Category Archives: Shows

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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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London: Kehinde Wiley – The world stage: Jamaica

Stephen Friedman Gallery is currently hosting ‘The World Stage: Jamaica‘, Kehinde Wiley‘s first ever UK solo show. Wiley redefine portraiture by featuring Jamaican men and women assuming poses taken from 17th and 18th Century British portraiture. The exhibition is the first … Continue reading

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London: JR – ACTIONS @ Lazarides Rathbone

After inviting Londoners to his Inside / Out photobooth truck (covered here), JR  opened his solo exhibition ACTIONS at Lazarides Rathbone yesterday. The work on display includes ACTIONS that the French photographer and street artist has worked on around the … Continue reading

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Paris: Etat des lieux @ Agnès B.

Agnes B. gallery named La Galerie du Jour presents Etat des lieux until 26 October 2013. This group exhibition features works by Philippe Baudelocque, Jonone, monsieur Qui, Lek,Zeer, Fantin Leroux, Ludo, OX, PAL crew, Poch, Psyckoze, Seth, Sowat, 36recyclab, Wayla, LXA, Anti.    … Continue reading

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London: Dan Baldwin – Fragile

British artist Dan Baldwin just opened a new solo show titled “Fragile” at Gallery 8 in London, exploring the concepts of mortality and beauty. The theme of fragility has long been associated with Baldwin’s work, not only in its commentary upon … Continue reading

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London: Hand to Earth at Scream

Scream and British fashion designer Matthew Williamson are presenting a two-person exhibition Hand to Earth featuring Caroline Jane Harris (UK) and Shane McAdams (USA). Both artists experiment with unusual mediums – paper, ball-point pen ink, resin – taking nature and … Continue reading

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London: Platform 6 Charity Auction

Not-for-profit arts organisation  Platform 6  have teamed up with Adidas and Moniker Projects to invite 16 personalities from the worlds of fashion, art, film, music and sport, including Naomi Campbell, Elton John, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, RYCA, Sharleen Spiteri, Viktor Ivanov, Carl Hopgood, to transform a … Continue reading

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London: Cranio at Fun Factory

After proactively painting many murals across town, Brazilian artist Cranio has returned to London for a one night only show at Fun Factory, featuring a series of one off originals on paper with a screen printed version of his signature Amazonian … Continue reading

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London: Know Hope – The abstract and the very real

Tel Aviv-based artist Know Hope makes his solo debut at Lazarides Rathbone with a new exhibition, The Abstract and The Very Real, featuring a series of works on found objects, vintage frames, and old papers that explore the collective social existence.       View … Continue reading

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Berlin: Blo – La petite Mort

OpenWalls Gallery in Berlin just opened the solo show of French graffiti artist Blo (see our recent studio visit here) called  La petite Mort. Set in Stadtbad, former public baths reconverted into creative spaces, the first room presents one-off black … Continue reading

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London: VII @ Stolenspace

Celebrating their 7th year anniversary, and their new relocation to 1400 sq ft gallery space, Stolenspace presents their latest group show namely titled “VII“, inspired by this lucky and symbolic number. Featuring: Aaron Rose, AndrewMcattee, Arth Daniels, C215, CharlieAnderson, Cope2, Cyrcle, … Continue reading

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Studio Visits: BLO (Berlin)

We visited the studio of French graffiti artist BLO, based in Berlin, as he prepares for his upcoming solo show “La Petite Mort” at Open Walls Gallery opening tonight. La Petite Mort examines euphoric isolation of the artist, steeped in BLO’s past movements … Continue reading

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London: The Many Faces of David Bowie

We attended the opening of “The Many Faces of David Bowie” at the Opera Gallery London (previewed here) where contemporary and street artists pay tribute to the iconic rock star. Participating artists include: Lita Cabellut, David Mach, Joe Black, C215, The London … Continue reading

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Preview: The Many Faces of David Bowie (London)

From June 21st, Opera Gallery London will be pleased to present a collection of David Bowie-inspired art, in parallel to the Victoria and Albert Museum milestone retrospective “David Bowie Is“. The group exhibition “The many faces of David Bowie” will offer a contemporary vision of ‘Bowie … Continue reading

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London: D*Face – New World Disorder

D*Face presents New World Disorder.This exhibition, showing a new body of work, marks the end of an era at StolenSpace before they relocate to a new location. Elements of the show are inspired by The Tillman Story,the 2010 documentary film about the … Continue reading

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London: Olek and the Elephant Family

Currently on display in London Covent Garden are two multi-coloured crocheted elephants by NYC Street artist Olek. The  Elephant Family  – an initiative that aims to protect Asian elephants and their habitat –  enlisted the help of a host of leading … Continue reading

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