On the 22nd of November, The Outsiders in Newcastle opened a solo by Chinese born artist DALeast (interviewed). For this show, the South Africa-based painter created six large canvases, as well as six matching pen on paper studies, a video installation, and an exclusive limited edition etching created at gallery’s print studio. The title of the show, REDOK, is the phonetic English spelling for a Tibetan expression of hope and fear, two emotions that rule lives. Stepping away from his previous practice of painting dynamic movement scenes, DAL instead presented […]
Feinkunst Krueger Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, is opening their 8th edition of the annual Don’t Wake Daddy group show on the 1st of December. Including the works of 24 international artists, this exhibition is one notable events for Lowbrow Art in Germany. The preview night is scheduled for Saturday, the 30th of November 2013 from 8pm, with many of the artists being present. This year’s event will feature contributions from some familiar names who have returned, but as always, some new artists have been added […]
For art lovers in New York, if you missed Yayoi Kusama’s amazing showing last year at the Whitney Museum (covered), you need to get over to David Zwirner. I Who Have Arrived In Heaven spans all three locations of the gallery in Chealsea (519, 525 and 533 West 19th Street) and features 27 new large-scale paintings, a video installation, as well as not one but two of the Japanese artist’s famed mirrored infinity rooms. The first infinity room we spent some time in entitled Souls of Millions of Light Years Away […]
Recently, David Choong Lee completely two massive installations in San Francisco at the Grand Hyatt in Union Square. The stunning piece meal assemblages, one in predominantly white and one in red, are composed in a way often seen from the locally-based artist (see 2012 show). Stop by the lobby and bar of the hotel if you are in the area as fellow members of the Further Collective, Mars-1 & Damon Soule and other artists also have work on display. Photo credit: Sori Kim. Discuss David Choong Lee here.
Last week, Washington DC added another mural to their public space through the efforts of Jasper Wong and Kelly Towles. Painted on the side of an abandoned CIA building for the Art Yards event, the six-story high piece features a surreal image of a dinosaur and bandit playing cat’s cradle, a child’s string-based game. The resulting wall from Wong, who is well versed in the art of public murals as the founder of POW WOW, and Towles, a local artist who curated this DC event […]
PressurePrinting.com recently released a postcard portfolio from Dutch artist and illustrator, Femke Heimstra, just on time for her new website launch. Famous for her recognizable “anthropomorphic animals that roam in a dark, fairytale like world, together with all sorts of characters”, she often paints with acrylics on old surfaces like antique panels or books. It was exactly this kind of work that the studio and the artist wanted to show with this release. This is her 2nd collaboration with Pressure Printing since the successful release of her intaglio […]
As we march towards this year’s Art Basel Week in Miami, we’ll continue highlighting some events you may want to attend if you will be in the area. Next up is an exhibition from Tracey Emin’s entitled Angel Without You at the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the first American museum to add one of the English artist’s work to their permanent collection. Make sure you RSVP for the Vanity Fair party on December 3rd if you are interested in going to the opening reception. Discuss Tracey Emin here.
Aleksei Bordusov aka AEC and Vladimir Manzhos aka Waone, better known as Interesni Kazki, are an artist duo from Kiev, Ukraine. They’ve been taking the street art world by storm in the recent years with their colorful surrealistic large scale murals. Famous for their unusual and imaginative imagery, the wide range of characters, elements and symbols used, bright colors and smooth gradients, their works are now grace walls from India to Mexico, and from Miami to Moscow. After painting around Europe and Russia in the […]
KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly) was recently featured along with James Jebbia (founder of Supreme) in i-D Magazine in their Collector’s Issue. Entitled “boys and their toys: a tale of two titans,” the article on these two men whose brands have the fervent following of a multitude of fans, also includes a photoshoot with Candice Swanepoel, the South African model best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. She can be seen posing with items from both iconic designers as well as with some drawings by KAWS. Discuss KAWS […]
Street muralist and fine artist, Ericailcane, opened his solo museum show at Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogota on the 23rd of November. The Italian painter, whose work ranges from etchings to large scale murals, but also includes animated movies and mixed media work, is known for creating images which almost always “represent virtues, flaws and all the complex universe of the human race.” He produced his first etching at the age of 8, thanks to his artistic father, and that was when his love for […]