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Recap: Okuda – “The Plastic Island” @ Mirus Gallery (Denver)

Today marks the last day of Okuda’s solo show at Denver’s Mirus Gallery entitled The Plastic Island. Including logos of corporations and brands with his signature characters in colorful compositions, the Spanish artist takes aim at the role of plastics in our consumerist society and its deleterious effects on the environment. Working with the geometric patterned style and vibrant palette that has become his trademark, the new body of work features both paintings and sculptural pieces that event incorporate actual plastic products. Discuss Okuda here.

Previews: Kazuki Takamatsu – “The Way To Release From The Restraint” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On January 12th, Corey Helford Gallery will be presenting another new body of work from Kazuki Takamatsu in their Downtown Los Angeles showspace. The Way To Release From The Restraint features the Japanese artist’s surreal imagery created with his unique monochromatic depth mapping technique, starting digitally and ending with hand painting. His precociously seductive characters, mixed with symbols of death & violence, balance between the worlds of kawaii and darker themes. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Kazuki Takamatsu here.

Showing: “Absorbed By Light” @ Amsterdam Light Festival

One of the installations that grabbed the most attention this year at the Amsterdam Light Festival was a piece by artist Gali May Lucas (Design Bridge). Created with the help of sculptor Karoline Hinz, Absorbed By Light comments on our society’s increasing addiction to our mobile devices. Placed outside the Hermitage and on view through January 20th, the light sculpture plays off the theme of this year’s event – “the medium is the message.” The British artist further explains – “I see this every day in parks and in restaurants. in […]

Overtime: Dec 24 – 30

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The unforgettable works of 15 artists who died in 2018. The Biennials coming up and not to miss in 2019. The 15 biggest art historical discoveries of 2018. Here are 16 other amazing discoveries of 2018. The museum openings you won’t want to miss in 2019. The 20 most expensive artworks sold at auction in 2018. Will the art market comes to its senses in 2019? An artist’s guide to the best […]

Previews: Tom Sachs – “The Pack” @ Vito Schnabel Gallery

Continuing to build on his longstanding fascination with Switzerland (see his recent performance at Frieze London), Tom Sachs opened a show today in St. Mortiz. Hosted by Vito Schnabel Gallery, The Pack features the American artist applying his signature technique of bricolage to question the Swiss model of an ideal society. Repurposing found materials, Sachs creates sculptures that stem from “a desire to remake the world not as it is, but the way it ought to be.” An example of the complex layers of thought and planning […]

Releases: Slinkachu – “BRANDED” Edition

Over the holidays,  Slinkachu released a quickly sold out edition that cleverly satires our love for commercialism with his signature miniatures. The 20 unique BRANDED pieces mimic some of the original installations the London-based artist has left in Paris, Grottaglie (Italy), and Dubai and features some of the most sought after brands out there. Each was placed in a padded gift box with a signed and numbered mock receipt. Take a look at some of these in situ on the streets as well as a few of the […]

Overtime: Dec 17 – 23

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The 10 artists that broke into the art market big leagues in 2018. What the 7 biggest art lawsuits of 2018 mean for the art market. 16 globetrotting art aficionados tell us about the most memorable shows they saw in 2018. A year in visual culture and the people who defined it. 8 art advisors tell us which artists you should be watching (and buying) in 2019. The most influential artists of […]

Upcoming: Osgemeos x Flying Steps – “Pictures Of An Exhibition” @ Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin)

Starting April of next year in Berlin, the artwork of Osgemeos will be part of an reinterpretation of Pictures at an Exhibition, Russian composer Modest Mussorksy’s most famous creation. Dovetailing nicely with the artistic duo’s love for hiphop culture, breakdance crew Flying Steps will be bringing the music to life with their choreography with OsG’s imagery as the backdrop. As you can see from the photos and video below, the Brazilian brothers went big with their stage design – something their fans will be sure to love […]

Releases: Know Hope – “2019 Print Subscription”

Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope recently announced his 2019 print subscription featuring a series of upcoming silkscreen editions. Produced in an run of 50 and sized at 21 x 29.7 cm each, the set of six prints in total will be sent out individually January, March, May, July, September and November of next year. The Israeli artist has revealed the first image (seen above), which features his signature character along with some reoccurring motifs from his work like birds, wood poles, and poetic phrases. Those interested […]

Showing: Josh Sperling – “Two Purple Tigers” @ Perrotin (Seoul)

For his first showing in Asia that is on view through the end of the year, Josh Sperling has unveiled a selection of his signature geometric forms executed on a series of shaped canvases. Entitled Two Purple Tigers, the exhibition from the American artist at Perrotin Gallery’s Seoul branch explores the sculptural potential of painting. Drawing from influences that range from Googie-style signs to the Memphis furniture trend of the 1980s to Keith Haring’s figures, the bold angular shapes and sinuous curves of the upstate New York-based artist intrigues […]