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Collections: Mark Parker

AM has been to the offices of Mark Parker before as well as talked to many artists that he has commissioned in the past so we can attest to the epicness of his art collection. Obscura Magazine recently released some photos they took in the Nike CEO’s new workspace where we spy the works of artists like Mark Ryden, Dalek, Kris Kuksi, Riusuke Fukahori, Alex Gross and more. We know this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of his collection so hopefully there will […]
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Preview: Paco Pomet – “Scapelands” @ Richard Heller Gallery

On January 11th, Spanish artist Paco Pomet will be opening a solo show at the Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Scapelands, his second exhibition with the Bergamot Station showspace will feature a range of his works including traditional scenes interjected with text bubbles, surreal visions of human-animal hybrids, as well as plays with perspective. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here.
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Showing: Brian Viveros – “Desensitized 13″ @ Copro Gallery

Currently showing at the Copro Gallery in Los Angeles is a joint exhibition from Brian Viveros (featured) & Dan Quintana. As fans who attended the SCOPE Art Fair during Art Basel Week in Miami already know, the new body of work features individual efforts as well as collaborative pieces from the two artist who specialize in surreal female figures with fantastical elements. We’ll be bringing you a look at Quintana’s work tomorrow but for now, enjoy Viveros’ contributions consisting of mostly soldout paintings, drawings, and sculptural works. Also available still is a print from both artists […]
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Showing: Candice Tripp & Wes Walker – “I’M NEVER SHOPPING HERE AGAIN!” @ Black Rat Projects

On view earlier this month at the Black Rat Projects in London was an interesting collaborative show from Candice Tripp (interviewed) and Giles Walker (known for his immersive robotic installations). IʼM NEVER SHOPPING HERE AGAIN included the surreal, dark paintings & sculptural pieces from Tripp as well as some animatronic magic from Walker. The exhibition was hard to capture with photos (although there are some for you to peruse below) so we have included a video to give you a better idea of what went down. Photo credit: Natasa Leoni. Discuss Candice Tripp here.
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Art Focus: Ruben Pang

Bringing back our Art Focus feature, we want to introduce you to the work of Ruben Pang. The Singaporean artist uses a unique technique with oil and alkyd, mixing in some sandpaper and layering (learn more in an inteview here), which results in these beautiful and ghostly images. Most of his work resolves around portraiture, re-imagined with what appears to be cosmic energy and kinetic vibrations. He is represented by Chan Hampe Gallery who recently hosted his solo show last month. Discuss Ruben Pang here.
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Upcoming: “Unpredictable Gravity” @ Roq La Rue

On January 9th, the Roq La Rue gallery will be opening a special show curated by one of our writers Robbie Lowery entitled Unpredictable Gravity. The group exhibition features an incredible lineup of artists who along with the gallery will be donating half the proceeds toward cancer charities. This particular cause has a deep personal meaning to Robbie and it has been amazing the that some of his favorite artists have agreed to participate including Jeremy Geddes, Ashley Wood, Brian Despain, John Brophy, Sail, Camilla D’Errico, Phil Hale, Ross Richmond, Christopher Thompson, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Thomas Doyle, Esao […]
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Openings: “Winter Group Show” @ Bradbury & Blanchard

Christmas is often an opportune time for galleries to pull out all the stops for blockbuster group exhibitions, and Sheffield’s Bradbury & Blanchard has done just that with their Winter Group Show. The artist run space celebrates the end of its first year in existence with a salon-style exhibition featuring a selection of artists from across the globe and with work across a wide variety of mediums, and in the spirit of Xmas, everything is course for sale and available for immediate pick up. Great for […]
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Openings: “Kobe Prelude Experience” @ Nike Vault

Nike Vault at the STAPLES Center recently launched The Kobe Prelude Experience. For eight weeks, they are showcasing Kobe inspired artwork by different artists, and every Saturday they will unveil a new piece. Each piece is tied to a key moment in Kobe’s career. LA-based artist, Allison “Hueman” Torneros, unveiled the first piece in the eight part series the other night. Nike commissioned her to create a surreal piece inspired by his 81 point game. Torneros explains, “I wanted my artwork to portray the energy he […]
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Openings: Chris Berens – “Nensha” @ Megumi Ogita

Dutch painter Chris Berens recently opened his long awaited first ever solo show in Japan at the Megumi Ogita Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo. Nensha was artist’s only show for 2013 and he created a completely new body of for it, which was strongly inspired by Japanese culture, tradition and life style. The entire process began with a visit Japan earlier this year, painting on the new pieces through the year, and finally opening a show on the 7th of December, which was captured by the film crew […]
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Signings: Mark Ryden @ Taschen Store (Hollywood)

What better way to ring in the holidays than with one of your favorite artists – Mark Ryden. Like his signing in New York from earlier this year, the low brow luminary will be autographing two of his recent monographs at the Taschen store in Los Angeles (Farmer’s Market location, December 23rd, 7-9pm, RSVP: E.holguin@taschen.com) . The newer of the two, The Gay 90s, published by Rizzoli, illustrates the works included Ryden’s 2010 exhibition The Gay 90s: Old Thyme Art Show at Paul Kasmin Gallery (covered) while Pinxit by Taschen is a more comprehensive overview of […]