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This last weekend, the hauntingly beautiful Aron Wiesenfeld show at Arcadia Contemporary closed its two week run. Natural Selection featured a new body of work from the San Diego-based artist, rendered expertly as usual and steeped with an air of mystery. His characters are typically portrayed by themselves in a desolate, dark setting or perhaps in some expansive natural environment where the viewer is drawn into some suspenseful narrative that they aren’t quite sure of. There is a feeling of not-quite-rightness and an atmospheric tension to each piece […]
Returning to Galerie Zink in Germany less than a year since his last solo (covered) with the gallery, Javier Calleja has prepared a new body of work for a show opening on May 26th. Entitled Clouds Through The Window, the new exhibition features the majority of the Spanish artist’s fresh output arranged on one wall like an old cabinet of curiosities. Nine paintings of different scales featuring the Nara protege’s cartoonish portraiture dominate one side in the middle of the space, further accented by custom frames created by a carver […]
Before his stunt of setting up shop without a permit to make a point about tourism on the streets during the Venice Biennale, Banksy had previously left an unconfirmed stencil on an abandoned house next to the canal. Created at water level, the elusive British artist must have used a boat to steady himself as he painted a young child wearing a life jacket and holding a pink flare up in the air. The piece located on the island of Dorsoduro continues Banksy’s work addressing the migrant crisis. Photo via […]
Earlier this month in Los Angeles, Austrian artist Nychos and German duo Low Bros teamed up for a mural in the backyard of new gallery Studio MOMÉ. The wall is not the first collaboration between The Weird Crew members, and while it features Nychos’ signature dissected imagery, it interestingly seems to be missing the retro futuristic geometric forms from the Low Bros who opted to instead add some of their repeating motifs – tennis ball, soda cans, and rose – to the composition. Check out some more […]
Coming up next month, Hashimoto Contemporary’s New York space will be hosting a solo showing from Erik Jones entitled Country. Judging from the work-in-progress photos from his studio outside of Chicago, the new body of work will continue his recent series of surreal portraits that treat the extremities and appendages like colorful Gumby-like extensions of the body. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Erik Jones here.
In celebration of Mark Whalen’s (featured) sold out exhibition Ramble Ramble (covered) at their Los Angeles space, Over The Influence will be holding a closing reception this Sunday, May 26th (3-6 PM). The event will also include the release of a sculptural edition entitled Unread (in pink and blue color ways), small scale versions of the heads that feature prominently in the Australian-born artist’s work. For those interested who would like more info, please email [email protected] Discuss Mark Whalen here.
The latest artist to be commissioned to lend their imagery to high fashion, in this case Fendi, is graffiti artist PREF. The London-based artist and member of the ID crew is known for his word play and three dimensional lettering, oftentimes multilayered with one word laying on top of or inside of other words. This illusory aesthetic transferred extremely well to the new collaboration, in particular to the lettering of Roma Amor, a two word palindrome as well as the name of the new collection. PREF has also […]
Museum Voorlinden recently opened Do Ho Suh’s first solo institutional show in the Netherlands, an expansive body on work anchored with a series of the mesh architectural installations that the Korean artist is known for. Along with these ethereal fabric replicas of his former homes in South Korea, New York, Berlin, and London, the exhibition also includes scale models, photography, drawings, and videos. While ideas of space and identity have always played central roles in his practice, his immigration to the United States as well as his travels have […]
Currently at Jonathan Levine Projects, a solo show is on view from Josh Tiessen, first place winner of the inaugural Delusional Art Competition that the gallery held in 2017 (covered). Inspired the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible, Streams in the Wasteland features works painted on irregularly shaped panels centered thematically on depicting wild animals in abandoned spaces. Tiessen further explains – “the symbolic natural imagery offers streams of hope within the post-apocalyptic wasteland, highlighting the God-given mandate of stewardship to care for animals and the environment, which is […]