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Upcoming: Cleon Peterson – “VICTORY” @ Galerie Du Jour

On January 11th, Cleon Peterson will be showing new work at Agnés B’s Galerie du Jour, his first solo in Paris. Entitled VICTORY, the exhibition will feature the American artist’s signature brutal and provocative imagery, a exaggerated reflection of the urban violence he saw firsthand in his youth. He further explains – “This show explores the hedonistic triumphs of those who recognize themselves as victorious in the unfolding mirror of history. Their right to pleasure hinges on their projection of pain onto the unvictorious other. This […]
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Vhils x GS1 Portugal | Center for Innovation and Competitiveness (Lisbon)

Vhils (filmed) recently finished a collaboration with the architects behind the new headquarters of GS1 Portugal | Center for Innovation and Competitivenes in Lisbon. For this project, the Portuguese artist’s unique mark marking skills were applied to the concrete slabs that make up the exterior of the building, giving the facade some abstract and textured imagery highlighted by elements of facial features. Take a look at video and photos below to see the culmination of 2 years of planning and construction. Most photos by Fernando Guerra. Discuss Vhils […]
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Upcoming: Belin – “Postneocubismo” (Paris)

2017 should be an exciting one for Spanish artist Belin aka Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes. After building his reputation as one of the most respected photorealistic spray painters out there, he recently started working in a new direction which will be introduced in his upcoming solo show in Paris later this year. Belin has been known in graffiti world for years and was always considered one of the leaders of the photorealism genre. After years of creating portraits of all scales and pushing the limits of the niche, […]
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Overtime: Jan 2 – Jan 8

More stories from the week that ended Jan 8 (click on bolded words for more information): An interview with Zach Fernandez, who was revealed to be the artist behind the Hollyweed sign prank. RIP: Barbara Weiss, who passed away at the age of 56. RIP: Tyrus Wong, who passed away at the age of 106. RIP: John Berger, who passed away at the age of 90. David Pulphus painting removed from US Capitol by congressman after cops & news personality complained. Louvre Museum announces decrease in visitors of 15% […]
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Art Focus: Josh Jefferson

After years of flirting with art while primarily being a sax player, Josh Jefferson finally switched to painting in 2012 after attending the School of the Museum of the Fine Arts in Boston. These days he is actively painting different conceptualizations of the human face, ranging from stickman, doodle-based ones to recognizable single brushstroke portraits. Being fairly young in terms of years of creating, Josh’s work explores the different ways of representing a human face or even just a shape, through different mediums and concepts. In […]
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Upcoming: Robert Xavier Burden – “Original Myth” @ Gregorio Escalante Gallery

On Saturday night (January 7th), thousands of hours of hard work by Robert Xavier Burden will culminate in a solo showing at Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles. Original Myth will highlight the San Francisco-based artist’s large scale paintings of pop culture icons in elaborate compositions along with some smaller works. Star Wars characters, Thundercats, Batman, Transformers, and other recognizable nostalgic characters fill Burden’s oil paintings, leaving viewers in awe of the beautiful rendering and detail. Discuss Robert Xavier Burden here.
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Upcoming: Dave Kinsey – “Momentary Bliss” @ New Image Art

On January 14th, Dave Kinsey (featured) will be opening a solo show at New Image Art in Los Angeles entitled Momentary Bliss. The new work is heavily influenced by his time in the Sierra Nevada Mountains before relocating back to a downtown Los Angeles studio. Kinsey’s recent paintings are increasingly more abstract compositions of textures and forms with a hint of the figurative. Discuss Dave Kinsey here.
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Showing: Remed – “Plenium” @ David Bloch Gallery

David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech is currently hosting a third solo show from Remed. Plenium opened on December 23rd, consisting of a vibrant series of canvas, drawings and sculptures inspired by Spanish artist’s latest trips around the world. Constantly inspired by Moroccan culture and its distinctive elements, this body of work strongly relies on the conjunction of geometry and calligraphy. Using the flow and the energy of the line along with the vibrancy of his limited color palette, Remed is seeking a harmonic and mathematic purity with his work. Though […]
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Releases: Addam Yekutieli – “The Confidant” (Gold Edition)

Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope recently released a new edition of self produced, hand-crafted necklaces titled The Confidant featuring his iconic bird symbol as a pendant. This was the first release of this kind that the Israeli artist has ever done, and the result is a lovely piece of jewelry wrapped in unique, carefully designed packaging. Each necklace set is entirely hand-crafted in his studio and by collaborators – from the silversmithing to create the molds, hand-finishing the pendents, to the hand printed boxes and the drawings […]
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Brendan Monroe x Equinox Hollywood Murals

Those who are lucky enough to be able to visit the iconic new Hollywood location of Equinox fitness clubs will be greeted by three new murals from Brendan Monroe (interviewed). Located at 1550 North Vine Street, the gym features three walls painted over with some of the signature abstract and patterned imagery from California-based artist. Produced with the help of ST.ART, the project has given the new location a unique feel with murals in the lounge, pool, and workout areas. Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.
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