We recently visited the studio of prolific Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo ahead of his upcoming solo exhibition entitled Animal. Curated by Rom Levy, founder of RexRomae, and Charlotte Dutoit of Justkids, the show will be set up at the Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch. It’s Borondo’s most ambitious show to date and the atmosphere in the studio was full of buzz and fun. Prolific is an euphemism when we see the variety of techniques and medium used: wood, mesh, glass, videos and so on… The comprehensive […]
Continuing our Art Focus series of articles, we now turn your attention to the work of Atsuko Goto. Working with a soft and ethereal touch, the Tokyo-born artist’s imagery draws inspiration from the Shinto religion where divinity manifests itself in multiple forms: rocks, trees, rivers, animals, places, and even people. Created with glue, pigments, gum arabic, Lapis-lazuli on cotton, the hazy and dreamlike nature of her work can be partially attributed to her choice of mediums. Via Hi Fructose. Discuss Atsuko Goto here.
Toward the end of last year, artists SatOne, Roid and Wow123 come together to work on a epic wall in Bremen, Germany. Entitled World Made of Plastic, the mural was painted as part of “A Dream – Mural Art Project” in Lüssumer Heide 36, Bremen Nord – blending their styles together nicely. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Axel Stock / Graffuturism. Discuss SatOne here. Discuss Roid here.
For those passing through SoHo in New York, a pretty sweet wall at the James Hotel from Paul Wackers may make it worth your while to stop for a look. Featuring the locally-based artist’s modern take on still life imagery, the wall on the hotel’s Sixth Avenue facade is the first new phase of their #jamespublicart initiative. Wackers further explains – “I wanted to work with the shape of the wall to create a narrative within the piece itself—the same way I would over many pieces within […]
Prolific street artist Invader recently made his way to Africa to spend some time on the Serengeti in Tanzania. While on the Grumeti Game Reserve, the Paris-based tile specialist found it hard to find places (let alone “streets”) to put his signature mosaic pieces, sometimes resorting to taking photos with his work held up. He did find a few choice locations though so far, even doing a quick collabo with Vhils (filmed) who was traveling with him. Keep your eyes on his Instagram for more updates. Discuss Invader […]
Time for some more art-related videos to finish off your weekend with this latest edition of our Rewind feature. Starting things off are a series of videos from our friends at POW! WOW! with the Hawaii edition fast approaching. Up top is a look at a feature with legendary photographer Martha Cooper (interviewed) as she reviews last year’s festival. Down below are two other videos from last year’s POW! WOW! event in Taiwan. Other notable videos: A look at the El Mac + KWEST + STARE mural […]
More stories from the week that ended Jan 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Calvin Marcus at C L E A R I N G is an ArtForum critic’s pick. Death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia disrupts 21, 39 Jeddah Arts opening events and programming. Ryder Ripps receives an anonymous threat. Blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of Tutankhamun glued back on with epoxy, causing damage. Emma Sulkowicz attends State of the Union in push for stronger policies against […]
Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter spent the last few weeks of 2014 travelling and painting around China. Familiar with the country and the culture after visiting several times in the past, the French artist and world explorer was able to leave his mark around different areas of Shanghai. Always trying to connect his work with local culture, symbols and familiar elements, his dreamy characters got a Chinese makeover during this trip. Painted wearing recognizable uniforms and clothing, familiar hairstyles, or surrounded with Chinese text, his emotive works subtly […]
While there are some street artists who are not happy with the fact that their work is being taken from the streets and shared online, Insa has took a completely different approach to this phenomenon. He combined his Photoshop skills and graphic design experience, and came up with an original idea of creating public works designed specifically for viewing online. A few years ago he started creating gif-iti’s, works that are painted and shot in several different layers, which combined result in a smooth animation. After creating these works […]
Ludo (interviewed) recently spent a few days in Amsterdam, leaving his mark around the city and its canals. Pasting mostly skull based pieces, the Paris-based artist left some familiar images as well as introduced few new concepts. As seen in the photos, the works were done around the Jordaan neighborhood of the city, an area already known for great street art. From iconic Faile images, large The London Police murals, to Space Invaders, this old part of the of the capital is now richer which these works by Ludo. […]
Recently in Los Angeles, Meggs teamed up with mobile game company Com2uS to paint an expansive mural promoting new and original content surrounding Summoners War. The new piece covering 2000 square feet of wall in Downtown LA (568 South Sante Fe Ave) features well known characters from the game such as Arch Angel, Dragon, and Angelmon rendered in the Melbourne-based artist’s signature aesthetic. More photos and video below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Meggs here.
Last year, during a visit to San Francisco, AM got to visit the studio of artist Ben Venom. His unconventional approach to art making through traditional quiltmaking and embroidery practices first caught our eye a few years ago. Using heavy metal iconography in the form of cut-up t-shirts, Venom plays both hard and soft together by recontextualizing heavy imagery with soft fabrics in the form of quilts. Working from his home studio in the Upper Haight, Venom greeted us in a HM t-shirt and baseball cap. He fell into […]