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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Openings: Titi Freak – “Sempre” @ Galerie Choque Cultural

Recently, one of Sao Paulo’s most important voices, Titi Freak, opened his newest show “Sempre” at Choque Cultural. Born Hamilton Yakota, and also a champion yo-yoer, the street artist fuses imagery from his Japanese heritage and South American roots into a kinetic mix of color and brushstrokes. Take look at some more images from our friends at Lost Art after the jump…

Streets: Saber

Renowned Los Angeles based writer SABER (interviewed) recently posted up an image of him on his blog working after hours on presumably a new mural. Of course, you will recognizable his distinct lettering style, but is that a face peeking out above? For those craving more from the graf legend, check out some pretty crazy collaborations he worked on recently with some all star lineups here and here. Discuss Saber here.

Openings: David Choong Lee – “Acquiring Signal” @ LeBasse Projects

Representing San Francisco, the amazing David Choong Lee recently hauled down over 400 of his favorite works to LeBasee Projects in Culver City. The prolifically staged exhibition is as complete a representation of the artist’s skills as one imagines you can get. Lee takes over the entire gallery himself and the solo show features installations of panels, some from found materials, such as wooden wine crates, and has an architectural feel, as they rest on tables and balance on pillars. The artist explores such social […]

Openings: “Summer Group Show” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On Saturday night, AM attended the opening for Joshua Liner Gallery’s annual “Summer Show”. Apparently, so did many of the art loving New Yorkers that turned out to pack the house. The show had diverse lineup of talented artists including Shawn Barber, Tiffany Bozic, Ryan Bradley, Tony Curanaj, Mike Davis, Jeremy Fish, Ian Francis, Evan Hecox, Tat Ito, Jessica Joslin, Mi Ju, David Kassan, Kris Kuksi, Mac, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Ryan McLennan, Dennis McNett, Cleon Peterson, Pema Rinzin, James Roper, Swoon, Oliver Vernon, Pete Watts and […]

Studio Visits: Marcus Freeman

AM came across Marcus Freeman’s paintings last year, and we instantly loved how he mixes a superflat representational style of depicting the built environment with the cleanliness of Ed Ruscha & Patrick Caulfield’s pop art stylings. Some of the elements of Industrial architecture and landscapes used within his paintings are found and photographed locally by Freeman, and some are either assembled from a series of his found sources or invented based upon sketched concepts. We arranged to take a look around his design studio, where […]

Travelogue: D*Face in Quito, Ecuador – Part 2

It seems that cans of paint are a valuable commodity in Ecuador and whilst we discard our empty cans and messed up caps without question where it is readily available, the local kids in Quito clean up the old tips and re-fill and re-pressurise the cans for a second life. We last saw D*Face (interviewed) hitting Quito with posters and paste-ups around the city whilst trying to source some precious paint during his trip to Ecuador for the ‘9no Festival de Arte en la Calle’ […]

Teaser: “Hope’s Reply” @ LeBasse Projects

Looks like German artistic duo Herakut are scheduled for an exhibition this September at LeBasse Projects.  Entitled “Hope’s Reply”, the show from Hera (interviewed) and Akut, will hopefully feature some of those fantastic sculptural pieces (like at Springmann.Varol) along with their paintings as well as some outdoor work as part of their visit to Los Angeles. Via Nuart. Discuss Herakut here.

Overtime: August 8 – 14

Some pieces from Tim Biskup for Fifty24MX. A look at Tessar Lo’s, Jason Sho Green, and Rob Sato’s sketchbooks. New octopi lighting from Adam Wallacavage. Terence Koh and his Children of the Corn. Huge show for Anish Kapoor in India. A tour of Shepard Fairey’s studio up for grabs. BSA interviews Os Gemeos. Speaking of interviews, Mode 2, Murakami, and Specter speak their mind too. Specter in London. Momo visits Papermonster.

Streets: Os Gemeos x Futura in NYC Wrap-Up

Wrapping up our coverage of a phenomenal collaboration, AM got to spend some time with Os Gemeos & Futura on their day off after the completion of this impressive mural. The seven story mural consisted of the twins working on the “britches” and Futura utilizing his “point-men” to create the crazy shirt (all in conjunction with AKANYC and 12ozProphet with support from Nike and Montana Colors). It’s nothing short of amazing that his project took less than a week to complete. Everyone was finally able […]

Openings: Philip Lumbang – “Adventure!” @ GR2

LA-based artist Philip Lumbang, who developed his craft as an assistant to Shepard Fairey (featured), recently opened a show at Giant Robot 2 on Sawtelle St.  After satisfying some of his needs for working on the streets, Philip brings his signature “polite bear” character indoors for a new body of work entitled “Adventure! This time, the artist whose hand-painted and subject matter provide a stark contrast to the often testosterone fueled world of street art, has put together a collection of works on wood and […]