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PangeaSeed Announced Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans Festival in Cozumel, Mexico

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Hardworking guys behind Pangeaseed project recently announced their large upcoming project they’ve been working on in collaboration with 1xRUN, Tony Delfino, and World Art Destinations. Their second annual summer mural festival, Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans, will take place from July 17 – 26, 2015 on the Caribbean island of Cozumel, Mexico.

Along with beautifying the area the event will bring education, connection, and inspiration to the local community, their main goal is helping saving our seas via public art and activism (ARTivism). The educational workshops will engage local youth to learn more about critical marine environmental issues affecting their home island, and what they can do to help save our seas. This edition will feature 30 world-renowned contemporary artists from across the globe, collaborating to bring vital ocean environmental issues into the spotlight. The lineup includes such names as Aaron Glasson (New Zealand), Amanda Lynn (USA) Bicicleta Sem Freio (Brazil), Caratoes (Hong Kong), Celeste Byers (USA), Christopher Konecki (USA), Cryptik (USA), Curiot (Mexico), CYH Jayson (Taiwan), Dherzu Uzala (Mexico), Ever (Dominican Republic), Faith47 (South Africa), Fintan Magee (Australia), Hueman (USA), Jack Fox (South Africa), Jason Botkin (Canada), JAZ (Argentina), Jesús Benítez (Mexico), Kai‘ili Kaulukukui (USA), Lauren YS (USA), Liz Rashell (Mexico), Meggs (Australia), Naturel (USA), NEWS (Mexico), Paola Delfín (Mexico), Phlegm (UK), Seher One (Mexico), Tatiana Suarez (USA), Tristan Eaton (USA), Zio Ziegler (USA), etc.

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Lek, Jaw & Kan showing “Amerouge” @ Galerie 42B

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Lek, Kan & Jaw, members of the infamous DMV crew, recently had a 3 day exhibition/installation showing @ Galerie 42b in Paris. Opening on 18th of June, “Amerouge” featured works whose imagery was influenced by American culture and were all connected through warm red tones (rouge).
Very diverse in their styles and technique, the artists created a harmonious show which was united by the effective installation using red plastic wrap. Using only dots from a tip of his Squeezer pens, Kan created his tribute to American icons such as Bernie Dexter, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Haywoth. etc. In contrast to his meticulous work, Jaw’s painting include both massive paint splatters and delicate brush work. By layering these two techniques, he achieved the effect of damaged or aged motionless photographs or screenshots, perfectly matching the imagery of his crew mate. Finally, Lek’s complex geo abstraction pieces created with paint roller and brush are linking the works together in a subtle way, covering tones of other works and transforming them in an abstract form. (Photo credit by Nicolas Gzeley)

Prefab77: First London solo show

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Newcastle-based  Prefab77 are hitting London this week with their first solo show in the city, ‘Damned If You Do, Bored If You Don’t’ at Hoxton Gallery. To mark the occasion the launch will have some mystery giveaways to the early birds through the door.

For the show, the collective, know for their large black and white pieces have expanded to mix traditional techniques such as screen printing, with laser engraving, CNC routing and metalwork. In their own words:

We want to explore the iconography and the power of the female form in traditional art, music and fashion, using our familiar ‘Groupies’. Throughout the ages portraits are used to reflect the subject but also the time period that the subject inhabits, with secret messages, religious affiliations and iconography woven into the piece. We want to take this forward and use the main figurative element reflect these messages into a powerful piece.”

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‘Tree Spirits’ – Ears

One of Australia’s most iconic street artists, Ears, presents his first Melbourne solo show in over 4 years.

Tree Spirits is a culmination of work that Ears has produced during a month long residency at Juddy Roller, using the entire gallery space as his studio to produce a mix of large format and smaller mixed media paintings on canvas and wood panel.

Tree Spirits delivers of a series of imagined landscapes that reference mountainous Australian bush lands, accompanied by floating portraits warped by playful line work offset by sparse graphic elements.

Ears uses bold colours and geometric lines to create compositions born of a street context yet taken further into ideas of symmetry and form, utilising the tension between the man made world and the natural environment.

Ears is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sound, painting, video and photography. Ears’ work was born in the street and has matured into a successful fine art career, with many solo shows under his belt and multiple curatorial projects.

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Latin America comes to London: Entre Muros @ MYA Gallery

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MYA Gallery is hosting a brand new show, ‘Entre Muros’ showcasing some of the best artist from Latin America, opening this Thursday June 25th. The show features: Rodrigo Branco, Rafael Hayashi (Brazil) /  Doma, Elian, Jaz  (Argentina) / Cekis, Inti (Chile) / Curiot, Saner (Mexico) / Decertor (Peru) /  Stinkfish (Colombia) / Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico).

From the previews this looks to be a really high quality show and it’s refreshing to see some different names being shown over in London. To mark the show, MYA has worked with the artists on the Entre Muros Box Set, a collection of 12 one colour silkscreen prints. Each of the 12 exhibiting artists created a unique portrait, which they have then hand customised and signed. These come individually wrapped, inside a black card box with foil lettering and a COA from MYA Gallery, limited to 30 editions for £900(plus VAT).

