Coming up in December, REVOK will be bringing a new body of work he is preparing in Detroit for a show in Germany at Vicious Gallery. While in the motor city, the graffiti artist scoured the abandoned, derilict, and burned out shells of homes and building (including an old police station) for materials. These old signs, walls, parts of furniture, and more were fashioned into wood constructs, like what we saw in a recent LA show, each component rich with history and years of Triumph & […]
Tonight in San Francisco, Mars-1′s (featured) will be taking over the temporary Fecal Face Dot Gallery’s space (248 Clement St. @4th Ave) with a new collection of organic paintings as well as a installation of his intriguing sculptural work collectively entitled Everything Under The Sun. As you can see from the video above by Colin Day, some of the pieces are quite large and stepping into the gallery tonight will be like entering another dimension filled with alien worlds and life. Discuss this show here. Discuss Mars-1 here.
Initially known for his iconic red and yellow ‘Temples’ sprayed onto wheelie bins and walls across the world, Sickboy returns to London for his second major solo show titled Heaven & Earth. Taking inspiration from Renaissance paintings, religious iconography and surrealist artists like Hieronymus Bosch, Sickboy has spent the last two years building up a new body of work. On large scale paintings with intricate details, religious messages are replaced by Sickboy’s own symbolism and psychedelic world with a positive twist. A resident pastor appears […]
Meggs, who recently invaded San Francisco along with members of the Young and Free Aussie crew, apparently decided to head up even more north pay a solo visit to Vancouver. While there, a sweet video (filmed and directed by Randy Ross) was put together as he worked on the mural seen above for the Endeavor Snowboards building as well something for the offices. The footage not only spent a lot of time documenting his technique and creative process, it also features a lengthy and insightful […]
A while back, we told you about the debut issue of Dasha Zhukova’s provocative new art magazine Garage which featured tattoos from prominent artists like Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Raymond Pettibon, John Baldessari, and Damien Hirst. The Hirst designed butterfly in particular was controversial because it was tattooed onto the labia (NSFW pics here) of a willing participant. Now, comes word of a documentary entitled Skin that was produced in association with the project. Check the trailer above. Via booooooom.
Voina unveils massive photograph of one of their members on Prague’s Charles Bridge. It was put up to protest the charges against him in Russia. A peek at what REVOK is preparing for a show in Hamburg in December. Aiko mentioned in Haruki Murakami book. Short time lapse video of Mike Giant creating a mural at The Fast Life. James Franco working on strap-on sex doll orgy art project. Man who stole Picasso off the walls of a San Francisco gallery pleads guilty to grand […]
Back in July, we told you about a series of commissioned pieces by Steve Powers, painted in the stairwell of Ogilvy & Mather in New York. ESPO’s love for signs and phraseology was definitely evident as he reinterpret the words and quotes of agency founder David Ogilvy into inspirational murals. Now comes this insightful video as the Philadelphia-based artist talks about his beginnings and his love for “advertisement,” albeit stripped of its commercial aspect and replaced by emotional content, and diverted to shed light on […]
As you saw briefly in our recent update on the street festivities down in Miami, the Bay area-based ABOVE (interviewed) worked on a piece painted with his signature letters spelling out “GIVE A WALL ST. BANKER ENOUGH ROPE AND HE WILL HANG HIMSELF.” The mural, which also featured a man in a suit hanged in effigy along with the prolific street artist’s well known arrows, drew much attention and was featured on the local news. Enjoy the video (seen above) detailing the creative process that […]
Brooklyn-based French artist Supakitch recently returned to his home country to open his new show at Paris’ Galerie LJ. The exhibition entitled Clé De Soul is Supa’s first with the gallery, and includes a beautiful collection of his colorful paintings, works on paper and mixed-media pieces. Check out a video tour of the show, pictures from the opening, as well as a new video of a wall painting by Supa and his talented wife Koralie, all after the jump.
Ahead of his signing of his Rebus book at Jeff Staple’s Reed Space in New York, James Jean (featured) sat down for an intimate video interview session for this 12th installment of the 1-2-1 w/jeffstaple series. Jean touches on many topics including the beginnings of his career, his experiences with Fables, and an honest assessment on his work and the direction he would like to take it. Via Hypebeast. Discuss James Jean here.
Video: Banks Violette talks about his new show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris. Laurel Nakadate and James Franco create three-part project based around Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie for their Performa Commission. Ai Weiwei curates show at Taipei Fine Arts Museum called Ai Weiwei is Absent. Preparations well underway for Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. Small group of artists occupy Artists Space. Gets evicted. There could be a Louvre Museum branch opening in Abu Dhabi in 2013. Artist delivers her baby in a gallery […]
This week, our Art Focus is on Philadelphia-based Matthew Cox, whose series of medical x-rays and embroidery recently caught our eyes. The Parsons and Otis trained artist has taken radiographs and stitched back in his imagined content partially over the skeletal elements leading to an intriguing new mesh of reality and the imaginary. For those interested, Embroidered X-Rays will be showing at the Packer/Schopf Gallery (Booth E-407) this year at PULSE in Miami, part of Art Basel Week. This particular series of works is just one […]