RVCA recently spent six weeks in Hawaii with their surf, skate and art teams as well as their photographers and videographers to document the get together (also see 2011). Notables included Barry Mcgee, Kelsey Brookes, Dmote, Remio, Kevin Ancell, Keegan Gibbs, Estevan Oriol, Norm, Danny Fuller, David Choe, Julian Schnabel, Herbie Fletcher, Makua Rothman, Katch, ASAP Yams, YG, B.J. Penn, Mike Miller and more. Timed to coincide with the 2013 Billabong Pipe Masters, good times were enjoyed by all. In association with the event, POW! WOW! Hawaii […]
During Art Basel Week, Vanessa Beecroft x Kanye West took part in the Affordable Care group show (covered here) curated by Flaunt Magazine in Miami’s Mana Wynwood Complex. This unique project pulled together two controversial artists (Beecroft & West) that have long drawn curiosity and criticism in their careers. Vanessa Beecroft, an accomplished peformance artist often utilizes live female models (often nude) as well as the audience and their genuine/awkward interactions to illustrate political, historical or social themes in the context of the location. Kanye of […]
All City Canvas recently invited Augustine Kofie (featured) to Mexico City to paint a massive mural in the middle of Colonia Roma (Roma neighborhood) in the Cuauhtémoc borough. Working day and night, the Los Angeles-based artist created a site-specific piece with his urban abstract aesthetic in this collaboarative project with Herman Miller and Impact Hub D.F. Take a look at more photos below… Via Graffuturism. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
Bringing back our Art Focus feature, we want to introduce you to the work of Ruben Pang. The Singaporean artist uses a unique technique with oil and alkyd, mixing in some sandpaper and layering (learn more in an inteview here), which results in these beautiful and ghostly images. Most of his work resolves around portraiture, re-imagined with what appears to be cosmic energy and kinetic vibrations. He is represented by Chan Hampe Gallery who recently hosted his solo show last month. Discuss Ruben Pang here.
Headlining our Rewind feature this week is a look at the incredibly intricate and ornate sculptural assemblages by Kris Kuksi. We already stopped by ourselves at the Joshua Liner Gallery to take look for ourselves (see our photo set here), but check out some footage of the incredible work below from Vernissage TV. Paolo Troilo, the artist who uses only his fingers to paint with. Ken Butler creates instruments from trash. Interview with Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe about their hotel room at 21c Museum Hotel […]
More stories from the week that ended on Dec 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Sam Falls’ show at T293 in Rome opened on the 17th. RIP: Frank Lobdell, who lived until the age of 92. RIP: George Rodrigue, who died of cancer at the age of 69. RIP: Günther Förg, who died on his 61st birthday. RIP: Al Godstein, who died at the age of 77 of renal failure. Beijing Poly International Auction may pose a formidable challenge to much needed reform in […]
Earlier this month, we shared with you a mural that D*Face (interviewed) painted in Tokyo while he there for an exhibition at Parco Gallery X. Turns out the UK-based artist had time to get up with another piece featuring Japan’s favorite feline character, the iconic Hello Kitty. Of course, D had to paint her with his signature surreal touch with half the face ripped away revealing the skull underneath. Photos via Mura. Discuss D*Face here.
After updating you with a new mural from Augustine Kofie (featured) in Detroit, it’s time to share some more fresh work from three other artists involved with the project. Curated by the Library Street Collective for a downtown mixed-use development (referred to as “The Z”), the undertaking had many American artists involved like Matt W. Moore, Push, Victor Reyes. As you can see, taken in series, their abstract imagery fit nicely together. More photos below… Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
One of our contributing photographers in the past, Birdman, recently arranged for some artists to paint in an abandoned water park located somewhere in the Mojave Desert between California and Las Vegas. The project in association with VNA saw Risk, Meggs, Insa (along with some suicide girls decked out in Insa gear), Uglar, and Echo made their mark in and around the structures that exuded the aura of a failed American Dream. More photos from the can be seen in Issue 24 of Very Nearly Almost Magazine with some […]
The Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York and the 250 Wynwood development team joined their efforts and organized the Caleidoscoop event during Art Basel Week in Miami. Organized in collaboration of Made Creative and Catapult 13, “Caleidoscoop has the long term goal of being an annual event in Miami to showcase the extensive Art and Design talent of the Netherlands.” For their first year, the focus of the event is put the focus on the street art and graffiti culture […]
More stories from the week that ended Dec 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Do Ho Suh creates a home within a home at the MMCA in South Korea. Adrian Procop, final suspect in Dutch art heist, arrested in Britain. A drug dealer tells what happens in Miami during Art Basel. Jack Armstrong has been accused of drugging and raping a woman after a night out in Beverly Hills. Despite record prices, broader art market is in the doldrums, according to experts who […]
Spanish artist Sam3 recently visited Barcelona where he created a new beautiful mural titled Park. Rendered with his familiar technique of using only black color and painting silhouettes, this public piece feels both very light and strong, fitting perfectly to the environment it is placed in. The piece shows four trees whose treetops form heads which communicated with each other with birds flying from one tree to the other. With a closer look, one notices that the leaves of the treetops are actually little birds […]