Monsieur Plume is not your average writer. Dynamic and bold, his work makes use of loose, gestural strokes and drips to create a strong sense of energy and motion, drawing the viewer into his distorted portraits and figures. Equally as comfortable in the street, the gallery, and the classroom, he carries a strong sense of social awareness throughout all aspects of his work—from illegal pieces, to exhibitions, and educational workshops.
Independent headwear and apparel label, NINE, is a community-based brand from Vancouver. Keeping in tune with showcasing true northern culture, NINE introduces 'Nine Ingredients', a monthly video installment that features friends of NINE that inspire them. In their premiere episode, we meet Canadian artist and publisher, Robert Chaplin.
No matter how much our world has turned to be focused online and how glued we are to our computers and smartphones, print is not dead. Terrapin Stationers makes us want to write notes, love letters, send thank you cards, and indulge in penmanship and snail mail.
Paul Wong, a video pioneer, award-winning artist, curator, event organizer and leader of public interventions since the 1970s, has launched a new website featuring over 80 entries of works with more to come. The website spans four decades and is the largest online library or Wong's art.
San Francisco artist Liz Hickok constructed a dramatic cityscapes of her city entirely out of Jell-O. Not only is this instalation beautiful, the gelatinous material also parallels the geological uncertainties of San Francisco’s landscape. She has also recreated the Whitehouse and New York out of Jell-O in the past as well. J-E-L-L-O!
The street artist, or collective, that go by the name Bored have found a way to take street art to a whole new level. They have turned the streets of Chicago into a Monopoly board, complete with plywood Chance and Community Chest cards that are bolted together, as well as dice and the little green houses. The idea is to push beyond typical stencil street art and encourage interactivity with passersby.
Critically acclaimed, and downright hilarious LA artist Kahn presents her first European exhibition during the Olympics. Using fragile humour to tackle her personal trauma and deeper global concerns, her works’ are lined with her own brand of self-deprecation. Who else would dress up in a giant foam penis all in the name of art?! Phalluses aside, this combination of video and drawings also includes tragicomic heroes and paper puppets. At the Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. 23 June – 16 September.