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Paris: Shepard Fairey ‘Earth Crisis’ at the Eiffel Tower

Shepard Fairey unveiled his latest work “Earth Crisis”: a giant sphere suspended between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower, a call to action to address the global environmental crisis. Visible from November 20 to 26th, it is … Continue reading

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London: Anj Smith – Phosphor of the palms @ Hauser & Wirth

For her new solo show at Hauser & Wirth in London, contemporary artist Anj Smith has been working tirelessly for the past three years to produce a series of twenty one paintings. Inspired by a variety of sources, from psychological states, … Continue reading

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London: Empowered Printwork @ Women Art Library

After completing a residency at the Women Art Library in Goldsmiths in conjunction with the Being Human Festival, street artist and printmaker Aida and artist friend and archivist Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski are presenting an exhibition titled Empowered Printwork. Being Human … Continue reading

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Video: One Day in Banksy’s Dismaland

To complete the last instalment of our extensive coverage on Banksy’s Dismaland, here is a thirty minutes documentary we had the pleasure to host, a Red Tower Films Production in cooperation with ARTE Creative TV. Big thanks to Banksy and the … Continue reading

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London Opening: Lusus Naturae – 100Taur & Hisham Echafaki

Here is a photo recap of ‘Lusus Naturae’ we have been pleased to curate with French artists 100Taur and Hisham Echafaki. Viewers were introduced to the dark enchanted world of 100Taur with his hypnotic hybrid creatures from a weird Buffalo, … Continue reading

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London: Remi Rough – Home @ Scream

After nine years, Remi Rough is returning to London with a solo exhibition ‘Home’ at Scream London. The show features a large collection of complex works on wood, handmade paper and canvas, playing with themes such as balance and imbalance, … Continue reading

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Paris: Roule Petit Ougandais @ Quartier General

From 23 to 25 Octobre 2015, the association Roule Petit Ougandais and Yvette Production present Road to Mukono, an exhibition of customised skateboards by 80 international artists at Quartier Général  in Paris. The funds will help children in Uganda to learn and … Continue reading

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London: Moniker Art Fair 2015

Celebrating its sixth year anniversary the Moniker Art Fair returned to the Truman Brewery in East London from 15-18 October 2015. Featuring twenty national and international galleries with contemporary and urban artists, the Moniker Art Fair also introduced Bitcoin through … Continue reading

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London: Lusus Naturae – 100TAUR & Hisham Echafaki

We are excited to curate Lusus Naturae,  a two-person exhibition with French artists 100TAUR andHisham Echafaki featuring a series of new paintings, drawings and three dimensional works. In natural history, the latin terminology ‘Lusus Naturae’ is used to describe any creature or … Continue reading

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Release: Nick Walker – The Last Ride Print

Nick Walker (check the studio visit here) will have a new print on sale on Monday 12th October at 3.30pm DST UK time,  entitled The Last Ride. The print is based on a portrait I took of the UK artist during a … Continue reading

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London: Lisa Wright – The Unversed

Coates & Scarry are currently showing a new body of works ‘The Unversed” by Lisa Wright. The exhibition features a series of drawings, paper studies and paintings exploring the theme of emotional and physical vulnerability during puberty.  Interweaving motifs and … Continue reading

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London: MAD C – Character @ Pure Evil Department Store

After her first successful solo show in 2011, MadC returns to London‘s Pure Evil Gallery. The title „Character“ sums up MadC‘s work since she started painting graffiti 19 years ago. A character can be a symbol or a letter, a figure … Continue reading

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Studio visit: RESO – Toulouse

While in Toulouse, we popped by the studio of French graffiti writer RESO.  His graffiti letters and figurative style have adorned walls of numerous cities across the world for the past 20 years, making him one of the key French … Continue reading

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Dismaland: POW Participating artists

Amongst the 50 participating artists exhibited at Dismaland, Banksy invited a few from the POW roster: Bill Barminski (present at the 2011 Christmas show), Paul Insect, Bast, Escif, ESPO, Jimmy Cauty, Lush, Pure Evil and David Shrigley. Bill Barminski ESPO Paul … Continue reading

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London: LAX/LHR @ Stolenspace

Continuing their series of shows like in HK, SF, Berlin, or Detroit, Thinkspace Gallery is co-curating their LAX-LHR show with  Stolenspace in London showcasing the usual format of 12″ x 12″ works from each artist. Participating artists include Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, … Continue reading

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Dismaland Focus: Galleries

As we enter the premises through a cardboard security control room built by Bill Barminksi  ( featured at the 2011 POW show) the security staff ask the most random questions. After the clearing security, doors open to a sinister derelict … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Nick Walker

