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Releases: Nick Walker – “The Last Ride” Print

Nick Walker (interviewed) will have a new print entitled The Last Ride on sale on Monday, the 12th October, at 3.30pm DST UK time. The print was inspired by a portrait by Butterfly featuring the UK artist in his signature vandal outfit riding a carousel horse next to the Eiffel Tower during a visit to the French capital. Produced in an edition of 150 on Somerset Satin 410 gms and sized at 66cm x 96 cm, it will be available for £400 online from the UK-based artist’s website. Discuss Nick […]

Studio Visits: Nick Walker – ‘Entropy’ @ Above Second (Hong Kong)

Ahead of his upcoming solo show Entropy at Above Second Gallery opening September 17th in Hong Kong, we popped by the studio of Bristol-based Nick Walker (interviewed). For this new exhibition, the British street artist has been exploring new ideas and broadening the scope of his signature Gentleman Vandal series to more abstract imagery and new techniques playing with metal and sculpture. “A new element I am exploring with this show is ‘Numbers’ which I call the Smoke series. Originally I was inspired by Jasper Johns some time back and began […]

Openings: D*Face – ‘Wasted Youth’ @ CAC Malaga

CAC Málaga, in collaboration with the British Council, recently opened up the first solo exhibition in Spain from D*Face (interviewed). The London-based artist’s work was seen for the first time in Málaga in 2013 when he created an immense mural for the MAUS Project (covered) along with Shepard Fairey. Wasted Youth is his first solo exhibition for a museum, and includes 40 works created during his 15 year long career, some of which are on show for the very first time. Featuring paintings, screenprints, stencils as well as […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Your Eyes Here” @CAC Malaga

The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga is hosting the first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum of Los Angeles-based artist Shepard Fairey (featured). Curated by Fernando Francés, the retrospective spans over 25 years, and features paintings, silkscreens, stencils, stickers, illustrations, collage, photographs, sculptures and works in wood and metal. With over 300 pieces, this is the largest body of work from Shep to ever be exhibited. The show is structured in thematic sections that retrace Fairey’s artistic influences like music, politics – war and peace – and […]

Openings: Brusk – ‘Ad Vitam Eternam’ @ Galerie Itinerrance

Member of the Da Mental Vaporz crew, Brusk, is one of the more versatile street artist in France through the mastering of techniques in graffiti, but also lightgraff, sculpture, installation and 3D animation. For his first Parisian show AD VITAM ETERNAM? at Galerie Itinerrance, he concentrated more than twenty years of exceptional practice on a series of paintings and sculptures. All his imagery is there: ripped icons, symbols of polluted consumerism, children drawings made out of acid colors, ironic references to the masters. Also, he chose to revisit Magritte’s Red […]

Openings: “MASTERS OF STREET ART” @ Magda Danysz (London)

Following her success in Paris and Shangai, French gallerist Magda Danysz recently launched a pop-up gallery space in London called the The London Project for a duration of 100 days. While the lower ground floor is dedicated to in-situ installations by international artists and evolving across the 100 days, the first floor is currently hosting an exhibition entitled MASTERS OF STREET ART with work from Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Futura, Jef Aerosol, JonOne, L’Atlas, Obey, Pure Evil, Remi Rough (pictured), Space Invader, Sten & Lex, West and Yz on display. Photo credit: […]

Openings: Julian Opie – “2012 – 2015” @ Alan Cristea Gallery (London)

The Alan Cristea Gallery in London is currently showing new editions by Julian Opie alongside prints and animations, created in a variety of mediums. Inspired by different views of the town and countryside, the London series presents us with observations of everyday life: figures of walking in the rain, tourists on the Southbank, passers-by at school gates and busy crowds of workers descending on the city. The series, French Landscapes, based on photos taken by the artist in France at different times of the day in different weather conditions, present us […]

Openings: Open Summer Festival in Toulouse (FR)

For the 4th year running (see 2014 here), the Open Summer Festival invited twenty international artists to Toulouse (FR) to the new creative hub Cinquante Cinq / Espace Cobalt. Outside the exhibition space, guests enjoyed live painting sessions with a Graffiti Jam and relaxed with good summer vibes including enjoying a barbecue and music. Many artists from the Toulouse scene joined in at the opening like Tilt and 100Taur. Invited artists included: Babz – Katre – Twopy – Moner – Arnem – Meyer – Druid81 – Most […]

Showing: Daniel Arsham – “Future Relic 3” @ Cannes Film Festival

American artist Daniel Arsham is presenting the third installment of his Future Relics series at the 68th Film Festival in Cannes. The short film features actress Juliette Lewis. In parallel to the screening, an exhibition entitled Future Relic 3 on display at the Club Albane at the Marriott, presenting relic items from the film industry era including film camera, microphones to videotapes all recreated in Arsham’s signature technique. Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.

Previews: BLO – ‘Dreams have no title’ @ Swinton & Grant

After recently showing at the 5th Year Anniversary of Graffuturism (covered here), the French-born and Berlin-based artist BLO from Da Mental Vaporz crew is having a solo exhibition at Swinton & Grant Gallery in Madrid opening this weekend. The show entitled ‘Dreams have no title‘ features a series of canvases and ink drawings on paper. Using spraypaint and acrylic, BLO splices Man Ray’s nudes and epic Renaissance Statues, creating graceful and sacred figures enveloped in bursts of cosmic abstraction, pinned in time like tropical butterflies to […]