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London: Vhils – Dissonance @ Lazarides

After showing at Lisbon’s EDP Museum and Vestiges, showcased in Paris (see our coverage here) , multidisciplinary Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils is returning to London for a new solo exhibition called ‘Dissonance‘ at Lazarides. Vhils – Paris 2014 The … Continue reading

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Video: Jessica van der Weert – Flipside

Following our recent coverage (see here) of Jessica van der Weert exhibition Flipside in London, here is a video from the event and after party.

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Berlin: Urban Nation PM/7 – Part 2

In parallel to the windows and facade they decorated with their Persons of Interest (see here) 12 Brooklyn based artists were given carte blanche to decorate the walls of the Urban Nation Haus for a pop up show in Berlin, … Continue reading

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Video: WK Interact – D-Day

A new video showing some exciting behind the scenes process on how French born New York based artist WK Interact created his massive 400 ft mural to celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day at the Geode and his paste-ups in … Continue reading

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London: Pixel Pancho – Memory of Life @ StolenSpace

StolenSpace Gallery is currently hosting Memory of Our Life, the first London solo exhibition by Italian artist Pixel Pancho. The artist has transformed the gallery space into installations featuring surreal robotic characters using pieces of furniture, musical boxes and and … Continue reading

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Berlin: Persons of Interest @ Urban Nation PM/7 – Part 1

BSA is in Berlin this month to present a new show of 12 important Brooklyn Street Artists at the Urban Nation haus as part of Project M/7. PERSONS OF INTEREST brings to Berlin a diverse collection of artists who use … Continue reading

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London: David Bray – Wrong Turn @ Stolenspace

Gallery One at StolenSpace is currently showing a new body of works by British artist David Bray in a solo exhibition titled ‘Wrong Turn‘. Featuring works on wood with paint, pen and pencil with frames using reclaimed wood, the imagery … Continue reading

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Video: Nuart Festival 2014 Recap

Hypebeast did a nice video recap of the Nuart Festival 2014 in Norway (covered here) with founder Martyn Reed and the participating artists.

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London: Slinkachu – Miniaturesque @ Andipa

Since 2006 street artist Slinkachu has been abandoning his miniature people in the streets and has taken in-situ photographs creating a new narrative. Andipa Gallery is presenting a major new exhibition called Miniaturesque.  Shot in London during different seasons over … Continue reading

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London Streets: Phlegm

UK Street artist Phlegm is back to the streets of London with a new large scale mural in Shoreditch. Check the work in progress shots below.            View the full set of pics here

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London: Remi Rough – Previously @ Morgan

After showing in Dubai, Germany and New York, UK artist Remi Rough is returning to London with a retrospective exhibition entitled ‘Previously‘ featuring a series of unseen paintings between 2009 and 2012 showcased by Morgan Furniture.               … Continue reading

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London: Sotheby’s Bear Witness Auction

For their upcoming auction ‘Bear Witness‘, Sotheby’s has been turned into a giant party house inside out. The facade is ornated by a giant bear neon sign, and even the wallpaper and walls have been redecorated with bear patterns.  Sothebys … Continue reading

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London: Bicicleta Sem Freio – Fera

Following their recent  monumental murals across Europe and the US in major cities likes London, Berlin, Miami, Las Vegas or Los Angeles, the Brazilian duo of illustrators Bicicleta Sem Freio (“Bicycle Without Brake”), aka Douglas de Castro and Renato Perreira just … Continue reading

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London: Jessica van der Weert – Flipside

In conjunction with Beautiful Crime and Eddie Lock, photographer Jessica van der Weert  presents FlipSide, the culmination of an incredible 2-year project shooting some of the world’s biggest and most influential dance music producers and DJs, following their passions away … Continue reading

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London: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – Perception

Having painted over a hundred murals in Tehran, Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo is making his debut London show ‘Perception‘ with Howard Griffin Gallery. The show features a series of paintings, miniature sculptures and a cube installation with visual effects playing … Continue reading

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Video: Banksy in Gaza

Some new pictures and video from Gaza appeared on Banksy’s website, featuring a stencil version of the mythical female Greek character, Niobe, turned to stone and weeping continuously for her children. ‘If we wash our hands of the conflict between … Continue reading

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London: Borondo – Animal @ RexRomae

Following our recent Borondo’s studio visit (covered here) where we could see some of the work in progress, it is great to see the final installations in the gallery space. ‘Animal’ aims to explore the relationship between human and nature. … Continue reading

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London: dran – Public Execution (Part III)

