Category Archives: Shows

London: D*Face & Rebels Alliance Takeover at StolenSpace

Last Thursday D*Face & Rebels Alliance took over the StolenSpace gallery with lots of goodies for the festive season, from T shirts, limited edition Esses Magazines, Evisu exclusive products and Rebels Alliance hand made merchandise. Bikers also came in force to … Continue reading

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London: Anthony Lister – Hurt People Hurt People

Despite being recently arrested and charged for graffiti in his home city of Brisbane ( see here), Australian artist Anthony Lister made it through to the UK for his new solo show entitled ‘Hurt People Hurt People‘ at Lazarides Rahtbone gallery in … Continue reading

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London: Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN – Parabola di G

Howard Griffin Gallery is currently presenting an exhibition and sculptural installation by Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN entitled Parabola di G. The London-based began painting murals on abandoned walls in Bologna and Florence in the 1990s under the pseudonym ‘RUN’ and his … Continue reading

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London: Daniel Arsham – Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

New York based contemporary artist Daniel Arsham launched a wall intervention called ‘Bound Figure’ at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London. Using fiberglass, a pair of shoes, and manipulating the surface, the artist created an optical illusion of a human figure trapped by the … Continue reading

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London: Nigel Cox – Oblivious

Irish artist Nigel Cox is currently showing a new body of works entitled “Oblivious’ with contemporary curatorial duo Coates & Scarry in London. Nigel Cox creates minimalistic oil paintings with an extraordinary realism and meticulous details. Inspired by ordinary people going about their … Continue reading

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Paris: Richard Prince – New Figures

New York based contemporary artist Richard Prince  goes neo-Cubist with a beautiful body of photo collage paintings titled New Figures at Gallery Almine Rech in Paris. The drawn lines, pale colors, and collaged shapes refer to Picasso’s elegant lines and … Continue reading

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London: David Walker – A Blank Canvas is a White Flag

Lawrence Alkin Gallery is presenting brand new works by David Walker at the Hoxton Gallery in London. The show entitled ‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’ features sculpture, photography and printmaking, made in collaboration with RYCA and Schoony. David … Continue reading

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Paris: Vhils – Vestiges

After completing his walls for the Paris Nuit Blanche (Covered here), Portugese artist Vhils just opened a new solo show ‘Vestiges‘ at Magda Danyz gallery. Engraving portraits and abstract patterns on cork, metal, wood and paper, Vhils continue to explore the … Continue reading

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Paris: Quentin Garel, AJ Fosik & Kate Clark @ Galerie LJ

Galerie LJ is currently featuring a group exhibition on the theme of animal sculptures, with works from Quentin Garel, AJ Fosik and Kate Clark whose sculptures are a mix between taxidermy and anthropomorphism.                  View … Continue reading

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London: Duane Hanson – Reality Check

American sculptor Duane Hanson is currenly on view at Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery. The mini retrospective ‘Reality Check‘ features a selection of his most important lifesize hyper-real sculptural portraits of middle class Americans, from a Man on mower, a High School … Continue reading

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Paris: Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton, the philanthropic wing of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, is opening a 41,441-square-foot art museum in Paris on 27 October to share its cultural values with the general public. The new glass building was designed by the architect … Continue reading

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Paris: 100Taur – Monsters in my closet

French Lowbrow artist 100TAUR ( see our studio visit here) just opened his latest solo show ‘Monsters in my closet‘ at Artoyz gallery in Paris. The exhibition features a comprehensive body of work, from drawings, engraving, mixed media paintings to taxidermy … Continue reading

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London: Jonas Burgert – Stuck Hirn Blind

This week London is being taken over by the art world as Frieze kicks off, so we attended the first London solo show of German painter Jonas Burgert in over five years, following his last exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery … Continue reading

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London: Yoshitomo Nara @ Dairy Art Centre

London’s Dairy Art Centre is presenting a major solo exhibition by the Japanese contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara. This is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition in the UK to date and is featuring seminal pieces by the artist, many of … Continue reading

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London: Ludo – Chaos Theory

Following our recent studio visit (see here), we attended the solo exhibition ‘Chaos Theory‘ of French artist Ludo at Lazarides Rathbone in London. Live butterflies were fluttering during the opening much to the delight of onlookers. Inspired by the theory of “The … Continue reading

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London: Word To Mother & Beau Stanton @ Stolenspace

Stolenspace is celebrating a duo show this week with UK based artist Word To Mother ‘Too Blessed To Be Stressed’ and Brooklyn based artist Beau Stanton ‘Tenebras Lux’. ‘Too Blessed to Be Stressed’ presents a selection of multi-layered paintings on wood … Continue reading

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London: Faith47 – Aqua Regalia

