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Openings: “Moleskin V” @ Spoke Art

Earlier this month, Spoke Art in San Francisco hosted the opening of Moleskin V. Curated by gallery owner Ken Harman and Sydney-based artist Rod Luff, the fifth edition of the group show featured artists Bagger43, Brandon Boyd, Lindsey Carr, Kim Cogan, J.A.W. Cooper, Camilla D’Errico, Nicolas Delort, Cannon Dill, Hollis Dunlap, Jeremy Enecio, Valentin Fischer, Jayde Fish, Vanessa Foley, Reinier Gamboa, Greg Gandy, Alex Garant, Jessica Hess, Brandon Holt, Stella Im Hultberg, Mary Iverson, Miles Johnston, Justin “Coro” Kaufman, Hope Kroll, So Youn Lee Sergio Lopez, Travis Louie, Alex Louisa, […]

Previews: Jedediah Voltz – “Somewhere Small” @ Virgil Normal

This Saturday (April 23rd), Jedediah Voltz will be opening a show at Virgil Normal in Los Angeles that highlights his special skill of creating miniature “tree” houses wrapped around common household plants like succulents. Drawing on his commercial prop making experience, his pieces for Somewhere Small are whimsical tiny habitats that include tiny furniture, pots, rugs, and other accessories that you would see in a dwelling. He further states – “Building miniatures for stop motion always leaves me with a huge bin of scrap balsa, basswood, and various […]

Showing: Danny van Ryswyk – “Tender Loving Darkness” @ Roq La Rue

Now showing until the end of the month at Roq La Rue, Danny van Ryswyk’s Tender Loving Darkness is a showcase in cutting edge technology and the painting techniques of yore. Ryswyk uses a 3D computer program to render his creations digitally. The digital render is then 3D printed into something than can be physically painted. Antique bases and glass domes house each piece, connecting the past and present even further. Also, over a dozen digital prints line the walls of the gallery and you […]

Upcoming: Greg Simkins – “Beyond Shadows” @ KP Projects // MKG & Launch LA

Continuing his long term collaboration with KP Projects // MKG, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be opening his latest exhibition at the West Hollywood gallery on May 21st. The upstairs area where Launch LA is located will also share the solo show and have the Los Angeles-based artist’s works on display. Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new body will include surreal paintings (like the one seen above) as well as his letter based “drip script” pieces along with some new paintings of his favorite switchblade Stab E. Mack. Discuss Greg […]

Previews: Kazuki Takamatsu – “Decoration Armament” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On April 23rd, Corey Helford Gallery will be hosting a new solo from Kazuki Takamatsu entitled Decoration Armament. This will be the Japanese artist’s third showing with the gallery in Los Angeles and will feature his depth map pieces created through his unique process that starts digitally and ends hand painted. Always dealing with ideas of death, spirituality, and the younger generation, his surreal images are beautiful to behold with complex layers that seem to glow. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Kazuki Takamatsu here.

Word To Mother Tattoo Sessions (Bay Area)

British artist Word to Mother (interviewed) is currently in Oakland getting ready for his part in the Better Habits show featuring work from him and his friends David Bray and Lauren Napolitano opening soon (May 14th) at Athen B. Gallery. While in town, he is offering his tattooing skills to his fans so for those interested, email [email protected] Discuss Word To Mother here.

Previews: Tom French – “Trascend” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

One week ahead of his upcoming solo show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London, we got a peek at the new work that Tom French created for the show. Transcend is an entirely new set of paintings that will be on view at the gallery from April 22nd until May 21st. Evolving from his Duality series, the new paintings continue to incorporate figurative elements and the artist’s signature use of illusion. Stepping more towards abstraction, the new work can be interpreted on multiple levels. From close up details consisting of representational figurative elements, to […]

Upcoming: Andrew Hem – “Leap” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After some impressive shows on the West Coast, Andrew Hem (interviewed) will be moving east for his next solo show. Leap opens on May 14th at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York and will feature the Los Angeles-based artist’s surreal otherworldly scenes painted with a vivid palette of blues, greens, reds, and splashes of golden light. The first image we have seen from the new body of work was recently shared by the artist with Cambodian heritage and it left us wanting more… Discuss Andrew Hem here.

Recap: Eron @ Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani (Rome)

On the 9th of April, the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani held an event they called Streets Art / 30 years of writing graffiti and street art in comparison, giving an overview of the movement through the testimony of artists in Italy. Along with lectures and conversations, one of the main parts of the event was live painting by Eron, organized in the lobby of the institute. As an artist that regularly includes the surrounding environment in the context of his work, as well as touches social issues, he created a homage to […]

Previews: Parra – “I can’t look at your face anymore” @ Ruttkowski;68

Pieter Janssen aka Parra will be returning to Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany for his second solo with the gallery. Three years since And wait for something to happen (covered), the Dutch artist will be opening I Can’t Look At Your Face Anymore on April 15th. The new body of work he created for this showcase is built as a response to the narcissism of selfies and the creation of edited selves in today’s social media. The artist, designer, illustrator and skateboard brand owner is pushing his visual language further with these […]