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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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Just Another July

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Just Another Agency is turning 5!! The Just Another Project is turning 3! The Just Another Print Range is about to be born, the Just Another Group Show is on AND the latest Just Another Book is being launched! Yep everything Just Another all in one lump sum and all in July! Phew!!!

So this is alllll happening in one MASSIVE event! On July 4th from 6-10pm head on down to the Just Another Project Space – 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran (entry off Grattan Street)!

It’s sure to be Just Another Amazing event!

‘Freedom’ – StolenSpace Gallery

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StolenSpace Gallery are presenting a new group exhibition entitled “Freedom” in association with Urban Nation as part of their ongoing series Project M, in Berlin.

The show title is inspired by the city’s political past and present, and will be the 7th and final instalment of Project M before the Urban Nation museum is officially opened.

The show will be taking place 21.06.15 – 17.07.15, and will feature new original works by: Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Maya Hayuk, Cyrcle., Word to Mother, Miss Van, The London Police, Joram Roukes, Snik and Evoca 1 with the artists also traveling to Berlin to create new public art pieces.

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Lee Quinones Brings Back The Decades With a Pop Up Gallery Downtown, NYC!

Legendary graffiti artist Lee Quinones debuted a stellar pop-up gallery show at Nicole Kladsbrun Pop Up Gallery of early, never seen before drawings presented alongside a range of new works, which collectively span 1975 to the present and establish the dynamic lineage of his art over the years.

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This exhibit which centers on the dichotomy of the old and new as well as turbulence and calm, also highlights the literal marks of “street art.”  These elements provide the link to Quinones’ current studio practice as well as to the debut of a site-specific wall piece at the gallery that is inspired by the rich history established by his works on paper.  This dynamic show is running now through June 7, 2015, not to miss!
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The gallery is located at
291 Grand St., (ground floor), Chinatown, New York City, USA.
Visit: @leequinones on Instagram

Art at the Beach – Coney Island Art Walls in Progress, Welcome To Summer 2015!

New York City: One of the best parts of summer 2015 will be the Coney Island Art Walls. Coney may be a tad far even for New Yorkers’ but it’s worth the hour plus train ride for us to see some of the best street and graffiti artists in the world. Legends! If you are in the area be sure to put this on your list.

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Famed curator, art advisor and “Art In The Streets” book and exhibit front-man Jeffrey Deitch and Joseph J. Sitt have curated a fabulous public art walls project via Thor Equities in the middle of Coney Island, Brooklyn steps from the boardwalk and behind Nathans’ Famous Hot Dogs at 1320 Bowery Street. The project will feature the debut of Smorgasburg Coney Island, with 12 diverse food vendors presented by the founders of the popular food market.

Deitch, a leading art advisor and former director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles and Sitt, CEO of Thor Equities, are gathering some of the most prominent street artists in the world to create more than 20 wall murals for Coney Art Walls.

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Artists who have completed pieces (see photos below), include (in order so far), How and Nosm, Daze, Crash, Lady Pink, Jesse Ward, Futura, IRAK, Skewville and a Shepard Fairey wheat paste. Also this week/weekend expect Ben Eine, Lady Aiko and Lee Quinones. Approx. 20+ more are on the way including Kennny Scharf, Icy Signs, Miss Van, Buff Monster Kashink and many more.

Make the trip and see what all the fuss is about, and have a look here in the meantime from day one…

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Alexis Diaz Paints Stunning New Mural at Rag & Bone in Soho, NYC!

If you are in or visiting New York City in the near future stop by the Rag & Bone shop on E. Houston & Elizabeth Street and see this beautiful, new piece by Alexi Diaz.  The mural took close to five days to complete as it’s mainly all done by a small brush.  Everyone passing by and us art photographers were stunned at his continuous attention to detail and perfection. Have a look at the work in progress and finished shots…

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JUSTKIDS – It’s Summer Time – Pop Up London

Our friends over at JUSTKIDS are holding a refreshing pop-up group show entitled “It’s Summer Time!” in East London.

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Showcasing brand new exclusive works from both established artists and up-and-coming creative talent, the show shines a light on an eclectic panel of artists from diverse continents, all connected through their eye-catching and prolific street creations.

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Artists include: The Date Farmers (US), Ruben Sanchez (Spain), Ben Eine (UK), Ana Maria (US), Farid Rueda (Mexico), Fintan Magee (Australia), Lakwena (UK), Ella & Pitr (France), El Decertor (Peru) and Deih (Spain). JUSTKIDS are introducing new talents on the scene, as such, lots of these artists will be shown for the first time in Europe.

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The exhibition is curated by Charlotte Dutoit & Rom Levy and produced by JUSTKIDS.

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Exhibition dates: Opening Thursday May 28th 6-9pm
May 29th – 31th, 2015 12p.m. to 6p.m.
16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

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‘The Great Beyond’ – Joram Roukes

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This new body of work by Joram Roukes touches subjects of exploration and escapism. His predominantly large scaled oil paintings reflect everyday life situations, observed, filtered and reassembled in a collage like fashion. The resulted paintings pose a fragmented yet cohesive view on today’s society and human behaviour.

Originally from The Netherlands, 32-year-old painter Joram Roukes is inspired by his unique and ever-evolving view of the world. Inherently nomadic, Roukes has travelled to, and lived in many places across the world, and is an adventurous explorer by nature. His juxtaposed style of painting reflects that exploratory trait, as it also never can remain stagnant. His artwork often shifts and changes perspective, subject or style, and in turn, forces the viewer’s perception to shift and change, provoking the viewer to question what they see vs. what they know. His narratives are complex and layered, much like his aesthetic. With an extensive background in art history and global cultures, Roukes often pulls from a wide range of popular culture references and influences, readily seen in his schizophrenic painting habits. With his varying qualities and techniques taking turns in his collage-style painting, he is able to utilize his many influences in art and in culture, to represent his take on the world, while confusing the viewer just enough to make them see the many realities of Roukes’ painted world.

This exhibition is now showing at StolenSpace Gallery until 28 June 2015.