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Showing: Roby Dwi Antono – “Epos” @ Thinkspace

Showing through this weekend at Thinkpace in Los Angeles, Roby Dwi Antono’s Epos mesmerizes viewers with the deep gazes of his surreal characters. Drawing you in with their starry eyes, the Indonesian artist’s subjects in this particular show are placed in compositions that draw inspiration from things any child (or adult for that matter) would be fascinated with – Ultraman & dinosaurs. Along with oil paintings, the exhibition also includes drawings, studies and works on cardboard, as well as a large striking sculptural edition (seen above). Photo credit: […]

Openings: “KAWS: WHAT PARTY” @ Brooklyn Museum

Tonight in New York, the Brooklyn Museum opened KAWS: WHAT PARTY to the public, featuring more than 100 works including drawings, paintings, sculptures, smaller collectibles, furniture, and larger-than-life COMPANION figures. The comprehensive exhibition is surprisingly the Brooklyn-based artist’s first major museum survey in New York, touching on the highlights of his 25 year career from his early rarely seen graffiti drawings and notebooks, to examples his now famous xx-eyed characters painted on fashion ads in phone booths and bus shelters, to the continuation of this figurative work into the fine […]

Streets: Banksy (Bristol)

Delivering an early Christmas present to the people of Bristol, Banksy has painted a new work depicting a sneezing pensioner in the neighborhood of Totterdown. The area acquired its name because the steepness of the hills make it appear that the terrace houses are tottering, or tumbling, down the precipitous slope towards the River Avon below. The piece itself is located on Vale Street which at 22° is the steepest residential street in the UK and the native West Country artist has played with these angles […]

Releases: Tim Biskup – Wooden & Bronze “Helper” Figure

One of Tim Biskup’s (featured) most iconic characters has been released as a new sculptural edition through Limited by Solo. Helper has been created in resin in a run of 50 with either a wooden or oxidized finish and will set you back 900€. True fans of one-eyed creature of which the American artist describes as “what a man becomes when he believes he knows the will of God” can purchase a one-off bronze version for 1,800€. Head over here if you want to to add these to your […]

Showing: Masakatsu Sashie – “The Patch” @ KP Projects

Currently at  KP Projects in Los Angeles, Masakatsu Sashie has another show on view featuring his striking levitating orbs of urban amalgamations. Oftentimes suspended over post-apocalyptic landscapes, the floating spheres from the Japanese are like self-contained worlds that are at the same time stylistically retro and futuristic – “hovering gracefully between the worlds of a nostalgic past and a potentially dystopian future.” Along with a selection of oil paintings, Sashie was also included some intricate drawings or what look to be studies to the exhibition. Photo credit: […]

Showing: James Jarvis – “Transcendental Idealism” @ Nanzuka

Showing through this weekend, Transcendental Idealism is James Jarvis’ (interviewed) latest show with NANZUKA in Tokyo. Held partly at 3110NZ by LDH Kitchen in Aobadai Nakameguro, the exhibition will also include a concurrent presentation of the artist’s works at the gallery’s Shibuya space. Taking its title from the Immanuel Kant theory which “argues that the conscious subject cognizes the objects of experience not as they are in themselves, but only the way they appear to us under the conditions of our sensibility,” the new body of work from the British artist […]

Streets: Banksy (Nottingham)

Making good use of a prop, Banksy has struck again with some covert art-making in the city of Nottingham in the UK. Stenciled in behind a dilapidated bike with a missing wheel, a girl can be seen using the said tire sans spokes as a hula hoop. Painted on the wall of a salon on Rothesay Avenue, the whimsical piece has already attracted local vandals to spray over it despite being protected by perspex and being cleaned multiple times. Photo credit: @mikespencer58, @mary_christina90, @rossswift, and […]

Showing: Vhils – “Momentum” @ Danysz Gallery (Paris)

Earlier this week, Danysz Gallery’s space in Paris presented a selection of new works from Vhils (interviewed). Entitled Momentum, the exhibition begins a new cycle of reflection that focuses on the idea of fossilization – “of capturing various symbolic material elements from our present-day culture in order to preserve them for the future as a fossil-like memory of the current times.” Further refining his unique techniques of mark-making, the Lisbon-based artist has created a compelling new set of works that demonstrate the breadth of his practice. Vhils further […]

Showing: Jonathan Chapline – “Virtual Window” @ Hawkins Ferry House

Jonathan Chapline recently unveiled a unique exhibition entitled Virtual Window, which was staged at the Hawkins Ferry House, built to display the namesake’s collection of modern art on the shores of Lake St. Clair. Working off a selection of historical images, blueprints and present day images of the architectural space as well as Ferry’s collection (most of which was posthumously donated to the Detroit Institute of Art), the Brooklyn-based artist created four large paintings, a diptych portraying elongated arched windows, and a sculpture inspired by Giacometti’s Standing […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey – “Voting Rights Are Human Rights” (Milwaukee)

Shepard Fairey (interviewed) recently completed a new mural in Milwaukee entitled Voting Rights Are Human Rights. Created in collaboration with local artists Tyanna Buie, Niki Johnson, Tom Jones, Claudio Martinez, and Dyani Whitehawk, the wall brings attention to voter suppression, something especially prevalent in Wisconsin which often targets communities of color. Painted on the side of the Colby Abbot Building in downtown, the piece’s central figure is based on a mid-60’s civil rights march photo by Steve Shapiro. Learn more about the project here. Photo credit: @jonathanfurlong & @nikijohnsonstudio. Discuss Shepard […]