Ahead of his upcoming solo show ‘Entrophy’ at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong, we popped by the studio of Bristol artist Nick Walker. For this new show, Nick Walker has been exploring new ideas and broadening the scope of … Continue reading

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Dismaland Focus: Banksy

We take a closer look at the Banksy artworks featured at the ‘Dismaland Bemusement Park’ (covered) that opened officially this week end in Weston-Super-Mare. The Ice Cream van (first seen at the Bristol Museum exhibition in 2009) is back. Ten … Continue reading

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Video: Banksy Dismaland

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Weston-Super-Mare (UK): Banksy – Dismaland Bemusement Park

Banksy is returning to the UK and curating a pop up festival / bemusement park entitled ‘Dismaland’. Located on the seaside front of Weston-Super-Mare, not far from Bristol, Dismaland will be running from 22 August until 27 September at the … Continue reading

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Malaga: D*Face – ‘Wasted Youth’ @ CAC Malaga

CAC Málaga, in collaboration with the British Council, recently opened up the first solo exhibition in Spain from D*Face (see the studio visit here). The London-based artist’s work was seen for the first time in Málaga in 2013 when he … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Nuart Festival 15

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Nuart Festival (see last year coverage here) will take place on the first week of September, 2015 in Norway. Renowned artists from around the world will come to the city of Stavanger with murals, installations and interventions and Tou Scene … Continue reading

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Malaga: Shepard Fairey – ‘Your Eyes Here’ @CAC Malaga

Los Angeles-based artist Shepard Fairey is having his first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, curated by Fernando Francés. With over 300 pieces, this is the largest body of work from Shepard … Continue reading

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London: Complicit @ Coates & Scarry

Coates & Scarry are hosting a group exhibition Complicit featuring a collection of artworks by a trio of strong female artists: Kate MccGwire, Juliette Losq, and Jayne Anita-Smith. Each artwork acts as a sensory invitation to explore other worlds and … Continue reading

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London Streets: El Seed @ Shubbak Festival

For the Shubbak Festival, A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture, Cedar Lewison invited French Tunisian ‘calligraffiti’ artist eL Seed to paint his first UK commission on the wall of Village Underground in London Shoreditch. We previously seen his work in … Continue reading

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London Streets: Ana Marietta new mural

Puerto Rican born, Houston based artist Ana Marietta is currently in London and just finished painting a new mural in Brick Lane featuring her surrealistic animal universe.       See more pics here

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London: Nick Walker Book Launch @ Boxpark

Bristol based artist Nick Walker launched his brand new book “The Art Of Nick Walker” at Box Park in Shoreditch, including customised cover versions. The 152 page hardback retrospective with hundreds of full colour images comprising 20 years of ‘The … Continue reading

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Toulouse: 100TAUR new mural for the Dominicans

A surreal encounter between French graffiti artist 100Taur and the Dominicans: for the celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the  Order of Preachers  , founded in Toulouse (FR), the Dominicans asked lowbrow artist 100TAUR  to create a 100 square meters mural … Continue reading

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Malaga: Remed & Okuda at MAUS 2015

For the second edition of the MAUS festival in Malaga  (Malaga Arte Urbane en el Soho) curated by Fer Francés, many international artists have been invited to paint in the Soho district and along the Guadalmedina river. Remed and Okuda painted … Continue reading

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London: Batman – Arkham Knight ‘Cape and Cowl’ Exhibition

WB Games UK has teamed up with Moniker Projects to invite twenty of the most exciting contemporary artists and media celebrities to produce the UK edition of Batman: Arkham Knight ‘Cape and Cowl’ Exhibition. The artworks stand within dimly lit … Continue reading

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Paris: Brusk – ‘Ad Vitam Eternam’

Member of the Da Mental Vaporz crew , multidisciplinary artist Brusk is one of the leading figures of Street Art in France, with mastering techniques in graffiti , but also lightgraff, sculpture, installation and 3D animation. For his first Parisian … Continue reading

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London: Masters of Urban Art @ Magda Danysz

Following her success in Paris and Shangai, French gallerist Magda Danysz recently launched a pop-up gallery space in London called the London Project for a duration of 100 days (covered here). While the lower ground floor is dedicated to in-situ … Continue reading

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London: Julian Opie – Alan Cristea Gallery

The Alan Cristea Gallery  in London is currently showing new editions by Julian Opie alongside prints and animations,  produced in a variety of media. Inspired by different views of the town and countryside, the London series present us with observations of … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Open Summer Festival

For the 4th year running, the Open Summer Festival invited twenty international artists in Toulouse at the new creative hub Cinquante Cinq / Espace Cobalt. Outside the exhibition space, guests enjoyed live painting sessions with a Graffiti Jam, but also … Continue reading

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London streets : Cranio

Brazilian artist Cranio continues his invasion in the streets of London. He recently painted his signature characters in Brick Lane.                View the full set of pics here

