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Recap: Edwin Ushiro – “The Study of Life as Things” @ Giant Robot 2

We stopped Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles earlier this week to see the solo from Edwin Ushiro (interviewed) who had a wonderful series of drawings on display made from ballpoint pen, markers, pens, color pencils and graphite. Perhaps it’s the translucent paper used for these new pieces, but the translucent and ethereal look draws the viewer in for a second look to try and decipher how the Los Angeles-based artist achieves the effect. This transparency and glowing look would have been familiar to fans of his larger paintings, a […]
(Photo by ©Azim Lake2015)

Upcoming: Revok – “Revok” @ Ruttkowski;68

On August 14th, Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany will be welcoming back Jason William aka REVOK for another solo. The eponymously named exhibition continues the line of work seen in his Los Angeles show earlier this year (covered), and will follow the graffiti artist as he “goes beyond the self to examine perceptions of consciousness and unconsciousness.” This continues to be expressed in the form of increasingly complex assemblages formed from precisely cut pieces of wood that draw their influences from op-art, traditional folk pattern, and optical illusion elements. Discuss Revok […]

Showing: Axel Void – “Sehnsucht” @ BC Gallery

Currently at BC Gallery in Berlin, Axel Void has a series of provocative works on display entitled Sehnsucht. The solo show from the Miami-based artist consists mainly of small and large paintings featuring portraits of people with plastic wrapped around their heads as well as some videos (sample here). The idea of the exhibition is to explore the idea of mundanity and the pursuit of purpose in our life, also referenced by the title of the show which comes from the German noun translated as longing, yearning, or craving or in a wider sense […]
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Streets / Recap: Public Art Horsens (Denmark)

Recently, the Danish city of Horsens was blessed with some new public art from C215, Andrea Wan, Ilse Weisfelt & Joren Joshua (seen above), Chifumi and Scott Cooper. The international cast of artists was brought together by ArtRebels for Public Art Horsens, which provided an opportunity for some of the artists who have not painted in such a large format before. Take a look at some photos of the process as well as completed pieces below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven.

Studio Visits: Yoskay Yamamoto

Earlier this week, AM stopped by the studio of Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) to see what he has been up to and what he has planned for the future. Along with picking up some of the whimsical Pothead plant holders he is producing through Sunny Side Up Studio, we also enjoyed seeing some of the new paintings he has been working on – many sunsets and polka dots in a beautiful new color palette. Those in Los Angeles can see these pieces at the upcoming Giant Robot Biennale at the Japanese […]

Hayao Miyazaki Un-retires

Fans around the world were delighted to hear last month that Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki will be working on a ten minute short that will screen exclusively at the Studio Ghibli museum in Japan. His son Goro Miyazaki revealed that his father is bored maintaining the museum and wants to keep busy working on a new three year project that will feature a 3D animation about a caterpillar named Boro. Hopefully this means the man known for producing the highest quality traditional hand-drawn animation will […]

Showing: Os Gemeos – “Parallel Connection” @ Times Square (New York)

After tipping you off a few days ago about Os Gemeos’ three minutes of fame at New York’s Times Square, we now have some photos and video to share of their animation that runs from 11:57pm to midnight each night in August. The two brothers entitled the short clip Parallel Connection which features their signature yellow characters interacting with the screens and staring down at the mass of people at the busy intersection. This latest effort from the duo is part of the Midnight Moment presented by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and […]

Upcoming: Cleon Peterson – “Poison” @ Library Street Collective

Provocative painter Cleon Peterson has worked with the Library Street Collective before like during last year’s Art Basel Week in Miami (covered). Their new collaborative effort, a show entitled Poison, will be opening on August 29 at the LSC gallery space in Detroit and will no doubt feature more powerful and barbaric imagery from the former assistant to Shepard Fairey, drawing from his experiences and dark past. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.

Previews: “infra:REAL – The Art of Imaginative Realism” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tonight at both locations of the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, infra:REAL – The Art of Imaginative Realism featuring the work of 37 artists will open. Curated by Patrick Wilshire, artists Allen Williams, Anthony Palumbo, Billy Norrby, Bob Eggleton, Boris Vallejo, Brad Kunkle, Brom, David Palumbo, Donato Giancola, Dorian Vallejo, Eric Velhagen, Greg Hildebrandt, Ian Miller, Jeffrey Watts, Jeremy Mann, Jim Burns, Jim Pavelec, John Harris, John Jude Palencar, Julie Bell, Justin Sweet, Kirk Reinert, Laurie Lee Brom, Marc Fishman, Matthew Stewart, Michael C. Hayes, Michael Whelan, Patrick Jones, […]

Previews: Rose Eken – “Tableau” @ V1 gallery

On August 14th, V1 gallery in Copenhagen will be opening Tableau, new large-scale ceramic installation by Rose Eken. Graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2003, Eken received critical praise for her recent solo exhibition at The Hole in New York, and her first work from the Tableau series was acquired by ARoS museum of art in the summer of 2015. This elaborate exhibition is the result of an extensive research and correspondence with the artist and her contemporary artists friends around the world. Through […]