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  • Between the Lines: Alex Kizu, Mist and Smash137 | March 30 – April 28

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to announce our next show, Between the Lines, March 30 – April 28, 2013. This exhibition will feature new work by Alex Kizu (aka Defer), Mist and Smash137.
    Three artists, originating from three different countries, will exhibit work that reflects the continuing evolution of graffiti artists around the world. Each finds inspiration in the letter, transforming their individual typographical mastery into complex work that bridges their graffiti roots with contemporary abstraction.

    The Opening Reception with the artists will be held Saturday, March 30th from 7-10pm.
    An online catalog of the exhibition will be available on March 30th, please contact the gallery for more information.

  • Scope NY 2013: March 6-10

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our participation in this year’s Scope art fair in New York. Scope will take place March 6-10.

    Widely regarded for its influential voice in the emerging art market, Scope New York 2013 will feature 55 international galleries alongside 20 Breeder Program galleries, selected by curatorial panel. Hailing from four continents and eighteen countries, Scope exhibitors represent the best and brightest contemporary work from emerging and mid-career artists.
    Scope’s extensive reach enables an unrivaled opportunity for networking with art patrons, creative professionals and a culturally relevant public audience. Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators, Scope Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered critical acclaim, with sales of over $300 million and attendance of over 500,000 visitors.

    Scope Pavilion
    Skylight at Moynihan Station
    New York City Main Post Office
    312 West 33rd Street
    New York, NY 10001

    For more information on the Scope NY 2013 fair, Click Here.

  • SEEN solo exhibition, [UN]SEEN, Feb 23 – March 24

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is very excited to announce our next show, [UN]SEEN, solo exhibition by SEEN, February 23 – March 24.
    Opening Reception with the artist, Feb 23rd 7-10pm.

    Often referred to as the “Godfather of Graffiti,” originating from New York, SEEN is one of the most respected and established graffiti artists.
    It has been 8 years since SEEN’s last solo exhibition on U.S. soil, and [UN]SEEN will mark the return of the legendary artist to America since moving to Europe in 2007. For this show, the artist will exhibit never-before-shown abstract paintings created in Paris from 2007-2012.

    For more information on this exhibition, Click Here.

    Click to read Fabien Castanier’s exclusive interview with SEEN, January 2013.

  • Art Wynwood 2013, Feb 14-18

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our participation in this year’s Art Wynwood fair in Miami, FL. Art Wynwood will take place President’s Day Weekend, February 14-18.

    Art Wynwood 2013 will feature 70 international galleries featuring emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature will be the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the Lowbrow movement. Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing world-wide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect what is fast becoming the most significant art movement of our times.

    The Art Miami Pavilion
    Midtown Miami | Wynwood
    3101 NE 1st Avenue
    Miami, FL 33137

    For more information on Art Wynwood 2013, visit their Official Website.

  • 2013 LA Art Show, Jan 23-27

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce our participation in the 2013 Los Angeles Art Show, January 23-27. See new work by Charlie Anderson, JonOne, SEEN, Speedy Graphito, RERO, and Tilt.

    Visit our Booth #830 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall.

    Visit our Artists page to see more from these artists.
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  • Tilt Solo Exhibition | All You Can Eat Jan 19 – Feb 17

    January 19 – February 17, 2013
    Opening Reception | Saturday, Janurary 19th 7-10pm

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present the first show of the New Year, All You Can Eat, solo exhibition by Tilt. Recognized internationally as a traditionally graffiti artist, Tilt began as a youth on the streets and train cars of Toulouse, France. Developing his love for graffiti in the 1980s, he perfected his artistic practice to reflect his growing love of this mode of expression. A self-declared “graffiti fetishist,” Tilt has traveled the globe to spread his vision.

    For more information on Tilt’s exhibition, Click Here.

  • CONTEXT | Art Miami, Dec 4-9

    Fabien Castanier Gallery, Booth #D62

    For the 2012 CONTEXT | Art Miami fair, Fabien Castanier Gallery will present never-before-seen work by Speedy Graphito and RERO.

