Pete Fowler recently opened a solo show at the infamous The Book Club in London. Titled Theme From Boat Weirdos, the show features new paintings and drawings as well as the site specific installation/mural, as a sequel to his previous solo show at Outlaws Yacht Club in Leeds earlier in the year. Often inspired by music, folklore, myths, psychedelia and the supernatural, Fowler prepared a whole series of acrylic portraits of his ocean related bohemes for the show ranging from ex-rock stars, beach bums and other weirdos that are living on the […]
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It’s been quite a while since our last Rewind feature, so it’s high time we bring you some videos. Starting things off is an explicit new music video from Tyler, The Creator entitled Tamale. If you recognize the scene from 0:48 – 1:02, it’s because it is a scene based of a Mark Ryden painting who also designed the cover for his new album – Wolf. Other notable videos: An interview with Anthony Lister at Wynwood Miami last May. ROA, Phlegm and others recreate famous Baroque paintings. RuPaul drives […]
Tonight in San Francisco, Michael Page (interviewed) will be opening his solo at the Shooting Gallery. We visited his showing at the same space last year, so we are looking forward to seeing how his work has progressed for The Places We’ll Go. Featuring a psychedelic mix of colors and surreal imagery, the new acrylic and oil paintings infuse the mind of the viewer with Page’s vibrant aesthetic. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Michael Page here.
On the 11th of October, StolenSpace in London opened a solo show of artist Haroshi. The Japanese artist that built his name and career around his huge love for skateboarding brought his latest work to the British capital in a show simply titled Pain. Influenced by his personal experiences of physical pain, both while skateboarding and while creating art, he wanted to show it as something that induces and encourage creativity and persistence. Looking at his unique practice of recycling old used skateboards, the concept of the show is […]
This weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the fourth edition of the Beyond Eden art fair is opening at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. Like in previous years (covered), there are some great events planned and something for every art fan. Along with artists represented by four galleries (Thinkspace, C.A.V.E Gallery, Copro Gallery, and Spoke Art) & live painting, there is also a special presentation celebrating Greg Escalante’s unwavering support of the arts. Other highlights include the Bird’s Eye View and Wild At Heart II group exhibitions […]
At the end of last month, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) unveiled a major installation and show at one of Hong Kong’s busiest thoroughfares – Time Square. Presented by LeBasse Projects, the project featured two large heads, recognizably from the LA-based artist’s imagery, as well as other surrounding Submerged sculptures. In addition, some smaller pieces and paintings were on display as well. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
Tonight in London, the StolenSpace Gallery will be hosting Japanese artist Haroshi (featured) and his latest solo exhibition Pain. For this new body of work, the self-taught artist has applied his unique process of creating sculptures out of discarded skateboard decks to explore the effects of emotional pain. If this eagle showstopper is any indication, Londoners should definitely stop by to check it out. Discuss Haroshi here.
Over the weekend, the Shulamit Gallery in Venice, California opened their doors to Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) Mythical Homeland. Dominating the showspace was a birch forest installation that had photographs, drawings, and paintings hung throughout which references the experiences the LA-based artist’s father went through as a freedom fighter hiding from the Nazis (also illustrated in a recent music video with Die Antwoord). Take a look at more opening night photos below… Discuss Gary Baseman here.
AM recently brought you a preview of Antler Gallery’s Unnatural Histories II exhibition including the first look at the Josh Keyes‘ work in the group show. We now have pictures from the opening, courtesy of the gallery for your viewing pleasure. The concept of the exhibition called for each participating artist to create a natural history inspired portrait of a mythical creature. The subject can either be taken from existing mythologies/folklore or completely invented by the artist. Each of the artworks is then accompanied by a framed description of […]
Not to be outdone after last month’s Baxter Collection show, art was once again packed to the rafters at Roq la Rue for the first show of fall, or as it has been dubbed, Roqtober! In her first solo gallery show, titled Moonlight, Magnolias, and Madness, Laurie Lee Brom brings us her soft touch while strolling through a moonlit bayou. Hints of fantasy abound as insects and animals provide whimsical interactions with their female subjects. Several of Laurie’s family and friends were at the opening, including […]