David B. Smith (interviewed) took time recently to visit Josh Keyes in his studio to check out the progress for his upcoming show “Sprout” (teased). David sent over some images for us to share with our readers and informed us that there will be about 10-15 paintings along with some new limited editions released. Since his many fans, including ourselves, loved his last body of work, expectations are high for this show opening May 30th at the David B. Smith Gallery. Judging from the initial […]
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Portugal street artist Vhils, who recently participated at the grand opening of Laz’s Rathbone Place as well as the Tunnel 228 project, just released a video he’s been working one entitled “Scratching the Surface.”Â In it, employing excellent cinematography, he documents the creation of one of his pieces.Â We also get a glimpse at his mastery of all tools of the trade – spray paint, stencil, power tools, hammer and chisel. Via Wooster.
Our friend, Travis Louie (interviewed), who just opened up a show of his own, sent us some pictures from the opening of Marion Peck’s “Ladies and Clowns” last Wednesday night at Sloan Fine Art.Â ThisÂ primarily new body of work mostly sold-out and featured paintings as well a video.Â Take a look after the jump…
A little while back, we gave you a glimpse of a laser cut brooch that was to be released from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed).Â Well, it appears that some were sold at her Space Yui show in Japan and one, much to Audrey’s displeasure, has even made its way onto eBay. What is even more disturbing is the fact that the auction lists the brooch as being sold out when in fact this item is not even limited in edition and will be released for $35 […]
Here is an insightful video about Damien Hirstâ€™s “Requiem” exhibition in Kiev demonstrating how his spin paintings are created as well as touching on topics such as his support charity and themes in his work. More importantly, we get a moving glimpse at his biggest show yet.Â Also, check out some photos from the exhibition that we posted previously here. Discuss Damien Hirst here.
AM stopped by for an early look at the new limited edition Jeff Soto will be releasing named “Inland Empire” – a 5 color hand-pulled screen print.Â Soto’s similarily named show “Inland Empire” (teased) is set to open this weekend at StolenSpace. Limited to 65 this 75 x 55cm, this print will cost Â£75 and will be available starting Friday on the gallery website as well as available at the show opening.Â There will also be a single color screen print available that will be […]
Like Mike Leavitt (interviewed), Eugenio Merino is another artist who sculpts caricatures of other artists, but he does it in a more satirical fashion.Â We here at AM are sure most of our readers first noticed this Spanish artist’s work after seeing his Hirst-inspired sculpture earlier this year.Â This time, he takes aim at Takashi Murakami by placing his head on the body of the prostitute Julia Roberts portrays in the popular movie “Pretty Woman,” obviously implying Murakami has sold out with his increasingly retail […]
Last night, the artist community and fans were out in full force for the opening of Travis Louieâ€™s (interviewed) “Strange Grooming Habits” at the Bergamot Station. For this show at Copro Gallery, Louie dressed up the bizarre denizens of his imagination in stately garb and painted them in his signature style of emulating vintage photography from the Victorian era. His tremendous attention to detail was readily apparent, especially in the 28×37″ painting of his beloved “Bill” (seen above). Those who thought Louie’s work would not […]
Audrey Kawasaki’s (interviewed) show “Watching Shadows” or “Kageboushi” opened last night at the Space Yui Gallery in Japan. The exhibition included some of her signature paintings of dreamy-eyed girls, who have a sense of innocence, yet paradoxically possess a touch of sensuality as well. However, it seems that in this body of work, although subtle, her characters are maturing in front of our eyes, perhaps with a hint of what’s to come. No canvas pieces in this show, but Audrey explores her lasercut technique further […]
Another great group show is opening this Friday, May 8th in Seattle at Roq La Rue gallery.Â The show entitled “Lush Life” mixes pieces from some familiar “old-school” artists with some promising new faces.Â We preview some of the paintings after the jump, including pieces from Joe Sorren (seen above), Chris Berens, Mia Araujo, Martin Wittfooth, Kukula, Tin and Glenn Barr.