Those who have been following David Choe’s Instagram no doubt already know about his Igloo Hong Project where artists Aryz, Esao Andrews, James Jean, and El Mac along with Choe spent some time in Cambodia creating public art. The piece seen here entitled Thread of Life was painted by Mac in Phnom Penh of a local Khmer artisan named Moeun Thary, who hand-embroiders traditional Khmer ceremonial garments. He explains that the “mural honors Cambodia’s artists, both contemporary and those lost during the Cambodian genocide of the […]
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For this holiday season, the Connaught Hotel in London commissioned Damien Hirst to create a Christmas tree outside for passerby’s in the posh Mayfair neighborhood to enjoy. The 30 foot Norway Spruce was decorated by the British artist with the power of science and medicine in mind, one of the themes that frequently inspires him. Garnishments include medical instruments, snowmen formed with pills, garlands of pink sausages, as well as traditional white doves. Hirst further explains – “The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a […]
During Basel Week Miami, one of the hottest and most talked about event was an exhibition/art fair curated by celebrity collector and art patron Swizz Beatz. Over the past few years Swizz has amassed an astonishing collection of works by many notable artists around the globe. Shared on Instagram under the account & hashtag #TheDeanCollection, viewers are able to get a glimpse of his taste in art. For Miami, Swizz took it to another level by putting on a large scale exhibition with no strings attached – […]
Earlier this month, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco opened a show curated by Andrew Schoultz entitled Major Work. The locally-based artist carefully selected a roster of participants that included himself, Alicia McCarthy, Aaron Noble, Kelsey Brookes, Revok, James Marshall (Dalek), Sam Friedman, Eric Yahnker, Mark Dean Veca, Saber, Hilary Pecis, Tim Biskup, Eric White, and Allison Schulnik. The premise behind the exhibition was for each artist to contribute a large-scale piece that they felt capture the essence of their work. The resulting show was quite stunning, as evidenced by […]
A couple weeks ago, the 297 Tenth Avenue location of Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York hosted the opening reception for Undertow, Erik Parker’s new solo show. Drawing from a wide range of influences, the locally-based artist arranges these elements into complex compositions that become greater than the sum of its parts. The highly saturated palette as well as shaped canvases further accent his imagery, a commentary on the “world’s current political, social, and economic landscapes.” Discuss Erik Parker here.
After a successful sold out Los Angeles debut show with Thinkspace Gallery (covered), Sainer & Bezt aka Etam Cru rounded up their visit to the Southland with another signature, bigger than life mural. Produced by Thinkspace Gallery and Branded Arts, the new piece from the Polish duo is entitled Mr. Rooster and is located on the corner of 8th and Wall in the downtown Flower District. For this project, the two street artists beautified a large six story facade with a striking image of a boy with a big rooster on his […]
For our latest Art Focus feature, we draw your attention to Japanese artist Mika Nitta and her delicate works. The Nara-based illustrator draws a world where her girl characters and their creature friends live together in harmony in dream like, ethereal settings. She currently has a few pieces in an online show at ondo online if you want to check it out. Discuss Mika Nitta here.
Last Saturday, Thinkspace Gallery opened the long awaited LA debut of the Polish street art duo, Etam Cru. Entitled Galimatias, the new body of work from Bezt & Sainer consists of canvas, linen, wood and paper pieces painted with acrylic, graphite, ink, and spraypaint. A full house and an abundance of red dots proved the anticipation of this show was well deserved. The title of the show comes French word for “gibberish” or “nonsense.” This relates to artists’ tendency to create works that carry no deeper meaning or symbolism, made strictly for their aesthetic value and left to […]
Last week, the Paul Kasmin Gallery (293 Tenth Avenue location) unveiled a new solo from Mark Ryden featuring his first-ever bronze sculpture, eight new paintings, drawings, color studies, and a new porcelain edition. As he mentioned in our recent interview, the theme of his exhibition could be described as “the soul confronting its physical form,” with the Dodecahedron symbolizing a bridge between the physical world and the intangible realm. Stop by for a look if you can, the new works are exquisite, especially his largest painting to date (seen above). Discuss this show here. […]
Over the weekend, Corey Helford Gallery christened their new space in Downtown LA with a solo from Ron English (featured) that has been two years in the making. Entitled NeoNature, the new body of work features an imaginative menagerie of strange creatures and different evolutionary paths mixed in with some pop culture references. Visitors also enjoyed new sculptural works from the Mr. Popaganda, some of which were embedded in immersive environments. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Ron English here.