Martes Bathori has been contributing artwork and comics to the French/Belgium almanach Soldes for the past 4 years. You can check out his illustrations in person if you are in Paris at VIADUC-des-Arts (65 avenue Daumesnil 75012) on Tuesday December 15th from 6:30 – 10:30. Martes is also featured in the upcoming “Tall Trees of Paris” book.
“Circular” is the inaugural exhibition at Quintal in Rio de Janeiro. The show features Antonio Bokel, João Sánchez, Mateu Velasco, Marcelo Macedo and Pedro Sánchez. Both Mateu and Marcelo are Hellion and Forest For The Trees alumni. The space is an incubator for new and experimental art ideas that are free from government sponsorship and different than what can be found in traditional commercial galleries. Show opens Saturday December 12th.
Last weekend to check out Taipei artist NOE246’s show at Hatos Bar in Tokyo. For the last 5 or 6 years NOE246 stickers have been a constant while walking home from the train station in Tokyo. I love the coverage. He is everywhere. My pals at Hatos always have killer shows and you shouldn’t miss this one. The installation looks fantastic, especially the toilet.
“One step forward, two steps back” with Levalet opens December 12th at the Montana Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. Levalet’s work has such a fantastic sense of humor. Hand drawn then turned into wheat pastes on the street. Once the drawings are installed in the streets they take on a completely different meaning due to the way they interact with the environment. For this show the work has to interact with objects in an interior space. Exhibition runs December 14 to February 6, 2016. Charles is also featured in the upcoming “Tall Trees of Paris” book.
“Tsumedokoro (A Station)” with IMAONE opens December 12th at MONO SEKAI OSAKA. Imaone paints big ass walls and makes illustrations that are a cross between Alice in Wonderland and Terry Gilliam. He returns to Osaka with a new body of work that shouldn’t be missed. Show closes December 20. Imaone is also featured in the “Tall Trees of Tokyo” book.
Alexone just released a new book. Alex’s new book is a funny illustrated behind the scenes look at the satirical “Alexone Company” mega conglomerate. ALËXONE COMPANY counts 17,899 employees – of which three are salaried – on seven continents – of which two are plastic. Very original concept in art books. Get the book here.
Studio process shots from Hellion alumni AJ Fosik & Ben Venom for the “A Primitive Future” group show at Subliminal Projects in LA. The show features work from AJ Fosik, Ben Venom, Frohawk Two Feathers, Haroshi, Lucien Shapiro and Ravi Zupa. Pretty impressive lineup. Hellion just wrapped up Ben Venom’s first solo show in Tokyo this month. Ben came back and knocked out a huge piece for this show and AJ’s new sculptural banner are fantastic. This should not be missed. Show opens this Saturday December 5th.
COP 21 is an international summit addressing climate change. Controversy surrounds the summit due to the involvement and influence of corporations on the summit negotiations. In response to this many artists have created posters to be displayed throughout Paris during the event. A few artists that Hellion is working with have created posters on their own and in conjunction with Brandalism. Check out the posters below.
NIARK1 from the Tall Trees of Paris book.
Sebastien Touache from the Tall Trees of Paris book.
Dugudus from the Tall Trees of Paris book.
Alexone from the Tall Trees of Paris for the Brandalism project.
Cleon Peterson from the upcoming Ema Show with Hellion for the Brandalism project.
Parcours d’art is a city wide installation and exhibition at Musee ecole de la Perrine from Jean Lecointre in Laval France. Each installation panel is made from recycled plastic bottles and printed with solvent free ink. When the exhibition is finished, each panel will be brought to Petites mains & Cie to be recycled into tablecloths, raincoats and shopping bags. The event is on view until January 17th. Jean is also featured in the “Tall Trees of Paris” book that will be released next spring.