Brussel-based MIMA Museum is hosting an exciting exhibition dubbed “ZOO” that features 11 artist from around the globe. MIMA gave these artist a focal point to craft from which surrounds the idea of anthropomorphism in relation to pop culture and emerging media.
“ZOO” identifies with the ideals that “anthropomorphic image in the media expresses a collective reality that is often shared unconsciously.” A series of mediums are used in this collection of installations, such as a sculpture of Steve Harrington’s Mello dog character, works byParra featuring his signature Parra Bird and a drawing of Todd James’ animated figures.An entire room was dedicated to Egle Zvirblyte’s wall paintings and installations, while a vast mural showcases Pablo Dalas’ graffiti-inspired work.
‘ZOO’ exhibition opens today(Jan. 31st) and will remain at the MIMA Museum until August 30th.
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Hailing from the festive streets of New Orleans, Brandon Odums is a visual artist who is hosting his first solo exhibition. Dubbed “NOT Supposed 2-Be Here” at the Newcomb Art Museum, this series of works from Odums that maintains his ongoing message of civil rights, racial dynamics and urban ordeals. The 15-year artistic veteran challenges the normality of what is Museum quality content with this solo presentation, as the works speaks towards art, race, place and accessibility.
Colossal sized paintings propped behind sculptures and mixed media are adorned around every corner of the Louisiana based gallery. The collection of works consist of older pieces meshed in with newer works of Brandon’s, which create a sense of “part retrospective and part futurescape“. Odums’ works question the identity of black power, the idea of Blackness and the position of the artist in the urban community, all while Brandon pays homage to his artistic upbringing. Pieces of his past are displayed throughout the installations such as the experiences of Hurricane Katrina, memories of local legends and even his personal experiences with art.
The exhibition is on view from now until May 23.
Newcomb Art Museum Woldenberg Art Center #202 Newcomb Cir, New Orleans LA 70118
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A wife, a mom, and an outstanding self-taught visual artist, Brittany Everette is a growing artist that has been going viral via social media as designing some of today’s modernized masterpieces. Her freedom behind the pen/pencil/stylist designs profound pieces that brakes boundaries and promotes the power of beauty. Her pieces portray the mighty connection between women and nature and the beauty of that unity. She continues to maintain this momentum with her recent Astrology-based series dubbed ‘Zodiac Collection‘.
Zodiac Collection utilizes digital drawing as the medium that has taken Brittany up to 15 hours per piece. Started just a month ago, this series is currently in development as Everette is designing these and releasing them to her fanbase as they come to completion. Halfway through the Zodiac signs, Brittany has finalized the Cancer, Libra, Gemini, Scorpio, Pisces, & Aquarius prints and is announcing her next one TODAY.
Each piece displays the beauty of women as their faces are represented to their unique zodiac symbol. The renown signs all showcase a grasping colorway and promptly placed symbols celebrating that sign. Everette is efficient, detailed and obvious patient based on the work hours related to each piece. Her eye for vibrancy and color spectrum effortlessly collide and create engrossing images for viewers to adore.
Visit her web page to get you hands on the Zodiac Collection today. A New Piece IS Being Announced via Brittany Everette’s Instagram.
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This Friday, the good folks at Kith‘s Arsham/Fieg Gallery are hosting a unique installation from artist Tetsuya Noguchi dubbed “This is Not a Samurai“.
Noguchi’s artist approach is associated to everything medieval Japan, Renaissance Europe, graffiti, consumerism, luxury and contemporary culture. Giving a little bit of history to the design, Noguchi pays homage to the Japan’s Samurai’s. The samurai class is noted to reside at the top of medieval Japanese social scale and held position as the de-facto rulers of the island nation. Within the art, subtle details such as their hairstyles, clothing, armor and accessories showcased their elite status. Apart of their hierarchy lifestyle, they would also import fabrics and luxury materials such as embossed leather, lacquer and iron, the samurai’s armor employed design, engineering and craftsmanship that seem somehow modern, even today.
This is Not a Samurai: The Uncanny World of Tetsuya Noguchi imagines the samurai in today’s world, wearing some of fashion’s most iconic signifiers, symbols and logos – like the kamon of their sartorial clan. Since the samurai were the most fashionable members of Japanese society, a samurai today would undoubtedly be decked out in streetwear and the latest kicks – and would likely be a KITH customer. Culture vulture, sneakerhead and hypebeast, Noguchi’s samurai are warriors of the fashion set. Yet, even though these samurai may be victims of fashion, Noguchi’s real message is ultimately one of beauty and optimism as his samurai gaze to the future with innocence and hope.