We returned to the  dran show ‘Public Execution’ (covered here) on its closing day on 21 February. Since the past two weeks the white empty walls with spray painted frames have gradually become more colourful and different characters have started to appear. The … Continue reading

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London: Damien Hirst – Love @ Paul Stolper

Damien Hirst is currently having a pop-up exhibition titled ‘Love‘ featuring a series of prints and sculptural editions at Paul Stolper gallery. Focussing on the theme of love, the exhibition includes ‘LOVE Gold’, a portfolio of love heart prints each … Continue reading

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London: Alex Chinneck car installation

Hackney-based artist  Alex Chinneck created an illusionary public installation titled Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together. Located on a car park in London SouthBank, a Vauxall Corsa looks suspended in the air over 4.5 meter high upside down on a … Continue reading

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London: dran – Public Execution (Part II)

Ideally located in Soho between a sex shop, a pub and a primary school, the dran show ‘Public Execution’ is evolving on a daily basis. Last week opening (covered here) saw crowds facing white empty walls with spray painted frames … Continue reading

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London: Antony Micallef – Self

London based artist Antony Micallef is returning to Lazarides with a solo exhibition entitled ‘Self’. Departing from his style and language from his earlier series like Impure Idols (2007), Becoming Animal (2009) and Happy Deep Inside My Heart (2011), Self features … Continue reading

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London: XXX show @ Jealous

Ahead of this year’s Valentine’s Day, Moniker Projects and Jealous Gallery have teamed up to put together an exhibition featuring valentine’s themed artworks from 25 artists including Benjamin Murphy, Ben Slow, Best Ever, The Connor Brothers, Zeus, David Shillinglaw, Inkie, … Continue reading

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London: Vestige Group show @ Coates & Scarry

Curated by Coates and Scarry, the group exhibition ‘Vestige’ brings together a new body of works that subtly or overtly reference historical imagery and objects. Participating artists include Lisa Wright, Emma Vidal, Penny Byrne, Aaron Smith and Henry Hussey.  Merging … Continue reading

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London: dran – Public Execution show

Returning to London after five years, the French master draughtsman dran has just launched a new solo show entitled ‘Public Execution‘ . Announced at the last minute on Pictures on Walls, the show ‘ promises to be a ‘live’ masterclass in … Continue reading

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London: Ron English @ Boxpark

Legendary New York based artist Ron English is currently in London for a series of events. Artrepublic is showing at Boxpark a retrospective of his famous works like Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Mouse breasts, the corpulent fast food spokesman MC Supersized, … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Borondo – “Animal” @ RexRomae

We visited the studio of prolific Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo ahead of his upcoming solo exhibition “Animal”.  Curated by Rom Levy, founder of  RexRomae, and Charlotte Dutoit of Justkids, the show will be set up at the London Newcastle Project … Continue reading

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Paris: Jeff Koons Retrospective – Centre Pompidou

In collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris is currently presenting the first exhaustive retrospective devoted to Jeff Koons in Europe until 27 April 2015. Through a chronological itinerary, the retrospective features around 100 sculptures and … Continue reading

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London Streets: Ludo

French artist Ludo is back to London where he put a couple of his signature neon green pasters  across the streets. Here is some pics of a giant butterfly in South London.

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London: Mapping the City – Somerset House

Following the success of the 2014 exhibition Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering to Peru by Sixe Paredes (featured here), the collaborative arts organisation Approved by Pablo is curating a new exhibition entitled ‘Mapping the City‘ at Somerset House in London. Over 50 … Continue reading

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London: Mark Jenkins – Moment of Impact

Following his participation to 2014 Paris Nuit Blanche (covered here) and Art Basel Miami, American artist Mark Jenkins returns to London for a solo exhibition ‘ Moment of Impact‘ at Lazarides Rathbone. Featuring a new body of hyper-realistic works with … Continue reading

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London: Post Pop – East meets West @ Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery is bringing together 250 works by 110 artists from China, the Former Soviet Union, Taiwan, the UK and the USA in a comprehensive survey celebrating Pop Art’s legacy. Post Pop: East Meets West shows the powerful influence … Continue reading

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London: D*Face & Rebels Alliance Takeover at StolenSpace

Last Thursday D*Face & Rebels Alliance took over the StolenSpace gallery with lots of goodies for the festive season, from T shirts, limited edition Esses Magazines, Evisu exclusive products and Rebels Alliance hand made merchandise. Bikers also came in force to … Continue reading

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London: Here Today Exhibition

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened and Endangered Species, an exhibition entitled ‘HERE TODAY…’ opened at the Old Sorting office in London, supported by The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Baku Magazine. Curated … Continue reading

