Almost precisely one year since his debut show with the gallery, Todd James recently returned to Tokyo for his latest solo with Nanzuka gallery titled Fly Like The Wind. The exhibition that opened on the 3rd of October and will stay on view until the 14th of November includes 10 mostly large canvases and 8 works on paper as well as a limited edition plush toy based on his Tit Wizard character. For his second show with the gallery, the NYC-based artist painted a new body of work which further evolves his […]
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American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer Pharrell Williams once again has collaborated with adidas Originals on a soon to be released collection with the Supershell. Williams teamed up with Todd “REAS” James, Mr., architect Zaha Hadid, and photographer Cass Bird on a series of sneakers that features a different graphic or sculpt to the shelltoe. Six were designed by Williams himself which in total comprised the 10 different designs, which will be offered in black or white colorways starting next month. Via Hypebeast.
The New York-based Todd James a.k.a. REAS, is showing his new works at London’s Lazarides. The exhibition entitled Fantasy Island explores the grotesque of socio-political news we receive, between images of war, somali pirates, UN soldiers and scantily-clad females posing on the cover of fashion magazines. Using vibrant colours, the American artist’s paintings feature an army of multicolored AK47, armed soldiers balancing cup of teas in armchairs, while his oversexualised blonde female portraits are reminiscent of Wesselman. In parallel to the exhibition, guests can also enjoy his infamous Vandal’s […]
Summer has been heating up and of all the group shows popping up as everyone enters the break before fall – Bill Brady in Kansas City has some of the most hotness with a four person showcase. Entitled OK, I’ll Rename It, this exhibition puts together four artistic peers that have shown together in various combinations of galleries & group shows, but this marks the first time Erik Parker, KAWS, Todd “REAS” James and Tomoo Gokita have shared the stage for a smashing demonstration of their creativity. Check […]
Earlier this month, Todd “REAS” James opened a showing in Toronto at the Cooper Cole Gallery entitled Splash Damage. Included in the work on display are his familiar pirate paintings as well as some loose still lifes of women and their cats rendered in the American artist’s cartoonish style. for those in town, the exhibition runs through December 7th so stop by for a look yourself. More photos below… Discuss Todd James here.
Only few weeks after his giant teddy bears took over the stage with Miley Cirus during her controversial performance at the VMAs, it’s “business as usual” for the prolific American artist Todd James who recently opened his 2nd solo show in Spain at Galería Javier López in Madrid, on the 20th of September. It’s actually the phrase Business as Usual that James choose as the title for his show due to his “perception that, despite recent apocalyptic fervor, the status quo maintains its dominance throughout the world”. Along with works […]
Astute fans may have noticed that Todd James’ new exhibition opening this week in New York is being sponsored in part by VistaJet & Bombardier Aerospace, the same people behind a series of shows by RETNA in the past (covered here & here). At that time, you may also recall that RETNA painted the tail of one of Vistajet’s private charter planes (video here). Well, it looks like James may be creating his own sweet rendition of the project if these mock-up photos are evidence enough. Via Andy […]
On November 13th, Andy Valmorbida once again returns to NYC’s meatpacking district to present Beyond Elegance, a pop-up exhibition of art work by Todd “REAS” James and Alexis Ross. James – hot off his show Free to Be You & Me at Copenhagen’s V1 Gallery – will keep the momentum going with a new series of large-scale canvases featuring his characteristic cartoon portrayals of Somali pirates and curvaceous ladies. LA-based artist Ross – who collaborated with James, Barry McGee, Steve Powers and others on the Street […]
Earlier this week, we shared some photos of the paintings from the current Todd James (aka REAS) exhibition, Free To be You & Me, at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Along with these works, the NY-based artist also created an installation of what he imagines to be the Vandal’s Bedroom , chock full of drawings and other ephemera that very well could represent James’ bedroom at one point in time. Street art fans who were lucky enough to have visited the historic Art In The Streets exhibition at the MOCA in Los Angeles may recognized […]
Last week, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen opened up Free To be You & Me, a new solo from the Todd James. Known as REAS back in the day New York’s early graffiti legends, more recently James has been painting his cartoonish mix of pirates, girls, and war-infused imagery with this show being no different. In addition to these colorful pieces, James also created an installation reminiscent of what he did for the Art In The Streets exhibition at the MOCA in Los Angeles – Vandal’s Bedroom (more on this […]