Colette is pleased to present My Eye On You, a series of new works by the UK based artist duo Kai & Sunny. It will be their 1st solo exhibition at the gallery after solo shows in London,New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artists will release a new print edition, available for purchase at the opening reception.
Ludo recently spent couple of days in the North of France working on one of his largest pieces to date. French artist known for black and white pasteups with green accents just shared with us his latest work titled “Nature Morte”.
The mural shows a floral still life composition with a signature twist – the green flowers are growing antennas from them, while black and white ones hide skulls insid. The whole piece was created especially for the building it was pasted on, covering most of its 3 story facade. With additional mechanical looking Venus flytrap plants around, the piece is a nice example of Ludo’s signature work he has been creating all around Paris and abroad.
Nicholas Ganz is the author of some of worlds definitive books on graffiti and street art culture. The German writer and photographer began spraying graffiti himself in the 90s, capturing his own work and that of other artists on camera. A self-taught photographer, he created the pseudonym Keinom in 1997, eventually going on to publish his seminal book ‘Graffiti World’ in 2004. In this essay, he explores the impact of graffiti globally and tracks the development and subsequent globalisation of the artform.
Henrik Haven recently took a trip to Ernest Zacharevic’s studio in Penang to snap some shots of him and Martin Whatson working on a new series of collaboration pieces for the Different Strokes group show.
Different strokes is a large group show curated by Giancarlo Petrucci (Graffiti Prints) in conjunction with Hin Bus Depot, which features new work by Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), Sandra Chevrier (Canada), Icy and Sot (Iran/NYC), Martin Whatson (Norway), Beejoir (UK), Alexface (Thailand), BON (Thailand), Snik (UK), Nafir (Iran), Sabek (Spain), Levalet (France), Roamcouch (Japan) and Gabriel Pitcher (UK) – more coverage of that coming soon!
Australian artist, Jamie Preisz’s solo show opens in November in Paris, France. He explains more about his latest body of work in his artist statement: “As an artist I work hard to create paintings that explore the individual experience of both conscious and subconscious fear, lust and anxiety. Hoping to define these experiences in a way that my audience can identify with too. Before I begin a new work or series I try to connect to the root of these themes through my own reflective thought and research in literature or philosophy to consolidate the perspectives that have come before me.”
“This series led me into the surrealist writing and philosophy of George Bataille namely his novel “The Story of the Eye” which is complemented by of Rowland S. Howard. Bataille informed the subconscious themes in this series through the use of beauty and symbolism in the macabre; whilst Rowland’s work created a sense of self discovery and authenticity in confronting one’s own fears and anxieties.”
“My work challenges the use of iconography in the subconscious as a collective symbolism.I believe that the subconscious is a distinct and personal part of one’s self and one motif or icon will hold a different meaning for every individual; This experience of the subconscious relates directly to my own experience allowing me to visualise my own symbolism and motifs without the weighted implication of other visual artists previous use of iconography.”
“The morbid themes in the work explored are not intended to leave the audience morose or dispirited, rather in facing these fears I, and hopefully the audience, can take a step away from anxiety of these themes, which in turn is a step towards love and acceptance.”
The show opens 7pm Thursday the 6th of Nov at 56 rue Notre Dame De Nazareth, Paris.
Tag the Jewels is a worldwide street art initiative for which over 30 artists across 6 continents were invited to remix the ‘Run The Jewels’ iconic album cover art – two opposing hands, one forming a gun, the other holding a chain.
The artists were given a very simple brief and the freedom to express their own unique interpretations of Nicholas Gazin’s original artwork.
We caught up with French artist TILT while he was over in Stavanger, Norway, painting things for NUART Festival. The mural he painted is also available as a print release. Here’s what he had to say for himself…
The first venture from new Australian arts project Black Canyon opens in Melbourne next Friday, August 29.
‘Welcome To Black Canyon’ is set to feature large-scale print work by a lineup of artists from Spain, France, England, Canada, Germany and the USA (many of whom have never shown in Australia before) alongside a slew of local favourites.
We just copped this new video from SMASH137, aka Adrian Falkner, to accompany his show at Galerie LE FEUVRE in France.
Du 17 mai au 14 juillet 2014, l’In Situ Art Festival réunit, sur près de 2 hectares, 50 artistes urbains qui transfigurent une friche industrielle. / From 17 May to 14 July 2014, the In Situ Art Festival brings together nearly 2 hectares and 50 urban artists to transfigure an industrial wasteland.
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