Last month, KP Projects // MKG in West Hollywood hosted the opening for the latest solo from Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured). Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new pieces continue the locally-based artist’s surreal explorations of hybrid creatures rendered in a vivid palette. Also included were a some paintings from his series featuring his Stab E. Mack switchblade characters. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Greg Simkins here.
On June 4th, Copro Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting the debut solo show from artist and animation commercial director Jim McKenzie. Although the sculptural hybrids from the New York-based artist has a whimsical aspect to them, there is also a darker side to his work. He further explains – “I wanted to showcase the intersection where beauty and sadness intertwine within. I’ve chosen to create contrasting hybrids and though they have these brilliant colors and seemingly majestic qualities, ultimately, they are all outcasts. […]
Currently at the Legion of Honor, The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine is showing through August 2018 featuring RETNA’s (featured) distinct script in the background. The Los Angeles-based graffiti artist’s work has always been compared to and influenced in part by Egyptian hieroglyphs, so his career has come a full circle now with an invitation by the museum in San Francisco to paint the walls surrounding the exhibition. Learn more in the video below… Discuss RETNA here.
While in town for his current solo show in Mexico City at Fifty24MX, Ericailcane found time to make his mark on the urban environment. Painted in his recognizable illustrative style, the new mural from the Italian artist features a fox and a rabbit entwined in branches. Cleverly utilizing the architectural connecting structures between his two anthropomorphic animal subjects, he shows once again why he’s considered one of the most skilled street artists out there today. Photo credit: Alice Bettolo (via Gorgo), the artist, and the […]
Guido van Helten recently visited a restricted area in Ukraine and painted a mural inside disused and unfinished Chernobyl Reactor 5. As a part of the ongoing ArtUnitedUs project, curated by Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva, Waone Interesni Kazki, and Ilya Sagaidak, the work commemorates the 30th anniversary of the world’s biggest nuclear catastrophe that happened on April 26, 1986. Known for massive photo realistic figurative murals, the Australian artist re-created a photograph taken by renowned photojournalist Igor Kostin during the disaster. Being the first to document the consequences of […]
As previously reported, Os Gemeos recently spent some time in Milan, working on the first intervention in a new program by Pirelli’s HangarBicocca – Outside the Cube. Curated by Cedar Lewisohn, this project is dedicated to street art and related forms of art connected to the urban setting and public contexts, and the twins had the honor to open it with a large mural installation entitled Efêmero (ephemeral). Aside from their undisputed graffiti and fine art world reputation, the Brazilian artists have been steadily confirming their mural art cred with […]
Tomorrow night (April 21st) in San Francisco, the First Amendment Gallery (1AM SF) will be hosting a new solo show from 123KLAN (interviewed). Originally from France, this husband and wife duo are relocated to Montreal a while back where they have now prepared a new body of work entitled Style Is The Message for this exhibition. The fresh paintings are inspired by their experiences in the Bay Area and feature their signature fusion of graphic design and graffiti styles. Discuss 123KLAN here.
For the art lover out there who is also into Game of Thrones, we have good news for you. Leading up to the new season starting on April 24th, HBO has teamed up with five different artists to create something inspired by the show’s iconic characters or unforgettable scenes. The diverse selection of contributors include street artist Tristan Eaton (seen above), art collective Cyrcle., illustrator Marcos Chin, infographics company Pop Chart Lab, and paper sculptor Jeff Nishinaka, who respectively chose Daenerys Targaryen, the crown, Brienne of Tarth, The Red Wedding, […]
Continuing his long term collaboration with KP Projects // MKG, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will be opening his latest exhibition at the West Hollywood gallery on May 21st. The upstairs area where Launch LA is located will also share the solo show and have the Los Angeles-based artist’s works on display. Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new body will include surreal paintings (like the one seen above) as well as his letter based “drip script” pieces along with some new paintings of his favorite switchblade Stab E. Mack. Discuss Greg […]
Andy Rementer is currently taking part in a double personal exhibition with Fulvia Mendini at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan. The artists joined forces through similar aesthetics of simplified, polished presentation, use of bright colors, and the nostalgia of illustrated children’s stories. Strongly influenced by Milan and its vibe, Rementer produced a body of work that depicts the daily life, routines and the people he met or saw around town. His visual language has been developed through the years from working as an illustrator and cartoonist for newspapers such […]
Bringing back the Rewind feature this week, we are sharing some art related videos that you might find interesting. First up is the trailer for an amazing upcoming film Loving Vincent on the turbulent life of Vincent Van Gogh. The project features 12 hand-made oil paintings per second that were created in the style of the renowned painter with one hour of film equaling 43,200 paintings. Other notable videos include: Interview with Felipe Pantone about his new book. The WK Interact – Pistorius project video released. Rime […]
At the end of last month, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. unveiled a portrait of actor Kevin Spacey painted by Jonathan Yeo that will be on view through October. The event featured an appearance by Yeo as well as Spacey in character as Frank Underwood in his role for Netflix’s hit series House of Cards, marking the first time a fictional president had a painting of them hung in the portrait gallery of the institution (although not in the hall of real presidential portraits). The work continues a […]