Monday, October 1, 2012

Luke Chueh - Moniker Art Fair 2012 Installation

Moniker Art Fair 2012
October 11 - 14
Village Underground
Luke Chueh first UK Appearance
Project Space: Head Spaces

Pop surrealist Luke Chueh will present an all-new collection of paintings that fully demonstrate his unique influences and trademark processes. These collective works form part of his new series ‘Head Spaces’, which features Chueh’s trademark characters in typically playful yet dark scenarios. Chueh will also be presenting his ‘Template Series’, set to be completed throughout the course of Moniker Art Fair. Working from outlines of his much-loved rabbit and bear characters Chueh will create a range of new paintings inspired by his London surroundings, as well as collaborating with Moniker audience members and exhibiting Moniker artists on a number of fresh canvases.


Introduction to Luke Chueh Monday 8 October / 7pm / Shoreditch House Shea&Ziegler and Moniker Projects in conjunction with Shoreditch House will be hosting an evening with Luke Chueh. In an intimate environment, Chueh will be discussing his artworks including a live demonstration of his template series and signing his new book ‘Bearing the Unbearable.' This is a private event with very limited seating. Contact Tina@Shea-ziegler for availability.

Luke Chueh ‘Bearing the Unbearable’ book signing
Saturday 13 October / 1pm / Direct from Luke Chueh Project Space Chueh will be in attendance to celebrate his UK release of his first monograph, ‘Bearing the Unbearable,’ a compilation of Chueh’s witty paintings, morbid humour and iconic characters.

Luke Chueh ‘Face Paint’ Limited edition screen print release
Saturday 13 October / 3pm / Direct from Jealous Studios workshop
A live handpulled four colour screen print will be released at Moniker Art Fair. Chueh will be hand finishing the edition in person at the fair, making each print a unique collectable.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Seen & Heard, a solo show by Matt Small

Matt Small’s unusual portraits are painted directly onto found used pieces of metal giving his work a raw, urban immediacy.  His subjects are also found, filmed without their knowledge in and around London, enabling Matt to bypass the posed, staginess of more traditional portraiture.

Small is a passionate believer in social inclusion and that, given the opportunities to be heard and respected, all individuals have something of value to contribute to society. His paintings are an expression of his world view: by painting young marginalised figures of society he allows the viewer to spend time with these urban characters in the hope that a shared sense of humanity arises, unrestricted by class and social boundaries.

Seen & Heard opens on Friday, August 10th from 6-9pm in London at Blackall Studios. The exhibition is curated by Moniker Projects.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

The studio of Lou Ros

French painter Lou Ros is hard at work creating a complete new collection. If you are unfamiliar with his work, then take a moment to go and discover him. I personally am a huge fan of his style of painting and will be showcasing some of his work this Fall in Barcelona.

The artwork of Peter Goldammer

 Peter Goldammer is one of the most interesting artists I have come across in my recent hunting and gathering. During my trip to California over the holidays I saw his work hanging in a small cafe.
All of his work is made from found objects, such as washed up beach wood, owl wings, bird skulls, dear skulls and more. Placed elegantly on a black background in a hand made frame.

The images here just do not do justice, but I thought I should share his work with you anyway. He will be exhibiting some of his pieces with me in the future and as soon as that happens I will make sure to get a nice solid post up about his work.

Stay tuned for more from Peter Goldammer from California.

Herbert Baglione at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogata, Colombia.

En las salas 1 y 2 del MAC
Del 07 al 29 de Julio
From the 7th of July The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogata will present Brazilian artist Herbet Baglione. 