In parallel to the upcoming Moniker Art Fair  a solo show ‘Aqua Regalia‘ by South African artist Faith47 just opened at the Old Truman Brewery in London.  Juxtapozing religious iconography and sacred geometry with everyday found objects, her artworks illustrate pictorial representations of … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Ludo – Chaos Theory (Paris)

We visited the studio of French artist Ludo in Paris as he prepares for his London solo show Chaos Theory at Lazarides Rathbone. Using his trademark neon green and monochrome palette, Ludo’s new body of work illustrates themes of dissolute … Continue reading

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London: Geraldine Swayne – How are You

Filmaker and member of the music band Faust, Geraldine Swayne is also a painter and is currently showing a series of miniature works titled How are you? at the Fine Art Society. Swayne creates intimate paintings with enamel on small … Continue reading

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London: Juliette Losq – Nemora @ FAS

The British artist Juliette Losq just opened her solo show Nemora at Fine Art Society in London. Inspired by English ‘Gothic’ of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Losq depicts liminal landscapes by juxtaposing rococo prints, Victorian newspaper illustrations,  sci- fi and … Continue reading

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London: Reka / Twoone @ StolenSpace

StolenSpace Gallery is opening the new season in London with two concurrent solo shows from Australian artists based in Berlin: Reka’s “Trip the Light” and Two One’s “The Hunted Hunter’s Head.” Reka’s new body of work is inspired by his mother … Continue reading

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London: Ian Francis – Endless Summer

Following his exhibition 10,000 Years from Now at Lazarides Rathbone, Bristol-based Ian Francis is returning to London for a solo exhibition Endless Summer at the Outsiders. Blending photorealism with abstract landlanscapes, the show features a series of same sized intimate … Continue reading

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London: Adam Neate – Dimensionalism

After two years, UK-based artist Adam Neate has returned to London with a new solo Dimensionalism at Elms Lester (showing until the 18th of October). Playing with perspective, painted shadows, space and sculptural form, the artist is pushing further his exploration of 3D paintings. As a … Continue reading

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London: The Unauthorized Banksy Retrospective

Curated by Banksy’s former gallerist Steve Lazarides, the Unauthorized Retrospective hosted at Sotheby’s gallery space S|2 is a selling exhibition featuring from prints, originals on canvas and wood as well as sculptures. With 70 pieces from the mid-1990s to 2009, the … Continue reading

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London: Katrin Fridriks – Flying Awareness

Icelandic abstract painter Katrin Fridriks is launching her first solo show at Lazarides Rathbone in London, following her participation in Lazarides’ 2013 group shows BRUTAL and Fresh Paint. The exhibition titled “Flying Awareness” features a brand new body of work … Continue reading

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Paris: G I R L @ Perrotin

After initially meeting up in Miami in 2007, multi-talented musician/designer Pharrell Williams and French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin decided to continue their artistic collaboration seven years later with an exhibition curated especially for Galerie Perrotin’s new space, the Salle de Bal in Paris. Set … Continue reading

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Paris: Futura – Introspective

In parallel to his recent intervention at Palais de Tokyo ( covered here) NYC graffiti legend Futura opened a new solo exhibition in Paris at Magda Danysz Gallery. Titled “Introspection“, the show features a new body of works from his … Continue reading

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London: Seen Superheroes @ Opera Gallery

The world renowned ‘Godfather of Graffiti’  SEEN is currently showing at the Opera Gallery in London.  The exhibition takes inspiration from the ever-growing American comic book cultural phenomenon.  Colourful large scale paintings depict the world’s most iconic crime fighters and villains, including Batman, Wonder … Continue reading

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Paris: Lasco #3 – Palais de Tokyo

For the third instalment of the Lasco Project ( covered here) curator Hugo Vitrani invited seven  internationally renowned graffiti artists to infiltrate the Palais de Tokyo‘s cavernous basement level for the first time. LA based illustrator Cleon Peterson created a large black and … Continue reading

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London: Jessica Albarn – Resurrection

After Bristol, the touring exhibition of Jessica Albarn (covered here) is now showing in London at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. Resurrection showcases a series of works on canvas, paper, glass, wax and clay about the lost beauty of the dead, treasuring the extinct, rare … Continue reading

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Nantes (FR): Royal de Luxe – Le Mur de Planck

A new performance in the fantastic Giants saga signed Royal de Luxe took place  in Nantes from 7 to 9 June 2014.  On this occasion, Royal de Luxe, the street theatre company known around the world for its giant marionettes,  created two giants, a … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Mr Freeze Nite & Day – Part 2

Following our recent coverage on  Mister Freeze  Nite & Day (see here) we attended the second place that was revealed at the last minute. The 50cinq features large scale installations, sculptures and murals by international artists. Participating artists include:  Sike, Momies, Opium, … Continue reading

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London: Jacky Tsai – Eastern Orbit

