LONDON ART: NEW WORK EXHIBITION by JULIAN RAPP at CLERKENWELL GALLERY

Attended Brooklyn-based abstract artist Julian Rapp’s first London show last night at Clerkenwell Gallery. I admitted to him that I wasn’t expecting much, as I am a self-professed street art snob/devotee. “You thought this was going to be street art?!” he asked. I said “No! That’s the whole point. I wasn’t expecting to be so drawn to all of these pieces.” It’s a fabulous display of work, it really is. Abstract sitting/standing/reclining nudes, wildflowers, fruit, gray skies, and a boxing match. What? Yes.

The pieces are affordable and for the record, I’m saying these are an investment. This artist is going to break out.

“Julian, why did you call this show ‘New Work?'” He replied, “Because it’s all new work.” Well said, Julian. 

Check out his show at The Clerkenwell Gallery at 20 Clerkenwell Green, running through October 11th. Curated by the passionate, approachable Laura Lea.

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1oct15. London, UK.

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DETROIT STREET ART: PRINTED MATTERS by SHEPARD FAIREY (exhibition)

Library Street Collective is pleased to present Printed Matters, a solo exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist Shepard Fairey, who will return to Detroit for the first time in over a decade. Printed Matters is a continuous series of exhibitions, which focuses on the importance of printed material in Fairey’s art. Each exhibition highlights this significance by incorporating a variety of Shepard’s printed material, including serigraphs on paper, editions on wood, editions on metal, and fine art collage. For its next installment, Printed Matters will exhibit in Detroit, Michigan at Library Street Collective (1260 Library Street) and will be on view from May 22nd –August 15th, 2015.

Library Street Collective Presents

Printed Matters & Public Matter
Works By Shepard Fairey

May 22nd — August 15th, 2015

http://www.obeygiant.com/headlines/creation-destruction-show-opening-in-detroit

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20jun15. Detroit, MI.

CHICAGO IMAGES: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ~ 1

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hi 092On the Bank of the Seine, Claude Monet. 1868.

hi 093The Crystal Palace, Camille Pissaro. 1871.

hi 094The Artist’s House at Argenteuil, Claude Monet. 1873.

hi 095Woman Reading, Edouard Manet. 1879-80.

hi 097Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise (The Rowers’ Lunch), Pierre-Auguste Renoir. 1875.

6jun15. Chicago, IL.

PARIS STREET ART: SUR LES MURS

March 31, 2015 to June 06, 2015

The Crédit Municipal Art Gallery in Paris organizes “Sur les Murs”.
The exhibition presents the works of 50 French artists workshops and creations in situ, photographs, from 1960 to the present. They are evidence of the proliferation of techniques, styles, materials, ideas and messages of  the urban art affixed to the walls. All inspired by the city of Paris. LOCATION: The Crédit Municipal Art Gallery 55 rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75004 Paris for more info: http://www.creditmunicipal.fr/getFile.php?ID=1631

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PARIS ART EXHIBITIONS: FAFI 2.0 at GALERIE LJ (Artist ~ FAFI)

Obsessed with the number and variety of pictures we take in every day, the most recent solo show of Fafi, “Fafi 2.0,” questions the legitimacy of the iconic images of today.

Selfies, inspirational posters, classics, diversions, memes…what will happen to the big mess that pollutes our field of vision?  Does the original work of art have a future, as a material object?

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27feb15. Paris, France. (translated -french to english- from the exhibition promo card)

KYOTO, JAPAN ART (EXHIBITION): ARTIST DAAS at TAIGA DO GALLERY

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Owl ~

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Panther ~

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Geo Tiger ~

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Survival of the Fittest~

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Harpy ~

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Formations ~

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Follow the Light, the Light Will Be Your Guide ~

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Look into the Light ~

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DAAS with “The Space Between” in the background ~

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http://artist-daas.com/

28sep14. Kyoto, Japan.

KYOTO, JAPAN ART (EXHIBITION) PT. 3: WHAT IF 6 TURNED INTO 9? by ARTIST, DAAS

DAAS was inspired by this Jimi Hendrix song when he created this piece.

“If 6 Was 9”

Yeah, sing the song, Bro’

If the sun refuse to shine,
I don’t mind, I don’t mind,
If the mountains fell in the sea,
let it be, it ain’t me.
Alright, ‘cos I got my own world to look through,
And I ain’t gonna copy you.

Now if 6 turned out to be 9,
I don’t mind, I don’t mind,
Alright, if all the hippies cut off all their hair,
I don’t care, I don’t care.
Dig, ‘cos I got my own world to live through
And I ain’t gonna copy you.

White collared conservative flashing down the street,

Pointing their plastic finger at me.
They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die,
But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high, high.
Wave on, wave on
Fall mountains, just don’t fall on me
Go ahead on Mr. Business man, you can’t dress like me.
Sing on Brother, play on drummer.

~Jimi Hendrix

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28sep14. Kyoto, Japan.

For more info on DAAS’ work: http://artist-daas.com/