A partir del 07 de Julio se presenta en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo el artista brasileño Herbert Baglione, esta muestra cierra un ciclo en su vida y en su obra, desea enterrar una serie de vivencias a partir de las cuales ha elaborado sus obras hasta ahora para iniciar una búsqueda en la que espera enfocar su nuevo proceso.
Obituary, es una ceremonia de despojo, de desarraigo, de renuncia; los espacios circulares del Museo se verán intervenidos por pinturas in-situ, instalaciones, ambientaciones y fotografías, cuidadosamente seleccionadas por el artista, que invitan al espectador a participar de este obitus.
Nacido en Sao Paulo, en 1977, vive y trabaja en esta ciudad pero constantemente participa en proyectos internacionales en otras ciudades de América Latina, Norte América y Europa. Desde 1994 participa en diferentes muestras, como la muestra Paulista de graffiti, con su obra Un minuto de silencio. En el 2001 participó en los 50 años de la Bienal de Sao Paulo con su obra Red de tensión. A partir del año 2006 ha estado vinculado a varias galerías de México y Estados Unidos, especialmente en la Fifty 24 de San Francisco. En el 2007 participó en muestras en Zürich, Suiza y en el Museo Von-der-Heydt de Wuppertal. Fue invitado por el Centro de arte Silkeborg Bad, de Dinamarca, para realizar una instalación en sus espacios en el 2008. 

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Thinkspace Gallery presents Andy Kehoe & Kelly Allen

 Thinkspace is pleased to present 'Into The Depths', an exhibition featuring new works by Pittsburgh based gallery artist: Andy Kehoe. The work represents an exciting material departure for the artist, and the exhibition showcases its revised material imperative. This will be the artist's third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Showing concurrently in the project room will be 'Hidden Seeking,' an exhibition of new works on canvas and paper by Oakland based artist Kelly Allen. Thinkspace is pleased to launch her debut solo exhibition, following numerous group show appearances with the gallery.

Reception with the artistsSat., July 7th 5-9PM
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Take a sneak peek at Andy Kehoe's new works for 'Into The Depths'
Take a sneak peek at Kelly Allen's new works for 'Hidden Seeking'

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mayfair Lady - A solo show by Case

Case "Mayfair Lady" Soloshow London 2012 - Sneak Preview from Stefan Pohl on Vimeo.

CASE - Andreas  von Chrzanowski
Opening reception: 21st June 2012
On display: 22  - 30 June 2012
Curated by Shea&Ziegler
99 Mount Street, Mayfair
W1K 2TF,  London. UK

Exclusive Mayfair Garden PartyLive Installation: 25th June 2012

Widely recognised as one of the best photorealistic spray paint artists in the world, CASE presents a new collection of original portraits destined to enhance an international collector and fan base that already includes German President Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Working solely with spray paint, German born artist CASE – real name Andreas von Chrzanowski – has redefined the limitations of this supposedly unwieldy medium. Combining technical expertise with a gift for subtle juxtaposition, CASE recontextualises images of beauty to challenge their everyday representation. 
For this body of work the artist has taken George Bernard Shaw’s classic musical ‘My Fair Lady’ as the inspiration to expand this conceptual focus. This playful title also alludes to Urban Fine Art’s own propulsion into the highest cultural circles, and would seem a fitting tribute prior to the artists own anticipated appearance at this year’s Mayfair Garden Party on June 25th working along side Irina Zonaband.

About Case:  “Case” is the alias of Andreas von Chrzanowski an artist from the German graffiti scene who was born and raised East Germany. As early as 1995, he began painting with spray cans, and he uses this medium to make photorealistic images of body forms and portraits. case is one of four members of the Maclaim Crew, founded in the year 2000. Maclaim is known for having established photorealistic works with spray cans in Germany. Case’s artistry usually includes people or the human body. He removes them from their normal environments, changes them, and then displays them within a new context, one that has also been modified. This enables him to replace the traditional idea of what beauty represents by controversial, grotesque images; these create nothing less than a very unique form of fascination for the beholder. One of the most poignant aspects common to all of case’s works is the texture of the surfaces he uses. They are painted on a background that is made from pieces of cardboard of various sizes. Most of the cardboard comes from the packaging of the spray paint cans and they are held together with glue, staples and tape. Sometimes bits and pieces of wood are also glued onto the surface, such that a bumpy, one-of-a-kind surface appears. This structure is diametrically opposed to typically overblown, perfectionist images and it gives case’s works their unique character. 

