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Streets: INTI x Alexis Diaz // O.bra Festival (Sao Paulo)

Recently in Sao Paulo, Chilean artist INTI combined his talents with Alexis Diaz, who hails from Puerto Rico, to create a new mural. Painted for the O.bra Festival, the wall highlights INTI’s characteristic palette as well as Diaz’s attention to detail to form a pretty interesting collaboration. Set to coincide with the week of ArtRua, the event wasn’t the only thing of interest to us (also see Titi Freak & Brusk). Discuss INTI here. Discuss Alexis Diaz here.
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Upcoming: David Welker – “Subconscious Narrative” @ Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery

On November 19th, the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in New York will be hosting a new show from David Welker entitled Subconscious Narrative. The locally-based artist has certainly made his name in the concert poster scene, but has now set his sights on the gallery world for the freedom to further expand his surrealistic imagery. Judging from the hard work he has put in and the paintings we have seen already, Welker is well on his way to making a memorable first impression. He further states about the new body of […]
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Previews: Gil Batle – “Hatched In Prison” @ Ricco/Maresca

On November 5th, Hatched In Prison will open at Ricco/Maresca in New York, a testament to the long road Gil Batle has traveled and where art has taken him. Born and raised in San Francisco to Filipino parents, he has been in and out of five California prisons for eight years over a twenty year period. While incarcerated, the self-taught artist’s drawing ability and eventual tattooing skills shielded him from the murderous gang violence that ran rampant behind bars. Now living on a small island in the Philippines, Batle has […]
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NuArt ’15 / Releases: 15th Anniversary Boxset

This year’s NuArt Festival was certainly a special one – their 15th year running – which means it must be one of the longest running street art events in the world. You can enjoy all our coverage here, but if you want to own a part of history, the good people behind the festival have released a 15th Anniversary Boxset. Featuring signed screenprints from 15 artists including Bortusk Leer, Jamie Reid, Dotdotdot, Isaac Cordal, Martha Cooper, Futura (seen above), Fra Biancoshock, Martin Whatson (hand-finished), Icy & Sot, Ella & Pitr, […]
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Openings: Nychos – “Translucent Fear” @ Kolly Gallery

A couple weeks ago, Translucent Fear, a new solo show from Nychos, opened at the Kolly Gallery in Zurich. The title of the exhibition references a new technique the Austrian artist has developed to continue his anatomical renderings by adding a layer of translucent skin to his subjects. Applied to both portraits as well as fierce creatures in combat, the x-ray vision of prolific street artist was in full effect in this new body of work. Discuss Nychos here.
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Previews: Isaac Cordal – “Urban Inertia” @ C.O.A. Gallery

C.O.A. Gallery in Montreal will be opening a solo show by Isaac Cordal on October 29th. The Spanish artist is currently adding final touches to Urban Inertia, an installation that will continue the public interventions he has been working on around the city in the last few weeks. Cordal is known for his small cement, now resin, sculptures that he places in cracks in the walls, puddles, sidewalks, rooftops, and other nooks and crannies in the urban environment. These small character based installations often symbolize the suicidal spiral of […]
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Streets: Thiago Toes (Minsk)

Belarus capital, Minsk, recently hosted the Vulica Brasil festival of Brasilian-Belarus street art. Along with Os Gemeos (covered), another artist from their infamous Vlok crew was invited to participate in the event – Thiago Toes. Straight from his month long art residency in Germany, the São Paulo-based artist visited Minsk and created one of his biggest murals to date. The piece titled To Risk is the End and the Beginning of Everything was painted on a main building of National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and it’s a classic […]
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Previews: Travis Louie – “Watch The Skies” @ Merry Karnowsky

Watch The Skies will continue Travis Louie’s (interviewed) longstanding collaboration with the Merry Karnowsky Gallery with another exhibition scheduled for November 14th at the Los Angeles showspace. The New York-based artist has developed a signature style often featuring mythical creatures painted in the style of vintage black & white photographs and this new body of work is no different with a focus on the extraterrestrial. Louie further states – “My work is a continuing conversation that started out as a veiled commentary about the immigrant experience. Originally the […]
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Streets: ABOVE – “Incognito” (Johannesburg)

Earlier this month, ABOVE (interviewed) was in South Africa painting a mural he has entitled Incognito for the City Of Gold Festival. Measuring 33 meters tall and 17 meters wide, the wall took six full days to paint and utilized over 20 colors. Located in Jeppestown, piece featuring the American artist’s iconic arrow imagery and can even be seen from the M1 freeway framed by the iconic Johannesburg skyline. Photo credit: Cale Waddacor. Discuss ABOVE here.
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Openings: Laura Ball – “Keep” @ David B. Smith

AM was on hand for the October 16th opening reception of Laura Ball’s newest show Keep, her second solo at Denver’s David B. Smith Gallery. Using watercolor paint and graphite, Ball’s work is a subconscious exploration of the Hero Myth of Joseph Campbell. The series is composed of intertwined animals interacting on a white background, undulating and full of subtle details, making the work highly engaging. Installation shots via the gallery. Discuss this show here. Discuss Laura Ball here.