Last month, Thinkspace Gallery hosted an exhibition from Fuco Ueda entitled Odd-Eye, her second solo (see 2014) with the Culver City showspace. The beautifully rendered new works from the Japanese artist are mainly created on canvas with a few smaller pieces on paper, all featuring her characteristic lush imagery and palette. Surrounded by reoccurring motifs and symbols of death (such as chrysanthemum flowers & skeletal elements) as well as disquieting creatures, her flushed girls seem to be trapped in some sort of lurid dream world. […]
More stories from the week that ended Jan 1 (click on bolded words for more information): The New York Times catches up with and profiles Raymond Pettibon. RIP: Kenneth Snelson, who passed away at the age of 89 due to prostate cancer. Michel Draguet, director of Royal MFA of Belgium, accuses Elke Sleurs and René Delcourt of harassment. David Chipperfield’s renovation plan for Haus der Kunst to its original Nazi-era state provokes outrage. Yoshitomo Nara sued by cosmetics company W.Lab over authorship of design artwork. Tanja Grunert loses lawsuit […]
Working with his muse, Jossie Ochoa, RETNA (featured) recently completed another project with the Guatemalan American model. With video and photography provided by The Golden Kingdom, the graffiti writer utilized his urban script for a body painting session. This was not their first collaboration as she was featured on RETNA’s billboards in West Hollywood, San Vicente and Sunset back in 2014 if you remember. Take a look at more photos and short video below… Discuss RETNA here.
For this year’s Sydney Festival, Cofounders Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham from Snarkitechture will be bringing their The Beach installation (see last year) back at the The Cutaway at Bangaroo Reserve. The 60m x 23m ball pit may be the world’s largest and will feature 1.1 million balls this time, an ocean of monochromatic fun for visitors to dive into. Head over here for more information. Photo credit: Noah Kalina. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
Next month, Invader takes over Le Musée en Herbe in Paris for an exhibition entitled Hello, My Game Is… Over 100 new works will be on show, forming part of the museum’s ongoing program to bring art to all generations with a particular emphasis on the young. The title refers to the name stickers, which are popular with graffiti artists and support-group coordinators alike. The twist on the name emphasizes the playfulness of the work and the exhibition’s aim to actively encourage people to interact with the […]
After hosting couple of successful fundraising auctions, solidarty.org is back with another fund raising effort. On the 28th of December, they will be having a charity sale of previously unsold work along with newly donated pieces by world renowned urban and contemporary artists. The project was started in November 2015 with an idea to provide artists a platform through which they could sell their work for charity donations. With collectors making payments directly to the AreYouSyrious organization, 100% of the proceeds were put into helping […]
More stories from the week that ended Dec 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Second Avenue Subway art installation includes works by Chuck Close (above), Sarah Sze, and others. RIP: Jean-Paul Barbier-Mueller, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Rachel Owen, who passed away at the age of 48. RIP: Tim Pitsiulak, who passed away at the age of 49. RIP: Doug Ross, who passed away at the age of 55. Russian ambassador to Turkey killed at opening of Russia Through Turks’ Eyes […]
Thomas Canto recently introduced his latest big project, the Illusory Perspectives installation at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. This large installation continues his series of futuristic aesthetics-oriented works which combine urban and geometrical elements in an eclectic abstract form. Mixing painted patterns with actual objects and a grid of both lines and threads installed in the space, the French artist creates a multidimensional work that plays with observers’ perspectives. Taking city and urban landscapes as an endless inspiration, his work plays with light and its effects on surroundings. In this manner, […]
On January 7th, Spoke Art’s New York location will be hosting the 6th Annual Supersonic Invitational, curated by Zach Tutor. As with previous shows, he will be drawing on the list of artists who have been featured on his website in the past. Participating artists for this year’s event includes Rebecca Mason Adams, Brett Amory, Tom Bagshaw, Kelsey Beckett, Syd Bee, Lauren Brevner, Peter Chan, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Haunted Euth, Alex Garant, Andrew Hem, Michael Howard, Allan Innman, Sarah Joncas, Erik Jones, Steve Kim, Kit King, So Youn […]
Showing through the rest of the month at Gordon Galleries’ new space (6 Hapelech St), their third space in South Tel Aviv, is a solo exhibition from Faile (featured). Entitled Strong Currents, the new pieces sees the Patricks turn their attention to the hidden agendas and issues that underlay much of our social-political system. Creating through multiple mediums including printmaking, stenciling, and painting (this time with more focus on underpainting) the Brooklyn-based duo successfully introduced a fresh look at their iconic imagery for their first show in Israeli […]