HelloVon, the London artist whose work first caught our eye at the “New Utopia” show at Subliminal Projects, just sent us a time-lapse video of one of his pieces for his upcoming show at Cerasoli Gallery.Â Entitled “Semblance,” his new body of work will no doubt feature and interesting mix of loose and detailed elements in each piece. We’ll have more to follow as the show draws closer but take a look at another image after the jump…
Ericailcane, one of the stars of last year’s event, has returned toÂ FAME Festival (our coverage here). This newly finished mural is very touching and is an interesting continuation of Blu’s statement about the pollution that has devastated Grottaglie in recent years. As directorÂ Angelo Milano informed AM, one of the festival’s primary goals is “to attract attention to some very filthy moves by the town politicians, who have installed a huge (and constantly growing) special wastes dump on our territory. Trash is coming all the way [...]
Merry Karnowsky Gallery has just released an image from Camille Rose Garciaâ€™s upcoming show that we first told you about here.Â This painting which shares the same name as the title of exhibition, “The Hydra of Babylon,” measures an enormous 60″ x 84″ and depicts a Greek hydra (a nine-headed serpent) struggling underwater with an eagle.Â This painting is definitely representative of the imagery for this show described as “animal symbolism borrowed from Greek mythology and inspired by intricate islamic patterning.” The show opens September [...]
Unless you have been living under a rock somewhere, you have probably seen “Muto,” the now famous “graffiti-animation” video by Blu. Not sure if this new mural will be included in the new video the Italian artist is working on with David Ellis at the Fame Festival. Our guess would be no as this piece is meant to be a more permanent political statement on the massive steel factory ILVA in Taranto, and the fallout from all the pollution in the surrounding area. The images [...]
Artist Ana Bagayan recently released two new giclee prints.Â The first one is a special charity fundraiser print entitled ”Prey” (above), with 100% of the profits going towards funding Ana’sÂ Lunch Bunch project (Each copy of ”Prey” is just $25, and the funds raised from each sale will feed 12 people). AnaÂ recently started off making and distributing home-made lunch packs for the homeless of Los Angeles. Lunch Bunch is operated by Ana and her friend Mere alone, all undertaken completely at their own expense. After just [...]
Yesterday, AM had the pleasure of visiting Shawn Barber as he was putting on the final touches of his solo show “Tattooed Portraits: Snapshots” at San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery (teased). Shawn’s still life paintings and overall representation of tattoo culture look even more impressive in person. The show opens tonight, Saturday the 15th, and we for one can’t wait to check it out in it’s entirety. Process and installation pics after the jump.
Guy Denning’s lastest body of work “Celebrity Will East Itself,” currently showing at the Carmichael Gallery, goes beyond the glitz and glam of Hollywood and explores theÂ darker side ofÂ stardom. Working with oils, Denning presents a series of dark and powerful pieces compounded of raw emotion that exposes the uncertainty and insecurities of his ambiguous celebrity subjects. The power ofÂ these pieces is further highlighted by the textures and painterly technique he employs. Detailed photos of the work andÂ pics from the opening after the jump.
The man seems to be everywhere. From SDCC, to attending his own as well as his fellow artists’ shows in LA to NY, to a future engagement with Baby Tattooville in October, Travis Louieâ€™s (interviewed) is certainly one of the most well traveled and hardworking artists in the industry. His latest show, “Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Monster,” will be opening next Friday, August 21st at Roq La Rue.Â We hear the works are going to be a little larger and more ambitious [...]
Better known for his photo realistic outdoor murals, El Mac brought his artwork indoors with the opening of his gallery show “Faces of Life” at Fifty24SF last Thursday. Featured in the show were a series large-scale pieces done with spray paint on burlap, with a majority consisting of portraits of ethereal women. In the rear of the gallery were some sketches done during his recent trip to Spain, as well as a couple of his recent prints. Advanced copies of his new book â€œAlianzaâ€ (which [...]
At 7pm tonight, Thinkspace Gallery plays host for the opening of “ModArt â€“ A Celebration of 20 Issues and All That Lay Ahead,” a group show curated by the team at European basedÂ ModArt Magazine. AM stopped by the gallery for a sneak peek while things were being set up and enjoyed the visual buffet of urban, low-brow and contemporary art that was on hand â€“ a show definitely worth checking out. The roster of artists in the show includes UK urban artist Mr. Jago and [...]