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Paris: Banksy for World Refugee Day

A new mural appeared in the streets of Paris . A black and white stencilled little girl standing on a wooden palette is painting a pink wallpaper over a Nazi cross. It bears all the tales of Banksy. Timing and … Continue reading

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London: Sandra Chevrier – Les Cages: We Can’t Be Tamed

StolenSpace Gallery is currently showcasing the latest body of work by Canadian born artist, Sandra Chevrier, as she makes her long awaited return to the UK. Evocatively titled ‘Les Cages; We Can’t Be Tamed’, the exhibition features a fresh series … Continue reading

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La Rochelle: Graff on Tour(s) with Lek & Sowat

The Towers of La Rochelle, managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN), are currently presenting Graff on Tour(s) until 25 June 2018 with a focus on historical graffiti as well as artistic interventions by contemporary artists ( see our … Continue reading

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London: Mark Jenkins – BRD SHT

American artist Mark Jenkins returns to London for his third solo exhibition with Lazinc Gallery. The show follows Jenkins’ success of his recent art installation, Project84, atop of London’s ITV building, raising awareness of male suicide. Together with his collaborator, … Continue reading

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Paris: Miss Van Retrospective at Galerie Openspace

OpenSpace Gallery in Paris is paying tribute to leading female urban contemporary artist Miss Van with a special Retrospective. The exhibition, curated by Samantha Longhi and Nicolas Chenus presents more than 90 works from 2003 to today, and is running … Continue reading

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La Rochelle (FR): Graffs on Tour(s) with the CMN

The Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN) is France’s biggest cultural and tourism operator. Its mission is to preserve cultural heritage and provide public access to 100 national historical monuments throughout France. After having archived and documented graffiti on the national … Continue reading

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Paris: BLO – ‘Anywhere, Out of this mind’

Berlin based artist BLO, from the Da Mental Vaporz crew, is currently showing a new exhibition entitled Anywhere, Out Of This Mind at Galerie 42b in Paris. The new body of work features a series of oniric painted assemblages with … Continue reading

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Paris: Oli Epp ‘Epiphanies’

Semiose Galerie in Paris is currently showing ‘Epiphanies‘, a solo exhibition by British artist Oli Epp. Born in 1994, Oli Epp is a recent graduate of the City & Guilds of London Art School and has taken the art world … Continue reading

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Interview: Zoer (FR)

We wanted to find out more about French artist Frederic Battle aka Zoer, as he painted a mural together with Velvet at the Crystal Ship Festival in Ostende. He accepted to answer a few questions: Can you tell us more … Continue reading

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Paris: D*Face – ‘Fornever’

After painting a large new mural Turn Coat (covered) in the 13th District of Paris, D*Face unveiled his first solo show in France at Galerie Itinerrance. Entitled FORNEVER, the exhibition presented canvasses, sculptures, installations, HPMs, prints, and more. The British … Continue reading

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Paris: Lee Bae ‘ Black Mapping’

Perrotin Gallery in Paris is currently showing “Black Mapping” by Korean contemporary artist Lee Bae and looks back to the creative period of Lee Bae marked by the work of charcoal, in the form of paintings, sculptures and installations. Since … Continue reading

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London: Mai 68 Posters from the Revolution

This May marks the 50th anniversary of the Mai 68 riots; a revolutionary string of student protests in Paris. Art was truly embedded in this revolution, with unique screen-printed posters being plastered along the walls of France. Lazinc Sackville is … Continue reading

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Paris: D*Face ‘Turncoat’ Mural

British artist D*Face (covered) has just completed his second mural in Paris, at 155 boulevard Vincent Auriol, part of the ongoing open air museum in the 13th District with Street Art 13 Mural program. This is the mural version of … Continue reading

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Paris: Felipe Pantone – Dynamic Phenomena

Chromatic and cynetic master Felipe Pantone is currently presenting his first solo exhibition ‘Dynamic Phenomena‘ in Paris at Magda Danysz Gallery. Born in Buenos Aires, Pantone is an Argentinian-Spanish artist based in Valencia, Spain.  Internationally prolific, Pantone enchants with his … Continue reading

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Paris: ESCIF ‘Open Borders’ at Palais de Tokyo

From May 4th, Palais de Tokyo in Paris will pay tribute to the history and legacy of the May 1968 events with a intervention by Escif, where he reproduced some of the famous writings from that period of student revolts. … Continue reading

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Auxerre: Florent Maussion new mural for the RADD Festival

For the past three weeks French artist Florent Maussion has been painting a monumental mural on the silos of Auxerre (France) for the 10th edition of the RADD Festival opening on 25 April 2018. Winner of the contest for the … Continue reading

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Interview: Colectivo Licuado

