After quick stop to Amsterdam to create their contribution for an upcoming street art museum, SNIK traveled up to Manchester to paint their mural for the Cities of Hope project. Battling the unforgivingly cold rain and snow, the art duo successfully completed Serenity, the first piece from their Tributes to Hope series. Designed as a tribute to the suffragettes movement, the mural was painted on a three story building around the corner from Stevenson Square, where over 100 years ago these brave women once gathered defiant. Suffragettes were members of […]
Ahead of his upcoming show, Nightcrawlers and Lightseekers, opening at Galerie Openspace in Paris on the 3rd of February, stencil genius Logan Hicks was interviewed by NY based curator, writer and author Lori Zimmer hitting topics like his past 20 years as an artist and the background for his new exhibition. Lori Zimmer (LZ): You’re known for pushing the simple technique of stenciling to incredible, photorealistic lengths. Can you explain how you achieve such incredible detail with stencil and spray paint? Logan Hicks (LH): I guess that for me, I […]
Amid the planning for the annual Nuart festival in Stavanger and the upcoming second edition of Nuart Aberdeen, the team behind these two major public art events just finished their first project for 2018. Continuing the collaboration they started with Ian Strange back in September (covered), they’ve entered the new year with two new art billboards by the Australian artist installed in Stavanger East. Self-funded and erected in silence, these billboards are a permanent new public art platform in Stavanger. Following Strange’s ongoing body of […]
With Christmas soon approaching, now would be a good time to tell you about a project from Dabs Myla that opened recently in Los Angeles. With the support of LeBasse Projects, the Australian duo created a series of installations at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Covering three blocks of the popular shopping & dining thoroughfare with holiday themed imagery, the two artists were able to give visitors perfect photo opportunities to remember this festive season. Discuss Dabs Myla here.
Finok was recently invited to take part in the fourth edition of Festival Concreto that took place in Fortaleza, Brazil. Working along with 20 international and 20 other artists from all around Brazil, the Sao Paulo-based artist created a simple intervention on one of the local houses. Constantly inspired by local traditions and the mixture of various cultures in his homeland, Finok created a piece that is directly influenced by local celebrations of São João. Taking his signature green character as the base, he wrapped […]
More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Something new from Banksy on the separation wall in Bethlehem. One of the New Orleans Banksy pieces restored. A new print from Mobstr. Jack Pierson designs bags for Dior. A studio visit with Henry Taylor. A chat with Tomoo Gokita. Sam Falls opening a show at the Hammer Museum soon. Mark Bradford to create a “waterfall” work for the Baltimore Museum of Art. James Jean’s work with Prada in […]
Recently in Agropoli, Italy, Peeta completed a mind bending new mural for the a.DNA project that is a prime example of his style. Spanning four walls at the Liceo Statale A.Gatto public school, the piece from the Venice-based artist features lettering from his graffiti background as well as an anamorphic technique that deceives the eye. Take a look at more detailed and in-progress shots below… Photos via the a.DNA project, the artist, and Cilento Channel.
At the end of September, the people behind POW! WOW! Hawaii held their event celebrating culture, music and art in a new country – South Korea. Hitting seven locations in Seoul (Sangdo-dong, Yeonnam-dong, Mullae-dong, Hongdae, Sookmyung Womens’ University, Hapjeong, Janghanpyeong) in eight days, five local artists Jay Flow, Royyal Dog, Xeva, Sixcoin, Yoon Hyup and five overseas artists, Andrew Hem, Cryptik, Jasper Wong, Tristan Eaton, and Persue gave the public a chance to see their live mural painting. Check out a photo recap (including the collaboration between […]
More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Opening of Dubai Frame pushed back to January 2018. 11 takeaways from the $2.3 billion worth of art sold in NY last week. Guantanamo prisoners don’t own their own art. Adidas settles lawsuit for launching “Art Basel” shoe without authorization. Monet’s glasses sell for $51,000 in Asia. Jake Gyllenhaal set to take role as art critic in new movie. Using AI to identify good investments in art. The next novel […]
Several weeks ago we got to visit the studio of Sainer, one of two members of the infamous Etam Cru from Poland. We wanted to check out the groundbreaking new body of work for his upcoming Paris show opening on the 2nd of December at Openspace Gallery, as well as to hear what else the street art duo is up to these days. Some two months after his partner Bezt had a solo show in NYC (covered), Sainer will be opening what is shaping up to be his […]
Recently in Beirut, Lebanon, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada (featured) completed a mural entitled Connection with support from BAD (Built by Associative Data). The wall now (commissioned by Beirut Digital District) features a young boy exploring an electric circuit board, touching on the need for innovation and education in building a better future for the country. Taking a full ten days for the Cuban-American artist to complete, the piece deftly navigates various architectural elements to spread across the structure. Discuss Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada here.
More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sells for record $450 million, most expensive painting of all time. Timeline of how the painting went from £45 to $450 Million in 59 Years. Some psychoanalysis. Perhaps some marketing helped the cause. Some reactions on social media as well as some who find the sale tasteless & distasteful. James Turrell building an observatory in Roden Crater. A review of Shepard Fairey’s new exhibition. JR’s Inside […]