NYC///LAST LOOK: SWOON’S “SWIMMING CITIES…” AT DEITCH PROJECTS

October 16, 2008  |  art, Last Look, News, NYC, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Swoon (sitting in dress) and the Miss Rockaway Armada let their freak flags fly... 

As a wrap-up for her summer long rafting-as-art experience on the Mississippi river with her fellow boat punx—known as the MISS ROCKAWAY ARMADA—the elusive artist SWOON created the massive tour-de-force installation that is "Swimming Cities of the Switchback Sea" currently on display at DEITCH PROJECTS' new Long Island City space until October 19th. The go-to event of the summer, the installation mimics the makeshift junkyard composition of the Miss Rockaway rafts and functions as a fully developed walk-through environment. To up the ante, the entire Rockaway Armada raft fleet is moored at the docks just outside the gallery. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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PHILIPPINES///LAST LOOK///AN EYEFUL OF LOUIE CORDERO’S “ABSOLUTE HORROR”…

July 24, 2008  |  art, Cool Shit, Last Look, News, Philippines, Worldwide, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Oh, the voluptuous horror of Louie Cordero. This is actually a self-portrait...

One of our favorite upcoming artists, LOUIE CORDERO calls the Philippines home, where he’s recently mounted his most ambitious solo show to date, “Absolute Horror,” (until July 27th) at MO SPACE in Bonifacio Global City. Deeply influenced by the flatness and graphic style of local self-taught painters in his country and the pervasive influence and iconography of Western trash culture—particularly B-movies, heavy metal, Garbage Pail Kids, and pulp horror—on society (particularly adolescent minds) Cordero has paid tribute to both in his latest series of inspired paintings and sculptures. Of particular interest is the large-scale statue of rotten-faced twin zombie boys and Cordero’s paintings that bisect (and use as stands) life-sized sculptures of young Beavis & Butthead-type boys lying on their backs on the gallery floor, making it one of the most fun shows of the summer. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LONDON///LAST LOOK///DELTA AT ELMS LESTERS…

June 28, 2008  |  art, Graffiti, Last Look, London, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Closing shop this weekend at London's venerable ELMS LESTERS PAINTING ROOMS is a fantastic show of new work by legendary Dutch graffiti and multimedia artist DELTA (aka: Boris Tellegen). Known for his unique architectural lettering style that transformed conventional tags and mural pieces into multi-dimensional works of art, Delta has been a pioneering force in the international scene since 1983. Expanding on his early street style in this new show, “The New Dutch Master,” Tellegen has delved into a variety of media including paintings, sculptures and 3-D installation pieces. Two screenprints and a new book have been created to accompany this exhibit and all are available online at the gallery site. And, for Delta fans that prefer to wear their allegiances on their sleeves, keep an eye out for the D-Man’s upcoming clothing collab with Stüssy, dropping this fall. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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