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Previews: Evan Hecox – “Terrain” @ Andenken Gallery

On October 2nd, Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam will be showing Terrain, a solo show by Evan Hecox. With this new body of work, the Denver-based artist is experimenting with more abstract forms and imagery as well as different mediums including acrylic paint, ink, gouache, collage to watercolor or colored pencil. The pieces are loosely based on the flags, so the artist is referring to them as such with titles like Community Flag or Desert Flag. By reusing the same geometric elements in multiple works, he is playing with the relationship […]

Showing: Pablo Delgado – “Opens Tomorrow Morning” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

One year since his last show with the gallery, Pablo Delgado is back in London with Opens Tomorrow Morning currently showing at Howard Griffin Gallery. For this conceptual show, the Mexican artist created a fictional gallery within the walls of the existing space. In his work, Delgado is often focused on reducing his work to its smallest expression, often employing the use of negative space, light, and shadow, while inviting the viewer to interact with the works. In order to emphasize the engagement of the observer, the concept of this […]

Showing: Ai Weiwei – “Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads” @ CAC Malaga

Finally released from a house arrest by the government after 600 days on 22th of July, Ai Weiwei has been very active in the recent months. The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga is currently exhibiting his touring show Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, which is his first showing in Spain. First introduced at the 29th São Paulo Biennale back in 2010 (then in LA and NYC) the exhibition features 12 bronze sculptures over three meters tall that represent the heads of the animals in […]

Releases: Bezt (Etam cru) x MyFinBec 2015

FinBec winery in Sion, Switzerland, is continuing their annual MyFinBec art project with a completely new concept. This year, they are commissioning artists to paint canvases for their limited edition organic wines, as well as number of sketches on wood panels, and they just announced their first artist for this year is Bezt from Etam Cru, who also collaborated with the winery last year (covered). In between painting huge murals with Sainer and working on their upcoming US solo debut with Thinkspace in December, he created 168 original sketches for […]

Showing: Francesco Igory Deiana – “Haptic Render” @ Cult

On September 11th CULT / Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco opened Haptic Render, a solo exhibition of new drawings and installations by Francesco Igory Deiana. With this show, the locally-based artist introduced a new direction in his work, exploring the translation of form between the digital and analog worlds. Over the years Deiana has been creating highly detailed, labor-intensive artwork using ball point pen, spray paint, and photographic prints to combine contemporary and classic techniques. For his newest body of work, he chose graphite as medium […]

Releases: Katrin Fridriks “Royal Gene&Ethics” Print

Three years since her last official print release, Katrin Fridriks last week released her latest edition Royal Gene&Ethics with Lazarides Editions. Being a perfectionist on all levels of her production, this print was over a year in the making and the final result looks truly impressive. Using eight screen printed colors, the edition is based on one of her explosive black and white pieces from the Gene&Ethics series, one of which is currently on view at the Venice Biennale (covered). Known for mostly large size canvases and installations, the Icelandic […]

Previews: Finok – “Sorrir e Chorar” @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

On Thursday, September 24th, Galleria Patricia Armocida will be presenting a new solo exhibition by the Brazilian artist Finok entitled Sorrir e Chorar. For his Italian debut, Raphael Sagarra aka Finok prepared six medium-scale works on canvas and wood, fifteen drawings, five sculptures, and three site-specific installations based around the idea of duality, or two sides of the same coin. Relying on elements of Brazilian folk culture, the young artist from São Paulo has established himself as one of the more well-known names coming from the epicenter of […]

Streets / Videos: Os Gemeos (Minsk)

For the last several years, summer in Europe means a lot of street art festivals producing some amazing murals. This year, Brazilian twin brothers Os Gemeos are spending some time on the old continent, but taking a bit of a different route than majority. Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo recently visited Minsk in Belarus, taking part in the Vulica Brasil Festival that celebrates Belorus-Brasilian urban art. Like their recent NYC escapades (covered), the duo decided to paint a new figurative piece there. Similar to their silos painted in Vancouver last […]

Showing: Meguru Yamaguchi – “All is Flux, Nothing Stays Still” @ +81 Gallery

From August 13th until September 27th, the Plus 81 Gallery in NYC is hosting a solo exhibition by Meguru Yamaguchi (featured). The show includes the most recent works from his “Cut & Paste” series of robust abstract pieces. Born and raised in Shibuya, Tokyo’s epicenter of youth culture, the Japanese artist is now working and living in Brooklyn, NY. This mixture of experiences surely influenced his work that combines traditional brush stroke painting with new techniques. The pieces feel very dynamic due to their unusual shapes and untamed […]

Previews: El Mac – “Objects at Rest” @ Galerie Wolfsen

Two years after his last solo show with Galerie Wolfsen in Denmark (covered), El Mac is back with his newest solo show Objects At Rest, opening in Aalborg on the 12th of September. With this exhibition, the graffiti artist and painter that is primarily known for his unique figurative large murals, is for the first time showing his pencil studies and drawings. El Mac’s unmistakable line work is instantly recognizable whether you’re looking at his larger than life wall pieces, paintings, or rare editions he released over the years. No matter […]