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Preview: “Banksy: the Unauthorised Retrospective” @ Sotheby’s (London)

Sotheby’s teamed up with Banksy’s, former agent Steve Lazarides from Lazarides gallery, in order to set up an unauthorized retrospective exhibition of works by the internationally renowned artist. Even admitting that the artist would “hate” this show, the gallerist and the curator of the show chose mostly works from the period when they worked together, which will all be available for sale, priced between £4,000 and £500,000..  Fans of elusive British artist will have a chance to see some of his most iconic works in person including sculptures, crude oil paintings, […]

Previews: Sixe Parades – “Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering to Peru” @ Somerset House

We were granted access during the set-up as Sixe Paredes (formerly known as Sixeart) was prepping the launch of his new exhibition on May 21st entitled Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering to Peru at Somerset House in London (curated by Approved By Pablo). Inspired by his travels in Peru, the Barcelona-based artist pays tribute to Peruvian and Andean aesthetics. Collaborating with the local creative community, Sixe Parades has created 25 colourful large-scale works from tapestries, totem sculptures, arches, ceramics to quipus. A series of multisensorial events, from food, film and […]

Showing: Pablo Delgado – “Even Less” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Howard Griffin Gallery recently continued its busy 2014 schedule by opening a solo show by Pablo Delgado. The Mexico-born artist is a well known figure in the London street art scene due to the recognizable miniature works that he’s been creating around the city for years. For this exhibition entitled Even Less, he tried to present his continuous idea of saying a lot by showing very little. While bringing these tiny pieces into the gallery space doesn’t sound like a difficult task, it was exactly this […]

Openings: Mobstr – Sex, Drugs & Painting Canvases

UK-based artist Mobstr (interviewed) recently launched his solo exhibition Sex, Drugs & Painting Walls Canvases at The Old Truman Brewery in London. Following his public works (covered here), the minimalistic street artist has created black and white canvases with witty text messages, flyers to support a ‘save the trees’ campaign, and a series of installations from dummy spray painters to the re-creation of the artist at work surrounded by a sea of draft messages. Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss Mobstr here.

Openings: Miaz Brothers – “Dematerialized: A New Contemporary Vision” @ Lazarides

Italian contemporary painters Miaz Brothers recently debuted their soldout UK solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone titled Dematerialized: A New Contemporary Vision. The show features a selection of large portrait paintings from their Antimatter series, utilizing the layering of spraypaint to create a special blurry effect. Upon close look, the paintings look abstract, but from a distance, portraits are revealed. A selection of sculptures are also on display. The show runs until June 15th. Photo credit: Butterfly.

Interviews: Mobstr

Coming up in London on May 15th, Mobstr will be opening a show at The Old Truman Brewery entitled Sex, Drugs & Painting Walls featuring his text-based minimalistic street messages in a gallery setting. Along with the originals on display, the UK-based artist will also be working on some installations for the space that will also no doubt mirror the witty and clever plays on words that he has come to be known for. AM had the chance to interview him in the days leading up to the show on various […]

Openings: Miss Van & Olek – “Glamorous Darkness” & “Let’s Not Get Caught, Let’s Keep Going” @ Stolenspace

Leading female street artists Miss Van and Olek recently opened their two-person show at StolenSpace Gallery in London (previewed  here).  Based on their strong friendship and artistic sisterhood, both show their mutual appreciation for each other work . Miss Van’s new body of work titled Glamorous Darkness features her signature ‘poupées’ (dolls) in a series of  dreamlike landscapes and colours. Adorned with masquerade, animal-like masks, her sensual and erotic female characters evolve and interact with each other. In a tribute, Olek has recreated several of Miss Van’s favourite paintings in crochet form with intricate […]

Recap: Chloe Early – “Suspended” @ The Outsiders (London)

Chloe Early (interviewed) recently had a solo at The Outsiders London gallery space. From the 4th of April to the 3rd of May she was showing her latest body of work tiled Suspended, that is featured “several large-scale oil paintings alongside a selection of smaller works, referencing the romantic splendor of Renaissance religious art while exploring the themes of weightlessness and gravity.” Concentrating on her realistic figurative painting, mixed with expressive elements in the background, the main concept of the new work was capturing a body somewhere […]

Showing: Julian Schnabel – “Every Angel Has a Dark Side” @ Dairy Art Centre

After 15 years, Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel returns to London at the Dairy Art Centre, with an exhibition titled Every Angel Has a Dark Side. Bursting onto the New York art scene in the late 1970s, Julian Schnabel became one of America’s most famous living artists. But Schnabel’s artistic career was almost eclipsed by his second passion as a filmmaker. In 1996 he made a biopic of his late friend Jean-Michel Basquiat, played by Jeffrey Wright, which also starred Gary Oldman and David Bowie. […]

Previews: Miss Van x Olek @ Stolen Space

StolenSpace gallery in London is starting of May with double exhibition by female street artists, Miss Van and Olek. Opening on the 9th of May, ‘Glamorous Darkness’ by Miss Van and ‘Let’s Not Get Caught, Let’s Keep Going’ by OLEK will be showing the newest works by two prominent ladies from the street/urban art world. The artists have previously collaborated on public artworks, and exhibited together in many group shows across the world, but this event will be their first two-person show. Through this show both artists will show mutual appreciation for each […]