New York based GILF! is at it again, and AM stopped by her Brooklyn studio to peep her latest body of work premiering at DUMBO’s Arcilesi Homberg. Drawing from her recent travels to Berlin and Miami, this new series entitled I EXAM is going in a totally different direction than her previous exhibition last year at Galerie Swanstrom. In this age of digital preoccupation, GILF! asks the viewer to take a closer look, as the message is more than just what’s on the surface. Cut through […]
It’s time for another roundup of street art around the world. Our featured mural this week comes from Louis Gan in Penang, Malaysia with a great interactive placement (source – photo by Avinash Advani). Other notable outdoor work you should check out below from Shida x Knarf – Australia, Liqen – Ecuador, Vhils – Paris, Hyuro – Spain, Hanksy – Los Angeles, Twoone x Bonsai x Sofles – Australia (source), Mone x Bobi x Celo – Brazil (source), Pallo – Finland (source), Hush – UK, and […]
Overtime stories of the week: Steve Wynn revealed to be Koons’ Tulips buyer as The Wynn in Las Vegas has put the piece on display. Is India facing a “cultural emergency” with writers, painters and filmmakers being targeted by the mob? Nearly 400-year-old secret painting in Rembrandt masterpiece revealed using x-ray techniques. Guests of anti-poverty group asked to leave Musee d’Orsay because visitors complained that they smelled. Spiegal Online feels German museums and governments have failed to properly address Nazi looted artworks. Henry Kravis claims […]
We lead things off for this week’s Rewind with a new video directed by AM contributor theonepointeight giving you a glimpse at the show opening tonight from Victor Castillo in Los Angeles. Not only do you see some of the paintings being installed at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, you also see the LA-based artist adding color to his signature sausage noses on some sculptures for the show. Living Apart Entwined, a new mural from Faith47 in South Africa. VernissageTV looks at Art Los Angeles Contemporary. André makes a short film […]
Street femme fatale and intrepid traveller Miss Van has been spotted in frolicking in Brazil, in particular getting up in Sao Paulo. While visiting friends like Zezao and Ciro Schu, she took time to paint one of her signature Poupee characters near an abandoned factory – one of her first outdoor pieces for 2013. Discuss Miss Van here.
This Friday (Febuary 1st), the New York City Ballet will debut their first ever artist series featuring the work of FAILE. If you know the work of the Patricks, then you automatically know what a perfect fusion of good and evil this collaboration is sure to be, not to mention an amazing opportunity for couple of high school buddies to fill Lincoln Center with one of the most epic art installations one could imagine. AM will be bringing you more on this project later this […]
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.