Last week was a major one on the annual calendar of the San Francisco contemporary art scene and the event that anchored it all was the FOG Design + Art fair, held at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Combining the best from all over the world in the categories of visual art and design, the fair featured 53 exhibitors and among them were household names such as Gagosian, Perrotin, Blum & Poe, and David Zwirner. It was also more than a typical fair, as it […]
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André & Futura have joined forces for a unique collaborative show at Danysz Gallery in Paris with their signature pictorial characters. Aptly entitled Chez Nous, the exhibition presents a series of unseen works where they answer each other and merge their energetic painterly gestures. Futura’s otherworldly characters, such as the Pointman, echo Saraiva’s whimsical Mr A. dancing figures, as if their pictorial alter egos were enjoying themselves as much as both artists did in this adventure. The show is on view until the 9th of […]
Over the weekend in Taiwan, fans of KAWS experienced what their counterparts in Seoul felt (covered) when the American artist’s impressive HOLIDAY companion sculpture was revealed. Produced in a sitting position rather then laying down, the 36 meter tall inflatable figure relaxed itself at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei and will be on view through the 27th of this month. Check out more photos of the event made possible with the help of AllRightsReserved & JFJ Productions. Photo credit: @rkrkrk, @songmatin, @cchhii611, @s.yin.h, @nk7, and the artist. Discuss KAWS here.
After creating murals for Empellón Taqueria in New York a few years ago (covered), Jeff Soto (interviewed) has returned to paint for another restaurant from chef Alex Stupak. Empellón Al Pastor in the Pod 39 Hotel features three pieces from the Riverside, California-based artist utilizing his signature imagery. Soto explains – “I worked with an eye towards symmetry and math, with organic forms balancing geometric shapes. I put emphasis on complimentary colors that would add to the warm browns and oranges of the wood and tile decor. Chef Alex, being an […]
Continuing to expand on a recent body of work last seen in Hong Kong (covered), Mr. will be opening a new show tomorrow night (January 19th) at Perrotin Gallery in Paris. Entitled Mr.’s Melancholy Walk Around the Town, the new work from the Superflat movement artist features more of his anime inspired works portraying young girls in a ero-kawaii style, made personal when considering it is billed as a “wider reflection upon solitude, social anxiety, impotence and fear.” Check out more photos of the setup below… Photos courtesy of ©︎2011-2018 […]
Later today in Taiwan, KAWS will be unveiling the next iteration of his KAWS:HOLIDAY program after its debut in Seoul last year (covered). On view at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall between January 19 and 27 in Taipei will be the New York-based artist’s largest work to date, a 36-meter tall inflatable version of his signature Companion figure. Accompanying this public art display will be a series of vinyl figures that mirror the new piece as well as some sweet plates, t-shirts, and totes. Those interested can look to Ding Dong […]
Last weekend, north San Diego saw the opening of YESNIK’s latest solo show at the LUX Art Institute in Encinitas. On view through the end of March, the museum exhibition features paintings, sculpture, and murals where the locally-based artist reimagines the textures, colors, and shapes of the natural world into abstract totemic compositions. The work is a continuation of his recent direction where he explores “societal fragmentation through the invention of figures made of vibrant colors and flat shapes, taking on dimensionality as they teeter in […]
Showing through the end of this week at Joshua Liner in New York is Riusuke Fukahori’s Goldfish Blossoms. For his third and largest solo yet with the gallery, the Yokohama-based artist has produced a wide selection of his signature acrylic and resin paintings of goldfish. Swimming in Japanese household objects and handmade vessels, the fish appear astonishingly three dimensional with the artist’s layered resin painting technique leading to an illusion of depth and realism. Coupling this skill in tricking the eye with Fukahori’s playful choice of items to house the freshwater […]
Currently in Amsterdam, Daniel Arsham just opened a show entitled Static Mythologies at Ron Mandos Galerie featuring a diverse selection of works. Along with the European debut of his immersive installation Lunar Garden, the American artist has also included examples of his eroded sculptures and the newer masked sculptures. This exhibition coincides with his soon to be opened show at the Moco Museum. Photo credit: @SashaBogojev Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
A couple nights ago, Erik Parker’s new show opened at Mary Boone Gallery’s 5th Avenue space in New York. New Soul is a fresh body of work dominated by the locally-based artist’s series of tondos, his first time working with circular canvases. Utilizing his signature saturated palette, Parker has created lush landscapes with pools of water framed with vegetations spilling from the edges, with the view offered like peering into a hidden cartoon paradise. Also seen in the selection of works are face paintings, augmented […]