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Showing: Oli Epp – “Contactless” @ Richard Heller Gallery

Oli Epp’s debut solo in the U.S. is currently showing at the Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Contactless, the new body of work from the British artist feature his amoeba-like characters and explore ideas of human relationships, technology and consumer culture. Provoking thought as well as eliciting laughs with dark humor, Epp’s paintings feature strange interactions with objects and references to brands and pop culture, all created through process that includes drawing, photoshop, and painting on canvas. Photo credit: Coeval Magazine, the artist, and […]

Recap: James Jarvis – “Ceci n’est pas un dessin, c’est une situation” @ Galerie Julien Cadet

Showing through last weekend, Ceci n’est pas un dessin, c’est une situation at Galerie Julien Cadet in Paris featured the instantly recognizable work of James Jarvis (interviewed). For an artist where drawing plays such a big role in his practice, the exhibition presented a further evolution of his work where his drawings were featured as the object – in flat sculptural form. Take a look at more photos from the show below… Photo credit: @thomas.demeester, @jeromeams, @adrianov28, the artist, and the gallery Discuss James Jarvis here.

Releases: Keiichi Tanaami – “GOLDFISH GIRL” Stool

Case Studyo recently unveiled a collaboration they worked on with Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami entitled GOLDFISH GIRL. The resulting stool looks like it comes straight out of one of the renowned artist’s psychedelic paintings and features much of what makes Tanaami’s work so distinctive – a garish palette, surreal touches like the exposed frontal lobe, and a bold graphic style. Produced in a run of 12 + 3 AP’s, the now sold out 55 cm x 45 cm x 30 cm sculptural edition features meticulous woodworking & screen painting. […]

Previews: Esao Andrews – “Petrichor” @ Mesa Contemporary Art Museum

Coming up next month (May 10th), Mesa Contemporary Art Museum will be opening Petrichor, a mid career retrospective dedicated to the dark and surreal vision of Esao Andrews. Featuring 20 iconic paintings contributed by collectors around the world, the showing from the Mesa, Arizona native will also include never seen before pieces, 70 skatedecks he has designed in the past, as well as a site specific mural. Accompanying the exhibition will be Andrews’ debut monograph coming in at a whopping 296 pages highlighting over 240 works since 2001. Discuss […]

Previews: Julio Anaya Cabanding – “Unstolen” @ Tales Of Art Gallery

After introducing Julio Anaya Cabanding’s work at a group exhibition (covered) earlier this year in Montreal, curator Sasha Bogojev will be presenting the debut solo show (opening on April 27th) from the Spanish artist in Italy. Hosted by Tales Of Art Gallery in Imola and organized in partnership with Musei Civici di Imola, Unstolen will feature Cabanding’s studio work which mirror the trompe-l’oeil remakes of classic old-masters that he places on the streets. Some of this public art will be seen in photographs at the exhibition alongside […]

Releases: Hikari Shimoda – “Lonely Hero and Obake” Figures

In a few hours, Hikari Shimoda will be releasing her latest collaboration with APPortfolio – the Lonely Hero and Obake figures. Both versions Polaroid (full-color, run of 300, $488) and Birch (wood, run of 118, $1360) have been made available already at the Shanghai Toy Show with an online release slated for Apportfolio’s website on April 15th, 10:00pm GMT. The characters are an amazing three dimensional representation of the Japanese artists work and first made their appearance in her work in 2011. Hikari’s Lonely Hero is a lonely magical boy, […]

JR Transforms Louvre Pyramid Creating Optical Illusion

Returning to the Louvre almost three years after his debut groundbreaking installation (covered), JR (interviewed) has created another large scale optical illusion centered on the museum’s iconic glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1989. Devised in honor of the structure’s 30th anniversary, the piece titled The Secret of the Great Pyramid required the help of 400 volunteers pasting 2000 strips of paper in the main courtyard. Lasting only one weekend, the ephemeral installation from French artist was able to make the pyramid appear to extend […]

Showing: James Jean – “Eternal Journey” @ Lotte Museum

Last week, the Lotte Museum in Seoul unveiled an expansive retrospective entitled Eternal Journey featuring the art of James Jean (interviewed). The exhibition features over 500 works from the American artist including pieces from his time as a comic book artist, sketchbooks, videos, digital art, and sculptures like a new eight foot tall stained glass obelisk. The  highlight of the show though has the be the room with a series of large scale paintings, prime examples of Jean’s fantastical artistic vision and unparalleled imagination. Photo credit: Giant Robot, […]

Showing: Revok – “depersonalization-derealization” @ Library Street Collective

Last weekend in Detroit, Revok opened his latest solo show at Library Street Collective featuring selections from three distinctive bodies of work – his Instrument Exercises, Tape Loop Paintings, and Spirographs – along with some self portraits. Entitled depersonalization-derealization, the exhibition makes use of his graffiti roots but repurposed, oftentimes with custom tools for creating large scale abstract canvases. The title refers to a type of dissociative disorder, something that Revok experiences with the constant numbing onslaught of horrific news and media overstimulation. He further states – “I think the work […]

Showing: Alex Chinneck – “A sprinkle of night and a spoonful of light”

For this year’s Milan Design Week, Alex Chinneck has unveiled another one of his impossible architectural creations – sort of a followup to something he built last year in his native England (covered). Entitled A sprinkle of night and a spoonful of light, the new sculptural intervention that involves the front of an entire building is his most ambitious project to date. Produced in partnership with IQOS, the new seventeen meter wide piece unzips the side of the facade, leading to an illusion of the whole structure is coming apart. […]