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Showing: Jean Jullien – ‘Petrichor’ @Alice Gallery

Following hot on the heals of his recent exhibition in Tokyo, Jean Jullien is currently presenting a new body of work at Alice Gallery in Brussels. The show is entitled Petrichor which is the scent that is released by rain falling on parched soil and which is often linked in our unconsciousness to memory and recollections of the past.  At first sight, Jullien’s synthetist technique and littoral subject matter is reminiscent of the later work of Paul Gaugin. However, Jullien has consciously disengaged from the narrative of Western art history […]

Update: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Rabbit Season”

Recently, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) revealed a series of works he created centered around “ushers between worlds for day dreamers and wandering souls alike.” He was of course referring to the bunnies in his new Rabbit Season pieces, a look at what would have happened if a rabbit had taken the place of Mickey Mouse in Disney’s world. Along with the new paintings, the LA-based artist has also released a collection of clothing based on the new imagery. He further explains – “I have been a huge […]

Previews: Kris Kuksi & Mark Wagner – “Bounty” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tonight at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, Kris Kuksi & Mark Wagner will be opening a joint show entitled Bounty. While both artists take found objects and create assemblages, the materials they use and end results are quite different yet both quite striking. Kuksi arranges elementals model kits, jewelry remnants, and kitsch statuary into architectural frieze like works, complex compositions that reference “historical narratives, biblical subjects, animal worship, architecture, symbolic views on commerce and development, as well as human psychology and behavior.” In contrast, […]

Recap: 2019 Complexcon (Long Beach)

Last weekend, the fourth edition of ComplexCon (also see 2016 & 2017 & 2018) Long Beach once again bought together “pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education” for a unique event. Of course we were there focusing on the art, overseen by Takashi Murakami who once again helped design the brand identity as well as took the opportunity to bring along some of his Kaikai Kiki roster. Take a look at their contributions to this year’s festival as well as photos from other artist’s and their offerings. […]

Studio Visit: DALeast

A couple of weeks ago, we had the privilege to peek inside DALeast’s (interviewed) studio in Berlin as he was preparing the new works for his upcoming solo show which opens on 2nd of November at Hashimoto Contemporary in New York. For his first gallery presentation on the East Coast in over five years, the Chinese-born artist is preparing a selection of works created with different techniques and mediums. We’ve been following the career of DAL for almost a full decade now and we’ve always had a weak […]

Showing: Mr Jago – ‘Rewild’ @ Unit London

Mr Jago’s third solo show at Unit London, entitled Rewild, draws to a close this weekend following a four week run at the Mayfair gallery. The exhibition’s title references the practice of reintroducing keystone species and replanting a landscape’s flora as a mechanism for restoring an ecosystem’s resilience and helping to address more globalized environmental problems. To be properly understood, the exhibition has to be read both as part of the lineal development of the Bristol-based artist’s practice and also within the much wider context of […]

Streets: Tomokazu Matsuyama – Houston & Bowery Mural

Created over the course of 14 days, the newest mural from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) at the iconic Houston & Bowery location is perhaps the most detailed piece painted there to date. Following in the footsteps of long list of worthy artists before him, the locally-based artist with a team of assistants utilized 200 spray cans, approximately 80 gallons of paint, 80 stencils, and 165 markers to cover the 60 x 20 foot wall with a masterpiece featuring Matzu’s special blend of imagery influenced by his cross-cultural heritqge. Photo credit: […]

Showing: Sterling Ruby – “ACTS + TABLE” @ Gagosian (London)

Currently on view at Gagosian’s Britannia Street location in London, ACTS + TABLE features sculptural works from versatile artist Sterling Ruby. For his first showing with the gallery in the UK, the American artist has two series of works on display: ACTS or Absolute Contempt for Total Serenity – urethane blocks with trapped dyes in mid descent placed on top of laminate pedestals that show signs of vandalism (such as scratches, scuff marks, inscriptions, and traces of spray paint) and TABLE – salvaged welding tables affixed with metal pipes, faucets, and frying pans, a sort memorial […]

Previews: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Relazioni Pericolose” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On November 2nd, Corey Helford Gallery will be opening another showing by Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) with a new body of work entitled Relazioni Pericolose (translated to Dangerous Liaisons). Working with a style that draws from her background as an illustrator, the San Marino, Italy-based artist creates imagery that features characters and subject matter that appear innocent at first but on closer inspection quickly reveal darker themes. She further explains – “These new works embody many of the recurring themes and obsessions that inhabit my universe and reveal my ‘darker sides’. The fear of […]

Streets: Nuart 2019 (Part III)

We’ve been waiting for the official round-up video to give you the final look at the murals, installations, and interventions created through Stavanger during the 19th Nuart Festival which took place this past September. With a series of murals and public interventions, 0.5 kilometers of wall space for their indoor show at Tou Scene (covered), the European premiere of Martha: A Picture Story in the presence of Martha Cooper (interviewed) alongside the director Selina Miles, and a series of academic talks, debates, and presentations, Nuart raised […]