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Streets: Nuart 2018 (Part II)

The past weekend marked the opening of the 18th edition of the world-renowned Nuart Festival and once again, AM was there to witness all of it. Different in quite a few aspects than in previous years, the 2018 edition produced a whole new body of new public interventions ranging in size, placement, and medium, while adding to Stavanger’s exceptional street art collection. Due to unfortunate funding cuts this year, festival organizers were forced to slightly change their concept. “It has helped us to re-focus on who we are and what we’re […]

Streets: Nuart 2018 (Part I)

Once again the quiet Norwegian city of Stavanger turned into the world capital of Street Art during the 1st week of September as the 18th edition of Nuart Festival brings an army of artists, creatives, academics, and media to cover the events. Aside from inviting the impressive lineup of 26 international artists to create work through the city, a number of prominent researchers, writers, academics, and journalists to discuss the topics related to Street Art, this year’s event marks the release of the very 1st Nuart […]

Previews: Daniel Arsham – “3018” @ Perrotin Gallery (New York)

This Saturday night (September 8th), Daniel Arsham takes us 1000 years into the future with an expansive new exhibition entitled 3018. Hosted by Perrotin’s New York location, the locally-based artist’s 15th showing with the gallery includes many examples from his oeuvre – all which challenge the viewer to reconsider their ideas architecture & permanence, and to question their senses. Headlining the new body of work of course are his signature “future archeology” objects with two showstoppers that will evoke some nostalgia – a 1981 Delorean, of Back […]

Showing: Jenny Saville – ‘NOW’ @ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh has recently mounted the first major UK survey of the work of British figurative painter Jenny Saville. The exhibition spans a 25 year period demonstrating her progression from a prodigious undergraduate at the country’s leading art school to perhaps one of the most accomplished living painters of the human form.   While studying at the Glasgow School of Art, Saville felt conflicted by both her love of the history of art and her aversion to the […]

Releases: Daniel Arsham – “CRACKED BEAR”

CRACKED BEAR is the latest release from Daniel Arsham, a sculptural edition that invites the participation of the collector. Limited to 500, the bear is made from fabric, plaster, and acrylic paint in an aesthetic that is signature to the New York-based artist’s “Future Archeology” series of works. Once in your hands, he invites you to “to put on the gloves provided and break the plaster reinforcement layer to their desired effect.” Whether you can bring yourself to follow the directions, only you will know once you […]

Previews: Jose Parla – “Echo Of Impressions” @ Ben Brown Fine Art (London)

Echo Of Impressions is set to open on October 3rd at the London branch of Ben Brown Fine Arts, a new solo show from Jose Parla. The new large-scale abstract paintings and sculptural pieces from the New York-based artist continue his practice of documenting his observations of the urban space, referencing these memories to create works that mimic the textures and colors of the cityscape. Parla’s work goes deeper than just exploring the “physical impressions left around the city by time and passers-by” as he also taps into […]

Previews: Erik Mark Sandberg – “Interlude” @ Stephanie Chefas Projects

A week from today (September 7th), Stephanie Chefas Projects in Portland will welcome in Erik Mark Sandberg’s Interlude. The Los Angeles-based artist’s work is quite distinctive, an obsession with overly hairy adolescents bathed in various tinges of color acting as his stand-in’s for the evils of our consumer culture. Sandberg’s technique is quite complex, involving a broad range of natural and synthetic materials, producing a difficult to describe catalog of portraiture over the years – refreshed for this show with a focus on the automotive interior including […]

Previews: Luke Chueh – “ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) first major show in Los Angeles in over three years will be opening a little over a week from now on September 8th at Corey Helford Gallery. Entitled ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED, the new exhibition will be his most eclectic to date as the locally-based artist has had time to prepare some pieces that have been on his mind for some time now. Along with some of the expected painful situations he puts his cartoonish animal characters in, Chueh also explores some more personal, cultural, and conceptual […]

Interviews: Carl Cashman

Art historian Hector Campbell recently sat down with British artist and gallerist Carl Cashman to discuss the creation of his distinctive artistic style, his early artistic influences, love of collecting, and the frustrations he felt as an artist which led to the founding of Semi Skimmed Gallery, whose second group exhibition opens at BSMT Space in Dalston, London on September 6th, and runs until Sept 12th. Hector Campbell (HC): You’ve become renowned for your geometric optical art, particularly since you coined the word ‘Neometry’ in […]

Nuart ’18 / Streets: Snik

Two weeks before the official start of the 18th edition of world-renowned Nuart Festival in Stavanger, exciting news is already arriving from the Norwegian oil capital. Taking this year’s theme to heart, Space Is The Place, and the festival’s aim to encourage artists to  to get off the beaten track and work outside the framework of the festival, art duo Snik created two new pieces, one of which was painted in the arrivals hall of Stavanger airport. Known for their intricate, hand-cut stencil works, Snik has seriously […]