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Upcoming: Persue – “Wet Paint Shanghai”

Coming up on August 13th, Dave Persue will be bringing his series of paintings utilizing MTA “WET PAINT” signs as a canvas to China. Wet Paint Shanghai will feature the New York-based artist’s work as well as those of his collaborators, many of which share his background in graffiti and love for the New York’s subway train system as inspiration. Participants including Eric HAZE, REVOLT, WANE, 123KLAN (SCIEN & KLOR), WOW123, RATH, XEME, JAYFLOW, Mike Giant, CARATOES, Tristan Eaton, HASLR, DEZIO, CAN2, PANDEMIC, KEO, MAST, SPOT, Greg […]

Showing: “Takashi Murakami In Wonderland” @ Perrotin Gallery (Shanghai)

Last week, Takashi Murakami In Wonderland opened at Perrotin Gallery’s Shanghai location, the Japanese artist’s first solo in China. For his largest gallery show to date in Asia, the Superflat movement founder has chosen to focus on the evolution of his signature “Mr. DOB” character who he states is used as a self-portrait after 20 years of history together. Ranging from single-panel canvases to a large 15-meter-long acrylic painting mounted on an aluminum frame, as well as a monumental 250 cm sculpture, the body of work […]

Showing: Seth Globepainter – “Like Child’s Play” @ MoCA Shanghai

Continuing to cultivate his longstanding love for Chinese culture and interest in working in China, Seth Globepainter opened up a show at MoCA Shanghai last month entitled Like Child’s Play. As referenced by the title, the exhibition is centered around the French artist’s signature child characters featuring paintings, wall murals, clever installations, sculptural pieces, and photos of the 17 murals he painted in the surrounding city of children playing with iconic Chinese toys. While innocent on the surface, Seth’s works often touch on series issues as […]

Upcoming: Liu Bolin – “The Distance To The Eyes” @ Magda Danysz

On May 23rd in Shanghai, Magda Danysz will be hosting a new show from Liu Bolin entitled The Distance To The Eyes, his third solo with the gallery. The series of new photographs which includes the Chinese artist painted over and blending into the scenery (as per his usual technique), see him taking a provocative turn with his work by hacking institutional websites where some images have been changed with him hiding in the image. The clever new series is like a performance inside the worldwide web. He further states – “With […]

Upcoming: KAWS – “CLEAN SLATE” @ Shanghai Time Square

On May 15th, a colossal sculptural work from KAWS will be unveiled at Piazza of Shanghai Times Square. This is not the first time the American artist has put on display something like this for his Chinese fans as you may remember the same sculpture from last year in Hong Kong (covered). With the seven meter tall version of his iconic Companion figure holding two smaller characters in his arms standing guard, visitors and residents of the largest city in China will certainly get a good […]

Previews: Ludo – “Fly Me To The Moon” @ Magda Danysz Gallery (Shanghai)

Ludo (interviewed) is currently in Shanghai, putting the final touches on the works for his upcoming solo show opening on March 21st at Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai. Fly Me To The Moon is a project that includes works that the young French artist worked on during his visits since November 2014 until March 2015. During these visits he pasted many street works around Shanghai and Hong Kong, soaked in the visuals and the energy of the locales, but also collected materials for producing gallery works. His signature imagery […]

Streets: Seth Globepainter (China)

Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter spent the last few weeks of 2014 travelling and painting around China. Familiar with the country and the culture after visiting several times in the past, the French artist and world explorer was able to leave his mark around different areas of Shanghai. Always trying to connect his work with local culture, symbols and familiar elements, his dreamy characters got a Chinese makeover during this trip. Painted wearing recognizable uniforms and clothing, familiar hairstyles, or surrounded with Chinese text, his emotive works subtly […]

Streets: Ludo (Hong Kong / Shanghai)

Right after releasing his recent limited edition lithograph (covered), Ludo (interviewed) traveled back to Hong Kong and China, and pasted some fresh works there. Continuing his ongoing Chaos Theory theme with butterflies as a signature character, in Hong Kong he left an image of a butterfly with handcuffs holding his wings along with the Both Sides of a Gun image he introduced in France back in August. These new pieces are probably referring to the  turbulent situation in the country and the clashes of protesters with the […]

Previews: Gary Baseman – “The Door Is Always Open” @ K11 (Shanghai)

Continuing to tour the world, Gary Baseman (interviewed) and his The Door Is Always Open has reached Shanghai. Opening tonight with over 500 pieces of art and art objects, his fans in China will enjoy some of what other collectors saw back in Taipei & Los Angeles. Stop by for a look yourself through March 5th… Discuss Gary Baseman here.

Streets: Ludo (Shanghai)

Only few weeks after opening his solo show in London (covered), Ludo took off on another adventure continuing to spread his imagery around the world. Following up on his series of public works he’s already done in Thailand and Japan earlier this year, the French artist recently visited China and manage to leave his mark in one of the most restricted and controlled countries. Placing his green & black pasteups on some ruined buildings somewhere in Shanghai, Ludo combined nicely his recognizable post apocalyptic imagery with […]