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Previews: Faile x BÄST – “Deluxx Fluxx Arcade” @ Edinburgh Arts Festival (Scotland)

Summer got you bored? Well Faile and Bast are at it again with their ongoing urban video arcade intervention exhibition - Deluxx Fluxx -this time making it to the Edinburgh Arts Festival. Unveiling August 1st, the Patrick’s & BÄST take their custom programmed & hand crafted arcade games back across the Atlantic for their first ever exhibition in Scotland. From games that challenged us to drop “coke” packages onto boats from a plane to dancing wolves grooving to skaters on a deserted island, even intricate pinball games – it seems that each […]
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Streets: RETNA (Chicago)

For those in Chicago to enjoy Lollapalooza and The Provocateurs opening tonight, make sure you also find time this weekend to take a look at the street art associated with the group exhibition. We already touched on the curator of the show Shepard Fairey and his new mural at Columbia College, but another artist’s work to check out is Los Angeles-based writer RETNA’s (featured) piece at 33 E. Congress for the Wabash Arts Corridor. Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss RETNA here. Discuss this show here.
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Previews: “Inaugural Summer Group Exhibition” @ Kinfolk Wythe

On Friday, August 1st from 7–10pm, Kinfolk Wythe in NYC is hosting an opening reception for the Inaugural Summer Group Exhibition curated by Tim Strazza. Featuring a lineup of abstract artists that includes Amanda Wachob, Brian Willmont, Hense, Kenji Hirata, Lauren Seiden, Matt Mignanelli, Mike Lee, Revok, Russell Tyler and Vizie, the show will bring some fresh contemporary arts from creatives of different backgrounds into one venue. The exhibition is focused on abstraction and the artists’ process, so the pieces chosen range widely in approach, strategy, and technique. With some of artists even […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey (Chicago)

With The Provocateurs set to open tomorrow (July 31st) at Block 37 in Chicago, some of the street artists involved have been hard at work getting up around town, not the least of which was Shepard Fairey, who curated the massive group exhibition. Placed on Wabash & 9th on one of Columbia College’s buildings and entitled We Own The Future, the mural will be a welcome addition to Chi-town’s cityscape. We’ll also bring you a look soon at other artists, including Cleon Peterson, RETNA, and POSE, who […]
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Previews: ‘Rewire’ @ Gamma Transport Division (Edinburgh)

Art and music have long enjoyed a reciprocal relationship. Take the album cover for example. For years, musicians have found or commissioned visual artists to portray an aesthetic that resonates with the contents of the sleeve resulting in a complete aural and visual package. Gamma Proforma’s forthcoming exhibition and project Rewire flip reverses this process with a collection of artworks produced by visual artists forming the inspiration for a series of sonic interpretations of the artworks by musicians. A perfect fit for Gamma Proforma who […]
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Previews: Kamea Hadar & Defer – “Paradise Lost” @ 1AM SF

After their mural collaboration for POW! WOW! Hawaii earlier this year (covered), Hawaii-based artists Kamea Hadar and Defer (seen above adding his calligraphic embellishments to Hadar’s figurative imagery) began a year-long series of collaborative walls, gallery shows and other creative projects. On this note, this Thursday, August 7th, they will be opening a show together at 1AM Gallery in San Francisco, showing a new body of mixed media works on canvas. The show and the entire series of projects, Paradise Lost, refers to John Milton’s epic poem by the same title. […]
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Streets: Mobstr (London)

Mobstr (interviewed), who recently put on a show in London (covered), just completed a project he had been working on for over a year. Starting in May of last year, he had been counting the days a particular piece of graffiti lasted on a wall in Hackney Wick along the edge of a river, adding hashmarks for each passing day. The low wall was finally destroyed this July as part of new construction, but as you can see, this is yet another example of Mobstr’s interactive […]
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Streets: Jeff Soto (Los Angeles)

Last week, Riverside native Jeff Soto (interviewed) headed to Los Angeles to paint a mural (invited by Juxtapoz) for Converse and their Wall to Wall program. Set in South Central L.A. on Slauson Avenue where some of his ancestors originally settled, Soto decided to do something as a tribute to them. Working on the piece over the course of two days, he decided to go with one of his familiar owl motifs. He states: “The Owl is a symbol of age and experience, a matriarch or patriarch of the […]
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Streets: Nychos @ Livin’ Streets Festival (Austria)

Austrian street artist Nychos recently painted a new mural for the Livin’ Streets Festival (curated by INOPERAbLE) in his hometown of Graz. Bringing Puff, the Magic Dragon to life on the side of a tall building, The Weird crew member made sure to add his dissected touch to the beast. Other artists who were invited include Jaz, Ever, Evoca1, Axel Void, Frau Isa, Stinkfish, Livil, David Leitner, Street Art Communication, Searok, Costwo, and Alexis Diaz. You can check out more photos here. Photo credit: PICKS & Nychos. […]
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Showing: Vhils – “Dissection” @ Electricity Museum / EDP Foundation

Earlier this month, the Electricity Museum / EDP Foundation in Lisbon hosted the opening of Vhils’ (filmed) expansive museum show, his largest to date. Entitled Dissection, the exhibition features a look at the diverse range of the Portuguese artist, highlighting his unconventional choice of mediums. Along with several public works (covered here & here) in the capital city, the pieces included in the show put his unique mark-making and destructive techniques on display from his chiseled surfaces on found objects, to torn and ripped media pieces, to […]
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