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Streets: Miss Van (Coney Art Walls)

After bringing you a look at the walls Maya Hayuk and Ben Eine painted on for the Coney Art Walls, we now have shots of the piece Miss Van worked on. For this wall, the Toulouse legend painted one of her signature poupées between two horses. Entitled appropriately Gypsy with Stallions, the vibrant colors and imagery familiar to street art fans make this mural a worthy addition to the Deitch curated project. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Miss Van here.
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Studio Visits: Jeff Soto – “Nightgardens” @ KP Projects / MKG

As we mentioned when we shared photos of a new mural from Jeff Soto (interviewed) in Los Angeles last week, his show at KP Projects / MKG is fast approaching. Opening on June 27th, Nightgardens will be the Riverside-based artist’s first solo in LA since 2006. We had the opportunity to check out some of the paintings he has been working on in his studio recently, many of which deal with creatures of the night. The new works are lush and rich, rendered with a vivid color palette, and features personal […]
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Showing: Scott Listfield – “Astronaut” @ Rotofugi

Currently at Rotofugi in Chicago, artist Scott Listfield has about 20 oil on canvas paintings on display collectively entitled Astronaut. As suggested by the title of the show, the works all center around a familiar protagonist seen in most of his works – the character in the spacesuit. Seen encountering everything from pop culture references, to surreal and out of place scenarios, to futuristic settings, to the abstract, his subject and the reaction from seeing these things can only be imagined by the viewer as he or […]
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Basel Week Switzerland ’15: SCOPE

With the art world focused in on the festivities in Switzerland, we start our coverage of Art Basel Week with a feature on SCOPE. Celebrating nine years in Basel, the fair returns to its pioneering location at Basel’s New Art District on the Rhine. Exhibitors hail from four continents and over twenty countries including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, Iran, Russia, Turkey, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Spain, and Canada so there was a wide variety of artwork to enjoy. Seen in the […]
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Streets: Jeff Soto (Los Angeles)

While prepping for his solo (more on this later) opening at KP Projects / MKG later this month, Jeff Soto (interviewed) recently found time to paint a mural just down the street from the Los Angeles showspace. Featuring one of his signature owls, the piece located on La Brea and West 1st Street will greet attendees when the show opens on June 26th. Take a look at more detailed and in-progress shots below… Photo credit: Jordan Ahern. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
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Recap: Gary Baseman – “Happy Toby To You” @ Time Square Hong Kong

Continuing to spread his pervasive imagery to Asia (also see Shanghai & Taipei), Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) recent project saw him celebrating his iconic Toby character’s 10th birthday in Hong Kong. Held at the busy Time Square complex in Causeway Bay, the installation (arranged by LeBasse Projects) featured a dinner party for his faithful companion as well as photo exhibition of their travels together. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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Streets: El Mac – “Nuestra Gente” (Phoenix)

Some of El Mac’s most breathtaking murals are collaboration with graffiti artists where his ethereal portraiture is overlaid against a background of urban letterforms. Nuestra Gente, created earlier this year in Phoenix, Arizona, certainly fits the bill when he collaborated with local legends Mando Rascón & Pablo Luna. The background designs seen around the face were painted by Rascón and the outer images on the ends of the mural were laid down by Luna. Created in downtown on Van Buren Street, the sublime wall near where the Los Angeles-based artist […]
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Venice Biennale ’15 / Showing: Personal Structures / Crossing Borders

As one of the collateral shows of the Venice Bienalle 2015, Personal Structures / Crossing Borders, organized by the European Cultural Centre, opened at two locations in Venice on the 9th of May. Hosted at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora, over 100 artworks created by 100 participating artists from around 50 different countries was presented to the general public. The idea of this immense group show was to showcase different views and outlooks on the concepts Time, Space and Existence. Featuring both works by established and well known artists, […]
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Interviews / Studio Visits: Kai & Sunny – “The Matter Of Time” @ 886 Geary Gallery

Tomorrow night (June 13th) in San Francisco, artists and designers Kai & Sunny will be putting on a show at the 886 Geary Gallery entitled The Matter Of Time. The London-based duo are known for their stylized representations of nature where their subjects are broken down in to geometric shapes and elements. Featuring color applied with ballpoint pen to their typically black & white imagery in this new body of work, the pieces deal with the passage of time. We recently sat down for a Q&A session […]
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Previews / Interviews: House Warming @ Athen B. Gallery

This Saturday sees a new gallery in the city of Oakland open its doors with a group exhibition entitled House Warming. When Athen B. Gallery first announced its arrival on the scene last month with an open letter to artists and the community it sits within, we were intrigued. The inaugural group show features Aubrey Learner, Brett Flanigan, Caleb Hahne, Cannon Dill, Dan Hampe, David Bray, Eric Bailey, ESK, Ian Johnson, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Katherine Rutter, Lauren Napolitano, Lauren YS, Martina Merlini, Meryl Pataky (detail of her neon […]
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