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Releases: Nuart Journal – “Lockdown” EDITION

Barred from their designated playground, the public space, our friends from Nuart festival recently revealed the “lockdown” edition of their efforts with an online launching of the newest issue of Nuart Journal. Originally set to be released during Nuart Aberdeen 2020, in the year that marks the 20th anniversary of the festival, the theme of this year’s event as well as publication, was “Freedom”.  As the writers, artists, critics, academics, and collaborators worked on the issue, the world was entering into a shelter at home phase caused […]

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, […]

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 […]

Releases: Phlegm – “Pandemic Diary”

With the world on hold because of COVID-19, we are hoping that all our readers are staying safe and healthy out there. Things have certainly slowed down here at AM recently because of the virus, but hopefully we will get through this soon and return to sharing more art that we love with you. Many artists are also in the same shoes – stuck at home. The UK-based Phlegm has been documenting these trying times with a Pandemic Diary. The drawings that we can all relate to can […]

Upcoming: Nuart Aberdeen 2020

EDIT: “Following the recommendations of governmental agencies, the decision has been taken to postpone the Nuart Aberdeen festival until further notice. The safety of the public, our artists, crew, and partners is our utmost priority and we will work closely with our Nuart partners in Stavanger and Aberdeen City Council to rearrange this world-class event.” – Nuart Aberdeen 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 […]

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 […]