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Streets: Banksy – Basquiat Tribute Pieces (London)

With the imminent opening of the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat scheduled for the 21st, a couple Banksy pieces have shown up near the venue overnight. On his Instagram account, Banksy noted the irony of the Barbican, “a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls”, hosting the work of the legendary graffiti artist. The main piece, what we like to call “SAMO Stop & Search” if you will, has been done with stencil spraypaint, freehand spraypaint and oil […]

Openings: Festival Iminente (London)

Festival Iminente (previewed) opened recently and will bring two days of art and music to London’s Brick Lane. The festival serves as both a celebration of Portuguese and pan-European culture and a warning of what may be lost as a result of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Vhil‘s cast concrete sculpture is based upon a sketch which he drew on a previous trip to the capital. The portrait is surrounded and interwoven with fragments of a city as viewed from above and the crevices created by the metropolis’ roads […]

Previews: Simon Shepherd – “†unsubscribed” (London)

From July 20th – 23rd at 15 Bateman Street in London W1D 3AQ, Simon Shepherd will be showcasing his latest sculptural and two dimensional works. †unsubscribed is a followup of his 2015 London debut and features of two distinct bodies of new work. The main idea of the exhibition is to explore decay in an perfection and upgrade obsessed world. Shown both through pieces that represent the idea of creating the “perfect” body or perfect image, as well as pieces that symbolize emotions that follow such actions, †unsubscribed questions the relationship between progress […]

Previews/Interviews: Vhils // Festival Iminente (London)

Festival Iminente will be bringing a taste of Portuguese culture to East London at the end of the month. The event is being curated by Vhils and the Underdogs Gallery which he established in 2013. The festival debuted in Lisbon’s Oeiras district last autumn and this latest iteration carries a particularly contemporary theme with the subtitle Art Before Brexit. The participating artists’ individual contributions address some of the specific issues which dominated the public conversation around Brexit. For example, Mais Menos’ installation is concerned with […]

Showing: David Shrigley @ Skip Gallery

Turner Prize-nominated artist David Shrigley is currently showing a small installation with Skip Gallery in London. The small scale bronze sculpture located at Hoxton Square is pretty much the exact opposite of his giant bronze ‘thumbs up’ sculpture that is now gracing the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square (covered). Skip Gallery is an interesting concept set up by artists Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker as a fresh way of showcasing art in otherwise inaccessible or expensive areas. For their second project, the two collaborated with Shrigley who was delighted with the idea […]

Showing: Lisa Yuskavage @ David Zwirner (London)

Currently at David Zwirner’s location in London, Lisa Yuskavage has a solo show on view featuring a series of 14 works. Known for her paintings of hyper-sexual voluptuous women and using color as a vehicle for emotion, the American artist has furthered complicated the narrative with her inclusion of couples and their dynamics. Take a look at more photos of the stunning new works below and makes plans to stop by for a look yourself before the close date of July 28th if you are in the […]

Showing: Tom French – “Paralax” @ Unit London

On the 1st of June, Unit London opened a new exhibition of work by Tom French (featured) titled Parallax. Through this show, the London-based artist explores the literal, metaphorical and metaphysical manifestations of perspective and visual perception through his expressive monochromatic works. Stepping away from his previous work that used illusion and double images, French is this time focusing on the apparent displacement of his subject matter and its relation to the viewer. With this in mind, he snatches his figures, preserves them in oils with photographic clarity and incorporates them within abstract […]

Previews: Florian Eymann – “Psyche-Soma” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

On May 12th, Lawrence Alkin Gallery will be opening the first London solo show by Florian Eymann featuring  23 original artworks in oil, watercolor and charcoal on paper, and canvas. Psyche-Soma is titled after the brain’s mechanism that is allows thought processing and links within our psyche, and will include an all new body of work created exclusively for this showcase. Eymann has built his reputation on alluring portraiture inspired by the masters, full of purposeful distortions and expressive sections of intense brush strokes and areas of thick impasto. Through such an approach, the […]

Showing: Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope) – “It Took Me Till Now to Find You” @ Lazarides

Last month, Lazarides Gallery opened a brand new show by Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope. It Took Me Till Now to Find You is the Israeli artist’s second solo with the gallery, four years following his successful debut (covered). Taking a turn from his previous work, this exhibition is the result of a large project that he has been working on for the last several months. After years of creating a recognizable visual language that universally speaks of real-life situations and human struggle, this particular body of work is more personal and […]

Showing: The Lost Object – “Finder/Builder” & Low Bros – “Wired” @ Stolenspace Gallery

Stolenspace Ballery in London is currently hosting a double solo show, presenting new works by The Lost Object and Low Bros. The first is an Amsterdam-based artist who is showcasing his latest body of work created with discarded or abandoned materials, while the Berlin-based art brothers putting their newest retro futuristic animal-based compositions on display. Hyland Mather aka The Lost Object creates works that are sort of a collaboration between him and time & nature itself, hence the title Finder/Builder. He is purposely incorporating the materials’ flaws and history […]
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