Earlier this month, Ron English (featured) intruded something new produced by ToyQube entitled Temporal Boxing Brain. Based on one of the NY-based artist’s paintings, the sculptural release is a good example of his wit as well as penchant for creative remixing of common items and pop culture. Priced at $179.95, you can add it to your collection by heading over here. Discuss Ron English here.
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Showing through the end of this weekend is a show entitled Wipe Out from Invader in Hong Kong at The Qube, PMQ (35 Aberdeen Street, Central). The title of the exhibition is in reference to the extremely efficient and quick removal of 90% of his famed tiled creations from the streets of the metropolis by cleaning crews after getting up earlier there this year (here & here). Part of the work on display is a re-creation of these pieces and the photo documentation of their brief existence in the wild. […]
The city of bridges (Venice is located on 117 small connected islands), is currently hosting a very unique group exhibition titled Bridges of Graffiti. Organized as a collateral event of the 56th International Venice Biennale Arte, this show brings together a wide range of important names for the graffiti culture in Italy and worldwide. The ten artists involved – Boris Tellegen, Doze Green, Eron,Futura, Mode2, SKKI ©, Jayone,Todd James, Teach, and Zero-T worked together for the very first time, bringing to life a single cohesive Hall of Fame show, along with […]
As we previously shared with you, KAWS currently has three sculptures set up in a public space around south Amsterdam. As a part of this year’s ArtZuid 2015 project, the NY-based artist was given one of the most prestigious locations for an iteration of his Along The Way sculptures, previously seen at his show with Mary Boone Gallery (covered). Exhibiting in a different colorway than the one shown in NYC, these two wooden companions measuring an impressive 216 x 176 x 120 inches are located in the middle of Museum Square, […]
The art world was saddened today to hear that Chris Burden had passed away at home earlier this morning after an 18 month fight with melanoma. He was 69. Although probably best known for his iconic Urban Light installation (seen above) at the LACMA, the American artist working in performance, sculpture, and installation art was at his most provocative early in his career with a series of performances where personal danger was the theme including shooting himself in the arm, being kicked down two flights of stairs, starving […]
Last month, prolific street muralist Nychos painted a mural in his Vienna entitled Dissection of a Polar Bear. Over five stories high, the wall painted is the first large scale piece the Austrian artist has worked on in his hometown and coincides with creative studio, Rabbit Eye Movement, which just celebrated their 10 year anniversary. Take a look at more detailed and in progress photos below… Photo credit: Dan Armand (via 1xRun). Discuss Nychos here.
Like his show there in 2012 (covered), the paintings from Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) upcoming show at Rotofugi were created with the location in mind. The Los Angeles-based artist has taken one of his repeating motifs and fully fleshed it out for his one and only solo exhibition of the year set to open on May 8th at the designer toy boutique in Chicago. Not only is this image of his “sad bear” taking off his head as if it was a costume revealing its true inner self (seen above […]
A return to our Art Focus features see our eyes settle on the work of Cinta Vidal. The Spanish artist who works in scenography, mainly paints the massive backdrops at Opera de Sabadell with here time, but it is her personal art or “un-gravity constructions” that interests us. The impossible architecture oftentimes has a Escher-like feel to it, and when combined with everyday objects and people going about their everyday life makes for an interesting dynamic that has the viewer examining the pieces from different angles and perspectives. […]
Stephen Powers recently shared photos of a massive mural he painted at The Carlton Hotel in Miami, directly behind The Betsy Hotel. Provided with a blank wall and all the spray paint he could want, the Brooklyn-based artist also know as ESPO covered the facade with his distinctive wordplay and witty “Espoetry.” Take a further look at the details in the images below… Discuss ESPO here.
The New York-based Todd James a.k.a. REAS, is showing his new works at London’s Lazarides. The exhibition entitled Fantasy Island explores the grotesque of socio-political news we receive, between images of war, somali pirates, UN soldiers and scantily-clad females posing on the cover of fashion magazines. Using vibrant colours, the American artist’s paintings feature an army of multicolored AK47, armed soldiers balancing cup of teas in armchairs, while his oversexualised blonde female portraits are reminiscent of Wesselman. In parallel to the exhibition, guests can also enjoy his infamous Vandal’s […]