This Saturday, July 11th, White Walls Gallery will be opening a solo from Mear One (interviewed) entitled Cognitive Dissonance. The new showing in San Francisco will feature a series of large oils and acrylics, some of which he has been working on and off on for the past several years. The new work is reflective of the murals he paints on the streets, highlighted by the socio-political injustices that he often references mixed with his interests in ancient cultures and human consciousness. Take a look at […]
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After sharing some photos of the new James Jean (interviewed) mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach (see our coverage here), we now bring you a look at the other works completed for the event. If you are able to head over, the addresses for the murals seen below from Aaron De La Cruz, Benjie Escobar, Cryptik, Fafi, Hueman, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez, Push, and Tristan Eaton are listed here. The piece above was painted on the same wall as Jean’s piece by Eaton, a play on the famous “Highest Standard of Living” photo from Margaret Bourke-White taken of […]
After stopping in Hong Kong (covered) and Seoul (covered), Pejac finished his Asian tour with the most anticipated part of his trip – Tokyo. In his previous works, the Spanish artist has often used elements from Japanese culture, so it was very interesting to see how the land of the cherry blossom, samurais, etc will inspire him. While mostly focusing on paying respect to their tradition and rich culture, some of the works he created pointed out some negative aspects of modern Japan. During his stay in the Japanese capital, Pejac […]
Over the weekend, James Jean (interviewed) completed one of his tallest murals yet for POW! WOW! Long Beach (see our coverage here). Painted on the side of the historic Varden Hotel in the heart of downtown, the striking black and white mural was placed next to a wall by Tristan Eaton (more on this later). Take a look at more detailed shots as well as some in-progress pics below… Portrait shots: Jordan Ahern, Instagrafiteoff, Matthew Eaton. Discuss James Jean here.
Over the weekend Hotel Du Grand Veneur in Paris hosted a collaborative showcase between Takashi Murakami and Vans. Coinciding with this season’s Paris Fashion Week, the launch event featured shoes (adult and child), skate decks, surf boards, tees, and related artwork. as well as a roundtable conversation with the esteemed Japanese artist. Take a look at more photos from the event below… Photo credit: Simky Cheung (via Hypebeast). Discuss Takashi Murakami here.
Just this last Saturday night, Masakatsu Sashie was at KP Projects / MKG presenting some new works in the project room, complementing Jeff Soto’s exhibition in the main space. Entitled Blind Box, the series of oil paintings and drawings centered on the Japanese artist’s striking spheres of manmade objects. The suspended orbs are beautifully rendered and are overlaid over urban environments speaking to ideas of globalism and universality. Take a look at more photos of the opening below… Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
Over the weekend, fans of Jeff Soto (interviewed) enjoyed his first showing in Los Angeles in almost a decade. Entitled Nightgardens, the exhibition of KP Projects / MKG featured a series of new acrylic on panel and watercolor paintings incorporating some of the Riverside-based artist’s familiar characters in the midst of some adventure as well as some more abstract still-life like compositions. Featuring a lush color palette, oftentimes referencing the title of the show with its after dark scenes, the fresh collection of works also included crowd pleasers like the […]
Leading up to the opening of the Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape exhibition last night at the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA), we had the opportunity for a preview look at some the murals being created (shared with you here & here). From what we saw, we were really excited to see the culmination of something historic and what we have never seen to this scale before with you – a museum exhibition featuring epic indoor murals from a strong roster of what is a mix of […]
The 5th show on Søren Solkær‘s Surface world tour opened on June 12th at Øksnehallen in central Copenhagen. The exhibition itself features 122 portraits of some of world’s most famous street artists, who were all featured in his recent book Surface (covered). To celebrate this big event, the Danish photographer invited six international and esteemed artists to create large-scale murals in the streets of Copenhagen. Some of them were returning the capital, some visiting for the first time, and in the week before the opening Copenhagen’s cityscape got ugpraged by six […]
Currently in the Hamptons, at Eric Firestone Gallery, the San Diego-based Kelsey Brookes has a series of works on display that continue his abstract exploration of molecular structures. Moving on from painting colorful artistic interpretations of neurotransmitters (here, here & here), the former biochemist has turned his attention to naturally occurring hallucinogenic botanical compounds – Muscimol, Ergoline, Scopolamine and Ibogaine – Plants Of The Gods. The renderings mirror the psychedelic effect of the subject matter with what interestingly starts out as “precise locations of individual atoms, which then expand and radiate […]