We haven’t heard much from Italian street muralist Blu recently, but hopefully this new mural he just painted in Rome is a sign of things heating up for the prolific artist. The piece featuring interlocking cars was painted on the side of ALEXIS, an old building from the twenties which has been abandoned for years, but recently occupied by a group of intrepid students. It is named after Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was killed in 2008 by Greek police in Athens. Discuss Blu here.
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This weekend in Rome, Miss Van will be presenting new works at the Dorothy Circus Gallery collectively entitled Wild At Heart. For her first Italian solo show, the street femme fatale will be offering up various drawings and paintings on canvas, wood, and paper as well as two collaboration pieces with artist Dan Quintana (whom she also collaborated with recently on some public art murals in Los Angeles). More preview pics below… Discuss Miss Van here.
After painting a brilliant mural in Spain for the DesOrdes Creativas Festival back in July, Italian street savant Blu has surfaced in Rome with another detailed wall. This piece seen at greyhound track, under Ponte Marconi features renderings of classic roman sculptures but updated with a modern twist – religious figures, politicians, the KKK, and even the couch potato make an appearance. Check out more details in the photos below… Via StreetArtNews. Discuss Blu here.
On June 14h, the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Italy will be playing host to a new body of work from Seattle-based painter Scott Musgrove. Fame I’m Going To Live Forever will be sure to include many of his signature surreal lifeforms, introducing fans in Rome to many new species that they never knew existed. Judging from these first preview images, he’ll also have familiar creatures from the deep juxtaposed in unfamiliar environments, perhaps referencing environmental issues he has touched on in his work before. Discuss […]
As you saw in our first teaser article, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) has been busy in Rome working the streets and preparing for his show at Wunderkammern opening this Saturday night, March 17th. This exhibition, Living Layers, will no doubt feature much of the work that has been popping up around the Italian city and leaves us excited to see what the opening holds. Take a look at the other pieces after the jump…
On the 17th of March, Wunderkammern in association with MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma) will be presenting the first Italian solo exhibition by Mark Jenkins (interviewed), a continuation of the Living Layers project. This comes on the heels of his first solo in Germany (covered) in January and again will feature his skill with urban interventions and the reactions of the viewer to the unexpected. So, if you are on the streets of Rome, keep your eyes peeled for works from the American artist. Another look after […]
After a showing in Amsterdam last November, LUDO (interviewed) continues his exploration of his Nature’s Revenge theme with a new exhibition in Rome. Opening its doors to a new body of work last weekend, Wunderkammern Gallery was taken over by the Parisian street artist’s vengeful creatures in the form of his ad interventions, sculptures, paper pieces, and pastes over found objects. More photos after the jump…
Has anyone taken up Damien Hirst’s The Complete Spot Challenge? AM will be visiting and covering as many of the Gagosian openings for you as possible now that January 12th is here, but hopefully someone out there will be able to attend all eleven locations (New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong) at some point. “Included in the exhibition are more than 300 paintings, from the first spot on board that Hirst created in 1986; to the smallest spot painting comprising half […]
In anticipation of the ambitious Three Amigos three-part extravaganza – a series of three separate yet unified solo shows with Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, and Dash Snow at three different yet equally symbolic venues in Rome – Gagosian Gallery attempted to kick things off in advance with a solo from the one artist they represent; Dan Colen. Entitled Trash, the body of work is a massive departure from the body of work showing concurrently at Rome’s Palazzo Rospigliosi and stays true to its signifier in […]
Dorothy Circus definitely picked the right artist for their 5th anniversary show in Joe Sorren (featured). The Flagstaff-based artist will be present five new luminous paintings collectively entitled In A Garden Where, with the public opening set for October 8th in Rome. Joe will be in town to greet his fans as well as sign his new book, so here is your chance to meet the renowned painter in person if you are local. More preview images after the jump…