Get Lost in the City with Santiago Villegas
When multimedia artist Santiago Villeges moved to New York from Colombia, he found that he identified with the rat. Now the minuscule, shiny rat stickers that are the protagonists of his 2020 art movement “Lost in the City” adorn poles across downtown Manhattan.
Review: Multidimensional Realities at Venezuela Art Fair
From June 24 – 26 One Art Space held the first ever all-Venezuelan art gallery in New York. The show’s exploration of identity, place, and the very fabric of reality itself made for a unique artistic perspective.
Individual Activist: Artivism at Home & Abroad
A profile on seasoned social justice figure IndividualActivist. Emma interviews IA about her activism in China and her perspectives on a changing political landscape.
Escapism at Meredith Rosen Gallery
Emma visits the Meredith Rosen Gallery on the Upper East Side to see its Dec-Jan show “Escapism,” a theme uniquely suited to 2020.
UP Magazine’s Favorite Articles Of 2020
The UP Mag Staff lists some of our favorite articles from 2020.
A Q&A with HOXXOH
Miami-based HOXXOH, a street art veteran, known for his iconic style marked by sweeping, geometric shapes recently released a jigsaw puzzle sponsored by ARTXPUZZLES, as part of a worldwide initiative supporting artists during the pandemic. In our Q&A, HOXXOH shared some reflections on his art and career.
Arthur Kwon Lee: Million Masks of God
Fine artist Arthur Kwon Lee speaks with UP about the nuances of symbology & finding balance with a competitive spirit. Lee’s show Million Masks of God is on display at Trotter&Sholer Gallery until December 6th, 2020.
FoxyLab: Highbrow Streetwear
FOXYLAB NEW YORK (FXLB) is a creative laboratory that introduces art into fashion. Focused on creating streetwear fashion, the brand’s main mission is to support artists and make real art wearable, while putting sustainability at the center of the production. The brand’s urban aesthetic comes through in relaxed and oversized silhouettes, reflecting a form of wearable street art and street culture attitude.
What’s Your Sign? – Five Years of Underhill Walls
Emma provides a short recap of last weekend’s live painting event at Underhill Walls for the five-year anniversary of the project. To learn more about Curator Jeff Beler and the history of Underhill, be sure to check out the feature in our latest issue – #3: Community & Culture.
Sinned and Ria
Emma recounts the love-story of how Sinned & Ria met, and their paint splattered history together.