Tomorrow night (March 5th) at KP Projects // MKG, Victor Castillo will be opening his fourth showing with the West Hollywood gallery. Born in ’73 is a self-reflective new body of work according to the locally-based artist – he was born about the same time the military dictatorship was established in Chile in 1973. The feelings of fear from the brutal political system can often be seen in the undertones of his paintings that on the surface feature children happily playing. Included in the exhibition will be eight new […]
If you are the birthplace of Vincent Van Gogh, you are allowed to commemorate the 125th anniversary of his death in style. Zundert, a small town in the Netherlands near the Belgian border dedicated their annual celebration, the world’s largest volunteer-run flower parade to the influential Dutch post-Impressionist painter. The 20 floats were all impressively created with Van Gogh’s recognizable style in mind with painstaking detail. Photo credit: Werner Pellis & Erwin Martens (via Slate).
We’ve seen Pejac paint large indoor murals, small street pieces, window drawings, install sculptural works in public, create visual illusions on facades and walls, but we never seen him turn his paintings into reality. Until now. The Spanish artist just shared his latest project, Heavy Sea, titled after his watercolor painting from a few years ago depicting a lifesaving ring on top a tire dump. Recently, he came across a location that looked pretty much exactly like the one he drew, so he decided to re-create the image in […]
Time for another one of our Rewind features as we review recent videos that art lovers may be interested in. Leading things off is some footage of Bernie Mitchell working with an unusual medium – dry wall – to create wall sculptures. Other worthy videos include: Mel Kadel’s work with Adult Swim. Usugrow painting a wall mural for his show in Tokyo. Aryz in Ukraine. Footage of Futura painting his Houston & Bowery mural. Mars-1 sculpture arrives in Nashville. Yok & Sheryo putting in work […]
Coming up in March, the HOCA Foundation will be presenting new works from Vhils (filmed), his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong (more info here). Towards the end of last year, the Portuguese street artist, whose real name is Alexandro Farto, had already created several public works (seen below) in the Chinese city-state with various techniques. For Debris, he will introducing another urban intervention, this time on one of the city’s iconic trams. At the same time, he will be holding an exhibition at Pier 4 where he […]
Yesterday, Tristan Eaton revealed a project he has been working on getting started for the past five years – a plan to paint the Red Sands Sea Forts off the coast of the UK along with Shepard Fairey, Futura, How & Nosm, and The London Police. Although the proposal does have its naysayers who bring up some valid points, the ultimate goal is to bring enough attention to these historic structures built during World War II thereby generating enough money to hopefully preserve these for […]
After a closer look at a mural El Mac recently painted in Phnom Penh, here are now some photos and video of the Igloo Hong Project where other artists including Aryz, Esao Andrews, James Jean joined David Choe as they spread their artistic talents in Cambodia. For more info, you can read more about their trip on Choe’s website as well as his Instagram.
For out latest Rewind feature we are highlighting a video from INSA featuring his work with Pepsi in creating a moving peace sign (formed of painted cars) that can be seen from space. This particular form of art is right down the UK-based street artist’s alley as he has plenty of experience as the inventor of the Gif-iti series of works. Other notable videos include: Jeff Gillette working in the desert. Timelapse of Odeith at work. Daniel Arsham’s Future Relic 04. An online video installation […]
For the Autumn/Winter 2015 season, Max Mara has collaborated with artist Maya Hayuk on three different styles of sunglasses featuring a pattern she has dubbed Optiprism. The multicolored rainbow graphics utilized for this project mirror the works from the New York-based artist that fit well both in the gallery as well as on the streets. The original diptych painting by Hayuk now hangs in the fashion house’s Madison Avenue store with a limited amount of the new eyewear destined for boutiques around the world starting in […]
Gifted artist James Jean (interviewed) recently was recruited by Apple to promote their new Pencil stylus which pairs nicely with the newly released iPad Pro. Jean put the novel technology to good use by drawing his amazing imagery directly onto the tablet, which you can see in the images included here. If you have already watched the commercial (below) featuring the new device, you may have already seen what he came up with already. Discuss James Jean here.
By now, most of our readers should be familiar with JR’s (interviewed) new film ELLIS starring Robert De Niro seeing as the trailer is out (below) and with it being free for download on iTunes. For those who are heading over to Basel Week Miami and want to see it in person, you can can view it at Galerie Perrotin’s popup exhibition in the Miami Design District in the Melin Building (3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 201) from December 2-7 (11am-7pm). Along with the screening, a selection of the French artist’s […]
Leading off this latest Rewind feature is a 30 minute documentary on Banksy’s recent Dismaland project (covered). One of the hosts in the video is none other than one of our photographers and writers – Butterfly. Follow her as she walks through the “theme park” and watch the footage as she explains the different installations. Other notable videos include: Pussy Riot’s music video filmed at Banksy’s Dismaland. Jen Stark’s work for MTV and Miley Cyrus. JR joins Pharrell and Scott Vener on OTHERtone. Behind the scenes look […]