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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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

Basel Week Miami ’16: Andrew Schoultz Skate Park @ Juxtapoz Clubhouse

After bringing you a look at the goodness inside of the Juxtapoz Clubhouse during Basel Week Miami, we now have something else to share from outside that fans enjoyed along with a large mural by Shepard Fairey (covered). Andrew Schoultz spent his time painting his imagery all over a skate park that was a welcome addition to Miami’s Wynwood district. Produced with assistance from the magazine as well as Mana Contemporary, the interactive installation was dubbed the Infinity Plaza. Via The Creators Project. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Overtime: Dec 26 – Jan 1

More stories from the week that ended Jan 1 (click on bolded words for more information): The New York Times catches up with and profiles Raymond Pettibon. RIP: Kenneth Snelson, who passed away at the age of 89 due to prostate cancer. Michel Draguet, director of Royal MFA of Belgium, accuses Elke Sleurs and René Delcourt of harassment. David Chipperfield’s renovation plan for Haus der Kunst to its original Nazi-era state provokes outrage. Yoshitomo Nara sued by cosmetics company W.Lab over authorship of design artwork. Tanja Grunert loses lawsuit […]

Upcoming: Snarkitecture / Daniel Arsham – “The Beach” @ Sydney Festival

For this year’s Sydney Festival, Cofounders Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham from Snarkitechture will be bringing their The Beach installation (see last year) back at the The Cutaway at Bangaroo Reserve. The 60m x 23m ball pit may be the world’s largest and will feature 1.1 million balls this time, an ocean of monochromatic fun for visitors to dive into. Head over here for more information. Photo credit: Noah Kalina. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.

Update: solidARTy.org (III)

After hosting couple of successful fundraising auctions, solidarty.org is back with another fund raising effort. On the 28th of December, they will be having a charity sale of previously unsold work along with newly donated pieces by world renowned urban and contemporary artists. The project was started in November 2015 with an idea to provide artists a platform through which they could sell their work for charity donations. With collectors making payments directly to the AreYouSyrious organization, 100% of the proceeds were put into helping […]

Overtime: Dec 19 – Dec 25

More stories from the week that ended Dec 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Second Avenue Subway art installation includes works by Chuck Close (above), Sarah Sze, and others. RIP: Jean-Paul Barbier-Mueller, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Rachel Owen, who passed away at the age of 48. RIP: Tim Pitsiulak, who passed away at the age of 49. RIP: Doug Ross, who passed away at the age of 55. Russian ambassador to Turkey killed at opening of Russia Through Turks’ Eyes […]

Showing: Thomas Canto – “Illusory Perspectives” @ Centre Georges Pompidou

Thomas Canto recently introduced his latest big project, the Illusory Perspectives installation at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. This large installation continues his series of futuristic aesthetics-oriented works which combine urban and geometrical elements in an eclectic abstract form. Mixing painted patterns with actual objects and a grid of both lines and threads installed in the space, the French artist creates a multidimensional work that plays with observers’ perspectives. Taking city and urban landscapes as an endless inspiration, his work plays with light and its effects on surroundings. In this manner, […]