Category Archives: Shows

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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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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