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Overtime: Nov 9 – Nov 15

More stories from the week that ended Nov 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Unorthodox show at the Jewish Museum includes work by Park McArthur, Jamian Juliano-Villani, and others. The 2015 Paris Photo fair has closed early due to recent terrorist attacks in the city. RIP: Ernst Fuchs, who died at the age of 85. RIP: Wojciech Fangor, who died at the age of 92. RIP: Cengiz Çekil, who died at the age of 70. Sotheby’s explains why it had to have the Taubman collection and […]

Streets: Borondo – “Fer Llenya” (Barcelona)

Last month, Borondo painted a new mural in his native country of Spain for this year’s Open Walls Conference. Situated in Barcelona, the piece entitled Fer Llenya has local significance as it references castells, human towers built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. Take a look at more photos of the wall below and if you are lucky enough to be in the area, the location of the mural can be found here. Discuss Borondo here.

Streets: D*Face – “Catrina” (Mexico City)

Last month in Mexico City, D*Face (interviewed) painted a mural for All City Canvas entitled Catrina, of course inspired by the “Day of the Dead” celebration. The piece located at Av. Cuauhtémoc 273 in the Roma neighborhood is the last mural of the year for the CC Global Series, made in collaboration with British Council Mexico as part of the Dual Year UKMX 2015. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Francisco Betanzos. Discuss D*Face here.

Overtime: Nov 2 – Nov 8

More stories from the week that ended Nov 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Christopher Y. Lew’s essay on Jared Madere, who currently has an exhibition at the Whitney. Tao Hongjing revealed to actually be French man named Alexandre Ouairy, who pretended to be Chinese. Bosch Research and Conservation Project determines two Bosch works may have been painted by imitators. Arts education in Los Angeles public schools severely lacking. Michael Werner accuses Germany of using controversial legislation to generate revenue from cultural industry. Sokari Douglas Camp sculpture […]

Streets / POW! WOW! Japan 2015: Recap

Last month, the POW! WOW! crew completed the first leg of their Asia tour by hitting up Tokyo with live art, installations, and musical performances. The inaugural edition of POW! WOW! Japan featured work from Mark Dean Veca, Case, Colasa, Cook One (seen above), Kamea Hadar, Frankie Cihi, Jay Shogo, Hitotzuki (Kami & Sasu), Luise Ono, Dave Kinsey, Fafi, Ben Horton, Usugrow, Yoshiyasu Tamura, BAKIBAKI, Takizo, and Shizentomotel. As we speak, a new set of artists have moved on to the second part the event – […]

Art Focus: Parasite

Parasite’s series of Black Things paintings utilize found & existing paintings and prints as a canvas where traditional works are over-painted with brutal new geometries. The original context of the source paintings are changed and subverted with distorted volumes and masses of ‘anti-image’ to create a new vocabulary. Portions of the original image are retained by the Poland-based artist as he plays with our sense of perception – depth and dimension present a renewed allegory that emphasizes unfamiliar details within the framing of the existing image. Equally, his outdoor […]

Streets: Conor Harrington x JAZ // O.bra Festival (Sao Paulo)

Last month, Conor Harrington (interviewed) & Franco Fasoli aka JAZ got together to paint a wall in Brazil for the O.bra Festival (also see Titi Freak, Brusk, and INTI x Alexis Diaz). Painted over the course of 10 days in Sao Paulo, the mural measuring 37 m high and 10 m wide featured an interesting composition of two horse and riders rendered in each artist’s characteristic style. The piece references different conflicts in Latin America, the Paraguayan War, and the subjugation of native people. Photo Credit: Martha Cooper, Clarissa Pivetta, and artists. Discuss Conor […]

Studio Visits: Brian Viveros – “Matador” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Coming up on Saturday night (November 7th), Brian Viveros will be presenting a comprehensive new body of work at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Matador, the exhibition sees the Riverside-based artist further refine his imagery with more time-intensive detailing, drawing ideas from Spanish tradition to infuse his work with a consistency referenced by the title of the show. Along with accenting the imagery with fresh palette choices, Viveros has also embellish his femme fatales with a cross-pollination of different concepts and themes seen throughout his oeuvre. The solo from the American […]

Streets: INTI x Alexis Diaz // O.bra Festival (Sao Paulo)

Recently in Sao Paulo, Chilean artist INTI combined his talents with Alexis Diaz, who hails from Puerto Rico, to create a new mural. Painted for the O.bra Festival, the wall highlights INTI’s characteristic palette as well as Diaz’s attention to detail to form a pretty interesting collaboration. Set to coincide with the week of ArtRua, the event wasn’t the only thing of interest to us (also see Titi Freak & Brusk). Discuss INTI here. Discuss Alexis Diaz here.

Streets: Blu (Rome)

While the street art scene and the public mural-making trend is peaking these days through numerous festivals around the world, there are still artists out there that like to do things on their own. One of these is certainly the Italian legend Blu who just revealed his his newest mural painted in Rome the other day. After taking a break for a few months due to injury, the Bologna-based street artist recently finished painting a new wall on a six story building in the Italian capital. With the […]