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Showing: Mr. – “Sunset in My Heart” @ Lehmann Maupin

Currently at the New York outpost of Lehmann Maupin, Sunset in My Heart from Japanese artist Mr. will be display through August 12th. For this new body of work, the former protégé of Takashi Murakami has created a series of anime and otaku culture inspired pieces painted on distressed and sullied canvases, accented by graffiti. This technique of first burning his canvases and then leaving them on his studio floor to collect dirt and debris is inspired by his interest in the Italian art movement “Arte […]

Upcoming: “Juxtapoz x Superflat” @ Pivot Art

Set to coincide with the Seattle Art Fair, Juxtapoz x Superflat is a group exhibition with an impressive roster curated by the arts & culture magazine and Takashi Murakami himself. The show running from  August 4-7 at Pivot Art will feature work from Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, Kazunori Hamana, James Jean (previewed in this article), JH Kagaku, Friedrich Kunath, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Otani Workshop, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Katsuya Terada, a selection from Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, He Xiang Yu, Zoer & Velvet, Trenton […]

Releases: Kevin Cyr – “4 Queens” Print

Kevin Cyr recently released a print through Dynamo Editions entitled 4 Queens in a low edition of 25 featuring some of his signature distressed and graffiti covered vehicles.  Interestingly enough as you can see from the photos below, the van started blank before the Brooklyn-based artist starts his hand embellishing process. The print is sized at 16 x 20″ and costs $375 here for those interested in adding it to their collection. Discuss Kevin Cyr here.

Upcoming: “Luminosity & Dust” @ beinArt Gallery

On July 23rd, beinArt Gallery in Brunswick will be opening a new four person show entitled Luminosity & Dust. The nice mix of surreal imagery that will be on display includes Casey Weldon’s hyper chromatic & cinematic paintings (seen above), Gerard Greer’s bone assemblages, Peter Gric’s humanoid-mechanical hybrids, and Rodrigo Luff’s lush psychedelic nudes. Take a look are some more preview images below…    

Streets: Nychos (Rhode Island)

This week in Providence, Nychos continued his hectic schedule with a snow leopard mural for the INFLUX public art festival put on by The Avenue Concept. The nonprofit organization working to bring sustainable public art to Rhode Island welcomed in the Austrian artist (with the help of INOPERAbLE) to paint his distinctive cartoonish dissected imagery for the project concentrated in two locations – downtown Providence and the “Cultural Corridor” between Classical and Central High Schools. Take a look at more photos of the piece below… Photo […]

Releases: Dabs Myla x Vans Collection

Continuing their design work, Dabs Myla recently collaborated with Vans on a footwear and apparel collection for women featuring the duo’s imagery. Included in the set are the classic Sk8-Hi Sli, Authentic and Classic Slip-Ons shoes as well as a T-shirt, hoodie, tee dress, backpack, trucker hat, and canoodle socks. Influenced by their work on the streets, mid century aesthetic, and theatrical cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, it looks like the Aussie husband and wife team have chosen some distinctive graphics to accent the selected items. Head […]

Updates: Alex Gross Cabinet Card Paintings

Fans of Alex Gross (interviewed) will no doubt know about his special interest in cabinet cards, a style of mounted photography widely used for photographic portraiture after 1870, with the latest produced up to the 1920s. From the dates, you can probably guess that these are collectibles, of which the Los Angeles-based painter has been acquiring for a while now. Gross shared some of his collection with us when we visited his studio back in 2014, so it’s always fascinating for us to see when he paints over […]

Previews: Camille Rose Garcia – “Phantasmacabre” @ Corey Helford Gallery (Part 2)

Along with surreal new paintings for her upcoming solo at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, Camille Rose Garcia will also be presenting some Snow White water color and ink works on paper. With her work strongly influenced by fairy tales, especially the darker non-mainstream original versions of the stories, fans will remember that she has gone back to the source in the past to illustrate some of her favorites like Alice in the Wonderland as well as Snow White. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.

POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Streets: Update

The second edition of POW! WOW! Long Beach is underway with artists painting in the streets as well as inside the Long Beach Museum of Art for the upcoming Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension show (covered). Here’s a look at some of the public art going up before our eyes (map here) featuring some of this year’s participants including Andrew Hem, Cinta Vidal, Ernest Zacharevic (seen above), Felipe Pantone, Hula, Pantonio, Sarah Joncas, and Yoskay Yamamoto (see full list here). Photo credit: @bshigeta. Discuss POW! WOW! Long Beach here.

Upcoming: Jeff Soto – “The Sotofish Society” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On September 10th, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be returning to Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York for another solo show. Entitled The Sotofish Society, the exhibition will see the Southern California-based artist re-exploring some of the past elements of his work including yetis, reapers, robots, landscapes, antlers, geometric shapes, and of course the iconic Sotofish! We’ll have more for you before the show opens but makes plans to be there if you are in the area. Discuss Jeff Soto here.