Lj Galerie in Paris is currently hosting a solo show by American street art stalwart, Swoon, until the 15th of January. Motherlands is Swoon’s third solo show in the French capital and it opened on the 30th of November. For this show, the US-based artist created a series of hand-painted linocut prints on mylar, which are composed into a site specific installation inside the gallery space. The main part of the exhibition is displayed in the basement, where different familiar images are blended together in […]
Headlining our Rewind feature this week is a look at the incredibly intricate and ornate sculptural assemblages by Kris Kuksi. We already stopped by ourselves at the Joshua Liner Gallery to take look for ourselves (see our photo set here), but check out some footage of the incredible work below from Vernissage TV. Paolo Troilo, the artist who uses only his fingers to paint with. Ken Butler creates instruments from trash. Interview with Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe about their hotel room at 21c Museum Hotel […]
On the 22nd of November, UTBNYC will be opening their first charity benefit show entitled Home Sweet Home. For this exhibition, they invited 30 artists from all over the world to participate and help the cause. The list of the participating artists include some of the NYC’s notable names in graffiti, street art and urban art, showing and offering their works along with their colleagues from all over the world including Swoon, Miss Bugs, Faile, Judith Supine, RAE, Martin Whatson, EELUS, Aakash Nihalani, Priest, Carl Cashman, Zed1, Phlegm, and […]
Earlier today, AM stopped by the corner of Bowery & Houston to catch up with Swoon (interviewed) as she started her mural. Putting up her work over the last two artists here (REVOK & POSE), the street artist and activist is only one in a long line of creatives who have blessed the location in the previous months (see here). We’ll be following up with the finished piece, but for now, enjoy some in-progress photos. Discuss Swoon here.
It’s time again for another Streets World Roundup where we review some the public art that you may have missfed recently. Leading things off is this sweet new mural form Phlegm. The Sheffield-based artist painted this Welsh Dragon in Roath, Cardiff for the Empty Walls Festival organized by the Modern Alchemists in Wales. You can check out more photos here. Other worthy walls come from El Mac – Los Angeles (source), Telmo Miel – Belgium (source), SatOne – Germany (source), Swoon – London (source), Mafeel – South Korea, Xuan Alyfe – Switzerland, Ernest […]
The Wooster Collective recently celebrated their 10th anniversary of existence with a massive show at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. This robust exhibition was a celebration of street art & graffiti and included a veritable who’s who of the scene. Notable artists such as Shepard Fairey, Invader, Faile, JR, Anthony Lister, Ben Eine, Bast, Blek le Rat, Crash, Paul Insect, Judith Supine (seen above), Miss Van, Swoon, Ron English, London Police, Vhils, WK Interact, Zevs, How & Nosm, Aakashi Nihilani, DALeast, Skullphone, Cope2, and more were […]
Street artist and humanitarian Swoon (interviewed) has recently announced a new project she is working on in North Braddock, Pennsylvania. Entitled Braddock Tiles, the venture will take place in an abandoned church which will eventually become an art-making hub in the blighted area. Their first order of business is hand-making 20,000 ceramic tiles to restore the roof of the historic building. You can learn more about the project here as well as buy limited edition prints (like the one below from Swoon) here to support them. Via Wooster […]
Last week, we attended Joshua Liner’s opening of his new Chelsea gallery with a group exhibition entitled Direct Address. The expansive ground-floor space was filled with a impressive collection of works by The Clayton Brothers, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi (above), Richard Colman, Stephen Powers, SWOON, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tony Curanaj and others. The event surely heralds great things for the future of the gallery. See all our pics from the opening below.
Tomorrow (January 23rd) at noon, Paper Monster will be releasing a series of new editioned variants with Swoon. Entitled Thalassa, the iconic image from the New Orleans Museum of Art is transformed into an original piece of artwork. Each one is unique in that the NY-based artist worked on each one with her signature block prints and fine paper cut-outs/collaging. Also in keeping with her tradition of working with found, re-purposed and salvaged materials each piece in mounted in on a one of a kind medium (like […]
Singapore-based Chandran Gallery will officially be opening its San Francisco gallery later in the year, after some needed renovations to its building. Before that however, tonight (January 4th) they will be hosting a one night pop-up benefit exhibition/installation in conjunction with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, with proceeds going to the Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope Project, which is an artist-in-residence program in Detroit where creative like minds can gather from around the country can share ideas and collaborate. The original benefit in 2009 (covered) […]