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Upcoming: Dan Witz – “Prisoners 2012 – 2013” @ Lazarides (Rathbone)

On January 25th, Dan Witz will be making his solo debut with Lazarides at their Rathbone gallery in London. The multi-talented painter and street artist will be sharing paintings from his Prisoner and Mosh Pit series as well as plans to paint one of his prisoner’s images onto London phone boxes. Fans of the NY-based artist will be familiar with his renderings of the frenetic and crowded environment in mosh pits (most recently seen at a New York showing in 2011), but the Prisoner series might be less familiar. Witz partnered […]

Previews: Lucas Price – ‘T.E.A.M. Atlas’ @ Rove Gallery

Expect more pleasant surprises from Lucas Price as his latest body of work is about to be revealed in solo show T.E.A.M. Atlas (an acronym for The Earth As My Atlas). Lucas continues his exploration of cataloguing ephemera within his work, but this time it appears that the work is all rendered or drawn rather than collaged. Rove Gallery in Hoxton Square play host to this latest collection of works comprised of new oil paintings and carbon / graphite drawings. Lucas sent us some images of the […]

Showing: Vhils – “Devoid” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

Vhils has certainly come along way since his days with a chipping hammer next to a Banksy in the Cans Festival of 2008. This is a perfect example of an artist being catapulted onto the main stage for all the right reasons. In recent years, he has had solo shows around the globe including – China, Paris, Brazil, and most recently back in his home away from home at Lazarides in London. There is one thing we can always count on from this young artist, […]

Upcoming / Streets: Vhils – “Devoid” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

With the general opening set for November 29th, Lazarides (Rathbone Place) is ready to present Vhils’ (filmed) first solo with the gallery in over three years. Devoid will be the Portuguese artist’s most comprehensive show to date and feature work that examines the relationship between the individual and the overwhelming force of urban environments, sourcing much of his materials from derelict spaces in the city. Many of the new pieces will reference projects the forceful street agent completed in 2012 in places like Shanghai, Paris, the favelas of Rio and […]

Showing: William Klein + Daido Moriyama @ Tate Modern

The Tate Modern in London recently brought together William Klein (New York) and Daido Moriyama (Tokyo), two of the most iconic photograpers and film-makers of the 20th century, for an excellent retrospective. Experimental photography, film, graphic design and the role of the photo book are the main focus of both artists. With their blurred and grainy style of photography they were able capture some poignant moments of street photography which became the benchmark for future generations in contemporary photography. While visiting the exhibition, don’t miss out on Klein’s […]

Showing: Anthony Lister – “Unslung Heroes” @ The Outsiders (London)

After seeding the streets of London and Newcastle with his public art, it was time for his simultaneous openings at The Outsiders locations in both cities. The new paintings and sculptures by the artist from down under were collectively entitled Unslung Heroes and were mainly loose portraits of after-party revelers, certainly something that Lister has seen plenty of with his high octane lifestyle. Take a look at some shots of the artist and the work from the London showspace below… Photo credit: Ian Cox / Wallkandy. Discuss these shows here. Discuss Anthony Lister here.

Openings: Hiro Kurata – “This Land Was Your Land” @ Ivory & Black

Last week, London saw the first solo there ever from Japanese artist Hiro Kurata at the Ivory & Black in Soho. Entitled This Land Was Your Land, the showing featured his version of the East meets West aesthetic in the form of portraiture that took baseball players as the symbols of his explorations of ideas on wealth, power, race, and culture. The runs through December 7th if you happen to pass through London Town.

Streets: Anthony Lister (London)

If you remember, AM last hung out with Anthony Lister while he was busy getting up and putting on shows in Los Angeles (see video here). The Australian artist is now set to open simultaneous exhibitions next weekend at both Lazarides the Outsiders locations – London & Newcastle. Unslung Heroes will feature portraits of after-party revelers, rendered in his loose style mainly in a red, black and white color palette as well as some sculptural works. Leading up to the show, Lister has in the streets painting mural […]

Preview: Hiro Kurata – “This Land Was Your Land” @ Ivory & Black

Opening Friday night (November 9th) at the Ivory & Black in Soho is Hiro Kurata’s This Land Was Your Land. This exhibition will be the Japanese artist’s first solo in London and will highlight his interpretation of the traditional Western approaches to portraiture and still life with particular attention paid to symbols of wealth and power. “His imaginary heroes – the “Baseball sluggers” – are figures embodied of symbols that reflect the cultural and racial conflict in the modern Western Society, and his confusion between […]

Showing: “Lazarides Presents…” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

Currently showing at Lazarides’ main location (Rathbone Place) is a group exhibition that will give fans an idea of what kind of shows are planned through 2013 with the gallery. Along with some vintage Banksy works, on display were also some sublime paintings form Conor Harrington, new work from Faile with a slight twist, a piece from newcomer Know Hope and more (full list here). Stop by if you are in London through November 22nd. Photo credit: Ian Cox / Wallkandy. Discuss this show here.