Rising Contemporary star Ian Francis is set to attend the Semi-Permanent design exhibitionÂ in Sydney, Australia. The white hot Bristol phenom has been invited to share his dreamy abstract landscapes and photo-realistic subjects with his fans “down under.”Â To coincide with the conference, Kinsey DesForges (KDF) has set up an amazing exhibition entitled “New Work” which opens on April 3rd @ MTV GalleryÂ in East Sydney. This secret “pop-up” show follows theÂ stunning sold out show that Ian hadÂ with KDF in Los Angeles last fall. If you’re lucky enough […]
Category Archives: Contemporary Art
Here is a taste of what Audrey Kawasaki has been working on for her upcoming show at Space Yui in Tokyo opening on May 7th. She says on her blog that there will be about 10 paintings and drawings for the show. Looks like she’s continuing with the laser cutouts that we first saw at her “Drawing Room” show. Discuss this show here. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
Matt Small’s long awaited solo show “Youngstarrs” opens at Black Rat Press on Friday, March 27th. Small has developed a unique style of portrait painting which he uses to acknowledge and passionately celebrate individuals on the outskirts of society who are typically ignored or routinely demonized by the media through no fault of their own. Small’s following has been building for some time and this show features a new body of work on salvaged metal and concrete as well as some canvas pieces – definitely […]
Banksy is at it again. This time, he’s created a new piece to be auctioned off for another charity event. The NNLS auction is actually an “undies” auction where celebrities literally donate their “bottoms” to raise money for the charity at hand. Sir Banksy managed to find another creative way to donate undies to the cause without revealing his waist size by remixing his “Very Little Helps” image that he revealed last year at POWâ€™s Open Day (covered).Â He used a stencil of “Union Jack” […]
Award winning photographer Chris Anthony is back with a new series of works hosted Corey Helford Gallery opening March 28th. The show entitled “Venice” is set to a theme where the world is submerged in an icy, overcast, andÂ flooded landscape. Think of intriguing subjects shot and showcasedÂ in a dreary “Waterworld” setting. Breaking into the sceneÂ and hitting his stride asÂ aÂ photographer of gaudy rock bands while just a teenager, Chris thenÂ took some time off after “retiring” at the age of 17 to direct music videos and commercials. […]
Just when “Carnival” ends in Rio de Janerio, latin street legends Os Gemeos come along to keep Brazil pumping. The twins from Sao Paulo brings their visual parade to the CCBB of Rio de Janerio (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil). ThisÂ show opens today and runsÂ until May 24th.Â Known for their yellow skinned characters rocking colorful festive garbs, these two brothers have been creating awesome murals and fresh installations all over the world, both inside and out. From the looks of things, this show is vintage […]
Japan’s Mizuma gallery made quite a splash at this year’s Armory, selling out most of the art they imported from the land of the rising sun. As usual, their booth was filled with some of Japan’s notables: Akino Kondoh, Sashie Masakatsu, Makoto Aida, Aoyama Satoru, andÂ Tanada Koji to name a few. We were hoping to catch more of Sashie’s work, but like in Pulse Miami (covered), he sold out quickly.Â Another piece weÂ saw was a beautifulÂ pieceÂ by Ai Yamaguchi. The centerpiece of the gallery was a magnificent […]
After their highly successful group show last year, Hi-Fructose is back again with another exhibition, this time titled “Overdose,” opening April 4th at Copro Gallery.Â With a increasingly more respected reputation as one of the best publications in the scene, they been able to assemble a pretty amazing lineup.Â Sure to be one of the showstoppers is this huge 50 x 50 inch Chris Berens piece seen above.Â See some other preview pics as well as the full lineup after the jump.
It seems like Matsu’s aÂ thoroughbred that keeps outpacingÂ the competition.Â KeepingÂ the momentum from hisÂ stunning solo at Joshua Liner Gallery (covered); Tomokazu (Matsu)Â Matsuyamaâ€™s “Runnin II” was named one of the top ten pieces in this this year’s Art Dubai by Emirates Business. The piece was represented by Frey Norris, where he sold out his previous show (covered).Â Matsu’s beautifulÂ work was recognized as one of the gems of this year’s monster show in the ever growing UAB. And despite the gloomy perceptions about the overall world economy, it appears […]
If you missed last weekend VIP opening reception for LeBasse Project’s Inaugural show, do yourself a favor and stop by this Saturday, March 21st for the official opening. Modus Films aka the guys behind Analog Color put together a little video teaser for the exhibition, which will include artists Yoskay Yamamoto, Meryl Donoghue, Tessar Lo, Koralie, Melissa Haslam, Brian Donnelly, Ryuichi Ogino, Lisa Alisa, Kentaro Hiramatsu, Nate Frizzell, Edwin Ushiro, Amanda Visell, Eric Fortune, Jason Redwood, Scott Belcastro, Alicia Ross, Jack Long, Michele Valigura, Laura […]