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At 1-54 art fair in Marrakech this week, discover a groundbreaking group of self-taught artists from the ancient port city of Essaouira who work day jobs as fishermen and carpenters. Words by Charlotte Jansen Abdelmalek Berhiss was born in a small village, near the ancient port city of Essaouira, in 1971. In the 1970s, Essaouira—a city with a rich tapestry of intertwined cultures dating back to antiquity—had become a hotspot for Western hippies. Jimi Hendrix

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Mural by Felipe Pantone. All images via Gingko Press Not everyone is lucky enough to travel the world to witness the evolution of street art. Luckily there are books like Mural Masters: A New Generation published by Gingko Press to close those gaps. Authored by Kiriakos Iosifidis, the new book is over 260 pages long and showcases walls painted by more than 90 new and emerging artists. With the help of many talented

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Darel Carey takes something as simple as a line and creates new worlds and dimensions. The artist says that the work is partially intended to transform the space it inhabits, taking a flat surface and crafting entirely new depth. His projects have recently appeared in the Museum of Selfies, Edwardsville Arts Center, and other spaces. These spacial explorations share a kinship with the work of Felipe Pantone and others who

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All images by Pranav Gohil, via Street Art News Artist Adele Renault (previously here and here) creates large-scale paintings of pigeons, highlighting the spectacular feather patterns and hues that might otherwise go unnoticed at the birds’ small scale. Recently the Belgian artist completed a mural of two grey and blue-toned pigeons for St+art India’s Lodhi Street Art Festival in Delhi. The bird on the right has its mouth agape, squawking at the one on the left

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desert X, an outdoor exhibition of art installations and site-specific works set amid a rugged mountainous landscape, returns this year for its second edition. as part of the project, los angeles–based artist sterling ruby has realized ‘specter’ – a neon orange monolith which appears as an apparition in the desert. in realising the composition of the artwork, ruby wanted to create an optical illusion, as though something had been erased from the scene. located off snowcreek canyon road

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Los Angeles is a multi-verse. There are countless routes to take, places to go, and artists to watch, which can make the entire experience of visiting or living in the city a little overwhelming. Now that you’ve figured out the most important spots to visits—if you haven’t yet, check out our guide—you should know which artists to watch. So we checked in with the nine most exciting art-makers in Los Angeles,

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Mozu may be just 20 years old, but the artist is already crafting awe-inspiring miniature worlds. Works like “The Stairs of the Dwarf” take four months to complete. The artist’s recreations of his bedroom, telephone poles, and “my working desk” show a knack for recreating the everyday in diorama format. On his first project: “When I was a sophomore in high school, I made my own diorama for the first time,” he

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Andy Dixon‘s vibrant and decadent paintings examine the relationship between art and money. Whether it’s the personal rooms of patrons or coveted works from the Christie’s catalog, Dixon’s lush pieces look at the worth assigned to objects and expressions. (The artist shows new examples of this in an upcoming show at Joshua Liner Gallery.) “Signifiers of wealth abound in his large acrylic paintings, which take as their subjects stately lords, reclining

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Of another era yet rooted in contemporary Mexican culture, the elegant abstract art of eighty-two-year-old Eduardo Terrazas—who co-designed the op art aesthetic of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics—is experiencing a comeback. Words by Elizabeth Fullerton Reynosa Art and Culture Center, Mexico “I’m attracted to beauty and to harmony. I don’t like art that shows violence so much,” Eduardo Terrazas tells me when I visit his penthouse studio in the colonial Roma neighbourhood. This philosophy may

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