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Upcoming: Nuart Aberdeen 2020

Longer days and warmer temperatures among other things mean that Nuart Aberdeen is about to take place once again in Scotland’s Granite City. For the fourth consecutive year, the creative force behind Nuart Festival (teamed up with their local partners Aberdeen Inspired and the Aberdeen City Council) will challenge the cultural narrative of the city otherwise most popular for its uniformed Victorian-era architecture and grey granite. After a successful three years, production of a series of groundbreaking public murals, installations, and intervention, and overwhelming support of the […]

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.

Openings: José Parlá – “It’s Yours” @ Bronx Museum

Nobody captures the fabric of the urban environment like José Parlá – the textures, layers, and traces left by city dwellers. It’s Yours (inspired by T La Rock’s song of the same name) is the Cuban-Ameircan artist’s first solo museum exhibition in New York City, and well deserved, seeing as he has spent years documenting the walls and surfaces of the boroughs with his abstraction and graffiti-inspired calligraphy. On view through August 16th at the Bronx Museum, the show features large-scale paintings, Parlá’s sketchbooks and drawings from age ten […]

Showing: Todd “REAS” James – “Warm Welcome” @ Eighteen Gallery

Following up on his show there in 2018 (covered), Todd “REAS” James recently opened another solo at Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen entitled Warm Welcome. Continuing to work on interior spaces in his signature cartoonish style, the NYC-based artist has inserted iconography of a certain era of youth in some of the new paintings – posters and record sleeves of artists like RUN DMC, Iron Maiden, De La Soul, Slayer, Wu Tang, B-52s and such luminaries of that time. James has also created some pieces in black and white, a contrast […]

Previews / POW! WOW! Hawaii ’20: Thinkspace – “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement VII”

Continuing to collaborate with POW! WOW! Hawaii (2020 edition started this weekend), Thinkspace will putting their Exploring The New Contemporary Movement VII group show at Wade Warehouse (449 Cooke Street) on view from February 11-15. Over 100 artists were asked to create something on 12″x 12″ panels for the exhibition including Aaron De La Cruz, ABCNT, Abigail Goldman, Adam Caldwell, Ador, Alex Garant, Alex Pardee , Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Andrew Schoultz, AngelOnce, Anthony Ausgang, Anthony Hurd, Anthony Solano, Atomik, Baldur Helgason, Bier en Brood, Brad Woodfin, […]

Previews: Barry McGee – “Potato Sack Body” @ Galerie Perrotin (Tokyo)

Following up on his show at Perrotin (Hong Kong) at the end of last year, Barry McGee is opening a solo at the gallery’s Tokyo space today. Entitled Potato Sack Body, the exhibition features many of the San Francisco-based artist’s familiar caricatures, geometric patterns, and text rendered on a series of multi-panel paintings, framed works, individually painted ceramics and bottles, and repurposed found objects. In association with this showing, McGee will be releasing a new zine as well as collaborating with BEAMS to release a range of limited edition […]

Streets: Bushfire Brandalism (Australia)

Last week, a new public art initiative took place on the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, when 41 Australian artists brandalized or replaced 78 advertising posters with bespoke thought-provoking images and messages. Following the ongoing efforts initiated by now international movement Brandalism, the newly installed images speak to the current climate crisis seen via devastating drought and unprecedented bush fires. As a direct reaction to the feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness experienced nationwide in recent weeks, the posters promote direct access to relevant information with over […]

Previews: Telmo Miel @ Thinkspace Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Dutch street artists Telmo Miel will be opening a solo show entitled Encounters at Thinkspace Gallery. Mixing photo-realistic elements with surreal touches in a unique style that oftentimes utilizes a glitch-like overlaid composition, the Netherlands based duo have created a new body of work that finds inspirations from their years of nomadic travels. Take a look are more preview images below… Discuss Telmo Miel here.

Releases: Mobstr x Karborn – “HUH?” Anti Gravity Sculpture

Mobstr (interviewed) and Karborn recently collaborated on an intriguing new sculptural edition (unfortunately sold out). The set combined one of Mobstr’s most recognized reoccuring text based public works and Karborn’s anonymous figures. The HUH? release was in an edition of 10, with each letter measuring approximately 8 x 10 cm and featuring some “anti gravity” effects (seen in video here). ⁣ Discuss Mobstr here.

Streets: DALeast (New York)

Last month in New York, DALeast (interviewed) completed a piece for the The L.I.S.A Project NYC that really utilizes to great effect the unique style of mural making that he is known for. Featuring a frenetic amalgamation of kinetic strokes, the wall pops with contrasts between the paint and the brick wall as well as the blue and reds while highlighting the Chinese-born artist’s continued focus on wildlife. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: @pixelatedstreets. Discuss DALeast here.