We recently visited the studio of painter Mike Dargas as he prepares for his upcoming solo show at Opera Gallery in London from 6 – 20 July (curated by Jean-David Malat). Born in 1983 in Cologne, he started drawing and making paintings with oil paint from a very young age. In his early twenties, the German artist built himself a solid reputation in the tattoo scene and won numerous prizes and awards. Drawing his inspiration from masters like Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giger, Dargas studied various techniques […]
Continuing her series of works featuring a novel method of embroidering metal objects, Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė has recently decided to apply her unique technique to war helmets. The Lithuanian artist, who is choice of our next Art Focus article, recently exhibited these pieces at Art Vilnius 2016 where she was awarded for best installation at the fair. The title of the fresh collection of works is Kill For Peace, of which you can see more photos below… Via Colossal.
Earlier this month, Buff Monster painted a new mural in Montreal for this year’s edition of the Mural Festival. Working along with other artists in the heart of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, the American artist decided to tackle the them of the deadly seven sins through the lens of his signature ice cream characters. Other international and local artists in creating murals and/or installations in this year program include D*Face, Meggs, Fafi, Felipe Pantone, Maser, Natalia Rak, Mateo, Klone Yourself, Acidum Project, Grems, Jonathan Bergeron, Roadsworth, Five Eight, Jason […]
Joining the plethora of artists that have had art visible from the High Line in New York, Barbara Kruger unveiled a mural she designed earlier this year (and on view through March 2017). This latest work from the American artist famous for her text-based creations is entitled Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…) and features an “adaptation of a quote from Afro-Caribbean philosopher and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon, which has appeared in multiple works by the artist.” The words read BLIND IDEALISM IS REACTIONARY SCARY DEADLY (with the words REACTIONARY & […]
Continuing their longstanding public arts program, Urban Nation in Berlin recently completed their ninth edition – Project M/9. Curated by JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews, the event this time hosted Borondo (seen above), Fafi, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Askew, 1010, and Eron as they painted walls in the capital city with “Colors” as the theme. Take a look at the photos below… Photo credit: JUSTKIDS & Nika Kramer.
Building on the themes he first unveiled with an installation on the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower back in November, Shepard Fairey (featured) opened a new solo last night at Galerie Itinerrance entitled Earth Crisis (more on this later). This imagery was further extended with a new mural last week in Paris (60 rue Jeanne-d’Arc, 75013) utilizing the same turquoise and blue that the American artist is utilizing for his new exhibition to remind us to take care of our air, water, and vegetation as well as to preserve […]
More stories from the week that ended June 26 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Darja Bajagić’s Unlimited Hate at Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien. RIP: Bill Cunningham, who passed away at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke. RIP: Tony Feher, who passed away at the age of 60 due to cancer-related causes. RIP: Bill Berkson, who passed away at the age of 76 due to a heart attack. RIP: Lorna Kelly, who passed away at the age […]
Curated by Tilt, the second edition of the Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse (FR) paid tribute to the graffiti scene. The festival kicked off with an exhibition at Chateau d’Eau featuring the iconic photographs by Martha Cooper & Henry Chalfont (interviewed) as well as emerging photographer Sylvain Fargot. The Musee des Abattoirs is then taken over with installations by Boris Tellegen (covered), Mist, and Craig Costello while Tilt brought back his Voyage Retour car installation that he created during his recent residency at Jardin Rouge in Marrakech. Legendary Futura painted over […]
After sharing with you what Phlegm painted for Cities of Hope in Manchester, we now have photos from what the other artists contributed to the unique event. Hyuro, Pichiavo, Martin Whatson, C215, Faith47, Nevercrew, Axel Void, and Case also chose a local charity to link up with that battles with social issues while painting a mural to support the cause. Check out the finished pieces as well as in progress photos below which includes a piece by Hyuro (seen above) painted for 42nd Street, a charity that deals with […]
Precisely one month ahead of his upcoming London solo debut, Pejac has revealed his latest series of public interventions around the city. Titled Downside Up, these simple and striking installations are once again proving his ability to create an unexpected twist on common things and reality in general. The new sculptural series consists of old shoes “hanging” from light poles, signs, or other structures in an urban environment. However, Pejac’s shoes defy gravity and hang as if down is up and up is down. Like […]
Last month, nine artist headed to Manchester in the UK to participate in Cities of Hope, a project put together by Vestige, a not for profit social justice organization that uses the arts to inspire action on the social issues. The goal was for each link each artist to a local charity that fights for the lives that are affected on their chosen issue. Phlegm didn’t have to travel far from Sheffield to paint his piece for the event in support of Ancoats Dispensary Trust, a […]
More stories from the week that ended June 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Floating Piers opens in Italy on Lake Iseo. RIP: Bill Berkson, who passed away at the age of 76 due to a heart attack. RIP: Gillett Griffin, who passed away due to natural causes at the age of 87. The art world responds to the mass shooting tragedy in Orlando. Casey Nocket pleads guilty to several acts of vandalism in national parks for painting on rock formations. David Nahmad adamant […]