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London: Smile Britannia Charity Auction 2014

London Westbank Gallery, the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation and Temwa gathered for a second year running for a fantastic charity fundraising event Smile Britannia at the Houses of Parliament in London. The auction featured an impressive line up … Continue reading

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London: Phillips Auction – Under the influence

The upcoming London auction at PHILLIPS titled ‘Under the Influence‘ features a selection of works by Contemporary and Urban artists, including Kaws, Ryan McGinley, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Revok, Mr, Ai Weiwei, Retna, Rero, Seen. Here are some preview pics: … Continue reading

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London: Smile Britannia Charity Auction 2014

On Saturday 13 December 2014, the Houses of Parliament open their doors for the second ‘Smile Britannia ’ – a charity auction night where some of the UK’s best contemporary and urban artists will auction off their work to support … Continue reading

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London: Anthony Lister – Hurt People Hurt People

Despite being recently arrested and charged for graffiti in his home city of Brisbane ( see here), Australian artist Anthony Lister made it through to the UK for his new solo show entitled ‘Hurt People Hurt People‘ at Lazarides Rahtbone gallery in … Continue reading

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London: Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN – Parabola di G

Howard Griffin Gallery is currently presenting an exhibition and sculptural installation by Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN entitled Parabola di G. The London-based began painting murals on abandoned walls in Bologna and Florence in the 1990s under the pseudonym ‘RUN’ and his … Continue reading

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Video: Scratch Bandit Crew & Brusk

French graffiti artist Brusk continues his collaboration with DJ group Scratch Bandits Crew (covered here) on a new video for their single titled Soundboy. The upcoming EP Soundboy will be released on 1 December 2014. .

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London: Daniel Arsham – Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

New York based contemporary artist Daniel Arsham launched a wall intervention called ‘Bound Figure’ at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London. Using fiberglass, a pair of shoes, and manipulating the surface, the artist created an optical illusion of a human figure trapped by the … Continue reading

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London: Nigel Cox – Oblivious

Irish artist Nigel Cox is currently showing a new body of works entitled “Oblivious’ with contemporary curatorial duo Coates & Scarry in London. Nigel Cox creates minimalistic oil paintings with an extraordinary realism and meticulous details. Inspired by ordinary people going about their … Continue reading

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Paris: Richard Prince – New Figures

New York based contemporary artist Richard Prince  goes neo-Cubist with a beautiful body of photo collage paintings titled New Figures at Gallery Almine Rech in Paris. The drawn lines, pale colors, and collaged shapes refer to Picasso’s elegant lines and … Continue reading

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London: David Walker – A Blank Canvas is a White Flag

Lawrence Alkin Gallery is presenting brand new works by David Walker at the Hoxton Gallery in London. The show entitled ‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’ features sculpture, photography and printmaking, made in collaboration with RYCA and Schoony. David … Continue reading

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London: VNA Issue 28

Very Nearly Almost Magazine launches the VNA 28 Limited Edition, featuring a screenprinted box set from Rebel8’s head clothing designer, Mike Giant. The issue features the first interview with the entire Da Mental Vaporz crew from their infamous Exquisite Corpse … Continue reading

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Video: 11 urban artists for U2 Films of Innocence

Following U2 ‘s initial release  Songs of Innocence, a video project called Films of Innocence involving 11 international urban artists is due out digitally on December 9 through Islands Records and listed on the iTunes store. The clips combine animation with live action, and … Continue reading

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Paris: Vhils – Vestiges

After completing his walls for the Paris Nuit Blanche (Covered here), Portugese artist Vhils just opened a new solo show ‘Vestiges‘ at Magda Danyz gallery. Engraving portraits and abstract patterns on cork, metal, wood and paper, Vhils continue to explore the … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Pimax (Paris)

We popped by the studio of Parisian artist Pimax as he prepares for his upcoming group show ‘GOLDO Expo’ at  Galerie Sakura. The studio space which used to store graves is surrounded by giant spraycans, a lifesize dummy policeman, as … Continue reading

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Paris: Quentin Garel, AJ Fosik & Kate Clark @ Galerie LJ

Galerie LJ is currently featuring a group exhibition on the theme of animal sculptures, with works from Quentin Garel, AJ Fosik and Kate Clark whose sculptures are a mix between taxidermy and anthropomorphism.                  View … Continue reading

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London: Duane Hanson – Reality Check

American sculptor Duane Hanson is currenly on view at Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery. The mini retrospective ‘Reality Check‘ features a selection of his most important lifesize hyper-real sculptural portraits of middle class Americans, from a Man on mower, a High School … Continue reading

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