“This is China” is a show organized by Red Star Press that is opening next month in Seattle featuring urban and graffiti artists from China including 0528, Steel Dan, Soos, Cui Nan, Ha Shiyou, Zhang Qitian, Popil, Shen Jingdong, and Yang Jun.Â “Graffiti is considered a serious crime in China, and violators incur harsh penalties from the government. Ironically, the Chinese government recently commissioned a number of public graffiti pieces during the 2008 Olympics to portray positive messages about China and the Olympic games. Local […]
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APAK has a three person show opening tonight at Junc Gallery with Betsy Walton and Aya Kakeda. For those not familiar with the duo, APAK consists of a husband and wife team, Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa respectively, hence their name. Their rich and colorful paintings of creatures living in a utopian society are a breath of fresh air in this genre. Their work bring us back to a time before modern technology and industry when people seemed more willing to make time to enjoy […]
We are really looking forward to Dutch artist Chris Beren’s show at Roq La Rue next month.Â Beren’s works look almost digital or like photography, but it is all hand-painted.Â The unique “look” to his paintings are result of his long painstaking process – taking many steps.Â Many of his characters appear to have a fuzzy, unfocused look to them like they were photos taken with a soft-focus lens on.Â Look for his new wonderfully imaginative body of work entitled “Go West” to begin showing […]
What do you get when you have an enormous group of talented artists take their own spin on a modern day “clown”? Well, for their newest show Clowns!, Corey Helford assembled a diverse group and let them loose on this simple theme and the results? A veritable carnival of visual delights! How often does one see the likes of Dave Kinsey, Shag, Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman work off the cuff with a subject that is foreign to their repertoire? If that wasn’t enough, Corey Helford […]
We were pretty impressed with the setup of Candice Tripp’s show (previewed) after seeing photos from the opening last night. Lazarides (Newcastle) really put time and effort into staging the pieces even using one of the images from her previous paintings as the wallpaper. Photos after the jump.
Japanese artist, Fuco Ueda has a new show Symbiosis at Court Gallery Kunitachi (Tokyo) with the official opening reception being this Saturday, November 15th. Her signature girls with the raw knees and the use of creative imagery along with dreamy powdery backgrounds have been a hit in the U.S. pop surrealist scene a while now.Â She’s held her own with sold out shows exhibiting along side artists such as Audrey Kawasaki and Esao Andrews.Â Her main audience however is in Asia and we have some […]
German collaborative duo Herakut will be opening a show entitled “Dirty Laundry” on November 28th. The show was organized by campobarbossa who arranged for a venue in London’s Covent Garden. All the works are pre-commissioned paintings and sketches so this will strictly be an exhibition with no sales. We quite like the combination of Akut’s photorealistic spray paint and Hera’s more fluid broad strokes.Â Jasmin aka Hera took some time to answer some questions and share some preview images with us.
A young artist whose work we admire, South African born artist Candice Tripp, will be opening her show “Home Is Where The Telly Is” with Lazarides this Thursday.Â Although her work is not like the typical from Laz’s stable of street artists, her solo show starts on November 13th at the Newcastle location. Â She was kind enough to send us some preview images for our readers as well as answer some questions after the jump…
A pretty well put together show called “Saints and Sinners” is opening tonight at the St. Martins Lane Hotel in London. This group exhibition is being organized by Artrepublic and includes artists like dam 5100, AME72, Asbestos (seen above), Blek Le Rat, Brokencrow, C215, Charming Baker, D*Face, Dolk, Eine, Johan Andersson, Lidia De Pedro, Logan Hicks, Mau Mau, MissBugs, Mr Brainwash, Nick Georgiou, Nick Walker, Peter Kennard & Cat Picton-Phillipps, Pinky, Pure Evil, Static, Sten & Lex and Zachary Walsh.Â Photos from the preview after […]
On a weekend packed full of great shows, the Carmichael Gallery opening reception was one of AM’s first stops. Fresh off moderating the successfulÂ Bonham’s Contemporary Street panel, up next for Carmichael was the “Pour Me Some Smoke” group show which offered a wide variety of contemporary flavors. The changling lineup with works fromÂ Case, Charming Baker, Ian Strawn, Guy Denning, and TRXTR had the attendees switching gears all night.Â As usual, Carmichael Gallery offered a fresh contemporary perspective for everyone who is looking for something off […]