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Art Focus: Fabio Magalhaes

This week’s Art Focus sees us taking a look at the unsettling work of Fabio Magalhaes. The young artist hails from Brazil, where he is based in the city of Salvador, also where he studied at the Federal University of Bahia. Working primarily in oils, Magalhaes paints as though he was a serial killer, with images of torture and body parts, and certainly it would be concerning if he used true photo references. So, we will just assume it comes from his imagination, studying anatomy textbooks, or […]
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Mike Giant x Major Lazer / Pharrell – “Aerosol Can” Music Video

Mazer Lazer recently unveiled their latest music video Aerosol Can featuring Pharrell and the artistic stylings of Mike Giant. In the footage, you can see the heavily tattooed (last covered by us in 2012) Bay Area artist showing off his calligraphy skills as he writes out the song lyrics, augmented by graphics. Look for more from Giant coming up in July in a showing at Denver’s Black Book Gallery. Discuss Mike Giant here.
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Overtime: April 14 – April 20

More stories from the week that ended April 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Nowness video of Julian Schnabel creating and speaking about his work. CRIF calls for cancellation of auction of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering’s personal effects. Sale is subsequently dropped from plans. Doreta Peppas finding it impossible to sell her Nazi-looted Van Gogh paintings. Despite protests from architects & preservationists, demolition to proceed at American Folk Art Museum. Banksy fans on the prowl for the location of his new work. It […]
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Studio Visits: Beau Stanton – “Cartography of the Machine” @ Corey Helford

In anticipation of Beau Stanton’s (featured) solo exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery, we bring you look into his Redhook studios for a preview of the upcoming works. Entitled Cartography of the Machine, this show continues his journey of melding old world craftsmanship with his knowledge of architecture, letterpress graphics and antique curiosities. His attention to detail and use of colors brings to life compositions that touch on the 19th century and the intense acidic colors of the 60s & 70s. In this preview, we’re excited to […]
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Upcoming: “Steer Ahead” @ Soze Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles at the Soze Gallery, a group show entitled Steer Ahead will open to benefit CAMP2E. Each artist, including Dave Kinsey, Victor Castillo, Cyrcle, Devngosha, Brittany Segal, Dan Quintana (seen above), Bon Nielsen, Gregory Siff, Aaron De La Cruz, Paige Smith, Kristin Bauer, RETNA, Sarah Sandin, Aaron De la Cruz, Bone Thrower, Cole Sternberg, and Fidia Falaschetti will contribute custom painted real steer skulls. The non-profit the exhibition is funding is an art camp in Downtown LA that helps empower inner city […]
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Streets: Public Festival (Perth, Australia)

From 5 – 13 April 2014, Perth in Australia hosted Public, “a celebration of urban art and creativity” whose goal is to “bring to Perth and the Pilbara urban, visual, and digital artists from around the world.” During this event, around 45 artists from Australia and around the world, created around 30 large-scale urban artworks, transforming walls and laneways with street art, projections, installations, and public events. The list of names involved in this massive project is impressive – Remed, Kyle-Hughes Odgers, Maya Hayuk, 2501, […]
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Showing: Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, Isaac T. Lin – “Department of Neighborhood Services” @ Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia recently opened a group show titled Department of Neighborhood Services on the 11th of April. Showing new works by Isaac Lin, Dan Murphy and Barry McGee, the exhibition is yet another collaboration of artists who worked together on different projects for over a decade. Aside from publishing and creating DFW zines, with their artworks, photographs, etc, these three artist have already showed their work together previously. If there is one thing that is in common among these artist, it is their love for graffiti culture in […]
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Openings: Doma – “Multiverse” @ Logo Galeria

After taking part in This is Not a Toy show (covered) curated by Pharrell Williams, the Argentine collective Doma recently opened an exhibition at Logo Galeria in Sao Paulo. Titled Multiverse, this is their first solo in Brazil, and a big step forward towards introducing their work to a wider crowd. The entire show is one big installation made up of over “20 works of a diverse range of media and formats, such as installations, drawings, print, and objects, which were created especially for the show.” Their works […]
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Contests / Releases: Brian Viveros Prints

Tomorrow morning (April 18th) at 10 am PST, Brian Viveros (featured) will be releasing two prints through Static Medium. The first is seen above and is entitled Devil In All Of Us, a timed edition that will be sold for 48 hours with the run size determined by the number of orders during that period of time. You may remember this image from the Riverside-based painter’s show in Los Angeles last year (covered). For those interested, the cost will be $200 and the size is 16″ x […]
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Streets: Nick Walker (New York)

After traveling to Japan, UK-based artist Nick Walker (interviewed) returned to New York City for a residency that will lead him up to a showing in the Big Apple (more on that soon). To warm up, Mr. Walker worked down in the Lower East Side area of Manhattan and created a complicated mural featuring some of his most iconic imagery. With the process taking place over two days, Walker finished a beautiful montage giving us a glimpse of the wildness going on in the mind of […]
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