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Openings: Pejac – “A Forest”, Venice

Last night, Pejac officially opened his two day pop-up show A Forest at Squero di San Troves in the very heart of Venice. Using this unique setting as a backdrop for his newest exhibition, the Spanish artist created an impressive new body of work only one year since his successful and sold out London show (covered). Set in one of the very last places where the iconic gondolas are still made by hand, and just around the corner from the path of mega yachts and large cruisers while […]

Showing: Paul Insect – “Reflective Minds” @ Allouche Gallery

Currently at Allouche Gallery in New York, Paul Insect has a impressive new body of work on view entitled Relective Minds. Consisting mainly of works built thematically on transformation through self-reflection, the new pieces from the British artist have been in the works for almost a year and include 15 key paintings along with some smaller multimedia pieces. There are some new techniques PINS has been experimenting with along with his signature dots that make of the eyes and other parts of his portraits as well […]

Previews: Brian Viveros – “Bulletproof” @ Moniker Art Fair

With the Moniker Art Fair set to be on view from October 5-8, we will now begin to take a look at what the event in London has to offer. On display at the Thinkspace Gallery booth will be 12 new pieces of art from Brian Viveros (featured) collectively entitled Bulletproof. The collection featuring his iconic rough and tumble women will include some notable firsts – a double portrait, featuring Dirtyland warriors side by side for the first time and a massive painting depicting a fuller body view, as opposed […]

Showing: Jose Parla – “Mirrors” @ Brand New Gallery (Milan)

Last weekend, a new collection of works from Jose Parla was unveiled at Brand New Gallery in Milan entitled Mirrors. The fresh pieces featured less prominent roles for the his signature script and instead had a more collage feel to them through the incorporation of parts of posters ripped off the walls of Milan, Rome, Napoli, Matera, Bari, Lecce and Bologna. These richly textured offerings from the Brooklyn-based artist reflect on his travels in Italy as well as pays homage to several artists including Mimmo Rotella, Isidore Isou, Tristan Tzara, and Burhan Dogancay. […]

Showing: Yoshitomo Nara – “For Better Or Worse” @ Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

Showing through this weekend at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art is a retrospective of Yoshitomo Nara’s career spanning 30 years. Entitled For Better Or Worse, the exhibition includes wide range of work including installations, paintings, sculptures, and drawings. As stated by the museum – “‘For better or for worse’ is a wedding vow: a lifetime commitment from one person to another. This exhibition is Nara’s promise to his works—they are his past, his present, and his future. They are his destiny.” Photo credit: Keizo Kioku (via Hypebeast). Discuss Yoshitomo […]

Studio Visits: Victor Castillo

Currently at KP Projects in Los Angeles, Victor Castillo has a show on view entitled Broken Hearts, which will run through the rest of September. The new body of work features acrylic paintings (some quite large) as well as graphite drawings that continue the Chilean artist’s dark narrative seen through the lens of his not-so-innocent sausage nosed children. Take a look at some more shots below from his Los Angeles studio in days leading up to the opening of the exhibition. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Victor Castillo here.

Openings: Art Mile – Urban Nation Museum (Berlin)

The official opening of the Urban Nation Museum this weekend in Berlin turned the entire area into an open-air art gallery with an extensive program that included performances, workshops, show acts and more. For this event, the organizers managed to shut a section of the bustling Bülowstrasse and turn it into an art venue called Art Mile. This part of the museum inauguration included the most exceptional works that the curators and artists produced for the Berlin’s latest art institution. Beneficial both for the museum as well as the artists, this initiative allowed […]

Streets: Banksy – Basquiat Tribute Pieces (London)

With the imminent opening of the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat scheduled for the 21st, a couple Banksy pieces have shown up near the venue overnight. On his Instagram account, Banksy noted the irony of the Barbican, “a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls”, hosting the work of the legendary graffiti artist. The main piece, what we like to call “SAMO Stop & Search” if you will, has been done with stencil spraypaint, freehand spraypaint and oil […]

Openings: Urban Nation Museum, Berlin

After 4 years of preparations, series of Project M events (covered), shows and countless walls, installations and interventions created around German capital, the long awaited Urban Nation Museum officially opened doors on Saturday, 16th of September. In presence of some of the most recognized urban artists from around the globe, curators, gallery owners, partners of the project and media representatives, the museum proudly revealed its impressive collection of works as well as its unconventional architectural concept. Located on Bülowstraße in Berlin-Schöneberg, Urban Nation Museum now offers a clear […]

Openings: Dan Quintana – “Tidepools” @ Spoke Art (New York)

Recently in New York, Spoke Art opened a solo show from Dan Quintana entitled Tidepools. The exhibition sees the Los Angeles-based artist continue his dark and erie portraiture of beautiful women, oftentimes with surreal elements. Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Photos via the gallery. Discuss Dan Quintana here.