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Phil Frost solo show @ Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid

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Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid is currently showing a first European solo show by legendary New York-based painter Phil Frost. Intuitive Mathematics is an overview of most recent works constructed with his instantly recognizable aesthetics, and it refers to his creative process which is described as “intuitive perceptive portraiture”.

The layers of over saturated colors, flowing lines, and finally most recognizable, white mask-like shapes, are all key elements of his work. By multiplying these over and over again, using different techniques and mediums, Frost is creating eclectic patterns that spread over different surfaces, immune to physical or formal limitations. From papers or canvas to vintage suitcases, helmets, record sleeves, baseball bats and even plane bombs, his intuitive portraiture takes over any shapes or forms. This peculiar technique that evolved from his unique typography earned him a reputation of a leading contemporary artist even Frost had no formal artistic education. The complexity of his visual language allows each of his works to be seen as a compact art piece, but also, it gives the observer a chance to dissected it into infinite smaller, separate sections and images.
The show will stay on view all the way until 4th of February, so make sure you examine these complex works in person while visiting the Spanish capital.

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Paul Insect – Allouche Gallery – Interview

Allouche Gallery, NYC, is pleased to present, PAUL INSECT: 2033, Original Works Created in 2014, on December 13th.

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Paul Insect is known for his unique and individual sharp-edged images, which draws from the absurdism of Dada and is combined with the sleekness of modernism, yielding surreal renderings that point playfully at the deep dark underbelly of adult life. In the 1990s, Insect became known for his witty stencil and spray painted works, before transitioning to the gallery scene with color-drenched canvases, which teetered precariously between tradition and something far more messed up. Never before has chaos been channeled in such clean lines. 

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Beau Stanton – Elegant Decay

Combining unshakably meticulous imagery alongside flawless displays of colour and deep, brooding themes of industrialism, religion and decay is a tall order for any artist. Yet Beau Stanton, with a tweak of his facial hair and ream after ream of recorded patterns and shapes, carries it off very well indeed. In light of his recent work with 1xRun, his muralism and solo show, Tenebras Lux, VNA got talking to Stanton in an exclusive interview on religion, architecture and the humble moustache.

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Sweet Toof – Derailed – Pandemic Gallery NYC

SWEET TOOF “DERAILED” – Opening Reception 12.12.14

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Theres no real way to avoid the imagery SWEET TOOF presents to the public. The average citizen stops to observe just as intensely as the dedicated street photographer. His bright, colorful iconography is unmistakable. Strangely seductive, cartoon skulls grin malevolently from ear to ear, while disembodied floating gums appear seemingly in the hundreds all over the urban landscape, everything consistently overflowing with toothy turmoil. From site specific street graffiti and large scale murals to blanketing the abandoned structures of the city, his artistic presence is highly prolific, spanning several countries.

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Horfee’s “Traditional Occupations” solo show

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Notorious French artist Horfee opened a solo show @ Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne on Friday 5th of December. The artist who has both formal artistic education, but is most know for his illegal graffiti works, gave a good overview of his current works through “Traditional Occupations”.

Inspired by everything from European abstract painting to homemade tattoos, vintage animations and underground comics, Horfee is no stranger to using various medias and techniques for creating recognizable works. His colorful creations with loose edges are presented in form of acrylic and spray paint canvases, works on glass, sculptures and even embroidery. Through his work Horfee proudly shows the flaws of his techniques by creating melting imagery that is conforming to anything but ordinary or traditional.

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Surfers Healing – The Bowery Project – 2014

2014 will mark the 7th Healing Foundation. Up for auction will be a number of unique and one-of-a-kind surfboards by acclaimed artists, fashion designers and world-renowned surfers.

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This year marks a significant shift in the event. In addition to the exhibition and auction held in conjunction with The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, a second exhibition will be presented at the Patagonia Surf Shop on The Bowery in New York City. This unique collection is known as “The Bowery Project”.

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Vhils, Sainer and Nunca new print releases via Under-dogs

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Right after opening Soma group show that features works by leading Portuguese contemporary urban artists, hardworking crew behind the Under-dogs art platform in Lisbon, are continuing their efforts. In order to establish closer relationship between art and the public, they are opening Underdogs Art Shop at Time Out Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon on 4th of December 2014. The store will offer editions and artistic objects produced by artists with whom they worked in the past, as well as host performance / intervention events from January.

To mark the opening of the Underdogs Art Store, new limited editions by established and new artists, both Portuguese and foreign, will be released and available at the premises and online. Among others, a new hand finished lithograph edition by Vhils, as well as new silkscreen prints by Brazilian Nunca, and Polish Sainer, will be available online on 4th of December @ 5pm GMT.

