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Swoon’s “The Road By Walking” Benefit Gallery Show for the Heliotrope Foundation

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Our cover artist Swoon (issue #25), recently started a new non-profit organization, the Heliotrope Foundation, dedicated to using art to create lasting social change. These days she joined forces with Dean Collection, for an exclusive event that will be opened on 13th of May in NYC @ 287 Gallery (287 Tenth Ave, NYC).

The Road By Walking is a gallery show of Swoon’s prints, drawings and scale models, based on her community projects in Haiti, New Orleans and Braddock, PA. Through her projects Swoon and her team are using art to make lasting social change in communities recovering from natural disasters and other urgent social crises. This show will be unique opportunity to have a look behind-the-scenes of these unique projects, showing never before shown sketches, architectural models and signature portrait prints.

The attendees of VIP reception on 13th of May have a chance to receive a limited-edition print only available at this event along with their ticket purchase. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Heliotrope Foundation, and a selection of works will be available on Paddle8.com starting on May 1.

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Bicicleta Sem Freio are opening their 1st US show @ Fifty24SF

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Few months after their successful London show, Brazilian duo, Bicicleta Sem Freio, will be opening their US debut @ Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco, in collaboration with Upper Playground and JUSTKIDS. For this show, the Brazilian illustrators and muralists, Douglas de Castro and Renato Perreira will showcase original work inspired by their love for hand painted poster art.
The works of Bicicleta Sem Freio has been recognized for their sharp line work, warm, vibrant colors and almost pshychodelic feel. With influences ranging from retro illustrations from 70s, 80s neon craze, comics and poster art, they’ve been commissioned by such names as Vampire Weekend, Jurassic 5, Kings of Leon and Beck among many. The works painted exclusively for this show are a great example of all these influences as seen from the preview images we just received. Along with presenting their first ever show in the United States, Bicicleta Sem Freio are gonna be painting a large mural in San Francisco as well. The show will open on the May 1st and will stay on view through June 15th.

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James Jarvis “No More Negative Space” Solo Show @ HHH Gallery in Tokyo

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London-born artist James Jarvis is having a solo show with HHH gallery in Tokyo. This new gallery was co-founded by Japanese artists Haroshi and Usugrow, and few other locals engaged in creative activities such as book-making, event planning, music-making and film making. After their inaugural special exhibition showing large Haroshi sculpture, “No More Negative Space” is their first official show.
The artist whose most famous character toy, Martin, has an iconic status in Japan, prepared a series of new drawings exclusively for this event. For the artist himself, drawings are “means of understanding the world rather than as an aesthetic construction for transcribing or recording an image”. In his drawings he is “trying to draw a character that has no ‘character’. A thing, an animate object, that is as generic, as unrepresentative of anything as possible.” Covering personal problems, everyday situation, philosophical questions as well as personal interests such as skateboarding, “No More Negative Space” includes series of works through which he is trying to understand the world, and the everyday phenomenons in it. The show is opening on April 25th and will be staying on view until May 31st, with an opening reception and live painting scheduled on April 26th.

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Aryz Is Opening Paral-lel Solo Show in LA

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Almost precisely 2 years since his last solo show in San Francisco, Aryz is back in California, working on his LA debut show – Paral-lel. Our cover artist (issue #27), created a whole new body of work exclusively for this show, as a follow up to his most recent murals.

Transferring the beauty and rawness of sketch to a large scale, the artist is further exploring his distinctive style with this show, focusing on the imperfections and personal side of art. Paral-lel will consist of two separate show rooms, symbolizing two geodesic lines that never meet in the same plane. The first one will be exhibiting classic style paintings in which Spanish artist mixes academic painting along with contemporary techniques and mediums, while the other one will consist of high energy, expressive works. The artist who established himself as a respected muralist is rarely showing in galleries, so this unique event is expected to get a lot of attention from his fans and general audience.

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Ella & Pitr Showing “See You Soon Like the Moon” in Paris

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Ella & Pitr are currently showing “See You Soon Like the Moon”, their first Paris solo show with Galerie La Feuvre. After creating worldwide series of enormous large public works by painting grounds, rooftops, car parks, school yards, or drawing in the sand, snow or in the fields, the art duo wanted to introduce their studio works to the general public.
Significantly different when it comes to physical borders of the work surface, ability to see and control the progress and detail of their work, these canvas and paper works are a great representation of their dreamy, fairy tale-like imagery. In the same matter their giants, fallen angels or mythical creatures are enclosed by the walls of a building, borders of a playground, same happens with the studio works. While this concept gives weight and power to their works and makes images look big, it also gives it emotive tone by giving the impression that the walls, limits and borders keep their creations trapped inside.
The show opened on the 15th of January and will be on view until 14th of February.

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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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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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“& Friends the UK collective” group show @ Galerie Le Feuvre, Paris

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On November 13th Galerie Le Feuvre in Paris held an opening of their final event of the year, group show titled “& Friends the UK collective”. Featuring works by some of the UKs biggest stars from the street and urban art scene, the visitors could meet and see works of Paul Insect, Andrew McAttee, Sickboy, Xenz, Mr Jago and Word to Mother.

Curated with an idea to give a chance to experience the diversity and singularity of the British current art, the show included artists that to this day never exhibited in France. With all of them in attendance, the opening night turned into quite a party, while the quality of the works exhibited proved the show to be a great success on all levels. (photo © Marion Patoret)

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Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN Introduces “Parabola Di G”

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Italian street artist RUN, is opening a unique exhibition and sculptural installation on 27th November 2014 @ Howard Griffin Gallery in London. Exhibiting for the first time under his real name, Giacomo Bufarini introduces “Parabola Di G”, a semi-autobiographical story told through a unique series of highly detailed pen and ink drawings that collectively make up a book.

The book follows the life journey of semi-fictional character, G, and explores ideas of imagination and creativity by showing important metaphorical moments from his life. The surreal story line is fully applicable to modern life, and it’s inspired by Giacomo’s personal experiences from his early days of creating street art on the streets of Bologna and Florence in the 90s, through meeting other cultures during world wide travels, to his current life and studio work in London.  This landmark exhibition for the artist is a unique opportunity to see the original drawings of the book presented in a complex and site specific installation, as well as a first major show of the renewed artist.

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New Works By Above For Detroit Solo Show

American street artist Above, recently shared this short video giving us a peek at new works for his upcoming solo show @ Inner State Gallery in Detroit. Opening on the 21st of November, “Remix” is gonna be his first solo show in 2 years, and his first US solo show in 5 years.

For this big event the artist came up with all new original works that are completely new direction for him. Mixing his familiar imagery that is screen printed on wood panels, he then cuts these panels and rebuilds/remixes them together creating his signature arrow signage. Comparing his works to DJs mixing parts of existing music in order to create new tunes, he is visually mixing his elements hes been working with for 15+ years, creating all new body of work. What really stands out from the video and photos we’ve received, is the high quality feel of the hand crafted works that he worked on for the last 2 months during his art residency with the gallery.

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