Earlier this month, Galleri Benoni in Copenhagen opened up a solo exhibition from Paco Pomet entitled No Places. The new work continues the Spanish artist’s practice of taking reference photos and then altering them in multiple ways (structural, tonal, compositional), sometimes adding surreal elements, leading to a completely new reality. He further explains his process and the title of his show thusly – “Very often I experience a strong sense of strangeness when I observe scenes described in photographs found at random. This feeling becomes greater the […]
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Earlier this week, the West 24th Street location of the Gagosian Gallery in New York opened a solo show from Jonas Wood featuring new paintings and works on paper. The fresh selection of work continues his use of art references, plants, everyday objects, and people in architectural interiors and exteriors, as well as a series of his depictions of pots and ceramic vessels. Each painting in the exhibition is accompanied by a corresponding small-scale work on paper with all 30 works featured in a fully illustrated catalogue. Photo credit: @malenarose, @flagartfoundation, @wavering_clover, @neuendorf, […]
Besides an upcoming show in New York (covered), fans of Jose Parla will also be interested to know that he recently collaborated with bal on a collection. Tokyo: Chance Operation features a series of sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts, and bags accented by the New York-based artist’s unique imagery. Parla’s richly textured references to urban walls as well as graffiti inspired calligraphic elements are integrated throughout the line, fitting nicely with the brand’s aesthetic. Discuss Jose Parla here.
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]