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Friday, May 25, 2012

VW beetle gets covered in ART!

Etika Projects, a new creative agency based in Barcelona has just finished a collaboration with Volkswagen for the new collection of Beetles. Curator Tina Ziegler commissioned 6 artists to design vinyl wraps for the new VW for this years SWAB Contemporary art fair in Barcelona.

Artists INSA, Mr. Frivolous, Mr. Penfold, Chris B. Murray, Ruben Ireland and Sara Landeta were the 6  selected artists. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Herakut, After the Laughter London Book Release & New Works

Herakut - After the Laughter Book Release & New works
Private View: Thursday 31st May / 6pm -9pm
On display until: 10th June 2012
The Gallery, 99 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2TF, London
Curated by Shea & Ziegler in collaboration with Moniker Projects

Shea & Ziegler are proud to announce Herakut’s much anticipated return to London, the duo’s first since 2008. Alongside an exhibition of all-new artworks the artists will be presenting and signing copies of their new book ‘After The Laughter’, which offers an intimate insight into the individuals behind their emotionally-charged artwork and dynamic partnership. Designed as a reveal- ing scrapbook ‘After The Laughter’ is hand-crafted by both Hera and Akut, and features all new murals, works on canvas, and sketches. The book is collaged with images in different mediums and includes revealing photographs of the duo, both at work and at play. All elements are woven into a multilayered, poetic reflection on art and its role in the world, with a range of freeform ideas penned artfully on the books pages in Herakut’s signature lettering. Masking-tape edges and crossed out pencil confessions complete the personal, forthright style — an open invitation into the frenzied minds and rapid-fire hands of a unique artistic team.

Herakut After the Laughter Limited Edition box set
Alongside the launch, Herakut will be exhibiting a collection of new work consisting of original paintings, drawings and sculptures. Evidenced by their recent sold-out show in Los Angeles’s, the duo have firmly established themselves as one of the genre’s lead- ing collectible names, with admirers including actor Jim Carrey and musician Macy Gray.
Exclusive to Shea & Ziegler, Herakut will present a Limited Edition Box-set including a signed and numbered embossed lithograph alongside a signed copy of ‘After the Laughter’ set in a silkscreen-printed presentation box. The box-set will officially go on sale at the opening reception on May 31st, and is limited to an edition of just 100.

About Herakut:
Herakut is an artist duo consisting of Jasmin Siddiqui, born 1981 in Frankfurt, West Germany, and Falk Lehmann, born 1977 in Schmal- kalden, East Germany. Their artistic style is as symbiotic as their name, which is itself a combination of the two individual graffiti pseudonyms Hera and Akut. A love for traveling and painting for the public eye are just a few of the things Akut and Hera have in common. Their work is based on bringing together contrasting elements: masculine vs. feminine, Eastern vs. Western, the ruggedness of Street Arts vs. the detail of Fine Arts. Since 2004, Herakut have painted and exhibited in prestigious cities including London, Berlin, New York and Paris, as well as spending valuable time painting unorthodox sites in less glamorous cities such as Ekaterinburg in Russia and Campeche, Mexico. Both of Herakut’s publications, ‘The Perfect Merge’ published in 2009 and 2011’s ‘After the Laughter’ have received great acclaim, with the two books selling over 10,000 copies worldwide. 

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Sara Landeta artworks

Sara Landeta is a visual artist born in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and settled in Madrid. Shehas worked as an illustrator in advertising, fashion and editorial collaborations, but currently focuses her work in carrying out various annual exhibitions. At the moment she is represented by Galería 6 +1Her work focuses on creating lost spaces between surrealism and absurdity.

Andrew Myers art

The process and creation of a screw painting by artist Andrew Myers is featured here in a short form documentary by filmmaker Benjamin Pitts.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Welkin Contest x Etika Projects - 3 days left to apply

The Welkin Contest and Etika Projects presents a unique opportunity for all EU artists!


