More stories from the week that ended March 30 (click on bolded words for more information): All about Post-Internet art and its artists. Cornelius Gurlitt will return paintings from his trove to original Jewish owners or their descendants. His legal team dismissed chief negotiator Hannes Hartung from the case. BBC provides a tour of the collection. Delaware Art Museum to sell up to four works from its collection in order to save the museum from closing. Jamie Peck responds to Terry Richardson’s response to models’ […]
We just received this exclusive video from Judith Supine‘s camp, showing some behind the scene action that took place the other night in NYC. As street art lovers already know, Supine has been known to put extra effort to place his public work in some of the most unusual places reachable. So, following his stunt from 2007, when he installed one of his pieces on Manhattan Bridge, the other night he climbed the Queensboro bridge in order to display one of his collages from the Golden Child […]
Continuing his ongoing project entitled Nomadic Experiment, 2501 recently visited the Tuscany region in Italy, where he created some new, interesting public pieces. The idea of this project is to combine painting, sculpture, video and other forms, in order to push boundaries of creative activity. Aside from creating public works, this endeavor will include a couple of gallery shows worldwide that will feature elements of these works as well as new pieces and installations. For this stage of the project, the prolific Italian artist painted an old […]
During their recent visit to London for the opening of their solo show Overthrone! Pooring Reign (covered), Cyrcle also created a huge mural in Shoreditch. Following the theme and the visual identity of the exhibition, this massive piece features upside down Greek & Roman statues along with an upside down crow, infinity symbol and word REIGN. The whole concept of the mural is focused on taking power back, and overthrowing the rulers. With the Greek & Roman elements symbolizing some of the biggest and strongest empires that […]
Currently showing in Hollywood at Project Gallery is a show of photographic works by NY transplant and LA evangelist Moby. Ever since moving to the Sunshine State, the man most famous for his musical abilities has been concentrating more on his visual artwork (as well as his architectural appreciation and criticism). He first had a show in 2011 at Kopeikin Gallery and while that series of work included live crowd shots from his concerts, Innocents is a entirely different type of exhibition, featuring staged shoots and […]
Earlier this year, we introduced you to the kinetic work of Aaron Li-Hill in one of our Art Focus features. Working in Jersey City on a wall project arranged by Savage Habit, the New York-based artist has recently painted one of his motion-filled portraits inspired by the movements seen in ping pong. Take a look at more detailed and in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Savage Habit. Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.
More stories from the week that ended March 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Andrew Russeth reviews Jordan Wolfson exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery. Netherlands restitutes two works to heir of Holocaust victim. Is Nazi loot among Berggruen Collection’s modern masterworks? Norwegian museum has agreed to return looted Matisse painting to family of Paul Rosenberg. Disputed Guelph Treasure should stay with Berlin museum and not be given to heirs a German panel says. Syria accuses Turkey of turning a blind eye to the systematic […]
AM just received several exclusive images of the works Ernest Zacharevic made for his solo show opening at Montana Gallery in Barcelona on the 21st of March. Rock, Paper, Scissors! is the first European solo show for the young Lithuanian artist and is already getting a lot of international attention. Living in Malaysia for the last couple of years, Zacharevic recently introduced his fine art works in the country with a big solo show Art is Rubish (covered) and is currently in Europe taking part in Project M (covered) […]
Earlier this month, we shared some shots of work from artist JR (interviewed) from his solo at Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Germany. Not surprisingly, while there, the French “photograffeur” spent time on the streets working on new pieces to share with the public. Continuing the concepts of his UNFRAMED project, he visited residents in the area and chose some of their photos to paste up, exploring the city’s history as the link between Germany and France. Photo credit: Klaus Schultes. Discuss JR here.
Urban Nation is a Berlin-based organization whose aim is to bring together and connect the creative voices of the cities around the globe in a non-proﬁt public space and to help shape the future of urban art, communities, neighborhoods and city planning. They are currently running an interesting arts program in their hometown, titled Project M. The goal is to improve the face of neighborhood as well as push creativity and connect people, by engaging them in different actions and events organized inside and around a […]
Diederick Kraaijeveld is a quite a special character on the art scene today. Historian by profession, he was working as an investigative journalist for many years, doing some creative works in his spare time during family visits in France. When his journalist job became less challenging and fulfilling, his hobby slowly took over, and about six years ago, he decided to make a significant career move. Nowadays, he is working and living in Hilversum in the Netherlands, where he makes his unique artwork that gets […]
It’s time for another Art Focus, with this edition introducing the work of Tom McKinley. The San Francisco based artist works in oils, creating paintings of mid-century and modern homes seen typically from outside, often times illuminated by twilight. Rendered in a photo-realistic style, the unoccupied architectural gems filled with art and furniture almost make a viewer feel like a voyeur as well as a little envious of spaces that we may never have. Take a look at more examples of his work below… Via Mashkulture.