Coming up at the end of next month (April 21st), Dorothy Circus in Rome will be opening a new solo from Marion Peck entitled StraVolti. Returning to show in the capital city for the first time in more than a decade, the American artist has prepared 11 oil paintings on canvas that mix her surreal imagery with inspiration from European art and cultural tradition. Pictured here are two portraits from Peck where you can see the influence of Picasso’s work at play. Discuss Marion Peck here.
Last night, AM stopped by the Tokyo branch of Galerie Perrotin to catch the opening of KAWS’ solo show, his first of two in Asia with Hong Kong coming up. Attended by his Japanese admirers (some from his Original-Fake days), international superfans, and the usual cast of locally-based artist friends, the opening showcased the Brooklyn-based artist’s newest pop culture character-based abstractions including a sweet Snoopy airplane shaped painting.Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Discuss this show here. Discuss KAWS here.
Recently in the La Punta area just outside of Valencia, Spain, a group of street artists got together to help the local population protest the actions of the port authority and the local government have taken since 2001. Because of their focus on urban development, locales were forced to move into social housing only 100’s of meters from their old homes and gardens. You can read more about their plight on here & here. “Different environmental and social NGOs joining forces to preserve the culture, […]
ON THE MOVE, a new group show opened tonight at KIRK Gallery in Denmark featuring the work of Fintan Mcgee, Joram Roukes, Robert Proch, Christian Verginer, Telmo Miel (seen above), Wiley Wallace, James Bullough, Ratur & Sckaro and Wes21. The gallery in Aalborg is responsible for the Out in the Open project that has brought many muralists to the area including some who are included in this exhibition. Take a look at more preview image below…
Tales Of Art gallery in Imola is currently presenting Postdigital, a group show with young international painters German Tellez, Milo Hartnoll, Paolo Psiko and Seppe De Meyere. The idea behind the show is showcase the possibilities and the charm of glitch art, as a practice of using digital or analog errors in visual art. Using a phenomenon common for computing and electronics industries when creating creating classic art form such as paintings on canvas, shows a very fresh, contemporary approach to constructing work. Sometimes applying […]
For those planning to join the March For Our Lives march this Saturday, Shepard Fairey (featured) has made some posters available for download (in high res) thru Amplifier and for pick up some thru distribution points. In support of ending gun violence and mass shootings in our schools, the artwork from Obey is just some of the many available pieces you can choose. You can also stop by on Friday, March 23 from 1-6pm to pick up a free poster from Shep’s gallery Subliminal Projects directly if you are […]
Taking advantage of his time in New York while there to paint the Houston & Bowery wall (covered), Banksy continued to put his stencil skills to work around town (also see Clock Rat). Another two pieces have been posted to his Instagram – one cleverly shows the price of capitalism and those who suffer as corporations chase profits while the other shows a seal balancing a faded ball (the logo of the old abandoned Mobil gas station) perhaps speaking to environmental concerns. Both murals from […]
This Friday night (March 23rd) in Miami, Michael Kagan (featured) will be presenting a new body of work at Bill Brady in his first showing with the gallery. We Have Felt The Ground Shake will continue the Brooklyn-based artist’s loose renderings of Apollo astronauts who have touched down on the moon, a metaphor for man’s triumph over nature. Kagan further explains – “The paintings can work on their own or tell a story when shown together. The Mercury astronauts were the test pilots the ones that showed man can […]
Neons are one of Patrick Martinez’s most recognizable series of work, oftentimes utilizing hip-hop inspired snippets of text. For this latest limited edition (run of 25 + 5 APs) entitled I Am, the Los Angeles-based artist has referenced 1968 civil rights protest signs, continuing the aspect of his work that deals with social issues. Each piece consists of 11″ x 19″ neon on black plexiglass and comes signed and numbered. Those interested should contact The Mistake Room thru email ([email protected]). Discuss Patrick Martinez here.
For those needing another reason to travel to Hong Kong during this year’s Art Basel week, Osgemeos will be opening their first solo there at Lehmann Maupin starting March 26th. Entitled Déjà Vu, the new body of work from the twins, which includes new paintings and a sound installation, takes inspiration from their longstanding love for the golden age of hip hop, music, graffiti culture, folk art, and everyday life on the streets. Take a look at some more preview images of the surreal new pieces from the […]