    In addition, the gallery has produced a limited edition catalog for each artist, detailing the work that will be exhibited at CONTEXT. This catalog will be available at the gallery’s booth, D62. An online version will be available, beginning Dec. 4th.

    CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami’s newest international emerging and cutting-edge art fair will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, benefiting the Miami Art Museum, coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. CONTEXT will feature a curated group of 65 international galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career cutting-edge artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits.

    CONTEXT | Art Miami runs December 4 – 9, 2012
    The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion
    Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
    3201 NE 1st Avenue
    Miami, FL 33137
    For more information on Art Miami, visit their website http://www.contextartmiami.com

    Follow us on Facebook to receive the latest updates about the fair and the artists’ live performances and installations.
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  • JonOne Solo Exhibition: A Beautiful Madness

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present A Beautiful Madness, the first solo exhibition in the USA by JonOne. Though raised in New York, JonOne has lived in Paris since the mid 1980s where he has established himself as an artist, building his career that has spanned over 20 years.

    From the inception of his career as an artist, tagging on the streets of Harlem in the 1980s, JonOne has always emphasized a painterly approach, bringing brushes instead of spray cans to tag subway trains. Drawing from the energy and freedom of painting in an urban landscape, he translates his roots as a graffiti artist to present paintings that are a completely unique form of abstract expressionism. Akin to Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, JonOne’s pieces exhibit a enormous sense of movement and color. His compositions combine freestyle, hand-painted aesthetics with a sense of repetition, layering precise strokes and vibrant color for a uniquely balanced yet dynamic visual experience.

    Please join the artist as we celebrate the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 3rd, 7-10pm. There will be a Special Preview Thursday, November 1st from 7-9pm.

    JonOne will be in Los Angeles prior to the Opening Reception. To schedule an interview or for other press inquiries please contact the gallery.

  • Just Announced: CONTEXT Art Miami Fair 2012

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce that our gallery will participate at the CONTEXT Art Miami fair, from December 4-9.
    CONTEXT brings together trend-setting galleries from around the world and is the newest cutting-edge, contemporary art fair at Miami’s Art Week.

    Fabien Castanier Gallery will show new work by Speedy Graphito and RERO.

    For more information about CONTEXT Art Miami fair, Click Here.

  • RERO’s Los Angeles Intervention

    For RERO’s first solo exhibition in the United States, the artist has created his signature interventions.
    “I HTAE GARFITI” is located overlooking the 101 freeway at the Barham exit in the Hollywood Hills.

  • RERO: IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE, Sept.8-Oct.7

    Opening Reception | Saturday, September 8th, 7-10pm
    Special Preview | Thursday, September 6th, 7-9pm
    September 8 – October 7, 2012

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE, the first solo exhibition in the USA by French conceptual artist Rero.

    For the past 3 years, Rero has established his work through his innovative approach to street art. Though introduced to the street through graffiti, working for a time under the name Aurer, he eventually felt limited by a spray can. He then began exploring imagery through the use of typography, while retaining the same values of graffiti.

    With his distinctive visual style, Rero often inhabits disused and dilapidated spaces to explore the concept of “negation of the image,” presenting minimalist statements that combat our modern overdose on images and messages. He achieves this through the use of words and phrases with a stark black line crossing them out. Rero’s site-specific works enter the gallery space as installations that maintain a sense of destruction. His works on canvas emulate the abandoned walls where he often intervenes.

    Rero was born in 1983 and studed graphic design at the London College of Communication. He has shown his work in numerous exhibitions and art fairs across Europe. He lives and works in Paris.

  • FREESTYLE: Group Show June 30-Sept. 2

    From June 30 – September 2, Fabien Castanier Gallery presents FREESTYLE, a group exhibition featuring a diverse range of original works, as well as silkscreen prints and photography.

