The Magnetic Artistry of Megan Watters
Megan Watters, a multi-hyphenated artist, can recall initially taking to art through “finding ways to entertain herself” at a young age. But this was no mere preoccupation for Watters. “Art was magnetic for me,” she says, as she expressed how she continuously found herself creating.
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.
“You Can Too” – TRZA – Graffiti Counter Culture in Colorado Springs
Trent Langill, aka TRZA, an artist residing in Colorado Springs, is a man with a plethora of talent when it comes to stencil design. His goal is to show youth with limited options and equipment that you can indeed get up and paint, you can do it too.
UP Magazine’s 10 Most Read Articles Of 2020
The UP Mag Staff lists some of our magazine’s most-read articles in 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.
FemArchy: Femininity, Divinity, and Authenticity
FemArchy is a collective of women and femme-identifying artists who believe femininity is a state of mind, feeling, and action. The collective recently had a showcase titled Deck The Halls and is currently hosting an art auction to raise money for TranSanta, an organization that helps trans and intersex youth during the holiday season. The bidding for the artwork ends today.
Yehimi Cambrón & The Joy Of Resilience: Monuments, Migration and Monarch Butterflies
Yehimi Cambrón is an artist, activist, and public speaker from Michoacán, Mexico who immigrated to Atlanta. She is undocumented and uses her art to showcase the humanity of immigration as well as the intersectionality within it.
From the Streets to Your Walls: Urbaneez – Art with Eez
Urbaneez, a freshly launched European street art marketplace, is looking to expand into America. We spoke with the Urbaneez founder, Greg Slinn, on his goals for the platform.
‘Soft Art You Can Touch’: MRS on the Versatile, Physical Possibilities of Art
Whitney interviews MRS—a Bronx born and raised graffiti artist with an affinity for textiles and an eye for patterns. Together, they muse on male dominance in graffiti, craft’s qualifications as an art form, and why some graffiti artists do not categorize themselves as “artists.”
A Brief History of Spray Paint
Prim details a brief history of spray paint, covering the train era and the golden days of graffiti writing.