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Showing: Finok – “Sorrir e Chorar” @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

Galleria Patricia Armocida is currently showing the Italian debut show of young Brazilian artist Raphael Sagarra aka Finok. Sorrir e Chorar looks like his most accomplished exhibition to date, including various styles of works that show his seemingly endless creativity and diversity. Through his previous shows, the São Paulo-based artist was working with different mediums to blend his imagery with different familiar and mostly traditional objects. Rebuilding a traditional Brazilian Botecco bar or reusing children toys such as Pipas and Baloes, he always found a great way to apply his aesthetics with existing concepts. In his […]

Streets: DEIH / Wall Poetry (Reykjavic)

Last week, Urban Nation curated an event in Reykjavic in association with the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival where participants were paired with an audio artist who provided the visual artist with a song, a title, a poem, a quote or a book that greatly influenced their work. The series of works was entitled Wall Poetry and featured the works of  D*Face, Elle, Evoca1, Tankpetrol, Cara, Ernest Zacharevic, Telmomiel, and DeihXLF (seen here) near venues where the bands will be playing during the festival from November 4-8 in Iceland’s capital. For his part, DEIH […]
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Streets: Futura – Bowery & Houston Mural

It’s been seven years since the Goldman family reopened the mural spot that Keith Haring worked his magic at on the corner of Bowery & Houston St. in Manhattan’s Lower East Side/Chinatown area. Since then, an explosion of great art can be seen in street by all who come to the Big Apple. RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, AIKO, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, CRASH, Faile, How & NOSM, REVOK/POSE, Swoon, Maya Hayak, and Ron English have all taken aim to arrest motion at the iconic location. The one […]

Previews: Beyond Eden 2015

This weekend (October 3-4), the fifth and final edition of Beyond Eden will once again be hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. As with previous years, the event will feature galleries from around California exhibiting work from artists in the New Contemporary Art movement including C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice, CA), Copro Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), Spoke Art (San Francisco, CA), Hashimoto Contempoary (San Francisco, CA) and event organizers Thinkspace (Culver City, CA). In addition to the works on display from the participating […]
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Previews: Adam Neate – “Dimensionalist Painter” @ Elms Lester

In what has become an annual tradition, Elms Lester in London will be showing new work from Adam Neate (interviewed) starting later today (October 2). As indicated from the title of the solo exhibition, Dimensionalist Painter, the British artist has been known for his unique three dimensional sculptural painting technique that results in works that engage viewers on multiple levels. The 25 new works feature familiar subjects such as portraiture and self-portraiture, but also experiments with new themes. Discuss Adam Neate here.

Streets: DALeast / No Limit Borås (Sweden)

After a successful first event in 2014 (covered), the public arts program No Limit Borås in Sweden is back this year with a stellar list of artist. Chinese artist DALeast (interviewed) was one of the people invited to paint in the city of Borås, an opportunity he took to paint one of his expansive bird murals. Created with his signature kinetic brushstrokes, the piece was painted expertly over multiple separated walls on the same building leading to a unique effect when viewed from different angles. Other participants include Tristan Eaton, […]

Streets: Lunar New Year – “The Reflective Black Body” (Newark)

Recently, LNY (Lunar New Year) completed a stunning new mural for the city of Newark’s Model Neighborhood Initiative project at 258 Jelliff Ave. Inspired by what writer Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote to his son in Between the World and Me, the wall is entitled The Reflective Black Body. Coates writes – “I tell you now that the question of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the Dream, is the question of my life, and the pursuit of this question, I have found, […]

Showing: Pablo Delgado – “Opens Tomorrow Morning” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

One year since his last show with the gallery, Pablo Delgado is back in London with Opens Tomorrow Morning currently showing at Howard Griffin Gallery. For this conceptual show, the Mexican artist created a fictional gallery within the walls of the existing space. In his work, Delgado is often focused on reducing his work to its smallest expression, often employing the use of negative space, light, and shadow, while inviting the viewer to interact with the works. In order to emphasize the engagement of the observer, the concept of this […]

Upcoming: EVOL – “Mind the Gap” @ Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale

For the upcoming Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale in Russia, the Berlin-based EVOL has prepared a special installation featuring his signature reproduction of urban structures. The twist on this piece though, entitled Mind the Gap, is the red-tinged separation that runs right down the center of the buildings. The 11th biennale opens in Karsnoyarsk, Siberia at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center on September 30th. Take a look at more photos of the installation piece below as well as an outdoor work also created for the event by the German street artist (with local skateboarder […]

Releases: Bezt (Etam cru) x MyFinBec 2015

FinBec winery in Sion, Switzerland, is continuing their annual MyFinBec art project with a completely new concept. This year, they are commissioning artists to paint canvases for their limited edition organic wines, as well as number of sketches on wood panels, and they just announced their first artist for this year is Bezt from Etam Cru, who also collaborated with the winery last year (covered). In between painting huge murals with Sainer and working on their upcoming US solo debut with Thinkspace in December, he created 168 original sketches for […]
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