Once again, here we are at the opening of Urban Art Fair in Paris, a premier event for this contemporary art movement in Europe and beyond.
Taking place at the heart of the French capital, at the splendid Le Carreau du Temple, UAF will this year take place between April 12th and 15th, gathering the best of street art today across the booths of many prominent international galleries.
Indeed, a total of 35 of them will join in for the 2018 edition, bringing emerging and established names alike and preparing all sorts of surprises from print signing to in-situ performances.
Since the debut edition, Widewalls has been a devoted partner to Urban Art Fair, and as last year, we are there to report live on the spot - so make sure you follow our page dedicated to this marvelous event!
Let us take a look at the booths you should definitely not miss at Urban Art Fair 2018.
A gallerist since 1997, David Pluskwa has been dedicated to contemporary and urban art since 2012, gathering some of the most prolific name in the business. He is also known for publishing the very first monograph of JonOne.
A total of six artists from David Pluskwa’s roster can be found at his B3 booth at Urban Art Fair: Jef Aérosol, Lenz, Saype, Skungdog, Tanc and Tilt.
Featured image: Jef Aérosol - Question Mark, 2018. Stencil and acrylic on canvas, 146 x 97cm. David Pluskwa Art Contemporain.
Among the media within the urban art movement that Pretty Portal gallery in Dusseldorf is showing are paintings, drawings, prints, collages, photography, video installations and sculptures. The space functions as a fusion of street and White Cube, “a meta level where urban art meets gallery visitors and collectors.”
At their booth at Le Carreau du Temple, be sure to check out works by FinDac, Jana & JS, Marc C. Woehr, Théo Lopez, Pixel Pancho and Ardif.
Featured image: Pixelpancho - Ritratto nel bosco, la Ricchezza d’animo. Pretty Portal.
Active since 2010 and owned by Isabelle Vroom and Olivier Varossieau, Vroom&Varossieau have been organizing marvelous exhibitions at their space in Amsterdam, but have also commissioned murals, specialized in private sales, and played an important role on the international urban art scene.
At UAF Paris 2018, they will present Cranio, Richard Hambleton, Jaune, L’Atlas and Tanc.
Featured image: Cranio - I'm the real magic, 2017. Vroom & Varossieau.
The team behind Galerie Mathgoth, Mathilde and Gautier Jourdain, like to honor three ideas: support the artists, help with discovering them, and give desire to collect art - and we’re talking quality art from internationally-recognized artists, shown at their atypical Parisian space.
We’re looking forward to seeing works from Herakut, Jace and Fintan Magee at their UAF booth!
Featured image: Fintan Magee - Drowning While Standing. Galerie Mathgoth.
A gallery from Berlin, Urban Spree has prepared a couple of surprises for Urban Art Fair visitors this year.
They will present a diptych, as well as a triptych, by Hendrik Czakainski, bringing the artist to the event for the third time. The latter artwork measured 288 x 160 cm and is composed of three joint panels. There will also be 15-color limited edition screen prints of the triptych, launched at the opening.
The other featured artist is Tavar Zawacki aka ABOVE, who will present 6 new works on canvas that are trompe l’oeil variations, as well as a new series of resin cut-out works. The artist will also be signing his book Metamorphosis published by Urban Spree Books last year, on April 14th at 4pm at their booth!
Make sure you also see calligraphic works of paper by Bisco Smith and Jonas Sun7 Bournat.
Featured images: Hendrik Czakainski - Untitled (Triptych); Tavar Zawacki - Incognito Study 6. Urban Spree.
Since its opening in 2007, Galerie Géraldine Zberro has been supporting artists from creative fields such as Narrative Figuration, Pop art and Street art. An important place for the movement in Paris, they have been devoted to the promotion of it in order to earn it a place in the history of art.
From them, we can expect artists including Seth Globepainter, Levalet, Zenoy, Seen, Pro176 and Joshua Smith.
Featured images: Seen - WonderWoman. Galerie Géraldine Zberro.
Galerie Openspace’s booth at UAF in 2018 sure is a promising one!
The gallery is bringing brand new pieces by Robert Proch and Éric Lacan, and they’ll take this opportunity to start their collaboration with Barcelona-based artist Miss Van as well! They will present new canvases and drawings, both recent and older, ahead of the retrospective of the artist opening in May.
Furthermore, Éric Lacan will also make a small collage installation in-situ at Le Carreau du Temple during the fair - stay tuned for more details!
Featured images: Eric Lacan - Proudly Ashamed, 2018; Miss Van - Gitana VII, 2018. Galerie Openspace.
Celebrating the work of emerging international contemporary artists, The Garage is proud of their program of low-key, yet high-end exhibitions. They are located in a 17th-century carriage house in the canals of Amsterdam!
Their stars of the fair will be Banksy, Ludo and Ben Eine.
Featured image: Ben Eine - A-Z, Black Glitter. The Garage Amsterdam.
Founded in 2004 and named after its owner, Galerie Martine Ehmer specializes in Urban and Contemporary artists, promoting both emerging and established names. Since 2005, the Gallery has been seeking greater exposure on the international scene, which is why they constantly participate in art fairs.
To Paris, they’re bringing L’Atlas, Tanc and Kool Koor, so be sure to stop by booth A4 to check out abstraction on multiple levels!
Featured image: L'atlas - Black and White Love, 2017. Aerosol and paint on canvas, 100x100. Galerie Martine Ehmer.
On the Parisian scene for four years now, Joël Knafo Art gallery supports and conceives artistic projects, but also produces engravings and artist’s books, in collaboration with the finest workshops and artisans in France.
Their UAF line-up is quite an impressive one: Jana & JS, Jo Di Bona, Gottfried Salzmann, Shepard Fairey, Romain Froquet, Levalet, Philippe Hérard and Evazesir!
Featured image: Levalet Le dernier tango, 2017. Mixed media on paper, 100x70 cm. Galerie Joel Knafo. All images courtesy their respective galleries and Urban Art Fair Paris.