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Upcoming: EVOL – “Unreal Estate” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

At the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street location), starting June 25th, a new solo show from EVOL entitled “Unreal Estate” will be opening to the public. Known for his use of cardboard to recreate the look of buildings and structures, often times as site specific installations on the streets, the Berlin-based artist will be bringing his architectural illusions indoors. For this exhibition, his second (see 2012) with the New York showspace, he “comments on the ambiguity arising from the transformative stages of post-wall, pre-gentrified East […]
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Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (New Jersey)

Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) recently completed his piece for the Savage Habbit Murals Project in New Jersey, rendered with his signature sense of motion and kinetic energy. Choosing imagery the referenced the history of Secaucus, the New York-based artist was able to pay homage to revolutionary war patriots while also surrounding them with a flock of Snow Geese, often seen in the area on their yearly migration. He further states in regards to the soldiers – “this symbol connects to the site, history and the broader violent history of […]
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Previews: ‘Ambiguity’ @ Zimmerling & Jungfleisch

This weekend, Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch brings a well balanced combination of graffiti roots and contemporary abstract art to Saarbrücken in Germany in the guise of group exhibition Ambiguity. Concentrating on four key proponents of the Graffuturism movement; Poesia, Augustine Kofie, Remi Rough and LX One – whose dimensional work is pictured above – the exhibition looks full of promise from some of the hardest working artists in their field. Repping the USA and Europe in equal measure, these four innovators use a dialect that has helped […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey (Detroit)

As we reported last week, Shepard Fairey (featured) was well on his way to completing his tallest mural to date standing at 180′ x 60′. Featuring a simple but iconic image and pattern, the massive piece will be Shep’s gift to Detroit along with some smaller murals in the Belt series of permanent pieces for the Library Street Collective, where he has solo currently showing (more on this later). Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
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Streets: Aryz (Detroit)

Shortly after opening his successful solo show in LA (covered), Aryz visited Detroit where he painted a new mural. Invited over by the Library Street Collective, the recently finished wall from the Spanish artist was for their Public Matter series. For this piece, Aryz picked his figurative, portraiture style of works and painted this unique sequenced piece. In a similar aesthetic as some of the paintings from his gallery show, this mural is his way of applying painterly skills on a massive scale, which he executed quite nicely. By […]
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Openings: Herakut + aptART – “Displaced Thoughts” @ Urban Nation HQ

On Saturday, May 16th, Herakut and aptART opened an exclusive show at the studio and work space of Urban Nation in Berlin, presenting a collection of paintings, photographs and installations created both by German art duo and individuals & organizations across the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Displaced Thoughts is a show that was hugely influenced by Herakut’s visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan in March last year. The fact that an estimated 51.2 million people were forcibly displaced due to persecution, conflict, […]
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Previews: BLO – ‘Dreams have no title’ @ Swinton & Grant

After recently showing at the 5th Year Anniversary of Graffuturism (covered here), the French-born and Berlin-based artist BLO from Da Mental Vaporz crew is having a solo exhibition at Swinton & Grant Gallery in Madrid opening this weekend. The show entitled ‘Dreams have no title‘ features a series of canvases and ink drawings on paper. Using spraypaint and acrylic, BLO splices Man Ray’s nudes and epic Renaissance Statues, creating graceful and sacred figures enveloped in bursts of cosmic abstraction, pinned in time like tropical butterflies to […]
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Streets: El Mac – “Ars et Scientia” (Boston)

After recovering from a period of illness, the talented El Mac is taking advantage of his improved health to do what he loves best – spread his imagery via public art. His latest effort entitled Ars et Scientia was recently painted in Boston at Northeastern University on the facade of Meserve Hall, which was built in 1893. By coincidence, the Los Angeles-based artist’s father went to the university and studied Engineering where he met his mother who was going to MassArt. So the mural, which uses El Mac’s wife Kim as […]
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Upcoming: Barry McGee & Todd James “FUD” @ V1 Gallery

On Friday, May 29th, V1 gallery in Copenhagen will open FUD, a joint exhibition by Barry McGee & Todd James. This will be the second time that the legendary American artists will be creating a two man show at the gallery. According to the info we’ve received from the gallery, the show will consists of new works in a variety of mediums, as is expected from these two prolific artists. From paintings on canvas and wood, sculpture, drawing and an array of various elements, the whole exhibition will be organized (or […]
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Showing: “Main Street” @ Musée Mohammed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain – Morocco

From May 15th to December 31st, 2015, the biggest contemporary art museum in Africa, Mohammed VI Museum (MMVI) of modern and contemporary art in Rabat, will be hosting an exhibition entitled Main Street focused on street and urban art. The show aims to allow visitors to discover artists from different continents, all linked by a common passion – their efforts to change the environment, fight corporations and advertising companies, and to leave their mark in the world. The show that was curated by Nicolas Couturieux for PrintThemAll includes […]
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