The installment is set to release Friday, September 13th at 9 PM EST at the Arsham/Fieg Gallery in Kith Soho.
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Harlem’s own Ron Draper continues to shine light on societal issues, cultural relevance and black excellence through his favorite medium .. Art. This NAACP & Urban League award winner is returning to his renown art studio in Bronx, New York, with a new installation dubbed “#DRAPERTHINKSOUTLOUD”.
Ron’s 2018 #NOTxNORMAL collection was a visual representation of how the War on Drugs in this United States has impacted and continues to influence the state of freedom for people of color. It was told through a six-part narrative of Draper’s personal experience with the ripple effect of drug usage, anti-drug propaganda, and the disproportionate penalties for drug offense in the black community.
April 27th, Ron will showcase #DraperThinksOutloud, which encourages viewers to consider what happens after all of that comes crashing down and the need for self-healing can start. Known for his larger than life size pieces, we can only assume that Ron will continue to make impressionable installments that hold a much need conversation behind it’s design. To RSVP for #DraperThinksOutLoud Click Here! Limited space is available so get your tickets quick!
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• Most recently renown artist Banksy, took the art world on a moral-compass journey at the latest Sotheby‘s auction. To keep it short, Banksy hosted a surprise mutilation of live purchased art. Which we must say sold at 1.4 Million USD during this exclusive gathering. Tapping into his engineer bag, Banksy designs a crafty DIY shredder frame around his very popular street painting titled “Girl With Balloon”.
To further his brilliance, Banksy took things a step further with his mini-docu titled ‘Love Is In The Bin‘ displaying the creation process of his contraption & the reaction from all in attendance at the auction. Naturally this is both historic to the art world and also hilarious to see live.
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Photographer Johnny Miller has recetnly released a project focused on the living social and economic inequality from around the world through drone photography. Naming his series Unequal Scenes, Johnny captures a series of ariel views of the dividing lines between poor and rich neighborhoods across major cities from Mumbai to Mexico City.
Miller’s journey started when he relocated to Cape Town, South Africa and took notice to the stark segregation of urban spaces. Through his discoveries from his drone photography, Johnny was inspired to dig deeper into more global metropolises with similar circumstances. His goal is to “provoke a dialogue which can begin to address the issues if inequality and disenfranchisement in a constructive and peaceful way.”
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Steaming from a previous release, LA-based fashion label Reigning Champ has revisited their Muhammad Ali inspired capsule with a art installation inside their new La Brea location. The art exhibit is a display of Muhammad Ali’s greatest moments from his championship win over Sonny Liston in 1964. Six-foot large cubes display the moments in a creative seuence of events.
Avaliable for a limited time, the art work is worth a visit and the store is dedicated to the fashion capsule that accompanied the design. Visit Reignin Champs online store for your chance to get some of their latest threads.
Reigning Champ La Brea
115 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Every three years the great minds of the Echigo-Tsumari(Earth Art Festival) find a new location to host amazing installations from primier artist from around the globe. Held in the rural region of Japan’s Niigata Prefecture, this artistic gathering brings together approximately 100 to 200 new artist in addition to a few permanent installments. One of the most highlighted artist of this years festival is multinational MAD Architects. The creative group worked to complete the restoration of the historic Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel in the area.
Dubbed the ‘Tunnel Of Light’, the studio grasp their inspiration from 5-key elements (wood, earth, metal, fire, water) to base their design off of. The crew crafted architectural interventions inside the 750-meter passageway.
“The designs rethink the relationship between humans and nature, and seek to re-connect locals and visitors alike with the majestic beauty of the land,” said the company in a statement
Enjoy A Full Viewing Of MAD Architects Latest ‘Tunnel Of Light’ Pics and A Short Visual Guiding You Through The Tunnel Below!
Brendan Monroe is a praised painter/sculptor who has recently shared a themed installation at the renown Heath Ceramics showroom in Los Angeles. This is a revisited partnership between the two power-houses that stems back several years. Dubbed “Formation” this installment highlights Monroe’s unique usage of select textiles from the Heath Ceramic collection. Brendan transformed these clay surfaces into an expressive catalog of creative ombination of orniments, sketches and sculptures.
A series of framed wall pieces delivering various tones and patterns are placed suggestively around the venue highlighting a wooden shelving centerpiece.
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