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For several years artist Kevin Peterson (previously) has created paintings that occupy the same fictionalized world. His imagined environments are occupied by children and animals— individuals band together as they navigate depleted urban environments. The works pair the innocence of its subjects against a broken and crumbling world, addressing the various journeys we each take through life. Recently, Peterson has begun to paint just the animals in these scenes, rather than

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Glass artist Simone Crestani uses borosilicate glass with a lampworking technique to create detailed glass sculptures. Each piece imitates imperfect organic forms such as twisting Japanese bonsai trees or lopsided coral. Bonsai is an ongoing theme Crestani often returns to, and views as being a base of his studio practice. “The bonsai is a concentration of life, it overcomes the barrier of size and expresses strength and energy; it is

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What unites the work of Franz West, Sarah Lucas and Marcel Duchamp? They are all taking the piss! Literally, rather than metaphorically, too. All three have made work about the smallest room in the house. About talking to a man about a horse. About spending a penny. They’ve used and transformed the intimacy, humour and architectural necessities of the toilet to add some drama and comedy to their art. More obviously

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Rone just launched his latest project EMPIRE after twelve months in residence at the decaying Burnam Beeches property on the outskirts of Melbourne. The immersive art installation filled with fourteen portraits will be open to the public for a brief period soon before the building is totally revamped. Finding the friction point between beauty and decay is a thread that runs through much of Rone’s work. As a street artist best known

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SeungMo Park  cuts and manipulates layers of wire mesh into absorbing scenes. In recent bodies of work, the artist creates illusionary installations and sculptures that viewers can pass through. Elsewhere, the artist does fiberglass lifecasting with aluminum wire wrapping. “His aim is to construct scenes that transcend existence,” says Berlin gallery Magic Beans. “The artist enacts a way of seeing beyond what is real and visible. Each piece is several inches thick

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In the group show “Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s,” Blum & Poe offers a survey of the country’s practitioners of two decades. “Part 1” is currently being held at the Los Angeles gallery, with Noboru Tsubaki, Yukinori Yanagi, and Tsuyoshi Ozawa are among the artists featured in the show. “Part 1” and “Part 2” are curated by Mika Yoshitake. Noboru Tsubaki Tsuyoshi Ozawa Yukinori Yanagi Tatsuo Miyajima “‘Parergon’ brings together some of the most

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jose dávila has synthesized vertical compositions out of recurrent elements present in sculptural language throughout the history of western art. adopting the cut-up technique developed and used by william s. burroughs and brion gysin to create new writings with cropped and rearranged texts, the guadalajara-based artist has formed totem-like columns that reflect the various aspirations in sculptural art throughout the centuries. all images courtesy of jose dávila presented within the villanueva pavilion at the royal botanical

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Currently on display at the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston is an extensive two-part survey of the three-decades-long drawing practice of Roni Horn. During the 1980s, a variety of media was practiced by the artists, but painting was quite dominant due to an increasing interest of collectors around the globe. Despite the potential market value of their works, certain artists decided to pursue more conceptual, introspective, intimate and even slightly marginal approaches in

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Paola Idrontino's massive textile sculpture “Evanescent” depicts the scourge of coral bleaching in the world’s oceans, brought on by climate change. The work, which took years to complete, was recently on display at Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. Idrontino's practice includes textiles, wearable art, and photography. “After setting up my sculpture I was absolutely amazed,” the artist says, in a post about the work. “I worked on this piece for two

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SCAF The Pow! Wow! mural festival recently headed back to Hawaii for its ninth year there. This year's line-up include Amy Sol, Logan Hicks, Joao Ruas, Michael Reeder, and several others. See a few selections from across the festival below. Lauren YS and ONEQ João Ruas Michael Reeder The festival takes over the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, in particular. Other locations for the expanding festival include U.S. spots, New Zealand, Taiwan, Israel, Singapore, and several

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