Currently showing in Detroit at Library Street Collective is a four person exhibition featuring contributions from Paul Kremer, Mark Flood, MOMO, and REVOK. Entitled Machine Show and curated by Kremer, the focus was on the unique art-making tools, processes, and methodology behind their work. On display are the organic abstractions from Kremer created by dropping paint on rotating easels of his own design, the signature lace paintings from Flood, examples of pieces created by MOMO’s Wall Eater winch which tears carefully arranged drawings from behind glued paper, […]
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At the end of September, the people behind POW! WOW! Hawaii held their event celebrating culture, music and art in a new country – South Korea. Hitting seven locations in Seoul (Sangdo-dong, Yeonnam-dong, Mullae-dong, Hongdae, Sookmyung Womens’ University, Hapjeong, Janghanpyeong) in eight days, five local artists Jay Flow, Royyal Dog, Xeva, Sixcoin, Yoon Hyup and five overseas artists, Andrew Hem, Cryptik, Jasper Wong, Tristan Eaton, and Persue gave the public a chance to see their live mural painting. Check out a photo recap (including the collaboration between […]
Currently in London, Kehinde Wiley has a powerful new show on view at the Stephen Friedman Gallery entitled In Search Of The Miraculous. Diverging a bit from his signature portraiture, the American artist has painted seascapes for his new body of work with references to the current migrant crisis and to the dark history of slavery. Continuing his practice of posing urban youths in place of the usual subjects in classic master paintings, Wiley has chosen to remix favorites from art history ranging from 17th-century Dutch nautical […]
Several weeks ago we got to visit the studio of Sainer, one of two members of the infamous Etam Cru from Poland. We wanted to check out the groundbreaking new body of work for his upcoming Paris show opening on the 2nd of December at Openspace Gallery, as well as to hear what else the street art duo is up to these days. Some two months after his partner Bezt had a solo show in NYC (covered), Sainer will be opening what is shaping up to be his […]
After a successful show in Detroit (covered), Faile (featured) has turned their attention to their next project. Entitled Stages, the new exhibition opening on December 2nd at Galerie Springmann in Berlin will feature some more painterly and graffiti-laced works as well as some of the Brooklyn-based duo’s puzzle-based works. Judging from some of the photos of the Patricks working, there will be some large-scale pieces as well. Discuss Faile here. Discuss this show here.
Recently in Beirut, Lebanon, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada (featured) completed a mural entitled Connection with support from BAD (Built by Associative Data). The wall now (commissioned by Beirut Digital District) features a young boy exploring an electric circuit board, touching on the need for innovation and education in building a better future for the country. Taking a full ten days for the Cuban-American artist to complete, the piece deftly navigates various architectural elements to spread across the structure. Discuss Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada here.
More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sells for record $450 million, most expensive painting of all time. Timeline of how the painting went from £45 to $450 Million in 59 Years. Some psychoanalysis. Perhaps some marketing helped the cause. Some reactions on social media as well as some who find the sale tasteless & distasteful. James Turrell building an observatory in Roden Crater. A review of Shepard Fairey’s new exhibition. JR’s Inside […]
Last weekend, Shepard Fairey (featured) graced his hometown with an expansive exhibition at a converted Chinatown warehouse (1650 Naud Street), his first showing in Los Angeles in nearly 10 years. Presented by Library Street Collective, Damaged featured over 200 artworks created since 2015 ranging in technique and medium. Rounding out the body of work are sculptural pieces, an old school printing press with a special satirical newspaper made especially for this occasion, as well as repurposed objects like a phone booth. The imagery used speak to the political […]
This Thursday night, November 14th, Tiffany Bozic’s newest solo show will open at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Entitled Spectrum, the new exhibition will feature 12 acrylic on maple panel works that highlight her skill with wood grain as well as deft use of negative place. Painting with her love for all creatures of the natural world, Bozic is able to capture the fragility of our ecosystem with her surreal compositions, eliciting a emotional response from the viewer. Discuss Tiffany Bozic here.
Recently in Poland, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) was invited in to create a series of seven installations for a public arts project curated by Michał Bieżyński – Lodz Murals. Working along Piotrkowska street, the American artist stationed a few pieces at ground level and left some that passersby had to look up to see. As per his usual practice, the works were riffs on the human form and their effectiveness hinged on the element of surprise and clever placement. Photo credit: Rafaà Tomczyk. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.