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Showing: “1/81″ @ Museu do Côa

On May 30th, Museu do Côa in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal, opened 1/81, a group show presenting the newest works of some of Portugal’s contemporary and urban artists. The name of the show comes from the relation between our home planet and the Moon (Earth’s only natural satellite has 1/81 of its mass). In this context, the curator of the show saw the relation of the modern society and the post-digital and new media generation. As a central part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of CPS – Centro Português de Serigrafia (Portuguese […]

Showing: Arturb 2014 Group Show @ LAC

Laboratório de Actividades Criativas in Lagos, Portgual, is currently has an group exhibition on view which resulted after their ARTURb 2014 project. For the 4th consecutive year, this art organization invited urban artists from Europe and around, for an artistic residency at their headquarters in an old prison facility with the current edition including Sepe from Poland, Mario Belem from Portugal, Borondo from Spain, Dome from Germany, Aryz from Spain and Pipsqueak from The Netherlands. Each of the artists created public murals in town, as well […]

Streets: Vhils (Portugal)

Only a couple days before the opening of his first museum show, Dissection, Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils finished this large outdoor piece in front of the Museu da Electricdade where the show will be held. As the last in a series of large works he created through the city, the final 360 degrees piece Panorama on the round water tank is one of his most elaborate ones yet. By transferring his scratched paper collage technique onto this large building, Vhils surely lifted up the quality of his work to another level. […]
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Previews: Pedro Matos “Four Seasons” @ TMG (Teatro Municipal da Guarda)

Four Seasons is a new solo exhibition by Pedro Matos featuring four new oil paintings. Showing at the TMG (Teatro Municipal da Guarda) in Portugal, the body of work “deals with the ideas of ephemerality and decaying aesthetics present in the urban landscape, a recurrent theme in the artist’s practice.” The Portuguese artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including The University of Arizona Museum of Art (Tucson), Philips de Pury (London), Goss-Michael Foundation (Dallas), The National Army Museum (London), Martha Otero […]

Previews: Vhils – “Dissection” @ EDP Foundation

After leaving his mark all over the globe, from wooden sheds in Brazilian rain forest (covered) to large warehouses in Hawaii (covered), Alexandre Farto aka Vhils is opening a museum solo in his homeland. Supported by the EDP Foundation, Dissesction will be opening on the the 5th of July 2014 at the Electricity Museum in Lisbon, as “the first solo exhibition by Vhils in a Portuguese mainstream art institution and his largest to date.” The artist who made his name by chiseling walls with heavy tools and explosives as […]

Showing: Pedro Matos @ “Cidadela Art District”

The Portuguese coastal town of Cascais near Lisbon recently saw the opening of Europe’s first hotel-managed arts district inside a recently renovated Renaissance-era fortress, run by Pousada de Cascais Cidadela Historic Hotel. Their “Arts District” project invited six artists for a year-long residency, during which their studios as well as five new art galleries will be open to public. Also, resident artists will create site-specific works as well as hotel room installations in order showcase their work to their guests. This year’s artists list include Pedro Matos, Bruno […]

Vhils – “Contraste” @ PT Data Center (Portugal)

Vhils is one of the most innovative artists coming out of Portugal in recent years. So in some regards, it’s not entirely surprising to find him working with cork, which is one of the most exported and environmentally friendly natural materials of the region. His latest work entitled Contraste, created for Portugal Telecom’s data center in Covilhã, highlights not only man’s relationship with the world his ability to create materials that are not only economically prosperous but also sustainable for future generations. And in other Vhils news, have a […]

Streets: Cyrcle. – “Capture The Flag!” @ Walk & Talk Festival (Azores Islands)

Recently, Los Angeles art collective Cyrcle. spent time in Portugal for their latest exhibition titled “Capture the Flag! : Conquer the Divide!” (covered). However, they also participated in the Walk & Talk Azores Festival,which featured a great variety of both Portuguese and international artists such as Vhils, El Tono, Nespoon and Topo. Cyrcle. certainly didn’t waste any time while they were in Azores and as we can see from this mural, their style continues to evolve both in style and in theme. Touching on the subject of the […]

Streets: Walk & Talk Festival (Part II) – Liqen

Mexico-based street artist Liqen, who was just recently in upstate New York for the Wall Therapy Festival (covered), has traveled now to the Azores for the Walk & Talk Festival.  Vhils had already made his mark in San Miguel, and now Liqen has done the same with this surreal spaceship on the side of a building entitled Satellite Souleater. Discuss Liqen here.

Streets: Walk & Talk Festival (Part I) – Vhils

After hitting up Komafest in Norway with new mural on a novel new medium – wood – Vhils has headed over to Azores, Portugal for the Walk & Talk Festival. This will be the second trip for the Lisbon-based street artist as he gifted the archipelago with several pieces last year if you remember. This time around, he made his mark on an abandoned tower  – you can’t get better placement than that. Look for more photos soon as Liqen, Mark Jenkins, Remed and more are still […]
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