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Studio Visits: Mario Wagner – ‘Controlled Spaces’ @ Breeze Block Gallery

Berkeley based artist Mario Wagner builds his worlds to incorporate a level of cinematic intrigue through the retro futurist sci-fi imagery that speaks to the era from which he draws reference – a time when futuristic fascination was widespread, space travel was imminent, and the possibilities of technology were limitless. The German born artist uses analog methods of collage incorporating vintage print media alongside painted elements. In our digital age, his old school methodologies echo the retro-futurist content of his work. His work is currently being exhibited […]

Streets: POSE x Dabs Myla (Chicago)

Straight off his show in New York (covered), POSE is back on the streets doing what he does best. This time he’s repping The Seventh Letter along with Dabs Myla in Chicago for Pilsen’s Art in Public Places initiative. Just one of the many murals as part of the project in the 25th Ward, the distinctive style of the three artists certainly brightened up the area. Photo credit: Alderman Danny Solis & the artists. Discuss POSE here. Discuss Dabs Myla here.

Interview: DALeast

DALeast is a Chinese born artist that lives and works in Capetown, South Africa. After successful 2012 in which the artist painted his distinctive murals all over the world, had a sold out show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, and instantly sold out two print releases, we thought it was time to catch up with him here on AM. So, we virtually visited him in his studio shortly after his successful show and murals project in London, and just before he headed for another productive […]

Streets: Nychos (San Francisco)

Nychos, who only last month hit up the streets of Denmark with multiple works, is on the move again. This time, the Austrian muralist has completed a new piece in San Francisco (with the help of Wallspace SF) entitled Eye of the Tiger featuring his cartoonish dissected style. For those in the Bay Area, you may want to check this out in person (on Geary between Jones and Taylor). Discuss Nychos here.

Overtime: July 15 – July 21

More stories from the week ended July 21: Christian Marclay puts images from Maurizio Cattelan’s Toiletpaper mag on windows of Palais de Tokyo. Henri Matisse’s (previously banned) candid views from 1941 on his work & depression set to be published. Finnish museum refuses request from Iraq to return artifacts donated to president by delegation from Iraq. Looted art from Cypriot churches is returned by Germany after they were seized sixteen years ago. China shuts down $88million museum after discovering that it has had scores of […]

Streets: Remi Rough & Nawer (Poland)

We recently came across the Traffic Design Festival currently underway in Gdynia, Poland – in particular the wall that kicked off the street art event jammed out over a few days by Krakow based Nawer and Remi Rough, from London. The huge mural collaboration between the pair works well, with the architectural emphasis of the dividing lines created by Nawer sitting comfortably alongside Rough’s bold slabs of colour. The resultant piece is a strong showing of geometrically biased post / abstract graffiti. We have some pics courtesy of […]

Streets: Pøbel (Denmark)

To round up our coverage of the Public Art event over in Horsens, Denmark (co-curated by our contributing photographer Henrik Haven), we bring you photos of the work of Pøbel. If you remember, he himself also organized a street art festival (Komafest) last year in Norway. For his part (also see what Brad Downey, Sam3, and Escif did), Pøbel painted a couple murals as well as played with the idea of “mute” pieces which made a lot of noise but in photos disseminated online would make no noise. Photo credit: Henrik Haven.

Streets: Vhils (Philadelphia)

After updating you on Vhils’ activities in Hong Kong last month, we now have news for fans in the States as he recently completed a project in Philadelphia. Set between 13th and Juniper Street, the mural started with historic photographs of the city (from the Temple University Urban Archives) wheatpasted to the wall and then covered with a layer of white paper. The Portugal-based artist then proceeded to use his tear technique to form a portrait as the underlying layers are revealed. Photo credit: RJ Rushmore & Steve Weinik. […]

Streets: Interesni Kazki in Vodnjan, Croatia

Ukrainian muralists Waone and AEC, known as Interesni Kazki, recently finished another mural in an old town of Vodnjan, Croatia, for the Boombarstick Festival. AEC already created a mural couple of months ago over there, as an opening piece for the upcoming festival. Only few weeks after finishing their Lisbon mural, and releasing their first ever print edition, both artists arrived to Croatia to work on an even more complex piece. For seven days straight, the duo worked long days in the scorching Mediterranean sun, […]

Overtime: July 8 – July 14

More stories from the week ended July 14: Phil Akashi creates Nelson Mandela portrait from 27,000 punches with the Chinese characters 自由 (freedom). RIP: Norman Parish, pioneering dealer of African American art, who died of a brain tumor at age 75. Takashi Murakami has scrapped plans to open a Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Singapore. Fathers4Justice vows to step up attacks on artworks in the UK. Same-sex marriage ruling brings tax benefits for art world professionals. Charles Saatchi getting a divorce from Nigella Lawson after apparent […]