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Cannes : Daniel Arsham – Future Relic 3

American artist Daniel Arsham is presenting his third instaltment of his ‘Future Relics’ series at the 68th Film Festival in Cannes. The short film features actress Juliette Lewis In parallel to the screening an exhibition ‘Future Relic 3‘ is displayed … Continue reading

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London: Angela Bulloch – New Waves Digit @ Simon Lee Gallery

After successfully showing at the Tate,  Kunstmuseum Bonn,  and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Canadian born contemporary artist  Angela Bulloch is currently showing “New Wave Digits’ at Simon Lee Gallery. Conceived and designed within a digital imaging program, futuristic stacked columns and … Continue reading

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London: Magda Danysz – The London Project

After Paris (since 1999) and Shanghai (since 2009),  French gallery owner Magda Danysz is opening a London exhibition space for the next 4 months in the North of Soho. The ‘London Project‘ is set to be a unique experience into … Continue reading

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London: VNA Issue 30

We are pleased to share that our pics of Futura, the artist formerly known as Futura2000, are making the cover and special feature of Very Nearly Almost Magazine for their landmark issue 30. As D*face’s StolenSpace Gallery celebrates its tenth year anniversary, … Continue reading

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London: Lucy Sparrow’s Warmongery

UK Textile artist Lucy Sparrow is launching her latest installation, The Warmongery at the Boxpark, featuring an arsenal of felt guns, knives, pistols and explosives as well as a range of biological and chemical weapons, dispensed from sweetshop jars. Purchasers of weapons … Continue reading

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London: The Art of Politics & Blek Le Rat Interview

Coinciding with the General Elections in the UK, Lawrence Alkin Gallery is presenting a group show entitled ‘The Art of Politics‘ until 23 May, featuring paintings, sculptures , drawings and ceramics by international artists including Blek Le Rat, Nick Walker, Ben Eine, … Continue reading

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London: Brazilian invasion

Brazilian artists are currently bringing lots of colours to the streets of London. After his solo show at Montana Barcelona ( covered here) Cranio has been hitting the streets with his witty characters. In parallel, two São Paulo street artists, Mateus … Continue reading

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London Streets: May Day Festivities

With the long May Bank Holiday week end, a new royal baby and many international artists in town, there was a lot to celebrate in London. On the Southbank with the Streets of Spain Festival organised by Campo Viejo for … Continue reading

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London – Todd James ‘Fantasy Island’ @ Lazarides

New York artist Todd James a.k.a. REAS, is showing his new works at London’s Lazarides. The exhibition entitled Fantasy Island explores the grotesque of socio-political news we receive, between images of war, somali pirates, UN soldiers and scantily-clad females posing on the … Continue reading

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London: Simon Sheperd & Janet Brown ‘The Fuse is lit’

‘The Fuse is Lit‘ is a new multidisciplinary exhibition by painter Janet Brown and sculptor Simon Shepherd at Black Rat Projects in London. Playing with elements of scale, dislocation and emphasis Simon Sheperd transforms ordinary objects into unexpected sculptures:  a … Continue reading

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Barcelona: Cranio – “Amore$’ @ Montana Gallery

Brazilian artist Cranio returns to Spain for a second solo show at Montana Gallery Barcelona. “AMORE$” presents a series of colourful works on paper and canvases. Cranio’s signature blue characters are depicted in everyday life situations, from passionate love, broken hearted to dancing … Continue reading

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London: Endangered Species @ MYA Gallery

For the group exhibition Endangered Species at the MYA Gallery in London twenty international contemporary artists have created artworks highlighting animals facing extinction. Participating artists include: Gent 48, Matt Small, Pam Glew, Labrona, Luke Chueh, JADE, Shark Toof, SatOne, Andrey Adno, … Continue reading

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London: Angela Lizon – Menagerie

Bristol based artist Angela Lizon is currently showing her ‘Menagerie’ in London at Gallery 8 with Coates and Scarry. Her intricate oil paintings combine porcelain works, oversized cats and pugs wearing various ornaments and paper doily collar, and also feature … Continue reading

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London: Ben Turnbull & Ramon Maiden @ Stolenspace

Stolenspace is currently presenting a duo show with British artist and craftsman Ben Turnbull and Spanish illustrative artist Ramon Maiden. In the Gallery 1, ‘Smells like Teens spirit‘ continues the series  of Ben Turnbull’s  ‘American History X’, focussing on the … Continue reading

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London: David Shillinglaw – ‘ You are here’ @ Scream

UK artist David Shillinglaw just opened a new solo exhibition entitled ‘You are here’ at Scream Gallery in London. A large crowd gathered to see the recreation of the studio space of the artist like an exploration of his creative … Continue reading

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