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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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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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