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Nuart Aberdeen ’18: Coverage (Part II)

Once again, the very beginning of spring was reserved for the Nuart Aberdeen events to take place all around Granite City. With the weather gods being incredibly generous in the region known for clouds, fogs and rain (which we did experience), the first Nuart Aberdeen street art tours that were able to take place in warm sunny weather once again raised the bar for similar efforts worldwide. With a short introduction and performance program, this year’s event was officially introduced to the public on Saturday, […]

Showing: Edoardo Tresoldi – “Etherea” @ Coachella Festival

Over the weekend, the first set of visitors to the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival were treated to a majestic new installation from Edoardo Tresoldi. Entitled Etherea, the site specific piece for the event’s Arts Section is a continuation of the Italian artist’s work with wire sculptures, although this one is certainly his biggest artwork to date. The three transparent sculptures are inspired by Neoclassical and Baroque architecture, measuring 36, 54, and 72 feet in height. Discuss Edoardo Tresoldi here.

Streets: Vhils // Splash and Burn (Sumatra)

Following up on our sharing of murals, interventions, and print releases related to the Splash And Burn initiative (started by artist Ernest Zacharevic) in Sumatra, we now have photos of the latest mural completed Vhils. Furthering the project’s aim to use art to encourage a wider conversation on ecological issues, the Portuguese artist created a portrait of a Tapanuli Orangutan in Medan, Indonesia. Actualized with the Lisbon-based artist’s signature markmaking technique, the recently discovered species of Great Ape took shape with the help of a sledgehammer and black […]

Releases: KAWS – “SEEING/WATCHING” Merchandise

Ahead of the May 7th reveal of his upcoming SEEING/WATCHING permanent art installation (seen in below) curated by AllRightsReserved at Changsha International Finance Square in China, KAWS will be releasing an assortment of associated merchandise. This impressive project from the Brooklyn-based artist will bring together eight meter tall bronze sculptures of his BFF and Companion figures, both of which are linked together as limited edition plushes in what will headline this latest release. These plushes as well as T-shirts, keychains, glass sets and tote bags will also be available […]

Showing: Michael Lau – “COLLECT THEM ALL!” @ Christie’s (Hong Kong)

Earlier this week, Christie’s in Hong Kong put on display a selling exhibition from Michael Lau entitled COLLECT THEM ALL! Featuring the Chinese artist’s figurative work, whether that be in a painting or whether that be in sculptural form, they all feature the signature aesthetic that has come to be associated with what many consider to be the pioneer in popularizing the art toy or vinyl figure. Take a look at more images from the show below… Photo credit: Oscar Law (via Hypebeast).

Nuart Aberdeen ’18: Coverage (Part I)

Nuart Aberdeen officially started on the 12th of April with a media reception held in front of large, sun basked mural-to-be by Ernest Zacharevic. With bagpipe sounds as the backdrop of the event, local officials weren’t hiding their excitement about having this respected event held for the second time in their hometown, while Nuart organizers and partners expressed their enthusiasm about sharing their efforts with the local community. As the media representatives were learning about the past, present and future of the collaboration between the Aberdeen […]

Openings: Tomoo Gokita – “Peekaboo” @ Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

Last night, the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery presented a comprehensive new show from Tomoo Gokita entitled Peekabo. Featuring various-sized pieces made since 2000 as well as 10 all new paintings, the exhibition provided a nice overview of the Japanese artist’s recent work including surreal paintings with oftentimes obscured faces, some family-style portraits, as well as a large-scale installation, which incorporates over 800 small drawings. Oftentimes created thru referencing a collaged assortment of found images, the pieces feature his signature monochromatic palette, a mastery of various gradients and […]

Recap: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018

A couple months ago, the 2018 edition of the POW! WOW! Hawaii was held on the island of Oahu, a week long annual event that celebrates culture, music and art. As always, the focus for us is the action that happens on the streets of Kaka’ako as local and international artists gather to paint live murals. Visiting participants this year included WHOLE9 (seen above), Bounce, Daniel Arsham, Dulk, Faile, Horishow, Icy and Sot, James Bullough, Kelly Tunstall, Laurence Vallieres, Lauren YS, OG Slick, Ricky Watts, Royyal dog, Sam Yong, Sandra Chevrier, Sean […]

Showing: Seth Globepainter – “Like Child’s Play” @ MoCA Shanghai

Continuing to cultivate his longstanding love for Chinese culture and interest in working in China, Seth Globepainter opened up a show at MoCA Shanghai last month entitled Like Child’s Play. As referenced by the title, the exhibition is centered around the French artist’s signature child characters featuring paintings, wall murals, clever installations, sculptural pieces, and photos of the 17 murals he painted in the surrounding city of children playing with iconic Chinese toys. While innocent on the surface, Seth’s works often touch on series issues as […]

Overtime: April 2 – 8

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): John Baldessari gets the greatest accolade of them all – a guest turn on The Simpsons. Banksy guest stars, sort of, on the latest episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley. Good grief, Charlie Brown! You’re graffiti? Frick Collection, with fourth expansion plan, crosses its fingers again. Berkshire Museum sell-off approved by top Massachusetts court, ending a lengthy legal battle. 314 rare books stolen from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library. A massive new cultural center funded […]