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Streets: Banksy (London)

One month since his series of works were revealed in Jungle refugee camp in Calais, Banksy just created a new piece in London. Discovered earlier today on the French embassy, the stenciled image features a girl from Les Misérables, tearing up as CS gas flows over her. This wall, which includes a French flag and the iconic girl from the famous musical, comments on the events from the 5th and 6th of January when French authorities used tear gas, rubber bullets and concussion grenades while attempting to clean up a section of the camp. Even […]

Showing: Lumiere London Festival 2016

During four evenings from the 14th-17th of January, experience installations from the world’s most exciting artists working with light at across 30 locations in the UK capital for the Lumiere London Festival. Architectural landmarks are being coloured with 3D projections like Westminster Abbey by Patrice Warrener. Trafalgar Square fountains are transformed into Plastic Islands’\ by activist group Luzinterruptus. In  shop windows, shimmering dresses by Taegon KIM change colours with their fibre-optic LEDs, giving them a Cinderella-esque touch. Within the famous pedestrian Carnaby Street, passers-by can enjoy the newly permanent installation […]

Previews: “Champagne Life” @ Saatchi Gallery (London)

Coinciding with its thirtieth birthday, Saatchi Gallery in London is opening on the 13th of January an all female show entitled Champagne Life featuring a cast of emerging international artists including Julia Wachtel, Mequitta Ahuja, Virgile Ittah, Marie Angeletti, Julia Dault, Alice Anderson, Jelena Bulajic, Mia Feuer, Sigrid Holmwood, Seung Ah Paik, Maha Malluh, Suzanne McClelland, Stephanie Quayle, and Soheila Sokhanvari. The exhibition title is based on one of the artworks from participating artist – Wachtel. Her canvas represents an inverted image of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian […]

Damien Hirst x Connaught Hotel Christmas Tree

For this holiday season, the Connaught Hotel in London commissioned Damien Hirst to create a Christmas tree outside for passerby’s in the posh Mayfair neighborhood to enjoy. The 30 foot Norway Spruce was decorated by the British artist with the power of science and medicine in mind, one of the themes that frequently inspires him. Garnishments include medical instruments, snowmen formed with pills, garlands of pink sausages, as well as traditional white doves. Hirst further explains – “The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a […]

Openings: “Paintguide” @ Unit London

Last week, Unit London hosted the opening of a group show curated by the founder of Paintguide, Henrik Uldalen. Along with his work, other artists who were invited in the past to take over the art sharing Instagram account also contributed to the exhibition. This well rounded list included Aaron Nagel, Aron Wiesenfeld, Alessandra Peters, Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Andrew Hem, Andy Espinoza, Anthony Hurd, Anthony J. Waichulis, Audrey Kawasaki (seen ab0ve), Benjamin Bjorklund, Brad Kunkle, Casey Weldon, Casey Baugh, Conrad Roset, Daniel Ochoa, Dan Quintana, David Kassan, Eric Fortune, Eloy […]

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 […]

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. […]