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Streets: Blu (Spain) Part II

After a machine-like summer which saw Blu continue banging out thought provoking murals in the Eurozone in a near never ending stream of projects that started back in March (see Italy, Bologna, Palestra, Jesi, Krakow, Poznań, Fabriano, Cologne, Grottaglie, Valencia, Italy), the Italian street maestro has apparently worked his wizardry on another massive wall in Valencia, Spain. The coastal Mediterranean community had served as ground zero for a nice tandem collaborative effort with Escif back in July for the Arquitecturas Colectivas street art event. This time Blu […]
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Teaser: Marco Mazzoni – “XTSY” @ Gallery B15 (Copenhagen)

The last time we featured Marco Mazzoni, he was getting ready for his show in his home city of Milan at the Arsprima Gallery. Fans of the Italian painter will be happy to hear that his next solo is coming up in a couple months, this time in Copenhagen at Gallery B15. Included in the new body of work entitled XTSY will be some his nature-infused portraiture as well as some paintings that take a new direction. A couple more images after the jump…

Os Gemeos for Kauno Bienalé (Lithuania)

Globetrotting street duo, Os Gemeos, recently landed in Lithuania to take part in the Kauno Bienalé. After experimenting with some new techniques involving inflatable balloons in their home country last month, they return to their mastery of mural making with this new whimsical nautical wall. Sharing the space in collaboration with Margarida Kančiukaitis Pandolfo and Veronica Kančiukaitis Tognoli, the twins also painted and re-purposed a structure, leaving the interior for the other the other artists to work on. A more detailed look after the jump…
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Art Focus: Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery is the associate publisher of Dazed & Confused, but our art focus on him today is because of his practice of the Situationist tradition of detournement, which he interprets by replacing advertisements, often times illicitly, with his own poetry. Sounds like on the surface, a more intellectual form of street art doesn’t it? Besides this particular method of expression (which you can see examples of after the jump), he is also known for creating a series “recycled sunlight” pieces that combines solar cells […]
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Openings: Cope2 – “Last Legend” @ Bob’s Gallery

AM recently attended the opening of Bronx graffiti writer COPE2’s show at bOb Gallery. Entitled Last Legend, the hometown legend showcased a body of work with a different style as we have seen recently from his tour of duty in Los Angeles and Copenhagen. The show runs until September 30th, so stop by the LES to catch it. Check out the full set by Joe Russo  after the jump.

Streets: LUDO (London)

While in town for his recent London show, LUDO (interviewed) spent some time outside of the gallery in the urban environment where he feels most comfortable. His large-scale, hand-drawn wheatpastes infiltrated walls, billboards, and shutterfronts citywide. As with his recent stateside street tour, the green-tinged pieces seem to blend seamlessly into the already derelict city landscape, as if providing a snapshot of the future evolution of these plants and insects as they mutate and arm themselves to fight back against the species that has senselessly […]
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Streets: Dave Kinsey @ The Standard (Los Angeles)

Dave Kinsey, designer and fine artist, arrived in Los Angeles this week and created his latest work of art on the walls of the Standard Hotel, the same location painted in the past by Eric Haze (covered) if you remember. For his mural, Kinsey mainly used black and white, which can be seen driving down the streets of Downtown L.A. The artist had been hard at work beginning on Monday and his latest effort is simply a precursor of things to come as he will […]
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Openings: Brian Viveros – “Returning Art To The Unclean” @ Last Rites

Several weeks ago in New York, the impressive new paintings that we saw in-studio from Brian Viveros were finally displayed on the walls of the Last Rites Gallery. Entitled Returning Art To The Unclean, the new work all featured his portraiture of smoking hot femme fatales, posed and ready to do battle. For this show, many his “troops” sported tattoos, certainly appropriate for the setting, and as usual, Brian provided the appropriate head gear for them. As a bonus, the evening featured the Sunday Show […]
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Streets: Jeff Soto (Lyon) Part II

Last week, we brought you photos of the cat-inspired mural Jeff Soto (interviewed) painted while in France for the Les Enfants TERRIBLES exhibition. It looks like that wasn’t the last of the feline-inspired walls that Jeff endowed on the city of Lyon as he now sends us a second set of photos of this large Le Chat Terrible piece, one of the largest outdoor works he has done in recent memory. The industrious Riverside-based artist finished it in pretty much in one day after sketching it […]

Openings: “Reality Bites” @ Post No Bills

Last week, Post No Bills held their third exhibition thus far entitled Reality Bites. The show centered around the work of various artists including Borf, Brett Amory, Sage Vaughn, Kelsey Brookes, Mark Jenkins, Morley, and Ravi Zupa who supplied new limited edition prints as well as hand finished multiples. Among some of the night’s highlights, Shark (seen previously here) by Brookes was one which clearly got the attention of the visitors. Featuring the use of neon-colored lines and an array of colors, the piece was […]