Festival Iminente (previewed) opened recently and will bring two days of art and music to London’s Brick Lane. The festival serves as both a celebration of Portuguese and pan-European culture and a warning of what may be lost as a result of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Vhil‘s cast concrete sculpture is based upon a sketch which he drew on a previous trip to the capital. The portrait is surrounded and interwoven with fragments of a city as viewed from above and the crevices created by the metropolis’ roads […]
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Festival Iminente will be bringing a taste of Portuguese culture to East London at the end of the month. The event is being curated by Vhils and the Underdogs Gallery which he established in 2013. The festival debuted in Lisbon’s Oeiras district last autumn and this latest iteration carries a particularly contemporary theme with the subtitle Art Before Brexit. The participating artists’ individual contributions address some of the specific issues which dominated the public conversation around Brexit. For example, Mais Menos’ installation is concerned with […]
For those still looking for a Christmas gift for their favorite street art fan, perhaps your should consider something Ben Eine and the people being VNA Magazine collaborated on. The scarf features the British artist’s characteristic font and letterforms spelling out the word HOOLIGAN and can be had for only £15.00. Head over here to make your purchase if you are interested. Discuss Ben Eine here.
The always outspoken Ben Eine did his part to help paint Coney Island every color in the rainbow. The British born artist, now residing in San Francisco, recently made his way out east to participate in the Coney Art Walls project curated by Jeffrey Deitch. Yes, the same Deitch that bounced ‘or was bounced’ from the MOCA, or whatever. How quickly we forget, this is also the same Jeffrey Deitch that ran the infamous Deitch Projects in lower Manhattan for well over a decade… That said, we are really exciting about his latest art offering, leaving a splash of graffiti and […]
The UK-based Ben Eine recently released a novel new three-dimensional art object that allows fans to add a unique representation of his typography to their collection. The limited edition cubes come signed and are presented in concrete, metal and wood, measuring 12 x 12 x 12 cm. They are produced by Fragile Ventures in a run of 100 and can be purchased here for £2,500.00. Discuss Ben Eine here.
Moniker Projects and Create teamed up a couple of months ago for Living Walls, a public arts programme for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. The main idea behind this complex project was to create and cover aprox 2.5 km of the fence around the park with world class street art and installations. After their first part of the undertaking titled Your Ad Here, which was completed at the end of April 2014, the team continued by commissioning four artists to created their take on this unique […]
This week’s edition of Streets: World Roundup brings us new street and public artworks from all over the globe. From a miniature piece (pictured) by Pablo Delgado (photo by Marcus Peel), a London-based Mexican street artist who has been creating some new small works around British capital as an introduction for his upcoming solo show, to an enormous giant piece by Ella & Pitr in Santiago, Chile. From the deserts of West Australia, all the way to The Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, and couple of cities around […]
Keeping things going, we have another Rewind summary for you this week. First up is origami artist Sipho Mabona, who recently folded a life-sized elephant from a since giant sheet of paper. He and his team of nearly a dozen people worked over four weeks to create the 10 foot tall sculpture. Financed through Indiegogo, the crowd funded project is now on view at KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland. Check out the video below and more photos at My Modern Met. Other worthy videos below… Joyce Pensato at […]
On Wednesday, renowned graffiti artist Ben Eine unveiled a new series of works at Judith Charles Gallery. Entitled Heartfelt, the street typography wizard conveyed his thoughts & emotion through his bold color compositions. The exhibition showcased both his large format canvases and his print-making techniques. Using subtle changes in color and texture, EINE changes perception with his Jedi mind trick word plays. This great show is up until March 16th, so stop by if you’re in NYC. Discuss Eine here.
Another interesting exhibition that occured during Art Basel Week was entitled Most Oddinism located at The Rotunda, just a block from a number of fairs such as Miami Projects, Art Miami & Context in Miami’s Downtown district. This group show featured the works by many familiar artists you’ve seen here at AM including Aaron De La Cruz, Christopher Derek Bruno, Ben Eine, Kenji Hirata Anthony Lister, Otto Zitko, Patrick Martinez (seen above), ESPO and Roid. Discuss Art Basel Week Miami here.