With Sandra Chevrier’s schedule for 2015 fully packed with group shows everywhere from POW! WOW! in Hawaii to Castor Gallery in NYC, art fair showings, and finally a big solo show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery, we thought we would catch up with Montreal-based artist. We had a peek inside her studio, talked about her distinctive technique and its origin, meaning behind her work, her past, present and future, and learnt about how women are superheroes of everyday life. Arrested Motion (AM): What influences your work? Sandra Chevrier […]
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More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Sacha Goldberger interprets portraits of comic book superheroes as Renaissance figures. RIP: Andrew Bucci, who died at the age of 92 after a brief illness. Aristophil accused of running a Ponzi scheme via financial instruments in the books and manuscripts market. Fallout surrounding Bill Cosby’s rape accusations spread to the institutional art world. Zahi Hawass accused of assisting German hobbyists steal samples from Great Pyramid at Giza. Kurt Perschke […]
One of our favourite UK exhibitions from 2011 was Kid Acne’s Kill Your Darlings retrospective at Sheffield Museum’s Millennium Gallery, where the artist first presented his Stabby Women film. The film had us hooked, and the B&W imagery captivated audiences in the gallery as his stabby women were brought to life with equal measures of heroism and vengeance. UK band The Duke Spirit liked the film so much that they asked Acne if they could use the footage for their new single Glorious. The resultant […]
AM was in Sheffield last weekend for the official opening of Kid Acne’s three month run of the Kill Your Darlings solo exhibition at Sheffield Museum’s Millenium Gallery. The exhibition is his first solo show in his now-base of Sheffield, and as it’s hard to walk around the city without catching a glimpse of his outdoor murals and graffiti, it made a nice change to see some of his work in an indoor setting in South Yorks. The exhibition serves as a retrospective of sorts as he […]
German/Sierra Leonean reggae singer Patrice recently released a music video featuring an iconic speaker sculpture by JR (examples here and here). Utilzing some stop motion animation, “Ain’t Got No (I Got Life)”, a cover of a song by Nina Simone, features the wheatpasted set of speakers in different configurations throughout the video. Look for more from the French street photographer later this year in London, Shanghai, and Miami but for now, enjoy this video. Discuss JR here.
According to Lazarides, Vhils and JR have both taken time out from their busy schedule (Vhils – Fame Fest, JR – Cannes Festival & Germany) to travel to Los Angeles to prepare for their upcoming show. In fact, they are already on the streets around town working on some of the big-scale pieces they are famous for. The exhibition, entitled “Eurotrash”, will also feature two more great artists from the UK gallery’s stable of artists and – Conor Harrington (interviewed) and Micallef (interviewed). This will […]
After getting off to a great start by holding a grand opening show with French sensation JR (covered), Galerie Springmann.Varol follows it up with another stellar choice – Herakut (interviewed). Although we just got a taste of their recent work, we are looking forward to this solo exhibition by the German street art duo. We’ll have more to follow as we draw closer to the opening on June 11th. Discuss Herakut here.
According to Dazed Digital, JR and Matt Small picked up the top prizes at the first annual Street Art Awards, held in London last Thursday night. JR deservingly won in the best street art category for his amazing photo installation 28 Millimeters: Women, for which he turned the houses of Rio’s favelas into a crowd of faces looking down from the city’s hills. Great pictures of the work can be seen here. Matt Small won in the best urban art category. The event also included […]
Coming off her recent sellout show at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn (here)’ Michelle “MIA” Araujo has put together a fresh group of paintings for the upcoming “Illuminate” at Corey Helford. Illuminate is a group show where MIA will showcase her beautifully illustrated works along side Robert Bellm and Angelique Huotkamp. Unlike most shows, this one’s a quick 1 week drive-by! So don’t blink or you’ll miss it! Check out the interview MIA gave AM after the jump.
Parisian photographer & street artist JR’s distinctive work has gone up in London recently in preparation for his first solo show “28 Millimetres: WOMEN” at Lazarides (Greek Street and Charing Cross locations) on October 3rd.Â He is known for putting large-scale black & white photographs of people up on buildings, pillars, walls, etc… As you can see, his wheat-pasting skills are phenomenal. To be able to maintain the integrity of his images over so many indentations and outcroppings is amazing and produces a stunning effect. […]