The second exhibition for Artcore International’s newest gallery, Crow’s Nest Gallery, features contemporary art from a diverse selection of international urban artists, many of whom have developed from writing illegal graffiti and have risen in popularity to exhibit at esteemed art establishments like Victoria & Albert Museum, Moniker Art Fair, Miami Basel Art Fair, Nuart Festival and Cans Festival organised by Banksy.
Their forthcoming print release titled ‘The Rise of the Samurai of Paul’ sees a trio of beaming, three-headed characters in a ‘floating city’ theme, originally hand drawn on canvas, created for their spring 2015 exhibition at the Megumi Ogita Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. The occasion was, of course, marked by more of their Lads appearing outdoors in various spots, making themselves at home all around the famously vibrant city. It is a print that condenses the ambitious, irreverent brilliance of the pair as seen in vast, outdoor paintings in far-from-home locations, from Oslo to Los Angeles.
On November 17th, iconic graffiti artist FUTURA turned 60. To celebrate his birthday and decades worth of artistic output, MONTANA-CANS have created a special colourway, the FUTURA 2000 Black, as part of their Iconic Series. For the global pre-launch, FUTURA asked his friends at ACRONYM® to collaborate on an exclusive design to appear on the can, produced in a limited run and for this occasion only.
Canal180, in partnership with VNA, recently produced a documentary with INSA to document their event in Abrantes, Portugal, earlier in the summer.
During 5 hot days, INSA painted several layers in stages (which were later transformed into a digital GIF as part of his ongoing ‘Gif-iti project), at the historical centre of Abrantes, for the 180 Creative Camp event.
INEVITABILITY is a genuine conversation where the artist speaks about his roots, his message and his personal approach about the meaning of art in our lives.
Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Erlin Geffrard, Daisy Ortiz and Jaque Fragua recently opened their latest show ‘ARCHETYPE$’ in San Jose.
Erlin Geffrard Interviews Spencer Keeton Cunningham about the show:
Erlin Geffrard: Tell me a little about this show…
Spencer Keeton Cunningham: Basically Erlin, as you know, You and I have been making paintings together and video works which we call video paintings since around 2007. Sometimes it’s hard for people to even tell us apart within the art world. That’s part of what we have been attempting to show in our art since we first met way back around 8 or 9 years ago. And Jaque Fragua has been a fellow art collaborator and friend ever since we started doing shows together in San Francisco around 2008. This show is a culmination of works both solo and collaborative both on video and canvas between all of us.
“Where there’s something hiding beneath the surface” is the latest show from Hubert Marot and Pedro Matos at Bid Project, Milan, curated by Domenico de Chirico.
Portuguese artist AKACorleone is the next artist to join The Jaunt, the art and travel project that sends artists all over the world to find inspiration. Artists who have participated in the project previously include Mike Perry, Niels Shoe Meulman, Cleon Peterson, Hedof, Collin van der Sluijs, and many, many others. For AKACorleone’s trip we are traveling to Catania, on the beautiful island of Sicily, Italy. A place with it’s obvious mafia history, but also home of Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. After AKACorleone comes home from his trip, he’ll visualize his new found inspiration into an artwork which will be produced as a limited edition screen print. This print is now for sale, at sight unseen, on the website of The Jaunt – www.thejaunt.net/trips. Make sure you order one of the prints before the trip starts, before you miss your chance!
We caught up with AKACorleone recently to get the lowdown before his Jaunt:
– Hey Pedro, What’s up? What are you working on at the moment?
Hey! All good in sunny Lisbon, super busy working on some new projects, preparing a few murals in Lisbon, also having fun experimenting with some new art pieces on my studio, I rarely have the opportunity to do this and it´s one of my favourite things, just play with new media, materials techniques, feel like a mad scientist!
Beau Stanton’s latest print, TITAN, is released November 12th, 2015 at 12pm PCT
2015. An edition of 100, each one is signed and numbered on reverse by Beau Stanton, this 14″x14″ giclee Digital print on Russian Birch wood comes finished with a molded black frame.
A multi-disciplinary artist, Beau Stanton’s work takes the form of paintings, murals, large scale installations, stained glass, and multimedia animations. Focusing on meticulous technique and craft, Stanton’s work is heavily informed by historic ornamentation, religious iconography, and classical painting. A keen interest in iconic visual symbols and Jungian archetypes often provides the foundation for his images.
David ‘MEGGS’ Hooke’s latest body of work deals with the recurring aesthetic of duality, which is an ongoing and underlying theme in all of his artwork. His ‘Paving Paradise’ pop up show is a small glimpse into a new focus of his work and features split images depicting natural purity vs. things that represent the decay and downfall of our environmental resources and mankind as a whole. MEGGS intends that his artworks reflect the Yin and Yang, or that two halves make up a whole.