A couple months ago, the 2018 edition of the POW! WOW! Hawaii was held on the island of Oahu, a week long annual event that celebrates culture, music and art. As always, the focus for us is the action that happens on the streets of Kaka’ako as local and international artists gather to paint live murals. Visiting participants this year included WHOLE9 (seen above), Bounce, Daniel Arsham, Dulk, Faile, Horishow, Icy and Sot, James Bullough, Kelly Tunstall, Laurence Vallieres, Lauren YS, OG Slick, Ricky Watts, Royyal dog, Sam Yong, Sandra Chevrier, Sean […]
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Continuing to cultivate his longstanding love for Chinese culture and interest in working in China, Seth Globepainter opened up a show at MoCA Shanghai last month entitled Like Child’s Play. As referenced by the title, the exhibition is centered around the French artist’s signature child characters featuring paintings, wall murals, clever installations, sculptural pieces, and photos of the 17 murals he painted in the surrounding city of children playing with iconic Chinese toys. While innocent on the surface, Seth’s works often touch on series issues as […]
After shows with Heath Ceramics in 2014 (in LA) and 2015 (in SF), Brendan Monroe (interviewed) will be returning for another exhibition at the Los Angeles location starting Saturday night (April 7th). Entitled Formations, some of the new body of work will be a little different than his sculptural pieces in the past as he has decided to explore Heath tile’s flat clay surface as a new medium. Molding the surface, making it more dimensional, Monroe has created a series of pieces that feature his organic patterns and […]
On April 7th (6-10pm), Tim Biskup (featured) will be opening his SPRING COLLECTION show at FACE GUTS. Held at the Los Angeles-based artist’s gallery, workshop, and project space (4136 1/2 Verdugo Road), the exhibition will feature new paintings, tote bags, sweatshirts, handmade risograph zines, among other things. Head over to enjoy live music, food & drink, and to hang out if you are free. Discuss Tim Biskup here.
After sharing one of the pieces yesterday that Pejac painted while in New York recently, we now have photos of the other brilliant piece he created in Bushwick (27 Scott Ave). Entitled Fossil, the mural really shows off the skills of the Spanish artist in creating optical illusions. Merely by adding shadow effects and by accentuating selected existing bricks on the wall in Brooklyn, he was able to construct the ghostly memory of a tree, referencing how parts of nature are gradually going extinct with […]
Opening tonight at the 976 Madison Avenue location of Gagosian Gallery in New York will be the first survey of prints from Jonas Wood. Drawing from over fifty limited edition prints produced between 2004 and 2018, the exhibition will have the Los Angeles-based artist’s oeuvre well represented from ceramics that are often based on the work of his wife, sculptor Shio Kusaka, to the sports inspired pieces, to the domestic landscapes of plants, everyday objects, and vases. Coinciding with the exhibition will be a selection of objects and an installation […]
After an earlier peek at the exquisite stain glass works for James Jean’s (interviewed) solo opening tomorrow night (April 6th) in Tokyo at Kaikai Kiki Gallery, here are some more tantalizing looks at the new body of work entitled Azimuth. Seen above is one of the pieces from the show, Schrödinger’s Kitten Rescue, which will also be offered in a corresponding print release tomorrow. Also check out the video below from the gallery owner Takashi Murakami as he reveals more pieces already installed on the walls. Images via @kurmanix & the […]
While in Asia for back to back openings in Japan (covered) and Hong Kong (covered), KAWS also had a project he was working on in Los Angeles. Rising up high in its new home in Silicone Beach, the Brooklyn-based artist’s newest sculptural BFF statue now stands tall in front of a parking structure in Playa Vista. With this piece joining a recent one at the Hamad International Airport in Qatar and a permanent sculpture in Texas, we suspect his fans around the world will begin seeing more and more […]
Last month, Bill Brady in Miami opened a solo exhibition from Michael Kagan (featured) entitled We Have Felt The Ground Shake. For his first showing with the gallery, the Brookyln-based artist presented a new selection of his signature astronaut paintings, rendered with a loose touch. This time around, Kagan focuses in on the Apollo astronauts, specifically those that touched down on the moon with some of the paintings taking the names of spacemen depicted. He further explains – “The paintings can work on their own or tell a story when […]
Starting on April 11th, Christie’s in Hong Kong will be showing a series of new works from Michael Lau entitled COLLECT THEM ALL! The selling exhibition from what many consider to be the godfather of the art toy figures will features paintings as well as sculptures, most of them with his familiar characters as the central focus. Take a look at more preview images below and head over here for more info.