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Showing: “Character” @ V1 gallery

Copenhagen’s V1 gallery is currently showing a large group show titled Character. Celebrating the use of character in practice and work, the exhibition includes some fantastic works from a vast array artists that the gallery has been working with over the years. The idea behind the show is to showcase artists with a strong visual identity. From emerging ones to well known and established names, the exhibition includes artists that use distinctive characters or characteristic elements frequently in their works. Included are Kaws‘ remix of classic Peanuts […]
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Upcoming: “Non Non Violence” @ Guerrero Gallery

Tonight in San Francisco, Guerrero Gallery will be opening a group show in their new space entitled Non Non Violence. The exhibition is “response to how it feels to persist amidst an increasingly volatile and oppressive climate of hatred and mistrust–some of us persisting at much greater risk due to pigmentation, bodily inscription, economic standing, or otherwise.” You can read more about it here. Participants include: Andrew Schoultz (seen above), Bayete Ross Smith, Cate White, Cheryl Pope, Diedrick Brackens, Kenneth P. Green Sr., Libby Black, […]
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Streets: AEC (Interesni Kazki) // Bloop Festival (Ibiza)

Earlier this month, AEC from Interesni Kazki (interviewed) traveled to Ibiza for the latest Bloop Festival. The mural was painted as part of the OpenAir.Gallery project, the festival’s long term plan to convert the island into a true gallery under the skies, open all year round. Entitled The Revolution, and located Sant Antoni de Portmany, the piece features his signature surrealistic and symbolic style. Discuss Interesni Kazki here.
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Inside the Home of Mark Ryden & Marion Peck

For those curious what the home of someone with the imagination of Mark Ryden looks like, Curbed LA recently paid a visit to the house in Eagle Rock that he shares with his wife and artist Marion Peck. In situations like this, sometimes the artist’s home is completely normal like anyone else’s home, but sometimes, the home is just as fantastic as fans of the artist’s work may have expected. We now know that Ryden falls into the second category with his art and sculptural […]
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Releases: Rustam QBic – “After School” Print

A few months after completing a mural with this same image in Bodo, Norway, Rustam Qbic recently announced a new hand finished print release through Unframed Editions. After School screen prints will be released on Tuesday, August 23rd at 6pm London time (1pm New-York) in two editions. Inspired by the unique nature in the region, as well as the quaint life of the remote Norway city, Russian artist created a playful image depicting a young boy spray painting the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) above his town. The […]
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Upcoming: Yoskay Yamamoto – “In Between The Dreams” @ Giant Robot 2

Following up on a solo there in 2014 (covered), Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) will be opening a showing at Giant Robot 2 this Saturday, August 20th. Entitled In Between The Dreams, the exhibition looks to feature more of the locally-based artist’s recent work including sculptural pieces his iconic faces, as well his sunset inspired paintings and drawings. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Openings: “Juxtapoz x Superflat” @ Pivot Art

Earlier this month, the Juxtapoz x Superflat group show opened at Pivot Art, giving art enthusiasts in Seattle a chance to see work from a stellar roster of artists. Showing at the same time as the Seattle Art Fair, the exhibition was co-curated by the arts & culture magazine and Takashi Murakami. Participants included Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, Kazunori Hamana, James Jean, JH Kagaku, Friedrich Kunath, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Otani Workshop, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Katsuya Terada, a selection from Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, He Xiang Yu, Zoer & Velvet, Trenton Doyle […]
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Streets: JR (Rio de Janeiro) – Part II

After sharing a first look at the public art created in Rio de Janeiro by JR (interviewed) for the Olympics, we now have photos from the rest of the project. Like the first piece featuring a Sudanese athlete high jumping over a building, the other two installations also feature athletes that didn’t make it to this year’s Olympics – French triathlete Léonie Periault swimming and a Brazilian diver. He chose to photograph young athletes who may one day make it, people who are still “working hard for the passion of sport.” […]
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Releases: Rob Pruitt x J.Crew Shirts

Art enthusiasts who have attended any notable recent art fairs will no doubt have seen Rob Pruitt’s iconic color gradient face paintings. The Brooklyn-based artist recently teamed up with J.Crew on a new rash guard collection (part of sales will benefit The Skin Cancer Foundation) as part of their Garments For Good series of clothing. He had this to say about the project – “Seeing my art on a rash guard is like seeing my art on a human body as opposed to a canvas. I like how […]
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James Jean x TBWA\Paris – AIDES Campaign

After working with Apple to promote their new Pencil stylus, James Jean (interviewed) decided to harness the new technology for his latest project. The second Saturday of August of every year is International Swingers Day (common knowledge of course) – so to mark the occasion, Jean was commissioned by TBWA\Paris to create a special image for AIDES, the leading HIV/AIDS organization in France. He decided due to limited space and time constraints to execute the piece while on the road in the Japan on his iPad. Discuss James Jean here.
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