10 Galleries You Loved During the Month of January!
After the holiday break, many, and we mean MANY galleries worldwide opened their new exhibition seasons and inaugurated the new year with exciting shows. January was definitely a good period to see the works of renowned artists, both emerging and established – think Interesni Kazki in New York, Blek le Rat in Milan, the Vogue Anniversary and Tom Wesselman in London, Richard Serra in Paris, the private collection of Takashi Murakami in Tokyo, Ron English in Rome… whew! The world’s greatest galleries are always busy, and we have the honour of calling some of them our clients, so make sure you check them out as part of our ever-growing gallery database. Today, we review the most popular among them for the month behind us, so lay back and scroll down!
BC Gallery Berlin
Fans in Berlin will be happy to know that the exhibition of works by Czech artist Jan Kaláb, hosted by the local BC Gallery, has been extended until February 27th! If you’re around, do stop by, as this hypnotic artist is definitely worth seeing. As for our BC Gallery, they surely made it among the most prominent spaces in the German capital, even though they have only been around since 2013. They are very dedicated to high-end urban and contemporary art market, making sure they hold regular solo and group exhibitions by internationally renowned and upcoming contemporary artists
Urban Spree Galerie
Staying in Berlin, one more space standing tall among the best is Urban Spree Galerie, in all its 400 square meter exhibition space. Working closely with street & graffiti artists, urban photographers and contemporary artists, the space curates independent art shows on a monthly basis, which most likely include the painting of the whole compound and its flagship Artist Wall, a 12 m x 7 m wall surface facing Warschauer Str., one of the busiest arteries of Berlin. Currently, they can be visited at the first Urban Art Fair in Paris, so don’t miss it!
Although it’s only an online gallery, it’s still quite impressive. ArtSuggest.com was created in 2009 by a collector, and it is dedicated to those collecting and making Urban art. Here I see another opportunity to name some names: Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Faile, Mark Jenkins, Invader, JR, KAWS, Shepard Fairey, Vhils, Nick Walker, Speedy Graphito, Rero… Yes, pretty much anyone relevant in the field today. All you need to do is browse their gallery and click “order” – they ship all over Europe and even overseas! Don’t miss this great chance.
19 Karen Contemporary ArtSpace
From the land down under, we have 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, which was launched as a commercial contemporary art gallery in 2008. Determined to showcase the best from Australia and abroad, the gallery is always cooking something sweet for its many visitors. Just recently, they held a massive, lively group show that consisted of three separate yet closely related exhibitions – an exhibit by Skount, the vibrant pop culture iconography of John Romero and Carolyn O’Neill’s Abstract Still Life series of works. We look forward to their next adventure.
Because Berlin has got one of the most versatile art scenes in the world, it’s only expected that a lot of great galleries are based there. One of them is Open Walls, a gallery which focuses on public art and which provides special events such as street art tours, workshops and consulting. Around since 2012, they have organized a great number of awesome shows. Currently on view, there’s a group exhibition entitled Collection, through March 26th, perfect if you want to see the works of some of the best muralists, stencil artists and photographers working today
In 2013, a renowned Miami gallery UNIX expanded their activity and opened another space in New York. They represent an innovative platform which engages in creating exhibitions and artistic exchange, showcasing the work of artists with unique artistic approach and style. We have the honour of regularly following their work, and for those interested, their current exhibition puts on view the portraits of Ellen de Meijer, through March 15th. But that’s not all – they also make part of several art fairs, including Art Wynwood and LA Art Show
Verso Contemporary Art
A gallery from London, Verso Contemporary Art sells original artwork and limited edition prints by some of your favourite contemporary and street artists around the world. Yes, that includes Banksy. Over the years, they have built solid relationships with other galleries, dealers, publishers and private collectors, which subsequently resulted in their own great variety of artworks for sale. Their careful curation of what will become a part of their collection is quite dedicated, as they make sure there are only pieces that ”that possess a powerful, seductive charm”.
44309 Street Art Gallery
Dortmund’s 44309 is an art gallery and agency dedicated to street art, graffiti, urban and contemporary art. Their roaster of represented artists is rather impressive, as there are MadC, Telmo&Miel, L7m, Alex Senna, RESO, Mark Gmehling and many others. Recently, they put two such creatives together for a show: WOW123 and AtomOne, in an exhibit called Similarities, while the future holds a group show, due in February, as well as solo shows by Doppeldenk in March and Alice Pasquini in April. Can’t wait!
Recently, at London’s Hang-Up Gallery, there was a nice little winter group show of urban and contemporary art, composed of many familiar names like Peter Blake, Ben Eine, Invader, Takashi Murakami, Joe Webb and Dave White. And let’s not forget the great exhibition by The Connor Brothers and Pussy Riot. We expected nothing less from such an established space, which continues to support legendary as well as up-and-coming talents on a regular basis. They started off as an online gallery, still one of the most relevant on the market.