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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Openings: David Shillinglaw – ‘You Are Here’ @ Scream (London)

David Shillinglaw (see the studio visit here) recently opened a new solo exhibition entitled You Are Here at Scream Gallery in London. A large crowd gathered to see the re-creation of the studio space of the artist, like an exploration of his creative mind, and enjoyed the new body of work on canvas, paper and wood, featuring symbols and typography with British artist’s signature sunny colour palette. Also brightening up the evening was performance artist Pandemonia present amongst the guests. Talking about the show, David Shillinglaw mentions-  ‘Inspired by the […]

Upcoming: “Endangered Species” @ Mya Gallery

Tonight in London (April 24), the Endangered Species group exhibition opens to the public at Mya Gallery where 20 artists were challenged to depict one species under the threat of extinction. Participants include Gent 48, Matt Small, Pam Glew, Labrona, Luke Cheuh (seen above assigned the Killer Whale), JADE, Shark Toof, SatOne, Andrey Adno, Angry Woebots, Eismann, Txemy, Jason Redwood, 3ttman, Pantonio, Fintan Magee, Odisy, SozyOne and Morik1, and Uriginal. Ten percent of the proceeds of each artwork sold will be donated to World Land Trust (an international conservation charity) who […]

Upcoming: Joram Roukes – “The Great Beyond” @ StolenSpace

Coming up on May 21st, Joram Roukes will be opening a solo at StolenSpace in London witha new body of work entitled The Great Beyond. The fresh series of surreal oil paintings explores ideas of exploration and escapism, perhaps inspired by the move by the Dutch artist from the Netherlands to Los Angeles in 2013. His style is almost collage-like with complex layers and juxtaposed composition, drawing viewers in with their own interpretations. Discuss Joram Roukes here.

Openings: Ben Turnbull – “Smells Like Teens Spirit” & Ramon Maiden – “Turbofaith, Ladies of the Night and Dandy Delinquents” @ StolenSpace

StolenSpace is currently presenting a duo show with British artist Ben Turnbull and Spanish illustrative artist Ramon Maiden through May 15th. A self taught artist with a U.S. obsession, Turnbull learned his skill working with craftsmen and artisans. Back in 2006, the various firearms he produced encased in facsimiles of red fire alarm boxes bearing ‘In Emergency Break Glass’ were featured at the Banksy Santa’s Ghetto. Continuing his series American History X, the exhibition Smells Like Teens Spirit focuses on the lone teen shooter phenomenon that has occurred in the US […]

Interviews / Studio Visit: Ryan Hewett

Several weeks before opening his long awaited Europen debut on April 24th with The Unit London, we had a chance to talk with Ryan Hewett and have a peek at his process. His upcoming show is called Untitled and it features a collection of portraits of leading figures from the past and present who have somehow shaped civilization. Not limited to good or bad individuals, this unique body of work includes paintings of revered icons as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln, but also Adolf Hitler, […]