The latest artist to be commissioned to lend their imagery to high fashion, in this case Fendi, is graffiti artist PREF. The London-based artist and member of the ID crew is known for his word play and three dimensional lettering, oftentimes multilayered with one word laying on top of or inside of other words. This illusory aesthetic transferred extremely well to the new collaboration, in particular to the lettering of Roma Amor, a two word palindrome as well as the name of the new collection. PREF has also […]
Recently in London, eL Seed opened his first UK show called Tabula Rasa at Lazinc. The featured works draw together ideas and influences from many of the projects that the French-Tunisian artist has been working on around the world over the last seven years. The exhibition’s title references the epistemological concept that the human mind starts as a blank slate and that our reason and knowledge come from our own experiences, rather than anything innately inside us from birth. The social constructs within which we live […]
On January 11th, Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin will be hosting the opening of Futura: The 5 Elements. The exhibition promises to be one the largest solo exhibitions from graffiti legend to date with more than 60 original paintings (created in Lille, France, during a residency organized by Art-Together) on display. Featuring all new works, the artist (whose real name is Lenny McGurr) has pushed himself to create works inspired chronologically from the Big Bang, going through the birth of the solar system and to our perception of the 5 […]
Later tonight in Tokyo, Eric Haze (featured) will be opening a show at 16 Shibuya entitled 360°. Put on with support from HUF, the exhibition from the New York-based artist will include 10 new paintings and a series of archival design works from current and past collaborations with the streetwear company. Still rocking his iconic stars and arrows, the renowned graffiti and designer will also be creating an installation for the event. Discuss Eric Haze here.
Rowdy is perhaps best known for his crocodiles, which stalk the urban landscape with a quiet menace, and his cast of other characters which abound with abrasive energy. But the Bristol-based artist’s abstract landscapes, which can be read as both highly political but also deeply personal, represent a far more reflective and contemplative side to his work. An entire building is depicted by an individual mark such as the smudge of a fingerprint, the stroke of a paintbrush or the squirt from a spray-can and […]
The Brazilian artist and pixação painter Cripta Djan is currently showing an exhibition entitled ‘In The Name Of Pixo’ at The Tramshed in Birmingham, UK. The history of graffiti is often told as a simple linear narrative with its singular root in the wall-writing of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood and North Philadelphia in the late 1960s. However, this simplification ignores the multifaceted origins of the various strands of the global graffiti movement; these include the Old-English influenced Cholo graffiti from L.A.’s barrios, the Dishu ground calligraphy performed […]
In 2011, Roger Gastman was an associate curator of Art in the Streets, the first major US museum (at MOCA) survey of graffiti and street art. As one of the world’s foremost authorities on these art forms and movements, he returns to curate a groundbreaking follow-up to the show, called BEYOND THE STREETS. The spectacular exhibition will include over 100 artists (including perhaps one very big surprise one?) showcasing paintings, sculpture, photography, and installations (including a re-creation, in partnership with adidas Skateboarding, of the famous Venice Pavilion), on more […]
Following The Collaborations show(covered), New York graffiti legends Crash (featured), Bio (Tats Cru) have teamed up with British Vandal Nick Walker (interviewed) for a new print release called Sea of Love to be released on November 14th on here for $400. The edition is sized at 21.5 x 21.5 inches and comes signed an numbered (70 + 15 AP’s + 1HC). Discuss Nick Walker here.
AM recently had the pleasure of stopping by the studio of legendary graffiti writer & artist Crash (featured) at his Bronx work space. Crash was not alone as Bio (Tats Cru) & Nick Walker (interviewed) joined him in one of many work sessions as the three artists prepared for their group exhibition featuring newly created artwork. As the title of the show indicates, The Collaborations builds on a concept which started over two years ago on the Lower East Side where Nick, Crash & Bio created a mural on Elizabeth street, […]
On February 22, URBAN NATION in Berlin introduced the 11th edition of their Project M/ series with an exhibition titled Radius. After introducing international talents in past projects, covering the past, present and future of urban art, M/11 was fully focused on the vast and diverse urban art community in Germany. For this event, the director of Urban Nation Museum For Urban Contemporary Art, Yasha Young, invited Boris Niehaus (JUST), Christian Hundertmark (C100) and Rudolf David Klöckner (URBANSHIT) to curate a very focused group show. This team […]