Opening alongside SABER (covered) a couple weeks ago was the New York-based artist Rostarr (featured). Premiering an entirely fresh body of work for his solo debut with the gallery, the Brooklyn native wowed the packed opening night crowd at the NY Opera Gallery. Utilizing his unique graphically charged visuals, Ro gave us a look at his new direction which held both metallic and oxidized textures, which paired nicely with his tribal-esqe repetitious optical vocabulary. It ended up being a very energizing showcase that exemplified the range and […]
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This week, artists SABER (interviewed) and Rostarr (featured) will rock out a new show with their letterforms at New York’s Opera Gallery. Opening for public viewing on Friday (April 19th), this exhibition will be a perfect opportunity to check out the contrasting styles of Rostarr’s smooth east coast visuals and Saber’s sharp west coast technique (seen above). Don’t miss out on this urban showcase and go check out the work in person. Discuss Rostarr here. Discuss Saber here.
Last week, New York artist Rostarr (featured) unveiled his latest body of work in Mexico City at Anonymous Gallery. This inspiring series of paintings entitled Turbo Arena draws from his hypnotic signature style that is a smooth mash-up of iconography, graphics & calligraphy. Ro took our breath away with a jaw dropping 80 foot installation that he hand painted all by his lonesome. This show is up through the end of March, so if you’re fortunate enough to be in Mexico City, do yourself a favor […]
Just in time for the holidays. Paper Monster has three fresh prints available starting at noon today from three AM favorites: Rostarr, Judith Supine and Tomokazu Matsuyama (aka Matsu). Judith Supine releases Night Nurse Edition of 30 Dimensions: 31 x 41 Inches Screenprint, Acrylic Interference Paint, Black UV Ink on Archival Paper. Signed and Numbered, Judith Supine – 2012. Matsu releases Mr. Alpha. Edition of 50 Dimensions: Circular @ 26.5 Inches Epson Print, 20 Color Screenprint & Hand Finishing on Archival Paper Signed and Numbered […]
On May 11th, New York-based artist Romon Kimin Yang (AKA Rostarr) will be unveiling a new body of work in Tokyo’s Common Gallery. Entitled IKONOCLYSM, this series of works utilizes Ro’s signature blend of iconography, calligraphy, and mind blowing graphics to express the hardship & journey which the people of Japan have endured in recent times. Rostarr recently invited AM into his Brooklyn studio to preview the works prior to them traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun. While there we got to see […]
AM recently attended the wild premiere of F*CK Art, at New York’s Museum of Sex. As the bold title indicates, the group exhibition curated with the help of Mighty Tanaka aimed to pique the interest in both sex and art by pushing and melding the boundaries with the movement from the streets. From paintings to sculptures to interactive installations, the show had the audience constantly buzzing as artists took their works a little further towards the edge. We caught Rostarr’s nation of millions canvas and […]
Last Thursday, New York’s Opera Gallery held an opening for their latest show entitled Making Faces. The portrait based group exhibition was a diverse mix of new and more established artists including Gerard Rancinan, Karel Appel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marc Chagall, Jean Dubuffet, Bengt Lindstrom, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Simon Birch, Lita Cabellut, Sas Christian, Dinorah Delfin, Lori Earley, John John Jesse, Kid Zoom, Ron English, Philippe Pasqua, Rostarr, B, Judith Supine, Xiao Gang Zhang, Tianbing Li, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Maura Corda, David Mach, Bast, […]
AM recently attended the opening of Abstractions at New York’s Opera Gallery. The special group show housed two separate groups of artists. The first was a retrospective from the old school abstract movement from the 1940 to present day. Original works from artists such as Miro, Francis, Soulages, Hartung, Fontana, Arman and Matta were on display. This contrasted with the second group of names from today’s artistic movement like Rostarr, Bast, Ron English, Saber and more who have evolved in their own form of abstraction. […]
This Saturday night, David Ellis, José Parlá and other members of The Barnstormers are participating in a benefit to aid the relief effort in Haiti. So head out to Sucré in Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy, check out some amazing art and music, and support a good cause.
On Friday, AM had the pleasure of attending one of Ryan McGinness‘ exclusive 50 Parties events held at his SOHO studio. Given that all the major New York auction houses had held their fall sales during the week, it was appropriate that McGinness’ party that night was itself an auction – but one in which the artists themselves were the sellers, with no auction house taking a commission. Sixteen works were on the block, including pieces by David Ellis, Jose Parla, Cheryl Dunn, Todd “REAS” […]