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Streets: Gaia (New York)

Gaia recently sent over some photos of a new mural he installed on the corner of Houston & Elizabeth in New York as part of the rag & bone houston/PROJECT.  Featuring his signature rooster as well as a complex background, the creative process and timelapse of the wall can be seen after the jump…

Rick Genest

As one of the early influences for the Low Brow Movement, AM is certainly no stranger to tattoo culture. We have covered tattoo artists in the past (Scott Campbell and Shawn Barber come to mind) as well as featured tattoos chosen by fans and inspired by their favorite artists. Despite all this, we were still taken aback by the strange beauty of Rick Genest who has turned his entire body into a piece of art. Genest, also known as Zombie Boy, first shot to fame […]

Teaser: Heisuke Kitazawa – “While You Were Away” @ Giant Robot 2

One of the rare digital artists we cover here on AM, Heisuke Kitazawa or PCP will be opening a show at the end of the month at Giant Robot 2. You may remember when we featured his murals in the LA Little Tokyo a couple years back, but for those who aren’t familiar with his work, the Tokyo-based artist is known for his dream-like psychadelic landscapes. Go see While You Were Away starting July 30th with the new body of work described as “about loneliness […]

Phlegm: Squid Boat

Known for his penchant for painting murals of boats and creatures of the sea, for example Whale of a Time and The Harnessing of Giant Squids, Phlegm has taken it to the next level and painted an actual boat. The effect is quite striking when seen half submerged and makes us want to see how the mural on the jet he painted would look in the air. More pics after the jump…

Teaser: “La Luz de Jesus 25″

Twenty-five years is a long time.  But, that is precisely how long La Luz de Jesus has been in business. Established in 1986 by Billy Shire, the gallery has long fostered the Low Brow art movement and has had an illustrious list of artists that have shown on their walls – some of which have returned for this anniversary show. Participants have will offer up a written anecdote about their experience with the gallery along with their artwork and include artists like Robert Williams, Mark […]

Openings: Tran Nguyen – “The Synapse Between Here and There” @ Thinkspace

This past weekend, Thinkspace Gallery presented Tran Nguyen’s solo show titled The Synapse Between Here and There. The work on display showed a great mix of her work which included traditional paintings, detailed drawings and sketches. From wall to wall,  the Georgia-based artist showed her sensibilities to create paintings which mixed a sense of realism with an aura of fantasy. Mostly created with color pencils, graphite and acrylic paint, the art showcases her talents in a very distinct way with the subject matter focusing on […]

Preview: Dalek & Greg Lamarche – “Geometric Balance” @ Show & Tell Gallery

Tonight in Toronto, a pair of geometrically inclined artists will be teaming up at the Show & Tell Gallery. Aptly named Geometric Balance, the joint showing will feature Dalek’s (interviewed) space monkey abstractions and Greg Lamarche (interviewed) typographic shapes. It will be interesting to see how their work meshes together when displayed in a side by side setting. Take a look at more preview images after the jump…
Blu (detail)

Streets: Blu & Escif (Spain)

It looks like Spanish street artist Escif, who recently hit up San Francisco with his friend San, has changed tag team partners. This time it’s prolific street satirist Blu, who recently himself was working with Ericailcane in Italy at the FAME Festival. So, back to the story at hand – the duo painted up adjacent multi-story buildings in Valencia – Escif with a stop motion falling car and Blu with what looks like Moses (with snakes for a beard) bringing down the ten commandments (with […]

Openings: “Miss Danger on the Loose” @ LAB ART Los Angeles

Last Thursday saw the opening night private preview of the all-female street artist show Miss Danger on the Loose (previewed here) at LAB ART Los Angeles. Curated by KH No. 7, the show featured LA’s very own legendary Becca Midwood, as well as a bevy of emerging talent getting up around the City of Angels.  Most of the exhibiting ladies were in attendance (some painting live), as were the young, hip, and beautiful art patrons of the town. Check out images, taken by Birdman, of […]

Streets: Vhils (Los Angeles) for Post No Bills

Yesterday, Portuguese-born artist Vhils, who’s known for creating works of art directly into surfaces, visited the Post No Bills gallery space and sketched his signature style onto an adjacent wall. Utilizing his trademark tools such as drills and hammers, he produced yet another amazing work of art that continues to place him among one of the most interesting and creative artists working in the scene right now. This new work of art goes hand in hand with the upcoming exhibit that will take place at […]