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Showing: Paco Pomet – “No Places” @ Galleri Benoni

Earlier this month, Galleri Benoni in Copenhagen opened up a solo exhibition from Paco Pomet entitled No Places. The new work continues the Spanish artist’s practice of taking reference photos and then altering them in multiple ways (structural, tonal, compositional), sometimes adding surreal elements, leading to a completely new reality. He further explains his process and the title of his show thusly – “Very often I experience a strong sense of strangeness when I observe scenes described in photographs found at random. This feeling becomes greater the […]

Overtime: Apr 22 – 28

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): What to see at this year’s Venice Biennale. What to expect from the Italian Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale. 15 must-see exhibitions in Venice during the Biennale. Meet Augustas Serapinas, the youngest artist in the Venice Biennale. Why this Claude Monet haystack could sell for over $55 million. Lee Krasner painting could break artist record at Sotheby’s. Louise Bourgeois ‘Spider’, estimated at $25 – $35 million, could set new record for women […]

Showing: Jonas Wood @ Gagosian (New York)

Earlier this week, the West 24th Street location of the Gagosian Gallery in New York opened a solo show from Jonas Wood featuring new paintings and works on paper. The fresh selection of work continues his use of art references, plants, everyday objects, and people in architectural interiors and exteriors, as well as a series of his depictions of pots and ceramic vessels. Each painting in the exhibition is accompanied by a corresponding small-scale work on paper with all 30 works featured in a fully illustrated catalogue. Photo credit: @malenarose, @flagartfoundation, @wavering_clover, @neuendorf, […]

Streets: Nuart Aberdeen (Part II)

As we previously reported, for the third time in a row we’ve spent the Easter weekend taking part in Nuart Aberdeen‘s program while enjoying the new works created on the streets of sun-basked Aberdeen in Scotland. This year’s festival included 13 artists from around the globe, who added their signature marks to an already impressive collection of public art produced throughout the city. Fully aware of the risks of possible oversaturation with large murals, Nuart Festival director and curator, Martyn Reed, made sure the works did […]

Coachella’s Program of International Artist Installations

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, or more popularly referred to as Coachella, is known primarily for its music (and for some, the fashion choices of its guests). Festival-goers discuss and pore over the list of bands, DJs, singers, and other stage acts in determining how good Coachella will or will not be. However, almost as important in the actual experience of the Coachella weekend is the larger than life visual art and installations. This year’s new and returning featured artists include Sofia Enriquez (paisley sculptures), […]

Showing: Katrin Fridriks – ‘Grey Area’ @ JD Malat

Returning for her first London exhibition in three years, Katrin Fridriks is currently exhibiting a new body of work at JD Malat. The show, entitled Grey Area, consists of 30 works which both span a wide area of her existing practice and introduce new elements and techniques.   As a starting point for the exhibition, the Icelandic painter has taken inspiration from Nikola Tesla who sought to harness the world’s potential through an understanding of frequencies and vibrations, which were largely incomprehensible to people in […]

Releases: Jose Parla – “Tokyo : Chance Operation” Bal Collecton

Besides an upcoming show in New York (covered), fans of Jose Parla will also be interested to know that he recently collaborated with bal on a collection. Tokyo: Chance Operation features a series of sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts, and bags accented by the New York-based artist’s unique imagery. Parla’s richly textured references to urban walls as well as graffiti inspired calligraphic elements are integrated throughout the line, fitting nicely with the brand’s aesthetic. Discuss Jose Parla here.

Overtime: Apr 15 – 21

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Witnessing the catastrophic fire of Notre-Dame. How should France rebuild Notre Dame? The cultural battle over the meaning of the Notre Dame fire. Can ‘Assassin’s Creed’ help rebuild Notre Dame? The 7 of the most precious relics that survived the blaze at Notre Dame. What sold at this years Dallas Art Fair. Is the photography market sleepy or just getting started? Phillips auction house could reset Mark Bradford record again. Why Jeff Koons’s […]

Showing: Oli Epp – “Contactless” @ Richard Heller Gallery

Oli Epp’s debut solo in the U.S. is currently showing at the Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Contactless, the new body of work from the British artist feature his amoeba-like characters and explore ideas of human relationships, technology and consumer culture. Provoking thought as well as eliciting laughs with dark humor, Epp’s paintings feature strange interactions with objects and references to brands and pop culture, all created through process that includes drawing, photoshop, and painting on canvas. Photo credit: Coeval Magazine, the artist, and […]

Releases: Keiichi Tanaami – “GOLDFISH GIRL” Stool

Case Studyo recently unveiled a collaboration they worked on with Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami entitled GOLDFISH GIRL. The resulting stool looks like it comes straight out of one of the renowned artist’s psychedelic paintings and features much of what makes Tanaami’s work so distinctive – a garish palette, surreal touches like the exposed frontal lobe, and a bold graphic style. Produced in a run of 12 + 3 AP’s, the now sold out 55 cm x 45 cm x 30 cm sculptural edition features meticulous woodworking & screen painting. […]