Street Art // Sunday, September 01, 2013
This past month has been a busy one for Tel Aviv-based artist, Know Hope, who opened his exhibition “The Abstract and The Very Unreal” at Lazarides Rathbone Gallery in London. After his well received opening the artist visited the U.S., painting a number of new public pieces. We saw in person the thoughful provoking work he created in Atlanta for Living Walls. The artist later went on to paint several more walls for Wall Therapy in Rochester which we have pictures of right here. Also included is a video that gives some insight into the ideas, thoughts and inspirations for his exhibition at Lazarides.
Graffiti // Sunday, September 01, 2013
We have featured the work of Zoer in the past, a lot. With an talent for illustration, good lettering fundamentals and a knack for placement in sometimes unusual locations, Zoer is creating unconventional graffiti in his approach. Imagine what this guy can do with Illustrator and a pen tool!
Erotica // Saturday, August 31, 2013
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. We learned yesterday that we had lost one of the most gifted, hyperrealistic and erotic painters of our time. California raised, Australian artist Matt Doust has been creating captivating yet controversial works since the beginning of his career. The 29-year-old passed yesterday due to an epileptic seizure, and was set to open an exhibition of his work in LA on September 7th. The show will still open, as a celebration of Matt's work.
Street Art // Saturday, August 31, 2013
Elian and Pastel are two Argentinian artists we had the pleasure of meeting this year at Living Walls in Atlanta. These two close friends are a hilarious duo of laughs and good times. Both artists have very different esthetics to their work, but each work in the realm of minimalism and abstraction. After Atlanta, they made their way to the New York for the Los Muros Hablan Festival and dropped some major pieces at 138th Street and Grand Concourse in the South Bronx.
Street Art // Friday, August 30, 2013
On Wednesday, a 13-2 vote was made by the City Council setting the wheels in motion to lift a decade-long restriction on murals in Los Angeles. Since 2002, the mural moratorium had been enforced, which originally was intended to curb proliferating advertising. With the new rules that are expected to be finalized by the end of next week, artists will be required to register their project and pay a $60 fee. The mural will be restricted to industrial and business zones, excluding single-family residential homes and those that have any commercial messages.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
In the September issue of Juxtapoz Magazine we spoke with Oslo native Øivin Horvei as he and his 12-year-old daughter followed this wife to Boston where she took a position at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Setting up a small studio in his new home, he continued his playful mixed media work and we spoke about the idiosyncratic Harvard bubble, parenting, and what, to an American, seems like an astonishing level of government support given to the average Norwegian.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, LAUNCH (producers of TARFEST), and District La Brea, closed out the District La Brea summer block party series with a live painting event Featuring some of LA's top artists : CRAOLA / AXIS / devNgosha / Edward Walton Wilcox / Britt Ehringer + NAMAAK collective / KMNDZ and special guest artist Nunca from Brazil. Each artist created hand painted murals on 10ft x 25ft - 300ft wide wooden barricades, which stretch out over 500 feet along the West side of La Brea Avenue between 1st and 2nd Street.