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Damien Hirst Flag Part Of London Olympics Closing Ceremony

With the Olympics coming to an end, all of London celebrated with a star-studded and rousing closing ceremony featuring some of England’s greatest cultural exports. Damien Hirst was asked to design one of the many renditions of the Union Jack in his signature spin-painting looking motif which was unveiled as part of the event. Check out more photographs of the festivities below… Via Mail Online. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

Teaser: Matt Small – “Seen and Heard” @ Blackall Studios

On August 10th, a new series of works from Matt Small (interviewed) will be on display at Blackall Studios in London. Presented by Moniker Projects, the paintings are collectively entitled Seen and Heard, also the name of the youth empowerment project the UK-based artist has been working on. The portraits which seem to be formed by a kaleidoscopic swirl of colors are of the young people that Small has been putting through his workshops where they are challenged to think of what positive words they would apply to themselves […]

Openings: Skullphone – “London, XX12” @ Ivory & Black

A couple weeks ago, the Ivory & Black in London opened their Skullphone showing entitled London, XX12. Featuring a new body of work created with his special technique utilizing dots and layered clear coats, the continuing series initially looks like digital LEDs from a distance – a reference to the street artist’s claim to fame – his digital billboard takeovers. Also included were some sculptures based on molds of his feet as well as some associated items. Discuss Skullphone here.

Streets: Banksy for the Olympics (UK)

With the Summer Olympics opening this Friday, it was only a matter of time before Banksy put his thoughts on the event out there. Two new images (unknown locations as of yet but presumably in London) were just uploaded to Mr. B’s website – one showing a missile substituted in for the javelin throw and the other stencil placed perfectly next to a a barb wire fence featuring the pole vault. Keep your eyes out for more work from the elusive street artist if you are […]

Preview: Candice Tripp – “Petit Mal” @ Black Rat Gallery

Opening this Friday (July 26th), Petit Mal is a solo show from Candice Tripp (interviewed) at Black Rat Projects, with whom she released a print earlier this year if you remember. We’ve been looking for a large body of work from the UK-based painter ever since her show at Joshua Liner, and the new work does not disappoint. Thematically based on her thoughts of the “petit mal” seizures sometimes seen in children, her paintings are indeed what one may imagine could be seen during the brief interruptions of consciousness […]

Preview: Logan Hicks – “Structural Integrity” @ The Outsiders

This Friday night in London, Logan Hicks (interviewed) will be unveiling his stenciled renderings of urban landscapes at The Outsiders. Structural Integrity will also include a selection of photographs (printed on metallic paper) taken over the past 5 years giving the viewer an rare insight into life beneath cities of America and Europe. If you are in the area, stop by and see some incredibly detailed work, a result of layers upon layers of painstakingly cut stencils, something the New York-based street artist is known for. Discuss this […]

Showing: Karin Krommes – ‘Reign’ @ Waterhouse & Dodd

After a couple of false starts, AM finally got to see Karin Krommes‘ latest solo exhibition entitled Reign at Waterhouse & Dodd in London. Her beautifully layered paintings in oil and acrylic feature portraits of aircraft parts from discarded and abandoned planes. The principal series of Reign are four diptych presentations of ejector seats from fighter jets, rendered in so much beautiful detail that they feel almost as three-dimensional as the installation piece within the gallery of a Martin-Baker Mk2 housing a tree-filled landscape arrangement. […]

Damien Hirst Donates Artwork To Burger King

Not content to just have his work displayed in an upmarket Shoreditch eatery (Tramshed Restaurant), British artist Damien Hirst has gone to the other end of the market and donated a piece of art to the Burger King in Leicester Square. The newly remodeled “Flameship” restaurant is located in the heart of London’s biggest tourist district which means visitors in town for the upcoming Olympics will come up close and personal with the spin painting. Not too close though – as the piece entitled Beautiful Psychedelic Gherkin […]

Openings: “Letters From America” @ Black Rat Press (Curated by Corey Helford Gallery)

Last week, the Black Rat Projects opened a show curated by Corey Helford Gallery entitled Letters From America. The group exhibition included American artists SABER, RISK, Ron English, and TrustoCorp taking advantage of the July 4th holiday (US Independence Day) to introduce London art lovers to work from across the pond that they may not have seen in person before. Stop by to check out SABER’s flag variations that have much personal meaning, RISK’s graff-inspired works as well as some sculptural pieces (see Big Boy above), English’s pop-culture inspired commentary, and TrustoCorp’s witty work […]

Openings: Remi Rough – “How To Use Colour & Manipulate People” @ Unit 44

Post-graffiti visionary and Agents of Change member Remi Rough (featured) recently opened a show How To Use Colour & Manipulate People at Unit 44. The UK-based artist was last seen at the London showspace last year when he created work for a show with Stormie Mills, but this time it was a solo affair. Along with his street inspired abstract pieces, he also created some sculptural work in a new direction as well an installation. Take a look at the photo set below. Photos via the gallery and Alan […]