One round trip ticket to Barcelona, Spain* to take part in the SWAB Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair in May.
The opportunity to create one of the 10 ARTBOXES displayed at the entrance of the fair.
The chance to work alongside 9 other professional artists.
You will gain an INCREDIBLE opportunity to get your work seen from over 20,000 people that visit the art fair over the period of three days.

Have a look at some of the other artists taking part:

More information on the The Welkin Contest website.

Faith47 & Dal East present Antenna Garden at Rtist Gallery

Opening 7.30PM Thursday the 26th of April; Running until Sunday the 27th of May. RTIST Gallery 29 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.

Over the past 7 years FAITH47 and DAL EAST have exhibited in over 15 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Now RTIST Gallery's brings them for the first time to Australia showcasing the incredible talent of the duo in an exclusive show “Antenna Garden”. Displaying work from the artists' individual collections, this is the first entire exhibition the couple have shown together. Weaving together found objects and materials from their Australian visit, the pair'sAntenna Garden will be constructed through unique surfaces, along with the painted stories of this prolific pair. For more information on the artists see the RTIST website HERE.


A collaboration between RTIST Gallery & BOSS MURALS will see records broken when FAITH47and DAL EAST paint Australia's tallest murals. Two Goliath 7 storey walls will be given to each artist at the Cullen Hotel, in Prahan. These walls are currently being painted by each artist.

Friday, April 13, 2012

LA FREEWALLS INSIDE - group show opens April 21st in LA

A new space is opening in Los Angeles to celebrate Public Art, called LALA.

To launch the new space, LALA Gallery presents an extra special group show celebrating the LA FREEWALLS PROJECT.

'The Artists have all put together an incredible show, and should be proud of their work not only in the gallery, but especially the 80+ murals in the neighborhood. They have contributed to the transformation of LA's downtown Arts District into a wonderful center of Art and Culture. They all have successfully used their Art as a catalyst for new public policy in Los Angeles. A new policy that protects public art and maintains a legacy of our development as a community. It is a very unique and special thing that we all have created here and I look forward to continuing to curate Public Art far into the future.' - Lahoda Fine Arts

LALA Gallery
1335 Willow Street / 2nd floor
Los Angeles, California

Lahoda Fine Arts

Herakut - Loving the Exiled at 941 Geary Gallery

941 Geary is pleased to present the new works of German artistic duo, Herakut, whose
exhibition, Loving the Exiled, will open April 21, 2012 at 941 Geary. The opening will be
free and open to the public, and the show will run until May 29, 2012.

Herakut’s earth tones are layered upon each other, creating images that blend in with the environment around them. Though it’s not just in palette through which the work presents an interest in nature. The people and animals that stand at the center of Herakut’s pieces are created as a commentary on human nature, on the ups and downs of all the small wars we fight within ourselves. Loving the Exiled deals with figures/symbols that have been thrust away from society, charged with guilt in some way, and used as scapegoats in an effort to simplify complex problems. With faces partially turned to glance at the viewer, the figures look at the viewers as if we have stumbled upon their lives, un invited but perhaps expected.

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Isaac Cordal solo show - Opening tonight in Barcelona


ISAAC CORDAL solo show

Opening Friday April 13th from 7.30 till 10 pm
RAS Gallery Barcelona . Carrer Doctor Dou 10

In 2007 the Spanish building industry used 54.2 million tones of cement. This factoid did not escape the thoughtful attentions of one very interesting Galician digital nomad, namely Isaac Cordal. Cordal saw this frenzied ‘cementisation’ of the world around him as evidence of our deep alienation from an ongoing conflict with the natural environment. So, being an artist very much obsessed with the problem of the human body Cordal appropriated cement as the tool for his own intervention in the built environment. What this means in laymen’s terms is that he used cement to make his art and in this case his art was sculptures of little people.

