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Openings: Know Hope – “The Abstract And The Very Real” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Last night, Lazarides Rathbone in London opened their doors to the new solo show from Know Hope. The Abstract And The Very Real consisted of clusters of paintings and assemblages, often utilizing found objects, that collectively put forth the Tel Aviv-based artist’s ode to the human spirit, manifested in his signature characters, imagery, and motifs. The show runs through August 29th so stop by if you have a chance… Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss Know Hope here. Discuss this show here.

Jonathan Yeo Paints Damien Hirst

Several months ago, we told you about a big solo show coming up from Jonathan Yeo at the National Portrait Gallery in London. A new image has been released leading up to the opening on September 11th that reveals one of the subjects of Yeo’s contemporary portraiture as Damien Hirst. Wearing a chemical suit and equipped with a gas mask, the artist is sitting in a display case and “it’s not entirely clear if he is making something or whether he is being pickled in one of […]

Upcoming: Know Hope – “The Abstract And The Very Real” @ Lazarides Rathbone

With the private view scheduled for August 1st and the general opening on August 2nd, it’s about time we told you about Know Hope’s newest solo. After an exhibition in Los Angeles last year (covered), the Tel Aviv-based artist is taking another step in his career with a London showing entitled The Abstract And The Very Real at Lazarides Rathbone. The new body of work continues to explore the human condition series of assemblages, paintings, and a site specific installation featuring his signature characters and poetic […]

Openings: Cleon Peterson – ‘There is a War’ @ The Outsiders

Cleon Peterson recently brought his highly stylised and violent imagery to London for his first solo exhibition in the UK. There is a War opened at The Outsiders’ Soho gallery space on Thursday July 4th with a selection of  works from his Brinksman series as well as his wonderful tableaux street scenes so full of multi-dimensional blood drenched villainy. For many at the opening it was the first opportunity to see Cleon’s graphical (and also graphic) work in person, and a chance to absorb his technique over a large body of work. There […]

Videos: Paul Insect & Sweet Toof – ‘Clowning Around’

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.

Ben Eine for Louis Vuitton

Continuing their long history of artists collaborations, Louis Vuitton’s latest project features the letters of Ben Eine. In particular, the Frence fashion house has been working on a series of scarves with street and graffiti artists (also see RETNA, Aiko, Os Gemeos) so the UK-based artist’s alphabet musings are just the latest iteration. Adorned with the words “Louis Vuitton” and “Great Adventures,” a reference to a how Eine feels every time he gets off a plane in a new city, the scarf was sold in […]

Streets: D*Face (London)

Hopefully those in London had a chance to check out the great showing from D*Face (interviewed) at Stolenspace before it closed last weekend. Around the same time, the local street artist found time to get up near the gallery (Commercial Street, across the way from Spitalfields Market) with some of his recent pop imagery. Working through the rain, the water turned out to be a good opportunity to get some photos… Photos via the artist. Discuss D*Face here.

Leandro Erlich – “Dalston House” (London)

Argentinean artist Leandro Erlich has unleashed another interactive installation in a vacant lot on Ashwin Street in East London as part of Beyond Barbican. Known for his art pieces that often stretches the viewer’s mind with unexpected optical illusions, this particular one entitled Dalston House utilizes a modality he has tried before. Placing the facade of Victorian house on the ground and then attaching a massive mirror at a 45 degree angle to it, people can position themselves to look like they are scaling the building or dangling […]

Previews: Cleon Peterson – ‘There is a War’ @ The Outsiders

Cleon Peterson‘s first UK solo exhibition is on the horizon, so get ready for some carnage Londoners! Peterson’s stories are told in a typically monochrome language, and show a world where violence reigns, interspersed with quirky black humour. His stylized bogeymen are metaphor of course for oppressors of all kinds rather than a straight up glorification of violent people carrying out violent acts. There is a War opens at The Outsiders Soho gallery space with a private view on Thursday July 4th and runs until August 3rd […]

Openings: ‘The Many Faces of David Bowie’ @ Opera Gallery (London)

Opera Gallery London is pleased to present a collection of David Bowie-inspired art, in parallel to the Victoria and Albert Museum milestone retrospective David Bowie Is. The group exhibition The Many Faces of David Bowie is featuring a contemporary vision of ‘Bowie Mania’ with one-off masterpieces including tributes from some of today’s leading contemporary and street artists. David Bowie has endorsed the exhibition on both his official Facebook page and official website. The participating artists are: Lita Cabellut, David Mach, Joe Black, C215, The London Police, Mac1, Jimmy C, Kid Zoom, Mr. Brainwash, Kan (Da Mental […]