Best New Art: CJ Hendry, VHILS, Shepard Fairey & More

Including new paintings by HUF-collaborator, Yoon Hyup.

By //Arts 

From the Renaissance era artworks of Leonardo da Vinci to the pop-induced figurations of Hebru Brantley, depictions of local culture continue to have a major impact on works of art. For instance, Portuguese street artist VHILS is widely-known for chiseling portraits into plaster and brick walls that depict locals living in lesser known localities all over the world. Moreover, art-inclined Jey Perie of Kinfolk and Gogy Esparza have spotlighted the youth culture in Beirut, from children living in more high-end enclaves to impoverished districts. Collectively, artists continue to be inspired by bustling environments teeming with unique cultural values, customs, and individuals.

Read on to learn more about community-specific artworks alongside upcoming shows stateside.

CJ Hendry to Open New “MONOCHROME” Exhibit in New York City

Best New Art CJ Hendry Yoon Hyup Jey Perie VHILS Shepard Fairey Obey Giant Supreme Lee Quinones Richard Estes Daniel Johnston

CJ Hendry is a contemporary Australian artist widely-recognized for her hyper-realistic drawings of mostly everyday objects. Hendry is set to launch her fifth solo exhibition titled “MONOCHROME.” The massive showcase is comprised of seven distinct rooms each painted in a single monochromatic color. The rooms are built inside a 22,000 square-foot industrial space in Brooklyn, New York.

“MONOCHROME” will be open to the public starting April 5 up until April 8.

“MONOCHROME” Exhibit
276 Greenpoint Ave
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
New York

VHILS to Launch First-Ever Solo Show in Los Angeles

Best New Art CJ Hendry Yoon Hyup Jey Perie VHILS Shepard Fairey Obey Giant Supreme Lee Quinones Richard Estes Daniel Johnston

Renowned Portuguese street artist VHILS will soon launch his first-ever solo exhibit at the newly-opened Over the Influence gallery in downtown Los Angeles, California. Ahead of the show is a new collaborative, large-scale mural by VHILS and Shepard Fairey located on Bates Street. VHILS’ acclaimed relief works clash with Fairey’s signature palette of red, black, and white tones.

Check out the mural above and expect VHILS’ “Annihilation” exhibit to launch at Over the Influence gallery this February 23.

Over the Influence
833 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

YOON Prepares New Paintings for Latest Exhibit at HUF New York City

Best New Art CJ Hendry Yoon Hyup Jey Perie VHILS Shepard Fairey Obey Giant Supreme Lee Quinones Richard Estes Daniel Johnston

YOON teamed up with HUF to launch an upcoming exhibition titled “Improvisation.” The Brooklyn-based artist is known for his free-hand paintings largely portraying landscapes of cities as well as visuals that reference jazz, funk, and hip-hop. These artworks are predominantly comprised of vibrant lines and dots that appear abstract up close, but representational from afar. “Improvisation” will be open to the public starting February 22 at HUF’s New York City flagship store.

HUF NYC
125 Crosby St
New York, NY 10012

Jey Perie and Gogy Esparza Host “Beirut Youth” Photography Show in Los Angeles

Best New Art CJ Hendry Yoon Hyup Jey Perie VHILS Shepard Fairey Obey Giant Supreme Lee Quinones Richard Estes Daniel Johnston

Made in collaboration with adidas Originals, Kinfolk creative director Jey Perie and NYC artist Gogy Esparza are bringing their celebrated “Beirut Youth” photography show to HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles, California. The duo embarked on a journey to Beirut in August of 2016 to capture intimate photos of local communities, everyday life, as well as the lives of the city’s youth, from the affluent to the disenfranchised. The images were snapped on a 35mm film camera alongside a series of digital recordings.

“Beirut Youth” will open to the public starting February 22 at the HVW8 gallery.