We followed Florencia Durán and Camilo Nunez from Colectivo Licuado, Uruguay as they painted a monumental mural for the Crystal Ship in Belgium. Mastering spray paint with a hyperrealistic style, their creations juxtaposes culture and local traditions based on the … Continue reading

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Crystal Ship : New murals by Telmo & Miel (NL) in Belgium

For this year’s edition of the Crystal Ship Festival Dutch duo Telmo Miel created two murals in Ostend, Belgium. Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann are the names behind Telmo Miel artistic duo, based in Rotterdam. We last saw them in London … Continue reading

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Urban Art Fair (Paris)

For its 3rd Paris edition, the Urban Art Fair brings together thirty galleries from eight different countries at the Carreau du Temple from April 12 to 15, 2018. With a selection of French and international galleries, the Fair is presenting … Continue reading

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Art Paris Art Fair: TILT Solo Exhibition

With Switzerland being the guest of honour at Art Paris Art Fair (covered here), the Swiss Kolly Gallery focuses on the universe of French graffiti artist Tilt by dedicating a Solo Show. Tilt has won the First Prize of the … Continue reading

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Interview : Matthew Dawn (BE)

We caught up with Belgian artist Matthew Dawn as he participates to the Crystal Ship Festival in Ostend, Belgium and discussed about his background and projects. B: Can you tell us more about your background? MD: I have a bachelors … Continue reading

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London: Miaz Brothers ‘Anonymous’ at Lazinc Sacksville

Italian duo the Miaz Brothers return to Lazinc Sacksville for their third exhibition; Anonymous, continuing their Antimatter Series. The show explores the concepts of anonymity and the metaphor of status in our existence. While both bodies of work portray beings, … Continue reading

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Paris: Art Paris Art Fair 20th Anniversary

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Art Paris Art Fair. Since its foundation in 1999, the fair has established itself as Paris’ leading modern and contemporary spring art event. The 2018 edition is playing host to 142 galleries from 22 … Continue reading

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The Crystal Ship 2018 – Part I

We have arrived on the city by the sea in Ostend, Belgium and participating artists to the third edition of the The Crystal Ship ( see line up here) are busy working on their murals and installations  across the city. … Continue reading

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Interview: Dourone

We caught up with Spanish artist Fabio Lopez Gonzalo aka DOURONE as he participates in the 2018 Crystal Ship Festival to learn more about his creative process, his duo with Elodiellol their upcoming projects. B: Can you tell us more … Continue reading

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London: Print is Power with Sisters in Print

During the Other Art Fair in London, Aida Wilde (covered) and Sisters in Print held a series of workshops to share their skills and passion for printmaking, from cutting like a Ninja, print like a Butterfly to Macho only workshops. … Continue reading

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The Crystal Ship 2018 in Ostend (BE)

The Crystal Ship is a contemporary art festival bringing art to the seaside in Ostend, Belgium. For its third edition over fifteen international artists will create large scale murals and art installations using the City by the Sea as their … Continue reading

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London: Fourth Plinth by Michael Rakowitz

Following David Shrigley ‘ Really Good’ sculpture,  Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, has been selected to create the latest sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square using 9,000 tin cans of date syrup made in Iraq. The artwork is a … Continue reading

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Paris: INTI ‘Profane’ at Galerie Itinerrance

Chilean artist INTI retuns to Paris for a third solo show called ‘Profane’ at Galerie Itinerrance, featuring new paintings and an impressive site specific installation. For years Inti kept on traveling all around the world to paint murals . His … Continue reading

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The Other Art Fair London: Hisham Echafaki

The new edition of the Other Art Fair London curated by Saatchi Art features 130 international emerging and established artists from 22-25 March 2018 at Victoria House London WC1. Here is a selection of our highlights from the Fair. French … Continue reading

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London: Glenn Brown – ‘Come to Dust’ at Gagosian Gallery

  The Gagosian Gallery is currently showing “Come to Dust,” the first major exhibition by British contemporary artist Glenn Brown in London since 2009. For Brown, the past and present are treasuries of raw material, offering countless images, titles, and … Continue reading

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New York: New Banksy invasion

We are always excited to see new works by elusive artist Banksy. He’s back to the streets of New York with a new stencil, featuring a rat running in a clock turned wheel, reminiscent of the incessant rat race. It … Continue reading

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London: Evoca1 ‘Caroline and the world on a stage’

Dominican born street artist, Evoca1 (Elio Mercado) is currently presenting his first solo show in London at Stolenspace. ‘Caroline, and The World on a Stage’ explores the many conditions of human existence and the various misuses of power between people … Continue reading

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London: Studio Visit with Aida Wilde

We are happy to have a look inside the London studio of Queen printmaker and artivist Aida Wilde ‘Who’s afraid of Aida Wilde?’ says one of the signs in the studio, surrounded by a screaming cute neon pink dotted kitty … Continue reading

