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Streets: Jeff Soto x Maxx242 (Riverside) – Part I

Like they have in the past (see Berlin & Luxembourg), Jeff Soto (interviewed) and Maxx242 are collaborating on a new mural in Riverside, California. The two friends and former studio mates go way back, even painting a wall together 25 years ago. A year in the making, the two are finally able to go big again in their hometown. Head over to University and Lemon if you are in the area to see them complete their joint effort later today. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Upcoming: “Triumvirate” & Mako Miyamoto – “Speculative Hunting” @ Gauntlet Gallery

Tonight (April 25th) in San Francisco, Gauntlet Gallery has two shows opening up – one a group exhibition, one a solo entitled Triumvirate & Speculative Hunting respectively. As referenced by the name of the show, Triumvirate sees Akira Beard, Alex Garant, Fab Ciraolo, Graham Curran, Jason Bryant, Justin Kane Elder, Phil Noto, Rebecca Adams, Roland Tamayo (seen above) and Sam Lamott were asked to create three works meant to be viewed as a mini-series. On a related note, at least to Tamayo’s work, the second exhibition (curated by AM’s […]

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.
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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 […]

Aaron Li-Hill for Spotify

Recently, Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) was asked to participate in a project for Spotify where he was commissioned to create imagery for a large conference table. The unique design for the company known for their music streaming service featured a combination of things seen in the versatile artist’s work – creatures from nature along with human forms in a state of motion. Created in three parts, the large table was assembled into an impressive finished piece. Discuss Li-Hill here.

Previews: Brian Mashburn – “Contenders” @ Thinkspace

Opening this Saturday, April 25th, will be a small show from Brian Mashburn at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Contenders, the new body of work will consist of six 6″ x 6″ paintings centered thematically on roosters. They look to be rendered beautifully in and in detail in the foreground contrasting nicely with the North Carolina-based artist’s recognizable backgrounds. Discuss Brian Mashburn here.

Update: James Jean

James Jean (interviewed) appears to be firing on all fronts as of late, working on a full range of projects, often at the same time. Just the ones that have been made public in the last several months already includes the design of a library, prints, murals, publications, art toy design, and apparel. But when it comes down to it, our first love were of course his drawings and paintings, where it all begins. Seen here is a new piece that we had to share, a […]

Previews: Jenny Morgan – “All We Have Is Now” @ Driscoll Babcock Galleries

Coming up on May 14th, Jenny Morgan will be opening her second solo with Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York. Entitled All We Have Is Now, the new oil on canvas works from the New York-based artist continues her series of portraiture accented with increasingly intense hues. Centered on themes of life, death, and rebirth, the fresh works also features the blurring of faces, play with symmetry, and inclusion of skeletal forms that have been seen in her past compositions. Via Supersonic Art. Discuss Jenny […]

Spring Open Studios with Eric Joyner

For those interested in seeing the work space of Eric Joyner (interviewed) and learning more about his process, don’t miss the Spring Open Studios at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. Home to more than more than 250 artists, their studios will be open on April 25 & 26 to the public from 11-6 pm. Stop by (Building 101, Studio 2206) and see what Joyner has been working recently – looks like he may be incorporating a human presence to his signature robots and donut paintings. Discuss Eric Joyner […]