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Streets: DALeast (New York)

Last month in New York, DALeast (interviewed) completed a piece for the The L.I.S.A Project NYC that really utilizes to great effect the unique style of mural making that he is known for. Featuring a frenetic amalgamation of kinetic strokes, the wall pops with contrasts between the paint and the brick wall as well as the blue and reds while highlighting the Chinese-born artist’s continued focus on wildlife. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: @pixelatedstreets. Discuss DALeast here.

Previews: Daniel Arsham – “Paris 3020” @ Perrotin (Paris)

On January 11th, Daniel Arsham will be opening his first solo show of 2020 in Perrotin’s Paris space. Entitled Paris 3020, the new exhibition from the New York-based artist features a suite of large-scale eroded sculptures based on iconic busts, friezes and sculptures from classical antiquity (alongside a series of graphite process drawings). Granted unprecedented access to the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais (RMN)’s molds and scans of some of the most iconic pieces from museum collections in Europe, Arsham taken his fictional archaeology to […]

Previews: “15 Year Anniversary Show” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A lot have galleries have come and go in the last 15 years in our niche of the art world, but one constant has been the Thinkspace family. Tirelessly promoting their artists with shows at their Culver City location, with collaborative exhibitions with different galleries nationally and internationally, with participation in art fairs around the world, by plugging their artists into mural projects and street art festivals, and perhaps most importantly by garnering institutional support, the gallery has become one the most prominent leaders in […]

Showing: “NATÜRLICH!” @ Circle Culture

Showing through the end of January at Circle Culture’s Hamburg gallery is a group show entitled NATÜRLICH! featuring the work of nine artists. Participants including Fiete Stolte, Hermann Nitsch, Inna Levinson, Julian Schnabel, Kevin Earl Taylor (seen above), Konrad Wyrebek, Lennart Grau, Luzia Simons, and Marco Reichert were tasked with answering a series of questions through their artwork – “What is natural in the sense of original, elemental, or unaltered? What is taken for granted or perceived as authentic, and what really lies behind it? Can some things be changed […]

Showing: Kelsey Brookes – “PERCEPTION & HALLUCINATION” @ Quint Gallery

Earlier this month, Quint Gallery in La Jolla opened a new show from Kelsey Brookes (featured), continuing their support for the locally-based artist that has spanned over a decade (see 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018). Entitled PERCEPTION & HALLUCINATION, the exhibition focuses on his Veil and Form Constants series of works. The first represent insights gleaned from Brookes’ experiences with Insight Meditation and the questions about his existence that arose, while the second are based on four basic patterns of visual perception – tunnels, spirals, lattices and cobwebs – that were observed by users of […]

Streets: Invader (Djerba)

Timed perfectly with the release of Episode IX of Star Wars, French artist Invader recently revealed his first invasion of Djerba. Out of the of 58 pieces he put up on the Tunisian island, several movie-themed mosaics referenced the fact that the first film had a few scenes filmed there. Adding to the nostalgia was the fact infamous street artist was able to hunt down and get up pieces on the actual house where the Star Wars scene with the bar full of aliens was shot where […]

Showing: Josh Tiessen, Kelogsloops, Sasha Ira, Bao Pham @ Corey Helford Gallery

Currently at the Corey Helford Gallery in downtown Los Angeles, a four person show is on view through January 18 entitled Chimera. Included in the group exhibition are Canada-based artist Josh Tiessen’s paintings that explore interactions between the natural world and manmade structures, Australian artist kelogsloops’ anime inspired suspended-in-time female portraiture, Chicago-based Sasha Ira’s new series entitled Undercurrents, and painter and illustrator Bao Pham’s lush and colorful work. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Angela Izzo / @izzoimages.

Openings: Chris Berens – “Feniks” @ Jaski Gallery

Over the weekend, Jaski Gallery in Amsterdam hosted the opening of sold out solo show from Chris Berens entitled Feniks, Utilizing a special mixed media process, the Dutch artist hand paints different fantastical elements on glossy paper and then collages them together to get his unique finished image. Included in the new body of work was the centerpiece of the exhibition, Crowning Glory, a large 240 x 220 cm painting with its own specially designed and frame created by a master wood carver. Photo credit: @agustina_arce_gutierrez_art, the artist & […]

Streets: Banksy (Birmingham, UK)

Just in time for the holiday season, Banksy recently unveiled a new piece highlighting the plight of the homeless. Created in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, UK, the wall was introduced in a video by the elusive street artist on his Instagram featuring what looks to be a homeless man laying down on a bench pulled by stenciled reindeer (like Santa Claus). Take a look at more photos and the video below… Photo credit: @mrlkdds, jackmobley, SNAPPERSK, Discuss Banksy here. View this post on Instagram . God […]

Streets: Invader (Paris)

Recently in Paris, Invader revealed the largest version of his infamous space invader ever made at Place Stravinsky, just by the Centre Pompidou. Installed on the side of a building that also features the work of Shepard Fairey and Jef Aerosol, this piece from the French artist is his most ambitious mosaic to date. Take look at more photos of the work below… Photo credit: @otaku_san and the artist. Discuss Invader here.