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Streets: Liqen (Ecuador)

Last month, we shared some photos of a mural Liqen painted on the side of a wooden building while spending some time on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast. It looks like while passing through Cuyabeno, the Mexican street artist also got up on a similar structure with an armed monkey image. As usual, his surreal details are what makes his work stand out – take a closer look at the gun the primate is wielding. Discuss Liqen here.

Streets: Momo (Jamaica)

The geometrically-inclined Momo has spent the last several weeks working in Jamaica on various mural projects. He certainly looked like he was having a good time along with partner in crime Angelo (Fame Festival), and their stay there was quite productive also judging from various large to medium-sized walls that were painted on the streets as well as indoors. Take a look at more of the work below… Photo credit: Fame Festival. Discuss Momo here.

Studio Visit: Mark Whalen – “Maze Walkers” @ Chalk Horse (Sydney)

Mark Whalen’s new solo show, Maze Walkers, just opened at Chalk Horse in Sydney, Australia. His latest body of work displays his hand-painted gridded environments with some new stylistic directions. Working with themes of geometry, ritual, science, and sport, Whalen’s work continues to increase in complexity in both narrative and composition, but with a focused clarity that is well suited to his signature style. In tune with his recurring theme of modern mythology are some porcelain vessels adorned with his stylized figures in cobalt blue. […]

Streets: Ludo (France)

After a bit of traveling, LUDO (interviewed) appears to have spent a good part of last month back in his home country of France. Continuing his series of street works – Nature’s Revenge – the French artist keeps creative modifying creatures and plants for war with humans. The most impressive this large insect wheatpasted up in Lille. Take a look at the rest of the work below… Discuss Ludo here.

Streets: Interesni Kazki (South Africa)

After traveling and painting through different parts of India, AEC (one half of Interesni Kazki) has continued on to South Africa. The trip took him through Johannesburg and Cape Town where he got up with the Dali-like surreal imagery that he and his brother have become known for. Take a look at other murals and more details down below… Discuss Interesni Kazki here.

Overtime: March 25 – March 31

More stories from the week ended March 31: Steven A. Cohen purchases Picasso’s Le Rêve for $155 million from Steve Wynn. Nicole Klagsbrun to close New York gallery after 30 years in the business. 20×200 has been offline for months and some collectors still have not received prints they ordered long ago. Historic Berlin Wall section featuring some classic murals, removed with police guard protection amid protests. Joseph J. Lhota has no regrets when looking back at his campaign to remove Ofili piece from Sensation show. […]

Streets: D*Face (Puerto Rico)

We haven’t brought you an in-depth focus on D*Face’s (interviewed) since his Berlin wall project in Los Angeles (covered), so here is a look at some new street work. D and his crew were recently in Puerto Rico where he finished a large mural featuring his his Lichtenstein-inspired imagery as well as classic D*Face charaters, some deconstructed. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss D*Face here.

Streets: Bumblebeelovesyou – “Walk the Dog” (Hollywood)

Bumblebee’s street work oftentimes deals with serious issues, such as youth homelessness and environmental awareness. His most recent mural though, a 8’x40′ piece located on the corner of Melrose and Spaulding in Hollywood, CA, is of a more whimsical and personal sort. Walk the Dog combines the artist’s childhood past times and hobbies of yo-yoing and skateboarding. As winter transitions into spring, be reminded of how much fun you had during spring break with no school and endless hours with your four-legged best friend and […]

Overtime: March 18 – March 24

More stories from the week ended March 24: ArtInfo profiles Oscar Murillo on occassion of his upcoming exhibitions in London. David Hockney’s 23-year old assistant and friend dies after being taken to hospital from artist’s house. Graham Ovenden denies in court regarding the claim that he abused his child models. Paris’s Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont will close at the end of its current exhibition, citing strong competition. FBI knows who was behind Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft in 1990. Boris Berezovsky to sell Warhol Lenin […]

Art Focus: Yao Lu

Our latest Art Focus article introduces the work of Chinese photographer Yao Lu. In particular, his latest series of digitally modified photographs entitled New Landscapes caught our eye – featuring transformed piles of garbage covered in green protective netting tricking the eye (with the placement of additional items) to see traditional Chinese landscape paintings. The work makes a powerful political statement as to the cost of the rapid urbanization of China juxtaposed against the beautiful scenery that has been lost forever because of said modern development. […]