On June 4th, Avantgarden Gallery in Milan opened OLYMPVS, a solo show by James Reka, that will stay on view until THE 10th of July. For this event, the Berlin-based artist created a coherent body of work that mirrors the aesthetics of ancient Greek culture. Showing the typical imagery of that period, through his almost abstract visual language, Reka created an interesting mixture of old and new. Using his strict geo shapes along with spraypaint transparency and solid fill ins, the artist depicts recognizable architectural elements such as arches and […]
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Berlin-based artist James Reka is currently in Milan, adding the final touches to his upcoming solo show opening at Avantgarden Gallery on June 4th. Along with showing a new body of work created for this show, the Australian artist painted a mural at the entrance of the gallery and is also releasing a limited edition of hand finished prints for this occasion. From the preview photos we just revived, OLYMPVS will include some fresh pieces inspired by the aesthetics of the ancient Greeks. Including figurative as […]
If you’re visiting Milan between April 7th and 19th, you can see two gigantic original canvases, hand-painted by Agostino Iacurci, on display in Piazzale Loreto and Piazzale Cadorna. Utilizing major advertising spaces in a unique way, these 80 and 90 sqm artworks are an introduction to his upcoming show Appearance and Disappearance, opening at Galleria Patricia Armocida on April 21st. Known for his well composed murals that blend perfectly with the environment they are painted in, his approach to studio work is no exception. Using harmonious colors […]
On September 25th, Eric White (interviewed) will be presenting new works in Milan at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. His second solo with the gallery will feature paintings and drawings collectively entitled Down In Front. The new imagery will no doubt continue his exploration of perspective as well as keep his characters on the road and will have an old school cinematic feel to it. Discuss Eric White here.
After featuring his works in a couple of group shows over the years, Galeria Patricia Armocide recently opened a solo from Todd James. Entitled Secret Garden the show includes seven large-scale acrylic on canvas paintings and eight medium and small-scale gouache on paper paintings, and will stay on view until the 1st of August. Continuing his ongoing series of bright colored pieces capturing not so glamorous subjects and showing them in a new light, the work balances between ironic and erotic. His voluptuous blondes are naked and sexy, but […]
Augustine Kofie (featured) and Teo Pirisi aka Moneyless met for the first time in San Francisco back in 2010, and ever since they’ve been both friends and admirers of each other’s work. Fans of geometric, futuristic and abstract works, their pieces have been exhibited many times alongside each other. Now four years since they met, they finally got to work together thanks to Avantgarden Gallery. On the 20th of March, they opened Assioma, a two man exhibition in Milan, Italy, and introduced their first ever collaborative […]
Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan recently opened A Position On a Map, a new solo show by Jim Houser (previewed). This is American artist’s second solo show with the gallery, and after three and half years, he is back with 20 new works that he shared with local art lovers. Working with a wide range of mediums that include acrylic, collage, but also found objects and some sculptural works, the entire exhibition is shown and installed in a way so the pieces complement each other. The show will be on view […]
Philadelphia-based artist Jim Houser is set to open his second solo show with Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan, presenting a collection of his signature visual poetry works. Almost one year since his last solo show in NYC (covered), A Position on a Map will feature 20 new works and two site specific installations that the artist created in the gallery space. Aside from this, the whole show is installed and displayed in such a way that the works complement each other and tell a story. The pieces […]
Last month during Milan Fashion Week, American artist El Mac was asked by Prada to participate in the In the Heart of the Multitude project. Guided by themes of beauty, femininity, and power, the LA-based street muralist created three murals that were used as the backdrop for the Spring/Summer ’14 Prada Women’s fashion show (see video below). Collectively, he entitled them Sueños y Polvo de Estrellas (Dreams and Stardust) and shared that they were inspired by the work of Alphonse Mucha. Discuss El Mac here.
Korean artist Yu Jinyoung (interviewed) recently opened her first solo show in Italy at Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan. On Wednesday, September 18th, local art lovers were introduced to the wonderful fragile creations of this talented artist through her new show titled I Am OK. The exhibition features six sculptures from the series A family in disguise, seven works from the new series Wounded, as well as photographs oh the works taken by the artist herself, authentic process studies, and sketches of the exhibited sculptures. Focused on feelings of isolation and insecurity […]