If you’ve been following our visit to the UK to experience Banksy’s theme park Dismaland in the UK, you probably think you’ve see it all. But what’s a true to form artistic replica of Disney’s magic kingdom if it doesn’t work at night? Besides isn’t that when the magic is suppose to truly happen? Well, we stuck around to catch the “Bemusement Park” transform during the August 21st evening VIP session. Disappoint it did not as Banksy and company hit their mark to build a corporate playland, complete with a full drumming […]
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Canadian graffiti artist Kwest, who we last saw collaborate with on mural with El Mac last year, was able to recently complete a project of his own. Heading to Denmark for the Roskilde Festival, his goal was to build the biggest graffiti letter sculpture he had ever attempted since he first started working in this medium in 1999. Working around his moniker, the letterform took form over many days and nights of hard work in a warehouse across from the festival and then transported over and […]
Last week, AM had the opportunity to visit Heath Ceramics in San Francisco where Brendan Monroe (interviewed) was hard at work in the upstairs workshop on an upcoming show. Opening September 25th in the ceramics studio and store’s Bay Area Boiler Room, Morphology will reveal months of work the Oakland-based artist has put in testing his limits with larger pieces, carefully choosing glazes, and bringing to life (in three dimensions) concepts and elements of his visual language. Judging from what we saw as well as his show at the Los Angeles Heath […]
In association with his upcoming show in Detroit, Cleon Peterson has released a series of sculptural editions for fans who want to see his brutal imagery taken to the third dimension. The three offered sculpts come in an edition of ten in three different colorways (black, white, and gold), mirroring the palette of the provocative artist’s paintings. Ranging from $1500 – $2500, contact the Library Street Collective if you are interested in adding one to your collection. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
Banksy phenomenon once again showed it’s strength, influence and unpredictable nature when his largest project to date, Dismaland, opened doors for the press preview earlier today. Placed within the walls of a derelict lido site Tropicana in in Weston Super Mare, the show is built as a Bemusement Park for a family day out, but instead of sugar-coated fantasy land, it sends out a bit different message – sorry kids. Built in 1937 Tropicana was once the biggest outdoor pool in Europe and had the […]
After installing a whimsical new installation in Washington DC with his Snarkitechture firm, Daniel Arsham has turned his attention to a more solo pursuit. Fictional Archeology sees the New York-based artist bring his signature technique of creating everyday objects as how they would appear if found by archeologists in the future to the Hong Kong branch of Galerie Perrotin on September 11th. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
With his most recent solo show titled Revok, Jason Williams aka REVOK introduced his latest concepts and works at Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany. Opened on August 14th, the show will stay on view until September 27th. The title of the shows refers to the concept of identity that he has been exploring since 1990, when he adopted the name as his alias. REVOK was only a tag or a pseudonym when he started out as a graffiti artist, but later on it became a frame within which he can define himself without social constraints. […]
After a fantastic showing at Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles last year (covered), Brendan Monroe (interviewed) will be next putting new works on display soon at their San Francisco location. Morphology in the Boiler Room will continue the locally-based artist’s collaboration with the manufacturer of artisan pottery, a perfect way for Monroe to bring to life in a new way his organic and science-based imagery. Opening night is planned for September 25th. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.
Last month, the Brooklyn Museum welcomed in the locally based duo Faile (featured) for a solo show entitled Savage/Sacred Young Minds. The exhibition showed off a wide range of works from the Patrick’s including their Temple project that first made its appearance for PortugalArte ‘10, prayer wheels, large scale paintings, and more pieces all influenced by “a wide variety of sources, including American quilts, folk and Native American art, religious architecture, pulp magazines, comic books, sci-fi movie posters, adult entertainment advertisements, and storefront typography.” Included was also a revival of the Deluxx Fluxx Arcade (more on this […]
After flying all around the globe painting some of the biggest and most intricate murals around, Phlegm recently announced this unique project planned through the month of August. The Forest will be taking place around Epping forest, a twelve mile stretch of ancient English woods stretching from Wanstead flats up to Epping and will last from 1st until 31st of August. During this time the artist will be creating small installations or artwork using fly tipped wood and trash collected over the past few months. As […]