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Streets: Nimi (Stavanger)

Only few days before the official beginning of Nuart 2016, the team behind one of the leading street art festivals introduced their brand new Art City program. Sofia and the Mountain by NIMI was recently painted in light of Region Stavanger’s new mandate to further promote art and culture. This is the first artwork to be produced under Nuart’s self-financed initiative Art City program. Aiming to produce work outside of the festival period, it connects with the region’s Smart City programs to develop as an international ‘hub’ and destination for […]

Streets: Nychos // Mural Harbor (Austria)

Recently in Linz, Nychos painted one of his largest and most detailed murals to date for the Mural Harbor project. The Austrian street artist certainly gave his best effort for this piece in his motherland which was entitled Translucent Serpent – two huge snakes, one with its insides exposed. Utilizing a generous amount of Montana Gold “Lime”, Nychos was able to leave a great example of his anatomical style next to the train tracks. Photo credit: Christian Boehm, Christian Fischer, and the artist. Discuss Nychos here.

Previews: “Small Works 2016” @ beinArt Gallery

On September 17th, beinArt Gallery in Brunswick, Australia will be opening their Small Works 2016 group show. As the title of the exhibition suggest, the pieces in the show are meant to be affordable and all measure under 10″ x 10″. Tiffany Bozic liked this format so much (see above and directly below), she may be making some more smaller paintings in the future. Other participants include Ron English, Josh Keyes, Henrik Uldalen, David Stoupakis, Jana Brike, Brian Viveros, Dan Quintana, Marco Mazzoni, Naoto Hattori, Johnson […]

Upcoming: Masakatsu Sashie – “External Effect” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 15th, Masakatsu Sashie will be opening a new solo at Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled External Effect. From the drawings you see on the Japanese artist’s table in the photo above, it looks as though he will be continuing his popular clustered globe works. This exhibition will be a followup to his successful showing at the Chelsea showspace in 2013 (covered). Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.

Upcoming: “Playboys & Girls” @ Slow Culture

Coming up on September 2nd, Slow Culture in Los Angeles will be opening a group show entitled Playboys & Girls. As the name of the exhibition suggests, the gallery has teamed up with the iconic magazine and brand to present new works that embody the Playboy culture. Participants include: Ben Venom, Brook Power, Chloe Kovska, Cleon Peterson, Ed Templeton, Hellen Jo, Sandy Kim, Jay Howell (seen above), Jean Jullien, Johnny Ryan, Mark Whalen, Matt Furie, Matt McCormick, Stacey Rozich, Mel Kadel, Molly Steele, Nate Walton, Nathan Kostechko, […]

Streets: Telmo Miel // UGANGprosjektet (Norway)

Recently in Drammen, Noway, artistic duo Telmo Miel painted a mural entitled Når jeg blir Stor or When I Grow Up for the UGANGprosjektet. Referencing the country’s viking roots, the piece was the second one the two painted on their trip (first one here). Take a look at a few more in-progress photos and detailed shots below… Photo credit: Gabby Dadgostar and the artists. Discuss Telmo Miel here.

Releases: Mark Ryden – “Micro Portfolio 7 – The Gay 90’s Exhibition”

Tomorrow (August 30th) at 8am PST, Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be releasing the 1st printing of his Micro Portfolio 7 – The Gay 90’s Exhibition through Porterhouse. The 24 oversized (9″ x 6″) postcards includes paintings and drawings from The Gay 90’s Olde Tyme Art Show (covered) and The Gay Nineties West (covered). Priced affordably at $24.95, the set will be available here at the appropriate time. Discuss Mark Ryden here.

Upcoming: Tristram Lansdowne – “The Living Room” @ Wil Kucey Gallery

On September 1st, recent RISD MFA graduate Tristram Lansdowne (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Toronto at Wil Kucey Gallery (formerly Le Gallery). Paintings by the Canadian artist for The Living Room were inspired by the modern homes designed by famous architect Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret in their early years. The continued exploration of structures by Lansdowne for this show is accompanied with sound elements – recording of excerpts from texts that were important during the creation of the new body of work. Discuss Tristram […]

Previews: “Suggestivism : Resonance” @ Spoke Art

This Thursday, the first of September, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be hosting the newest iteration of the Suggestivism exhibitions curated by Nathan Spoor. Like previous editions in Orange County (2011) and Rome (2013) and Los Angeles (2014), a impressive roster of artists has been put together for this group show. Participants include: Alex Pardee, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Hurd, Boris Pelcer, Charlie Immer, Dan Christofferson, Dan May, Eric Richardson, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Greg Simkins, Hannah Faith Yata, Heiko Muller, Jana Brike, Jen Lobo, Jenn Simkins, Jeremy Nichols, Jet […]

Upcoming: Ryan Hewett @ Unit London

Only couple of weeks ahead of his long awaited London solo show, Ryan Hewett (featured) and The Unit London shared with us some images of his newest works. Staying true to his abstract portraiture, the South African painter seems to have developed more distinctive and striking visual language since his last solo show with the gallery in April of 2015. Opening towards the end of September, Hewett’s solo show will include a new series of portrait oils created especially for this exhibition. After a great success of the […]