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Previews: “Paintguide” @ Unit London

On November 27th, a group exhibition organized by Henrik Uldalen, the founder of Paintguide on Instagram, will open at Unit London. One can say the Norwegian oil painter’s success has come in part because of social media, something that more and more collectors are using to find and purchase artwork. The show also is a product of the Instagram account as the participants were invited take over the account a week at a time with their artwork in the past. Artists who contributed works include Uldalen […]

Streets: Dotmasters // The Croydon Mural Project (London)

Recently in Croydon, Dotmasters took a couple weeks to finish two murals for the The Croydon Mural Project. Given two walls facing opposite of each other in the South London town, the British artist decided to continue his Toy Town series, first started years ago at Nuart in Stavanger, with a Ragdoll and Astroboy. The pieces seem to be a play on a well known graffiti term and are based on actual toys he owns. Photo credit: Ian Cox & the artist.

Openings: JR – “Crossing” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Crossing, a solo featuring all new works from JR (interviewed) opened up on all three levels of Lazarides Rathbone in London a couple weeks ago. Consisting of large format photographs of his art from the streets, pasted wood pieces, color prints, as well as his signature wood mounted monochromatic paper pieces, the exhibition focuses in on two of the French photographer’s recent series of works – Les Bosquets and Unframed Ellis Island. Attendees also had the opportunity to watch his latest film which featured Robert De Niro – Ellis. Photos via the gallery. Discuss JR […]
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Previews: Mr Jago – “NIL” @ Unit London

After numerous exhibitions around the world, Mr Jago is about to present NIL at Unit London on October 22nd, his first with the gallery. For this show, the Bristol-based artist created a whole new body of work using oil for the first time, along with acrylic and spray paint. His explosive new works are a result of years of evolving artistically from the droid-like figures all the way to abstract takes on traditional landscape painting. In general, the paintings are a balance between chaos and harmony, hope and despair, with Jago […]

Previews: Bom.K – “L’imprévisible Imaginaire” @ Moniker Art Fair 2015

This year’s Moniker Art Fair 2015 in London will be hosting the premiere UK solo exhibition of Bom.K, organized by MYA gallery. L’imprévisible Imaginaire will include the newest paintings by one of the founding members of the DMV crew. The French artist, who developed a very recognizable style through his outdoor works, has been producing studio works for the last decade. Focusing on the darker side of urban reality, madness, life in the peripheral suburbs, social exclusion, fear and hate, his work is like the unwanted voice of his generation. […]
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Previews: Adam Neate – “Dimensionalist Painter” @ Elms Lester

In what has become an annual tradition, Elms Lester in London will be showing new work from Adam Neate (interviewed) starting later today (October 2). As indicated from the title of the solo exhibition, Dimensionalist Painter, the British artist has been known for his unique three dimensional sculptural painting technique that results in works that engage viewers on multiple levels. The 25 new works feature familiar subjects such as portraiture and self-portraiture, but also experiments with new themes. Discuss Adam Neate here.

Showing: Pablo Delgado – “Opens Tomorrow Morning” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

One year since his last show with the gallery, Pablo Delgado is back in London with Opens Tomorrow Morning currently showing at Howard Griffin Gallery. For this conceptual show, the Mexican artist created a fictional gallery within the walls of the existing space. In his work, Delgado is often focused on reducing his work to its smallest expression, often employing the use of negative space, light, and shadow, while inviting the viewer to interact with the works. In order to emphasize the engagement of the observer, the concept of this […]

Streets: Shok-1 – “Dog With Bones” (London)

Recently in the heart of London, Shok-1 created a new mural entitled Dog With Bones, reinterpretation of one of Keith Haring’s iconic dog paintings. Using his signature x-ray spray technique, the latest effort from the British artist is part of his X-Pop series that takes a look inside popular icons and symbols. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Shok-1 here.

Upcoming: Anish Kapoor x Ai Weiwei Refugee Walk (London)

Tomorrow (September 17th) in London, Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei will be joining forces for a walk to bring awareness to the 60 million refugees in our world today. Each will carry a blanket as a symbol and everyone who is interested is invited to join them with a blanket as well. These actions will be repeated by the artists in different cities around the world in upcoming months. The route details of the London walk will be announced, presumably through the Instagram accounts of Kapoor & […]

Upcoming: “LAX / LHR” @ Stolenspace

This Thursday night, September 3rd, is the opening reception for LAX / LHR, a continuing series of shows (also see Hong Kong, SF, Berlin, Detroit) curated by Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. This iteration will be co-curated by Stolenspace and held at their London showspace featuring the usual format of 12″ x 12″ works from each artist. Participants contributing 12″ x 12″ pieces include Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Andrew McAttee, Andy Kehoe, Angry Woebots, Anthony Clarkson, Arth Daniels, Atsuko Goto, Baghead, Beau Stanton, Bec Winnel, […]
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