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Preview: Phil Frost “Intuitive Mathematics” @ Galeria Javier Lopez

On 26th of November, Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid will open a solo show by legendary artist, Phil Frost. Intuitive Mathematics will include all new, previously unseen works that New York-based painter has been working since his last show solo show in 2013. Frost refers to his works as “intuitive perceptive portraiture” which is where the title of the show was derived. In this case, mathematics is process of layering and multiplying his signature elements, in order to create his iconic imagery. His recognizable aesthetics include layers of flat white mask-like forms that are […]
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Openings: Faile -Works on Wood @ Allouche Gallery

Duality is generally viewed as good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, love and hate and the relationship they have with the other, and that is just one of the many constants we all love about the work of Faile. Provocative imagery paired with romanticized hardship, “No Expectations”,  “With Love and Kisses, Nothing lasts Forever”, and “Fast Love” just a few of the dozens of inspiring quotes found within their latest stacked fragmented cubed collage. Even their signature “1986” referring to that moment of the challenger disaster, reminding the viewer that some moments you quite simply […]
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Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “Stendhal Syndrome” @ Circle Culture Gallery

We’ve just received these image previewing the upcoming solo show by Icelandic painter Katrin Fridriks at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin. Titled Stendhal Syndrome, this is her first solo show with the gallery in three years and its the closing exhibition of the year for the gallery as the works will stay on view all the way until February 14th 2015. The works and installations created for this show are mostly based on and inspired by the Stendhal Syndrome disorder, and are focused on infinite macro aspect of her abstract works. […]
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Releases: C215 “Magnificat”

We just received these studio photos from Paris, where C215 is adding final touches to his upcoming new editions.  French stencil artist teamed up this time with Print Them All studio in order to release his 2nd lithograph with them. The title of this print is Magnificat, and it is one of his signature cat images he’s been painting on the streets worldwide. The print will be released on Thursday, 20th of November at 2pm CET, in an edition of 80 unique pieces, as each of them […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey – Nelson Mandela @ South Africa

Shepard Fairey (featured) took his talents on a global tour this year with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philly, New York, Berlin, Tokyo and South Africa, to name a few. One of his more notable stops was in South Africa, which has long been a focal point of political dissent. Given this situation, it’s fitting that Mr. Fairey paid his first-ever visit to Johannesburg to build an eight story mural of their recently passed icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a key anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served […]
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Studio Visit: Phlegm

We recently had a peek inside Phlegm‘s little shed at the edge of Epping forest in London, seeing him adding final touches to his upcoming etching release that he has been working between his travels last year or so. The artist that is known for large, elaborate, narrative murals he has been creating everywhere from Sri Lanka to New Zealand, recently returned from his last world trip, and went straight to work finishing this long awaited edition. Working till late in the night in his tiny, 1.5 meters wide […]
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Releases: Gerhard Richter, P8-P11 editions

Serpentine Galleries and HENI productions recently teamed up for an exclusive series of limited editions by Gerhard Richter. Based on his Flow paintings which were created by capturing poured enamel paints on a glass surface, these editions are chromatographic prints of high-resolution photographs of the originals, mounted on aluminium. The editions are referred to by the artist as “facsimile objects” as this series is distinct from the originals in a number of ways – either the artist has decided to present them differently, or they represent the only version of paintings that no […]
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Recap: Kenny Scharf @ Pace Prints

Pace Prints recently unveiled an exhibition of fresh works by New York legend Kenny Scharf. The self-titled show consisted of unique silkscreen prints on which his signature cartoon-like faces were depicted three-dimensionally from painted and sculpted paper pulp. This new technique brings to life another aspect of his classic characters, who already exhibit vivid colors and wild emotions. And to add a little bling to the works, Scharf adorned each with Swarovski crystals in the smiles and eyes. An excellent direction to see from Mr. […]
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Preview: Quam Odunsi – “Distinction Without a Difference” @ Design Matters Gallery

Opening on the evening of Nov 20 in Los Angeles is Quam Odunsi’s third solo show with Design Matters Gallery. For this exhibition, the artist explores the logical fallacy of distinction without a difference. For those unfamiliar with the term, it occurs when “an author or speaker attempts to describe a distinction between two things, even though there is, in fact, no actual difference. It is particularly used when a word or phrase has connotations associated with it that one party to an argument prefers […]
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Recap: Inka Essenhigh – “Comet Dust & Crystal Shards” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

Jacob Lewis Gallery recently held it’s inaugural exhibition with New York artist Inka Essenhigh. Entitled Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, this new body of work was created over the span of a calendar year with the focus of seasons as inspiration of each composition. With her surreal touch and unique creative process of blending external and internal influences, Essenhigh again takes our breath away with a stunning series of magical paintings. Check out images from the show below.
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