Since the early 2000s, British artist Ben Long has been delighting many drivers and passengers with his finger illustrations done on the rear doors of commercial trucks. But not on any clean ones, mind you. They have to be coated with a layer of dirt built up from the vehicle’s exhaust emissions so that Long can draw through them using only one finger. The 35-year-old artist calls the ongoing series of his mobile canvases that travel all over the UK ‘The Great Traveling Art Exhibition’.
Here is a flowing, billowing tumour of a mural I recently completed as part of the Story Exhibition, a dynamic group show held at Sydney’s Penrith Regional Gallery. Other participating artists include the incredible Shaun Tan, Kendall Murray, as well as Alasdair Macintyre’s brilliant Star Wars-inspired pieces. You’ve got until mid-September to check it out.
Marna Hattingh is a Cape Town-based artist, active in the art world since 1999. She is also a well known children’s book illustrator. As a contemporary South African artist, Hattingh works forms part of the new school of expression. There may be elements of an African-ness in her work, particularly the use of colour, but she […]
Hand-crafted ceramic artist Kathryn Mitchell is set to launch her exhibition, Ebb Tide, on March 2 at Clay Art Benowa on Australia’s Gold Coast. Ebb Tide will see Mitchell collaborate with fellow Gold Coast ceramicist Megan Puls in a show that explores the connections, journeys and movements of water. And Mitchell knows a lot about […]
The Singapore Eyes Research Institute has opened an exhibition entitled Eyes That Tell Stories. The exhibition features amazing, high definition pictures of people’s eyes; the people ranging from sports stars to news presenters. The whole project is in an effort to raise funds for the Eye Institute, which helps to prevent against eye disease and […]
Using homely toothpicks as his sole form of paint application, JoKa’s laborious process of ‘hyper-pointillism’ results in work that is delicate and complex. Known for bright and vivid pieces with skewed imagery and sense of humor, JoKa takes a slightly darker turn for upcoming exhibit, The Noise in the Basement. Taking cues from the show’s title, his new body of work is a collection of the things hidden and buried. JoKa distorts familiar images into the surreal to create work that is ethereal and hauntingly beautiful. The Noise in the Basement opened on October 6 at WWA Gallery and will be on view through November 3.
Roderick Smith, an artist and musician based in Newcastle, Australia, has opened an exhibition in his Georgetown studio. Since June 2012, Smith has been creating the works between his day job as a solicitor and his solo and collaborative musical efforts. Opening night was held in conjunction with Partridge Wines and one of Smith’s sound installations provided a very interesting soundtrack.
Les Petites Chaises, or Little Chairs, is Alexandre Moussard’s first exhibition. The 25 year-old French artist studied architecture, and it was during a course that, by simply twisting a wire, he came across the idea for the shape of his first chair design.
Sydney and London-based artists Kirsten Fredericks and Sarah Howell explore the holiest of power couples in their first joint exhibition: Adam and Eve. The artists invite viewers to sample the fruits in their Garden of Eden, with works that explore the masculine and feminine, the playfulness of sex, kitschy animalia and a uniquely perverse, tongue-in-cheek […]
Louie Joyce is an illustrator and designer based in Kings Cross, Sydney. His love for comics, both the strong graphic imagery and narrative, is something he tries to distill into single images: moments that exist within larger events, stories or lives. His new exhibition at the Monstrosity Gallery runs between September 24 and October 15.