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Basel Week Miami ’13: The Still House Group – “Straight II DVD”

One of the booths we were excited to see at the NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) art fair during Art Basel Week was by New York Collective The Still House Group. Interestingly enough when we arrived, all we found was a cryptic Xerox copy machine asking us to press the button. Upon following the directive, we received a photocopy of directions to the middle of South Beach where the group was holding a substantial group exhibition entitled Straight II DVD. This very stimulating showcase brought together a selection […]
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Upcoming: D*Face Show & Book Release @ Stephen Webster (Beverly Hills)

On February 5th (5-8pm), Stephen Webster’s Beverly Hills flagship boutique and gallery will be hosting a new show from D*Face (interviewed) as well as a book signing. For the US launch of The Art of D*Face: One Man and His Dog, the UK-based street artist will be releasing the standard edition of the monograph as well as a limited edition box set (edition of 50) which will include a six color screen print. The internationally acclaimed British jewelry designer Webster has also designed a limited edition dog tag pendant (more on […]
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Openings: Bill McRight – “Willing To Lose” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Last week, Bill McRight (interviewed) opened up a show alongside Alex Lukas (interviewed) and his post-apocalyptal imagery at the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland. Entitled Willing To Lose, the new body of work from McRight consisted of his signature home-made shanks and other weaponry as well as some skull-based engraved mirrors. These works were displayed along with some urban installation elements that complemented the pieces nicely. Take a look at more photos below… Photos courtesy of the gallery. Discuss this show here. Discuss Bill McRight here.
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Studio Visit: Katrin Fridriks

We stopped by Katrin Fridriks workshop/studio in Paris during holidays, and got a chance to see her recent works as they were getting packed for their trip to fairs worldwide. We also got to talk with her about her plans for 2014, and the way all the successful shows, fairs and auction results are affecting her work and life. Being one of the few female artist out there that reached the level she is at, we were interested to find out more about her and her […]
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Streets: Ernest Zacharevic (Malaysia) – Part I

Currently, street muralist Ernest Zacharevic is in Malaysia prepping for his show, Art Is Rubbish Is Art, opening later this week (January 17th) at the Hin Company Bus Depot, a now disused building along Brick Kiln Road, in George Town, Penang. Along with original works, he has of course has been hard at work painting walls inside and around the complex in his whimsical style that often incorporates three dimensional elements. Take a look at these initial progress shots and stay locked to AM as we will be bringing you […]
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Openings: Saber – “The Ugly American” @ The Outsiders (London)

After Newcastle, LA-based graffiti artist SABER (interviewed) launched the second installment of his first European solo show The Ugly American at The Outsiders in London. Suffering from epilepsy and being denied healthcare, the politically engaged artist decided to voice some issues and battles for universal care by attacking and transforming iconic images of US and Union Jack flags, using found packing crates. Saber’s abstract paintings, made with layered collages and painted paper, combine harmoniously to form a delicate texture with his strong and powerful sharp signature lines. The show runs until mid February. […]
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Showing: Johnson Tang – “Living Clay” @ Yingge Ceramics Museum

Currently on view through January 19th in Taiwan is an exhibition featuring the surreal sculptures of Johnson Tsang. Entitled Living Clay, the exhibition sees the Hong Kong-based ceramic artist present a full repertoire of works at the Yingge Ceramics Museum including his whimsical takes on functional objects with characters in fluid play with the forms. Along with these fun pieces, Tsang also tackles social political issues like war, violence, and the influence of media in our children. Take a look at more photos below… Via Colassal.
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Openings: Alex Lukas – “Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Last week, Alex Lukas opened his solo show in Portland at the Breeze Block Gallery entitled Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete. To see the Chicago-based artist’s work in person is to see someone take printmaking to the next level in terms of incorporating the practice into art making. To learn more, take time to read an interview we conducted with Lukas leading up to the show. Then, check out the post-apocalyptic imagery created for this new show in the photos below featuring submerged cities, urban landscapes ablaze, and abandoned structures […]
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Videos: David Cata Sews Portraits Into His Hand

David Cata is a multidisciplinary artist from Spain who recently created a series of works where he sewed portraits of people who have left a mark on his life into the palm of his hand. Overexposed Emotions is kind of an autobiographical diary featuring faces of family, friends, partners, teachers, and others interwoven into his body just like their lives have been interwoven his own. The process mimics interactions and possibilities in real life when dealing with others including “union, separation, pain and love.” Take a […]
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Studio Visit: Ludo

French artist Ludo (interviewed) welcomed us in his Paris workspace just before Christmas in the middle of working on his big solo show in NYC with Jonathan LeVine gallery. Only few days after his studio was also visited by the actor Christopher Lambert who showed big interest in his work, we talked with Ludo about his upcoming show, his career and his plans. Coming from a graphic design background, he always liked the idea of illegally placing his work in public, so he started creating street work […]