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Streets: Surface Project (Copenhagen)

The 5th show on Søren Solkær‘s Surface world tour opened on June 12th at Øksnehallen in central Copenhagen. The exhibition itself features 122 portraits of some of world’s most famous street artists, who were all featured in his recent book Surface (covered). To celebrate this big event, the Danish photographer invited six international and esteemed artists to create large-scale murals in the streets of Copenhagen. Some of them were returning the capital, some visiting for the first time,  and in the week before the opening Copenhagen’s cityscape got ugpraged by six […]
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Previews: “Entre Muros” @ Mya Gallery

We’ve just received these images of participating artists adding the final touches for the works that will be presented at the Entre Muros group show opening on Thursday June 25th at Mya Gallery in London. Curated by author and editor of a number of publications, Maximilano Ruiz, the idea of this exhibition is to presents urban artists from Latin America. Public art has always been one of the weapons used in many social and political events with the local streets becoming canvases. To this end, Latin America […]
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Showing: Kelsey Brookes – “Plants Of The Gods” @ Eric Firestone Gallery

Currently in the Hamptons, at Eric Firestone Gallery, the San Diego-based Kelsey Brookes has a series of works on display that continue his abstract exploration of molecular structures. Moving on from painting colorful artistic interpretations of neurotransmitters (here, here & here), the former biochemist has turned his attention to naturally occurring hallucinogenic botanical compounds – Muscimol, Ergoline, Scopolamine and Ibogaine – Plants Of The Gods. The renderings mirror the psychedelic effect of the subject matter with what interestingly starts out as “precise locations of individual atoms, which then expand and radiate […]
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Previews: Shepard Fairey – “Your Eyes Here” @ CAC Malaga

After leaving a memorable mark in Malaga, Spain in 2013, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be returning to the CAC Malaga for an exhibition opening on June 26th. Your Eyes Here from Shep will be shown alongside a solo with D*Face who painted the two towers with him back when they were in town last. The showing from the man behind OBEY will be a historical overview of works created throughout his 25 year career including paintings, screen prints, stencils, stickers, rubylith illustrations, collages, photographs, sculpture, and works on wood, metal, and canvas. Fairey further states […]
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Streets: Miss Van (Coney Art Walls)

After bringing you a look at the walls Maya Hayuk and Ben Eine painted on for the Coney Art Walls, we now have shots of the piece Miss Van worked on. For this wall, the Toulouse legend painted one of her signature poupées between two horses. Entitled appropriately Gypsy with Stallions, the vibrant colors and imagery familiar to street art fans make this mural a worthy addition to the Deitch curated project. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Miss Van here.
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Releases: Jeremy Geddes – “Ascent” Hoodie

Daylight Curfew has just announced the release of their collaboration with Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) for their DLC Black Label line. Entitled Ascent, the same name as one of the Australian painter’s iconic images (also released as a print), the new hoodie will be limited to 100 pieces and feature their own embroidered edition numbers. For those interested, you can get more info and purchase it here. Tipped off by Evan Pricco / Juxtapoz. Discuss Jeremy Geddes here.
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Upcoming: Masakatsu Sashie – “Blind Box” @ KP Projects // MKG

This Saturday night (June 27th), alongside Jeff Soto’s exhibition in the main space, Masakatsu Sashie will be presenting a set of new paintings collectively entitled Blind Box. Hosted by KP Projects / MKG in Los Angeles, the showing from the Japanese artist will feature his striking “balanced aquariums,” spheres of manmade objects suspended over urban landscapes. He further states – “I try to reconstruct familiar forms, a sense of beauty, everyday life, and landscapes from the past as well as the future. Shaping these compositions with the flow of time […]
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Recap: Art Basel ’15 (Part I)

After sharing photos from the SCOPE and VOLTA fairs we visited during Basel Week Switzerland, we now turn our attention to the main fair. Art Basel’s 46th edition included booths from 284 leading galleries from 33 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, presenting the work of more than 4,000 artists. As the preeminent blue chip art event in the world, dealers presented the best of the best from their roster. Take a look at Part I of our coverage starting with the famous […]
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Previews: “Vitality and Verve” @ Long Beach Museum of Art (Part II)

After sharing some initial photos of artists painting murals for the Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape exhibition opening June 26th at the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA), we now have some more shots for you from over the weekend. Seen are Cryptik continuing to build his wall up with his signature urban calligraphy, Andrew Schoultz working with his recognizable iconography with plans to integrate some sculptural elements, and Jeff Soto remixing his Sotofish installation. Put on in collaboration by Thinkspace Gallery, the people behind POW! WOW!, and LBMA, the show […]
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Releases: Shok-1 – “The Consumer” Shirt

Those who follows Shok-1 and his distinctive work on the streets are no doubt familiar with his x-ray spray technique. One of the London-based artist’s most well received murals comes from last year when he merged his aesthetic with pop culture and painted a Pac-Man as it would look if it had bones. This image was later released successfully as a print and now will be silkscreened on limited edition shirts. This first collector’s run will cost £50.00 and come in an edition of 100. Head over here Thursday […]