Stephen Powers recently shared photos of a massive mural he painted at The Carlton Hotel in Miami, directly behind The Betsy Hotel. Provided with a blank wall and all the spray paint he could want, the Brooklyn-based artist also know as ESPO covered the facade with his distinctive wordplay and witty “Espoetry.” Take a further look at the details in the images below… Discuss ESPO here.
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The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco is currently showing a visual art exhibition entitled The Back Room featuring works by the artists who exhibited with the artist run multidisciplinary arts organization in the past. Curated by Rich Fonseca Daigle, the list of artists include mostly bay area artists such as Thomas Campbell, Bill Daniels, Cheryl Dunn, Date Farmers, Margaret Kilgallen, Chris Johanson, Ari Marcopolous, Ace Morgan, NeckFace, Stephan Powers, Dave Schubert, Ed Templeton, Robyn Twomey and Tobin Yelland. Including photographs, objects, paintings, drawings and products that use the artworks of […]
Another interesting exhibition that occured during Art Basel Week was entitled Most Oddinism located at The Rotunda, just a block from a number of fairs such as Miami Projects, Art Miami & Context in Miami’s Downtown district. This group show featured the works by many familiar artists you’ve seen here at AM including Aaron De La Cruz, Christopher Derek Bruno, Ben Eine, Kenji Hirata Anthony Lister, Otto Zitko, Patrick Martinez (seen above), ESPO and Roid. Discuss Art Basel Week Miami here.
After bringing you an in-progress look at the massive mural Stephen Powers was working on in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen last week, we now have photos of the completed wraparound piece to share. Arranged by V1 Gallery, the 55 meter long project from ESPO was associated with an artist talk and the European premiere of his documentary film A Love Letter For You Take a look at more detailed photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ESPO here.
It looks like ESPO (featured) is back in Copenhagen (see 2011) for an artist talk and the European premiere of his documentary film A Love Letter For You. Along with this event presented by V1 Gallery and held at (Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Nyhavn 2. Copenhagen K – Denmark) on November 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Steve Powers is also in town to paint a new large-scale mural in front of the U.S. Embassy. Take a look at some more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ESPO here.
Ever had a catchy summer song get stuck in your head? Imagine an art show like that. New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery & artist Even Hecox recently curated a show that was hard to forget. Entitled FOLKLORE, this exhibition pulled together a talented group such as Andrew Paynter, Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Benjamin Deberdt, Cody Hudson, Ed Templeton, Evan Hecox, Geoff McFetridge, Jay Nelson, Nathaniel Russell, Nigel Peake, Peter Sutherland, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Stephen “ESPO” Powers, Stevie Gee and Thomas Campbell to showcase their talents. Check out a […]
Opening tomorrow night at Joshua Liner Gallery is a special group exhibition curated by artist Even Hecox. Entitled FOLKLORE, this show draws together artists from the United States, France and the United Kingdom. It aims to portray the simple and direct experience of visual enjoyment. Somewhat like a infectious summer pop song, the instantly catchy artwork presented is a selection of works from Andrew Paynter, Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Benjamin Deberdt, Cody Hudson, Ed Templeton, Evan Hecox, Geoff McFetridge, Jay Nelson, Nathaniel Russell, Nigel Peake, […]
It’s been over a month since our last Rewind feature, so it’s past due that we share some videos that caught our eye in the recent weeks. Headlining things is a documentary behind the making of BOOKHEAD, a music video from JJ Doom directed by Stephen Powers aka ESPO. Along with a colorful backstory as to their history together and how things progressed up until the making of this video, the footage also features the two creatives explaining their thoughts behind the process as well […]
Last week, fans of ESPO (featured) in Brussels were treated to a new solo from the New York-based artist when Visual Blues opened up at the Alice Gallery. The new body of work centered around a series of small pieces he paints daily called Metaltations as well as larger versions of those pieces. The imagery centers around witty wordplays and imagery from his visual language all rendered with a minmalistic signpainting aesthetic. Along with a novel setup and display of the work (see above), Powers also created […]
Brooklyn-based artist and professorial sign painter, Stephen Powers aka ESPO (featured), is currently in Brussels where he’s setting up his solo show titled Visual Blues at Alice Gallery. For his second exhibition with the gallery, he prepared a big mural installation on the walls of the showspace as well as his latest enamel paintings on aluminum (Metaltations), but the centerpieces of the show are smaller pieces popularly known as Daily Metaltations. These 10” x 8” enamel paintings are mostly based on sketches inspired by everyday problems and pleasures, often on the […]