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Openings: Igor Taritaš – “Illusion Of Real Space” @ Prsten Gallery

On February 16th, the Croatian Association of Visual Artists held a quadruple solo show presentation by some fresh young talents. Igor Taritaš was one of the artists that had a chance to present his work at the unique space of Galerija Prsten in Zagreb, along with Iva Habus, Radovan Kunić and Maya Rozman. For this showing, the Croatian artist prepared a body of work that consists of 20 mostly new, previously unexhibited paintings, created in the last 3 years. Showing the development of his visual language and subject […]

Previews: Matzu // Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Oh Magic Night” @ HOCA Foundation

Starting March 19th, to coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong, the HOCA Foundation will be presenting a new solo from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) featuring “mythological guardians, fictional tableaux and ornate abstraction.” Entitled Oh Magic Night, the exhibition at Shop B104 – 305, The Pulse (No. 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay) will see the Brooklyn-based artist return to the city-state after an impressive installation at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered). The Japanese artist takes a bicultural approach to creating imagery, in techniques chosen, and as well as in selecting the […]

Upcoming: Tomoo Gokita – “Holy Cow” @ Taka Ishii Gallery

On March 18th, Tomoo Gokita will be back at Tokyo’s Taka Ishii Gallery for his third solo that will include 15 new paintings. Holy Cow will be a chance for the artist to show how his work progressed in the last 5 years since his last show with the gallery. Inspired by old printed matter and photographs from American professional wrestling and Mexican pornography magazines of the 1960s and 1970s, Gokita’s visual language can be characterized as the collaged reconstruction of found images. This particular exhibition will […]

Showing: “Interferences: Contemporary Op and Kinetic Art” @ GR Gallery (NY)

Currently at the GR Gallery location in New York, a group show featuring Felipe Pantone, Gilbert Hsiao, Nadia Costantini, and Sandi Renko is on view thru April 16th. The exhibition entitled Interferences: Contemporary Op and Kinetic Art brings together four artists from Europe and America who draw their influence from the long history of a visual artform that uses elements of optical illusion. Their modern takes on the style see them also master form, color, and linework while putting their own unique take on the aesthetic. […]

Showing: Austin Lee – “Serious Works” @ Kaikai Kiki Gallery

On March 3rd, Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Motoazabu, Tokyo, opened a debut Japan solo exhibition by American artist Austin Lee. Serious Works is sort of a parody title for a show that consists of paintings and sculptures done in Lee’s colorful, naive style. For this showcase, the NYC-based artist created an extensive installation within the gallery space. His large animal mural and chess board floor pattern make an eclectic environment in which his playful and poppy imagery feels at home and well presented. His sculptural piece titled Duo, a bubble gum-like […]

Streets: Nychos (Melbourne)

Recently in Melbourne, Nychos got up big with a new mural on Easey Street in Collingwood entitled Anatomy of a Kangaroo and painted in his signature dissected style. Making good use of his time, the Austrian artist will also be opening a show on March 10th at Juddy Roller entitled Monochrome Organism as well as unveiling a sculpture project, The Dissection of Sigmund Freud. In addition, the Vienna-based street artist will be holding workshops while in Australia (for booking and more information on the course in Sydney click here for Melbourne click here). […]

Previews: Hendrik Beikirch – “Treasures” @ Galerie Droste Wuppertal

Hendrik Beikirch will be opening solo show Treasures on the 18th of March at Galerie Droste Wuppertal in Wuppertal, Germany. The new works in the exhibition are the result of his encounters with locals in the remote vastness of Siberia. Produced in cooperation with Foundation Montresso in Marrakech, this body of work continues artist’s large series of portrait pieces based on studies done during his travels around the globe. Exclusively created with spray paint and India ink on canvas, these large pieces aim to show the scars that […]

Upcoming: Nuart Aberdeen (Part II)

As we previously mentioned, Stavanger’s legendary street art festival, Nuart Festival recently joined forces with Aberdeen Inspired and the Aberdeen City Council to organize the first edition of the festival outside of Norway. Nuart Aberdeen will be held from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 April 2017 (Easter Weekend), and we’re bringing you the final lineup of international artists. Along with Robert Montgomery, Herakut, and Julien de Casabianca that were announced first, the organizers have now also revealed the remaining eight artists that will showcase their work through a series of site-specific murals, installations, interventions, […]

Previews: Atsuko Goto – “The Silence of Idols” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On March 4th, Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting a solo show from Atsuko Goto in their project room. Entitled The Silence of Idols, the works from the Japanese artist features faces cloaked in flora & fauna and inspired by the Shinto belief that “nature is animated by divinity and sacred spirits harbored in every living and inanimate thing.” The haunting images are creating with a unique selection of diluted pigments made from lapis lazuli, ink, and gum arabic applied to cotton. Discuss Atsuko Goto here.

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’17: James Jean

Amidst all of the street art during this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii, one of the more unique elements of the event that could be observed were the portrait sessions with James Jean (interviewed). Featuring a diverse selection of subjects, the six chosen ones sat for a few hours with the gifted artist as he masterfully captured their visages in a series of loose yet detailed paintings. At the conclusion of the live session, the lucky subject was gifted the portrait – something they will treasure in their collections […]