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Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Highlights: Art Basel (Part I)

46 years since art gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt of Basel created an international art fair, the world’s leading art event opened its door to the general public on the 16th of June. The fair was created with an idea to connect the world’s premier galleries and their patrons, as well as serve as a meeting point for the international art world, and this year, 280 of the world’s leading galleries are showing works from over 4,000 different artists. Ranging from modern […]

Showing: Geoff McFetridge – “The Quiet Of Not Listening” @ V1 Gallery

V1 Gallery is currently showing Geoff McFetridge’s The Quiet Of Not Listening. As his third solo with the gallery in Copenhagen, this exhibition features nine paintings on canvas and five large drawings. Following his signature style of portraying mundane imagery through a flat, minimalist approach, a few of the new works include images of folding chairs. Drawn from his memory, it wasn’t until recently that Mcfetridge realized his images were actually incorrect. Ubiquitous and specific to western culture, the chairs on his paintings are both pure and wrong, but they represent […]

Streets: Ludo (China)

After a series of public interventions the last few years in China, Ludo returned once again to Far East to work on more pieces for his Ephemera project. This time, he is collaborating with non-profit organization called Tencent Foundation and its major media company Tencent QQ. This collection of work on the streets started back in October 2014 as part of the French artist’s personal research and interest rundown and neglected areas of the country. After traveling around the the Asian county and getting it to know it better, the project reached a […]

Releases: Adam Neate – “Imploding Head” Print

Adam Neate (interviewed) recently released a new limited edition from his ongoing Dimensional Editions. Published by Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, Imploding Head was produced in a very limited edition of only 18 pieces. This silkscreen release, the British artist’s first, is based on his recent painting Simulation Theory Anxiety No.1 which was featured in the exhibition Dimensionalist Painter held at the gallery in October 2015 (covered). The edition was produced as a four layered silkscreen with matte acrylic, gloss enamel and silver ink highlights, printed on Somerset Tub Sized Satin 410 gsm paper […]

Previews: Jeff Gillette – “Post Dismal” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

Ten months since Dismaland (covered) opened its doors to the public, the artist that inspired the whole project, Jeff Gillette, will be opening his first UK solo show on June 24 at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Post Dismal will include 15 new paintings continuing the post-apocalyptic imagery that juxtaposes Disney images with scenes of slums, despair, and ruin. Back in the 1990s, Gillette got inspired by the German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, and his pessimist views. This influence resulted with the concept of taking the things people love and imposing the worst-case scenario to them. The […]

Showing: Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope) – “The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue” @ Die Kunstagentin

As we previously reported, since May 26th, Die Kunstagentin gallery in Cologne, Germany has been hosting a solo by Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope. For this showcase, the Tel-Aviv-based artist created an all new body of work strongly influenced by the refugee crisis. The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue includes a large installation where recurring bird characters are flying towards a hole in a barbed wire fence. Symbolizing the painful journey of people escaping the horrors of war, this large work is juxtaposed against a smaller sculptural piece. Placed in […]

Showing: Roa – “Hic Sunt Dracones” @ Backwoods Gallery

Keeping the tradition of having solo shows with the gallery every two years, ROA recently spent some time in Melbourne working on his third solo show with Backwoods Gallery. Hic Sunt Dracones (Here Be Dragons) opened on the 3rd of June and will stay on view for only 2 weeks. The title of the show comes from the imaginary maps that European explorers used from the 15th to 18th centuries documenting unexplored parts of the newly discovered Terra Australis. Filled with curious animals, plants & cultures, the new land hid a lot […]

Showing: Amanda Marie – “Make Believe” & Hyland Mather – “Receiver” @ JR Gallery

On June 3rd, JR Gallery in Berlin opened Make Believe and Receiver, a joint show from two artists and partners in crime, Amanda Marie and Hyland Mather (AKA X-O). Exhibiting next to each other, Marie will be showing her hypnotic illustrative stenciled imagery next to Hyland’s geometric bricolage assemblages made from found materials. Though very different in their styles, the works of the two American artists living in Amsterdam complement each other due to their folk art influence and the color palette used. With pastel and earth tones, both bodies of work […]

Previews: Hyuro – “Convivencia” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

On June 9th, Dorothy Circus Gallery will be opening a solo show by Hyuro. Convivencia will be her first Italian show which will be followed by a new outdoor mural for the city of Rome as the fifth phase of the gallery’s Spray For Your Rights project. With both the mural and the new drawings as well as watercolors on paper produced for the show, the Argentinean artist will interpret the theme of coexistence. With this in mind, the new pieces have a somewhat different composition, often referring to the concept of […]

Openings: 1010 – “Serendipity” @ 10 A.M. ART

10 A.M. ART gallery is currently showing the first Italian show (June 4 – July 2) by 1010 as part of a wider cultural project. Along with displaying his new body of abstract works titled Serendipity, the project also includes a large mural painted on the gallery building at 31 Via Barrili, Milan. The Germany-based street artist has gathered recognition with his effective use of perspective and creating artificial holes or portals. Primarily working in large scale, his murals can be found anywhere from Hawaii, Miami and […]