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Openings: Nils Müller – “Vandals” @ Ruttkowski;68

Former graffiti artist and self-taught photographer Nils Müller opened his solo show at Ruttkowski;68 Gallery in Cologne, Germany, last Friday, the 24th of June. The show followed up his recently released book Vandals and it was the official release of the limited edition of the book as well(we are still giving away one copy of these HERE). The exhibition consisted of large photographs from the book, showcasing the risky and rarely seen side of graffiti culture in its most genuine form – train bombing. Müller traveled the globe following different […]

Preview: Parra – “Il Senso di Colpa” @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

Dutch based artist, illustrator, and  designer Parra is opening a solo show at Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan, Italy, on Monday, the 27th of May entitled Il Senso di Colpa (The Guilt). Four years since his last show with the same gallery, a lot of things have changed for the artist, except for his unique style and imagery which has only became more unique, more recognizable, and more distinctive. After exhibiting in important international galleries and museums all over the world (LA, NYC, Tokyo, Paris, etc), collaborating with such brands as […]

Preview: The Yok & Sheryo @ Krause Gallery

Brooklyn-based art duo The Yok and Sheryo are opening their solo exhibition at Krause Gallery in NYC tonight. After showing in Berlin, Tokyo, Sydney, Taipei, Beijing, Singapore Bangkok and Hong Kong, the Australian born artist and his partner in crime, Sheryo, are introducing their latest body of work in the city they’ve been living and working in last year. The duo known for their traveler lifestyle, numerous murals and street art pieces all over the globe, prepared a variety of different works for this show. Using […]

Preview: Stephen Powers – “Visual Blues” @ Alice Gallery

Brooklyn-based artist and professorial sign painter, Stephen Powers aka ESPO (featured), is currently in Brussels where he’s setting up his solo show titled Visual Blues at Alice Gallery. For his second exhibition with the gallery, he prepared a big mural installation on the walls of the showspace as well as his latest enamel paintings on aluminum (Metaltations), but the centerpieces of the show are smaller pieces popularly known as Daily Metaltations. These 10” x 8” enamel paintings are mostly based on sketches inspired by everyday problems and pleasures, often on the […]

Preview / Giveaway: Nils Müller “Vandals” Book Release

German photographer Nils Müller recently published his second book titled Vandals with the official release on the May 1st, which will be followed by a gallery show at Ruttkowski68 (Cologne, Germany) opening on May 24th. Similar to his last book Blütezeit, published back in 2008, this latest volume covers the rarely exposed lives of urban vandals, and is released in regular and limited edition (limited to 500 signed copies now available for pre-order). Being a graffiti writer himself, Nils started using his camera solely for a documenting purpose only, but it didn’t take long until he […]

Preview: Brendan Monroe – “Melting Into the Floor” @ Richard Heller Gallery

Oakland based artist, Brendan Monroe (interviewed), is opening an exhibition at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica on May 18. After having solos in Switzerland, France, and Canada, this will be Monroe’s first show in the LA area in a long time (see 2009). This time around, he prepared number of acrylic paintings on paper, as well as some exceptionally well crafted sculptures in wood, mostly using very abstract, figurative images and elements. His work always had recognizable abstract segments that play with the idea of texture and state of matter, but pieces for […]

Preview: Diana Al-Hadid & Medardo Rosso @ Workshop, Venice

After 18 months in the making, Gallery Workshop in Venice, Italy, is opening a very special show on the May 30th, showing new works by Diana Al-Hadid, and some classic pieces from Medardo Rosso, in collaboration with the Museo Medardo Rosso and Marianne Boesky Gallery. Diana Al-Hadid is a Syrian born sculptor that is currently living and working in New York. She has been showing in big galleries and museums all over the globe, and for this show, she wanted to exhibit her pieces alongside Medardo Rosso’s work, which was […]

Streets: Escif (Valencia)

Spanish muralist and street artist, Escif, was very active in his hometown of Valencia in Spain the last couple of months. Famous for his clever, direct and punchy commentaries on modern society, capitalism, consumerism, economy and politics (especially current situation in Spain and European Union), the artist shared couple of his recent street works online via StreetAgainst.com. Focused on wide range of different subjects, the pieces are all showcased with his signature, recognizable style – a simple, almost innocent looking image that is hiding a […]

Studio Visit: Francesco Igory Deiana

The San Francisco-based artist from Milan, Italy, Francesco Igory Deiana, welcomed us in his studio in Mission area of The City shortly after coming back from Boston where he helped Barry McGee setting up his big retrospective at the ICA in Boston. With his big European solo show in Germany last year behind him, and couple of other projects being ticked off the list, Deiana is currently working on a new body of work for couple of new events and projects, while spending most of his free time with his […]

Openings: Aryz – “Style Is The Limit” @ Fifty24SF

Spanish “wall painter” Aryz (pronounced ar-eez), opened his 1st US solo show last Friday at Fifty24SF in San Francisco. The young artist is mostly known for the large scale murals he has been painting from Europe through the US to Central and South America. His recognizable soft colors, subtle lines, transparent & “jelly” feeling character and objects, have enhanced many abandoned factories & big walls and has gained him a lot of popularity & respect among urban and street art fans. Titled Style is The Limit, the show […]