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Showing: Thierry Noir – “Jazz” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

After setting up Thierry Noir’s London retrospective (covered) and a Los Angeles show (covered), Howard Griffin Gallery invited the legendary Berlin wall artist to put together another solo show that celebrates his second biggest love – music. Jazz was planned as a synthesis between the worlds of art and music through the colorful and playful filter of Noir’s practice, and it resulted in an overwhelming sensory experience from the floor to the ceiling of the gallery. While living in vibrant Berlin in the 80s, the French-born artist was constantly influenced […]
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Openings: Ian Francis – “The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Continuing his long collaboration with Lazarides, Ian Francis (featured) recently returned to London for the opening of his new show at the gallery’s flagship Rathbone Place location. The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer consists of new series of mixed media works that explore the coexistence of beauty and destruction in society today, rendered in the British artist’s signature mix of abstract and photorealistic techniques utilizing oil, ink, acrylic, graphite and charcoal. Along with some complex, dream-like pieces that reference blurred realities, Francis also had some monochromatic paintings that were more focused on […]
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Openings: “MASTERS OF STREET ART” @ Magda Danysz (London)

Following her success in Paris and Shangai, French gallerist Magda Danysz recently launched a pop-up gallery space in London called the The London Project for a duration of 100 days. While the lower ground floor is dedicated to in-situ installations by international artists and evolving across the 100 days, the first floor is currently hosting an exhibition entitled MASTERS OF STREET ART with work from Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Futura, Jef Aerosol, JonOne, L’Atlas, Obey, Pure Evil, Remi Rough (pictured), Space Invader, Sten & Lex, West and Yz on display. Photo credit: […]
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Previews: Thierry Noir – “Jazz” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Legendary Berlin-based artist, Thierry Noir, is currently in London, setting up his upcoming show Jazz with Howard Griffin Gallery. The artist who painted miles and miles of the notorious Berlin wall during its most turbulent history, is creating an extensive show that will include canvases, installations and sculptures, all influenced by the vibrant world of jazz, and will open on the 25th of June. When the French-born artist moved to Berlin in the 80s, he also moved to the capital of alternative music at that time – […]
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Openings: Julian Opie – “2012 – 2015″ @ Alan Cristea Gallery (London)

The Alan Cristea Gallery in London is currently showing new editions by Julian Opie alongside prints and animations, created in a variety of mediums. Inspired by different views of the town and countryside, the London series presents us with observations of everyday life: figures of walking in the rain, tourists on the Southbank, passers-by at school gates and busy crowds of workers descending on the city. The series, French Landscapes, based on photos taken by the artist in France at different times of the day in different weather conditions, present us […]
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Releases: VNA 30 – Futura Cover

VNA Magazine is proudly introducing their landmark issue #30 featuring a true godfather of graffiti, Futura, as their cover artist. Aside from giving a nice overview on his work from the Futura2000 days and beyond, including a conversation about the stratospheric highs and crushing lows of his dramatic life and career, the limited edition box set includes a couple of nice goodies for his fans. Created in collaboration with their friends at White Duck Screen Print, each box set features Futura’s artwork screen-printed on the box and magazine […]
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Previews: Sepe – “The Golden Age Of Grotesque” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

Five years since his last solo, Sepe will be opening a London show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery on the 29th of May. The Golden Age Of Grotesque will include a total of 19 new works that Polish artist created especially for this event. After years of being a straight-up graffiti artist then moving on to large murals, Sepe is these days successfully transferring his work onto canvas. Using the years of street work experience along with the skills he mastered at the Fine Arts Academy, his paintings often balance […]
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Openings: Todd “REAS” James – ‘Fantasy Island’ @ Lazarides Rathbone

The New York-based Todd James a.k.a. REAS, is showing his new works at London’s Lazarides. The exhibition entitled Fantasy Island explores the grotesque of socio-political news we receive, between images of war, somali pirates, UN soldiers and scantily-clad females posing on the cover of fashion magazines. Using vibrant colours, the American artist’s paintings feature an army of multicolored AK47, armed soldiers balancing cup of teas in armchairs, while his oversexualised blonde female portraits are reminiscent of Wesselman. In parallel to the exhibition, guests can also enjoy his infamous Vandal’s […]
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Previews: Todd James – “Fantasy Island” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Todd James aka REAS will be opening a new solo show with Lazarides Rathbone on Friday, the 1st of May. Fantasy Island will include a vivid body of hyper colored works that he’s been developing and showing lately worldwide. For this particular exhibition, the forms he is using to explore socio-political affairs are getting more minimal, while the colors are getting brighter and stronger. His favorite themes that include war machinery, the American dream, or Somali pirates, are mixing together, creating a new world that is balancing […]
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Openings: ‘Endangered Species’ @ Mya Gallery (London)

For the group exhibition Endangered Species at the Mya Gallery in London, twenty international contemporary artists have created artworks highlighting animals facing extinction. Participating artists include: Gent 48, Matt Small, Pam Glew, Labrona, Luke Chueh, JADE, Shark Toof, SatOne, Andrey Adno, Angry Woebots, Eismann, Txemy, Jason Redwood, 3ttman, Pantonio, Fintan Magee, Odisy, SozyOne, Morik1 and Uriginal. From the Puma featured by British artist Pam Glew, the Monarch Butterfly by SatOne to the Killer Whale by American illustrator Luke Chueh or the Orangutan by Matt Small, each artist depicted […]
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