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Openings: Mr. and Pharrell Williams – ‘Call to Action’ @ Musee Guimet (Paris)

The Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts (MNAAG) in Paris, home to the largest collection of Asian arts in Europe, recently gave carte blanche to a site-specific installation created by artist Mr.. and curated by Pharrell Williams. Located on the fourth-floor rotunda beneath the dome of the main building, Call to Action runs until September 23rd. The project started five years ago based on an idea by Pharrell Williams, who is a self-proclaimed fan of the Japanese artist’s work. The result of this longstanding collaboration is an […]

Showing: Andre x Futura – “Chez Nous” @ Danysz Gallery (Paris)

André & Futura have joined forces for a unique collaborative show at Danysz Gallery in Paris with their signature pictorial characters. Aptly entitled Chez Nous, the exhibition presents a series of unseen works where they answer each other and merge their energetic painterly gestures. Futura’s otherworldly characters, such as the Pointman, echo Saraiva’s whimsical Mr A. dancing figures, as if their pictorial alter egos were enjoying themselves as much as both artists did in this adventure. The show is on view until the 9th of […]

Previews: Sweet Toof – ‘Mid Nite Crisis’ (London)

Legendary UK street artist Sweet Toof is returning to the London East End (118 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7NY) with a solo exhibition entitled Mid Nite Crisis. Opening on the 14th of December, the exhibition features paintings, sculptures, ceramics, miniature portraits, linocut prints and more surprises. With bright colours and his signature gums and teeth, there is a bit of eye candy for everyone during the festive season. Check out some preview images of the not to miss show below… Screenprint Queen Aida Wilde is celebrating […]

Showing: David Shillinglaw – “Human Soup” (London)

David Shillinglaw (featured) is currently showing Human Soup in London, a solo exhibition curated by Turner Barnes Gallery and That Art Gallery. The show features a selection of large and small works created over the past eight years. The British artist covers universal themes of what it means to be alive in the ‘human hive’ – a universal set of ingredients that people produce and consume. ‘Every day, we fill ourselves up and empty ourselves out, from royalty and heads of state to the lowest lives of […]

Openings: Conor Harrington – ‘The Story of Us and Them’ @ HENI Gallery

Conor Harrington (interviewed) recently returned to London with a new solo exhibition entitled The Story of Us and Them at HENI Gallery. Fascinated by art history, especially from the Renaissance and Baroque era, the Irish born artist combines classical oil painting techniques and graffiti influences to explore patriotism and contemporary social-political themes. The exhibition features 12 new large-scale works featuring two fictional male figures dressed in ornate uniforms fighting each other and brandishing their bright coloured flags as weapons. “The works are set against a background of a fictional nation state and […]

Interviews: Benjamin Murphy

Art historian Hector Campbell recently sat down with artist and co-founder of Delphian Gallery, Benjamin Murphy, to discuss the history of the gallery, his own unique approach to curation, their inaugural Open Call exhibition, and their upcoming exhibition with Florence Hutchings, Seating Arrangement. Hector Campbell (HC): Delphian Gallery has existed in one manifestation or another since 2013’s ‘Group Collective are Kunsts’ exhibition, could you explain how the gallery first came about? And how it has subsequently evolved into its current model? Benjamin Murphy (BM): My […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – ‘Force Majeure’ @ MMOMA (Moscow)

With a career approaching its 30th anniversary, Shepard Fairey (interviewed) has just opened a new exhibition titled Force Majeure at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (organized with RUArts Foundation, curated by MMOMA and Wunderkammern Gallery with the collaboration of Artmossphere). The exhibition is an historical overview of his career to date, showcasing the evolution of his body of work spanning three decades – from politics, commercial messaging, subversion, social constructs, environment,  to war and peace – but also showcases many of Fairey’s artworks reflecting the profound influence […]

Interviews: Carl Cashman

Art historian Hector Campbell recently sat down with British artist and gallerist Carl Cashman to discuss the creation of his distinctive artistic style, his early artistic influences, love of collecting, and the frustrations he felt as an artist which led to the founding of Semi Skimmed Gallery, whose second group exhibition opens at BSMT Space in Dalston, London on September 6th, and runs until Sept 12th. Hector Campbell (HC): You’ve become renowned for your geometric optical art, particularly since you coined the word ‘Neometry’ in […]

Interviews: Gary Stranger

Art historian Hector Campbell recently sat down with British artist Gary Stranger to discuss his background in graffiti, artistic and commercial collaboration, the evolution of his gallery work, and his experiences with curation. Gary also recently teamed up with art collective Fluorescent Smogg to release a new limited edition sculpture and print set (seen above), available here. Enjoy the questions and answers below…   Hector Campbell (HC): Hailing from a graffiti background, as part of the MSK crew, you have a long history of painting on […]

Openings: Miss Van Retrospective @ Openspace Gallery

Openspace Gallery in Paris is paying tribute to Miss Van with a special retrospective. The show, curated by Samantha Longhi and Nicolas Chenus, presents more than 90 works from 2003 to today, and is running until June 14th. Spanning across 15 years, the exhibition highlights the French artist’s prolific body of works on paper, wood, and canvas. It’s quite an emotional journey for a viewer as they take a look at her varied sources of inspiration and her signature female characters set in diverse oniric situations. Upon […]