Showing through this weekend at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City is VERSO, a new solo show from Joao Ruas. The Brazilian artist presented a diverse set of works including his largest work to date (seen above), a wall mural & installation, etchings, polaroids, backlit pieces, and more utilizing mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, pen, pencil, and gouache. Head over for a look this week if you have time as the exhibition features some of Ruas’ most powerful and haunting imagery to date. Photo credit: Sam Graham. Discuss this show here. Discuss Joao Ruas here.
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After long days of working under hot Hawaiian sun, another participating artist the of POW! WOW! Hawaii festival, Inti, recently finished his mural. Known for his focus on the rich South American history, tradition, and symbols in his public art, the artist decided to use this “smaller wall” (by his standards), for something a bit different. Instead of painting only his characters that he is most known for, the Chilean-born and Paris-based artist created a still life image using a lot of different elements. Along with […]
This Saturday, February 22nd, Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting the opening of Kevin Cyr’s (interviewed) newest solo exhibition. Returning to the Chelsea showspace after a successful effort there back in 2012 (covered), the New York-based painter will be presenting more of his signature portraits of vandalized vehicles, this time inspired by his time on the streets of Berlin, Brussels and Paris. Discuss Kevin Cyr here.
Australian graffiti couple, Dabs Myla, teamed up with their New Zealand friend, Misery, for a big mural collaboration at POW! WOW! Hawaii this year. With all the artists usually painting cheerful characters and cartoonish designs, this joint effort resulted in an explosion of cuteness in Kaka’ako, an industrial neighbourhood of Honolulu. With Dabs Myla’s spray painted clean, super flat and almost vectored looking elements, and Misery’s more brush painted vintage, rough, and slightly “used up” looking creations, the combination of their styles is an awesome […]
World traveler, Seth Globepainter, recently finished up this large mural for POW! WOW! Hawaii. The Paris-based artist arrived to the island straight after the opening of his show in Paris (covered), and with taking part in the Exploring The New Contemporary Movement group show (covered), the mural was the second and main part of his participation in this year’s event. Inspired by the tropical paradise and island life, he created one of his familiar images of a little girl standing on a rock with her head being lost […]
One of the main events of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii was the release of a POW! WOW! 2104 Featured Artists Series of limited edition prints by the 1xRun, as well as the opening of their popup show along with the Pangeaseed organization. This event took place the 14th of April at Loft In Space / Fresh Cafe in Kaka’ako area of Honolulu. With most of the participating artists creating murals in the main event, many of the editions were naturally signed in Hawaii, only few days before the […]
Currently showing at the Design Exchange in Toronto is a show curated by Pharrell Williams entitled This Is Not A Toy. An avid collector himself, the American singer, songwriter, and producer has lent his expertise to the exhibition dedicated to the rise of the “art toy.” As referenced in the title of the show, the Canadian museum seeks to examine the fine line between art and design object. Photo credit: Arash Moallemi. Via Designboom.
Aside from lots of amazing murals and a huge list of side events, workshops, shows, parties, etc, POW! WOW! Hawaii is an opportunity for some unusual collaborations between participating artists. One of these is this intriguing mural created by Glenn Barr and Brendan Monroe. Since neither of the two artists usually work in such large scale, or in the public space, this opportunity was both a big challenge and a great experience. For this image, the artists decided to try and juxtapose their styles – since Barr went with his […]
Graffiti couple 123Klan recently finished their mural for this years edition of the POW! WOW! Hawaii festival. This was not their only way of participating in the event, as Montreal-based artists, Klor & Scien, also took part in Seventh Letter x RVCA group show (covered), released limited edition prints with 1xRun (previewed), and designed some of the official merchandise of the event. Known for their super sharp, very tech looking style, and use of their graphic design elements in their graffiti work, the duo created this […]
British artists Roid and Insa are part of “team England” at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii, working on an impressive and unusual collaboration. The two are creating another piece in Insa’s ongoing series of moving GIF-ITI’s, which features the interesting concept of creating street art that comes to life when put online in the form of animated gif. Taking full advantage of the strong connection between street art and internet, gif-iti’s are literally giving a new dimension to flat and static graffiti works. AM spent […]