After several months of traveling and creating murals, ROA opened a new solo with Dorothy Circus Gallery on October 31st, introducing some fresh indoor works. Titled Suovetaurilia, the show is dedicated to Rome and its audience, as it refers to the ancient ritual animal sacrifice of a pig (sus), a sheep (ovis) and a bull (tauris) common at one time in the area. With this exhibition, the prolific Belgian artist is connecting the Rome in the distant past, where thousands of exotic animals were killed for people’s entertainment, with the contemporary […]
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On Thursday, the 30th of October, Sainer and Bezt, teamed up as Etam Cru, opened their first Italian show at Varsi Gallery in Rome. The young artistic duo that has been getting a lot of attention with their large scale murals worldwide but also with their fine art works, introduced a new body of work titled Bedtime Stories. For this show, the Polish artists created a coherent installation, painting the walls and floor of the gallery with their recognizable symbols – skulls, mushrooms, crowns, etc. Introducing […]
Sainer and Bezt, better known as Etam Cru, are opening their first Italian solo show at Galleria Varsi in Rome, tonight, the 30th of October. Titled Bedtime Stories, this show is curated by Marta Gargiulo, and will present new canvases by the young Polish artists as well as several new drawings. Known for their large scale murals (they’re just finishing their latest one on a eight story building in Rome), the artists created mainly big canvases for this show. The duo will continue their usual style of works for this exhibition – surrealist imagery showing […]
On October 4th, Wunderkammern will be opening a solo from Spanish silhouette master Sam3 entitled Monumental. The exhibition will mark the beginning of the gallery’s new art project entitled Limitless which will see four other international street artists take turns presenting new bodies of work and public art in Rome. First up is this sweet new wall painted with Sam3’s shadow technique as well as upcoming indoor works featuring ceramics, paper, and canvas works. Photo credit: Giorgio Coen Cagli (courtesy Wunderkammern). Discuss Sam3 here.
Spanish artist Liqen, was recently in San Basillio in Rome, Italy, contributing to the ongoing Sanba festival by creating two impressive murals in town. Known for his detailed illustrative technique, and meaningful images, the first wall he painted has a very strong social message. Based on one of his recent ink drawings, recently shared online, the first piece features a huge rake plowing the ground, cleansing it of everything man-made and allowing nature to take over. Being in Italy, the home of the Roman empire, street muralist added […]
On April 12th, Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome will be hosting a new solo show from Naoto Hattori. Nothing But Perception will be the second exhibition with the gallery and will feature 11 brand new artworks from the Japanese artist. Rendered beautifully in amazing detail, the surreal portraits and psychedelic imagery is sure to delight Hattori’s fans in Italy. Discuss Naoto Hattori here.
On Friday, 4th of April, Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome opened the first Italian solo show by Aakash Nihalani. Famous for his street installations and works that play with geometry, perspective and optical illusion, the NYC-based artist created a whole new body of work for this show. More similar to his recent street interventions, the new work is even flatter but at the same time even more dimensional and interactive. And, it’s his ability to create such contradictory effects that makes his art so special and curious. Focusing […]
On February 15th, Ray Caesar (interviewed 2011, 2013) will be opening his first European solo exhibition at the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome. Entitled The Trouble With Angels, the show will feature new and old works from the Canada-based artist, created painstakingly with 3D modeling programs and released as limited editions and one offs. Featuring surreal characters and backgrounds that appear innocent and sinister at the same time, much of his imagery is influenced by what he has seen from his time working at a children’s hospital as […]
Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome is launching their international project Public and Confidential on Sept 28th with the opening of a solo show by Brooklyn based artist, Dan Witz. Referring to the phrase often used to classify secret documents, the idea is to explore the works of artists that are active both in public and private spheres. The project will span through 2013-2014, an will include other artists such as Rero (Paris), Agostino Iacurci (Rome/Nuremberg), Aakash Nihalani (New York City), and Jef Aerosol (Paris). Dan Witz has been one of the pioneers […]
Coming up this weekend (May 3rd), Mondopop will be presenting the Suggestivism in Rome at the Casa dell’Architettura / Acquario Romano. The exhibition is curated by Nathan Spoor and is the encore to an amazing show (covered) back in 2011 in Southern California featuring an all-star roster of artists. This time around, another set of great participants have been assembled including Esao Andrews, Mia Araujo, Julian Callos, Cam de Leon, Ron English, Yoko d’Holbachie, Charlie Immer, Kris Lewis, Jason Limon, Chris Mars, Dan May, Jeff […]