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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Streets: Banksy – “Season’s Greeting” (Port Talbot, Wales)

Making a statement during the holiday season in his own unique way, Banksy has created a new piece in  South Wales. Featuring a boy enjoying what appear to be snowflakes while trying to catch some on his tongue, the mural turns dark when you look around the corner and realize it’s actually ash from a burning dumpster, not snow. Surely a commentary on Port Talbot (ne of the most polluted areas in the UK) where the piece is located, a video (seen below) from the […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Recap: Art Basel (Part II)

For our final look at Art Basel, we’ve included photos of the more striking and impressive pieces of work that were on view at Miami Beach Convention Center between December 5th – 8th. Comprising of sculptural works, paintings, drawings and installations, this selection includes both rarely or never before seen works by the big guns of the contemporary art world, as well as some pieces from new names and emerging artists debuting at one of the world’s leading art fairs. We’re starting off with a poetic wooden sculpture […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Recap: Art Basel (Part I)

We’re bringing you closer look at last week’s Art Basel Miami that was held at Miami Beach Convention Center between December 5th – 8th, with leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa showing work from artists on their rosters. For this recap, we wanted to show you some of the most talked about and most original gallery booths, such as Skarstedt’s, which revealed new canvases by David Salle and KAWS among other impressive works.  A few of our other favorite picks include the David Kordansky […]

Showing: Invader – “Into The White Cube” @ Over The Influence (LA)

Invader (featured) returned to Los Angeles recently to open his new exhibition entitled Into The White Cube (previewed) at Over The Influence. In The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus declared that “great works are often born on a street-corner.” In a literal sense, this is perhaps never more true than with the French artist, who has often favored these locations for the work he has created in nearly 80 cities around the world. The 10th wave of the Invasion of Los Angeles has just been […]