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Previews: JonOne – “Crossing Over” @ Galeries Bartoux (New York)

JonOne returns to New York next week (starting November 30th) for an exhibition at Galerie Bartoux entitled Crossing Over, the first solo show in his hometown since moving to Paris almost 30 years ago. The new body of work consists of 27 new paintings which address the relationship between chaos and order in our cities. The American graffiti artist’s loose and expressive handstyles bring to mind the spontaneous and chaotic forces within our urban spaces such as crime, art and public protest. These letterforms sit alongside areas of negative space […]
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Previews: “Roll Call” @ L.A. Louver

Tonight in Los Angeles at L.A. Louver, Gajin Fujita has put together a heavy lineup for a group show entitled Roll Call. With many of the original graffiti crews as well as some of the succeeding generations of artists represented, fans will be in for a treat. Participants include Chaz Bojorquez, David Cavazos (Big Sleeps), Fabian Debora, Ricardo Estrada, Alex Kizu (Defer), Patrick Martinez, Retna, Jose Reza (Prime), Jesse Simon, Slick. Fujita further explains – “Graffiti gave us a voice and a sense of identity. It was […]
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Showing: Revok – “SYSTEMS” @ Library Street Collective (Los Angeles)

Only showing through the end of the week is SYSTEMS from Revok at Library Street Collective’s new permanent location in Los Angeles. The collection of 17 new works see the infamous graffiti writer move in a more abstract direction while still maintaining an intriguing conceptual connection with his time on the streets. The exhibition marks a turn away from the increasingly complex wood assemblages he has become known for while heading towards a new freedom of working on canvas. Refreshing old concepts from his artistic roots, he has created […]
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Showing: RETNA x SF Opera – “Aida”

After working with the Legion of Honor on an Egyptian exhibition (covered), RETNA’s (featured) recently took the role of the artistic designer for another Bay Area institution, the SF Opera. Again like with the exhibition, the choice of the infamous Los Angeles graffiti writer’s imagery as the backdrop was a bold but interesting decision as his script takes influence from hieroglyphics which matches up well with the current production of Aida, Verdi’s famous opera set in Egypt. Take a look at the stunning visuals as well as video interview […]
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Preview: Seth – “Tribute 1996-2016″ @ Galerie Géraldine Zberro

Two years since his last show with the gallery (covered) and a year since his last show in Paris (covered), Julien “Seth” Malland is opening a solo in his hometown with Galerie Géraldine Zberro. Titled Tribute 1996-2016, the show celebrates the first twenty years of actively painting in the street and pays tribute to those early days in the infamous Parisian graffiti scene. With roots deep inside a movement that was driven by the rebellious need to leave a mark in your surroundings, the French artist will look back on his very beginnings with this […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15: RETNA // Artceleration @ Macaya Gallery

Tonight at the start of Basel Week Miami, Macaya Gallery in the heart of the Wynwood Art District held a special live painting session in conjunction with Hoerle Guggenheim. As one of three participating artists, RETNA (featured) was asked to paint a FERRARI F430 Challenge Car from ANSA Motorcars. Each impressive automobile will be auctioned with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Miami Children’s Health Foundation and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, as well as the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The event which they call ARTCELERATION will go on […]
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Previews: Eric Haze – “Reflex Memories” @ Galerie Wallworks

Tonight in Paris, graffiti legend Eric Haze (featured) will be opening his show to the public at Galerie Wallworks. Entitled Reflex Memories, the exhibition will be the first solo in France from the American artist who found his fame on the streets of New York in the early 70’s. The collection of works incorporate some of his iconic arrows and stars as well as highlights some of his letterforms which focus on different meaningful world cities and years in the past. Discuss Eric Haze here.
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Art Focus: Parasite

Parasite’s series of Black Things paintings utilize found & existing paintings and prints as a canvas where traditional works are over-painted with brutal new geometries. The original context of the source paintings are changed and subverted with distorted volumes and masses of ‘anti-image’ to create a new vocabulary. Portions of the original image are retained by the Poland-based artist as he plays with our sense of perception – depth and dimension present a renewed allegory that emphasizes unfamiliar details within the framing of the existing image. Equally, his outdoor […]
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Streets / Releases: Saber x Zes (Los Angeles) & Originals

Like they did in 2014 (covered), the AWR/MSK affiliated SABER (interviewed) and ZES recently collaborated on another impressive mural in Los Angeles, this time at the American Tea Room building. The piece in Downtown was made possible with special thanks to Montana Colors USA, The Seventh Letter, as well as Branded Arts and is another example of the locally-based writers’ synergistic artistic energy. In addition to this, they have also just released artwork inspired by the wall they painted together – SABER’s Ape Shit Series and ZES’ Perseverare Series On Paper, […]
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Tilt – “Panic Room” (Bogota)

Earlier this month, we brought you a look at the collaborative installation from Ludo & Rero in Columbia for the BARCU Arts and Culture Festival. Fans of street art and graffiti will also be pleased to know The House of Urban Art in Bogota curated by Fabien Castanier also featured work from Tilt. The French artist created a immersive installation entitled “Panic Room,” one his most iconic series of work with rooms where one side is completely covered in graffiti from wall to ceiling leading to a stunning contrasting aesthetic. […]
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