Ohara Koson was a master print maker who lived in the Tokyo area in late 1800’s – 1945. Along with a few other masters of the field, Ohara played a large role in resurrecting the Shin-hanga print style from the 17th century. EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP.
Ultra-chromatic & otherworldly, Kate Shaw‘s works are like visions from wildly beautiful hallucinations. Shaw’s statement regarding the conceptual intent of her work is also quite radical – (and I quote from her site) : “I am concurrently exploring the sublime in nature whilst imbuing a sense of toxicity and artificiality in this depiction. The intention is to reflect upon the contradiction between our inherent connection to the natural world and continual distancing from it” Creating her own specialized technique of […]
Under 48 hours til the 22nd Winter Olympics!! To help grasp the history, check out these vintage posters, dating all the way back to the first ‘official’ games hosted in Chamonix back in 1924 (where the Biathlon used to be an event called ‘Military Patrol’! ). Via Juxtapoz. GET STOKEY
Andrea Pramuk utilizes alcohol inks, mica powders, watercolors, wax, and oil to spectacular effect on a Claybord ‘canvas’ (which is an incredible medium that has many applications). Affected by the Gulf of Mexico Oil spill, Pramuk was inspired to transfer her experience and thoughts into an art form – discovering the perfect pairing in abstract ink and watercolor washes on Claybord. Very nice work.
Leo Eguiarte‘s ‘About’ section on his website is humorous in its brevity. Simply stating “Leo Eguiarte is a Los Angeles-based artist.”, there isn’t a whole lot of background on the artist. Leo employs a relatively unique technique in using old circuit boards as a canvas- depicting futuristic worlds and polygonal forms with mixed media. Having stumbled upon his work via Juxtapoz, it is known that the artist has a tandem show coming up at the Slow Culture Gallery in L.A. […]
It’s a little known fact that Nike first started their ad campaign all the way back in the 1400’s. Nike was actually one of the top patrons / sponsors for top notch painters such as Michalengelo and Raphael and Shredder and even outfitted Napoleon’s army with footwear. Here are some of the ads run back then:
Isaac Hastings is of a breed of artists whose attention to detail is triple the amount of an average human. A Utah native, Hastings was recently chosen to create the cover art for the 300th Issue of SLUG Magazine – and here it is: SLUG has a very very well done and in-depth interview with Isaac in issue 300 and while I could cut and paste, I will direct you to this SLUG interview LINK if you would like to […]
Delving further into his study of ‘scientific art’, Fabian Oefner has churned out some more excellent work with the assistance of paint, balloons, and high speed photography. Simply drizzling balloons with a bright pallet of paint, Oefner detonates the balloon and captures the immediate aftermath of the paint’s path with the help of an audio trigger/sensor to fire the camera and strobes. Fabian has entitled the series ‘Liquid Jewel’. STUNNING SUSPENSIONS Check out some previous posts on Fabian Oefner’s work […]