French graffiti artist Bom.k has launched his first ever solo show, Vertiges et Somnolence (Dizziness & Drowsiness), at Galerie Itinerrance in Paris, showcasing a series of large scale canvases, drawings, and sculptures. With a unique way to paint with spray cans, distorting caps for an ultimate precision of the lines, the founder of the Da Mental Vaporz crew invites the viewer into his world of disturbing hybrid creatures and urban landscapes. The result is breathtaking.
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Celebrating the 64th anniversary of French magazine Paris Match, in partnership with Opera Gallery in Paris, 19 artists paid tribute by revisiting some of their iconic covers in paintings, sculptures, photos and other mixed media. Participating artists included Speedy Graphito, C215, Blek Le Rat, The London Police, Kan, Dest, Paul Alexis, G.J. Plisson & Brusk, Andre Monet, Gully, Gris1, Brusk, Tilt, Hisham Echafaki, Ron Agam and Zeus. View the catalogue here. Pics by Butterfly and Opera Gallery.
Last weekend, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM) opened a new retrospective of the late Keith Haring’s work entitled The Political Line. On display were a staggering number of pieces, over 250 paintings and sculptural works with a focus on the importance of Haring’s art as visual activism, highlighting the diversity of his socio-political views. The exhibition will be on view through August 18th in Paris and is made possible with the support of Citizens of Humanity. Discuss Keith Haring here.
For those who haven’t been by Fondation Cartier in Paris to see acclaimed sculptor Ron Mueck new exhibition, you may be interested in looking at the video below that documents the setup. The footage follows the London-based artist around as he touches up and installs his hyperrealistic works that play with scale – some monumental in size, and some smaller than real life. Along with pieces that were on display last year at Hauser & Wirth in London (covered) among others, three new ones were produced specifically for this event featuring two teenagers in [...]
Paris is a city full of mysterious places. A year after the Mausolee project was revealed (covered here), the mythical Bains Douches, cradle of the Parisian night life, has been transformed in an ephemeral artistic residency curated by Magda Danyz. Closed since 2010, the site is due to be demolished on April, 30 2013. For the past four months, graffiti artists and others have been invited to perform and reinvent the 3000 square meters. Due to safety reasons, it can not be open to the public but luckily AM has been [...]
Later this month (April 19th), the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM) will be hosting a massive retrospective for the late, great Keith Haring. Almost 250 paintings on canvas and tarpaulins and from subway walls, as well as twenty monumental works, will be on display forming one of the largest presentations of the iconic artist’s work. Although Haring was mainly based in New York, he became attached to the the city of Paris and often stayed, worked, and exhibited – making it a perfect place for this [...]
Coming up in April, Fondation Cartier continues their history of stellar exhibitions with a showing from acclaimed sculptor Ron Mueck - the first major display of his work that we have seen since last year (covered). The London-based artist is planning to exhibit nine of his recent hyperrealistic pieces, including three new ones produced specifically for this event featuring two teenagers in the street, a mother and baby, and an elderly couple on the beach. To accompany the exhibition, a new film documenting the artist at work will [...]
After filling the Jonathan LeVine booth (covered) with his tiled works during Basel Week Miami, Invader has returned to the streets in his home city of Paris recently with this new piece. Again taking elements of pop culture that interest him, the French street artist has created a mosaic featuring the Pink Panther. Photo credit: Un Oeil Qui Traine. Discuss Invader here.
French street muralist Philippe Baudelocque recently painted a new piece in his home city in his signature style. The gorilla joins his menagerie of animals that have made it onto walls in Paris, rendered in a patchwork of abstract patterns. This was placed on the door of Magnum Photo’s Paris office. Follow Baudelocque on Facebook for more updates. Photo credit: Un Oeil Qui Traine. Discuss Philippe Baudelocque here.
Currently showing the Paris branch of Galerie Paris-Beijing is Liu Bolin’s Hiding In The City featuring new examples of the Chinese artist’s signature technique of painting himself to blend in with the background. Last time we spent time with the “Invisible Man” was while he was in New York working on a complex collab (here & here) with French artist JR as well as unveiling a solo show at Eli Klein (covered) last year so it’s nice to see some new work. You should too if you are in Paris before the show closes [...]