More images and details on the exhibition can be found here.
Artworks and price list requests to

Wild at Heart - group show at Thinkspace Gallery

Thinkspace is proud to present “Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild,” an exhibition to raise awareness about the precarious predicament of wild creatures around the world, and to benefit efforts to protect them in their natural habitat.

Featuring a stellar cast of more than 100 artists from all corners of the art world, this exhibition brings together some of the most profound and innovative voices making art today. In recognition of the imperiled state of much of the world’s wildlife, each artist will apply their own unique perspective to our relationship with the fascinating creatures with whom we share our planet.

As the natural world becomes increasingly impacted by shifting climate, human greed and diminishing resources, protecting those creatures that still roam free becomes ever more vital to the soul of humanity. For even if we could continue to exist without wildlife, the spirit-crushing sadness that our species would take upon itself would surely rob all joy from life. Those majestic, miraculous, elemental beings which we admire from afar are at the root of who we are as people — from the woodland protagonists of our childhood storybooks, to the metaphors we use to describe ourselves as adults, to the animal spirits that visit us in our dreams. As we take steps to protect them from those who would rob them of their freedom, we also improve our own species’ chances to persist far into the future, both by preserving the natural world we all share, and by cherishing the sacred genesis of our imagination and symbology.

In appreciation of the magnificent creatures with whom we share the planet, Thinkspace will donate 20% of the sale price of each piece of art to Born Free USA and the Animal Protection Institute, which operate jointly as a non-profit organization that advocates worldwide for the ethical treatment and protection of wild animals, and also maintains a large sanctuary for rescued primates. To honor the animals closest to our hearts, the gallery will be accepting donations of old blankets to donate to area shelters so dogs don’t have to sleep on cold hard concrete, as well as other used and new pet supplies. The opening will feature the release of a gorgeous limited edition screenprinted poster especially created for the exhibition by the incomparable Aaron Horkey. We hope you will join us on May 26th to celebrate and defend the wild things that fill our lives with wonder and mystery.

Opening reception: Saturday, May 26th 2012/ 5pm to 9pm
Exhibition on show until: June 9th 2012

6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Visit Thinkspace Gallery for more information.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Installations by Liz Miller

Amazing, incredible, and so very beautiful. Those are the words that come to mind when I look at American artist Liz Miller's felt and paper installations.
Check out more of her portfolio on her website...

International Women exhibition opens tomorrow at the Warrington Museum

International Women, an exhibition of 15 women artists from 10 countries from the Urban Fine Art and New Contemporary Art Movement is opening tomorrow evening, the 29th of March at the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery in the United Kingdom.

The exhibition features the work of Artists: Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth McGrath, Faith47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara McPherson and
Xue Wang.

Opening Reception: 29th March 2012 / 18:00
Exhibition on Display: 31st March - 7th July 2012

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Cultural Quarter-Museum Street
Warrington WA1 1JB

To request the online exhibition catalogue

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Herzensbrecher at Strychnin Gallery

Strychnin Gallery and The New English, in cooperation with Gallery Geuer & Breckner, UF6 Projects and Italian curator Giovanni Cervi, proudly present Herzensbrecher, a charity group show in favor of “Ein Herz für Kinder“.For this exhibition, concepted by Yasha Young, over 50 internationally renowned artists have put their visions, styles and ideas onto hearts manufactured by the British porcelain innovators of The New English.

These one of a kind artworks will be displayed in a traveling exhibition, which will kick off at Strychnin Gallery Berlin on March 16th.A partial amount of all sales will be given as a donation to BILD hilft e.V. “Ein Herz für Kinder”.The Berlin exhibition will run until April 8th.

Strychnin Gallery
Boxhagenerstr. 36
10245 Berlin

TODD SCHORR - Neverlasting Miracles Exhibition Preview, 2012

TODD SCHORR - Neverlasting Miracles Exhibition Preview, 2012 from Merry Karnowsky Gallery on Vimeo.

Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 933-4408170 S. La Brea Ave. (in the Art 170 Building)
Always one to play off of the complexities within our DNA, Schorr has once again delved into the intricate world evolution, or lack thereof, as the case may often times be, by exploring the Modern vs. Primitive behavioral dichotomy that makes up our present human condition. It is a topic often approached by the artist, questioning how we can be so technologically advanced in certain areas,
yet sinking back into primitive behaviors when relating to the world and each other.
Painting with masterly technique influenced by the likes of Bruegel, Dali, Bosch and Parrish, the painterly labors of the artist continue to overwhelm with amazing detail and impressive scale – both large and small. With tongue-in-cheek perfection, Todd pokes a finger of warning at the creeping decay of our modern society and our collective moral compass.

Exhibition Dates: March 17 – April 14, 2012

Yoskay Yamamoto - Jokes On Me at LeBasse Projects

‘Joke’s On Me’
New work from Yoskay Yamamoto

March 24th – April 21st, 2012
Artist reception: Saturday, March 24th, 7-10pm

Los Angeles, CA –LeBasse Projects: Chinatown is proud to announce ‘Jokes On Me,’ a solo exhibition from Los Angeles based artist, Yoskay Yamamoto

In his new body of work, Yamamoto will feature a series of sculptures based on iconic childhood characters. Three years in the making, ‘Jokes On Me’ is a conceptual project that explores current social issues through humor. Like a Sunday comic strip, Yamamoto’s sculptures are charming and nostalgic until after further inspection have a darker underlying message. This will be the artist’s first all sculpture exhibition, working in a range of mediums from plastic, resin, vinyl, and hand sculpted wood.

About Yoskay Yamamoto

Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yoskay Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. A self-trained illustrator, Yamamoto’s artistic taste expanded as he fell in love with the pop culture of California. Yamamoto discovered a way to fuse the two different cultural backgrounds together into his work. Yamamoto nostalgically blends pop iconic characters from his adopted western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art. He has sold out his work recently at shows in New York, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The incredible paintings of Leslie Ditto

About Leslie Ditto:
As far back as I can remember I have always been drawn to self expression through visual arts. As a young girl, growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, I was not exposed to any classical surreal artist until I attended Overton High School for the performing and Visual Arts. Before that I was raised around an “old school” Harley Davidson shop that my father and his brother owned.I spent many summers helping my father there at the shop and watching him build Harley motorcycles from the ground up and then painted the gas tanks ( and anything else he could find on the motorcycle) with fantasy images that were inspired by such artist as Franzetta and Boris Valleo. I then became fascinated with the beautiful, powerful and sexy women that these artist created.
I was accepted into Otis Parsons in Los Angeles. After only two month of training my father had become terminally ill and I was forced to return home to Memphis. I was never able to return to school but could not deny the artist in me the opportunity for expression just because I had never been formally trained.
Over the years I researched techniques of the “Old Masters” such as Leonardo DA Vinci, Rubens, Raphael, and Rembrandt .I fell in love with the technique of glazing transparent oil color over a neutral colored under painting. With strong influences from fantasy artist, surreal artist, and the “Old Masters”, I create disturbingly beautiful oil paintings that interpret to the viewer my deep emotions that are conceived from my views of current social, political, and religious dynamics. My ideas come to me in an organic fashion. Starting with a seed of a simple idea and growing into many complex symbols and images. My main goal is to capture my audience and bring them to my emotional state in the hopes that my test for an echo will be a success.

Go by her website and view her stunning collection of paintings.

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Welkin Contest - Calling all EU artists!

In partnership with Etika Projects and SWAB Contemporary Art Fair, The Welkin Contest offers an exciting and unique opportunity for creatives. The opportunity includes a round trip flight to Barcelona, Spain to take part in designing AND producing a large scale art installation for this years Contemporary Art Fair.

The Project:

The installation includes 10 individual ARTBOXES, made of wood and sized 1.80 x 1.80 meters. This cube is the artists' platform. Ten artists from across Europe are invited to customize one ARTBOX each. Etika Projects has offered up one of the ten boxes to The Welkin Contest and to one talented contestant who will be able to take part in this exciting project.

