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London: Still Here, A Decade of Lazarides

Until 24th March 2016, Lazarides is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a group exhibition ‘Still Here – A Decade of Lazarides’. For the landmark exhibition, celebrated and pioneering artists who have helped shape the gallery are taking over the Rathbone … Continue reading

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London: XX Group show @ Saatchi Gallery

Following the recent opening of the all female Group show ‘Champagne Life’ (covered here) Saatchi Gallery also launched an exhibition called ‘XX: A MOMENT IN TIME‘. Curated by Olly Walker and supported by Yasha Young, the show features new works … Continue reading

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London: Miro’s Studio @ Mayoral

“My dream, when I can settle down somewhere, is to have a large workshop” –Joan Miró, 1938 60 years since Joan Miró’s studio was founded in Mallorca in 1956, the workshop has been reconstructed in London as an intensely immersive … Continue reading

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Preview: Kaws @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), the largest of its kind in Europe, presents the first UK museum exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist KAWS from Feb 6th to June 2016. The exhibition, in the expansive Longside Gallery and open air, features over … Continue reading

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London: Jef Aerosol & Lee Jeffries – Synergy

‘Synergy’ is an artistic and social encounter between French street artist Jef Aérosol and British photographer Lee Jeffries. Stemming from the original ‘Synergy’ exhibition that took place in Paris at Mathgoth gallery in March 2015, this collaboration casts a new … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy – Les Miserables (London)

As mentionned earlier (see here) Banksy created a new artwork in London on Saturday night. As usual location is key and the new stencil appeared  on the corner of a very busy road of Knightsbridge, surrounded by lots of CCTV … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy in London

A new stencil by Banksy highlighting the use of teargas in the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais has appeared on a building opposite the French Embassy in London. The stencil on board features a CS can on the floor spreading a teargas … Continue reading

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Streets: ESPO – Love Letters Brooklyn to be demolished

Back in 2011, we were in Brooklyn as street artist Steve Powers ESPO was painting his monumental ‘LOVE LETTERS BROOKLYN’ (covered here) on the facade of the Macy’s parking garage. As an ode to the borough of Brooklyn and its … Continue reading

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London: Lumiere Festival

During four evenings from the 14th-17th of January, visitors could experience installations from the world’s most exciting artists working with light at across 30 locations in the UK capital for the Lumiere London Festival. Architectural landmarks are being coloured with … Continue reading

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London: Champagne Life @ Saatchi

Coinciding with its thirtieth birthday, Saatchi Gallery is opening on 13th January an all female show ‘Champagne Life’ featuring a cast of emerging international artists: Julia Wachtel, Mequitta Ahuja, Virgile Ittah, Marie Angeletti, Julia Dault, Alice Anderson, Jelena Bulajic, Mia Feuer, … Continue reading

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London: Michael Craig-Martin – Transience

To kick start 2016 with colourful artworks, the Serpentine Gallery is currently hosting  the first solo show of British artist Michael Craig-Martin in a London public institution since 1989. Entitled ‘Transience‘, the exhibition gathers  works from 1981 to 2015, including his … Continue reading

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2015 Highlights

As 2015 comes to an end, we look back at the highlights of this incredible artistic year across Europe. Click on the pics to view more info. Solo Shows: Dran, Mark Jenkins, Antony Micallef, Cranio, Daniel Arsham, David Shillinglaw, Julian … Continue reading

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London: Damien Hirst Christmas Tree

Next to the Connaught Hotel in London Mayfair stands a 30 feet tall Christmas tree adorned with flying doves and unusual decorations: snowmen formed of giant pills, medical instruments, scissors, syringues, scalpels…       This is the work of  controversial artist … Continue reading

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Video: Creve Hivernale – Toulouse

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Toulouse : Creve Hivernale Exhibition @ Frigo

Initially planned for 4-5-6 December, an exhibition called ‘CREVE HIVERNALE / COPS31 / MARKER V’ in Toulouse has been extended to 11-12 -13 December with a grand finale on 30 December in support of La Cimade (not for profit organisation … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy in Calais

After Dismaland, Banksy continues to hightlight the migrant crisis and horrific living conditions of Syrian refugiees in the Jungle of Calais by painting a portrait of Steve Jobs, reminding us that he is the son of a Syrian migrant. Steve … Continue reading

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Paris: Brandalism – 600 ad takeover denouncing the hypocrisy of COP21 Climate talks

Over 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climate talks were installed in advertising spaces across Paris this weekend -ahead of the United Nations summit beginning Monday 30 November. Amidst the French state of emergency banning all public … Continue reading

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London: Paintguide @ Unit London

Unit London is presenting Paintguide, a collaborative exhibition  of new works by 60 international painters, as featured on the instagram account @Paintguide. Curated over the past year, the show is a physical representation of Henrik Uldaden‘s @Paintguide instagram feed  to promote … Continue reading

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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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