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Streets / Recap: Dubai Street Museum

The first phase of the Dubai Street Museum project was recently completed with the participation of 12 international and local artists, producing 16 murals on themes drawn from the UAE’s history and heritage. Organized by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office, and Dubai Municipality, this project seeks to highlight the UAE’s unique history, achievements and aspirations through public artworks. Curators Rom Levy and Sanaz Askari invited some well known names from the genre, many of which had a chance to paint in UAE […]

Upcoming: Alex Gross – “Antisocial Network” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On February 25th, Alex Gross (interviewed) will be opening a new show at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Antisocial Network, the new body of work from the locally-based artist continues to explore the idea of modern technology and his view of the ironic effect of social networks in eroding the personal relationships around us instead of bringing us closer. Gross’ surreal imagery for those exhibition also features some reoccurring references such as corporate branding and his anthropomorphizing of different creatures. Discuss Alex Gross here.

Vhils x GS1 Portugal | Center for Innovation and Competitiveness (Lisbon)

Vhils (filmed) recently finished a collaboration with the architects behind the new headquarters of GS1 Portugal | Center for Innovation and Competitivenes in Lisbon. For this project, the Portuguese artist’s unique mark marking skills were applied to the concrete slabs that make up the exterior of the building, giving the facade some abstract and textured imagery highlighted by elements of facial features. Take a look at video and photos below to see the culmination of 2 years of planning and construction. Most photos by Fernando Guerra. Discuss Vhils […]

Upcoming: Robert Xavier Burden – “Original Myth” @ Gregorio Escalante Gallery

On Saturday night (January 7th), thousands of hours of hard work by Robert Xavier Burden will culminate in a solo showing at Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles. Original Myth will highlight the San Francisco-based artist’s large scale paintings of pop culture icons in elaborate compositions along with some smaller works. Star Wars characters, Thundercats, Batman, Transformers, and other recognizable nostalgic characters fill Burden’s oil paintings, leaving viewers in awe of the beautiful rendering and detail. Discuss Robert Xavier Burden here.

Brendan Monroe x Equinox Hollywood Murals

Those who are lucky enough to be able to visit the iconic new Hollywood location of Equinox fitness clubs will be greeted by three new murals from Brendan Monroe (interviewed). Located at 1550 North Vine Street, the gym features three walls painted over with some of the signature abstract and patterned imagery from California-based artist. Produced with the help of ST.ART, the project has given the new location a unique feel with murals in the lounge, pool, and workout areas. Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.

Basel Week Miami ’16: Andrew Schoultz Skate Park @ Juxtapoz Clubhouse

After bringing you a look at the goodness inside of the Juxtapoz Clubhouse during Basel Week Miami, we now have something else to share from outside that fans enjoyed along with a large mural by Shepard Fairey (covered). Andrew Schoultz spent his time painting his imagery all over a skate park that was a welcome addition to Miami’s Wynwood district. Produced with assistance from the magazine as well as Mana Contemporary, the interactive installation was dubbed the Infinity Plaza. Via The Creators Project. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Openings: Fuco Ueda – “Odd-Eye” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last month, Thinkspace Gallery hosted an exhibition from Fuco Ueda entitled Odd-Eye, her second solo (see 2014) with the Culver City showspace. The beautifully rendered new works from the Japanese artist are mainly created on canvas with a few smaller pieces on paper, all featuring her characteristic lush imagery and palette. Surrounded by reoccurring motifs and symbols of death (such as chrysanthemum flowers & skeletal elements) as well as disquieting creatures, her flushed girls seem to be trapped in some sort of lurid dream world. […]

RETNA x Jossie Ochoa Body Paint Project

Working with his muse, Jossie Ochoa, RETNA (featured) recently completed another project with the Guatemalan American model. With video and photography provided by The Golden Kingdom, the graffiti writer utilized his urban script for a body painting session. This was not their first collaboration as she was featured on RETNA’s billboards in West Hollywood, San Vicente and Sunset back in 2014 if you remember. Take a look at more photos and short video below… Discuss RETNA here.

Previews: Invader – “Hello, My Game Is…” @ Musée en Herbe

Next month, Invader takes over Le Musée en Herbe in Paris for an exhibition entitled Hello, My Game Is… Over 100 new works will be on show, forming part of the museum’s ongoing program to bring art to all generations with a particular emphasis on the young. The title refers to the name stickers, which are popular with graffiti artists and support-group coordinators alike. The twist on the name emphasizes the playfulness of the work and the exhibition’s aim to actively encourage people to interact with the […]

Update: solidARTy.org (III)

After hosting couple of successful fundraising auctions, solidarty.org is back with another fund raising effort. On the 28th of December, they will be having a charity sale of previously unsold work along with newly donated pieces by world renowned urban and contemporary artists. The project was started in November 2015 with an idea to provide artists a platform through which they could sell their work for charity donations. With collectors making payments directly to the AreYouSyrious organization, 100% of the proceeds were put into helping […]