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Art Focus: Francesco Igory Deiana

As collectors and art enthusiasts, nothing beats finding new talent. It’s no easy task, however. The good ones are few and far between, and rightly so. Often, it takes the help of others to nudge you in the right direction. In the case of Francesco Igory Deiana, we have Steve Powers – as well as Barry McGee – to thank for opening our eyes to the San Francisco-based artist. Currently exhibiting as one of the lesser known, hand selected artists by Powers for the Contemporaries […]
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Streets: David Flores – “Basquiat” (Los Angeles)

Apart from the Cyrcle. crew painting their latest mural, David Flores also took the opportunity to paint his own mural at the Culver City building complex which houses mural work by Herakut and Andrew Hem. The Branded Arts sponsored project had Flores painting his signature style design on a big scale. Last time we saw Flores working on a wall, he took one of Phil Stern’s iconic images which featured James Dean. This time around Flores went a different route and created a rendering of […]
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Studio visits: Skewville

The twin brothers Ad Deville and Droo who make up Skewville first came to prominence around 1999, when their wooden sneakers became an ubiquitous sight hanging from New York power lines. Since then, they have continued to push the boundaries of street communications. AM was fortunate enough to visit their studio hidden in a basement in Bushwick, NY as they prepared for their upcoming show entitled Anti-Social Networking at the Black Book Gallery in Denver opening on October 7th. Ad Deville showed us the entire collection of […]

Streets: Escif & Ericailcane (Valencia)

Serial collaborator Ericailcane has instead opted to trade his Italian neighbor Blu for Spanish street art crusader Escif. Ironically, Blu and Escif collaborated together in Valencia on an impressive tandem mural back in July for Arquitecturas Colectivas. Quite clearly, the three artists share a tight bond and mutual respect for one another. With Escif’s recent efforts at the FAME and Nuart festivals, it’s hard to deny he more than belongs in the same sentence as the other two outdoor icons. This piece from several months […]

Streets: How & Nosm (Los Angeles)

The Spanish-born twins How & Nosm arrived in Los Angeles nearly 2 weeks before their next solo show entitled Achtung!, which opens on October 15th at the Known Gallery. This time around, they are painting what may be one of their biggest murals up to date. As part of the L.A. Freewalls project, the mural can be seen from quite a distance, and is attracting large crowds of people who can’t help but notice the three color palette heavily utilized by the prolific duo. The […]

Streets: Cyrcle. (Los Angeles)

Last week, the artist collective known as Cyrcle. (featured) painted a mural in the midst of Culver City, California. Keeping the same theme of We Never Die, which was highlighted during their solo show a couple months ago, the group showed that they can smoothly move from the gallery space to the streets and back. The entire mural was a week long process but the results were of interest to anyone who drove by the building complex. The mural project spearheaded by Branded Arts which […]

Streets: Blu (Greece)

As Greece moves towards an inevitable default, likely pulling the rest of the world into a double-dip recession, Blu lands in town to give his special commentary on the subject. There seems no end to his Euro road trip as he has made his way to and from countries and cities like Italy, Bologna, Palestra, Jesi, Krakow, Poznań, Fabriano, Cologne, Grottaglie, Valencia, Italy, and Spain again. Now, he hits another home run with this poignant new mural that proves once again a painting is worth a thousand […]

Nuart Festival ’11: Phlegm

Another great curatorial choice for Nuart Festival is rising star Phlegm, who traveled from his home base of Sheffield for this year’s event. For his part, he painted a nice mural on the side of a derelict building featuring his signature affection for all things airborne and also filled an entire room with his creatures and characters in a strange, almost evolutionary, lineup. More photos after the jump thanks to Henrik Haven…

Studio Visit: Tim Biskup – “Former State” @ THIS Gallery

Last time we ran into artist extraordinaire Tim Biskup, it was during the Heroes & Villains book signing (c0vered). However, this time around, AM was fortunate enough to visit his studio and get an in-depth look into his creative space and the hard work that’s been taking place in preparation for his next show. Entitled Former State, the new collection of paintings & sculptures will be presented October 14th at THIS Gallery in Los Angeles. The paintings will utilize the polygonal style he has mastered […]

Streets: Olek – Astor Place Cube (New York)

Agata Oleksiak aka Olek, who recently held a solo show in New York, took her guerrilla crocheting into the public domain several days ago in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Putting her knitting skills on overdrive, she covered the Alamo sculpture in NY, also known as the Astor Place Cube, with a colorful patchwork of yarn with embedded messages. This will not be her first high profile public intervention, if you remember, as she burst onto the scene last year by taking on […]