After putting a new piece up at the revolving mural project Le M.U.R in Paris (covered), Vhils headed home to work on another wall in Lisbon. In contrast to the one in France where he used techniques similar to what you see from the artist for some pieces in gallery shows, this new piece in Portugal sees his classic chisel and hammer technique. Coincidentally, it sounds like he is currently working on upcoming shows in Paris and Lisbon that looks like it might be going in […]
Ryan McGinness is an artist with a seemingly limitless passion and a work ethic to match as evidenced by his back to back exhibition in New York City during Frieze week. First was his very technical Sketches & Solutions at Gering Lopez (covered). Then the following night, Ryan took across town to Charles Banks Gallery for the next installment of his eye catching UV reactive painting series entitled Women: Blacklight Paintings & Sculptures (See previous stops in LA, NYC, Miami & PdP). Utilizing his nude figurative studies and taking them […]
Stories from this week: One of Melbourne’s few remaining Banksy street works destroyed by drilling work for a cafe. Following the BLU controversy, another artist may have had his piece at MOCA censored. Another great mural in Los Angeles unfortunately gets painted over. SEVER’s mural in Detroit causes controversy. A grand opening for Stavenger’s Reed Projects. Bamboo iPhone case with Keith Haring imagery from Colors. New work from REVOK revealed. Hypebeast sits down with a talk with KAWS. Pharrell Williams talks about his favorite artists, […]
We start our roundup off this week with a tribute mural for Maurice Sendak from the PDB crew on Melrose in Los Angeles, You can see more photos on Melrose & Fairfax for those who want a closer look. Other walls worth looking include pieces from Escif (Spain/Morocco), Vhils (France), Blo x Jaw (Australia), Jef Aerosol (Belgium), Isaac Cordal (Belgium), Chazme x Nawer (Poland), Carl Cashman (UK), M-City (Finland), Zilda (Italy), Saner & Aryz (Mexico), Mobstr (UK), Shida x Nychos (Austria), La Pandilla (Mexico), Jaz […]
For our video summary this weekend, our featured piece is entitled A Brief History of John Baldessari. The humorous yet informative video follows a give and take session between the conceptual artist and narrator Tom Waits. The footage includes topics like how Baldessari cremated everything he ever made, his height, and his love affair with dots, his film still collection, how “he will not make any more boring art,” among other zany discussion points. Other notable videos this week… JR, a year after his TED […]
This week’s Art Focus sets its sights on Washington, D.C – based Sharon Moody and her gorgeous and photorealistic comic book paintings. Moody, who is also employed as a graphic designer, has been a teacher at Georgetown University since 1998, including instructing in courses of drawing, painting, design, and technical art history. This particular series of works have been labelled her trompe l’oeil paintings, which play with deceiving the eye and convincing the viewer that objects depicted in art appear in three dimensions. Well played… […]
Next Monday, May 21st in Tucson, the newest exhibition from Josh Keyes will be open for public enjoyment at the Joseph Gross Gallery. The showing at the University of Arizona will be the first solo for the Portland-based painter at an academic associated gallery and as such he will be displaying a selection of old and new work which could be instructive on how artistic style changes and develops over time. We haven’t had a chance to sit down with Josh for some questions and answers […]
On Tuesday, Galerie Perrotin held the grand opening for its Hong Kong gallery location with a showing from the New York-based KAWS (a.k.a. Brian Donnelly) and it was a quite an event. Yesterday, we brought you an intimate look at each of the pieces in the exhibition entitled Nature of Need. Today, in the second part of the coverage, we give you an idea of impressive scale of the works as the audience hovered from piece to piece taking in all the colorful compositions created by the artist. […]
Last week, Newcastle was gifted a huge new mural all the way from Amsterdam as The London Police painted their iconic characters at Unit44. The duo christened their new wall with a showing at the Hoults Yard showspace including a selection of originals and limited editions. Take a look below at more in-progress photos and detailed looks at the LADS having some aquatic fun courtesy of the two English geezers. Discuss The London Police here.
It’s the Eve of Art HK and the city of Hong Kong is already a buzz with excitement as Galerie Perrotin is holding their grand opening show for their new space with one of the rising stars in the art world – KAWS (a.k.a. Brian Donnelly). This solo exhibition, Nature of Need, sees the return of KAWS to the city where he premiered his ginormous Passing Through Companion with an arsenal of new works that takes his iconic KAWSBOB characters to new heights. AM was on hand as […]
Earlier this month, Ericailcane painted a set of three murals in Ghent, Belgium utilizing his distinctive illustrative style to coincide with the second edition of EI. The renowned Italian street artist painted the pieces on the outer walls of the artists’ workspace ‘het vogelnest vzw’ (Nieuwevaart 118D – 9000 GHENT – Belgium) where an event will be held on May 19th with lectures and a screening of Exit Through the Gift Shop. Discuss Ericailcane here.
A statement on child labour in the UK has appeared on the side of Poundland on Whymark Avenue in London with an underaged worker hard at work with a sewing machine creating some bunting (perhaps for the upcoming Queen’s Jubilee?). Although not confirmed as of yet by Banksy, the stenciling and style are all strongly reminiscent of Mr. B’s handiwork. Photo credit: the lonely villein.