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Polish Urban Art – Exhibitions and Murals

Paris – Berlin – Batumi – Lviv – Kyiv – Minsk – Lublin – Stockholm!

In the recent years Polish Urban Art has become a rapidly growing phenomenon. Polish urban artists are now not only mentioned among the world’s best, but above all, within the broad spectrum of urban art they managed to develop their own, unique, clearly recognizable style. A style, which on the one hand, corresponds to the most notable achievements of Polish contemporary art; on the other hand, it is often a style which emanates from the most radical form of art created on the streets – graffiti writing.

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The aim of the Polish Urban Art project is to present and promote Polish urban art in Europe. In Batumi and Lviv we plan to exhibit murals created on the spot by Polish artists. In Kiev and Minsk we will be presenting a collection documenting Polish urban art from the 1950s to the present. After completing our project in Eastern Europe, its results will be presented and discussed on exhibits organized in three major capitals of street art and graffiti – Berlin, Paris, and Stockholm. Finally, the project will be closed and summed up in Brain Damage Gallery in Lublin.

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The current exhibition includes the works of some of the most relevant contemporary Polish street artists, such as:
• Autone
• Cekas
• Chazme
• Czarnobyl
• Darek Paczkowski
• Egon Fietke
• Elroy
• Etam Cru
• Fresh
• Goro
• Ixi Color
• Kamil Kuzko
• Lump
• Mat
• Monstfur
• Mrufig
• M-City
• Paweł Ryżko
• Pener
• Pepe
• Peter Fuss
• Pikaso
• Proembrion
• Szyman
• Sepe
• Szczerbak
• Robert Proch
• Uran
• Zbiok
and others.

Additionally, we will be presenting photographs documenting the evolution of art on Polish streets, starting from pieces captured by Edward Hartwig in the 1950s, to recent large scale murals.

The entire presentation will be completed by a story of Polish art, aptly captured with the slogan “Graffiti Goes East”.

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PROGRAM:
Batumi – 15-26.08.2014 // ბათუმის სამხატვრო სკოლა (Art School)
Kyiv – 20-25.10. 2014 // Closer
Lviv – 26-31.10.2014 // Мистецьке об’єднання Dzyga
Minsk – 05-10.11.2014 // Ў галерэя сучаснага мастацтва / Y gallery
Berlin – 13-16.11.2014 // Urban Spree
Stockholm – 21-27.11.2014 // HL Gallery
Paris – 05-06.12.2014 // Sergeantpaper
Lublin – 13-19.12.2014 // Brain Damage Gallery

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The results of the project can be checked on the official project website http://polishurbanart.com/ as well as the facebook page of Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej.

Organized by Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej in cooperation with: Brain Damage Gallery (Poland), The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre (Poland), Whole City (Poland), Tamara Bokuchava (Georgia), Nini Palavandishvili (Georgia), Grob Yarik (Ukraine), Dzyga Gallery (Ukraine), Nazar Motyk (Ukraine), Y galery (Belarus), Urban Spree Gallery (Germany), HL Gallery (Sweden), Sergeant Paper (France).

The project has been financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the City of Lublin.

The London Police – Miami Basel

Amsterdam based duo, The London Police have just launched a new pop up, supported by Opera Gallery, at the Villa Bagatelle for Miami Art Basel.

The Full TLP Cast on Planet Paul 6, indelible ink on brussel's linen, 120cm x 80cm

This monumental wall will be the first street art mural to appear on South Beach, and will be visible by art lovers and amateurs traveling to Miami in the occasion of the biggest international contemporary art fair in the world.

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Adrian Falkner aka Smash 137 new solo show and new print release

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Swiss artist Adrian Falkner aka Smash 137 recently opened his solo show @ in Germany. Ex graffiti artist who entered the fine art world back in 2008, introduced the new body of work titled Neue Farbe. Staying true to his roots and strong influence of NYC wild style, Smash137 created an impressive series of heavily abstract works. With noticeable spraycan strokes, fat cap lines, and all the other elementary components of classic graffiti, these works still have an undeniable aesthetics of contemporary fine art abstract works.

Along with introducing his solo show, Basel-born artist recently finished working on his upcoming print release @ Idem Studio in Paris. Here is what Adrian says about the release:

It took me almost one year to find the right painting, which I wanted to use for my first Lithograph. Finally I chose this painting on paper because it’s closest in size and material. I preferred not to take a large painting and scale it down to the size of the Lithography. For me the lines loose a lot of strength and energy when they are put out of proportion.

Available through Print Them All, Steel Blue will be released in an edition of only 70 pieces on Wednesday, 3rd of December @ 2pm GMT.

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