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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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Streets: Banksy #withSyria

To mark the third anniversay of the Syrian conflict, Banksy has reworked his iconic portrait of a girl with heart balloon, to depict a young Syrian refugee wih a head scarf. A “global recreation” of the moving Banksy piece saw the … 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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Streets: MSK crew in London

The MSK crew was in London over the week end taking advantage of the great weather. AROE and the rest of the crew completed this mural undisturbed under the watchful eye of some “special visitors”.        

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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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Streets: Best Ever in London

     The british duo Best Ever recently completed this mural in London, off Hanbury St, using their signature hyperealism touch.

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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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London: Strarta Art Fair

STRARTA is a new Art Fair located at the Saatchi Gallery. Featuring 30 international galleries, the artwork on show includes modern paintings, drawings, limited edition prints, photography, sculptures and multi-media works ranging from £2,000 to well over £250,000.         … Continue reading

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Streets: JR Actions in London

JR is returning to London after five years with a two-part solo exhibition, ACTIONS, at Lazarides Rathbone and multiple sites across the capital. The Inside / Out photobooth truck stopped by this afternoon and Londoners black and white portraits were … 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: 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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London: Paul Insect & Sweet Toof

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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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London Streets: Miss Van & Ciroschu

  

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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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Studio Visits: Hisham Echafaki

We recently had the chance to visit pop-surrealist painter Hisham Echafaki‘s studio. Using acrylic and oil paint, the London-based artist loves exploring symetry and patterns, as well as depicting animals in a surreal environment, as shown in his kufic and butterflies … 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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London: Remed & Okuda live uncorked

Remed and Okuda got together for a project with Campo Viejo vineyards touring through multiple cities like London, Barcelona, Stockholm. Following an installation in Spain, both artists celebrated the Streets of Spain Festival in London Southbank by creating fiberglass sculptures and … Continue reading

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London: Zezao for the Canals project

Local and international street artists have been invited by The Legacy List recently to create public works along along East London canals. The  roster includes artists Mark Lyken (Scotland), Teo Moneyless (Italy),  Zezão(Brazil), Remed (Spain),  Ekta Ekta (Sweden), and Interesni Kazki (Ukraine). Curated by Cedar Levisham, the artworks will be installed … Continue reading

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London streets: Dal East – Part II

After the recent murals ( covered here) Dal East continues to hit the London streets with his energetic animals.              

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London streets: Faith47

South African artist Faith47  just landed in London, and completed this two part mural in Shoreditch.         

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London streets: Space Invader

French artist Space Invader just hit the London streets with these massive new pieces.                          

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London streets: Roa

Belgian artist Roa has just finished a large scale mural in East London featuring his signature animals.   

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London streets: Dal East

South Africa based artist Dal East is back to the UK and has completed a few murals  from leaping tigers to surrealist creatures in East London.     

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London: Pete Hawkins – Behind closed doors

Painter Pete Hawkins returns to returns to The Outsiders with a new solo exhibition, Behind Closed Doors, featuring  a series of miniature modern fables painted on antique doors. “Doors hold a lot of meaning,” explains Pete, “and not only as transitional points … Continue reading

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London: Conor Harrington @ the Outsiders

Conor Harrington is returning to London for another exhibition  titled A Whole Lot of Trouble for a Little Bit of Win, this time at The Outsiders.  The show features 20 studies and works on paper leading up to the Morning Glory painting he did  for his 2012 … Continue reading

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