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London: Lynn Chadwick steel beasts at RA

A group of sculptures by Lynn Chadwick RA (1914 – 2003) has been installed in the Royal Academy‘s Annenberg Courtyard, as part of celebrations to make the centenary of his birth. The installation, organised in collaboration with Blain Southern gallery, … Continue reading

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London: Hebru Brantley – Everyone’s Everything

Chicago based artist Hebru Brantley recently launched his UK solo show  Everyone’s Everything at Mead Carney Fine Art in London. Inspired by pop culture icons, comic book heroes, Japanese anime, the body of works consists of a series of paintings and sculptures featuring … Continue reading

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London: Tauba Auerbach – New Ambidextrous Universe

San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach, who works in a wide variety of media including sculpture, photography, painting, weaving and book design is showing her first solo exhibition at the ICA in London. Passionate about topology, the mathematical study … Continue reading

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London: Rone – Wallflower

Known for his large scale female portraits across the globe, Australian street artist Rone has debuted his first UK solo show Wallflower at StolenSpace in London. The exhibition showcases a series of artworks with his female muse surrounded by flowers on … Continue reading

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London: Liu Bolin – The Heroic Apparition

Chinese artist Liu Bolin debuted his first UK solo show The Heroic Apparition at Scream in London. The exhibition features a series of photographic self-portraits from around the world where Liu Bolin, dubbed the “invisible man”, paints himself to merge … Continue reading

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London: Chloe Early – Suspended

London based painter Chloe Early debuted her solo show titled Suspended at The Outsiders. Featuring a series of large-scale paintings alongside a selection of exquisite smaller works, the exhibition explores the themes of weightlessness and gravity. Her female subjects seem to be … Continue reading

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London: YZ – Lost in the City

‘Lost in the city’ is the first solo show by French street artist YZ in the gallery frenchartstudio in London. YZ questions the duality of two cities from an architectural perspective, Paris vs Hong Kong through a series of monochrome … Continue reading

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London: Rafael Gómezbarros @ Saatchi Gallery

Columbian artist and sculptor Rafael Gómezbarros has brought his army of giant ants to Saatchi Gallery. Titled “Casa Tomada”, (Seized House), the ants represent the displacement of columbian peasants due to war and strife. Spreading aggressively over all the walls, … Continue reading

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London: Tomory Dodge @ Alison Jacques

Californian based artist Tomory Dodge opened his third solo show at Alison Jacques Gallery in London.  Using a technique of repeated layering process Dodge created a series of abstract paintings that he defines as ‘phantom figuration’, distorted imagery distant from … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy #withSyria

To mark the third anniversay of the Syrian conflict, Banksy has reworked his iconic portrait of a girl with heart balloon, to depict a young Syrian refugee wih a head scarf. A “global recreation” of the moving Banksy piece saw the … Continue reading

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London: Hysteria @ Maison Bertaux

Ahead of their upcoming exhibition opening on March 12th at the legendary patisserie and gallery, Maison Bertaux, in Soho, London, we met up with the all girl collective HYSTERIA in their Hastings studio. Made up of Collagism, Aida Wilde and … Continue reading

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London: Brett Amory – Twenty Four @ Lazarides

Continuing his ‘Waiting’ series, Californian contemporary artist Brett Amory presents Twenty-Four in London, at Lazarides Rathbone, featuring twenty-four paintings of London’s most iconic locations, from Kensington, Soho to Hackney and Brixton, alongside multimedia installations. Portraying a localised arena including  a … Continue reading

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London: Alexis Diaz & Jaz – La Linea

Running for one week until the 12th March 2014, La Linea is a joint pop up exhibition in London organised by Rex Romae displaying works by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz and Argentinian artist Jaz (Franco Fassoli).  For La Linea, Jaz juxtaposes football hooliganism with wrestling … Continue reading

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Streets: MSK crew in London

The MSK crew was in London over the week end taking advantage of the great weather. AROE and the rest of the crew completed this mural undisturbed under the watchful eye of some “special visitors”.        

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London: PRO176 – Liquid Mechanism

French artist PRO176 debuted his London solo show at Pure Evil Gallery. Inspired by comic books the show features colourful paintings within a sci-fi universe where vilains meet superheroes in futuristic machines and other spaceships.              … Continue reading

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London: Hackney Wick Takeover at the V&A Museum

For one night only the creative teams of Hackney Wick have taken over V&A Museum in London with art, music and many workshops. In the Grand Entrance designer Charlotte Papon created giant HW paper installation, where visitors could participate by adding … Continue reading

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Streets: Best Ever in London

     The british duo Best Ever recently completed this mural in London, off Hanbury St, using their signature hyperealism touch.

