This Saturday (June 23rd), Jonathan LeVine Projects in New Jersey will be presenting the insanely detailed drawings of Ben Tolman in a solo show. Working with both geometric forms and urban sprawl, the Washington D.C.-based artist creates frenetic compositions that will introduce you to some new intriguing new element with each viewing. Take look at some more preview images below but these must really be in seen in person to be truly appreciated. Discuss Ben Tolman here.
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Coming up on June 23rd, Ben Tolman will be opening a new show of his incredibly detailed drawings at Jonathan LeVine Projects in New Jersey. The American artist’s artistic vision takes Escher-like influences and combines with them a urban sensibility as well as surreal elements, leading to frenetic compositions that overwhelm the eye in a way that’s uniquely his own. Making an appearance every now and then in Tolman’s imagery are these grid-like structures (like these teaser images from the upcoming exhibition pictured above and below) of […]
Jonathan LeVine Projects recently closed a showing by John Jacobsmeyer, his debut solo with the Jersey City gallery. Entitled Great Feats and Defeats, the oil paintings from the New York-based artist depict a world of impossible mazes created from plywood, full struggling competitors. The pieces created on aluminum are strangely influenced by both Jacobsmeyer’s fascination with wood since childhood and from his love for gaming cultures. He explains – “If time were reversed and analog followed digital, if plywood clubhouses were made in order to […]
On October 14th Jonathan LeVine Projects in New Jersey will be presenting two solo show by two Dutch artists – Handiedan and Eric Basstein. Both showing with the gallery for the first time, they will present their significantly different styles that are somewhat based on a similar production concept. Handiedan well known for working with mixed-media by creating collage based reliefs of classic female pin-ups. Using both digitally created and found components, she is deeply influenced by scientific and spiritual interests – from Quantum Physics, Cosmology and Numerology to Sacred Geometries, Metaphysics […]
After 12 years in New York, Jonathan LeVine Gallery has relocated to Jersey City at Mana Contemporary. Their inaugural show in the new space is entitled Welcome to New Jersey and opens on February 18th. The impressive roster for the group exhibition includes: Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Alessandro Gallo (seen above), Alex Diamond, Andy Kehoe, Ashley Wood, Augustine Kofie, Beth Cavener, Camille Rose Garcia, Carlos Ramirez, Chloe Early, Cryptik, Dan Witz, Diego Gravinese, Dylan Egon, Eloy Morales, Erik Jones, EVOL, Gary Taxali, Handiedan, Haroshi, Hush, Jeff Soto, Jeremy […]
On Sunday, October 18th, Mana Contemporary in New Jersey officially opened their latest commissioned work to the public – a large-scale mural by How & Nosm. Titled At The Center of It All, the piece was finished only four days before its official reveal during the open house event. The twin brothers and artist duo from NY stated that the image explores themes that they feel are universally common. This was done through the use of various visual elements familiar in their previous work. Subjects such as danger, aggression, […]
Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) recently completed his piece for the Savage Habbit Murals Project in New Jersey, rendered with his signature sense of motion and kinetic energy. Choosing imagery the referenced the history of Secaucus, the New York-based artist was able to pay homage to revolutionary war patriots while also surrounding them with a flock of Snow Geese, often seen in the area on their yearly migration. He further states in regards to the soldiers – “this symbol connects to the site, history and the broader violent history of […]
As mentioned in our interview with ROA last month leading up to his solo (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, the prolific street artist also had plans to paint a mural in New Jersey while in the area. The Belgian artist made good on his word recently with this new piece on a building owned by Mana Contemporary located near the approach to the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City. Continuing his portraiture of animals in various stages of anatomical dissection, he chose the skeleton of the […]
Earlier this year, we introduced you to the kinetic work of Aaron Li-Hill in one of our Art Focus features. Working in Jersey City on a wall project arranged by Savage Habit, the New York-based artist has recently painted one of his motion-filled portraits inspired by the movements seen in ping pong. Take a look at more detailed and in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Savage Habit. Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.
In New Jersey, there’s a newly formed thinktank incubator for start ups called JuiceTank. This newly christened work space is a digital creative environment needed a little artistic love for its fresh digs. A number of artists were tapped to work on this mural project with the first up being Brooklyn street artist GILF!. (Be sure to check out her exhibition at Soho’s Galerie Swanström opening tomorrow.) Known for creating positive change through her stencils and eye catching visuals, GILF took to creating a site […]