Chinese born artist Jacky Tsai is launching his first solo exhibition at Scream in London. Like the iconic floral skull motif that he created for British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Tsai’s artwork is a fusion of East and West. Utilising … Continue reading

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London: Sixe Parades – Futurismo Ancestral

Following our recent coverage ( see preview) we attended the opening of   Barcelona based artist Sixe Paredes new exhibition titled Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering to Peru at Somerset House.  A colourful delight for all senses from food, music, sculptures and installations.         … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Mr Freeze Nite & Day – Part 1

For the second year running the association Faute O Graff is curating ”Mister Freeze”,  an exhibition featuring small gallery artworks to large scale installations. This year the exhibition is taking place in two abandonned places:  Le Frigo (“The Fridge”) where the … Continue reading

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London: Richard Jackson – New Paintings @ Hauser Wirth

Los Angeles-based artist Richard Jackson just opened an exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in London. Inspired by abstract expressionism and action painting, Jackson has created dynamic sculptures around which paint is thrown or shot out loosely. An installation features a row of sculptures of men bending over … Continue reading

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Toulouse (FR): Memoire Industrielle Hors Serie 3.0 – JOB

Back in 2011, French graffiti writers from Toulouse, namely Dark, Dspri, Keyler, Mikoz, Spazm, Spot and Xerou who are sharing the same passion for abandoned spaces, decided to create a touring exhibition called Memoire Industrielle. Using found objects from various industrial sites across France gathered through … Continue reading

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Preview: Sixe Parades – Futurismo Ancestral

We were granted access during the set-up as Barcelona based artist Sixe Paredes (formerly known as Sixeart) is launching his new exhibition titled Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering to Peru at Somerset House in London and curated by ApprovedByPablo.  Inspired by his travels in Peru  Sixe Parades pays … Continue reading

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London: Miaz Brothers @ Lazarides

Italian contemporary painters Miaz Brothers debuted their UK solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone titled Dematerialized: A New Contemporary Vision. The show features a selection of large portrait paintings from their Antimatter series, utilizing the layering of spraypaint to create a special blurry effect. Looking close, the … Continue reading

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Books: Patti Astor – Fun Gallery…The True Story

The original ‘Queen of the Downtown Scene’ Patti Astor, has released her memoirs, Fun Gallery… the True Story, chronicling her experiences and those of her friends during the 1980′s legendary NYC East Village scene.   The book features stories about Keith … Continue reading

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London: Miss Van & Olek @ Stolenspace

StolenSpace gallery  just opened a double exhibition by leading female street artists, Miss Van and Olek. Despite having worked on public installations and group shows across the globe, it is the first time they produce a two-person show together. Based on their strong friendship and … Continue reading

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San Francisco: Space //Square @ White Walls

Opening this Saturday 10 May at White Walls in SF, Space//Squared is a group exhibition curated by Sven Davis focused around notions of the architectural landscape.With a single set criteria of using a 10×10 inch format, over 100 artists have created … Continue reading

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London: Anoint Group Show @ The Outsiders

The Outsiders London is currently hosting a group exhibition called Anoint, which refers to oily marks made on a surface. Curated by Steve Lazarides, the show features a selection of artworks from international established and emerging contemporary artists including Adam … Continue reading

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London: Remed & Okuda

For the second year Spanish based artists Remed & Okuda return to London Southbank to celebrate the Streets of Spain festival curated by Campo Viejo. Using their trademark multicolour symbolism both artists painted a glass box live for the delight … Continue reading

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London: Julian Schnabel – Every Angel Has a Dark Side

Brooklyn based artist and film-maker Julian Schnabel is returning to London after 15 years with an exhibition titled Every Angel Has a Dark Side at the Dairy Art Centre. Bursting onto the New York art scene in the late 1970s, … Continue reading

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London: Zhang Huan – Spring Poppy Fields

Having exhibited in Beijing and New York, contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Huan opened his first UK solo show at Pace Gallery. Spring Poppy Fields feature fourteen new oil on linen paintings inspired by his travels to Buddhist sites in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and … Continue reading

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Bristol: Jessica Albarn – Resurrection

Located behind a small door in the old town wall where the See No Evil street art festival takes place (covered here) , the Crypt of St John the Baptist is hosting an exhibition by UK artist Jessica Albarn  with … Continue reading

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London: Vinz – Tempus Fugit

Spanish artist VinZ opened his latest solo show Tempus Fugit at Rex Romae Gallery in Shoreditch.Tempus Fugit showcases a series of original works and sketches as well as pictures of their street counterparts. The show features narratives through different stages of life, … Continue reading

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London: Stealing Banksy

  This week end takes place an exhibition called Stealing Banksy featuring pieces that have been removed from the streets to be sold at auction. The event organisers  claim that “the Sincura Group do not steal art, nor do we condone … Continue reading

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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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