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London: Phillips Contemporary Art Auction

London auction house Phillips is hosting a contemporary art auction featuring works by major contemporary artists. It is a great opportunity to see works by Warhol, drawings by Keith Haring, sculptures by Marc Quinn, an installation by Barry McGee, pictures by Ed Templeton … Continue reading

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London: C215 – Back to Black

French stencil artist C215 just launched a new solo show called “Back to Black” at Stolenspace in London. Drawing inspiration from his different encounters through his travels in Europe, C215 decided to use a restricted colour palette on a series of … Continue reading

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London: Phlegm – The Bestiary

For his first ever solo show Phlegm created a large scale installation called the Bestiary at the Howard Griffin Gallery in London. Using wood, clay, plaster and spraypaint, Phlegm invites us in his imaginary world, where strange animals and other … Continue reading

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London: Sage Vaughn – Nobodys Home

LA based artist Sage Vaughn is back to London for a solo exhibition called “Nobody’s home” at Lazarides Rathbone. The show features a series of paintings with collages of pastel coloured wildlife birds and butterflies in stale interiors. On one … Continue reading

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London: Jef Aerosol – One Another

French stencil artist Jef Aerosol returns to London for a solo show one another at French Art studio. The exhibition showcases a large number of recent and older stencils on cardboard and canvas, depicting a series of cultural icons and … Continue reading

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London: Saber – The Ugly American

After Newcastle, LA based graffiti artist Saber launched the second installment of his first European solo show “The Ugly American” at The Outsiders London. Suffering from epilepsy and being denied healthcare, the politically engaged artist decided to voice issues  and … Continue reading

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London: Jake and Dinos Chapman – Come and See

Jake and Dinos Chapman are currently exhibiting at the Serpentine Gallery. Come and See demonstrate the range of the artists’ output – from painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, to film, music and literature – approaching controversial subjects with provocation and dark … Continue reading

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London: Smile Britannia Charity Auction

For the first time ever, the Houses of Parliament hosted an historic charity art auction called Smile Britannia on Friday 13 December 2013. Supported by MP Mike Weatherley, Smile Britannia is a charity art project launched by the Last Night A DJ … Continue reading

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London: Stolenspace Winter Group Show

Stolenspace Winter Group gathers a full roaster of artists and plenty of goodies for the festive season, from limited edition books, prints, drawings, paintings, as well as brand new D*Face Tshirts and D*Dogs vinyl sculptures. Participating artists include: Alo – … Continue reading

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London: Shok-1- X Rainbow

London graffiti artist SHOK-1 is currently showing X-Rainbow at Pictures on Walls. Within black painted walls, a multicolored skeleton overlooks the exhibition space from the ceiling while a heart shaped noose hangs high. Mastering the spraycan since the 80s, SHOK1 created a series of … Continue reading

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Video: Crimes of Minds

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London: Urs Fischer – Melodrama

Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer is currently exhibiting “Melodrama” at Sadie Coles in London. Featuring 3,000 hand modelled plaster giant raindrops suspended throughout the gallery, the installation creates a pastel rainbow rainstorm cloud which weaves in a swirling movement through … Continue reading

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London: Cyclops – The way of all flesh

The Outsiders London is currently hosting a new solo show by Cyclops, titled The way of all flesh. Cyclops’s art has evolved since his days in the London’s Burning Candy graffiti crew. His new body of work features large format … Continue reading

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London: Edouard Martinet @ Sladmore

French artist Edouard Martinet has been collecting every day objects and scrap metal from flea markets for decades. He then hand crafted intricate sculptures of life-like animals melting metal and using small screws. From a dragonfly, frog to a beetle, … Continue reading

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London: ZAK OVÉ – Speaker

London-based artist Zak Ové works between sculpture, film and photography. His mission is to reignite and reinterpret lost culture using found, cast and recovered material, while paying tribute to both spiritual and artistic African and Trinidadian identities. We first saw Ové’s work at Lazarides Minotaur exhibition … Continue reading

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Video: Tracés Directs (Paris)

After being screened at Palais de Tokyo, we can now see what Lek, Sowat and their artists friends have been up to illegally during 7 months using chalks and water on a blackboard inside the Palais de Tokyo. With (by … Continue reading

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Paris: Lasco project at Palais de Tokyo

Opening in Paris on 21 Nov is the second instaltment of the ongoing project “Les Entrailles” at Palais de Tokyo, this time called “Lasco”. Lek and Sowat and curator Hugo Vitrani have brought together 50 artists from different generations and … Continue reading

