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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.

Update: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Rabbit Season”

Recently, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) revealed a series of works he created centered around “ushers between worlds for day dreamers and wandering souls alike.” He was of course referring to the bunnies in his new Rabbit Season pieces, a look at what would have happened if a rabbit had taken the place of Mickey Mouse in Disney’s world. Along with the new paintings, the LA-based artist has also released a collection of clothing based on the new imagery. He further explains – “I have been a huge […]

Previews: Kris Kuksi & Mark Wagner – “Bounty” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tonight at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, Kris Kuksi & Mark Wagner will be opening a joint show entitled Bounty. While both artists take found objects and create assemblages, the materials they use and end results are quite different yet both quite striking. Kuksi arranges elementals model kits, jewelry remnants, and kitsch statuary into architectural frieze like works, complex compositions that reference “historical narratives, biblical subjects, animal worship, architecture, symbolic views on commerce and development, as well as human psychology and behavior.” In contrast, […]

Recap: 2019 Complexcon (Long Beach)

Last weekend, the fourth edition of ComplexCon (also see 2016 & 2017 & 2018) Long Beach once again bought together “pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education” for a unique event. Of course we were there focusing on the art, overseen by Takashi Murakami who once again helped design the brand identity as well as took the opportunity to bring along some of his Kaikai Kiki roster. Take a look at their contributions to this year’s festival as well as photos from other artist’s and their offerings. […]

Previews: “Universes 2” @ The Garage

Following up on a successful group show last year (covered), Sasha Bogojev (the curator) has moved the exhibition to Amsterdam with a new roster of artists for a second iteration. Opening tomorrow night (November 1st) at The Garage, Universes 2 features the work of 13 artists who are “setting a new course for contemporary figuration.” Participating artists are Anna Park, Pedro Pedro, Jonny Green, Kirsten Deirup, So Youn Lee, Baldur Helgason, Ralf Kokke, Maxwell Mcmaster, Trey Abdella, Gosha Levochkin, Elliot Dodd, Jur De Vries, and Royal Jarmon (seen […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey – “Shadowplay” (London)

While in town for his show at StolenSpace, Shepard Fairey (interviewed) painted several murals around London. His third and final piece was entitled Shadowplay (one of the many versions of his Andre the Giant motif) and was painted outside of the Truman Brewery. Playing with halftone and gradient, the wall featured new technical territory for the American artist – looks like it turned out great tho! Photo credit: @zagnutz, @wherethereswalls, @jona231089, and @jonathanfurlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Releases: Jeremy Geddes – “Wilderness” Print

Available only for a short time more only, a new timed release entitled Wilderness from Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) can be added to your collection if you so choose. Sized at 50cm x 50cm (paper size: 61cm x 63cm), the $215 AUS print featuring one of the Australian artist’s iconic floating astronauts can be purchased here. Discuss Jeremy Geddes here.

Streets: Tomokazu Matsuyama – Houston & Bowery Mural

Created over the course of 14 days, the newest mural from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) at the iconic Houston & Bowery location is perhaps the most detailed piece painted there to date. Following in the footsteps of long list of worthy artists before him, the locally-based artist with a team of assistants utilized 200 spray cans, approximately 80 gallons of paint, 80 stencils, and 165 markers to cover the 60 x 20 foot wall with a masterpiece featuring Matzu’s special blend of imagery influenced by his cross-cultural heritqge. Photo credit: […]