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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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Miami: ‘Heatwave’ – Shepard Fairey & Miami City Ballet

Photo courtesy of Miami City Ballet Reminiscent of the roaring 1920’s where artists were heavily influenced by Diaghilev & the Ballets Russes and vice versa, Street Art is now taking a growing place in Contemporary ballets. New York collective Faile and … Continue reading

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London: Cosmo Sarson @ Pure Evil

Coinciding with the Christian’s holiday Easter season, Pure Evil’s Department Store is hosting Cosmo Sarson‘s first solo show since he hit the headlines in 2013 with his massive breakdancing Jesus mural in Bristol. Since then he has kept himself busy … Continue reading

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Video Teaser : JR – Les Bosquets @Tribeca Festival

French artist JR will be presenting his latest movie “Les Bosquets“, on a music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Woodkid, as a world premiere at the NY Tribeca Film Festival in April. Inspired by Portraits of a Generation (2005), where he shot … Continue reading

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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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