For our latest Art Focus feature, we draw your attention to Japanese artist Mika Nitta and her delicate works. The Nara-based illustrator draws a world where her girl characters and their creature friends live together in harmony in dream like, ethereal settings. She currently has a few pieces in an online show at ondo online if you want to check it out. Discuss Mika Nitta here.
Lukasz Berger aka CekasOne was recently invited by Lodz Murals to add his contribution to their impressive collection of public installations and murals around the city. After following after works by such world renowned artists such as Os Gemeos, Aryz, Dal East, Alexis Diaz, Borondo and many more, the Polish artist took a fresh, completely different approach to creating his piece. Instead of choosing from a selection of available walls, Berger had a firm concept and the form of the wall he was looking for. The […]
Fortaleza in Brazil recently hosted the second edition of Festival Concreto, an urban and street art festival. As one of the 70+ international and local artists, Ino created the biggest piece of the event titled Heaven and Hell on Earth. The Greek muralist worked on a 40m high building located in the heart of the city, producing the biggest mural in the whole of Fortaleza. Through his recognizable visual language based on the use of fat caps, he painted an image of a kid sitting on earth and sending […]
Last week, we brought you a look at the collaborative effort (photos here) between Li-Hill and James Bullough in the Wynwood District during Basel Week Miami. Other artists also painted murals for Pangeaseed’s Seawalls series (curated by Urban Nation) including Never Crew, Sepe, and Onur & Wes21 (who combined for the nice wall seen above). Take a look at more pieces below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here.
Special XL edition of Overtime this Sunday, covering more stories from the past two weeks. Click on bolded words for more information: Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing’s Ice Watch piece installed in Paris during UN Climate Summit. RIP: Leslie Waddington, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Victoria Nicodemus, who passed away at the age of 30 after being hit while on a sidewalk by an SUV. RIP: Holly Woodlawn, who passed away at the age of 69 after battling brain and liver cancer […]
Today on the interwebs, Banksy shared his latest series of works created at the migrant encampment in Calais, France. The timely stenciled pieces that appeared in the so called “jungle” refugee camp features commentary on the crisis like the one seen above reminding us that Steve Job’s biological father was a Syrian migrant. The elusive street artist further states – “We’re often led to believe migration is a drain on the country’s resources but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant. Apple is the world’s most profitable […]
Special Art Basel Miami Beach edition of Overtime, covering more stories from the fair week in Miami (click on bolded words for more information): Woman (identified as Siyuan Zhao) follows and proceeds to stab another woman (identified as Shin Seo Young) with an X-Acto knife at Art Basel Miami Beach. Fair organizers respond to the incident. More photographs of the scene are released. Page Six profile of Siyuan Zhao, who thankfully failed in her mission of killing three people. Christian Viveros-Faune thinks that Art Basel Miami Beach is degrading […]
Once again, the Wynwood Arts District became the capital of the street art world during Basel Week Miami. With artists from around the globe painting on every corner of this lively neighborhood and related events happening at local bars, clubs, galleries and parks, one of the main events was surely going down at Wynwood Walls. This year, the outdoor museum of street art ran by Goldman Properties added a nice new selection of fresh works to their existing collection. The main area got fresh new piece […]
As we continue our look at the prolific street activity centered around the Wynwood District during Basel Week Miami, the next mural that caught our eyes is the collaborative effort between Li-Hill (interviewed) and James Bullough. Taking advantage of how well Li-Hill’s kinetic imagery and Bullough’s glitch-like style mesh together, its creation was timed to coincide with the COP21 Paris Climate Conference. Painted for Pangeaseed’s Seawalls series of walls and curated by Urban Nation, this piece entitled Radioactive Cascade references some of the dangers that the world’s oceans are facing. More […]
This Thursday night (December 10th), the Paul Kasmin Gallery (293 Tenth Avenue location) will be hosting the opening of Mark Ryden’s first solo in New York since 2010 (covered). Entitled Dodecahedron, the new body of work will include the Los Angeles-based artist’s first-ever bronze sculpture, eight new paintings, drawings, color studies, and a new porcelain edition. We recently had the opportunity to talk to him about the the upcoming exhibition as well as a few other things such as the Pop Surrealist Ball he hosted with his wife, his creative process, some […]
While our coverage of Basel Week Miami has so far focused on the fairs, shows, and satellite events, there is another aspect of our time there that we haven’t started sharing with you yet – art on the streets. First up is a new piece from the locally-based Smog One painted in the Wynwood District (328 NW 29th St.) Put up on the side of NAPA Auto Parts, the mural features elements that the writer born and raised in Paris is known for – 3D rendering skills […]
Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic and NYC-based photographer Martha Cooper (interviewed) recently released the info about their collaborative project of six weeks entitled #ReplayNYC on the streets of her hometown. Based on the idea of re-imagining selected pictures from Cooper’s impressive collection of photographs through Zacharevic’s brush, the project includes murals and street art interventions. Though generations apart and coming from different sides from the world, both artists have a strong passion for capturing the charm and magic of a creative moment. For Cooper, that has been photographing graffiti […]