We first noticed the works of Lu Pingyuan at this year’s Art Basel HK (covered), where he successfully introduced his Look! I’m Picasso! body of work. Half a year later, the Chinese artist has created a limited edition figure of one of the characters from the series, which will be available soon. The entire series was inspired by a single scene from the Toy Story movie in which Mr. Potatohead ends up with his features all twisted and says “Look! I’m Picasso!” This particular line triggered Pingyuan to think about the […]
Earlier this month, Okuda completed his largest public installation project to date in Boston’s Seaport District. Curated by Justkids, the seven large-scale sculptures from the Spanish artist features his distinctive kaleidoscope of colors and geometric shapes. Air, Sea, Land is inspired by the intersection of elements at the dynamic waterfront neighborhood and continues exploring some of the street artist’s favorite themes – “the tale of life and coexistence, and the mythological edge where the animal kingdom encounters with the human world.” Discuss Okuda here.
Amsterdam’s KochXBos gallery recently opened a solo exhibition by local art hero, Dadara. Life Inside a Pixel is the long-awaited exhibition from the famou illustrator, designer, cartoonist, painter, and performance artist, built around the ideas and experiences from his Solipmission Installation at Burning Man 2017. For the aforementioned installation, the Dutch artist and his team were locked inside a black box in the desert for the duration of the event. Inspired by everyday life and the perception of reality through the screens of our phone and computers, […]
On view through November 10th at Quint Gallery in La Jolla, Kelsey Brookes’ new show sees him take his work in a more dimensional direction. Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries continues the locally-based artist’s longstanding practice of looking to nature and science for inspiration. The painted freestanding and wall sculptures deal with viruses and the Fibonacci sequence, and feature Brookes’ signature psychedelic and colorful patterns. Check out the video below for further explanation if you are interested… Discuss Kelsey Brookes here.
Making the move up to Skarstedt Gallery, KAWS, whose work recently breached the $1 million mark at auction, has a show opening in New York on November 8th entitled GONE. Fans of the Brooklyn-based artist will certainly be looking forward to seeing in person the monumental new bronze revealed recently on the cover of the Vanity Fair On Art 2018 supplement along with other sculptures and his abstracted paintings, which are often riffs on iconic cartoonish characters. The striking new piece featuring his instantly recognizable Companion and BFF figures have […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): In advance of the midterms, Barbara Kruger reprises MOCA mural that asks ‘Who is beyond the law?’ Jenny Holzer speaks out about the added impact of the abuse of power in the Trump era. Fierce Pussy releases poster urging people to vote. New York museums drop Saudi funding after journalist’s murder. Khashoggi scandal leads art world to rethink ties to Saudi Crown Prince. The 11 best booths at the 45th edition of the […]
Tomorrow night (October 21st) at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) will be presenting a new body of work featuring her masks made of comic book imagery. Cages and the Allure of Freedom from Canadian-born artist the will be part of a series of shows curated by Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, and will include large sculptural works from her for the first time. Chevrier further explains – “A man can believe until his last breath that he is different from a Caged animal in a Zoo. But through all […]
Tonight, the 19th of October, Inès Longevial will be presenting her first solo showcase in San Francisco with Chandran Gallery. On view through November 21, Je Suis Une Couleur (I Am Color) will be introducing her diverse oeuvre consisting of new oil on canvas paintings, oil with graphite on paper works, process sketches and ceramics to the Bay Area. Growing up in the picturesque southwest of France, the Paris-based artist bases her oil painting on two principal themes – femininity and nature. Taking the ever present floral […]
Showing though this weekend at Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles, Paco Pomet’s solo entitled Melancholia explores different states of light and their affect on the human psyche. Taking inspiration from vintage photos as a starting point, the Spanish artist has added his own surreal twist like what looks to be slow burning lava, strange auras, or the sun and the moon, changing the atmosphere of the scene completely. Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below… Discuss Paco Pomet here.
On October 25th, Juddy Roller in Melbourne will be hosting the private view for a show entitled Skin and Bones from Smug One aka Sam Bates. Those familiar with the Australian artist’s prolific muralism over the past 15 years will find it hard to believe that this will be his first solo exhibition. Utilizing spray paint and acrylic, Smug has prepared a selection of works that stay true the imagery he has created largescale on the streets including familiar elements like skulls, skeletons, birds, and caricature-like portraits. […]