HVW8 Gallery
661 N Spaulding Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Supreme Spotlights Richard Estes, Lee Quinones, and Daniel Johnston Artworks

Best New Art CJ Hendry Yoon Hyup Jey Perie VHILS Shepard Fairey Obey Giant Supreme Lee Quinones Richard Estes Daniel Johnston

For its long-anticipated Spring/Summer 2018 collection, Supreme included pieces featuring the works of iconic artists Richard Estes, Daniel Johnston, and Lee Quinones. Estes is known for creating photorealistic paintings that depict mundane city life and geometric landscapes. Daniel Johnston is world-renowned for his music as well as his sinister and sardonic illustrations that depict aliens, demons, skull figures, and two-headed ducks to name a few. Lastly, Quinones is a legendary graffiti artist from New York City who is celebrated for his distinct subway artworks.

Learn more about these artists here and stay tuned for Supreme’s upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 drop this February 22.

Read Full Article
Shepard FaireyLee QuinonesVhilsDaniel JohnstonJey PerieObey GiantCJ HendryRichard Estes

You may also like

Best Art Drops This Week: Rare KAWS 'Kimpsons,' Takashi Murakami 'Flower Ball,' & More
Arts 

Best Art Drops This Week: Rare KAWS 'Kimpsons,' Takashi Murakami 'Flower Ball,' & More

Must cop paintings, vinyl figures, and artist skate decks.
12,353 Hypes 5 Comments
Vhils, Felipe Pantone, Futura & More Renowned Artists Present New Works in Singapore
Arts

Vhils, Felipe Pantone, Futura & More Renowned Artists Present New Works in Singapore

A group exhibit titled “Art from the Streets.”
2,417 Hypes 3 Comments
VHILS Talks Preserving Local Culture Through Art, New Exhibit & More
Arts 

VHILS Talks Preserving Local Culture Through Art, New Exhibit & More

Debuting a striking new series of chiseled portraits.
1,123 Hypes 0 Comments
Sotheby's to Auction Contemporary Art, Some to Fetch for up to $50,000 USD
Arts

Sotheby's to Auction Contemporary Art, Some to Fetch for up to $50,000 USD

New pieces by Invader, Shepard Fairey, and more renowned artists.
2,806 Hypes 0 Comments
A Look Inside CJ Hendry's Immersive "MONOCHROME" Exhibit in NYC
Arts

A Look Inside CJ Hendry's Immersive "MONOCHROME" Exhibit in NYC

“A visual feast for the senses,” said the artist.
9,196 Hypes 9 Comments
PUMA and Artist CJ Hendry Pay Homage to 50 Years of the Classic
Arts 

PUMA and Artist CJ Hendry Pay Homage to 50 Years of the Classic

Highlighting the iconic silhouette with a hyper-realistic portrait.
2,023 Hypes 1 Comments


What to Read Next

Netflix Introduces 'Lost in Space' Reboot With New Trailer
Entertainment

Netflix Introduces 'Lost in Space' Reboot With New Trailer

“Another planet, another colony, another chance.”
1,034 Hypes 0 Comments

BAPE Infuses 1ST CAMO Shark Hoodie Jacket With WINDSTOPPER®
Fashion

BAPE Infuses 1ST CAMO Shark Hoodie Jacket With WINDSTOPPER®

Fight off breezy spring weather.
7,870 Hypes 1 Comments

Nike Introduces Military-Influenced Air Force 270 "Flight Jacket"
Footwear

Nike Introduces Military-Influenced Air Force 270 "Flight Jacket"

It’s like a bomber jacket on your feet.
6,803 Hypes 7 Comments


Takashi Murakami Unveils an Air Jordan 1 Louis Vuitton Camo Sneaker Mask
Fashion

Takashi Murakami Unveils an Air Jordan 1 Louis Vuitton Camo Sneaker Mask

Made by Beijing-based sneaker customizer, Zhijun Wang.
7,084 Hypes 10 Comments

The Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle Emerges in Black/Anthracite
Footwear

The Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle Emerges in Black/Anthracite

Simple and clean.
2,008 Hypes 3 Comments

Listen to SOB x RBE's New Single "Anti Social"
Music

Listen to SOB x RBE's New Single "Anti Social"

Off their debut ‘Gangin’ album dropping this Friday.
506 Hypes 1 Comments

More ▾