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Previews: BLO – ‘Dreams have no title’ @ Swinton & Grant

After recently showing at the 5th Year Anniversary of Graffuturism (covered here), the French-born and Berlin-based artist BLO from Da Mental Vaporz crew is having a solo exhibition at Swinton & Grant Gallery in Madrid opening this weekend. The show entitled ‘Dreams have no title‘ features a series of canvases and ink drawings on paper. Using spraypaint and acrylic, BLO splices Man Ray’s nudes and epic Renaissance Statues, creating graceful and sacred figures enveloped in bursts of cosmic abstraction, pinned in time like tropical butterflies to […]
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Upcoming: Liu Bolin – “The Distance To The Eyes” @ Magda Danysz

On May 23rd in Shanghai, Magda Danysz will be hosting a new show from Liu Bolin entitled The Distance To The Eyes, his third solo with the gallery. The series of new photographs which includes the Chinese artist painted over and blending into the scenery (as per his usual technique), see him taking a provocative turn with his work by hacking institutional websites where some images have been changed with him hiding in the image. The clever new series is like a performance inside the worldwide web. He further states – “With […]
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Audrey Kawasaki, Andrew Hem, Mari Inukai Murals @ Worcester Museum (Part II)

After sharing some in-progress shots of the murals going up at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts in association with the Samurai! show (co-curated by Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine), we now have a look at the finished walls. Audrey Kawasaki took the high road painting one of her beauties on the second floor balcony of the Lancaster Lobby while Mari Inukai went underneath her, also making a play on the Japanese-themed exhibition with her imagery. To the side, Andrew Hem’s large piece looks down on visitors as they admire his choice of […]
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Previews: Ariel DeAndrea – “Chasing the Current” @ Thinkspace

On Saturday, May 23rd, Thinkspace will be opening a solo show from Ariel DeAndrea entitled Chasing the Current. Her subject matter of choice for her oil paintings are paper cranes floating in bodies of water, referenced from photos she takes herself and derived from her origami skills (you can get a good idea of her process in the video below). This obsession with paper cranes started in early childhood, inspired by hearing that if you folded 1,000 cranes, you could make a wish. Learn more about this […]
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Streets: El Mac – “Ars et Scientia” (Boston)

After recovering from a period of illness, the talented El Mac is taking advantage of his improved health to do what he loves best – spread his imagery via public art. His latest effort entitled Ars et Scientia was recently painted in Boston at Northeastern University on the facade of Meserve Hall, which was built in 1893. By coincidence, the Los Angeles-based artist’s father went to the university and studied Engineering where he met his mother who was going to MassArt. So the mural, which uses El Mac’s wife Kim as […]
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Upcoming: Barry McGee & Todd James “FUD” @ V1 Gallery

On Friday, May 29th, V1 gallery in Copenhagen will open FUD, a joint exhibition by Barry McGee & Todd James. This will be the second time that the legendary American artists will be creating a two man show at the gallery. According to the info we’ve received from the gallery, the show will consists of new works in a variety of mediums, as is expected from these two prolific artists. From paintings on canvas and wood, sculpture, drawing and an array of various elements, the whole exhibition will be organized (or […]
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Showing: “Main Street” @ Musée Mohammed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain – Morocco

From May 15th to December 31st, 2015, the biggest contemporary art museum in Africa, Mohammed VI Museum (MMVI) of modern and contemporary art in Rabat, will be hosting an exhibition entitled Main Street focused on street and urban art. The show aims to allow visitors to discover artists from different continents, all linked by a common passion – their efforts to change the environment, fight corporations and advertising companies, and to leave their mark in the world. The show that was curated by Nicolas Couturieux for PrintThemAll includes […]
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Streets: World Roundup (May 1 – May 20)

It’s been few months without our Streets World Roundup feature, but it seems like the season for street art festival has arrived, so the only way to cover some of it is to do a group report on some of the most important murals worldwide. Tahiti once again hosted the ONO’U festival and this year’s lineup included such names as DALeast, Faith47, Seth Globepainter (who teamed up with local artist HTJ), ROA, Dabs Myla, and Pose. The south hemisphere street art scene was active once again in Dunedin […]
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Previews / Videos: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Where Am I” @ KP Projects // MKG

With the opening of Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (featured) show at KP Projects // MKG in Los Angeles getting even closer, it’s time to take a closer look at his thoughts behind the imagery in this new body of work. Along with a more detailed look at some of the paintings, we also have a video from Birdman where Simkins’ talks through some of his process as well as shows off some of the concept sketches for what we will be seeing in Where Am I. See you there this Saturday night, May […]
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Previews: “Product Displacement” @ CHG Circa

This Saturday, May 23rd, CHG Circa in Culver City will be opening a group show entitled Product Displacement. Participants were asked to consider the “interruption” of the media and arts by the insertion of commercial advertising when creating a piece for the show. Much like the invasion of consumerism into our everyday lives, brands and products have invaded these artist’s works. The roster includes Andrew Brandou, Ben Frost, Brandi Milne, Brian Donnelly, Buff Monster, Bumblebeelovesyou, Mikael Brandup, Carlos Ramos, Eric Joyner, Greg Gossel, Luke Chueh, Michael Mararian, […]
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