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Category Archives: Architecture

Overtime: Dec 21 – Dec 27

More stories from the week that ended Dec 27 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Ellsworth Kelly, who passed away today at the age of 92. RIP: Alain Jouffroy, who passed away at the age of 87 after being hospitalized for two weeks. Archivists in Paris working hard to preserve murals created in response to terrorist attacks in the city. Attendence at the Lourve and Centre Pompidou down drastically since terrorist attacks in Paris. The Bardo National Museum strengthens links to Italian institutions following terrorist […]

Projects: Okuda – “Kaos Temple” (Spain)

Okuda just wrapped up one of his biggest and most impressive projects to date – Kaos Temple. The Spanish artist, who has been painting recognizable colorful murals everywhere from India, to South Africa to the peaks of Swiss alps, recently had the opportunity to work on the entire interior of an ancient temple located in Llanera (Asturias). The allegedly cursed church aka Damned Church was converted by the collective Church Brigade into a Skate Church skate park three years ago. Impressed by the place and the entire atmosphere, Okuda decided to fill […]

Overtime: Sept 14 – Sept 20

More stories from the week that ended Sept 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Bloomberg provides a tour of the Broad museum. KPCC gives a behind the scenes tour. Christopher Knight reviews the inaugural show at the Broad. Holland Cotter of the NY Times also reviews the museum. LA Times reveals the opening festivities. Artnet writes about why The Broad one of the best museums in North America. How the Broad hires and trains its staff. Image above by Iwan Baan. RIP: Phoebe Fairweather, who died […]

Interviews: Heath West

Heath West is a Houston-based practicing architect and artist that has recently been included in Tumblr’s 2014 Year in Review Artists to Watch list. With a background in art history and master’s in Science of Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University, his ‘wall-works’ or ‘non-paintings’ often use architectural concepts and theories in art production, focusing on the structure and transformation of space. On January 15th, Castor Gallery in New York will be introducing his latest series of algorithmic paintings that combine digitally-inspired patterns with abstract traditions, using folding, screens, framing, layers, transparency, […]

Showing: Daniel Arsham – “Bound Figure” @ Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

On the 22nd of November, Daniel Arsham opened a special project at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London, introducing a single wall intervention titled Bound Figure. Along with opening this show, the New York- based artist is taking part in Post Pop: East Meets West show at Saatchi Gallery as well as held the London premiere of his Future Relic 02 film, announcing his new limited edition sculpture release. Following the series of signature works in which he creates pieces in which materials behave in unexpected ways, the installation created with fibreglass, paint, joint compound, fabric and a pair of shoes […]

Structures: Anish Kapoor / 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron

The New York art collectors who can afford the added cost of a commissioned Anish Kapoor sculpture to their living situation may want to consider 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron. The Swiss architecture firm has collaborated with many artists and been associated with many art related projects in the past, and these new luxury condos currently in construction are no less stunning. When completed, the oft delayed building will featured a “compressed” site specific stainless steel sculpture by Kapoor at the very bottom. Via Designboom. Discuss […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami – “Arhat Cycle” @ Palazzo Reale

Four years since Takashi Murakami’s show at Versailles in France (covered), the Japanese contemporary artist just opened a show with a similar kind of atmosphere at Milan’s Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale). Curated by Francesco Bonami and organized by Blum & Poe along with Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd, this is Murakami’s first exhibition in a public space in Italy. For this showing, the leader of the Superflat movement prepared new works presenting styles and techniques developed over the last two years. Juxtapozed against the imposing interior of the former Royal Palace, the entire […]

Art Focus: Tom McKinley

It’s time for another Art Focus, with this edition introducing the work of Tom McKinley. The San Francisco based artist works in oils, creating paintings of mid-century and modern homes seen typically from outside, often times illuminated by twilight. Rendered in a photo-realistic style, the unoccupied architectural gems filled with art and furniture almost make a viewer feel like a voyeur as well as a little envious of spaces that we may never have. Take a look at more examples of his work below… Via Mashkulture.

Showing: Thomas Canto @ Vieux Panier Hotel

Thomas Canto recently created a futuristic installation inside of one of the rooms at the Vieux Panier Hotel in Marseilles. This small hotel is built in an old Corsican grocery shop, and it has five unique rooms, each designed in a different style by a contemporary artist for a period of one year. Titled “XL Room”, Canto’s abstract installation combines ropes and painted surfaces inside the space. Following the simple and clean black & white color scheme he is known for, this installation is the artist’s […]

Releases: Mark Ryden – “Awakening The Moon” Print

This Wednesday, February 26th, at 8:00 AM PST, Mark Ryden will be releasing another print through Porterhouse. Entitled Awakening the Moon, the edition will be limited to 500, be sized at 38″ x 25.5″, and cost $500. Each one will be signed and numbered and be a nice addition to your collection. For those interested, head over here at the right time. Check more of the image details below… Discuss Mark Ryden here.