You can apply for the competition at:

Visit to find out more about the ARTBOX PROJECT.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

International Women Exhibition at the Warrington Museum

International Woman
Warrington Museum
Curated by Frankie Shea and
Tina Ziegler

Opening reception: March 29th 2012. 6pm On display until 7 July 2012

Following the success of ‘Gossip Well Told’ group exhibition that launched the first Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler return to Warrington Museum in March with an exhibition called ‘International Woman’. In conjunction with Moniker Projects, 'International Woman' brings together a stellar roster of more than 15 artists from 10 countries, being the first exhibition in the UK that highlights the cross-over of the Pop Surrealism and Urban fine art movements under one roof.

Working in underground art movements these women have forged names for themselves by pushing the boundaries of contemporary art, experimenting with new mediums, ideas and visual concepts. Individually they have enhanced the overall direction of these underground movements, and as a collective they have changed the way women are viewed in urban culture today.

Exhibiting artists: Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Picks of the Harvest at Thinkspace Gallery

‘Picks of the Harvest 2012’
Reception with the artists: Saturday, March 3rd from 5 to 8PM
On view March 3rd through March 24

Its the great time of year again when Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California puts on its
yearly Picks of the Harvest group show. Picks of the Harvest 2012 will showcase numerous artists we’ve had our eye on over the past year exhibited alongside new works from several of our regular Thinkspace family members. Showcasing work from over 60 artists from all walks of life from around the world, Picks of the Harvest 2012 aims to shine a light on some of the most exciting young contemporary artists in our
Above images left to right (Dabs Myla / Jason Thielke /Drew Young)

Charming Baker rises to the top...NY STUDIO GALLERY

NY Studio Gallery is pleased to host Stupid Has a New Hero, featuring brand new paintings, a suite of limited edition prints plus a few surprises from fast-rising British painter Charming Baker.
A graduate of Central St Martins in London, Charming Baker has established a loyal international following with his darkly humorous work - oil paintings with a mix of beauty and brutality. Equally comfortable applying a paintbrush as he is a bullet to his work (as seen in the Youtube video documenting the shooting of one of his paintings) the artist is influenced by a wide array of both familiar and odd elements.
“The effect I’m aiming for in my work,” says Charming, “is that slightly unnerving feeling you get when you have your arse patted in public, but you're not exactly sure who's patting it.”

In 2008, Charming was invited to share a discussion platform with Shepard Fairey, the creator of the Barak Obama presidential campaign poster. The following year, Charming received a commission by Amnesty International to produce a piece for the Blank Canvas Project alongside Brit Art giants Tracy Emin, the Chapman Brothers and Sir Peter Blake.
Charming Baker’s work is embraced by the fine art fraternity, music royalty, taste makers and captains of the creative community. He has exhibited in London, Los Angeles and San Francisco and his work now sells worldwide.

Read this great article by the Telegraph about Charming Baker and his most recent sell out show in New York.

The beautiful artwork of Robert Proch

Robert Proch's abstract, colourful figurative work has already gained considerable traction in both his native Poland and central Europe.

Ever since I first discovered his work I have been following him. There is so much emotion and depth in his work, a blurred line of detailed illustration and abstract brush strokes. His use of colour is incredible, from fire oranges to deep blues, he has developed the perfect combination.

Proch's style is inspired by state-of-the-art animation as much as classic caricature, and impressionism as much as modernist graffiti. But rather than being 'gritty' or downbeat Robert's work is dynamic, arresting and often strangely encouraging: he presents an augmented emotional reality that remains pleasing to identify with.

Also a successful animator, Proch's grasp of movement and the distinct manner in which he employs it is central to the beguiling nature of his work. Currently Proch has his first UK solo exhibition at The Outsiders Newcastle showcasing a range of new original paintings.

However if you are interested in his work I recommend visiting his website directly or going through Intoxicated Demons..they are really nice guys and respond to your e-mails quickly!