    Visit the gallery to see some returning favorites from previous shows and some new additions to our collection. The show will feature works by various artists including:

    Mambo
    Zevs
    Saber
    Gajin Fujita
    Shepard Fairey
    Chaz Borjorquez
    Gigi Bio
    Karen Bystedt
    Tilt
    Jonone
    Charlie Anderson
    Nasty
    Guillaume Zuili
    Rimi Yang
    Speedy Graphito

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  • Print Sale to Benefit Inner-City Arts

    In honor of FRENCH INVASION, JonOne, Speedy Graphito, Tilt, Rero & Nasty have produced a limited edition collaborative silkscreen print to raise funds for Inner-City Arts.

    “Inner-City Arts, widely regarded as one of the nation’s most effective arts education providers, is an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier
    Los Angeles.
    Providing access to the arts and the endless possibilities they offer, Inner-City Arts is an investment in the youth of Los Angeles. Creating a bridge between the studio and the classroom, Inner-City Arts’ unique approach to arts education measurably improves academic and personal outcomes for children and youth, including those students with Limited English Proficiency who are at risk of academic failure.”
    -From the Inner-City Arts website

    Each print will be $45 and will go on sale May 12 at 11am, one per person. Prints purchased on May 12th will be signed by Speedy Graphito, Tilt & JonOne. Those who live overseas can call the gallery when the prints go on sale to reserve a copy. All overseas shipping will be a flat $10 fee.

    FRENCH INVASION opens Saturday, May 12th, 7-10pm

  • FRENCH INVASION! May 12-June 24

    Fabien Castanier Gallery will exhibit, for the first time in Los Angeles, five of the top street/graffiti artists from France in FRENCH INVASION, May 12 – June 24, 2012. The exhibition will feature JonOne, Nasty, Rero, Speedy Graphito and Tilt. The show will present an extensive range of new work by these artists, including paintings, installations, silkscreens and sculpture. Speedy Graphito, JonOne and Tilt will be present at the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 12th.

  • CHARLIE ANDERSON PAINTS FEAL MOR: APRIL 3

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce a very special event in L.A. to celebrate the opening of URBAN EXPOSURE. On April 3rd, Charlie Anderson will be painting the windows of Feal Mor. Located on La Brea, Feal Mor boasts a unique menswear aesthetic, combining military and nautical themes often with a vintage twist. Party with the artist at the store and watch him paint the windows.

    Join us Tuesday, April 3. The live painting performance is from 5:30-8:30pm. The party will be from 7-10pm.

    Feal Mor is located at 165 South La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

  • Just Announced: FRENCH INVASION!

    Fabien Castanier gallery is excited to announce FRENCH INVASION. The exhibition, coming in May, will feature Speedy Graphito, RERO, JonOne, Tilt, and Nasty.

  • URBAN EXPOSURE: April 7 – May 6, 2012

    We’re excited to announce a new exhibition, URBAN EXPOSURE, that will show from April 7 – May 6. The exhibition will feature new work from emerging British artist Charlie Anderson and French-born, L.A. based artist, Guillaume Zuili. This will be the first show by Charlie Anderson in the United States. Urban Exposure presents raw interpretations of Los Angeles from the eyes of international artists.

     

  • THE NEW DECADENCE, Rimi Yang, March 10-April 1

    Just announced, Fabian Castanier Gallery will feature the art of Rimi Yang from March 10 – April 1, 2012.

    Rimi Yang is an ethnic Korean who was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. In 1986 she moved to Ohio where she studied at Bowling Green University and then in 1991 to Los Angeles where she studied at California State University and the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, the Otis College of Art and Design and spent a summer in Florence, Italy, studying at the Florence Academy of Art. She has lived and worked near the ocean in Santa Monica since 1991.

    Yang is known for her intense enthusiasm for vibrant color which is manifested in both her figurative and her abstract paintings. Celebrating the chaotic emotional duality that exists in life in her art, she revels in the confusion mankind creates in its attempt to order the un-orderable and to explain the unexplainable. Adhering to Joseph Campbell’s dictum that the best things in life are those you cannot explain her paintings are intuitive, instinctive, balancing acts of contrasts.

  • DRILL BABY DRILL, Feb. 4-March 4

    DRILL BABY DRILL, the new exhibition featuring Michael Kalish and Eric Liot, will begin soon. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, February 4th, 7-10pm with complimentary bar and valet. The show will run from Feb. 4 – March 4.