Show info:
Entre Muros
Opening reception: Thursday, June 25th / 6-9pm
Artist in attendance for the opening: Alexis Dias, Elian, Cekis, Jaz, Inti
MYA Gallery
150a Commercial Street, E1 6NU

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‘Satellite’ – Kyle Hughes-Odgers

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Australian Kyle Hughes-Odgers’ newest solo show opens at Turner Galleries (Perth, Australia) this week.

Turner Galleries have said “In the five years since we first worked with Kyle Hughes-Odgers, his career has taken a meteoric rise. From fairly humble beginnings as a street artist, this career has evolved rapidly to include major public art commissions, three children’s books, gallery exhibitions in Australia and overseas, and of course the (now international) street art has continued unabated. The spindly limbed characters that populate his artworks have certainly struck a chord with his viewers. They have a universal narrative; they struggle with their lives, carry their burdens, face difficult choices and are not afraid to dream.

Hughes-Odgers’ most important commissions include an eighty meter building exterior (including LED lighting design) at the new Perth international airport. Other recent career highlights include winning the Crystal Kite Award (Australia/New Zealand) with Meg McKinlay for their children’s book Ten tiny things, a forty meter mural for Murdoch University, a three storey building exterior in Washington DC, an interior mural for Jamie Oliver’s Perth restaurant, a four storey mural overlooking the Mitchell Freeway in Perth, solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Berlin, plus his third children’s book is due to be published in November 2015.”

The show consists of new drawings, works on linen and small sculptural works and if you can make it, is unmissable!

Exhibition runs June 26 – July 25 2015.

www.turnergalleries.com.au
www.kylehughesodgers.com
@kylehughesodgers

Jet Martinez presents KABLOOM at Black Book Gallery

Black Book Gallery and Denver Arts and Venues present artist Jet Martinez and his exhibition KABLOOM.

Jet creates beautiful artworks formed of lacquered plates from the state of Michoacan, Mexico. He takes information and inspiration from folk art he grew up with and reinterprets those works as means of paying homage to his own heritage.

Instead of recreating traditional themes, he utilises urban influences such as street art, hip hop, punk rock and multiculturalism to produce some truly unique works.

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Kabloom!
June 6th – 27th
Black Book Gallery
Denver, Co.

ROA paints new mural in Sardinia

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VNA 12 cover artist ROA recently painted another of his striking animal murals in Sardinia.

The Belgian artist visited the mediterranean island to paint the mural as part of the Murartista Street Art festival, taking place in the small town of Sadali. His piece fittingly depicts the Sardinian wild boar tied by a rope to the skull of another boar, a commentary on the nature of life and death.

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ROA joined artists Yama, Peeta and duo CAKTUS & MARIA for this year’s Murartista event, curated by LOOK-OUT, a new cultural association based in Sardinia.

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The festival aims to develop innovative initiatives for artistic exchange in Sardinia, inviting leading international street artists to work in a collaborative, small community environment to explore new processes and concepts in public spaces.

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Check out some shots of when ROA painted the VNA 12 cover piece in 2012 here.

 

‘6×6′ – Auguste Clown Gallery

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An original artwork is one of a kind and irreplaceable; capturing a moment in time through the mind and talent of the artist behind it. On show at Auguste Clown Gallery, “6×6″ introduces the works of more than 35 local and international artists in a group exhibition of small scale paintings.

Showcasing each artist’s style within the confines of a six inch square, these miniature masterpieces offer an obtainable piece of artwork to new and seasoned collectors alike.

Opening night: Friday 19th June from 6.00pm – 8.00pm. The exhibition is on view until 5th July.

Featured artists: Alex Garant, Anthony Clarkson, Brian Donnelly, Carol Liu, Ciou, Clare Toms, Danita Art, Edward Cao, Ella Smethurst, Emma Mount, Hye Jeong Park, Filthy the Bear, Jason Snyder, Jennalee Auclair, Jessica Charlotte, Julianna Menna, Kane Kokaris, Kari-Lise Alexander, Kassie McMahon, Kathleen Lolley, Kelly Vivanco, Kirbee Lawler, Laura Berger, Leilani Bustamante, Loretta Lizzio, Malojo, Megan Buccere, Michael Ramstead, Miss E, MJ Lindo, Mysterious Al, Natalia Rak, Redd Walitzki, Roby Dwi Antono, Rudy Fig, Silas, Steve Cross, Susan Apgar, Xue Wang and Yi Shu Wan.

POW! WOW! Long Beach – June 22-27

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The hard working people behind the stellar POW! WOW! Hawaii continue spreading their creative energy and experience around the world. Over the years this humble art project has grown into a global network of artists that organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. After expanding to cities and countries such as Taiwan, Austin, Israel, Singapore, Jamaica, Washington D.C., Guam, New Zealand, Germany and more, the next location for the POW! WOW! family is Long Beach, California.

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