El Mac is at it again, this time going big in Denmark. The piece is titled “Purity of Heart.” I’m loving this Triptych. The image on the left wall is a chromatic negative of the one on the right. So cool. There is also a very cool story behind this piece which Mac shares on his blog:
This was commissioned by Martin Nielsen, who recently renovated this century old orphanage. The murals face a large assisted living facility, and every day I painted I felt an extra sense of obligation to my elderly audience to make something beautiful. I also wanted to paint a powerful, dignified portrait of my friend Dame’s father Fabian, who has been battling cancer for years.
Painting this was an amazing experience. Many thanks to the Nielsen family and Galerie Wolfsen for making this happen. Thanks also, once again, to Ari & Lone for all their help. Thanks to Lacheln & Fabian for posing, and to everyone else that showed support.
I really like this new Shepard Fairey print entitled “Universal Personhood.” It went on sale today in a series of 450. I would assume that by the time anyone reads this, it will be sold out.
Faith47 recently put up a new piece in London entitled “London you Beast.” I’m digging it.
Peeta (not to be confused with the animal rights group) recently completed a large indoor mural at the Saddler’s Wells Theatre in London. I became a fan of Peeta from the first piece of his that I saw. The way that he bends perception between two and three dimensions is pretty fantastic. For this installation, since he was obviously commissioned and limited placement-wise, I don’t think that the full impact of his work really comes through. It is pretty dope, just the same.
Stopped by a pretty fantastic art opening last night at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. It was an exhibit showing the collaboration between JR and Jose Parla that went up recently in Cuba. The project is titled “Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba.” The show featured large format prints of photos that were taken of the pieces in Cuba. My favorite, is below.
They also installed a large mural on the side of the gallery (below)
Definitely worth checking out.
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011
The Wrinkles of the City, Havana
JR / José Parlá
May 7 – July 12
One of my favorite artists, El Mac, is opening a solo show later this week in Denmark at the Galerie Wolfsen. He posted a preview on his blog, including the image above. I love the idea of painting a chromatic negative. Ideas like that one, coupled with his incredible style, are what I like so much about his work. Check over here for the details on the show.
I’m a huge fan of this new piece by Faith47 in the South Pacific. It is the perfect marriage of strong imagery and paint drip. In my opinion, this is one of the strongest pieces that has come out of POW WOW Hawaii.
Looks like Invader is back on his home turf throwing up some 8 bit space invader pieces Pink Panther (wha?) pieces. I love it.
Last week I was able to attend a private preview of the latest and greatest works from How and Nosm. This twin German power duo opened an exhibition at Levine last Saturday. They are also the artists currently holding down the famous mural spot on Houston and Bowery (they put it up while the power was still out from Hurricane Sandy). It was very cool to spend some time chatting with them and snapping their work. Incidentally, my other favorite twin brother graf artists, Os Gemeos were also at the event. Of course they were.
If you get a minute, definitely stop through Levine and check out the installation. Here are a couple of more looks.