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Streets: Pejac (Croatia)

After a series of interventions in London back in June (covered), Pejac just revealed his latest public works produced during his residency with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia. The Barcelona-based artist recently spent two weeks in the city on the Adriatic coast where he created three new and peculiar works. Camouflage (Tribute to René Magritte) is arguably Pejac’s most demanding and complex work to date. Created on the large windows of an abandoned power plant in a former paper factory, the poetic piece depicts a boy […]

Streets: SEPE // District Walls (Washington D.C.)

Earlier this month, the District Walls project in Washington D.C. (curated by Art Whino) saw a sweet addition from SEPE entitled Another Brick In The Wall. When considering that the mural is being painted in the US capital and the image showing a clown being crowned, the piece was perfectly timed for the current election cycle. The Polish artist, whose real name is Michał Wręga adds – “In general work refers to the ruthless world of politics and grotesque race for power. I thought it will perfectly fit […]

Openings: Sandra Chevrier – “The Cages; and the Reading Rooms of their Lives”

Last weekend, Thinkspace in Los Angeles opened a solo show from Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) entitled The Cages; and the Reading Rooms of their Lives. The new body of work featured the Canadian artist’s signature portraits of women with painted and collaged comic book facial overlays with some of the pieces featuring a physically removable “mask” of superheroes. When these covers are lifted, the emotions and fragility of the human underneath are revealed. Chevrier further explains – “In the greater body of my work, the images used within the ‘cages’ series range from […]

Overtime: Oct 17 – Oct 23

More stories from the week that ended Oct 23 (click on bolded words for more information): FIAC expands into the Petit Palais with performance section and sculpture park. Artinfo has a preview of the fair. Artnet’s choices for the top booths at the fair. Artnet has a FIAC sales report and The Art Newspaper also has one. [Image above: Joe Bradley at Petit Palais] RIP: Kengiro Azuma, who passed away at the age of 90. Andrew J. Hall may have bought a number of Leon Golub fakes […]

Releases: Rostarr x Nike Running Collection

Nike recently released their collaboration with Romon Kimin Yang (Rostarr) featuring his calligraphy-inspired imagery on a selection of running footwear and apparel. While working with the company on the design of the collection, the New York-based artist was inspired by run crew culture and marathons leading him to embed abstract runners into his pattern of brushstrokes. He further explains – “This project is about isolating the energy that happens when you run with a big group of people. I tried to capture the rhythm and feeling of movement created when […]

Upcoming: Natalia Fabia – “Rainbeau Samsara” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On November 5th, Natalia Fabia (interviewed) will be opening a new show at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, her first solo in four years. Entitled Rainbeau Samsara, the spelling seemingly a reference partially to her daughter, much of the new work we have seen brings her fashionable subjects into the natural world and “explores sequential cycles of life, known in Sanskrit as Samsara.” The locally-based painter often stages photoshoots of her friends which she uses for reference, sprinkling in some sparkles, shiny things, candy colored landscapes, unicorns, a burlesque style and other favorite […]

Openings: Christian Hook @ Clarendon Fine Art (Mayfair)

Christian Hook, 2014 winner  of the British broadcast competition Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, just unveiled his new collection of paintings and exclusive editions, as well as the release of his new hardback book La Busqueda at Clarendon Fine Art in Mayfair, London. The exhibition features his infamous portraits from the Sky Art Series with actress Sue Johnston, singer Mick Hecknall from Simply Red and professional footballer Fabrice Muamba.  The paintings of Christian Hook are rooted in tradition yet brim with freshness and vitality. The past […]

Showing: Mark Jenkins – “Knock Knock” @ Ruttkowski;68

Mark Jenkins’ solo show Knock Knock is currently on view at Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany. His third exhibition with the gallery includes around 15 new sculptural pieces in the style that he has been creating for the past 13 years. The title of the show comes from artist’s ability to metaphorically knock the viewer’s mind calling norms into question and rethinking the reality. Though primarily creating for public spaces, where his works come to life during interactions with passersby, the American artist has also been successfully showing work indoors for […]

Streets: Leon Keer // ONO’U (Tahiti)

Earlier his month, Leon Keer contributed another one of his signature anamorphic street paintings to the ONO’U street art festival in Tahiti. Painted at the lookout of the Gare Maritime Ferry Terminal in Papeete, the piece features a parade of robots ready to explore the beautiful island after exiting their cruise ship. As you can see, his three-dimensional skills are quite impressive, creating an optical illusion that the island residents would not soon forget. Photo credit: Selina Miles, Marc Emmanuel Louvat, and the artist. Discuss Leon Keer here.

Releases: Mark Drew – “Deez Nuts” Prints

One of Australian artist and graphic designer Mark Drew’s most popular series of works are his genius mashups of the Peanuts comics and 90s rap. These paintings collectively entitled Deez Nuts were originally covered by us in 2013 when he had a showing at his China Heights Gallery in Sydney. For those who missed it, some of these images featuring some classic hip hop phrases and Schulz’ iconic characters are available as prints here. Discuss Mark Drew here.