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Paris: JR Inside / Out

After completing his tour in London (covered here) JR photobooth truck is now back to Paris to complete some INSIDE/OUT action at Palais de Tokyo.          In parallel JR took also the time to invade the Bibliotheque Nationale de … Continue reading

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Paris: French Fairs FIAC and Slick

France contemporary art fair, the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) celebrated its 40th edition this year at the Grand Palais in Paris. Featuring 184 exhibitors from 25 countries, the fair continues to hold a strong French presence with 30 % of … Continue reading

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London: Hush – Fatales

British artist HUSH is debuting a London solo show at the Outsiders.  Initially known for his portraiture of Japanese women, the “Fatales” exhibition expand also into European muses. Featuring a series of twelve paintings depicting seductive female figures,  Hush successfully illustrates … Continue reading

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Paris: Live painting session

During the busy art week in Paris, a series of leading international artists have been invited to paint in front of the Drouot building for the Digard Street Art Auction: Nick Walker (UK), Logan Hicks (US), Mear One (US), Miss … Continue reading

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Video: Kehinde Wiley

Following the recent London opening of Kehinde Wiley ‘The World Stage: Jamaica‘(covered), here  is a video where he explains his creative process. View the full set of pics from the show here Kehinde Wiley – The world stage: Jamaica Until 16 … Continue reading

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London: Kate Moss unseen first photos

Pictures of Kate Moss’s first ever photoshoot are being displayed at London’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Photographer David Ross was asked by his friend – Sarah Doukas, who had recently set up her own modelling agency, Storm – to take pictures of … Continue reading

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Video: Kan at La Tour 13 (Paris)

Following our recent coverage on French graffiti artist Kan at la Tour 13 here is a video by MOUARF showing the intricate creation process.

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London: Moniker Art Fair

Following our recent coverage ( see here) on the artists project spaces  at Moniker Art Fair , we now focus on the participating galleries: Andenken Gallery, artAZ, Coates and Scarry, Future Tense, Hang-Up Gallery, Imitate Modern, Jealous Gallery, Kallenbach Gallery, London … Continue reading

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London: Frieze Art Fair 2013

Frieze Art Fair returns to London from 17 to 20 October 2013 showcasing 152 galleries from around the world. Highlights this year include the Gagosian Gallery, displaying five large scale works by pop artist Jeff Koons, from his stainless steel inflatable … Continue reading

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London: Jeff Koons x Dom Perignon sculpture package

Earlier this year Jeff Koons x Dom Pérignon partnered to create the Balloon Venus Sculpture Package. During Frieze art week in London the Balloon Venus package was unveiled together with the launch of two special “Dom Pérignon by Jeff Koons” boxes, designed by Jeff Koons himself.         … Continue reading

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London: Moniker Art Fair – Project spaces

Moniker Art Fair returns for its fourth year to London, focusing on contemporary art and urban culture. This year Moniker is sharing its venue with  The Other Art Fair , leading artist led Fair, at the iconic Old Truman Brewery in East London. … Continue reading

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London: Dmitry Shorin – Flight

Russian artist Dmitry Shorin is currently exhibiting at Erarta Galleries in London. The show titled Flight features his acclaimed paintings focused on the aviation theme and sculptures from his series I believe in Angels,  first unveiled at Art Paris 13  (covered … Continue reading

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London: Joe Black – Ways of Seeing

British artist Joe Black just debuted his first solo show “Ways of Seeing” at the Opera Gallery London. Using small common objects with intricate details, such as test tubes, toy soldiers and badges, Joe Black creates large scale portraits or tributes to … Continue reading

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London: Mr Brainwash – Pop on Paper

Mr Brainwash is returning to London for  “Pop on Paper” at the London West Bank Gallery. The show features  40 works on paper, with a mix of revisited classics , stencils and silkscreens.                   View the … Continue reading

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Paris: Lek x Sowat x Legz x Roti for La Tour 13

Following our recent coverage on La Tour 13 (covered here) French artists Lek, Sowat, Legz, and Roti collaborated together on this extensive insitu installation “Minotaur” in the building’s basement. Sowat explains in his words below the concept behind the installation: Lek … Continue reading

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London: BRUTAL off-site show @ Lazarides

Following Bedlam (2012), The Minotaur (2011), Hell’s Half Acre (2010), Lazarides  and the Vinyl Factory are hosting their sixth adventurous off-site exhibition coinciding with Frieze Art Fair. In response to the theme BRUTAL nineteen artists are showcasing dynamic installations, murals, film, animation, … Continue reading

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