Recently, Mini Galerie in Amsterdam put together a showing from Graphic Surgery with works staying true to their aesthetic of diagonal lines, geometric shapes and a mostly B&W color scheme. The locally-based duo (Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra) have certainly made their name on the streets with their recognizable murals but display their versatility with this exhibition entitled Contra. Take a look at more photos below as well as enjoy a video. Photo credit: Ralph Roelse (via Graffuturism).
A while back, we told you about an amazing project from JR (interviewed) that saw him work his magic on a 365 meter long container ship, the CMA CGM MAGELLAN. He has since followed that up by releasing a print that had him juxtoposing another long-standing series of works with the dancers from the New York City Ballet over his time wheatpasting the vessel. Also, if you have been following his Instagram, you will have heard of the amazing story of how the ship met and rescued some refugees after leaving from the […]
Tomorrow night (December 11th) in New York, the Arcadia Contemporary will be hosting all new works from Brad Kunkle. Featuring his exquisite portraiture utilizing oil paint with gold and silver leaf, The Belonging will also include a video installation centered on one of his paintings playing along with a music he co-composed. Check out the video and more preview images below… Via Hi-Fructose. Discuss Brad Kunkle here.
It’s been a month since our last Rewind feature, so it’s time to round up some art related videos again that you may be interested in. First on our list this time is a trailer of an upcoming documentary (seen via Booooooom) about Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and his provocative work. Release is scheduled for summer of 2015 and it looks to be a good one. Other notables videos seen below include: A Q&A with Adam Neate. A look at Futura’s solo show in Shanghai. Neckface, […]
Shepard Fairey (featured) took his talents on a global tour this year with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philly, New York, Berlin, Tokyo and South Africa, to name a few. One of his more notable stops was in South Africa, which has long been a focal point of political dissent. Given this situation, it’s fitting that Mr. Fairey paid his first-ever visit to Johannesburg to build an eight story mural of their recently passed icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a key anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served […]
It’s been over a month since our last video summary here on AM – something we call Rewind. Leading things off is a video (via Designboom) detailing Miguel Chevalier’s mix of new technology with ancient structures. Created for the Festival Internazionale Di Andria Castel Dei Mondi, the installation transforms a castle in Italy with “magic carpets.” Other notable videos include: A video profile of Shohei Otomo by Backwoods Gallery. Mark Dean Veca launches a new apparel line with Rare. Nathan Spoor studio visit by Juxtapoz. Daniel […]
There’s a fresh player in the gallery ranks of New York City and it’s Jacob Lewis Gallery. AM visited the newly minted space in Chelsea as they prepared for their inaugural exhibition featuring the dreamy touches of Inka Essenhigh. Entitled Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, these new paintings have been in the works for over a year as the locally-based artist utilized the changing seasons around her as part inspiration for her surreal imagery. Melding external influences with her unique creative process, Essenhigh effortlessly blends imagination & mystery with the tangible […]
Starting September 27th thru April of next year, a major exhibition from Ai Weiwei will be on view at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The legendary prison and tourist hotspot is an intriguing location for the Chinese aritst’s creative endeavor as well as his message about human rights and freedom of expression, bringing his work in tension with ideas of confinement and restriction intrinsic to the locale. Seven site specific installations – With Wind (seen above), Trace, Refraction, Stay Tuned, Illumination, Blossom, Yours Truly will be […]
After an in studio look and associated print release, we now have more glimpses of the new imagery Conor Harrington (interviewed) has been working on for his upcoming New York solo. The peek comes courtesy of a new trailer for a documentary put together by long time collaborator Andrew Telling which recreates the narrative running through Eat And Delete as it gives a behind the scenes look at the elaborate photoshoots the UK-based artist uses for his reference. Take a look at the footage below […]
There seems to be an unlimited supply of art-related videos coming out all the time. Here is another edition our Rewind feature where we curate a selection of videos for your viewing pleasure. First up is some footage of Spanish muralist Aryz, who has been very active lately participating in most European street art festivals with big walls. Finerats Magazine recently featured him on their cover and also just released a great 11 min interview giving us a great, previously unseen look inside his studio, but also, […]
Moniker Projects and Create teamed up a couple of months ago for Living Walls, a public arts programme for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. The main idea behind this complex project was to create and cover aprox 2.5 km of the fence around the park with world class street art and installations. After their first part of the undertaking titled Your Ad Here, which was completed at the end of April 2014, the team continued by commissioning four artists to created their take on this unique […]
Later tonight, Culver City will see the return of portrait painter Kehinde Wiley when he opens The World Stage: Haiti at Roberts & Tilton. Continuing his series of paintings of disadvantaged youth from different international locales (Jamaica, Israel, France, India, Brazil, Lagos, Dakar, China, and Sri Lanka) posed as if in classical paintings, the new works will now take the viewer to the troubled Caribbean nation. For his fifth solo with the gallery, Wiley will be presenting 12 new paintings sourced from the the streets of […]