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Streets: Nuart Aberdeen 2020 – Lock Down Past Up

Attending every edition of the festival since the inaugural 2017, we were very much looking forward to reuniting with our Nuart family for the fourth edition of now indefinitely postponed Nuart Aberdeen 2020 Festival. But, as it was to be expected with the event and the group of people around it, simply canceling and giving up on the dream wasn’t an option. After digitally launching Nuart Journal: Issue IV earlier this month (covered), they recently released Nuart’s Lockdown, Paste Up project which enables the cast of international artists […]

Publications / Streets: JR – “Finding Hope” For Time 100

For their annual TIME 100 issue, the news magazine decided to pivot their focus to COVID-19 by asking their TIME  100 alumns to share any for insights on some of the challenges of what we are all facing in navigating the new realities of the pandemic. Participants this year include Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, and as you can see from the cover, artist JR (interviewed), a 2018 TIME  100 honoree. The French street artist, who had the coronavirus himself weeks ago and has recovered, […]

Releases: Daniel Arsham – “PIKACHU Editions”

Alongside the Chinese exclusive WHITE CRYSTALIZED PIKACHU (available through the Archive Editions WeChat Mini-program), Daniel Arsham will also be releasing BLUE CRYSTALIZED PIKACHU on his website on April 24th (12 Noon Eastern Time) These editions are the first inklings of the New York-based artist’s collaboration with the Pokémon company and the animators from their studio. Hand-sculpted and casted in resin and aluminum oxide, the blue version will be produced in a run of 500 and includes a Arsham Editions holographic label verifying its edition number and authenticity. As a […]

Releases: James Jean – “The Editor – Cutaway” Print

On April 21st (10 AM Japan Time), James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a stunning new print through Adachi Hanga with proceeds going towards the institute’s mission of preserving of the traditional art of Japanese woodcut printing techniques by training young artisans and holding workshops. Entitled The Editor – Cutaway and priced at 100,000 yen (framed) and 80,000 yen (unframed), the edition (limited to 100) is the fourth collaboration between the American artist and Adachi Hanga and is the result of a detail intensive process utilizing 8 hand carved wood […]

Banksy – “Working From Home”

Forced to spend more time at “home” during the lock down, Banksy recently shared an image of what his creative mind is capable of when looking for an outlet. The bathroom scene features a pack of his infamous rats wreaking havoc on the toilet, sink, mirror, and amenities. His cheeky one-liner explains – “my wife hates it when I work from home.” Take a look at more details in the photos below… Discuss Banksy here.

Pejac – “Stay Art Home” Campaign

With the COVID-19 crisis engulfing the world, Pejac has revived his old concept of miniature window drawings interacting with the life outside to start a new public art campaign. Through #STAYARTHOMEPEJAC initiative, the Spanish artist hopes to help people explore their creativity from the safety of their home by utilizing pens, brushes, papers, and scissors while using the backdrop of real life outside your window as inspiration. Share your contribution through the #STAYARTHOMEPEJAC hashtag on social media.

Showing: Carlos Ramirez – “A Faster Hallelujah” @ Thinkspace

Galleries are off limits at the moment – so you will have to be satisfied with photos from the current show at Thinkspace by Carlos Ramirez. Formerly half of the artistic duo from Coachella, the Date Farmers, Ramirez continues in the vein of their former work with a series of paintings, mixed media pieces, and sculptures created from found objects scavenged from various desert locales. A Faster Hallelujah features works that deal with social and political issues of the working class, a raw blend of influences from his Mexican-American experience, Catholic symbolism, elements from the natural world […]

Showing: Mark Whalen – “Gentle Reminders” @ Over The Influence (Hong Kong)

Currently at the Over The Influence’s Hong Kong space, Mark Whalen (featured) has a show on view featuring 10 new sculptural works and a series of wall–hung reliefs. Gentle Reminders is a followup to the gallery’s show with the American artist at their Los Angeles space last year (covered) and continues his totemic sculptural works. Along with his signature stacks of heads, body parts, and everyday objects, the installation of of the new body of work also includes handwritten post-it notes that give insight into the studio process. Discuss Mark […]

Previews: “Fantastical Beasts” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On April 18th, Corey Helford Gallery will be virtually opening a new group show entitled Fantastical Beasts featuring work from over 50 artists from across the globe (including Sarah Folkman – seen above). Focusing in on mythological creatures, the show lets the participants’ creative juices flow with their renderings and sculptures of beasts from their imagination. Take a look at more preview images below…                          

Streets: Meggs (Melbourne)

Recently completed at the La Trobe University in Melbourne, Megg’s new piece utilizes his signature blue and red palette to perfection. Inspired by “the constant growth and flow of natural elements and creative ideas,” the Australian-born artist included native Eucalyptus, a Wedge Tailed Eagle feather, a duck feather, and a charred leaf in the composition. The mural expertly navigates some unique architectural components, blending in nicely with the interiors of the place of higher learning. Photo credit: Lloyd Knowles. Discuss Meggs here.