As we are preparing for the exciting summer shows, it is time to take a look back at the month behind us and see which galleries you loved the most in May. Spring certainly brought out the special creative energy in all of us, especially all the talented artists out there. Thus, our art calendar was filled with art fairs, exciting exhibitions, projects and initiatives. The rise in popularity of urban and street art has been mirrored by a number of contemporary art galleries finding new approaches to presenting their roster. Looking at the month behind us, the galleries in our ever-expanding gallery network offer a little something for everyone, and their shows are still on view for you to see and enjoy!
Featured images: Urban Spree Gallery; Magma Gallery; Hashimoto Contemporary, via hashimotocontemporary.com ; Corey Helford Gallery; 30works Cologne.
A contemporary art gallery with a difference, Imitate Modern in London is edgy but friendly, intimate but globally recognized. Located in the historical heart of Mayfair, Shepherd Market, it showcases work by emerging artists from all around the globe. Their exhibitions range from paintings and sculpture, to pop silkscreens and contemporary photography. By June 2nd, the gallery is presenting Tony McGee – David Bowie “UNSEEN”, the show featuring rare and mostly unseen photographs of the famous musician.
Featured image: Imitate Modern, via imitatemodern.com
Bringing street art to Germany, 30works Cologne is one of the first art galleries in the country to exhibit the so-called “Pop Art of the 21st century”. It offers a top-class collection of Pop Art and Street Art masterpieces. Recently, the gallery has opened a second venue in the city. Between June 3rd and June 17th, 2017, visitors at 30works Cologne II will have an opportunity to see the exhibition Outdoors by Lena Schmidt, featuring her mystic, deserted landscapes.
Featured image: 30works Cologne, via antheamissy.com
Established in 2006, Corey Helford Gallery has evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary Art. The gallery nourishes the growth of young and emerging artists but is also provides all necessary support to already established ones. Corey Helford Gallery represents a diverse collection of international artists, primarily influenced by today’s pop culture and collectively encompassing style genres such as New Figurative Art, Pop Surrealism, Neo Pop, Graffiti and Street Art, and Post-Graffiti. The gallery is preparing three upcoming shows that will be on view between June 10th and July 8th: Prismatic Paradigm by Beau Stanton, Fioritura by Hueman & Tatiana Suarez and Of Dreams, Birds and Bones by Mary Jane Ansell.
Featured image: Corey Helford Gallery
An artistic space in Berlin Friedrichshain, Urban Spree is dedicated to urban cultures through exhibitions, artists residencies, DIY workshops, and concerts, also sporting an art store and a large Biergarten. The gallery curates independent art shows on a monthly basis in its Urban Spree Galerie, a 400 sqm of independent contemporary urban space. Exhibitions often include the painting of the whole compound and their flagship “Artist Wall”, a 15 m long and 8 m high wall surface facing Warschauer Str. Until June 6th, the gallery is hosting an exhibition No More Crew: Jan Kalab, Pasta Oner, Michal Škapa, a show built around the confrontation of its participants. From June 15th until July 18th, the gallery will host Gambri! Grandabræður Í Berlin, a group show of Icelandic artists.
Featured image: Urban Spree Gallery, via slanted.com
Founded in Bologna in 2016, MAGMA Gallery exhibits internationally renowned and emerging contemporary artists, focusing on a research-based approach to bring out the most innovative trends within the rapidly changing market. Throughout their work, they aim to improve relationships between the artists and worldwide insitutions, curators, and collectors. Until June 24th, the gallery is hosting an exhibition Endless by artists Martina Merlini and Nelio, exploring the concept of boundary, of border.
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Founded in Singapore by an Australian couple, Addicted Art Gallery is an online experience aiming to connect the audience to art in a friendly, posh-less and non-highbrow kind of way. Their diverse portfolio includes Contemporary Art, with a predominantly South East Asian focus, Urban and Pop Art, featuring well known and highly respected artists whose works will make you think, laugh and question, and lastly, there are our beautiful Vintage Posters and Art Deco inspired works which will transport you to a different time.
Featured image: Addicted Art Gallery, via addictedartgallery.com
Founded by avid collectors, GraffitiStreet.com is another online gallery that emerged from the desire to be more involved within the exciting Urban Art scene. Their goal is to promote the movement, give people an alternative to the cheap mass-produces department store art, offer people originals and limited edition prints, encourage people to buy art which expresses their individuality, find new talent within the Graffiti and Street Art world, and support charitable projects and give something back to the community.
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The ArtCan Gallery in Montpellier is founded by two passionate enthusiasts – Diego Escobar and a French business lawyer. Focusing on Urban Art, the gallery features works by artists such as Rammellzee, Futura, Dondi, Jonone, Toxic, Invader, Kan, Kurar, and Shepard Fairey, among others. Between June 15th and July 15th, the gallery is hosting an exhibition South Is Calling by artists Momies & Neuröne, blurring the tracks halfway between contemporary art and urban art.
Featured image: ArtCan Gallery
Located in the heart of the historic City Centre in Barcelona, Fousion Gallery is a magical place that hosts a fine selection of Pop Surrealism, Urban & Street Art, Illustrations and Indefinable Art Jewels. Founded by Jasmin Waschl in 2006, the gallery promotes a variety of highly reputed artists through exhibitions, cultural events, and international Art Fairs. The gallery has given an opportunity to many local and international creatives to promote their works in various exhibitions and cultural events.
Featured image: Fousion Art Gallery Barcelona
Located in San Francisco, Hashimoto Contemporary is a gallery that focuses on contemporary artists coming from different backgrounds. If you like a plurality of artistic expressions and art movements, Hashimoto is the perfect place for you; the gallery does not focus on one single medium or movement. From June 3rd until June 24th, the gallery is hosting an exhibition Anna Valdez: Works Sighted, featuring a series of observational still lifes that examine the aesthetic history and personal identity through the objects of domestic space.
Featured image: Hashimoto Contemporary, via hashimotocontemporary.com
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