jaz – South Africa, Basik – Italy (source), and Mesa. All […]
Over the weekend, AM was invited to a special event presented by New Image Art & Robert Galstian at RETNA’s (featured) studio timed nicely to coincide with the Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Along with a look at his spacious work space and refreshments, guests were also allowed to participate in an auction of available works to benefit Inner-City Arts. After having paid a visit to the urban calligrapher back in 2010, it was nice to see an update of his work space. Take a look […]
The end of another week of art brings the return of our Rewind feature. Our featured video of the week comes from a series of artist Profiles from Thrash Lab which focuses in on the work of SABER (interviewed). Along with footage from his studio with glimpses of recent work and a trip into the night for a look at locales he has frequented in the past for outdoor work, we are blessed with an interview with the LA-based graffiti artist as he talks about the […]
Overtime stories of the week: Cai Guo-Qiang and Jeff Koons are among recipients of first biennial U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts. Vladimir Tretchikoff’s Chinese Girl (or aka Green Lady) painting coming up for auction in March. RIP: Simon Cerigo, who died at age 60 due to complications from heart issues. Three Rotterdam art heist suspects arrested in Romania, but paintings have not yet been found. Library puts controversial Kara Walker drawing back up on display. Egyptian artists, curators, critics & academics fear new constitution threatens […]
Just like artists we have covered in the past like Polly Morgan and Kate Mccgwire, English artist Jane Edden utilizes birds for her materials and medium of choice in her work. This recent series collectively entitled Ornithomorph (on view at Flowers Gallery through January 26th) consists miniature jackets created beautifully from hundreds of tiny feathers. The small sculptural pieces are Edden’s way of “our attitudes to nature and the intention behind our consumption of natural materials.” Take a look at more examples below… Via Designboom.
As you saw from one of our Streets: World Roundup articles earlier this month, Waone from Interesni Kazki has been traveling through India. It looks like he was able to keep painting as photos a new mural entitled Sadhu have been recently released. The wall located in south-west region of Kerala on the Malabar coast features locally influenced imagery on topics like meditation and the peacock dance that is common in the region. Check out some more detailed shots below… Discuss Interesni Kazki here.
Over a half decade ago, I was introduced to this art school kid they called Bocksel. At the time, he was running around creating innovative art films, making cleaver t-shirts (with underlining political undertones), crafting skateboards into obscure shapes, and wheat pasting on his Friday nights while his peers were playing beer pong. Recently, I stopped by to visit Jon Bocksel’s studio to say hello as he prepared for his upcoming group shown, SEA OF BLASPHEMY at Curio. These days, Jon Boxel is still hard at […]
French street muralist Philippe Baudelocque recently painted a new piece in his home city in his signature style. The gorilla joins his menagerie of animals that have made it onto walls in Paris, rendered in a patchwork of abstract patterns. This was placed on the door of Magnum Photo’s Paris office. Follow Baudelocque on Facebook for more updates. Photo credit: Un Oeil Qui Traine. Discuss Philippe Baudelocque here.
We had a privilege to visit Chris Berens in his new studio in Amsterdam, just after he finished his 3 new impressive works for last year’s PAN Art Fair. The studio is in an old house in the very center of Amsterdam, and is filled up with a wide selection of memorabilia, souvenirs, random objects, from old books, photographs, religious figures, vintage furniture, and medicinal glassware, to big AT-ATs in the windows. Most of the walls of the studio, especially around the isle in the middle […]
KAWS announces the end of OriginalFake via Instagram. Van Gogh’s Sunflowers slowly turning brown as a result of exposure to LED lighting. Printed Matter talks about the devastation from Superstorm Sandy on NPR. The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota will close its doors forever in June due to recession. Chris D’Amelio will close his gallery and join David Zwirner at his. More than 100 paintings by H. Widayat stolen from the H. Widayat Museum in Central Java. Picasso murals under threat as Oslo considers […]
We’ve been following Brooklyn based painter Eric White’s (interviewed) progress as he was steadily working his brush magic over recent months in anticipation of his double solo show in Copenhagen, currently sharing the stage with Daniel Davidson entitled Magic Kingdom at Gallery Poulsen in Denmark. Eric has long been a man of transcendence, and this latest batch of work is certainly a representation of this. If you have the opportunity to attend the show in Copenhagen then we sternly suggest you make a night of […]
For our newest Art Focus feature, we will be introducing the work of Shintaro Ohata, currently represented by Yukari Art in Japan. As both a painter and sculptor, he combines his acrylic renderings with polystyrene based sculptures into one piece in novel ways. These every day scenes of people going about their business from the Japanese artist are accented by the three-dimensional elements that are painted to look like the “backdrop” piece itself. Take a look at more examples of the work below… Tipped off by Graffart.