On Saturday, May 23rd, Thinkspace will be opening a solo show from Ariel DeAndrea entitled Chasing the Current. Her subject matter of choice for her oil paintings are paper cranes floating in bodies of water, referenced from photos she takes herself and derived from her origami skills (you can get a good idea of her process in the video below). This obsession with paper cranes started in early childhood, inspired by hearing that if you folded 1,000 cranes, you could make a wish. Learn more about this […]
With the opening of Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (featured) show at KP Projects // MKG in Los Angeles getting even closer, it’s time to take a closer look at his thoughts behind the imagery in this new body of work. Along with a more detailed look at some of the paintings, we also have a video from Birdman where Simkins’ talks through some of his process as well as shows off some of the concept sketches for what we will be seeing in Where Am I. See you there this Saturday night, May […]
Coming up in a few weeks, the Cyrcle. (featured) crew will be opening a new show at the Station16 Gallery in Montreal. It looks like Rabz & Davey’s artistic journey has taken a philosophical turn with this new batch of work collectively entitled Nothing Exists. Take a look in these photos as we catch the multidisciplinary artists hard at work in the studio prepping for the exhibition (opening on June 4th). Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Cyrcle. here.
Last year, we brought you images from Vhils’ (filmed) show in Brazil where portraits of the country’s indigenous Araçaí community were carved the doors of their homes and put on display at at Caixa Cultural. Nowness released a video a couple days ago from the Portuguese street artist that looks into the project a little deeper and hopes to draw attention to the plight of the 90 Guaraní people were moved by the government at the turn of this century, displacing them from their ancestral homes. Discuss Vhils here.
On 9th of May, another edition of the Venice Biennale will be open, staying on view all the way until the 22nd of November. The 56th International Art Exhibition is titled All the World’s Futures, and will feature 90 national participants exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale, and in the city of Venice. Along with the main part of the biennale there are 44 collateral events, and other shows organized in the context of the occasion. We just received this video of […]
After introducing KATSU’s drone paintings to you last year, we now have news of the infamous graffiti artist taking things to the next level. Known for his innovative approach to incorporating technology in some of his work, he recently tagged a six-story Calvin Klein ad featuring Kendall Jenner at the Houston-and-Broadway intersection of New York with a flying drone rigged with a spray can. Judging from his response to the attack “It turned out surprisingly well. It’s exciting to see its first potential use as a device for […]
Over the weekend, Ron English (featured) made the most of his turn at the iconic Bowery & Houston wall in New York with a mural that was wheatpasted then hand finished with paint. The imagery chosen is a good representation of his work with the background being the American flag made up of modified company logos and slogans that speak to English’s satirical attack on consumerism, while the center features one of his most recognized surreal characters – the Temper Tot or “Baby Hulk.” Take a look at more photos and a […]
With this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) behind us, here is a look back in video form of some of what took place. Directed by Mikey Inouye, the main recap video seen below features footage and interviews with the artists which encapsulated nicely what the event was about. Also included below are some related videos of this year’s event. Discuss POW! WOW! Hawaii here.
Set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, JR’s (interviewed) latest film combines many facets of his artistic oeuvre like much of his work. The action follows story of Ladj Ly and the performance of the ballet Les Bosquets of New York City Ballet (who the French artist also collaborated with in 2014) inspired by the riots in the French suburbs in 2005 and looks back to where he created his first project, Portrait of a Generation. In the footage, you can see the street art and photography from the […]
Continuing to push the boundaries of his artistic vision, Aakash Nihalani (interviewed) has recently completed some interactive installations entitled Projections. Working to further his geometric imagery, the New York-based artist has created projections that react to a viewer’s hand movement in real time using coding and motion software. One of these interactive pieces has already been exhibited at AICON Gallery last month for the Eat Pray Thug exhibition curated by Himanshu Suri so look for more of these in future showings. Take a look at the video below… Discuss Aakash Nihalani […]
On March 27th (private view on the 26th), Lazarides Rathbone will be opening a new solo from the Lisbon-based Vhils (filmed), his first there since 2012. Creating pieces with his special form of mark-making that mirrors his techniques on the streets, the artist otherwise known as Alexandre Farto will be presenting new compositions comprised of wood, billboard, metal and Styrofoam dioramas. Thematically based on the dilution of personal identity due to the oversaturation of by the realities of today’s society – profuse visual stimuli, mass media, […]
It’s been a while since our last Rewind feature, so here are some videos that you may have missed in the interim. Leading things off is a film by director Ben Mor featuring an interesting look into the world of Os Gemeos. The eclectic footage merges seamlessly together as we are taken on a trip through exhibitions, installations, paintings, sculptures and the real lives of the Brazilian twins. Through the magic of animation, fans will notice the duo’s imagery come to life. Other notable videos: The Hundreds […]