    Inspired by the tool of choice for these artists, not by oil, DRILL BABY DRILL takes its name from the power drills that both men routinely employ to produce their artworks.  Through the reworking and repurposing of materials, Kalish and Liot cut, rivet and screw together layers of found objects.

    To RSVP to the Opening Reception, visit our Facebook events page.

  • 2012 LA ART SHOW, Jan 19-22

    Fabien Castanier Gallery will be at the 2012 LA Art Show, January 19-22. See art by Speedy Graphito, Gajin Fujita, Eric Liot, Shepard Fairey and Michael Kalish.

    Visit our booth G296 at the Los Angeles Convention Center- West Hall A.

    To see more from these artists visit our “Artists” page.

    Eric Liot "As-tu vu la bombe"

    Michael Kalish "Banksy"

  • DRILL BABY DRILL: Michael Kalish & Eric Liot Feb 4, 2012

    Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to announce the first show of 2012-DRILL BABY DRILL: Michael Kalish and Eric Liot. Michael, based in Los Angeles, and Eric, from Paris, France, will exhibit all new work from February 4th- March 3, 2011.

     

  • Guns & Roses Opening Reception November 12th

    OUR CURRENT EXHIBITION GUNS & ROSES OPENED WITH A TREMENDOUS TURNOUT. ARTISTS CARMEN SPERA, EDWARD WALTON WILCOX, TYLER SHIELDS AND ELLWOOD T. RISK ARE NOW ON SHOW NOVEMBER 12- DECEMBER 4TH. DJ GOLDUST PROVIDED THE BEATS WITH DELICIOUS COCKTAILS PROVIDED BY TRES SIETES TEQUILA. TO SEE MORE PHOTOS, CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. ENJOY!

  • SPEEDY GOES TO MIAMI

    WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE GALLERY’S PARTICIPATION IN THE ARTS FOR A BETTER WORLD ART FAIR IN MIAMI BEACH. THE FAIR, WHICH RUNS NOV. 30-DEC 4TH,  WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SURFCOMBER HOTEL.  SPEEDY GRAPHITO WILL BE THE FEATURED ARTIST AT OUR BOOTH.

    SURFCOMBER HOTEL

    1717 COLLINS AVE.

    MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE ARTS FOR A BETTER WORLD WEBSITE.

     

  • NEW EDITIONS ADDED TO INVENTORY

    THE GALLERY IS VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SILKSCREENS WE HAVE ADDED TO OUR INVENTORY. WORKS FROM ARTISTS SUCH AS SHEPARD FAIREY, RICHARD DUARDO, THE DATE FARMERS, MEAR ONE AND MORE. CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED EDITIONS PAGE OR STOP BY THE GALLERY TO SEE THESE GREAT WORKS IN PERSON!

    HEAT WAVE: SUMMER SHOW | JULY – AUGUST

  • Tyler Shields ” Life Is Not A Fairytale “

    Tyler Shields put on an amazing show last Saturday, at a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. In typical Shields fashion, it was a an attractive event full of celebrity and style. Tyler Shields is collaborating with Max Wiedemann on an upcoming show at the gallery, June 4th. [Pump Up the Valium] The subjectivity of Tyler’s photos include celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, which have been the inspiration for Max Wiedemann’s work. Max uses this subjectivity in order to create his own art, which will be on display at the gallery in June.

    Max Wiedemann

    Max & Tyler

  • INAUGURAL EXHIBITION

    OPENING NIGHT OF THE FABIEN CASTANIER GALLERY WAS A HIT! THE TURNAROUND FOR THE NIGHT GREW TO ABOUT 400 GUESTS. WE WANT TO THANK OUR FANTASTIC SPONSOR, THE BOMBAY SAPPHIRE TEAM, FOR THEIR DELICIOUS COCKTAILS AND THEIR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE. THE INAUGURAL EXHIBITION WILL RUN UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 29TH, COME VISIT US!

    Fabien Castanier Gallery

    Inaugural Opening Pictures | Click To View