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London: Dan Witz – Mosh Pit Paintings

Following his apparel and print collaboration with Dior Homme last September, NY based artist Dan Witz (covered) is returning to London to present his ongoing signature hyperrealistic series ‘Mosh pits paintings’ which he started back in 2010, capturing moments when … Continue reading

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Paris: Jean Charles de Castelbajac – I Want

Multidisciplinary artist and internationally successful fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac  (also known as JC/DC) is currently presenting a solo exhibition titled              ‘I Want’ at Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris. Since the 70’s and 80’s … Continue reading

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London: Marakami & Abloh Future History at Gagosian

Coinciding with London Fashion Week 2018, Superflat Master Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is partnering with American Creative Designer Virgil Abloh and presenting a series of collaborative works “Future History” at the Gagosian Gallery in London. The exhibition features large-scale paintings, … Continue reading

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Toulouse: 100TAUR Massive Mural

French artist 100TAUR just completed the largest mural in Toulouse, after a continuous five weeks under extreme weather conditions. Located in the district of Minimes, the 400 sq meters mural has been commissioned by the Mairie de Toulouse, visible at … Continue reading

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London: JR ‘Giants’ at Lazinc Sacksville

Ted Prize winner artist JR is currently displaying a solo exhibition titled “GIANTS” at Lazinc’s new flagship gallery in Mayfair, London. The name of the presentation directly references the artist’s ongoing GIANTS project which made its debut during the 2016 … Continue reading

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Toulouse: ICAREX-1 at the Chapelle des Carmelites

The Mairie de Toulouse and the Centre d’Art Nomade are currently presenting a monumental installation ICAREX-1 by an elusive anonymous artist at the Chapelle des Carmelites until 25 February 2018. We were lucky to get immersed in the creative process of … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Miroirs Urbains

Curated by Bob Jeudy, Co-founder of the “M.U.R” in Paris and Ines Desquines, the exhibition ‘Miroirs Urbains’ opened in Toulouse at the Galerie Concha de Nazelle, featuring 30 works 2mX1m by 7 Urban artists, as well a selection of customised … Continue reading

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Paris: Street Art Guide

Paris is an open air museum! Looking up, we can discover amazing pieces from graffiti writing, humourous stencils , poetic collages or monumental murals. We take you through the best locations in Paris to enjoy art in the streets from … Continue reading

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London: Hassan Hajjaj – La Caravane

Somerset House is currently hosting Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane, a homecoming exhibition of the British-Moroccan artist, showcasing his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures through new and celebrated works. The exhibition is the first UK solo show of his work in seven … Continue reading

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2017 Highlights

With 2017 coming to a close, we look back at the highlights of this incredible year. Elusive artist Banksy has been very prolific throughout the year and politically engaged:  between the opening of a new venture with the Walled Off … Continue reading

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Video: Creve Hivernale II

  December 2016.  A wasteland surrounded by barbed wire with a view on passing trains, home to travellers, migrants and less fortunate people. This is not a picture taken in a distant country, but actually in the center of Toulouse, … Continue reading

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Video: Banksy ‘ Alternativity’ with Danny Boyle

Following the reveal of two new street pieces earlier in Bethlehem (covered here) Banksy will be premiering  The Alternativity film on BBC Two this Sunday, the 17th of December,  an unique observational arts and documentary film directed by Danny Boyle. This … Continue reading

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Berlin: Barbara Kruger ‘Forever’

US artist Barbara Kruger, who initially inspired the logo for Supreme, has created an immersive installation called ‘Forever’ for the Berlin gallery Sprüth Magers. This exhibition marks exactly three decades since her first solo show at Monika Sprüth Gallery in … Continue reading

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Banksy’s ‘Alternativity’ in Bethlehem

Elusive artist Banksy is back at his “Walled Off Hotel” in the city of Bethlehem in Palestine with a new stunt to celebrate the festive season with a “festive spectacular” titled Alternativity, and continue to raise media awareness in one … Continue reading

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London: ‘Everything at Once’ at 180 Strand

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Lisson Gallery, the gallery is partnering with The Vinyl Factory to stage an ambitious group exhibition called ‘EVERYTHING AT ONCE‘, inspired by a quote by John Cage in 1966 “Nowadays everything happens … Continue reading

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London: Alexander Chappell – Nobody

London based artist Alexander Chappell debuted his solo show entitled ‘Nobody‘ at StolenSpace, exploring the path of anonymity in a society obsessed with being ‘somebody’. Featuring 12 graphite portraits of graffiti writers: Astek, Bonzai, Chu, Conor Harrington, D*Face, Eine, Inkie, … Continue reading

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