During January, our friends at Very Near Almost (VNA) invited us to come along on a visit to Swoon (interviewed) Brooklyn studio while they conducted an intimate photo shoot for their 25th issue. Swoon and her crew graciously opened up their sun-drenched Red Hook space and allowed us to watch them work on some upcoming projects. Typically, Swoon’s creative process involves a multitude of techniques, from hand cut lino blocks to drawings, delicate hand cut patterns to intricately sown finishings. There isn’t a detail that isn’t […]
Recently, we received final photos & video footage of an independent project that took place in Wynwood, Miami, during Art Basel Week last year. Initiated by the artists 2501 and Pastel, the Mirrorless project involves three crucial subjects – artist, home and people, that are actually the key elements of works through their interaction with the elements of the installation. By creating and installing artworks and mirror surfaces around four different buildings, the Italian-Argentinian art duo played with simple optical illusions that were created. The artists got their inspiration […]
Since her performance art/installation piece “Define Progress” (video below) from the Surplus Candy group show a couple months ago, Brooklyn-based artist GILF! continues to raise awareness around the topic of gentrification in New York City. With the recent closing of the graffiti mecca 5Pointz in Long Island City, the murals that once graced the walls of the block long building was white washed as the precursor for demolition. Now the warehouse complex known for graffiti around the world for over two decades will house two high-rise […]
Faith47 recently took part in the #ANOTHERLIGHTUP project in Capetown, whose goal is to “fund the installation of a street light system into one of Cape Town’s more dangerous neighbourhoods and empower individuals with the potential to be active agents in change.” The Capetown-based artist contributed a new mural & installation entitled Harvest. Using very limited by shiny color palette ranging between gold and gray, she painted an image of an African woman with a round emblem behind her. The contrast between the image and the surrounding is […]
Ahead of their upcoming exhibition opening on March 12th at the legendary patisserie and gallery, Maison Bertaux, in Soho, London, we met up with the all girl collective HYSTERIA in their Hastings studio. Made up of Collagism, Aida Wilde and Shuby, the UK based collective creates colourful artworks featuring eggs, legs, bananas, bunnies, cats, cupcakes, jewellery and bold iconography using mixed media collage and screenprinting techniques. Their new body of work explores their relationship between food, sex, gender and symbolism. Their interpretation of celebrity subversion devours pop culture serving […]
More stories from the week that ended March 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito’s show where he gave all of the pieces he created away for free. RIP: Norman Yonemoto, who died at the age of 67 following numerous strokes. Norway has chosen Jonas Dahlberg to create three memorial works for the 2011 Utøya massacre. Israel steps up effort in the search for Nazi looted art. David Toren is first American to file a lawsuit against Germany for return of artwork […]
With Armory Week in full swing now in New York, be sure to stop by the Jonathan LeVine booth at VOLTA to check out new works from POSE. Also, while you in town, head to 188 Lafayette (Lafayette and Broome) to take in a new mural from the MSK affiliated writer featuring his recognizable style. This piece was painted for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC and is only phase one of the project with plans in place for POSE to paint the rest of the five-story wall later this year. Discuss POSE […]
After attending this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii and completing a large collaborative mural for the event, Andrew Schoultz headed to Austin, Texas for his next project. Juxtapoz & Converse have teamed up to bring the Los Angeles-based artist to SXSW where he painted another big wall, this time with a sweet tank embellishment. Take a look at more photos below… Photos via the artist’s Instagram. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.
After bringing you extensive coverage of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii, it’s time to recap the rest of murals that we didn’t have time to focus on. Along with local artists, the muralists travelled from all over the world (like Defer & Norm whose calligraphy made a perfect background to Kamea Hadar’s overlaid face) to beautify the industrial district of Kaka’ako in Honolulu and to share in the aloha spirit. Enjoy the rest of the images below and see you next year! Discuss POW WOW here. Photo credit: […]
AM stopped by the How & Nosm studio in NYC around time when the artistic duo was finalizing their preparations with Pace Prints for their collaborative print project. A couple of months later, we are happy to announce the opening of Way Things Are, a long awaited show by these ground breaking graffiti & street artists, on March 7th at Pace Prints on 521 West 26th Street in NYC, with an opening reception held on Thursday March 6th. Brothers Raoul and Davide Perre worked on this show for around seven months at Watanabe Press […]
More stories from the week that ended March 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Justin Adian & Tristano Di Robilant exhibition opens March 11 at The National Exemplar. Galleries at 77 Geary St. in San Francisco forced to close due to tech boom’s rising rents. Photography associations join together to submit a friend of the court brief to support Patrick Cariou. Wright Museum in Detroit is threatened by city’s fiscal woes. Protest organized at Guggenheim NY to raise awareness over working conditions on […]
Another collaboration that grabbed our attention during this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii was a long joint mural from Andrew Schoultz and Hannah Stouffer. The waves and kinetic imagery from Schoultz provided a nice contrast to the softer forest renderings and volcanic eruptions of Stouffer, providing an interesting continous landscape for the people who pass by in the industrial district of Kaka’ako. Take a look at some closer shots as well as in-progress pics below… Photos credit: saL. Discuss POW WOW here. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.