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Showing: Tom Sachs – “Timeline” @ Schauwerk Sindelfingen (Germany)

Over the weekend, Schauwerk Sindelfingen in Sindelfingen opened the first retrospective exhibition in over 15 years in Germany from American artist Tom Sachs. A master of the DIY aesthetic, the New York-based artist is known for using his unique bricolage technique to remake motifs influenced by everyday culture, the consumer world, and history with common materials and found objects. Along with many of his instantly recognizable pieces, Sachs has also designed a large-format sculpture specifically for the museum: the twin towers of the World Trade Center before September 11, […]

Showing: Alex Chinneck – “Alphabet Spaghetti”

Yesterday, master of impossible architectural creations, Alex Chinneck, unveiled his latest series of works across the UK. Entitled Alphabet Spaghetti, the new urban interventions takes an idea he has used before and applies it to the classic British post box. The three knotted pieces were installed in Norborough Road in Tinsley, Sheffield, outside Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy, in Margate, Kent, as part of Margate Now Festival, and outside Caxton Works in Canning Town, London. The British artist plans for the pieces to travel to different locations (although the one in London is permanent). […]

Openings: Ian Francis – “The Call Of The Void” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last weekend, Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles welcomed in Ian Francis (featured) for another showing in their downtown space featuring a stunning new selection of mixed media works. Entitled The Call Of The Void, the exhibition highlights the British artist’s mastery with blending photorealistic and abstract elements in imagery inspired by the visual style of modern computer games. He further explains –  “The phrase ‘call of the void’ refers to the strange sensation when you’re at a great height and gravity seems to begin pulling you at an […]

Showing: Jose Parla – “Textures Of Memory” (Hong Kong)

Currently at the HOCA Foundation and Ben Brown Fine Arts and in Hong Kong, Jose Parla has a comprehensive showing over the two venues entitled Textures Of Memory. The exhibition includes 12 paintings and sculptures created from 2004 t0 2018 as well as a new series of works from 2019 by the Cuban American artist, all fine examples of the complex and rich, textures and layers of his work overlaid with graffiti influenced scrawl. Always inspired by the urban environment, Hong Kong is a fertile source of material for the New […]

Releases: KAWS – “GONE” Figures

Later today (Sept 24th), 12 noon Eastern Time to be exact, KAWS will be releasing his latest vinyl collectible on his website. Modeled after a monumental new bronze sculpture recently revealed at his museum show at the National Gallery of Victoria, GONE will be offered in three different color ways. The sculpt first created for his show last year in New York (covered) features the Brooklyn-based artist’s famous Companion figure holding one of his BFF characters in a way that harkens back to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Discuss KAWS here.

Showing: Robert Lazzarini – “The Return Of The Real” @ USF Contemporary Art Museum

On view through December 7th at the in USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa Bay, The Return Of The Real features the eye bending work of Robert Lazzarini (and Rodrigo Valenzuela). The New York-based artist distorts reality with his sculptural “re-presentations”, encouraging viewers to question what they’re seeing in our “era increasingly dominated by fabricated fears, alternative facts and fake news.” Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: @tpilote, Art In Your Ear, the artist and gallery.

Previews: Kenny Scharf – “Optimistically Melting!” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) will be unveiling a new body of work entitled Optimistically Melting! at Honor Fraser Gallery. The California-born artist, who first made his name on the streets of New York four decades ago, has prepared a few series of works for this exhibition. First on the list are a set of paintings featuring his signature trippy and cartoonish imagery, but applied to a motif he has rarely explored before – still life. Like the rest of the show, there is a sense […]

Showing: Casey Gray – “Still Blue Skies” @ Direktorenhaus

Showing since the beginning of summer, Still Blue Skies at Direktorenhaus in Berlin features a new collection of paintings and sculptures from Casey Gray. Taking a cue from 17th century Dutch and Flemish masters, the mainly acrylic spray paint and fluid acrylic on panel pieces from the San Francisco-based artist are multi-layered, full of color, and reveals a deft touch with the trompe l’oeil technique – “a metaphor and coping mechanism for the superficiality and disillusion of the digital age.” Created with everyday objects and “artifacts mined from the depths […]

Opening: Maya Hayuk – ‘Pareidolia Deep Destroyer’ @ ALICE Gallery

Continuing their long relationship together, Maya Hayuk opened her latest exhibition at ALICE Gallery in Brussels tonight. The new show, entitled Pareidolia Deep Destroyer, employs a broad range of painterly techniques to explore the consciously more organic branch of her practice.   The Brooklyn-based artist’s street work is created in response to the physical form of the host building; but this, in turn, alters how that structure is perceived and the two form a symbiotic relationship where the painting subtly changes the nature of the […]

Interviews: George Morton-Clark

Art historian, writer and curator Hector Campbell recently sat down with British artist George Morton-Clark to discuss his introduction to the development of his artistic practice, his love for animation, artistic influences and creative collaboration. George recently teamed up with art collective and production house Fluorescent Smogg to release his latest limited edition print, released in conjunction with Mirus Gallery. Hector Campbell (HC): Your early work explored the stresses, anxieties and paranoia evident within modern society through abstracted, deconstructed portraits. How do you approach the […]