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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 & Sowat – Evry Day I’m Hustlin’

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Before heading to Rome to attend the prestigious Villa Medici for a year, Lek & Sowat stopped by the city of Evry to paint their biggest mural to date, entitled ‘Evry Day I’m Hustlin’

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Invited by the city’s on-going Street Art festival, the two artists took advantage of the immensity offered by one of local college’s wall and roof to deploy their art on a 150 feet long and 27 feet high surface.

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The mural, featuring all of Lek & Sowat signature moves, made of graphic lines, colorful and abstract shapes and repetitive calligraphies is a tribute to the colossal wall paintings that flourished in the 70s along France’s freeways and tunnels.

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Pictures courtesy of Nicolas Gzeley

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‘The Biker’ – Shawn Lu

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Melbourne artist Shawn Lu is an artist who creates scenes inspired by modern folk-lore and urban legend. Practicing mainly as an illustrator, his detailed pen and ink drawings are reminiscent of etchings by Gustave Dore. He has created his most recent mural, ‘The Biker,’ outside Juddy Roller Studios in Melbourne, Australia. Completed over three days using house-hold acrylic paint and a brush, allowed for the level of detail indicative of Shawn’s drawing style.

The video gives an insight into Shawn’s process and development of the mural, beginning with his sketch and concluding with a time-lapse of the mural being completed.

‘The Biker’ resonates the feeling of wanting to escape to nowhere in particular, and having gotten there enjoying a quiet reflective moment.

@shamuslu

www.shamuslu.com

Obey Mural for Urban Nation in Berlin

Part of the ongoing curated projects by Urban Nation in Berlin, Germany project M8 was curated by Stolenspace Gallery and featured just about every major contemporary artist. First of many postings from this project is the beautiful and quite massive mural by Shepard Fairey and the Obey team. Take a look at their process in the pics we got while hanging out with the crew for a couple of days.birdman-pm8-8

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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

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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Broken Fingaz Crew – Journey Galactiko – Howard Griffin LA

Broken Fingaz are launching their first US show, Journey Galactiko, in a huge 1000 cubic metre moving temple installation, complete with lightboxes and tonnes of small works and details in the space, at Howard Griffin Gallery in Downtown LA, alongside 16 brand new large scale paintings…

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DEM189 – ‘Ricochet’

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Born in the late 70’s in Beirut (Lebanon), DEM189 was quickly confronted to chaos and hysteria. Tarek aka Dem189 had to learn the limits of a city at war. Confined at home, during most of his free time outside school, he had to develop his own creative universe. From Lego to drawing, he built his own fantasies. Fascinated by war, he also lays on paper his fantasised weapons and war crafts, genesis to his future work.

In 1989 Dem moved to Paris, and discovered a whole new biotope with different rules and cultures. Ecstatic and overwhelmed by the prospect of this new life, Dem launched into graffiti in his early teens. Integrating various movements from punk rock to heavy metal, electro to hip-hip, switching from one to the other, he developed his own style.

Over the last 7 years, Dem has been working on paintings and installations in an abstract style, parallel to his graffiti world. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Moebius, Lebbeus Woods, Crumb… as well as urban architecture and decay.

His style is unpredictably diverse. Passed 30, Dem still refuses to limit himself to any particular movement. His inspirations and influences are countless. He focuses on exploring many sub-cultures. Urban by essence, he finds what inspires him roaming the streets, and allows himself to experiment with any technique and tools. His work in recent years has left the shores of lettering to venture into the realms of illustration and abstraction.

DEM189’s show ‘Ricochet’ opens at Backwoods Gallery Friday June 19th from 6pm and continues until Sunday July 5th.

BLO (DMV) – DREAMS HAVE NO TITLES – Solo Show

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BLO (nacido en Francia y establecido en Berlín) es un cirujano de hoy en día. Empalma desnudos de Man Ray con épicas Estatuas Renacentistas para crear graciosas figuras sagradas envueltas en ráfagas de abstracción cósmica. Clavadas con alfileres en el tiempo, como mariposas tropicales en el lienzo.

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“El Asesinato de la Pintura” de Joan Miró no es la primera referencia que asoma a nuestra mente al mirar la piedra maravillosamente concebida por BLO, sus antigüedades alegóricas y geométricas. Así, bajo el resplandor de la graciosa luz de los tonos pastel, se encuentran gestos de paraísos míticos que implosionan. Junto a zancadas futuristas de una estatua o un desnudo reclinado, un híbrido sin género de una época ya olvidada, un momento de tierna y fría pasión.

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BLO is a modern day surgeon, born in France and based in Berlin he splices between Man Ray’s nudes and epic Renaissance Statues creating graceful, sacred figures enveloped in bursts of cosmic abstraction. Pinned in time like tropical butterflies to the canvas.

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“The Assassination of Painting” is not the first quote to come to mind from Joan Miro when looking at BLO’s beautifully rendered stone, geometrical donned antiquities. Yet underneath the light, graceful glow of the pastel hues, one finds gestures of imploding mythical paradises. Alongside futuristic postures of a statues stride or a reclining nude, a genderless hybrid of a long forgotten time, a time of cold tender passion.

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THE FREEDOM TO PAINT IS THE FREEDOM TO DESTROY REALITY.

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www.blo-paintings.com

MUSEU DO CÔA COA MUSEUM – CPS 30th Anniversary Show

MUSEU DO CÔA COA MUSEUM – Exhibition: 1/81 – CPS 30th Anniversary

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A central part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of CPS – Centro Português de Serigrafia
( Portuguese Printmaking Centre ) was a group exhibition at the Coa Museum. The exhibition
occupies the museum’s three temporary exhibition rooms, each with its unique focus. The first room displays a total of seven editioned works – one by each participating artist.

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The second and main exhibition room is dedicated to new original works exhibited for the first time, while the third room is a photography and video installation documenting the artists relationship with the printmaking studio.

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Exhibiting Artists include Alexandre Farto ( Vhils ), Miguel Januário, Paulo Arraiano, Pedro Matos, Ricardo Passaporte, Sandro Resende, Susana Anágua and Ana João Romana. Curated by Paulo Arraiano

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Curator Paulo Arraiano, explains “1/81” comes from the correlation of the existing mass between the Earth and the Moon. Being this last one the Earth’s only natural satellite and the fifth biggest of the Solar System, it’s also the biggest natural satellite of a planet in the solar system. Regarding its primary body size, it has a 27% diameter and 60% of Earth’s density, representing 1/81 of its mass.

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“We correlate ourselves in a so-called contemporary society controlled by artificial satellites, where the speed of a post-digital and new media generation dictates time and velocity, and artificially replaces the natural/analogical world. “Scrolling” reality in search of “new stories”, one’s loss of references for contemplation has become constant, increasingly contributing to distance human beings from nature. A reality where the pictorial tradition of landscaping no longer seems adequate to deal with the intricate web of meanings brought forth by the great networks and metropolises.”

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www.pedromatos.org

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www.maismenos.net

www.pauloarraiano.com

www.ricardopassaporte.com

www.saatchiart.com/resende

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