A group of renegade art bandits calling themselves the Underdogs are proving themselves to be quite a powerhouse with one large scale art project after another. This latest gathering of the minds produced a group show titled “TRAINS & GENERATIONS” at the Underdogs Gallery in Lisbon featuring the imagery of three iconic graffiti photographers over the coarse of more than three decades – from Martha Cooper’s pioneering photos depicting the underbelly of New York City graffiti of the 70′s and 80′s to the works of Alex Fakso and Smart […]
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Over looking the Seine, La Tour Paris 13 is a project curated by Mehdi Ben Cheikh from Galerie Itinerrance. During a year, the entire building was painted by 100 international street and graffiti artists, each leaving their mark with murals and installations within the 36 apartments over 9 floors and cellars. Opening to the public for a month from October 1st, the building is due to be demolished in November, making it the largest temporary street art exhibition in France. To celebrate the upcoming launch a giant Keith Haring […]
The BC Gallery just opened a group exhibition in Berlin called HYPERGRAPHIA dedicated to the power of the letter, curated by Maximiliano Ruiz. Each artist in the international lineup is showing a different angle of graffiti influenced calligraphy, from New York graffiti tags to urban calligraphy. The show which includes HEIKO ZAHLMANN (D), MAX RIPPON (US), SOWAT (F), STOHEAD (D), TILT (F), VINCENT ABADIE HAFEZ (F), OS+FORTES (BR) also includes works on paper from Brazil’s pixação movement.
After word leaked that Jeffrey Deitch would be stepping down as the director of the LA MOCA, the art world has been watching to see what his plans were for the future. It sounds like first up will be a series of independent and curatorial projects in New York including a show he is involved with at the Leila Heller Gallery. Calligraffiti: 1984-2013 revisits the original exhibition curated by Deitch back in 1984, but with an expanded roster that juxtaposes the styles of mid-century abstract, graffiti, and calligraphic artists […]
It looks like the next showing for SABER (interviewed) after his big exhibition in New York (covered) earlier this year will be at The Outsiders in Newcastle – opening to the public on September 6th. Entitled Ugly American, the American graffiti artist’s European solo debut will feature urban depictions of both the American flag and of the Union Jack. He explains the show title as “a reference to the excesses, and foul nature, that some believe Americans possess. Obviously this has similarities to modern Britain too, but… I come […]
The South Africa-based Faith47 has started a petition to gain permission to repaint the iconic”FREE MANDELA” slogan in Capetown. As part of the anti-graffiti bylaw that has been passed, many of the historic artworks on the streets have been buffed, leading to a loss of some of the important cultural relics of those tumultuous times. Check out the petition here and support it with a signature if it so moves you.
For those who missed the three day only showing from PUSH at the Known Gallery, our friends at LA Taco have some photos of the event. Presented by Simple Mobile, Adaptation featured a setup from the LA-based graffiti artist that cleverly brought his signature patterns indoors, which at the same time transformed his usual 2D work into a three-dimensional interactive walkthrough installation. More photos below… Photo credit: LA Taco. Discuss PUSH here.
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 […]
Two notable London graffiti / street artists, Paul Insect & Sweet Toof have a long history of working collaboratively and jamming out walls together. Their latest collaboration is entitled Clowning Around. Check out the cool stop motion animated video they made of the piece coming together below… Discuss Paul Insect here. Discuss Sweet Toof here.
UK based graffiti artist Petro has been contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer for 25 years or so, and his instantly recognisable style is now on view in Sheffield gallery Bradbury & Blanchard. Hey You showcases Petro’s signature handstyle, lettering and drip-infused symbology and it’s good to see exhibitions like this being brought to the North of England by B&B – the gallery owners and curators are artists themselves, so watch out for more exiting shows in the future. In conjunction with the exhibition, […]